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Keaontay Ingram Becomes Third Texas Player to Opt Out of Season

NCAA Football: Oklahoma State at Texas

The Texas Longhorns have lost another key player, as running back Keaontay Ingram has decided to opt out of the remainder of the 2020 season, according to Horns247.

Ingram was Texas’ leading rusher in 2019, but he hasn’t played since suffering an ankle injury against Oklahoma State on October 31st. On the season, he had 53 carries for 250 yards. Texas has used Bijan Robinson and Roschon Johnson in a rotation since Ingram’s injury.

Horns247 said Ingram stopped going to practice this week and is expected to opt out of the rest of the season.

Ingram’s decision comes several days after both offensive lineman Samuel Cosmi and safety Caden Sterns decided to opt out of the Longhorns’ final two regular season games to prepare for the 2021 NFL Draft.


Ingram’s best season in Austin was in 2019, when he ran for 853 yards and seven touchdowns. But along with this season being hampered by injuries, he will also, unfortunately, likely be remembered in the 2020 season for fumbling against TCU at the goal line which gave the win to the Horned Frogs 33-31.

Had Texas won that game, the Longhorns’ outlook in 2020 and Tom Herman‘s future might look very different right now. But as the old cliche goes, football really is a “game of inches”.

The Texas Longhorns are on the road this Saturday to take on the Kansas state Wildcats for an 11:00 a.m. kick off.

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