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Texas’ notable number: Longhorns' confidence in kicker Cameron Dicker — and the number 67

Each week this season, we’re looking at a specific number tied to Texas football.

This week’s notable number is 67 — the jersey that Texas has assigned to veteran offensive lineman Tope Imade. Also, Roschon Johnson has compiled 67 yards — 30 rushing, 37 receiving —  this season. And the 67-yard touchdown that Rodrique Wright recorded on a fumble return against Oklahoma in 2005 remains the second-longest such score in Longhorns history.

Sixty-seven also represents the number of field goals that Texas kicker Cameron Dicker has attempted in his career. 

Three have come this season. Dicker hit a 49-yarder in the opener but was unsuccessful on his other two. He missed from 45 yards against Louisiana and was wide right on last week's 52-yarder at Arkansas.

Cameron Dicker is 1-for-3 on field goals this season. He also has been handling kickoff and punting duties.

The long miss wasn't Dicker's only problem in Fayetteville. He's also the punter this season, and he muffed a second-quarter snap deep in Longhorns territory. Arkansas blocked the kick, setting the Razorbacks up for a short field goal and a 13-0 lead.

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Texas coach Steve Sarkisian said Dicker would continue to kick, punt and handle kickoffs. He also gave Dicker a vote of confidence and added that he feels "great about where he's at."

"At first I was (concerned), but then you think about it: The guy missed a 52-yard field goal the other night. In the NFL, if you make that kick, you get a standing ovation," Sarkisian said. "There's lofty expectations for Cameron this year. He's performed at a high level."

Dicker is the only player in UT history to kick two walk-off field goals. He booted Texas past Oklahoma in 2018 with a 40-yard field goal in the waning seconds.

From up close, Dicker has been almost automatic. He's 165-for-168 on career extra points, and on field goals of less than 40 yards, he has gone 27-for-32.

But Dicker drops to 64.3% on field goals from 40 to 49 yards out. He has tried seven from at least 50 and made three.

Still, he has kicked 48 career field goals. With 309 points, he's the fifth-leading scorer in school history. Only six kicks by a Longhorn have been longer than the 57-yard field goal that he nailed against Rice in 2019.

Dicker could soon become just the fifth Longhorns kicker to make 50 career field goals. Phil Dawson's school record is 59.

"I think that's in the back of my mind," Dicker said in August when asked about his leg's legacy. "It's something I don't think about during the day while I'm doing things just because I'm working to be the best me. I think it's great to have that there."

This season, eight of his 10 kickoffs have resulted in touchbacks. His 48.4-yard punting average leads the Big 12. (Michael Dickson averaged 47.4 yards when he won the Ray Guy Award in 2017.)

The Longhorns do have two reserve punters on scholarship, Ryan Bujcevski and Isaac Pearson. Freshman walk-on Bert Auburn is listed as the backup kicker on UT's depth chart.