Texas' Ehlinger aiming to fundraise $1M for COVID-19 relief
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Texas quarterback Sam Ehlinger is the latest college football star to use his status to try to help those affected by the coronavirus pandemic.

Ehlinger announced Friday on social media that he's started a GoFundMe with the aim of raising $1 million.

Ehlinger said the money will go to national and local causes, such as the Boys and Girls Club of America, Austin's Pets Alive, and the Central Texas Food Bank.

The Texas star is following in the footsteps of fellow quarterback Trevor Lawrence of Clemson.

Lawrence and his girlfriend, Marissa Mowry, began their own GoFundMe for COVID-19 relief efforts on Tuesday. The page was briefly deactivated based on orders from Clemson's compliance department, but the NCAA stepped in and allowed the fundraiser to resume.

Ehlinger applauded Lawrence and Mowry, who plays soccer at Anderson University, for their "incredible" idea. He also credited Texas and the NCAA for allowing him to create his own fundraising effort.

As of Friday evening, Ehlinger has raised nearly $19,000.

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