Countdown to Texas’ kickoff: 25 days

Posted August 8th, 2017


Let’s use Texas’ roster, history and scouting reports to countdown to the start of the 2017 football season. Today, we are only 25 days away from Texas’ home game against Maryland.

Which Longhorn wears No. 25? Junior RB Chris Warren III, who missed eight games last year with a knee injury but will lead all of UT’s returning rushers with his 836 career yards. Warren’s father, who played 11 years in the NFL, ran for 3,121 yards during his time at Virginia and Ferrum College.

Who also wears No. 25: USC RB Ronald Jones II (177 rushes for 1,082 yards, 12 TDs in 2016); TCU WR KaVontae Turpin (30 catches for 295 yards, 1 TD); West Virginia RB Justin Crawford (162 rushes for 1,177 yards, 4 TDs); Texas Tech DB Douglas Coleman III (26 tackles, 1 sacks, 1 TD)


Fun fact about No. 25: In a 48-45 loss to Texas Tech in 2015, Warren ran 25 times for 276 yards. Warren’s 276-yard effort ranks seventh in the UT record books, and only six Longhorns recorded fewer carries in a 200-yard performance. Of the 36 200-yard games at Texas, Chris Gilbert’s 18-touch performance in 1967 came with the lightest workload.

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