Texas' Jerrod Heard (13) takes the snap as lineman Alex Anderson (63) blocks UTEP linebacker Alvin Jones during the second quarter at Royal-Memorial Stadium in Austin, Texas, on Saturday, Sept. 10, 2016. RODOLFO GONZALEZ / AMERICAN-STATESMAN

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Countdown to Texas’ kickoff: 63 days

Posted July 1st, 2017


Let’s use Texas’ roster, history and scouting reports to countdown to the start of the 2017 football season. Today, we are only 63 days away from Texas’ home game against Maryland.

Which Longhorn wears No. 63? Junior Alex Anderson, who started at right guard during Texas’ 41-7 win over UTEP in 2016. The 6-4, 310-pound New Orleans product appeared in five games last season.

Who also wears No. 63? Oklahoma OL Alex Dalton (one start in 2016)


Fun fact about No. 63: From 1937-46, Dana X. Bible won 63 games as the head coach at Texas. Among the 30 coaches in Texas’ history books, those 63 wins rank behind only Darrell Royal (167), Mack Brown (158) and Fred Akers (86).

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