AUSTIN, Texas (AP) Texas middle linebacker Malik Jefferson has been taken out of Saturday's game against No. 11 West Virginia to be evaluated for a head injury. School officials say the sophomore won't return.
Jefferson left early in the first quarter. His inspired play – 17 tackles and two sacks the previous two weeks – had helped the Longhorns win consecutive games against Baylor and Texas Tech.
He had three tackles, including one for a loss, and a quarterback hurry against the Mountaineers before leaving the game Saturday.
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West Virginia leads at halftime 17-13.
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