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Donnie Avery


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ALL-AMERIC A C ANDIDATE

2006 All-Conference USA Second Team (RB) (Media)

2006 All-Conference USA Second Team (RB) (Coaches)

2006 All-Conference Honorable Mention (KR) (Coaches)

C-USA Offensive Player of the Week (Nov. 13, 2006)

Heads into the off season as the Cougars’ No. 1 running

back... Also will be looked upon to return kicks... Nation’s top

returning rusher in yards per carry (10.1 ypc)... Dangerous

runner and receiver who just makes big plays... Extremely

elusive and an excellent receiver out of the backfield...

Should also see action on special teams by returning kicks.

2006: One of 36 players to play in all 14 games, setting

the UH single-season record… Emerged as a force out

of the backfield midway through the season… National

and C-USA leader with 10.1 yards per rush… Posted four

100-yard rushing games… Fourth in C-USA with 131.1

all-purpose yards per game and sixth with an average of

22.3 yards per kickoff return… Posted five rushes of longer

than 50 yards, including a long of 87 yards against C-USA

rival Tulane… Eighth in C-USA with 68.5 rushing yards per

game… Gave the Cougars the lead for good after catching

an 8-yard touchdown pass early in the fourth quarter during

the season opener at Rice… Finished the night with two

catches for 21 yards against the Owls… Returned three

kickoffs for 105 yards, including a 76-yard run on the first

play of the season… Electrified Cougar fans in the home

opener against Tulane… Rushed for 155 yards and a pair of

touchdowns on only five carries against the Green Wave…

Broke off 44- and 87-yard runs against Tulane with the latter

run as the third-longest run from scrimmage in UH history…

Also hauled in two catches for 12 yards and returned the

opening kickoff 29 yards… Posted three catches for a

team-high 78 yards against Oklahoma State… Returned

three kickoffs for 100 yards, including a long of 46 yards,

against Louisiana-Lafayette… Returned five kickoffs for

106 yards at Southern Miss… Rushed for 73 yards and

a pair of touchdowns on only 11 carries against UTEP…

ALRiDGE

22 ANTHONY ALRiDGE

DENTON, TEXAS

DENTON HS

RB 5-9 175 SR-2L

2007 TOp RETURNiNG RUSHiNG AvERAGES

Anthony Alridge (60) Houston 959 yards 10.09 avg

Felix Jones (34), Arkansas 1,168 yards 7.58 avg.

Patrick White (16), West Virginia 1,219 yards 7.39 avg.

C.J. Spiller (52), Clemson 938 yards 7.27 avg.

Steve Slaton (4), West Virginia 1,744 yards 7.03 avg.

Mike Goodson (69), Texas A&M 847 yards 6.67 avg.

Dantrell Savage (48), Oklahoma St. 820 yards 6.51 avg.

LaMarcus Coker (76), Tennessee 696 yards 6.44 avg.

Ian Johnson (2), Boise State 1,714 yards 6.21 avg.

Yonus Davis (43), San Jose State 1,007 yards 6.18 avg.

Shannon Woods (53), Texas Tech 926 yards 6.09 avg.

(National ranking in parentheses)

Also added an 8-yard reception and a 17-yard kickoff return

against the Miners… Led the Cougars with 133 rushing

yards on only nine carries, adding a 29-yard touchdown

run, against UCF… Also hauled in a 5-yard reception and

returned a kickoff 18 yards against the Golden Knights…

Rushed for 136 yards and a touchdown on only 12 carries

against Tulsa… Added two catches for six yards and three

kickoff returns against the Golden Hurricane… Enjoyed

another electrifying performance against SMU to help the

Cougars clinch the C-USA West Division… Rushed for

225 yards on only 13 carries and added a pair of 77-yard

touchdown runs…. Also caught a 33-yard pass and returned

a kickoff return 12 yards against the Mustangs… Honored

as the C-USA Offensive Player of the Week following that

performance… Rushed for 81 yards on 14 carries and

returned four kickoffs for 90 yards at Memphis during the

regular-season finale. 2005: Appeared in all 12 games with

six starts… Led the Cougars with an average of 22.7 yards

per catch… Led all Cougar wideouts with 103 receiving yards

on only three catches during the season opener against

Oregon… Capped a 21-point first quarter for the Cougars

with a 62-yard touchdown reception…. Later hauled in a

38-yard catch during the first 100-yard receiving game of

his career… Made his first career start against the Ducks…

Rushed for 20 yards on only three carries and hauled in a 15yard

reception against Sam Houston State in the Robertson

Stadium opener… Hauled in a 53-yard touchdown in the

C-USA opener at UTEP… Posted two catches for 47 yards,

including a 54-yard touchdown, at UCF... Recorded a catch

in the Fort Worth Bowl versus Kansas. 2004: Sat out the

season and was not enrolled at Houston. 2003: Redshirted

as a true freshman. High School: Selected to the Lubbock

Avalanche-Journal State Top 100 at Denton High School...

