LUBBOCK, TX - NOVEMBER 05: Dylan Cantrell #14 of the Texas Tech Red Raiders is tackled by Antwuan Davis #25 of the Texas Longhorns during the game on November 5, 2016 at AT&T Jones Stadium in Lubbock, Texas. Texas defeated Texas Tech 45-37. (Photo by John Weast/Getty Images)

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Top opponents for Texas in 2017, No. 70: Texas Tech WR Dylan Cantrell

Posted June 24th, 2017

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The countdown to kickoff is on. Over the 100 days before Texas takes on Maryland, we’re counting down the 100 best players the Longhorns will face in 2017. This series is all about impressing your friends at pregame tailgates and watch parties, so grab a notepad and buckle up.

Who is he?

We’re almost done with Texas Tech wide receivers, I promise. Next up is fifth-year senior Dylan Cantrell, who was the Red Raiders’ third-leading target in 2016. The 6-foot-3 Whitehouse (Texas) product caught 58 passes for 675 yards and 8 touchdowns, despite missing two games due to injury. He ended the year on a high note with nine grabs for a career-high 111 yards and two touchdowns as Texas Tech rolled Baylor.

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What should the Longhorns watch for?

The experienced Cantrell will be the emotional leader of this deep receiving corps. He’s a big target on the edge with reliable hands, and has been known to make acrobatic catches. Especially ones that require jumping off of furniture sans clothing.

Past encounters

Cantrell had eight catches for 89 yards last year against the Longhorns. He didn’t record any stats in the 2013 or 2014 meetings, and missed the entire season in 2015.

Catch up on the series

No. 100: Joel Lanning

No. 99: Tony Nicholson

No. 98: Da’Leon Ward

No. 97: Taylor Martin

No. 96: Kyler Murray

No. 95: Davion Hall

No. 94: Mike Warren

No. 93: Al-Rasheed Benton

No. 92: Carter Stanley

No. 91: Chris Bradley

No. 90: Justin Holmes

No. 89: Alex Barnes

No. 88: Daniel Wise

No. 87: Jesse Aniebonam

No. 86: Cole Walterscheid

No. 85: Shane Cockerille

No. 84: Martell Pettaway

No. 83: David Long

No. 82: Niko Small

No. 81: Cameron Batson

No. 80: Mike Lee

No. 79: Marcelias Sutton

No. 78: Carlos Strickland

No. 77: Anu Solomon

No. 76: Deshaunte Jones

No. 75: Byron Pringle

No. 74: LaQuvionte Gonzalez

No. 73: Zach Sinor

No. 72: Derrick Willies

No. 71: David Montgomery

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