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2 Texas RBs Enter NCAA Transfer Portal

A Texas Longhorns football helmet sitting on the field.

BOULDER, CO - OCTOBER 04: A helmet of the Texas Longhorns lies on the field as the team warms up prior to facing the Colorado Buffaloes at Folsom Field on October 4, 2008 in Boulder, Colorado. Texas defeated Colorado 38-14. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

The NCAA transfer portal has quickly become one of the most popular subjects in college football with big name quarterbacks like Jalen Hurts, Tate Martell, and Justin Fields all jumping in and moving to other top schools. Now the Texas Longhorns have to deal with two of their running backs entering the now-infamous transfer portal.

According to The Dallas Morning News, Texas junior running backs Kyle Porter and Tristian Houston have both entered their names into the transfer portal.

Porter appeared in two games in 2018, making just one rush attempt for two yards and a touchdown. He saw significantly more time in 2016 and 2017, during which he had 129 carries for 466 yards and four touchdowns.

Houston has not seen the field since 2016. He has three rushing attempts for three yards in four years at Texas.

The announcement comes on the heels of two Texas quarterbacks entering their names into the pool of transfer applicants. Cameron Rising announced he is going to Utah, while Shane Buechele is still awaiting his own fate.

Texas running back Toneil Carter has already found his new home after entering the transfer portal. After seeing no snaps in 2018, he ultimately moved to Sam Houston State.

With Porter and Houston leaving, the Longhorns will be left with only two running backs that have touched the ball - Keaontay Ingram and Daniel Young.