You can adjust all of your cookie settings by navigating the tabs on the left hand side. He made much of the journey between those two images look easy. Texas QB Sam Ehlinger explained why he stayed for the postgame playing of "The Eyes of Texas," a song that has been heavily scrutinized this year. I think that’s what has allowed him to step into this role maybe a little bit easier than most.”, Sam Ehlinger Honors Late Father on Texas Football Field | The Players' TribuneEach time Texas quarterback Sam Ehlinger takes the field, it’s a chance to honor his late father.
— Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney’s word for the year: ‘Purpose’ "Difficult to say, because I haven't really been on a college team yet," said Ehlinger, who met with new Texas coach Tom Herman shortly after he replaced Charlie Strong this past November. He said he thought of his father when he saw a shooting star. "To compete on the field and win, that's what I love to do, and not being able to do it is hard," he told me, sitting in his family's living room in the interlude between early high school graduation and early college enrollment. Bevo’s Daily Roundup: Texas QB Sam Ehlinger opens up on why he stayed for ‘The Eyes’ in Dallas. Texas Longhorns quarterback Sam Ehlinger shares his experiences growing up after his father passed away and how his mother became the rock to inspire him to fulfill his childhood dream for his dad. Jena Ehlinger and her three kids graciously agreed to help put a face on the story. Sam Ehlinger is originally from Austin, Texas, USA. AUSTIN, Texas -- Sam Ehlinger started college classes this week. Ross suffered a heart attack while competing in the Escape from Alcatraz triathlon. “[My dad is] almost like another conscience that you hear.
"That perspective is that I grew up a Longhorn. "Definitely there are times when I know Jake's looking, I know that Morgen is watching, and I just have to pull it together, and it's not that bad knowing that I'm kind of replacing him, but there is also no replacement," he told my colleague T.J. Quinn on camera. But he addressed the impact of his father to … Was it different now? 7 Oklahoma … was 4-of-5 for 35 yards and two rushes for five yards in the win over Baylor … was 22-of-42 for 283 yards and two touchdowns and rushed 10 times for 47 yards and two touchdowns in the 38-35 loss to Oklahoma State … was 25-of-36 for 354 yards and three touchdowns and rushed 11 times for 52 yards and a touchdown in the 42-41 loss to No. 10 in the country. Use tab, enter, and escape to navigate this menu.
Sam grew up in a Longhorns household and knows his father is watching him shine as he wears burnt orange. Full name is Samuel George Ehlinger … the son of Ross and Jena Ehlinger … father passed away in March of 2013 during the Escape from Alcatraz triathlon … has two siblings - a brother, Jake and a sister, Morgen … was born in Austin … three-time member of the Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll. "I see so many kids these days trying to be popular," Dodge said. There's nothing that can be bigger than that, more pressure than that, more sad than that.' “You don’t go through what he went through in eighth grade and all of a sudden have to be the man of your household and not mature very quickly. Sam Ehlinger has been made available to reporters only after games and didn't speak to the media this week. He added that senior defensive lineman Ta’Quon Graham was waiting for him when he headed to the locker room. He’s a bit of an old soul and really, really mature for a guy his age and in his position. 123 (No. Sam Ehlinger is living a dream. It wasn’t, ‘What can I do for myself to feel better?’ It was, ‘What can I do for my family to make them feel better?'”. I said to the kids over and over again, 'You gotta get it out, or it's gonna come out later, ugly.' 11 Utah … also carried the ball 11 times for 73 yards and one touchdown against the Utes … named the 2019 Big 12 Preseason Offensive Player of the Year … was a 2019 All-Big 12 Preseason Team selection, a third team preseason All-American by Athlon Sports and a fourth-team honoree by Phil Steele in 2019. Day sorry for not kneeling as OSU rolls Nebraska, UT players on field for 'Eyes of Texas' after win, Indiana finds way to win in wild finish vs. PSU, Tide WR Waddle (ankle) expected out for season, Kiffin irked by officiating in Rebels' loss to Auburn, Oregon cancels practice after 5 test positive, Indiana brings the chaos, Justin Fields brings his A-game, and more from Week 8, Indiana stuns Penn State, a missed field goal for the ages and more from