Frank Harris, the quarterback for UTSA, can’t play in the Frisco Bowl because he’s hurt.

Frank Harris, the quarterback for UTSA, can’t play in the Frisco Bowl because he’s hurt.

Frank Harris, the quarterback for UTSA, will not play at the Frisco Bowl because he is hurt. This is a shocking end for a record-setting career.

Owen McCown, a redshirt rookie who transferred from Colorado this year, is likely to start within Harris’ place on the field.

A little over an hour before Tuesday’s 8 p.m. game against Marshall, the team said Harris would not be able to play because he hurt his shoulder in UTSA’s last regular season game against Tulane on November 24.

“I would give anything to be present with all of my teammates, but I can’t,” Harris said in UTSA’s news release.

“God has something better planned for me.” Fans, thanks for all your love and support in the last seven years.

I’m grateful for it and don’t take it for anything granted. I’ll always remember it. We hope this is the initial bowl win, but I won’t be available to play tonight. I’ll be right there in the sidelines cheering for my friends.

In a statement from UTSA, coach Jeff Traylor said, “We’re all just heartbroken that Frank won’t get to play today against Marshall during what would have been his last game as a Roadrunner.”

“I’ve coached some tough players, and he would be on the field under center tonight if he could.”

There were rumors about Harris’s health on social media early Tuesday morning. By early afternoon, the betting line had dropped in 12.5 points in favor of UTSA to 7.5 points.

Harris wore a black track suit to watch the first round in quarterback warmups at Toyota Stadium when the Roadrunners got there.

He then went back to the changing room. Harris was not in dress with the rest of his teammates when they came out for the last walkthrough before the game.

Before the game, there were no clear signs that he was hurt. At the final press conference on Monday morning, he talked about how he felt about playing his last game as a Roadrunner.

Harris said, “It hasn’t really hit me yet, but this evening, win or lose, I’ll probably feel some streams coming down my eyes because it’s my last time playing for UTSA.”

It’s been a long time and there have been hard times, but the last couple of seasons have been great. It really means a lot to me, so I’m going to treasure that moment.”

During his seven years at UTSA, Harris set 38 records for the school. He led the Aggies to two Conference USA titles and started almost every game while the 2020 season began.

During his time as a member of the Roadrunners, he has been hurt many times. He missed 2017 and 2018 because his ACL tore, and he only played four games in 2019 before his shoulder injury ended his season.

He played in every game from 2020 to 2022, even though he had a few small injuries. “I told coach I was done,” Harris said on Monday. “I really didn’t think I’d play this year.” “I wasn’t sure if I could walk again.”

During the offseason, he had what he called “some of the most trying times of his life,” thinking about ending his playing days after an infection developed after surgery to clean up his knee.

He also hurt his turf toe against Texas State in the second game about the season and had to miss the following two weeks.

Harris’ knee was on the road to healing after a final procedure in a new doctor, but he hurt his shoulder in fall camp, which made it harder for him to get ready. The team’s depth chart shows who might play in the bowl game instead of other players.

Based on UTSA’s depth chart, the second choice after Harris is either McCown or Eddie Lee Marburger.

During the upcoming American Athletic Conference season, McCown has been asked to play late in four blowouts, but Marburger hasn’t played since September.

Frank Harris, the quarterback for UTSA, will miss the Frisco Bowl because he hurt his arm. This will be the end of his record-setting career.

Fans were let down by the news, which came just before the game against Marshall. Young player Owen McCown, who has a redshirt, will start in Harris’ place.

Harris had a lot of success despite getting hurt a lot. He set 38 school records and led UTSA to Conference USA championships.

The update shows how strong Harris has been through hard times, like when he was thinking about ending his sports career.