Texas lost some key offensive line depth late Monday when the school announced that Patrick Hudson had suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament and will be lost for the season.
Hudson, a 6-foot-5, 325-pounder from Silsbee, redshirted last season after earning All-American accolades in high school. He was projected to compete for playing time at right tackle this season.
Hudson suffered the injury in the second half against San Jose State.
The Longhorns’ offensive line played with “faster recognition and movement” against San Jose State, coach Tom Herman said Monday. However, he still hasn’t settled on a permanent choice at right tackle. Herman said both Tristan Nickelson and Denzel Okafor had solid moments. “Nobody’s really separated themselves,” he said.
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