Chet Moss

Third-year reserves Chet Moss and Leroy Scott were dismissed from the football program for violating team rules, head coach Charlie Strong said on Sunday.

Moss was rated the 16th-best inside linebacker recruit by ESPN in 2011. He appeared in four games on defense and special teams his freshman season before moving to fullback prior in 2012. Starting once at fullback against Oklahoma State in 2012, Moss played in 23 consecutive games in 2012 and 2013 before missing the final three games on suspension.  

Scott ranked in ESPN’s top 150 and was the sixth-highest rated corner of his 2011 class. He played in 38 games over his three-year career and was named the team’s co-special teams player of the year for 2013 season. Scott was expected to compete for significant reps this fall but will now have to look to play elsewhere.

Sophomore running back/ wide receiver Daje Johnson and junior fullback Chet Moss have been suspended for Texas’ game against Texas Tech on Nov. 28 for violating team rules.

Johnson ranks fifth on the Longhorns with 121 rushing yards on 22 carries this season. He has also hauled in 22 receptions for 168 yards and a touchdown.

Moss played in each of Texas’ first ten games this season, recording three tackles on special teams.  

Sophomore fullback Moss to leave team

The Longhorns lost another player this spring, this time in the form of sophomore fullback Chet Moss.

Moss played in four games during his 2011 freshman campaign. Texas head coach Mack Brown officially stated that Moss, a Cedar Park graduate, will take off from spring drills to direct his attention towards school.

“Texas sophomore FB Chet Moss will not participate in the remainder of the Longhorns’ spring drills to focus his attention solely on academics,” head coach Mack Brown said Thursday.

Moss ended the fall semester on rocky terms. He was arrested in November on public intoxication charges, and he was not present at the Holiday Bowl. His mug shot from that November arrest recently surfaced on the Texas sports fan forum, Orange Bloods.

Texas lost defensive tackle Calvin Howell earlier this spring after he made the decision to transfer. Brown cited “personal reasons” as the explanation for his departure. Howell was arrested on Jan. 29 in San Marcos on charges of marijuana possession.