Rated No. 49 in area by Dallas Morning News... Rated

No. 19 all-purpose back in nation by Rivals 100... Named

Honorable Mention AP 4A All-State... Selected to the Max

Emfinger Texas Super All-State Team... Also picked Texas

Sports Writers Association Third-Team All-State... Named

District 6-4A Offensive Player-of-the-Year... Rushed for

1,626-yards on 9.3 yards per carry and scored 27 TDs...

Also caught 32 passes for 506-yards and had 189 yards on

kickoff returns. Personal: Born November 24, 1983... Son

of Vincent and Lisa Alridge... Enjoys playing the drums in his

spare time... Majoring in sociology.

Alridge’s Career Rushing Statistics

Year GP Att. Yards Avg. TD Lg.

2005 12 9 39 4.3 0 10

2006 14 95 959 10.1 8 87

Totals 25 104 998 9.6 8 87

Alridge’s Career Receiving Statistics

Year GP Rec. Yards Avg. TD Lg.

2005 12 13 295 22.7 3 62

2006 14 19 274 14.4 1 41

Totals 26 32 569 17.8 4 62

Alridge’s 2005 Game-by-Game Stats

Opponent No. Yds. Avg. TD Lg

Oregon 3 103 34.3 1 62

Sam Houston St. 1 15 15.0 0 15

UTEP 2 62 31.0 1 53

Tulsa 0 0 0 0 0

Tulane 0 0 0 0 0

Memphis 2 49 24.5 0 40

Mississippi State 2 3 1.5 0 2

UCF 2 47 23.5 1 54

Southern Miss 0 0 0 0 0

SMU 1 16 16.0 0 16

Rice 0 0 0 0 0

Kansas 0 0 0 0 0

Totals 13 295 22.7 3 62

Alridge’s 2006 Game-by-Game Rushing Stats

Opponent No. Yds. Avg. TD Lg.

Rice 1 1 1.0 1 1

Tulane 5 155 31.0 2 87

GSU 4 39 9.8 0 25

Oklahoma St. 1 -3 -3.0 0 0

Miami (Fla.) 1 5 5.0 0 5

ULL 4 15 3.8 0 8

Southern Miss 3 20 6.7 0 7

UTEP 11 73 6.7 2 19

UCF 9 131 14.6 1 51

Tulsa 12 136 11.3 1 59

SMU 13 225 17.3 2 77

Memphis 14 81 5.8 0 13

Southern Miss 7 26 3.7 0 6

South Carolina 10 55 5.5 0 12

Totals 95 265 10.1 8 87

Alridge’s 2006 Game-by-Game Receiving Stats

Opponent No. Yds. Avg. TD Lg

Rice 2 21 10.5 1 13

Tulane 2 12 6.0 0 9

GSU 1 9 9.0 0 9

Oklahoma St. 3 78 26.0 0 41

Miami (Fla.) 1 14 14.0 0 14

ULL 1 12 12.0 0 12

Southern Miss 2 47 23.5 0 40

UTEP 1 8 8.0 0 8

UCF 1 5 5.0 0 5

Tulsa 2 6 3.0 0 3

SMU 1 33 33.0 0 33

Memphis 0 0 0 0 0

Southern Miss 1 5 5.0 0 5

South Carolina 1 24 24.0 0 24

Totals 19 274 14.4 1 41

2007 HOUSTON FOOTBALL


2006 All-Conference USA Second Team (Media)

2006 All-Conference USA Second Team (Coaches)

Listed as the starting left guard coming out of spring... One

of seven returning starters on offense... Can also play tackle.

2006: One of only 10 players to start all 14 games, setting a

UH single-season record… Starter for offensive line which

has helped account for more than 32.0 points and nearly

440.0 yards of total offense per game… Started the season

as the starting guard for the first four games… Moved to left

tackle after injuries forced lineup changes and started the final

10 games there… Named Second-Team All-Conference

USA by both the coaches and the media… Member of offensive

front that ranked No. 1 in C-USA in scoring offense and

total offense and No. 2 in rush offense and pass offense.

2005: Made his first appearance of the season against Rice

during the regular-season finale... Missed much of the season

due to a knee injury during spring practice... Did not

play in the bowl game versus Kansas. 2004: Played in all 11

games, including a start against Army... Against the Black

Knights the Cougars had a season-high 369 yards rushing.

