Texas will be without its leading tackler for today’s battle with Texas Tech.
Texas announced on Saturday morning that sophomore linebacker Anthony Wheeler will miss the Longhorns’ battle at Texas Tech because he is attending his grandfather’s funeral. Back-up offensive lineman Tristan Nichelson was also left behind in Austin because of a head injury.
Anthony Wheeler is attending his grandfather's funeral today and Tristan Nickelson (head) is out. Neither traveled with the team. #HookEmAdvertisement
— Texas Football (@TexasFootball) November 5, 2016
Wheeler has registered a team-high 60 tackles this season, and he also had forced two fumbles and broken up two passes. Freshman Jeffery McCulloch is listed as Wheeler’s back-up on the Texas depth chart.
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