Ehlinger leads No. 14 Texas romp over UTEP 59-3

Texas’s Jordan Whittington (4) tries to escape UTEP’s Tyson Wilson (2) during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Austin, Texas, Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020.

Texas receiver Jordan Whittington will miss three to four weeks after injuring his knee in Saturday night’s season opener against Texas-El Paso.

Texas head coach Tom Herman said at his Monday news conference that Whittington, a Cuero graduate, will undergo surgery for a slight tear in his meniscus.

Whittington, a redshirt freshman, had one carry for 15 yards and two catches for 45 yards in the Longhorns’ 59-3 win over the Miners.

Whittington redshirted last season after having surgery for a groin injury after the first game.

Whittington earned all-state honors as a senior after helping to lead the Gobblers to the 2018 Class 4A, Division II state championship.

Mike Forman is the sports editor of the Victoria Advocate. Contact him at 361-580-6588 or by email at mforman@vicad.com. Follow him on Twitter at @mikeforman21

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Mike Forman is the sports editor of the Victoria Advocate. He has worked at the Advocate since 1982. He has a bachelor's degree from SMU and a master's degree from UCLA.

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