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Reports: Texas TE Blake Whiteley suffers torn ACL in practice

Sep 13, 2014; Arlington, TX, USA; Texas Longhorns tight end M.J. McFarland (85) celebrates making a touchdown with fullback Alex De La Torre (36) against the UCLA Bruins during the second quarter at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

Sep 13, 2014; Arlington, TX, USA; Texas Longhorns tight end M.J. McFarland (85) celebrates making a touchdown with fullback Alex De La Torre (36) against the UCLA Bruins during the second quarter at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

The Texas Longhorns reportedly suffered another major loss at tight end on Thursday after sophomore Blake Whiteley tore his ACL in practice on Thursday, according to Horns Digest. Horns247 confirmed the report a short time later.

The news comes less than a day after the NCAA ruled that 2015 signee Devonaire Clarington must retake his ACT, which will at the least delay his enrollment at Texas by a semester. Horns Digest is also reporting that sophomore tight end Andrew Beck suffered a knee injury in practice several days ago.

All told, the losses at an already thin position for the Horns will put more pressure on players like senior Alex De La Torre, freshman DeAndre McNeal, and redshirt freshman Garrett Gray, the only remaining healthy scholarship tight ends on the roster.

(h/t Burnt Orange Nation)

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