Graham turning heads by using head in practice
Freshman defensive end praised for how quickly he picked up playbook.
By earning his stripes, freshman defensive end Ta’Quon Graham has removed one.
Since Texas began practicing last week, the team’s newcomers have been spotted with red stripes decorating their helmets. Coach Tom Herman previously explained that the red stripes were indicators of which players were “pledging” to the football team. (Some Longhorns also wear black stripes on their helmets for video purposes.)
“They’re not quite members of the family yet; they’ve got to go prove it on the practice field, and at some point they’ll get that stripe off,” Herman said Friday.
Defensive coordinator Todd
Defensive end Ta’Quon Graham, a four-star prospect from Temple, is the first incoming freshman this season to prove himself in practice.