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


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


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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