AUSTIN, Texas ‹ University of Texas senior quarterback Sherrod Harris will give up his senior season of eligibility in order to focus on completing his degree, he said Friday. Harris has served as a backup quarterback for the Longhorns the past three seasons after redshirting in 2006.
“I’ve had a couple of tough semesters in school and I really need to get back on track academically so I’ve decided to focus most of my effort on academics for what is possibly my last semester in school,” Harris said. “I will definitely need to work as hard as I can to finish up this summer and fall the way I would like to and hopefully graduate in December as I prepare for life after football. This was a very tough decision because I’ve enjoyed every minute of my time on the football field, running out of that tunnel on game day and being a part of the team. I’ll really miss that, but I’ll be out there helping the young quarterbacks and supporting the team every chance I get.”
An Arlington, Texas native and graduate of Bowie High School, Harris has played in five career games at Texas. Harris is a corporate communications major who is active in the Longhorns community service program.
“I know it was a tough decision for Sherrod but I’m proud of him because he’s taking responsibility and wants to do everything in his power to get his degree and his T-Ring in December,” said Mack Brown. “He’ll spend all of the time he needs on his schoolwork and we’ll look forward to having him out there helping us out whenever he can.”