Jermaine Carter Jr. #23 of the Maryland Terrapins and teammates sing with fans after defeating the Richmond Spiders at Byrd Stadium on September 5, 2015 in College Park, Maryland. The Maryland Terrapins won, 50-21. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

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Top opponents for Texas in 2017, No. 64: Maryland LB Jermaine Carter Jr.

Posted June 30th, 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?

The most experienced player on Maryland’s roster returns for his senior season. Jermaine Carter Jr. has started 25 consecutive games for the Terrapins, and he has been a linchpin of the defense that entire time. He made 110 total tackles last season, the second year in a row he reached the century mark, and finished as the team’s leader in tackles after Shane Cockerille was ruled ineligible for the Quick Lane Bowl. Carter also had 9.0 tackles for loss and 6.0 sacks.

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What should the Longhorns watch for?

Assuming Cockerille is back — which is far from a given — linebacker figures to be a strength of this Maryland team. Jesse Aniebonam is a hybrid linebacker/defensive end at the “Buck” position with free reign to chase the ball. But make no mistake, Carter is the star. He’s dependable at stopping opponents from getting past the second level, but also makes the occasional big play behind the line of scrimmage.

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

No. 68: Nick Orr

No. 67: Zach Smith

No. 66: Chad Whitener

No. 65: D.J. Moore

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