Texas offensive tackle, #68, Desmond Harrison, works on pass blocking during practice held at the University of Texas in Austin, Texas, on Monday, August 5, 2013. (RODOLFO GONZALEZ / AMERICAN-STATESMAN)

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Countdown to Texas’ kickoff: 68 days

Posted June 26th, 2017

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Let’s use Texas’ roster, history and scouting reports to countdown to the start of the 2017 football season. Today, we are only 68 days away from Texas’ home game against Maryland.

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Which Longhorn wears No. 68? Nobody, although 68 was incoming lineman Derek Kerstetter’s number at San Antonio Reagan. Longhorn fans may remember OL Desmond Harrison in that jersey.

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Who also wears No. 68? TCU OL Joseph Noteboom (13 starts in 2016); San Jose State OL Keoni Taylor (11 starts); Baylor OL Ishmael Wilson (11 starts)

Fun fact about No. 68: Texas Ex John Harris led all UT receivers in 2014 with his 68 receptions, the longest of which was a 68-yard catch against Texas Tech. Only one other Longhorn — Harris’ 2014 teammate Jaxon Shipley — exceeded 40 receptions during Charlie Strong’s three years in Austin.

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