Welp, this is not good for the Longhorns. It is being reported that tight end Andrew Beck will miss the entire season with a broken foot. Beck hurt his foot in practice last week, but it was originally thought that we would be able to return within 6-8 weeks. That no longer appears to be the case as it is the same foot that Beck broke in February.
Beck came to Austin as 3-star member of the Longhorn’s 2014 class. He played in all 13 games as a true freshman under coach Charlie Strong, and earned starts against West Virginia and TCU. In the years since, Beck has played in every game as a sophomore and junior and was to return this year as the only tight end who had caught a pass in burnt orange with 12 career receptions for 159 yards and two touchdowns.
The loss of Beck is a significant blow. Not only does it leave Texas very low on tight end depth, new head coach Tom Herman prefers a heavy tight end formation in his offense. The Longhorns will now rely on Syracuse transfer Kendall Moore and freshmen Reese Leitao and Cade Brewer. However, Reese Leitao will miss the first two games of the season after being arrested for selling drugs at his high school.
Beck is a senior, but since he has not previously used his redshirt, he will still have a year of eligibility remaining should he attempt to come back next season.