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Texas Longhorns' QB Garrett Gilbert To Transfer

Garrett Gilbert is leaving Texas and will have two years remaining of eligibility once he decides on a school.

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After undergoing season-ending shoulder surgery, Garrett Gilbert has decided to transfer away from the Longhorn program and continue his career elsewhere. Gilbert was pulled in the Longhorns second game of the season against BYU after throwing two interceptions in the first half.

Case McCoy and David Ash have stepped in to share roles as starting quarterback for the Longhorns since Gilbert vacated the position early in the season.

Gilbert is best known for having to step into the 2010 BCS National Championship game as a freshman against Alabama when Longhorn starter, Colt McCoy went down with an injury in the first quarter. Gilbert then started every game last season for the Longhorns and was a big part of the reason for Texas' 5-7 record and first non-bowl appearance since 1997.

Gilbert was said to have originally injured his shoulder in the season-opener against Rice but had decided to try and play against BYU. After sitting out of Texas' win over UCLA the following week, Gilbert had the surgery on his injured shoulder.

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