Column: College football players need plan if dreams fall through

My alma mater’s football team did not fare well Thanksgiving Day. Ranked 18th in the nation, the University of Texas Longhorns suffered an embarrassing home field defeat by unranked longtime rival Texas Christian University.

The loss probably dampened the day for the team’s nine scholarship seniors, who were playing their last game as Longhorns before a hometown crowd. They were honored before the game for having completed four years of football at Texas.

The Austin American-Statesman reports, “Through attrition, Texas’ senior class has shrunk drastically over the years for a variety of reasons.” Longhorn safety Kenny Vaccaro says, “A lot of guys didn’t last.” He calls himself and the eight other seniors “the proud few.”

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