Texas Longhorns Head Coach Charlie Strong celebrates a win with (26) Adrian Colbert against Oklahoma Sooners in the NCAA college football game at the AT&T Red River Rivalry Cotton Bowl Stadium in Dallas Texas Saturday, Oct 10, 2015. (RICARDO B. BRAZZIELL / AMERICAN-STATESMAN)

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Former Texas DB Adrian Colbert drafted by 49ers

Posted April 29th, 2017

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D’Onta Foreman may have technically been the only Texas player selected in the 2017 NFL Draft, but devout Longhorns fans know where Adrian Colbert started his college career.

Colbert — who played three seasons at Texas before transferring to Miami — was drafted Saturday by the San Francisco 49ers. He was the 229th overall selection in the seventh round.

RELATED: Former Texas DB Adrian Colbert runs 4.25-second 40-yard dash

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Colbert raised eyebrows last month when he reportedly ran a 4.25-second 40-yard dash at Miami’s pro day. For reference, former Washington wide receiver John Ross — selected ninth overall by Cincinnati — broke the NFL combine record this year when he ran a 4.22.

Still, Colbert had to wait around until the late stages of the draft to hear his name called.

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