On Monday, Texas announced that senior defensive back Mason Ramirez is no longer a walk-on.
Ramirez was surprised with a scholarship at a recent team meeting. While offensive coordinator Tim Beck broke down one of Ramirez’s plays during a film session, a “Breaking News” alert interrupted the highlight and the announcement was made. After being congratulated, Ramirez then gave a heartfelt speech to his teammates and coaches.
— Texas Football (@TexasFootball) August 19, 2019
Ramirez is a 2015 graduate of nearby Round Rock High. During his senior year with the Dragons, Ramirez earned all-state honors after he intercepted seven passes and tackled 123 opponents. Originally a walk-on at Kansas, Ramirez joined UT’s football team in 2018. He has yet to appear in a game with the Longhorns.
Ramirez is the third member of Texas’ football program to earn a scholarship this month. Last week, sophomore linebackers Russell Hine and Cort Jaquess became former walk-ons. Earlier this summer, sophomore long snapper Justin Mader received his scholarship.
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