Keaontay Ingram, the No. 26 freshman running back for the Texas Longhorns, earned his spot on the team following a remarkable high school career as a star running back in his hometown of Carthage, Texas.
At Carthage High School, the 6-foot, 205-pound Ingram logged an average of 107.4 rushing yards per game, with 390 carries and 39 rushing touchdowns, according to Maxpreps.com. Those stats earned him a No. 9 ranking in Texas, and No. 66 nationally.
With the Longhorns, Ingram is already primed for a record-setting freshman season, according to Burnt Orange Nation, a blog covering Texas Longhorns sports. During the team’s Oct. 13 game against the Baylor Bears, he rushed 110 yards, making him the first Longhorn to exceed 100 yards rushed in three years. For the season, he has two touchdowns rushing and one receiving, with 455 total yards rushed and 77 attempts.