Running back JaMycal Hasty #6 of the Baylor Bears runs with the football after a reception past linebacker Leighton Vander Esch #38 of the Boise State Broncos during the second quarter of the Motel 6 Cactus Bowl at Chase Field on December 27, 2016 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

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Top opponents for Texas in 2017, No. 52: Baylor RB JaMycal Hasty

Posted July 12th, 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?

You could argue that Baylor has the best running back tandem in the Big 12. Terence Williams returns as a 1,000-yard rusher, while JaMycal Hasty is a backup that could start for many Power 5 teams. The sophomore broke out in 2016, finishing his redshirt freshman campaign with 623 yards on 119 carries.  At 5-foot-8, 200 pounds, he’s a bruising back that provides balance to Williams’ speed.

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What should the Longhorns watch for?

As mentioned above, Hasty is small and stocky, which makes him perfect for short-yardage and goal line situations. He only scored three touchdowns as a freshman, but with more touches and added responsibility in year two that number should rise. While he’s not as much of a big-play threat as Williams, Hasty can also make defenders miss. If he stays healthy, don’t be surprised if Hasty threatens 1,000 yards.

Previous encounters

Hasty rushed for only 13 yards on six carries against Texas, his second-lowest output of the season.

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

No. 64: Jermaine Carter Jr.

No. 63: Ty Summers

No. 62: Jacob Park

No. 61: Daylon Charlot

No. 60: Brendan Moore

No. 59: Brian Peavy

No. 58: Chris Hawkins

No. 57: Ty Johnson

No. 56: Dravon Askew-Henry

No. 55: Michael Pittman Jr.

No. 54: Hakeem Adeniji

No. 53: K.J. Smith

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