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The Top 5 Moments In Longhorn Sports This Year

5.

This video is just the fuckin best. No other way to put it. Do other schools have fans this cute? Probably not.

4.

No doubt this is the best touchdown to ever be scored by an offensive lineman in the history of the game of football. With WVU on the ropes but the game not yet sealed, Sam Cosmi put the ball in his own hands. Big time, big boy players, make big time plays, in big time games. And that is exactly what this was.

The Sam 2 Sam connect, the quick release up field, blazing speed, the juke to cause a WVU defender to fall flat on his face and then the absolute truck stick into the End Zone. Just incredible. Show me another TD scored by an offensive lineman in the existence of football that has that much athleticism, pizazz, grit, and with so much on the line. I’ll wait…

3.

I think about this video a lot. The spike, the stare down, the hair toss. I’ll never be that cool. Neither will you. Just so much swag and sass from Jhenna Gabriel.

2.

Note to all Texas baseball and softball players out there — a perfect game will always land you on my Top 5 Best Moments list. An absolutely incredible feat. But what makes Miranda’s perfect game even more ridiculous is that this was the SECOND perfect game of her collegiate career. Unreal.

1.

Dear Cancer, Fuck You. Sincerely, Andrew Jones.

For real though, give Andrew Jones all the ESPY Awards. Best Game. Best Individual Performance. Best Comeback. Best Breakthrough Athlete. Best College Athlete. Best Viral Sports Moment. Best Upset. Give Andrew Jones all of them. Because that wasn’t just the best Longhorn sports moment of the year, that’s THE best sports moment of the year — doesn’t matter what school, professional league, pee wee team, etc. You can’t beat that.

Just a giant fuck you to cancer.

When AJ was diagnosed, he was just 19 years old. His career, hopes, dreams and life all put in jeopardy. Nothing could have been more scary and devastating.

He wasn’t just an a average college athlete or role player before he was diagnosed, he was an absolute stud.

As a true freshmen (2017-2018 season) he averaged 11.4 points per game and could have turned pro the following year. However, AJ opted to return to UT for his sophomore year to help increase his draft stock. He picked up right where he left off; increasing his scoring average, increasing his shooting percentage by 10 percent and increasing his three point percentage average from 32.8% to 46.3%. But after just playing ten games, he was diagnosed with leukemia.

AJ didn’t shy away from it though. He stared death right in the face.

“The disease cancer has always been my biggest fear. I really had to face my fears. I’ll be optimistic. It’s not my time yet.

Throughout the entire process he constantly posted updates on his social media and even attended games and practices.

I would like to think I’d have that same type of courage and strength, but unfortunately I probably would just seclude myself in a dark room, binge watch Netflix and maybe live tweet The Bachelor on Mondays. I mean I sprained my ankle in September and essentially haven’t gotten off my couch since.

But AJ isn’t me. He fucking battled and he won.

And in the first game of the season and his first game back since his diagnosis, he went OFF for a career high of 20 points on 4/5 from three point range. Absolutely crazy. Especially considering the fact he was still doing chemo in September!

We’re all witnesses. Thank you for the inspiration, AJ! And more importantly, congrats on taking the No. 1 spot on the list!

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