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After battling concussion, Texas OL Mikey Grandy ruled out for the 2018 season

Posted July 18th, 2018

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Texas coach Tom Herman has always been cautious about offensive lineman Mikey Grandy. The sophomore transfer suffered at least one concussion in spring football and was held out as a precaution.

During an interview on 104.9 The Horn on Wednesday, Herman announced that Grandy has not been medically cleared for this season and will not play football.

“Just want to thank the whole Texas Football staff for giving me the chance to continue my football career,” Grandy said in a tweet. “Disappointed it had to end like this but I am truly grateful for the opportunity. I will be continuing to pursue my degree here at UT. Hook ’Em.”

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Grandy signed in December and enrolled in January after playing one season at College of San Mateo (Calif.). He had originally signed with San Jose State out of high school. Grandy was considered the 30th-best junior college prospect in the nation.

It was thought Grandy would provide depth along the offensive line. Left tackle and right guard are the two biggest open position battles going in fall camp, Herman said at Big 12 media days.

Contact Brian Davis at 512-445-3957. Email bdavis@statesman.com.

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