Head coach Mack Brown confirmed Monday that defensive end Jackson Jeffcoat will return for the Longhorns next season. He suffered from a season-ending pectoral injury during Texas’ loss to Oklahoma.
He had four sacks so far this season to begin his once promising junior campaign.
“Jackson has already told us he is coming back,” Brown said.
The defense only has two seniors on defense this season with defensive end Alex Okafor and safety Kenny Vaccaro. Junior linebacker Jordan Hicks will also return next year.