Texas QB Jerrod Heard injures shoulder during practice

University of Texas quarterback Jerrod Heard injured his shoulder during Tuesday’s Spring practice.

The university released this information Wednesday, but was very vague in their description. The statement the school submitted was a simple one, saying only that Heard “is being evaluated at this time”.

Before today, it seemed that the redshirt sophomore had practically secured the starting position. He had a decent season last year, replacing injured starter, Tyrone Swoopes, for 10 games. The signal caller went 4-6, throwing five touchdowns and five interceptions.

Depending upon the severity of the injury, it could have a lasting effect on UT’s current quarterback competition for starter.

Heard will be competing for the starting quarterback position against four others. His main competition for the title is current sophomore and last season’s starter, Tyrone Swoopes.  However, darkhorse candidates Kai Locksley, Shane Buechele, and Matthew Merrick are also vying for the spot.

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