Sophomore fullback Moss to leave team

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The Longhorns lost another player this spring, this time in the form of sophomore fullback Chet Moss.

Moss played in four games during his 2011 freshman campaign. Texas head coach Mack Brown officially stated that Moss, a Cedar Park graduate, will take off from spring drills to direct his attention towards school.

“Texas sophomore FB Chet Moss will not participate in the remainder of the Longhorns’ spring drills to focus his attention solely on academics,” head coach Mack Brown said Thursday.

Moss ended the fall semester on rocky terms. He was arrested in November on public intoxication charges, and he was not present at the Holiday Bowl. His mug shot from that November arrest recently surfaced on the Texas sports fan forum, Orange Bloods.

Texas lost defensive tackle Calvin Howell earlier this spring after he made the decision to transfer. Brown cited “personal reasons” as the explanation for his departure. Howell was arrested on Jan. 29 in San Marcos on charges of marijuana possession.