Texas Longhorns sophomore quarterback Jerrod Heard suffered a shoulder injury in practice Tuesday, the university announced Wednesday.
Texas just announced QB Jerrod Heard suffered a shoulder injury in practice Tuesday. His status is being evaluated.— Brian Davis (@BDavisAAS) March 30, 2016
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UT release: QB Jerrod Heard injured his shoulder in Tuesday's practice. Unsure of severity, but UT usually doesn't update us on minor ones.— Dennis de la Pena (@dennisonfox7) March 30, 2016
Heard is competing with senior Tyrone Swoopes and freshman Shane Buechele for the starting job.
In 12 games as a redshirt freshman last season, Heard completed 92 of his 159 pass attempts for 1,214 yards and five TDs. He threw five interceptions. He also rushed for 561 yards and three TDs, averaging 4.0 yards per carry.
Swoopes passed for 537 yards and four TDs, and rushed for 451 yards and 12 TDs in 11 games in 2015.