Texas Longhorns Malik Jefferson sacks Iowa State Cyclones Brian Peavy during the second half of a NCAA college football game, Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016 at Darrell K. Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium/Jamail Field, Austin, Texas. RICARDO B. BRAZZIELL/AMERICAN-STATESMAN

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Three starters ruled out for Texas’ trip to Kansas

Posted November 19th, 2016

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As it attempts to improve its record to 6-5, Texas will be missing three starters.

Texas has ruled sophomore linebacker Malik Jefferson out for today’s game at Kansas. Jefferson left last week’s 24-20 loss to West Virginia with a head injury, and he was evaluated for a concussion throughout the week. The Big 12’s preseason defensive player of the week, Jefferson ranks second among the Longhorns with his 60 tackles and 4.5 sacks.

Left guard Jake McMillon (knee) and center Zach Shackelford (ankle) will also be absent from the offensive line.

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Senior Tim Cole is listed as Jefferson’s back-up at the middle linebacker position on Texas’ depth chart. Patrick Vahe and Terrell Cuney are expected to fill in for McMillon and Shackelford.

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