2003: Redshirted as a true freshman. High School:

Selected a First Team All-District standout after senior season...

Recorded 113 total tackles, including 76 unassisted

and 13 for losses… Also registered 10 sacks, three forced

fumbles and three fumble recoveries... Was selected to

the All-South Plains and All-City squads as well... Named

to the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal Super Team as well as

the Avalanche-Journal City Player-of-the-Week during the

season... Selected Honorable Mention, All-State by Texas

Sports Writers Association... Picked as Honorable Mention

All-State selection after senior campaign… A member of the

AKEROYD

77 JEFF AKEROYD

LUBBOCK, TEXAS

MONTEREY HS

WWW.UHCOUGARS.COM

OL 6-3 295 SR-3L

Academic All-State team as well as an officer in the National

Honor Society. Personal: Full name is Jeffrey Thomas Akeroyd…

born August 21, 1984, in Lubbock, Texas... son of

Mark and Karen Akeroyd of Lubbock... enjoys fishing and

playing video games during his spare time... majoring in

sports administration.

41 TRENT ALLEN

LONGVIEW, TEXAS

SPRING HILL HS

ILB 6-2 244 SR-2L

2006 All-Conference USA Third Team (Media)

2006 All-Conference USA Honorable Mention (Coaches)

Heads into his final fall as one of two starters at inside linebacker...

One of eight returning starters on the defensive

side of the ball... Athletic defender who hits with authority...

should see some time on the UH special teams. 2006: One

of 36 players to play in all 14 games, setting the UH singleseason

record… Second on the team with 95 tackles and

49 solo stops… Named to the Conference USA Third Team

by the media and Honorable Mention by the coaches…

Made six tackles with three solo stops during the season

opener at Rice… Recorded a team-high and career-best

10 tackles, including four solo, against Tulane during the

home opener… Made six tackles against Grambling State…

led Cougars with seven tackles, including four solo, against

Oklahoma State… Made seven tackles with five solo stops

at Miami (Fla.)… Finished with 10 tackles, including five

solo stops, and returned an interception nine yards against

Louisiana-Lafayette… Posted six tackles, including one for

a 2-yard loss, and added a quarterback pressure against

UTEP… Recorded six tackles, including four solo, against

UCF… Made six tackles against Tulsa… Posted eight tackles,

including six solo, at SMU… Finished with 11 tackles,

including six solo, with one for a loss of a yard at Memphis

to help the Cougars clinch home-field advantage for the C-

USA Championship game... Picked up three stops in the

AutoZone Liberty Bowl against South Carolina. 2005: One

of 10 players to start all 12 games… Tied for the team lead

with a pair of fumble recoveries… Picked off the first pass

of his career late in the fourth quarter and deep in Cougar

territory against Oregon in the season opener… Added four

tackles with four solo stops in his first career start at inside

linebacker against the Ducks… Recorded two tackles with

two solo stops and broke up a pass at Tulsa… Posted seven

tackles, including three solo, against Tulane… Recorded

nine tackles with five solo stops and added a fumble recovery

against Memphis… Finished with nine tackles, including

five solo, and added a fumble recover and tackle for a loss

at Mississippi State… Made nine tackles, including seven

solo, at C-USA rival UCF… Posted three tackles, including

three solo, against Southern Miss… Recorded eight tackles

with five solo stops against Rice during the regular-season

finale... Chipped in six tackles, including one for a loss in the

bowl game versus Kansas. 2004: Sat out the season but

practiced with the team. 2003: Redshirted as a true freshman.

High School: Ranked No. 63 by TheInsiders.com

recruiting site... Collin Street Bakery/Texas Sports Writers

3A Defensive Player of the Year... AP First-Team, All-State

as a senior... Also named First-Team Texas Sports Writers’

Association 3A All-State... Texas Prep Extra 3A First Team

linebacker... 2002 All-East Texas Defensive Player-of-the-

Year... District 15AAA First-Team linebacker... Finished with

213 tackles, including 133 solo, as well as three sacks,

three blocked kicks, three forced fumbles, three fumble

ALL-CONFERENCE USA C ANDIDATES

recoveries and three interceptions... Was also 2001 First-

Team, All-District... Named to the All-East Texas First Team

as a junior and honorable mention as a sophomore... Was

the District Newcomer-of-the-Year in 2000. Personal: Full

name is Trent Hill Allen… born August 10, 1984, in Shreveport,

La.... son of Joe and Resa Allen of Longview, Texas...

enjoys fishing and playing golf in his spare time... majoring

in sports administration.

