Samuel George Ehlinger is an American football quarterback for the Texas Longhorns. He was named the Earl Campbell Rose Award Player of the Year for his efforts against the Kansas State Wildcats and the Oklahoma Sooners in the Red River Rivalry game. He has been selected to play in the Fiesta Bowl and the Rose Bowl for both of his college and professional football seasons. He plans to play for the University of San Francisco in the 2020 NFL Draft.
About Sam Ehlinger in brief
Samuel George Ehlinger is an American football quarterback for the Texas Longhorns. He was a consensus four-star quarterback recruit coming out of Westlake High School in Austin, Texas. In his freshman season with the Longhorns in 2017, Ehlinger split playing time with quarterback Shane Buechele, playing in nine games and compiling a 2–4 record as a starter. Ehlinger solidified his position as Texas’s starting quarterback in his sophomore year, starting in all 14 games and leading his team to the Big 12 Conference Championship game for the first time since 2009 and winning the 2019 Sugar Bowl to end the season 10–4. He declared for the 2021 NFL Draft on January 3, 2021. He is a junior at the University of Texas at Austin, where he is expected to compete for the starting quarterback position in the 2019 NFL Draft. He has been named the Earl Campbell Rose Award Player of the Year for his efforts against the Kansas State Wildcats and the Oklahoma Sooners in the Red River Rivalry game. He graduated as the school’s all-time leader in passing yards and touchdowns and was named the MaxPreps National Junior of the year after his junior season. He committed to play football at Texas in July 2015 and joined the team two years later. He will play his college football for the Longhorns under head coach Tom Herman. He also plays for the San Francisco 49ers and the San Diego Chargers in the NFL with the New England Patriots and the Los Angeles Chargers.
He played in the Senior Bowl for the Philadelphia Eagles in December 2014. He plans to play for the University of San Francisco in the 2020 NFL Draft and is a member of the All-Pac-12 Conference (AFC-12) and the Pac-10 Championship Teams (FCA-10 and AFCA-12). Ehlinger has been selected to play in the Fiesta Bowl and the Rose Bowl for both of his college and professional football seasons. He previously played for the U.S. Army All-American Bowl in 2012 and the NFL Pro-Bowl in 2013. He plays for Texas on the junior college level and has played in two NFL international occasions with the New York Giants and the New Orleans Saints. He has been named to the NFL All-Star Game in 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016. In October 2014, he played in his first game for Texas against the San Jose State Spartans, leading the team to a 56–0 victory with 222 passing yards and a passing touchdown alongside 48 rushing yards. On October 14, he was unable to secure an 8-yard rushing touchdown against the 12th-ranked Oklahoma Rivalry game. In the Red River Rivalry match, he fumbled the ball in the second overtime period, allowing the Sooners to win on a second field goal to send the game into overtime. On November 13, he threw a touchdown pass to wide receiver Armanti Foreman to give Texas a late lead.