Texas' Chris Daniels(99) takes the field against UTEP at Royal-Memorial Stadium, Saturday, Sept. 10, 2016. (Stephen Spillman / for American-Statesman)

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Countdown to Texas’ kickoff: 99 days

Posted May 26th, 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 99 days away from Texas’ home game against Maryland.

Which Longhorn wears No. 99? Freshman DT Chris Daniels. A four-star recruit out of Euless Trinity, Daniels redshirted in 2016. The 6-3, 330-pound Daniels didn’t register any statistics in Texas’ spring game, but more playing time could be available following the recent departures of defensive tackles Jordan Elliott and Marcel Southall.

Who also wears No. 99? Iowa State DL Vernell Trent (11 tackles in 2016); Kansas State DT Trey Dishon (18 tackles, three sacks); Kansas DT DeeIsaac Davis (31 tackles, two sacks)

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Fun fact about No. 99: Three Longhorns have led the Longhorns in rushing despite getting only 99 carries. In 1941, Pete Layden ran 99 times for a team-high 536 yards. In 1957, Mike Dowdle turned 99 carries into 429 yards. Finally, Butch Hadnot’s 99 carries in 1990 led to 541 yards.

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