Two starring Texas Longhorns wearing No. 5 led to Sam Pittman’s case of mistaken identity Monday.
At his Monday press conference Arkansas Coach Pittman spoke of running back’s Bijan Robinson’s versatility as a punt returner and kick returner.
Robinson was just named the Walter Camp Award Offensive Player of the Week for his 176 all purpose yards performance in the Longhorns’ 38-18 victory over the then nationally 23rd ranked University of Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns last Saturday in Austin, Texas.
Robinson’s yards came without return. He netted 103 yards rushing and a touchdown and 73 yards receiving with a touchdown.
It’s defensive back D’Shawn Jamison, wearing No. 5 as does Robinson, who is Texas’ outstanding kickoff returner/punt returner. Jamison last season returned a kickoff for a 100-yard touchdown and last Saturday popped a long return recalled by penalty.
Pittman isn’t the first confused by the two No. 5’s. It was reported in Austin that publications variously have credited the wrong No. 5 for the other’s achievements.