4 most disappointing Texas football players through first 4 weeks

Xavier Worthy, Texas football Mandatory Credit: Scott Wachter-USA TODAY Sports
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Xavier Worthy, WR

The most disappointing offensive player out of the gate for the Longhorns this season without a doubt is Worthy. This shining star second-year wideout was supposed to be one of the very best and most productive players at his position in the entire country this season.

And Worthy looked to have a golden opportunity to get off to a fast start this season against some opponents such as the UTSA Roadrunners, Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks, and Texas Tech that can be beaten on the deep ball. Yet, a combination of an unfortunate lower-body injury issue and some poor timing with the quarterbacks throughout much of the early phase of the regular season limited Worthy’s effectiveness on deep balls out of the gates.

Through the first four games of the season, Worthy has registered 14 catches for 212 receiving yards, and one receiving touchdown. Averaging around 53 receiving yards and 0.25 touchdown catches per game was a far cry from what Texas fans were hoping for out of Worthy from the first four games of the regular season.

Worthy’s 212 receiving yards don’t even get him in the top five among Big 12 wideouts so far this season (per Sports Reference).

However, I do believe there is a more prominent path forward for Worthy and this Texas offense as a whole for the rest of the season. If Ewers and Worthy can get going in the way that we saw flashes from them in the first quarter against the Alabama Crimson Tide two weeks ago, the next few defenses could have a tough time defending the deep ball.

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We will hopefully see Worthy come back at full strength for the Longhorns next weekend when this team hosts head coach Neal Brown and the West Virginia Mountaineers at home at the friendly confines of DKR. If Worthy and Ewers are both back and at least near full health for Texas next weekend, the offense should be able to help the entire team find more success at key points of the game and maybe be able to finally put away a Big 12 foe.