Special Teams: Bert Auburn for 10

Bert Auburn congratulates Quinn Ewers after Alabama game
Bert Auburn and Quinn Ewers congratulate each other after the Alabama game (photo Horns Illustrated)

Texas went to Tuscaloosa and beat Alabama by 10 points (34-24). Special teams kicker junior #45 Bert Auburn form Flower Mound, TX, made four PATs and two field goals from 32 and 29-yards that added 10 points for Texas.

In 2022, Auburn scored 118 points (second most by a place-kicker in a single season) with 21 field goals and 55 PATS (55 of 55) averaging 9.1 points a game and concluded as the fourth-most accurate season for a kicker in UT history (80.8%). This season Auburn is pacing at 11.5 points per game based on the first two games. At this rate, Auburn may surpass Texas' current record holder for most points by a place-kicker, Cameron Dicker amassed 386 points in his career.

For Texas, special teams play a vital role in the success of the team. Whether a field goal, PAT, kickoff return, or block punt or FG, Texas looks at their special teams as a game changing secret weapon. Coach Banks refers to special teams as the "WE-fense" because players from both offense and defense make up special teams so everyone is invested in their success.

Texas Longhorns Kicker Bert Auburn have a great start to the 2022 season. (photos Don Bender / Horns Illustrated / Texas Athletics)
Texas special teams puts tremendous pressure on Alabama's field goal kicking team. (photo Don Bender / Horns Illustrated)

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