Texas defensive lineman Gerald Wilbon stands for The Eyes of Texas after the Longhorns fell to West Virginia 24-20 at Royal-Memorial Stadium, Saturday, Nov. 12, 2016. (Stephen Spillman / for American-Statesman)

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Countdown to Texas’ kickoff: 94 days

Posted May 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 94 days away from Texas’ home game against Maryland.

Which Longhorn wears No. 94? DT Gerald Wilbon. Once a three-star recruit from Louisiana, Wilbon recorded four tackles over nine games in 2016. In its season finale against TCU, Texas started Wilbon on its defensive line.

Who also wears No. 94? USC DT Rasheem Green (55 tackles, six sacks in 2016); West Virginia DL Jalen Harvey (27 tackles, 1.5 sacks); Baylor DL Xavier Jones (24 tackles, one sack)

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Fun fact about No. 94: In the history of its football program, Texas has played Rice 94 times. Only Texas A&M (118 times), Oklahoma (111) and Baylor (106) have appeared more on the Longhorns’ schedule. Texas moved to 72-21-1 against the Owls with a 42-28 win in 2015, but the two teams aren’t slated to meet again until 2019.

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