Mandatory Credit: Photo by Stephen Spillman/AP/Shutterstock (13434665a) Texas quarterback Hudson Card (1) throws past West Virginia defensive lineman Dante Stills (55) during the second half of an NCAA college football game, in Austin, Texas West Virginia Texas Football, Austin, United States – 01 Oct 2022
Texas Longhorns’ quarterback Hudson Card has entered the transfer portal, according to reports.
Card was the No. 2-ranked dual-threat quarterback in the class of 2020 when he signed with Texas and then-head coach Tom Herman. Card was named the starter over upperclassman Casey Thompson following the arrival of head coach Steve Sarkisian in 2021 but lost the job back to Thompson after just two games.
This season, Card battled newcomer Quinn Ewers for the starting role. Ewers, who arrived as a highly-touted transfer from Ohio State, was named the starter for the season opener.
After Ewers suffered a shoulder injury against Alabama, Card stepped back onto the field and acquitted himself well against UTSA, Texas Tech, and West Virginia. Texas won two of his three starts, and Card threw for 923 yards with six touchdowns against just one interception in that span.
Still, once Quinn Ewers was healthy, he returned to the starting lineup, and Hudson Card hardly saw the field.
Card’s departure is not a huge surprise. Ewers is firmly entrenched as the starter, and five-star recruit Arch Manning is on his way to Austin this spring. To find playing time, Card will have to seek it elsewhere.
Due to his high ranking as a high school recruit and his strong performance while at Texas, Card should find many eager suitors. Several Texas schools will be in the market for a talented quarterback, but Card will draw interest from schools all over the country.
As Texas prepares for its bowl game, Ewers appears to be the only quarterback on the Longhorns’ roster with collegiate experience. Maalik Murphy should step into the backup role while Texas awaits Arch Manning’s arrival on campus.