Texas QB Ehlinger declares for NFL draft

Texas quarterback Sam Ehlinger announced Sunday that his college career is over and he will enter the NFL draft.

Ehlinger’s decision comes one day after the Longhorns fired coach Tom Herman and replaced him with Alabama offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian.

“I want to think Longhorn Nation for this incredible ride,” Ehlinger said in a video posted on Twitter. “… I now know that it’s time for me to go to the NFL. It is my highest hope that I make all of your proud in the next chapter of my football career.”

Ehlinger finishes his Texas career ranked second in passing yards (11,436) and passing touchdowns (94). Colt McCoy is the program leader in both categories — 13,253 yards and 112 touchdowns from 2006-09.

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Texas Longhorns QB Sam Ehlinger. (Ben Queen-USA TODAY Sports)

This season, Ehlinger passed for 2,566 yards and 26 touchdowns against five interceptions in 10 games. He also rushed for 377 yards and eight scores.

Ehlinger rushed for 1,907 yards and 33 touchdowns during his career.

Texas said Ehlinger has accepted an invitation to play in the Senior Bowl on Jan. 30.

–Field Level Media (@FieldLevelMedia)