Three of the Texas Longhorns football players received national recognition from the College Football Performance Awards for accomplishments in week seven. Senior RB Fozzy Whittaker was selected as Kickoff Returner of the Week. Freshman RB Malcolm Brown earned honorable mentions for Running Back of the Week. Senior PK Justin Tucker earned honorable mentions for Kickoff Specialist of the week.
Whittaker returned a third-quarter kickoff 100 yards for a touchdown. This allowed Whittaker to have back-to-back games with a 100-yard kickoff return for a touchdown, tying the school record for career touchdown returns (D.J. Monroe). Whittaker set a school record for most kickoff return yards in a single game with 252, which broke the previous mark of 159 by Quan Cosby against Texas A&M in 2007. Whittaker had six returns, averaging 42.0 yards per attempt, also a school record for a single game.
Brown earned his second career 100-yard rushing game with a season-high of 135 yards on 19 carries. He had 110 yards on 22 attempts earlier this year at UCLA.
Tucker also made a 34-yard field goal in the second quarter and is now 8-of-9 (.889) on field goal attempts this season and 31-of-36 (.861) for his career.