ORG XMIT: TXDA120 Texas' Sam Acho, left, celebrates a play in front of Iowa State's Alexander Robinson during the first half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Oct. 23, 2010, in Austin, Texas. Iowa State won 28-21. (AP Photo/Darren Abate)

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Countdown to Texas’ kickoff: 81 days

Posted June 13th, 2017


Let’s use Texas’ roster, history and scouting reports to countdown to the start of the 2017 football season. Today, we are only 81 days away from Texas’ home game against Maryland.

Which Longhorn wears No. 81? Nobody. WR Ryan Roberts (2015-16), TE Greg Daniels (2010-14) and DT Hassan Ridgeway (2012-13) have recently been spotted in No. 81, but Longhorn fans likely remember that as Sam Acho’s jersey. Acho, who just wrapped up his sixth season as a NFL linebacker, ranks 11th on Texas’ all-time list with his 23.5 sacks.

Who also wears No. 81? Oklahoma TE Mark Andrews (31 catches, 489 yards, seven TDs in 2016);  TCU TE Cole Hunt (five catches, 61 yards, one TD)


Fun fact about No. 81: Since Garrett Gilbert’s two-point run against Iowa State in 2010, the Texas offense has gone 81 games without a successful two-point conversion. Texas has only attempted seven two-point conversions since Gilbert’s successful conversion.

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