Sophomore running back Johnathan Gray (Achilles) and senior defensive tackle Chris Whaley (knee) will both require season-ending surgery, Texas announced Sunday.
Gray hobbled to the sideline after making a six-yard catch early in the third quarter and did not return to the game. He went to the locker room and spent the rest of the night using crutches and with a boot on his right foot. Gray is the team's leading rusher with 780 yards, the third-most in the Big 12, and four touchdowns this season.
Whaley was carted off the field during the first half of Texas' 47-40 overtime win over West Virginia in the first half. He's made 25 tackles, five for loss, including two sacks.
A highly touted running back coming out of high school, the 295-pound Whaley returned an interception 31 yards for a touchdown in the Longhorns' win over Oklahoma and sparked Texas to a lopsided win over Kansas with a 40-yard fumble return for a touchdown. Those two plays made him the first defensive linemen in school history with multiple touchdowns.
Texas hosts Oklahoma State this Saturday.