MORGANTOWN, WV - OCTOBER 22: Joseph Noteboom #68 of the TCU Horned Frogs in action during the game against the West Virginia Mountaineers at Mountaineer Field on October 22, 2016 in Morgantown, West Virginia. (Photo by Joe Sargent/Getty Images)

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Top opponents for Texas in 2017, No. 49: TCU LT Joseph Noteboom

Posted July 15th, 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?

With 26 starts under his belt, Joseph Noteboom is TCU’s most experienced player. The senior already experienced being a leader in 2016, and under his tutelage the Horned Frogs were the top pass-blocking team in the Big 12 according to Pro Football Focus. The 6-foot-5, 322-pound left tackle from Plano was a big reason why.

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What should the Longhorns watch for?

It will be up to Noteboom and the rest of TCU’s experienced offensive line to set the tone for the offense. All of the pieces are there, and running back Kyle Hicks already proved he can be a 1,000-yard rusher. A little more consistency from quarterback Kenny Hill would go a long way, and with guys like Noteboom around he won’t have many excuses. Right tackle is the only spot where TCU needs a new starter, so that might be a place for opposing teams to exploit.

Previous encounters

TCU rushed for 309 yards and four touchdowns on the way to a 31-9 victory over the Longhorns in 2016. Noteboom had key blocks on three of those scores.

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

No. 52: JaMycal Hasty

No. 51: Steven Sims Jr.

No. 50: Taylor Young

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