Texas Longhorns Albert Medina works out during spring practice Tuesday, March 21, 2016. RICARDO B. BRAZZIELL/AMERICAN-STATESMAN

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Countdown to Texas’ kickoff: 49 days

Posted July 15th, 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 49 days away from Texas’ home game against Maryland.

Which Longhorn wears No. 49? Junior kicker Joshua Rowland, who is at UT after two seasons at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College. In Texas’ spring game, Rowland made three of his four field-goal attempts. During spring drills, walk-on Albert Medina also wore No. 49.

Who also wears No. 49? Iowa State LB Jack Spreen (11 tackles in 2016); Texas Tech P Michael Barden (38.3 YPP)

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Fun fact about No. 49: The second-leading rusher in school history, Cedric Benson appeared in 49 games over his four years at Texas. In order to get his 5,540 yards, Benson recorded a school-record 1,112 rushing attempts.

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