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Tom Herman Announces Texas' 5 Captains For 2019 Season

Tom Herman walking down the Texas Longhorns sideline.

AUSTIN, TX - OCTOBER 07: Head coach Tom Herman of the Texas Longhorns watches players warm up before the game against the Kansas State Wildcats at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium on October 7, 2017 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images)

With the season opener nearly one week away for the Texas Longhorns, Tom Herman finally announced the team's captains. All but one of them is entering their season year.

Texas is coming off a bounce-back season in 2018, where Herman led the program to a 10-4 record. Although the team fell short in the Big 12 Championship to Oklahoma, it didn't stop them from earning a trip to the Sugar Bowl.

Arguably the top contributor from last year's team, Sam Ehlinger, is preparing for another strong season. As most fans expected, the dual-threat quarterback is one of the five team captains.

In addition to Ehlinger, Herman went with two other offensive players as captains. Offensive lineman Zach Shackelford and wide receiver Collin Johnson also received the honor from their head coach.

The two defensive players that will serve as captains are Brandon Jones and Malcolm Roach.

Jones is the leader of the secondary, whereas Roach is the anchor of the defensive line.

All five captains for Texas should provide the team with great leadership and production on the field.

Ehlinger is the only captain for the Longhorns that isn't a senior. Regardless, the talented quarterback enters this fall as a potential candidate to win the Heisman Trophy.

Texas will need their captains to play exceptional football this fall if they want to contend for the College Football Playoff.