Texas linebacker Cort Jaquess (57) takes the field before a football game at Royal-Memorial Stadium on Nov. 3, 2018. [Stephen Spillman for Statesman]

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WATCH: Texas’ football team awards scholarships to two walk-ons

Posted August 14th, 2019

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The Texas football team surprised walk-on linebackers Russell Hine and Cort Jaquess with scholarships on Wednesday.

Following a presentation at a team meeting that Jaquess was involved in, the news was revealed. The scholarship recipients were then mobbed and congratulated by their teammates and coaches. Said an emotional Jaquess: “This means so much to me right now. I thank every single one of y’all for encouraging me and helping me through this whole process.”

Jaquess and Hine are both redshirt sophomores on UT’s football team. Jaquess, a San Antonio native whose father lettered at Texas from 1986-88, appeared on special teams in nine games during the 2018 season. Hine, who joined the Longhorns after playing at nearby Regents High, is looking for his first collegiate snap.

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Last year, Texas placed three of its walk-ons on scholarship.

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