2013 Texas Longhorns Player Profile: Miles Onyegblue

By Corey Elliot
Texas Longhorns Football 2013
Kirby Lee-USA Today Sports

The Texas Longhorns have been criticized a lot over the past three seasons. One criticism that there is no explanation nor reason or rhyme for is their inability to develop their talent. It is without any doubt the biggest issue in Austin surrounding the Longhorns roster.

So, it should be no surprise to anyone why we have heard little about a 6-foot-4 235-pound hybrid receiver/tight end named Miles Onyegblue. A lost offense in 2011 and an injury in 2012 were part of the delay, but entering a season where the Longhorns are trying to establish a real threat at the tight end position Onyegblue may hold all of the answers.

Recruited as a WR, listed as an athlete and now entering this 2013 season, one that Mack Brown says is the year for Texas, as a tight end the Longhorns have a little bit of light at the end of their tunnel that has looked more like a maze over the past three seasons.

Onyegblue only saw action in five games during the 2011 season with four receptions for 51 yards. This season, with the offense belonging to Major Applewhite and nobody else, QB David Ash should come out looking like gold in an offense that he is finally getting a grasp on. With WRs Jaxon Shipley and Mike Davis looking like they could have all the defense’s focus, Onyegblue could be one of the Longhorns’ best kept secrets.

If you hear the announcers on TV and radio struggling to pronounce his name, that may be a bad thing. That would suggest his name isn’t being said enough. My gut feeling is Miles Onyegblue will roll off the tongue very smoothly this season.

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