Texas Longhorns Spring Football: Linebackers

Texas Longhorns Spring Football Linebacking Depth

Texas Longhorns Spring Football Linebacking Depth
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The Texas Longhorns return several linebackers who saw extensive action. It was also a group ravaged by injuries. This group will be counted on to shore up the run defense as Texas works to replace several players along the defensive line. Their experience will be crucial to the defensive success.

5. Demarco Cobbs

5. Demarco Cobbs
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5. Demarco Cobbs

5. Demarco Cobbs
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Demarco Cobbs has suffered through injuries his last two seasons at Texas. Cobbs missed the entire 2013 season recovering from a knee injury. Texas has several young linebackers looking to make their mark this spring. Cobbs may be hard pressed to fend them off.

4. Peter Jinkens

4. Peter Jinkens
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4. Peter Jinkens

4. Peter Jinkens
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Peter Jinkens really came on late in the season after injuries decimated the linebacking group. Jinkens had 21 tackles against Baylor and Oregon to close the season. The junior is back to build upon his late-season success.

3. Steve Edmond

3. Steve Edmond
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3. Steve Edmond

3. Steve Edmond
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Texas fans could see Steve Edmond improving with each game. Edmond racked up 68 tackles and two sacks before an injury against Texas Tech ended his season. Edmond should really prosper under new coach Charlie Strong. He will be counted on to help stop the run.

2. Dalton Santos

2. Dalton Santos
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2. Dalton Santos

2. Dalton Santos
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Dalton Santos was everywhere on defense. Number 55 had 10 tackles for a loss. He really stepped up his game after Jordan Hicks went down with an injury. Santos even fought through a painful elbow injury to play in all 13 games. It will be hard to keep him off the field in 2014.

1. Jordan Hicks

1. Jordan Hicks
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1. Jordan Hicks

1. Jordan Hicks
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Hicks came to Texas as the top linebacker in the state of Texas. Injuries have derailed his career. In 2012, he missed the last 10 games with a hip injury. He missed nine games in 2013 with an Achilles injury. Texas will be careful with Hicks this spring in hopes of having him 100 percent healthy for fall practice.

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