Texas quarterback Sam Ehlinger (11) wipes away his tears after speaking with his mother during the Sugar Bowl NCAA college football game in New Orleans, LA.Tuesday, January 1, 2019. [RICARDO B. BRAZZIELL/AMERICAN-STATESMAN]

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WATCH: Texas QB Sam Ehlinger shares heartfelt moment with family after Sugar Bowl win

Posted January 2nd, 2019

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Texas quarterback Sam Ehlinger decided family comes first.

Before heading to the locker room to celebrate the Longhorns’ 28-21 win in the Sugar Bowl with teammates, Ehlinger (with tight end Andrew Beck) visited with his family who were in the stands.

ESPN captured the emotional moment that left the game’s most outstanding player tearing up after talking to his mom, Jena, and sister, Morgen:

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Ehlinger finished the night completing 19 of 27 passes for 169 passing yards, but Texas fans will remember his performance due to three rushing touchdowns he had, including the game-clinching one on fourth down from the 1-yard line in the fourth quarter.

 

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