Originally posted on Sports Injury Alert  |  Last updated 11/11/13
The Texas Longhorns won in overtime at West Virginia Saturday night 47-40, but lost two starters for the season. Sophomore running back Johnathan Gray suffered a torn achilles tendon that will require surgery. Gray had 159 rushes for 780 yds. and four touchdowns for the year. He had been on pace to become the first Longhorn running back to gain over 1000 yds. since Jamaal Charles in 2007. Star defensive tackle Chris Whaley  was also lost for the season with a knee injury.  The 6′-3″, 295 lb. senior was a leader on the Texas defense during their current six game winning streak. Whaley had even scored two touchdowns from his tackle position in the last four games. Both Gray and Whaley were major factors in turning the longhorns around from a losing record to Big 12 title contenders this year. Texas has a stable of talented running backs to step in for Gray. Junior Malcolm Brown had 28 carries for 89 yds. and a touchdown against WVU. Junior Desmond Jackson and redshirt freshman Hassan ...
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