AUSTIN (KXAN) — Longhorns running back Chris Warren is transferring from the Texas program, the school announced on Monday.
“After putting a lot of thought into it with my family, I talked to Coach Herman this morning and let him know I have decided it’s in my best interest to transfer from The University of Texas to continue my education and football career. It was a difficult decision, and I’m thankful to all of my teammates and coaches I’ve had on the 40 Acres. Texas is a special place, and I’m appreciative to have had the opportunity to grow as a person and a student-athlete here. I’ve formed so many great relationships and memories and will cherish them forever. I will miss my teammates and The University of Texas, and I will forever bleed burnt orange. Thank you all for the support,” Warren said in a statement sent out by the UT athletic department.
In 2017, Warren carried the ball 71 times rushing for 314 yards and six touchdowns. His best outing of the season was against San Jose State rushing for 166 yards and 2 touchdowns. Over the final weeks of the season, Warren moved into a tight end/H back role finishing sixth on the team in receptions with 18 catches for 229 yards.
Warren burst onto the scene at the end of his freshman season when he rushed for 276 yards against Texas Tech, setting the UT single-game freshman running record. In his sophomore season, Warren started two of Texas’ first four games, but suffered a season-ending knee injury at Oklahoma State.