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D.J. Monroe Finds His Groove

Updated: Saturday, August 3 2013, 09:47 PM CDT
D.J. Monroe first introduced himself with an 89-yard touchdown kickoff return in 2009.

"To be honest with you, it just seems like yesterday," says Monroe.

That was then and ever since -- longhorns fans are still waiting for his breakout season. As a fifth-year senior, Monroe's a mystery. So much talent, so few touches.
 
"He see's the big picture," says Texas offensive lineman Trey Hopkins. "He sees, 'this is what the team needs, the coaches need.' He's willing to take the back seat sometimes."

But when his number's called, Monroe takes advantage. He's scored in every game this season.

"When he gets the ball in his hand, he's going to do whatever he has to do, claw scratch to make a play for us," says Hopkins.

"D.J has been a driving player," says UT wide receiver Mike Davis. "Always confident, tough. He runs like he's 200 pounds."
 
Throughout his career, Monroe has been a man of many talents. From wide receiver to running back and back to receiver.

"I've accepted my role as a player on the team," says Monroe. "At this point I'm just doing whatever it takes to win, not really worry about the whole position thing."

But as a kick returner, D.J. has more than proven he's worthy. Against Oklahoma State he ran back his third touchdown on a return, the most in school history.

"I'm so proud for him and of him," says Texas head coach Mack Brown. "He's really helping our football team. What a great run that was."

And now as Monroe's run in Austin ends, the fifth-year senior is finally giving UT fans some answers.
D.J. Monroe Finds His Groove


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Scores & Schedules

August 29, 2014 09:13 GMT

AMERICAN LEAGUE

Detroit 3 N-Y Yankees 2

Baltimore 5 Tampa Bay 4

Cleveland 3 Chi White Sox 2

Minnesota 11 Kansas City 5, 10 Innings

Houston 4 Texas 2

L.A. Angels 4 Oakland 3, 10 Innings

NATIONAL LEAGUE

Cincinnati 7 Chi Cubs 2

San Francisco 4 Colorado 1

Atlanta 6 N-Y Mets 1

AMERICAN LEAGUE Friday's Games

Minnesota (May 0-3) at Baltimore (Mi.Gonzalez 6-7), 7:05 p.m.

N.Y. Yankees (Capuano 1-3) at Toronto (Buehrle 11-8), 7:07 p.m.

Boston (Ranaudo 2-0) at Tampa Bay (Archer 8-6), 7:10 p.m.

Cleveland (Salazar 4-6) at Kansas City (J.Vargas 10-6), 8:10 p.m.

Detroit (Verlander 11-11) at Chicago White Sox (Carroll 5-8), 8:10 p.m.

Texas (Undecided) at Houston (Oberholtzer 4-9), 8:10 p.m.

Oakland (Lester 13-8) at L.A. Angels (Weaver 14-7), 10:05 p.m.

NATIONAL LEAGUE Friday's Games

Cincinnati (Leake 10-11) at Pittsburgh (Volquez 11-7), 7:05 p.m.

Philadelphia (D.Buchanan 6-7) at N.Y. Mets (deGrom 6-6), 7:10 p.m.

Miami (Koehler 9-9) at Atlanta (E.Santana 13-7), 7:35 p.m.

Chicago Cubs (Hendricks 5-1) at St. Louis (S.Miller 8-9), 8:15 p.m.

Colorado (Bergman 1-2) at Arizona (Collmenter 9-7), 9:40 p.m.

L.A. Dodgers (Haren 11-10) at San Diego (Cashner 2-6), 10:10 p.m.

Milwaukee (W.Peralta 15-8) at San Francisco (Vogelsong 7-9), 10:15 p.m.

INTERLEAGUE

Washington (Zimmermann 9-5) at Seattle (F.Hernandez 13-4), 10:10 p.m.

NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE PRESEASON

Atlanta 24 Jacksonville 14

Detroit 23 Buffalo 0

Cincinnati 35 Indianapolis 7

Green Bay 34 Kansas City 14

Philadelphia 37 N-Y Jets 7

Miami 14 St. Louis 13

Carolina 10 Pittsburgh 0

N-Y Giants 16 New England 13

Washington 24 Tampa Bay 10

Baltimore 22 New Orleans 13

Cleveland 33 Chicago 13

Denver 27 Dallas 3

Minnesota 19 Tennessee 3

San Francisco 40 Houston 13

San Diego 12 Arizona 9

Oakland 41 Seattle 31

TOP-25 COLLEGE FOOTBALL

(21) Texas A-and-M 52 ( 9) South Carolina 28

(18) Mississippi 35 Boise State 13

(19) Arizona State 45 Weber State 14

Friday's Game

No. 8 Michigan State vs. Jacksonville State, 7:30 p.m.

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