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Texas Longhorns Spring Football: RB Watch

Texas Longhorns Spring Running Back Depth

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Texas Longhorns fans will get to see the progress Charlie Strong has made with the team at its annual Spring Game Apr. 19. One position that is unsettled is the running back stable. Here is a look at who will (and won't) be suiting up for the Longhorns this spring.

5. Joe Bergeron

5. Joe Bergeron
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5. Joe Bergeron

5. Joe Bergeron
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Texas announced that Joe Bergeron will miss the remainder of spring practice to focus on academics. This is a big blow to the offense. Bergeron is a big, powerful back who is hard to bring down on first contact. Fans hope to see No. 24 back in action in the fall.

4. Johnathan Gray

4. Johnathan Gray
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4. Johnathan Gray

4. Johnathan Gray
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Johnathan Gray was on his way towards a 1,000 yard season before an achilles injury against West Virginia sidelined him for the rest of the 2013 season. Gray will not participate in any spring drills. The focus will be to get Gray healthy for the season opener Aug. 30.

3. Jalen Overstreet

3. Jalen Overstreet
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3. Jalen Overstreet

3. Jalen Overstreet
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Jalen Overstreet is a man in limbo. Recruited as a quarterback, Overstreet instead saw action in the Texas backfield. He had fans excited following a 92 yard, two touchdown rushing performance in the season opener against New Mexico State. Unfortunately he saw action mostly on special teams, and only had 11 touches the rest of the season. With Bergeron and Gray out, Overstreet has a chance to impress coaches this spring.

2. Daje Johnson

2. Daje Johnson
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2. Daje Johnson

2. Daje Johnson
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Daje Johnson is the fastest running back on the roster. He is a threat to take it the distance every time he has the ball. Injuries and immaturity haunted Johnson in 2013. He missed parts of three games with a high ankle sprain and two of the last three games for violating team rules. Johnson is one of the players Strong is counting on to buy in to the program and make an impact this season.

1. Malcolm Brown

1. Malcolm Brown
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1. Malcolm Brown

1. Malcolm Brown
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Texas fans breathed a sigh of relief when Malcolm Brown announced he would return for his senior season. Brown is a workhorse back who runs hard on every play. Questionable depth behind him means Brown will get the lion's share of the carries this spring, and possibly the whole season.