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Countdown to Texas’ kickoff: 2 days

Posted August 31st, 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 two days away from Texas’ home game against Maryland.

Which Longhorn wears No. 2? Junior Kris Boyd, who is coming off a season in which he started eight times as a cornerback. Forty-five of Boyd’s 51 tackles last year were solo stops. He also secured UT’s 45-37 win over Texas Tech with his first career interception.

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Who also wears No. 2? Kansas DL Dorance Armstrong, Jr. (56 tackles, 10 sacks in 2016); Oklahoma State QB Mason Rudolph (4,091 passing yards, 28 TDs); Maryland LB Shane Cockerille (108 tackles, 3 sacks); West Virginia WR Ka’Raun White (48 catches for 583 yards, 5 TDs)

Fun fact about No. 2: While Texas has logged 36 200-yard rushing performances in its history, only Jordan Shipley (273 yards against UCF in 2009) and Tony Jones (242 yards against Pittsburgh in 1987) have had 200 receiving yards in a single game. Last year, Armanti Foreman logged a team-high 142 yards against Baylor.

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