Horns Down: Texas starting defender reportedly quit during 3rd quarter of Saturday's game
The Texas Longhorns opened the season Saturday with an impressive 59-3 victory over UTEP. Quarterback Sam Ehlinger threw for a ridiculous 426 yards and 5 touchdowns in the rout.
However, Saturday’s win did include a loss for the Longhorns.
According to Rivals.com’s Anwar Richardson citing sources, Texas junior safety BJ Foster quit the team during the 3rd quarter of the game.
“It remains unclear if Foster will have an opportunity to play for Texas again even if he has second thoughts,” Richardson wrote on social media.
Entering the season, Foster was considered a starter in the secondary for the Longhorns, and during his brief 2-year career, Foster played in 22 games, making 14 starts. Phil Steele named Foster a 3rd-team All-Big 12 Preseason selection heading into the 2020 season.
Players quit teams all the time, but only a handful have quit during a game. In 2018, an NFL player quit on his team during a game and said he was retiring after the game.
Exiting high school, Foster was rated a 5-star prospect and ranked as the nation’s No. 24 overall recruit in the class of 2018, according to 247Sports Composite Rankings.