21 Aug

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Texas Six-Pack: Our breakout players on offense, special teams

Texas football head coach Tom Herman and the Texas Longhorns have high expectations heading into the 2019 season (photo courtesy of texassports.com).

By Steve Habel, Senior Contributing Writer

AUSTIN, Texas — There are plenty of key players who will make a difference in the success of the Texas football this season. Everyone knows and expects big performances from the bellcows of the 10th-ranked Longhorns, beginning with junior quarterback Sam Ehlinger, sophomore safety Caden Sterns, senior wide receiver Collin Johnson and senior defensive end Malcolm Roach.

To get to pieces that will help boost the Longhorns up even more, we're looking past that lead group to identify players Texas will need to step up and out of the shadows. We're bringing those faces to the forefront as our preseason “Texas Six-Pack,” with two players on offense, three on defense and a specialist.

Steve Habel is a senior contributing writer for Horns Illustrated. He has covered Texas sports since 1989 and was this magazine’s senior editor for 24 years. You can follow him on twitter @stevehabel .