Texas offensive tackle Paden Kelley, a redshirt freshman projected to be in the Longhorns’ two-deep rotation, will not play in the team’s Sept. 4 opener against Rice because of an unspecified violation of team rules, coach Mack Brown said. Brown said Kelley will be allowed to play Sept. 11 against Wyoming.
Running back Vondrell McGee, who received a one-game suspension in April after his arrest on a charge of driving while intoxicated, also will miss the Rice game. Others who will miss the opener because of injuries include offensive tackle Tray Allen (foot), tight end D.J. Grant (knee) and 2010 signees Demarco Cobbs (hamstring) and Tevin Jackson (wrist).
_ Jimmy Burch