Andy Pendleton runs with a Longhorn flag after Texas scores a touchdown against Oklahoma State in Austin on Oct. 21, 2017. ANA RAMIREZ / AMERICAN-STATESMAN

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WATCH: Texas walk-on Jarmarquis Durst surprised with a scholarship

Posted August 23rd, 2018


Defensive back Jarmarquis Durst will be on scholarship for his senior season at Texas.

Texas gave Durst, who walked onto the team in 2016, a scholarship on Thursday. In a video posted on the team’s Twitter page, Durst was asked to talk in a team meeting about a humanitarian trip to Jamaica that he took with a group of UT athletes in May. During the presentation about Soles4Souls with offensive lineman Patrick Hudson, Durst was surprised with a scholarship.

Last year, Texas used a magic trick to put offensive lineman Garrett Graf on scholarship.


Thursday’s announcement about putting Durst on scholarship set off an impromptu celebration among the Longhorns. An emotional Durst then thanked UT coach Tom Herman and his teammates.

The 6-1, 200-pound Durst has appeared in only two games since he arrived at Texas. A native of Conroe, Durst played at Tarleton State from 2014-15.

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