Week 8, College Football Playoff picks after Week 8, College football Power Rankings for Week 8, Outside the Lines team investigating triathlon fatalities at the time, Triathlon fatalities have dropped sharply in the three years since. We spoke a few hours before Clemson played Alabama for the national championship. "He has been my rock at times, and my friend, my buddy, but I also really tried to let him be a kid," Jena said. ", His father was "never a person who wanted things, so there's nothing I can give," Ehlinger said. Like Sam, Ross was an athlete and youth football coach in addition to his responsibilities as a lawyer. "He passed when I was in eighth grade, so I never experienced playing a big football game and having him there," Ehlinger said. 18 Iowa State … was 16-of-28 for 154 yards and two touchdowns as well as eight rushes for one yard and a touchdown in the 24-17 road win over Kansas … was 23-of-36 for 349 yards and four total touchdowns in the Big 12 Championship Game … his 349 yards passing and 391 total yards were the most ever for a Longhorn against Oklahoma … was 19-of-27 for 169 yards through the air while adding 64 yards and three touchdowns on the ground in the 28-21 win over Georgia in the Allstate Sugar
He suffered a reported heart attack during the swim portion at … Coached by Todd Dodge at Westlake High School … an early enrollee who was an all-state and two-time all-district quarterback from nearby Westlake High School … participated in Nike’s The Opening and was an Elite 11 finalist prior to his senior season … 2015 APSE Texas Player of the Year … named All-Central Texas Player of the Year as a junior … was also named MaxPreps National Junior of the Year … a three-year starter who is the school’s all-time leader in passing yards and touchdowns … finished his career with 7,491 passing yards and 89 touchdowns through the air … compiled a career record of 23-6 in games that he started and was healthy throughout … threw just 10 interceptions in 762 career pass attempts … rushed for 2,395 career yards and 35 touchdowns … set the school record in total yards (9,886) and finished with 125 total touchdowns … ranked No. That’s kind of how it plays into my motivation, that if he was here, what would he be making me do and how could I get better?”. 4/4 USC … was 21-of-40 for 298 yards and two touchdowns … his 298 yards were a career high and the second-most by a true freshman QB in school history … guided the Longhorns on a late, fourth-quarter, go-ahead drive with a 14 play, 91-yard drive which culminated in a 17-yard TD strike to Armanti Foreman with 39 seconds remaining … made just his third career start and guided Texas to a double-overtime win against Kansas State … named The Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award Player of the Week and also Davey O’Brien ‘Great 8’ … completed 30-of-50 passes for 380 yards and also rushed for 107 … became just the third player to pass for 300 and rush for 100 in Texas Football history, joining Jerrod Heard (2015) and Colt McCoy (2009) … his 487 offensive yards were the third-most in school history, behind Heard and Vince Young (2005) … his 380 yards passing were the 10th-most in school history and the most ever by a true freshman … passed for 278 yards and rushed for 110 as he became the third-ever Longhorn true freshman QB to start against Oklahoma in the Red River Showdown … became first freshman QB in school history to rush for 100 yards in back-to-back games, joining Vince Young and Jerrod Heard as the only three to do so twice in their freshman campaigns … became just the fourth player (seventh time) to pass for 275 yards and rush for over 100 in a game, and joins Young (Nov. 6 & 13, 2004) as the only players in school history to do so in consecutive games … Colt McCoy is the only other player to do so twice in a career … finished 22-of-36 for 241 yards against No. 14 on the Austin American-Statesman’s Fab 55 … also ranked in the Waco Tribune’s Top 100 … was named preseason All-State Quarterback of the Year by Dave Campbell’s Texas Football entering his senior season … named DCTF Tops in Texas at QB … also was named first-team quarterback on Dave Campbell’s Texas Football preseason Super Team … battled injuries throughout the 2016 season … threw for 907 yards and seven touchdowns in just four games … also added 194 yards rushing and four scores on the ground … started the season and threw for 356 yards and rushed for 63 more in a 32-29 win against 2015 Class 6A DII state champion Katy … named Ford Tough Player of the Week following his performance in that game … was