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LOOK: Texas fan favorite Jordan Whittington celebrates graduation

Griffin McVeigh05/20/22
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Will Gallagher/Inside Texas

When spring ball ends, college football student-athletes turn their full attention to the classroom and focus on earning their degrees. Texas Longhorns wide receiver Jordan Whittington is no different, as he was able to graduate from the 40 Acres within three years.

Whittington took to Twitter to celebrate his accomplishment, posting a couple of pictures in his cap and gown. He added a caption of “Issa Grad” and threw an emoji in there as well. After arriving on campus before the 2019 season, Whittington can now call himself a University of Texas graduate.

According to the official Texas Football roster, Whittington was a Public Relations major. He was also named to the Academic All-Big 12 First Team in 2020 and 2021.

You can check out the tweet here.

During his time in Austin, Whittington has turned into a fan favorite. Despite going through multiple injuries on an annual basis, the wide receiver has worked his way back onto the field every time. Whittington will still be suiting up for the Longhorns next season, hoping to stay healthy. If he can, head coach Steve Sarkisian will have one of the top receiving cores in the country.

Whittington entered the program as a four-star prospect and ranked No. 38 in the country. He was ranked the No. 8 wide receiver in the country by the On3 Consensus, a complete and equally weighted industry-generated average that utilizes all four major recruiting services. Within the state of Texas, Whittington was the No. 6 player.

Former head coach Tom Herman tried Whittington out at running back but after a lack of depth at wide receiver, a switch was made. He’s stayed at the position ever since and has been a candidate to break out. Health will be the most important factor during the 2022 season if he wants to fully burst onto the scene.