Texas RB Roderick Bernard Likely To Miss Season Following Car Crash

Texas running back Roderick Bernard will likely miss the 2016 season due to injuries he sustained in a car crash.

The Texas Longhorns will likely be without running back Roderick Bernard for the 2016 season. According to Brian Davis with the Austin American-Statesman, Bernard was injured in a car crash this offseason.

This is the latest setback for a player who’s been unable to fully get his career in Austin off the ground. As a true freshman, Bernard saw time primarily on special teams, notching 9 returns for 172 yards in five games. In 2015, he tallied 1 reception for 4 yards. Bernard’s season came to a premature end after he tore his ACL during the team’s 23-9 victory over Kansas State.

Out of Houston, Bernard was a 3-star running back in the 2014 class. He was ranked as the No. 56 back in the country and No. 10 back in the state of Texas.

The Longhorns will open their 2016 season at home on Sunday, September 4 against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish – a nationally televised contest, and the only college football game on the Sunday of Labor Day Weekend.

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