The Texas football passing offense was terrific this year, and a lot of that was because of how the receivers played. Read a recap on each wideouts season.
The Texas football offense looked completely different in 2018 than in years past as they were able to consistently move the ball thru the air. A lot of that was on the development of sophomore quarterback Sam Ehlinger, but some of the credit has to be given to the Texas football receiving corps.
Led by juniors Lil’Jordan Humphrey and Collin Johnson, the Texas football receivers made some fantastic plays this season that helped Ehlinger get in rhythm and allowed him to attempt 308 passes in a row without an interception.
Humphrey and Johnson combined for over 2000 receiving yards, but they were not alone in the stellar play by Longhorn receivers. Junior Devin Duvernay snagged 39 balls and tight end Andrew Beck caught 27.
The 3,438 passing yards this season was the most by a Texas football team since the 2009 season. That year Colt McCoy was leading the air raid.
Most of the work on the outside was done by upperclassmen which may be a cause for concern, however, Texas football brought in a boatload of receiving talent in the 2018 class. Though guys like Josh Moore, Brennan Eagles, and Malcolm Epps didn’t get many targets, they have been praised in the building and have high hopes for their futures.
The only two contributing wide receivers/tight ends that the Longhorns will lose due to eligibility are Beck and Jerrod Heard.
What these two have down for this program cannot be understated, however, the Horns are in a prime position to once again sport a fantastic receiving corps in 2019.
Before we think about 2019, let’s take a look at how each wide receiver/tight end fared this season for the Texas Longhorns.