The University of Texas football team played it's orange and white game on Saturday, March 30, 2013 at DKR Memorial Stadium in Austin, Texas. It was also UT's annual Fan Fest day. Cade McCrary (86) and his teammates pray before the scrimmage begins. 03/30/13 LAURA SKELDING / AMERICAN-STATESMAN 033113 texfoot

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Countdown to Texas’ kickoff: 86 days

Posted June 8th, 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 86 days away from Texas’ home game against Maryland.

Which Longhorn wears No. 86? Nobody. Jake Oliver was No. 86 from 2013-15, and he didn’t break out until he switched to No. 6 ahead of the 2016 season. The last Longhorn to make an impact while wearing No. 86? Cade McCrary, the holder on kicks from 2010-13.

Who also wears No. 86? Texas Tech WR T.J. Vasher (two receptions, nine yards in 2016)

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Fun fact about No. 86: DL Jackson Jeffcoat led Texas in 2013 with his 86 tackles, a stat that stalled a run that saw UT paced by a triple-digit tackler in 10 of the previous 11 seasons. Only two Longhorns (Jordan Hicks and Steve Edmond in 2014) have bested Jeffcoat’s 86 tackles in the last three years.

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