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The Longhorns went through a large stretch of mediocre and sometimes invisible ground attacks between 2008 and 2010. When Malcolm Brown picked Texas over 16 other Division I football programs, a lot of hype followed.
He was the No. 1 running back and the No. 10 recruit in the nation in the 2011 recruiting class, according to Rivals.com. He started his career on a good note when he rushed for 635 yards and five touchdowns and racked up more than 100 yards in three games during the first seven games of his true freshman season.
The momentum came to an end when he missed three of the final six games with injury. The adversity faced during his first season was just the beginning of what was the come, as the injury bug was not finished with the former 5-star.
Brown kicked off his sophomore year on a high note with 105 yards on 14 attempts and a touchdown in the first game of the season, but he only had two rushing attempts for five yards in the second game of the 2012 season. He rushed for 128 yards and two touchdowns against Ole Miss in the third game but was sidelined with an ankle injury and missed the following five games, which allowed true freshman Johnathan Gray to secure the No. 1 running back role moving forward.
But Brown proved that he was not going to give up in 2013.
He fell behind Gray and Joe Bergeron at times on the depth chart and had 23 carries for 63 yards through the first five games of the season. He turned up the competition against Oklahoma and rushed 23 times for 120 yards as the No. 2 running back behind Gray.
When Gray went down with a season-ending Achilles injury against West Virginia, Brown took over as the No. 1 guy and finished the season with back-to-back-to-back games of rushing for more than 100 yards.
There has not been an official time table set for Gray's return from injury, which means Brown will likely be the No. 1 guy for the 2014 season. If he continues to stay healthy and perform the way he did last year, he should be set for a solid senior campaign.