Breckyn Hager celebrates Texas' win over Texas Tech at AT&T Jones Stadium in Lubbock on November 5, 2016. JAY JANNER / AMERICAN-STATESMAN

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Countdown to Texas’ kickoff: 44 days

Posted July 20th, 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 44 days away from Texas’ home game against Maryland.

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Which Longhorn wears No. 44? LB Breckyn Hager. The son of Texas’ all-time leading tackler, Hager fell only one tackle shy of the team lead in 2016. In addition to his 64 tackles, Hager led UT in tackles for a loss (13.5) and sacks (six).

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Who also wears No. 44? Baylor LB Clay Johnston (26 tackles, one interception in 2016); USC DL Malik Dorton (nine tackles, one sack); Kansas State DL Kyle Ball (five tackles, two sacks)

Fun fact about No. 44: From 2003-05, Vince Young threw for 44 touchdowns. Young also rushed for 37 scores. In the UT history books, Young ranks fourth in rushing touchdowns and fifth in passing touchdowns.

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