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Countdown to Texas’ kickoff: 23 days

Posted August 10th, 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 23 days away from Texas’ home game against Maryland.

Which Longhorn wears No. 23? LB Jeffrey McCulloch, who will compete with senior Naashon Hughes for playing time after compiling 23 tackles during his freshman year. Junior DB Jordan Strickland, who has yet to play at Texas, also wears No. 23.

Who also wears No. 23? San Jose State DB Trevon Bierria (54 tackles, 2 interceptions in 2016); Oklahoma RB Abdul Adams (53 rushes for 283 yards)

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Fun fact about No. 23: Last year, D’Onta Foreman ran his way to the 23rd 1,000-yard season in UT’s history. In 1966, Chris Gilbert became Texas’ first 1,000-yard rusher. Cedric Benson, who played at Texas from 2001-04, is the only four-time entrant into the 1,000-yard Club.

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