An updated look at Texas’ LB depth chart

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Texas made another big splash in the transfer portal with the addition of James Madison linebacker Diamontae Tucker-Dorsey.

Tucker-Dorsey chose the Longhorns after picking up transfer offers from the likes of Texas A&M, Ole Miss, Auburn and UCF. Texas was able to get him to campus for a visit earlier this week and closed the deal on Friday.

The FCS All-American fills a major need in the Texas linebacker room that struggled much of the 2021 season. Tucker-Dorsey has a knack for being around the football. He racked up 116 tackles, nine tackles for loss, 2.5 sacks, two forced fumbles and four takeaways for the Dukes last season.

Expect Tucker-Dorsey to push for playing time as soon as he steps foot on campus. DeMarvion Overshown returns with hopes to end his collegiate career with a bang. Jaylan Ford and David Gbenda showed some flashes last season, but need to figure out more consistency.

Here is an updated look at Texas’ linebacker depth chart with Tucker-Dorsey included.

DeMarvion Overshown, Senior

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Career: 26 games, 153 tackles, 20.5 TFLs, five sacks and three interceptions.

Diamonte Tucker-Dorsey, Senior

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Career stats: 50 games, 205 tackles, four sacks and four interceptions

Jaylan Ford, Junior

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Career stats: 15 games, 67 tackles and six TFLs

David Gbenda, Junior

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Career stats: 15 games, 47 tackles, 2.5 TFLs, one sack and one interception

Devin Richardson, Senior

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Career stats (Texas): Three games and two tackles

Luke Brockermeyer, Senior

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Career stats: 13 games, 74 tackles, five TFLs and two interceptions