Texas suspends three ahead of bowl game

Tom Herman

Texas suspended three players for the Dec. 29 Academy Sports + Outdoors Texas Bowl, Longhorns coach Tom Herman announced. 

True freshman running back Toneil Carter, junior tight end Garrett Gray and sophomore receiver Lil'Jordan Humphrey were suspended for an unspecified violation of team rules, according to Herman. 

Humphrey caught 37 passes for 431 yards, Carter rushed for 263 yards and three touchdowns and Gray had four receptions for 18 yards. 

The suspensions leave Texas (6-6) without at least seven players when it faces Missouri (7-5) in the bowl game at Houston. Junior defense tackle Chris Nelson will miss the contest with an elbow injury, while offensive tackle Connor Williams, safety DeShon Elliott and cornerback Holton Hill are all skipping the contest after declaring for the 2018 NFL draft.

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