Countdown to Texas’ kickoff: 14 days

Posted August 19th, 2017


Let’s use Texas’ roster, history and scouting reports to countdown to the start of the 2017 football season. Today, we are only 14 days away from Texas’ home game against Maryland.

Which Longhorn wears No. 14? WR Lorenzo Joe, who turned one of last year’s eight catches into a key 61-yard reception against Baylor. This is Joe’s third jersey at Texas — he wore No. 84 in 2014 and No. 5 from 2015-16 — and he replaces Texas Ex Dylan Haines as the No. 14 on UT’s roster. Once a walk-on from Lago Vista, Haines’ 13 career interceptions rank in a tie for fifth in the school record books.

Who also wears No. 14? USC QB Sam Darnold (3,086 passing yards, 31 TDs in 2016); Oklahoma LB Emmanuel Beal (81 tackles, 2 forced fumbles); Baylor WR Chris Platt (35 catches for 567 yards, 4 TDs); Texas Tech WR Dylan Cantrell (58 catches for 675 yards, 8 TDs)


Fun fact about No. 14: In Texas’ 17-16 win over national-ranked Virginia on Oct. 21, 1995, Ricky Williams ran 14 times for 139 yards. That was the first 100-yard game of Williams’ collegiate career. He would go one to meet that milestone a school-record 28 times.

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