Texas's running back D"Onta Foreman, right, runs as OSU's safety Tre Flowers misses a tackle during the second quarter at Boone Pickens Stadium in Stillwater, Ok., on Saturday, October 01, 2016. DEBORAH CANNON / AMERICAN STATESMAN

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Top opponents for Texas in 2017, No. 46: Oklahoma State S Tre Flowers

Posted July 18th, 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?

Tre Flowers’ roster page on the Oklahoma State athletics website lists an accolade that pretty much sums up his career. In 2016, Flowers received the Barry Sanders Award for “most contribution with the least recognition.” If things go according to plan for the Cowboys senior safety, that last part is about to change. Flowers has already been named the the All-Big 12 preseason team and the Jim Thorpe Award watch list. Without Jordan Sterns (Kansas City Chiefs) next to him, it’s Flowers’ time to shine.

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What should the Longhorns watch for?

Flowers has done plenty in his first three seasons. His 200 career tackles are the most of any player on the Cowboys roster. He had 61 stops last season after recording 83 in 2015. A rangy 6-foot-3, 200 pounds, Flowers covers a lot of ground at the back of Oklahoma State’s secondary. He led the Cowboys with seven pass break-ups in 2016. The Converse Judson product has a pair of interceptions in his career, and he forced a pair of fumbles last season.

Previous encounters

Flowers had three tackles and a pass break-up against the Longhorns in 2016, but his biggest play came on special teams. When Vincent Taylor blocked and picked up a Texas PAT in the first half, he pitched the ball backward to Flowers for a 70-yard return.

As a freshman in 2014, Flowers made seven tackles in a loss to the Longhorns.

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

No. 49: Joseph Noteboom

No. 48: Kenny Hill

No. 47: Jeff Badet

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