2017 NFL Draft

D.J. Monroe, WR

School: Texas  |  Conference: BIG12
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Angleton, TX
Height/Weight: 5-8 / 175 lbs.
Projected Ranking
OverallPositionProj. Rnd.
03/29/2013 - 2013 Texas Pro Day: D.J. Monroe, return specialist (5-7 3/4, 175) - Monroe ran the 40 in 4.38 and 4.40 seconds. He had a 36-inch vertical jump and a 9-foot-11 broad jump. He posted a time of 4.53 seconds in the short shuttle. Monroe returned three kickoffs for touchdowns in his Longhorns career, and could be a rookie free-agent pickup following the 2013 NFL Draft. - Gil Brandt, NFL.com

12/10/2012 - 2012 ALL-BIG 12 HONORABLE MENTION (COACHES): D.J. Monroe (PR/KR), has been selected Honorable Mention All-Big 12 Conference (Coaches selection) for the 2012 college football season. Monroe would lead the conference in kickoff-return average (26.5) by does not enough attempts to qualify. - Mack Brown Texas football

10/01/2012 - WEEK 5 NCAA NATIONAL FBS SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Going up against a team it has struggled with the last couple seasons, Texas needed a spark. The Longhorns got it right after Oklahoma State tied the game at 14-14 when, on the ensuing kickoff, D.J. Monroe returned it 100 yards for a touchdown. It was the third kickoff return for a touchdown in Monroe's career, after two during his freshman season in 2009. - NCAA.com

10/01/2012 - WEEK 5 BIG 12 SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYER OF THE WEEK: DJ Monroe, Texas, KR, Sr, Angleton, Texas,...With the game knotted at 14-all, DJ Monroe fielded a kickoff in the end zone, eventually broke two tackles and sprinted down the sidelines 100 yards for a touchdown to give the Horns a 21-14 first quarter lead at Oklahoma State. Texas ended up winning the game 41-36. It was Monroe's third career kickoff return for a score, eclipsing the UT career record he shared with Fozzy Whittaker. He also had a 20-yard return to gain 120 yards on two kickoff returns and rushed three times for 24 yards to lead UT with 144 all-purpose yards. - Big 12 football

09/02/2012 - WR/RB D.J. Monroe is likely going to spend his senior season trying to hold off freshman Daje Johnson in the speedster packages. But he took full advantage of Johnson's unavailability against Wyoming, gaining 36 yards on five carries and catching one pass for 15 yards. He also was one of three Longhorns to score out of the backfield, running in from the seven-yard line in the second quarter.


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