Countdown to Texas’ kickoff: 16 days

Posted August 17th, 2017


Let’s use Texas’ roster, history and scouting reports to countdown to the start of the 2017 football season. Today, we are only 16 days away from Texas’ home game against Maryland.

Which Longhorn wears No. 16? WR Davion Curtis, a three-star recruit from Temple who redshirted this past season, and QB Blake Nevins, who walked onto UT’s football team. Longtime UT fans likely remember Robert Brewer wearing that number in the 1982 Cotton Bowl. The Texas Ex is the father of ex-Texas Tech QB Michael Brewer and current Baylor QB Charlie Brewer.

Who also wears No. 16? Kansas State QB Jesse Ertz (1,755 passing yards, 1,012 rushing yards, 21 total TDs in 2016); Texas Tech QB Nic Shimonek (464 passing yards, 6 TDs)


Fun fact about No. 16: Donnie Little completed 11 of his 16 passes in a 306-yard outing against Rice in 1980. Of the 54 300-yard passing performance in Texas’ history, only two featured fewer than 20 pass attempts. In UT’s 1985 meeting with Rice, Todd Dodge turned 19 pass attempts into 359 yards.

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