Texas' Dorian Leonard (#89) and Sheroid Evans during spring practice on Wednesday, March 25, 2015. DEBORAH CANNON / AMERICAN-STATESMAN

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Countdown of Texas’ kickoff: 89 days

Posted June 5th, 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 89 days away from Texas’ home game against Maryland.

Which Longhorn wears No. 89? TE Chris Fehr, a junior walk-on who was an offensive lineman at nearby McNeil High. Senior receiver Dorian Leonard was once No. 89 on Texas’ roster, but this will be Fehr’s third season with that jersey.

Who also wears No. 89? Oklahoma State DE Tralund Webber (21 tackles, six sacks in 2016); San Jose State TE Josh Oliver (three catches, one TD)

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Fun fact about No. 89: In the history of its program, Texas has played 89 home games against teams ranked in the Associated Press’ football poll. Texas is 45-40-4 in those games. The last win? A 35-34 victory over No. 8 Baylor in 2016. The last defeat? A 24-20 loss to No. 11 West Virginia in 2016.

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