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Countdown to Texas’ kickoff: 8 days

Posted August 25th, 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 eight days away from Texas’ home game against Maryland.

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Which Longhorn wears No. 8? Senior WR Dorian Leonard, who recorded 29 of his 30 career catches during the 2016 season. Leonard had three touchdown catches last year, and he averaged 32.3 yards per score.

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Who also wears No. 8? Maryland DL Kingsley Opara (41 tackles, 11.5 TFL in 2016); San Jose State DL Owen Roberts (56 tackles, 3 sacks); USC DB Iman Marshall (51 tackles, 3 interceptions); Iowa State WR Deshaunte Jones (37 catches for 536 yards, 6 TDs)

Fun fact about No. 8: Texas ranked eighth nationally in home attendance last season as it drew an average of 97,881 fans for its six games at Royal-Memorial Stadium. Interestingly enough, UT last ranked outside the top 10 in average attendance in 2005… the year that the Longhorns won a national title.

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