Countdown to Texas’ kickoff: 11 days

Posted August 22nd, 2017


Let’s use Texas’ roster, history and scouting reports to countdown to the start of the 2017 football season. Today, we are only 11 days away from Texas’ home game against Maryland.

Which Longhorn wears No. 11? For a third straight season, No. 11 will be worn by defensive back P.J. Locke III. A nickelback, Locke has recorded 47 tackles and two interceptions in his collegiate career. Locke will share his number this fall with quarterback Sam Ehlinger, a four-star recruit from nearby Westlake.

Texas quarterback Sam Ehlinger works on his footwork and passing skills during a practice held at the Denius Fields on Aug. 4, 2017. RALPH BARRERA/AMERICAN-STATESMAN

Who also wears No. 11? TCU DB Ranthony Texada (46 tackles, 7 PBUs in 2016); Kansas WR Steven Sims, Jr. (72 catches for 859 yards, 7 TDs); West Virginia LB David Long, Jr. (63 tackles)


Fun fact about No. 11: UT picked up a first down on 11 fourth-down attempts in 2016. Since Texas kept its offense on the field for 22 fourth downs, that .500 success rate ranked in a 15-way tie for 61st among the 128 FBS-level teams.

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