Texas Longhorns QB Hudson Card To Enter Transfer Portal After Three Seasons
According to multiple reports, Card will enter the transfer portal following the 2022 season. Card will still be eligible for three years.
A native of Austin, Card was the Longhorns’ backup quarterback for the past two seasons. Named the initial starter in 2021, Card was benched in the second half of Week 2’s loss to Arkansas in favor of Casey Thompson. Thompson would continue the season, but Card played in five more games after Thompson’s benching.
Incumbent redshirt freshman Quinn Ewers won the title of QB1 during fall camp but suffered an AC joint injury during Week 2’s loss to then-No. 1 Alabama. Card started the next three games, going 2-1 and throwing for 741 yards and 6 touchdowns against one interception.
Card’s best game came against West Virginia in Week 5, when he threw for 303 yards and three touchdowns, posting a career-best passer rating of 208.7. For his career, Card finished with 1,523 passing yards and 11 touchdowns against two interceptions. He completed 65.5 percent of his throws and finished with a passer rating of 148.1.
“[Hudson] has earned a lot of respect, even more than he’s had,” Texas coach Steve Sarkisian said following the Longhorns’ win over the Mountaineers. “It doesn’t feel like we are playing with a backup, for me and our team. Hudson is a great player. We’re very fortunate that he is the guy right now for us.”
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Card is not expected to play in the Longhorns’ bowl game later next month. Texas currently has Ewers and freshman Maalik Murphy on its active roster.
The Longhorns will also be adding top-recruit Arch Manning as a member of the 2023 recruiting class. Manning, the nephew of Peyton Manning and Eli Manning and the grandson of Archie Manning is expected to enroll in the Forty Acres program as an early enrollee.
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