Texas Longhorns linebacker DeMarvion Overshown has opted out of the team’s bowl game and has declared for the 2023 NFL Draft, he announced on Sunday.
Overshown posted his announcement to social media.
The Longhorns are scheduled to play the Washington Huskies in the Alamo Bowl next week. It will be their first bowl game under coach Steve Sarkisian.
Overshown thanks his teammates, his coaches, his family and Longhorns fans for supporting him during his career in Austin.
“After taking the time to pray about my future, it’s now the time in my journey to fulfill another dream, playing in the NFL. Thus, I have decided to opt-out of the bowl game and declare for the 2023 NFL Draft,” Overshown wrote. “I am humbled and excited for this opportunity.”
Overshown played his fifth season of college football in 2022 and entered the season on several national award watch lists — Butkus Award, Bednarik Award, Lombardi Award and Bronko Nagurski Trophy.
One the season ended, Overshown earned All-Big 12 First-Team honors after finishing with 96 tackles (49 solo), 10 tackles for loss, four sacks and five passes defended.
For his Texas career he finished with 165 tackles (89 solo), 18 tackles for loss, five sacks, one interception and nine passes defended. He earned All-Big 12 Honorable Mention in both 2020 and 2021.
Overshown was one of two Texas players to make the All-Big 12 First-Team defense with the other being linebacker Jaylan Ford. Texas running back Bijan Robinson made first-team offense, along with tight end Ja’Tavion Sanders.
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