Oct 12, 2013; Dallas, TX, USA; Texas Longhorns running back Daje Johnson (4) runs the ball against the Oklahoma Sooners during the Red River Rivalry at Cotton Bowl Stadium. The Texas Longhorns beat the Oklahoma Sooners 36-20. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

Texas Longhorns declare three players academically ineligible for Alamo Bowl

On Sunday the Texas Longhorns declared three players academically ineligible for the upcoming Alamo Bowl against the Oregon Ducks. The three players are redshirt freshman running back Jalen Overstreet, sophomore offensive tackle Kennedy Estelle, and all-purpose threat Daje Johnson.

According to the team, the three players won’t be making the trip to San Antonio for the game.

Johnson, a sophomore out of Pflugerville, started six games for the Longhorns in 2013. He totaled 757 all-purpose yards on the year, averaging 5.8 yards per carry and 10.75 yards per punt return. He scored three touchdowns during the regular season, each in a different way (one receiving, one rushing, and one on a punt return).

Johnson missed two games during the regular season due to an ankle injury. He was also suspended for the Thanksgiving game against the Texas Tech Red Raiders for an unspecified violation of team rules.

The loss of Estelle will also be a big blow for the Longhorns. The sophomore started the last eight games of the season at right tackle after Josh Cochran went down with an injury.

Overstreet, a backup running back, finished the year with 102 rushing yards and two touchdowns.

[Source: NBC's College Football Talk]

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