Texas' Daje Johnson is sandwiched in between TCU's Montrel Wilson, left, and Nick Orr, right, fumbling a pass reception on Saturday, October 3, 2015. (RODOLFO GONZALEZ / AMERICAN-STATESMAN)

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Top opponents for Texas in 2017, No. 68: TCU S Nick Orr

Posted June 26th, 2017


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?

Nick Orr has been solid as a rock throughout his career for TCU. The second-team All-Big 12 safety returns to the fold for his senior season. He has 26 starts under his belt an a year of chemistry with defensive backfield partner Niko Small. Orr led the Horned Frogs with four interceptions last season, and he made 86 total tackles (47 solo). Watch how he disrupted Baylor’s offense in a 12-tackle performance.


What should the Longhorns watch for?

Orr has been around the block, and playing in the Big 12 he has faced a lot of different offensive schemes and personnel. He’s quick to read and react to whatever opponents throw at him. Tom Herman’s offense thrives on deception, so it will be interesting to see if the Longhorns can get a veteran like Orr off-balance.

Past encounters

Orr had nine tackles against the Longhorns in 2016 and four stops 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

No. 70: Dylan Cantrell

No. 69: Matt Boermeester

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