Texas DB Jahdae Barron named Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week

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Texas defensive back Jahdae Barron has been named Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week. It marks the first Texas player to take home Big 12 honors this season and Barron’s first of his career.

Barron made the biggest play of the game late in the third quarter against UTSA. He picked off a Frank Harris Jr pass and took it to the crib for a pick-six. The interception and his six tackles helped Texas put away the Roadrunners 41-20.

Texas’ defense looks much improved through three games of the season so far. They rebounded from a sluggish start vs. UTSA with a shutdown second half.

The Longhorns travel to Lubbock on Saturday for their first Big 12 Conference test of the year against Texas Tech. Barron and the defense need another good performance to get Texas off to a 1-0 start in league play.

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