Which Texas players to be honored on senior day have eligibility remaining?

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Senior day is a sentimental moment around college football. It’s a celebration of three, four, five, or even six years of effort given to a program. It’s no different around Texas, and the Longhorns released a list of 25 players who are to be honored ahead of Texas’ matchup with Texas Tech this Friday.

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Being included on this list does not mean that players are for sure gone, as several were on this very same list last season. It also doesn’t mean they are out of eligibility, as a number of Longhorns scheduled to be honored have additional seasons to play.

Inside Texas went through the scholarship players who will hear the cheers of Darrell K Royal – Texas Memorial Stadium for one final time in the 2023 season to see who could possibly hear those same cheers again in 2024.

Jahdae Barron

Barron is a true senior and does have the year of COVID eligibility remaining but is unlikely to return with his pro prospects better than they have ever been.

Jett Bush

The 2023 season is Bush’s final year of eligibility after he played more than four games in 2019, 2020, 2021, and 2022.

Trill Carter

Carter is a senior who redshirted during the 2019 campaign with the Minnesota Golden Gophers. He does have a year of eligibility remaining as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic should he choose to utilize it.

Jalen Catalon

Catalon does have the year of COVID eligibility remaining should he elect to use it. He played in four seasons at Arkansas but redshirted in 2019. This season at Texas, he was a regular senior.

Alfred Collins

Collins has the super senior year available to him. He’s played in at least 10 games in every season on the Forty Acres.

Kitan Crawford

Crawford has his extra year of eligibility afforded due to the COVID-19 pandemic available to him. He’s played in at least 10 games every season in Austin, with many of his contributions on special teams.

Jaylan Ford

Ford could return for a fifth season as a super senior in 2024, however his pro stock is high enough to be selected in the upcoming draft.

David Gbenda

Gbenda could return for a sixth season of eligibility if he desired.

Sawyer Goram-Welch

Goram-Welch is listed as a junior on the roster and is walking during senior day. He has two years of eligibility remaining.

Christian Jones

A seventh season is not in the cards for Christian Jones, who utilized his extra year of eligibility for this year’s campaign. Jones was a member of the Longhorns’ class of 2018.

Jake Majors

Majors is listed as a junior and has one more season of regular eligibility plus the extra year of eligibility relief afforded by the NCAA due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Peter Mpagi

Mpagi was forced to retire from football due to a heart condition but has remained with the program since hanging up the cleats. He will be honored on senior day.

Byron Murphy II

A member of the class of 2021, Murphy is a true junior with his senior season remaining. He is one of three juniors being honored on senior day.

Isaiah Neyor

Neyor is listed as a senior by the Longhorns and has the COVID year available to him. He could also get an extra year of eligibility tacked on after he missed the entire 2022 season due to a torn ACL. Neyor has one career catch for 14 yards at Texas after his career at Wyoming.

Keilan Robinson

Robinson has the COVID season of eligibility remaining after he took a regular redshirt during the 2020 campaign. He played in one season at Alabama, redshirted, then has played in three seasons at Texas.

Ryan Sanborn

Sanborn spent four years at Stanford before playing his super senior year with the Longhorns. He is out of eligibility.

T’Vondre Sweat

The 2023 season is Sweat’s super senior year. He is out of eligibility and will hear his name called in the NFL draft in April.

Jerrin Thompson

Thompson has a super senior season available to him should he elect to use it. He has played in double-digit games in each of his four seasons on the Forty Acres.

Ryan Watts

Watts has a fifth year of eligibility thanks to relief provided in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. Watts played in two seasons at Ohio State and has played in two seasons at Texas.

Jordan Whittington

Whittington does have a sixth year of eligibility available to him in the form of relief provided by the NCAA due to the COVID-19 pandemic. He does not plan to use it.

“Yeah, this is my last one at DKR for real this time,” he said Monday.

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