UT quarterback Jerrod Heard runs from Oklahoma State defenders Jarrell Owens, left, and Jordan Sterns in the first quarter at Royal-Memorial Stadium on Saturday September 26, 2015. JAY JANNER / AMERICAN-STATESMAN

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Jerrod Heard is dealing with a shoulder injury

Posted March 30th, 2016

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One day after offensive coordinator Sterlin Gilbert said none of Texas’ three quarterbacks vying for the starting job was leading so far this spring, the Longhorns are saying Jerrod Heard is dealing with an injury.

Texas officials today said Heard, who started 10 games as a redshirt freshman last fall, sustained a shoulder injury during practice on Tuesday. He’s “being evaluated at this time.”

Heard’s injury did not come up during Gilbert’s media availability after practice Tuesday evening.

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Heard is battling former starter Tyrone Swoopes and early-enrollee Shane Buechele for the starting spot.

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