A look back at the Class of 2004: The DB's

In this final position by position look at the Class of 2004 we look at a defensive back class that had some serious star power when they left high school. The biggest star of the class however was a player that was nowhere near the radar back in 2004 but ended up being an all-American and a first round draft choice.
June 9, 2008

Longhorns Show Off for the Scouts

Texas held its annual Pro Day, when scouts from every NFL team come to Austin to evaluate Longhorns who are trying to make it to the pros. Players were poked, prodded and put through every manner of drill, but at the end of the day several Texas athletes made a big impact on their chances of having their names called in the NFL Draft.
March 19, 2008

Dallas Griffin Out for Season

Texas center Dallas Griffin's career at Texas is done after the senior sustained an ACL tear in the Longhorn's 38-35 win over Oklahoma State. Safety Drew Kelson, who also suffered a knee injury in the game, will miss at least two weeks.
November 5, 2007

Can Kelson Come Out and Play?

Remember Drew Kelson? Forced a game-preserving fumble at Ohio State? Key interception at Texas A&M? Stride-for-stride with Reggie Bush in the BCS National Championship? One start in two seasons? How does the multi-tasking senior factor into Texas' defensive scheme as his career draws to a close?
October 23, 2007

Horns Hold Final Scrimmage, Focus on ASU

Texas scrimmaged for the third -- and final -- time of the preseason Wednesday at Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium. Now, coaches will finalize the Two-Deep chart and begin preparing for the season-opener against Arkansas State on Sept. 1.
August 22, 2007

Kelson Lands at FS (For Now)

Journeyman Drew Kelson is playing exclusively at free safety while Marcus Griffin, the only returning starter from last year's Texas secondary, has been a swingman between both safety positions, Co-Defensive Coordinator Duane Akina said Wednesday.
March 29, 2007

Akina: 'We're Going to be a Good Secondary'

The 2006 season was the best of times and worst of times for the Texas defense, posting the second-best run defense (61.2 ypg) and worst pass defense (236.2 ypg) in program history. But Co-Defensive Coordinator Duane Akina is convinced the Longhorn secondary will be significantly improved in 2007.
March 14, 2007

Kelson States His Case at SS

Former SLB Drew Kelson's stint at SS during the first half of Texas spring football, Longhorn coaches say, is just an audition. Don't count on it. The smart money is on Kelson remaining in a defensive backfield that replaces three starters from last year's 10-3 team.
March 6, 2007