Football season will be here before you know it. Through the dog days of summer, we’re going to get you prepared with a series on some of the best players Texas will face in 2018.
Who is he?
If the college football world didn’t know who Jalen Reagor was before, that changed during the final quarter of his freshman season. The TCU wide receiver put everyone on notice with a 93-yard touchdown in the Alamo Bowl. He covered the length of the field in less than 10 seconds.
Reagor, the son of nine-year NFL veteran Montae Reagor, led the Horned Frogs in receiving yards last season with 576 yards on 33 catches. Eight of those catches went for touchdowns, including one in each of TCU’s final four games. In the Alamo Bowl, he torched Stanford for 169 yards on five grabs.
What should the Longhorns watch for?
Reagor is fast. That much should be obvious to anyone who saw the touchdown against Stanford. In high school, Reagor was a state champion in the long jump and once landed a mark of 26 feet. That’s close to Marquise Goodwin territory.
Any time Reagor gets the ball, watch out. Including rushing attempts, his offensive touches went for an average of 15.6 yards, and he averaged 30.4 yards on four kickoff returns. Teams still need to respect KaVontae Turpin, but it’s Reagor who should be the top concern.
The Longhorns were the only team to hold Reagor without a catch in 2017.
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