injured and missed the next four … came back in time for a matchup with cross-town rival Lake Travis, but was once again injured in the game … recovered in time for the beginning of the playoffs, but suffered a third – and season-ending – injury in a 55-15 win over Laredo United … in that playoff game he completed 16-of-22 passes for 203 yards and two touchdowns, battling through injury before exiting with a 38-0 halftime lead … named honorable mention Academic All-State in 2016 … was the first junior to be named the Associated Press Sports Editors Texas Player of the Year in 2015 … earned APSE Class 6A Offensive Player of the Year honors as well as MaxPreps National Junior of the Year distinction … earned first-team All-State and District 14-6A honors … named District 14-6A Most Valuable Player … was the AP Texas Offensive Player of the Year … named second-team All-USA Texas … honored as the All-Central Texas Player of the Year … named Offensive Player of the Year and first-team All-State quarterback by the Texas Sports Writer Association … guided Westlake to the 2015 Class 6A Division I state championship game, a 21-14 overtime loss to Galena Park North Shore … passed for 4,041 yards and rushed for 1,325 yards … had 50 passing, 20 rushing and one receiving touchdown … began his junior season completing 18-of-29 passes for 216 yards and a touchdown against Carroll … added 73 rushing yards and a touchdown in the 20-14 win … totaled four touchdowns (two passing, two rushing) in a 28-17 win over Temple … passed for 334 yards and four touchdowns (five total) in a dominant 73-10 win at Anderson … had seven total touchdowns (five rushing) on 167 yards passing and 225 yards rushing in a win over Austin … passed for 148 yards and rushed for 137 more in a win over Bowie … threw for 306 yards and six touchdowns (seven total) in a 58-19 win over Akins … threw for 371 yards and six touchdowns against Hays, while rushing for 55 yards and a score … suffered their first setback of the season against Lake Travis, as he totaled 187 passing, 71 rushing and two scores … got back in the win column with 180 passing yards and six total touchdowns in a 48-3 victory at Del Valle … closed out the regular season with a win as he threw for 256 yards and four touchdowns against Lehman … began the playoffs with a 35-14 win over Round Rock where he had 290 passing yards, 95 rushing and five total touchdowns … beat the Woodlands as he accounted for all four touchdowns on 160 yards passing and 98 more rushing … moved on with a dominating 56-7 win over North Mesquite the following week, throwing for 209 yards and registering four total touchdowns … advanced to the state semifinals with a win over Atascocita where he threw for 260 yards (five touchdowns) and rushed for 174 yards (two touchdowns) … held on late for a 24-17 victory over Allen to advance to the 6A Division I state championship game … in the semis, he passed for 259 yards (three TD) and rushed for 127 … lost in overtime in the state championship game to North Shore, a game which he totaled 219 yards through the air and 82 on the ground … was named District Newcomer of the season as a sophomore … passed for 2,543 yards and had 876 rushing that season with 42 total touchdowns … completed 17-of-21 passes for 304 yards and four touchdowns in a dominating 49-7 win over Hays … also had 12 rushes for 55 yards and a score in that game … threw for 139 yards and rushed for a touchdown against Lake Travis … had four total touchdowns in a win over Del Valle … passed for 223 yards (three TD) and rushed for 118 yards (two TD) in a win at Lehman to end the regular season … was 22-of-37 for 225 yards and two touchdowns in a 16-14 loss to Round Rock in the first round of the playoffs … also had 56 rushing yards in the game.
"Sam doesn't really care about being popular. Hook ‘Em❤️ #AO1, A post shared by Sam Ehlinger (@sehlinger) on Oct 6, 2018 at 4:51pm PDT, RELATED STORIES: The loss of his father — who Sam says “definitely taught me everything that I knew about the [football]” — forced Sam to grow up in a hurry.
Longhorns QB Sam Ehlinger fulfills childhood dream for late father | College GameDayTexas Longhorns quarterback Sam Ehlinger shares his experiences growing up after his father passed away and how his mother became the rock to inspire him to fulfill his childhood dream for his dad. I first met Sam in late 2013, six months after his father, Ross, died in the frigid, choppy waters of San Francisco Bay during the Escape From Alcatraz triathlon. "Come back to that," he told me.
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