Texas Running Backs Earning Praise

All reports out of fall camp regarding running backs have been positive, especially concerning depth. Horns Digest's Chip Brown discusses where the group stands with the season just over two weeks away.

Texas running back Johnathan Gray has had a career full of hype. The athlete entered the program as a five-star recruit who had an outstanding career at Aledo (Texas), setting records along the way.

Gray saw time during his true freshman season and was on his way to a strong season in 2013 before his achilles burst versus West Virginia, sidelining him for the rest of the season.

Last fall, Gray made a quick return to the field and had moments of strength, but even running backs coach Tommie Robinson discussed prior to fall camp that Gray found success last season, but still had some hesitation that comes with such a serious injury.

2015 should be a completely different story. Gray is the unquestionable leader of a deep running back group and has proven throughout the summer and fall camp that he will hold nothing back this season, even telling Texas head coach Charlie Strong that he'd like an opportunity to play punt return, as well.

Behind Gray are true freshman running back Chris Warren and sophomore D'Onta Foreman, who both earned praise from Strong after their performances in the scrimmage on Saturday. True freshman Kirk Johnson will also have an opportunity to contribute to the running game this season.

In the above video, Horns Digest's Chip Brown breaks down the position group and discusses why things look bright for the running backs in 2015.


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