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Joe Bergeron | Running Back

Team: Texas Longhorns
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 230

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Texas HC Charlie Strong dismissed senior RB Joe Bergeron form the team on Thursday, according to Orange Blood's Anwar Richardson.
Charlie Strong does not mess around. Two days after saying Bergeron run was back "in the mix" at the position, the talented running back is off the team. Bergeron missed a large portion of spring activities due to undisclosed issues that have been linked to academics. Johnathan Gray and Malcolm Brown will combine to make up the Horns' backfield. Jul 25 - 9:57 AM

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Texas senior RB Joe Bergeron could be a "change of pace option" in the NFL, according to CBS Sports' Dane Brugler.

"His blend of quickness and strength for his body type makes him an intriguing change of pace option in the NFL, especially at the goal line and short-yardage situations," Brugler wrote. The 6-foot-1, 230 pound Bergeron has good body control and balance to break through arm tackles and absorb contact. The Longhorns prospect will share the backfield with Malcolm Brown and Johnathan Gray, who should get a bulk of the carries this season. Bergeron finished third on the team in rushing in 2013 with 386 yards, but did have the highest yards per carry average (5.0)of the three backs. Perhaps Bergeron can impress evaluators, and make the most of his carries this year, in the Longhorns crowded backfield.
Source: CBS Sports
Jun 11 - 10:57 AM

Scouts Inc.'s Kevin Weidl is less impressed with Texas junior RB Joe Bergeron than his initial evaluation led on.

Bergeron is a "good back but not nearly as talented as Johnathan Gray," Weidl tweeted, referring to the junior's teammate at Texas. Weidl previously praised Bergeron's skill set for a 230 pound back, including his "vision/patience and lateral agility." Once again, Texas will deploy some intriguing skill position players.
Tue, Jun 18, 2013 09:44:00 AM

Scouts Inc.'s Kevin Weidl really likes Texas junior RB Joe Bergeron's skill set at 230 pounds.

Weidl believes Bergeron has natural power and balance at his size, but his "vision/patience and lateral agility stand out on tape." Bergeron played in 12 games, starting six, in 2012 and rushed for 567 yards and a whopping 16 touchdowns on only 127 carries.
Thu, May 30, 2013 10:18:00 AM

Texas running back Joe Bergeron (hamstring) will miss Saturday's game against Baylor.

The hamstring has bothered Bergeron all month. After rushing for 191 yards against Texas Tecxh on Nov. 5, the freshman has only played once and will now sit out three of the final four regular-season games.
Fri, Dec 2, 2011 11:00:00 PM

Texas running back Joe Bergeron ran for 191 yards and three touchdowns in Saturday's 52-20 win over Texas Tech.

Bergeron's 191 yards led the Texas ground attack that put up 439 rushing yards total. The Longhorns made no attempts to hide their game plan, only throwing the ball 9 times the entire game. Bergeron showed that the team does not need a big aerial game while he's around, averaging 6.6 yards per carry on his 29 rush attempts.
Sat, Nov 5, 2011 03:49:00 PM

Freshman running back Joe Bergeron made the most of his second half against Kansas by rushing for 136 yards on 13 carries.

Bergeron had only 18 carries prior to Saturday. He was given a chance in the second half of a 43-0 rout of Kansas and made the most of his first extended action posting 13-136-2. Bergeron took over for fellow freshman Malcolm Brown, who was 28-119-2 in the first half. Whether the Longhorns now have a freshmen 1-2 punch remains to be seen, but Texas Tech is on deck for Saturday and the Red Raiders have not stopped anybody on the ground.
Mon, Oct 31, 2011 10:51:00 AM