Texas Football: How former Longhorn transfers are faring elsewhere

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A former Texas football kicker that is already a big hit elsewhere is the redshirt senior Joshua Rowland. After slotting his name in the transfer portal, Rowland landed with the Texas State Bobcats and a first-year head coach that was a former assistant for another Big 12 program.

Once sophomore Longhorns kicker Cameron Dicker made his way to the Forty Acres last season, it was about the end of the run for Rowland as a starter for the special teams. The arrival of Dicker and sophomore punter Ryan Bujcevski on campus in Austin last year made for a new era being ushered in on special teams.

While Rowland isn’t perfect for Texas State so far, he is 9-for-9 on extra-point attempts and slightly better than 57 percent on his field goal tries. The low point of the regular season for Rowland with Texas State thus far was an 0-for-2 showing in a loss to the Wyoming Cowboys.

But the high point for Rowland this season was 3-for-4 on field goal attempts in a win over the Georgia State Panthers last weekend. That was the first win of the season for former West Virginia Mountaineers offensive coordinator Jake Spavital and the Bobcats in 2019.