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.
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.
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. 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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