Texas Longhorns Dorian Leonard fights for yardage against Iowa State Cyclones Brian Peavy during the first half of a NCAA college football game, Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016 at Darrell K. Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium/Jamail Field, Austin, Texas. RICARDO B. BRAZZIELL/AMERICAN-STATESMAN

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Top opponents for Texas in 2017, No. 59: Iowa State CB Brian Peavy

Posted July 5th, 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?

At least one member of Texas’ new coaching staff is very familiar with Iowa State cornerback Brian Peavy. The Houston native played for Longhorns tight end coach Corby Meekins at Westfield High School, where he had nine interceptions as a senior. He’s been a vital piece of the Cyclones’ defense his first two seasons, picking up All-Big 12 honorable mention status in 2015 and 2016. Last year he led Iowa State with 11 passes defended, which could be a sign of big things to come.

What should the Longhorns watch for?

As mentioned above, Peavy was around the ball a lot in 2016. In addition to his 11 pass breakups, he also made 82 total tackles (3.5 tackles for loss), an interception and a forced fumble. Now a redshirt junior, he’ll be leaned on even more as a leader and playmaker. Part of that will be trying to turn a few more of those breakups into turnovers.


Previous encounters

Perhaps the most replayed clip from last year’s meeting between Iowa State and Texas features Peavy trying in vain to catch Devin Duvernay on his 75-yard touchdown grab. He finished with 6.0 tackles and a pair of pass breakups, and that Duvernay play wasn’t all his fault. In 2015, Peavy made five stops and defended two passes against Texas.

Catch up on the series

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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

No. 64: Jermaine Carter Jr.

No. 63: Ty Summers

No. 62: Jacob Park

No. 61: Daylon Charlot

No. 60: Brendan Moore

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