AUSTIN (KXAN) — For just the second time in Tom Herman’s head coaching tenure, he’s added a new team captain midway through the season.
In a video tweeted out by Texas football on Thursday, Herman announced senior receiver Devin Duvernay as the Longhorns’ sixth team captain.
“The overall leadership and production both on and off the field, so I would like to introduce to you, your newest captain, Devin Duvernay,” Herman said in the video while the team erupted in applause.
“I do everything for y’all,” Duvernay said to the team. “All the wins, every single game, I’m gonna go out there and give it my all for all of y’all. Practice, games, on the field, off the field, it’s all for y’all. [I] appreciate y’all, appreciate coach Herman. Hook ’em.”
Throughout the season, coaches and players have been extolling Duvernay’s leadership, and on the field, his production is unquestioned.
He leads the team with 45 receptions and 463 receiving yards. He’s also tied for the team lead with four touchdown catches, and he added another touchdown rushing against West Virginia.
“His development off the field and on the field as a leader, vocal, how much he’s grown in three years since I’ve been here, it’s unbelievable,” offensive coordinator Tim Beck said. “He’s having an incredible season — almost story book. I’m really proud of him, love him. I think his development and what he stands for in our program and for a lot of young men out there is really special.”