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Longhorn newcomers reveal jersey numbers as Texas holds its first football practice

Posted July 31st, 2017

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On Monday, the Class of 2017 made its debut.

Texas opened the week with its first football practice of the season, and 16 members of Texas’ 2017 recruiting class were at the Denius Fields. (Defensive lineman Jamari Chisholm and receiver Damion Miller are not yet with the team). Quarterback Sam Ehlinger, running back Toneil Carter and kicker Joshua Rowland went through spring drills at UT, so they were already on the Texas roster. Monday, though, provided onlookers with a first glimpse at the other newcomers.

Some of the players — like Spring Westfield running back Daniel Young and Humble Atascocita offensive lineman Samuel Cosmi — were suited up in the same jersey numbers they wore in high school. Other players had to switch numbers because their jersey was taken by an established veteran (in wide receiver Jordan Pouncey’s case, that was incumbent quarterback Shane Buechele). Cade Brewer is wearing a new number since the No. 10 he wore at Lake Travis is retired at Texas.

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Here are the jersey numbers that were assigned to the incoming players. Graduate transfer Kendall Moore, a tight end from Syracuse, will wear No. 88:

QUARTERBACK

  • No. 11: Sam Ehlinger

Read more: A possible “steal,” Daniel Young looks to stand out in Texas’ backfield

RUNNING BACK

  • No. 30: Toneil Carter
  • No. 32: Daniel Young

Read more: Seeking a starring role, Jordan Pouncey brings a little Hollywood to Texas’ receiving corps

WIDE RECEIVER

  • No. 85: Damion Miller
  • No. 86: Jordan Pouncey

Read more: Lake Travis’ Cade Brewer packs on the Freshman 15 (and then some)

TIGHT ENDS

  • No. 80: Cade Brewer
  • No. 81: Reese Leitao

Read more: Samuel Cosmi’s journey from Houston to Texas fulfills a dream

OFFENSIVE LINE

  • No. 52: Samuel Cosmi
  • No. 68: Derek Kerstetter

Read more: Giving up, going home not an option for Jamari Chisholm

DEFENSIVE LINE

  • No. 49: Ta’Quon Graham
  • No. 91: Jamari Chisholm
  • No. 92: Max Cummins

Read more: Marqez Bimage is the latest stop on the Brenham-to-Texas pipeline

LINEBACKER

  • No. 33: Gary Johnson
  • No. 42: Marqez Bimage

Read more: Hooks DB Montrell Estell is casting his lot with the Longhorns

DEFENSIVE BACKS

  • No. 29: Josh Thompson
  • No. 38: Kobe Boyce
  • No. 39: Montrell Estell

KICKER

  • No. 49: Joshua Rowland

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