Texas Longhorns'(96) Chris Whaley recovered a fumble for a 40 yard touchdown against Kansas Jayhawks in the second half an NCAA college football game at Darrell K. Royal Memorial Stadium in Austin Texas, Saturday , Nov. 2, 2013. (RICARDO B. BRAZZIELL / AMERICAN- STATESMAN)

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Countdown to Texas’ kickoff: 96 days

Posted May 29th, 2017


Let’s use Texas’ roster, history and scouting reports to countdown to the start of the 2017 football season. Today, we are only 96 days away from Texas’ home game against Maryland.

Which Longhorn wears No. 96? Nobody. Defensive lineman Marcel Southall wore that number in 2016, but the redshirt freshman recently left the team. Going further back, Texas fans might remember that number belonging to Chris Whaley (2010-13).

Who also wears No. 96? Maryland DL Brett Kulka (11 tackles, 0.5 sacks in 2016); Kansas DT Daniel Wise (38 tackles, three sacks, two blocked kicks); Texas Tech DL Broderick Washington (14 tackles, one sack)


Fun fact about No. 96: Texas quarterback Shane Buechele ran 96 times for 161 yards in 2016. During Charlie Strong’s three-year tenure, 2016 was the only year in which he didn’t have a quarterback with triple-digit rushing attempts.

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