Texas receiver Collin Johnson (9) fights for yardage against defensive back Eric Cuffee during a spring football game at Royal-Memorial Stadium on April 15, 2017. RICARDO B. BRAZZIELL/AMERICAN-STATESMAN


After one season at a junior college, ex-Texas defensive back Eric Cuffee finds a new home

Posted December 18th, 2018


Former Texas defensive back Eric Cuffee announced on Monday night that he will join New Mexico’s football program.

Cuffee left UT’s football program during this year’s fall camp. He instead spent this season at Trinity Valley Community College in Athens.



The six-foot, 195-pound Cuffee was a four-star prospect out of Waco High when he signed with Texas in 2016. He never appeared in a game for the Longhorns. Cuffee played in seven games this fall, and he registered 13 tackles and a pass break-up.

Cuffee, who redshirted during the 2016 season, will have two years of eligibility remaining when he joins the Lobos.

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