Allen’s Career Statistics

Year GP UT AT Total TFL Sacks PD

2005 12 40 31 71 3-3 0 3

2006 14 49 46 95 2-3 0 0

Totals 26 89 77 166 5-6 0 3

Allen’s 2006 Game-by-Game Stats

Opponent UT AT TT TFL Sacks FF FR INT PD

Rice 3 3 6 0 0 0 0 0 0

Tulane 4 6 10 0 0 0 0 0 0

GSU 2 4 6 0 0 0 0 0 0

Oklahoma St. 4 3 7 0 0 0 0 0 0

Miami (Fla.) 5 2 7 0 0 0 0 0 0

ULL 5 5 10 0 0 0 0 1-9 0

Southern Miss 2 3 5 0 0 0 0 0 0

UTEP 3 3 6 1-2 0 0 0 0 0

UCF 4 2 6 0 0 0 0 0 0

Tulsa 2 4 6 0 0 0 0 0 0

SMU 6 2 8 0 0 0 0 0 0

Memphis 6 5 11 1-1 0 0 0 0 0

Southern Miss 2 2 4 0 0 0 0 0 0

South Carolina 1 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0

Totals 49 46 95 2-3 0 0 0 1-9 0

ALLEN

2 DONNiE AvERY

HOUSTON, TEXAS

HASTINGS HS

WR 5-11 190 SR-3L

2006 All-Conference USA Third Team (Media)

2006 All-Conference USA Third Team (Coaches)

2004 Conference USA All-Freshman Team

Heads into final offseason as one of the top receivers in

Conference USA... Listed as a starter at one of the three

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AvERY

WR positions... Also one of the fastest players in the

league… A durable wide out who is not afraid to catch

across the middle… Makes significant yards after the

catch… Can return kicks and punts and could see plenty of

time on special teams. 2006: One of 36 players to play in all

14 games, setting the UH single-season record… Finished

second in both receiving yards (852) and receptions (57)…

Ranked third with five touchdown catches… Ranked 10th in

C-USA with 3.85 catches per game but is sixth in the league

with 60.9 receiving yards per game… Led all Cougar wide

outs with six catches for 66 yards during the season opener

against Rice… Topped UH for the second straight game with

seven catches against Tulane during the home opener…

Recorded 96 receiving yards and added an 11-yard

touchdown reception late in the first half… Tied for the team

lead with five catches against Grambling State… Hauled in

a 42-yard touchdown and finished with two catches for 50

yards against Oklahoma State… Recorded four catches for

64 yards at Miami (Fla.)… Posted five catches for 99 yards

and added a 56-yard touchdown catch against Louisiana-

Lafayette… Led all UH wide outs with 70 receiving yards and

added a 37-yard touchdown catch against UTEP… Topped

all receivers with 113 yards on three catches, including a 53yard

reception, against Tulsa… Snared a 13-yard touchdown

pass and finished with two catches for 34 yards at Memphis

during the regular-season finale... Had seven catches for 72

yards against South Carolina in the AutoZone Liberty Bowl.

2005: Competed in all 12 games with 10 starts, including

each of the last nine games… Third on the team with 44

catches but ranks second with 688 receiving yards and five

touchdowns… Finished with four catches for 100 yards in

the season opener against Oregon… Hauled in a 70-yard

touchdown catch late in the first quarter against the Ducks…

Was the first 100-yard receiving game of his career… Led

all Cougar wideouts with 99 receiving yards on five catches

during the C-USA opener at UTEP… Made touchdown

catches of 16 and 62 yards for the first multi-TD game of his

career… Recorded eight catches for 112 yards and hauled

in a 63-yard touchdown strike against Memphis… Led all

players with six catches for 61 yards at Mississippi State…

Posted three catches for 111 yards, including a careerlong

76-yard touchdown, at UCF... Was the Cougars’ top

receiver against Kansas in the Fort Worth Bowl... Recorded

five catches for 71 yards. 2004: Started all 11 games for

the Cougars… Also returned kickoffs and punts… Named to

the Conference USA All-Freshman Team… Had at least one

catch in seven games… made his first career start against

Rice in the season opener… Also returned two punts for 10

yards against the Owls… Returned a kickoff for 18 yards,

two punts for a total of 23 yards and added a 2-yard tackle

for a loss on a punt return at No. 2 Oklahoma… Returned

a kickoff 49 yards and added a 10-yard receptions against

No. 4 Miami… returned two kickoffs for 58 yards, including

a game-high 39 yard effort at Memphis… Caught a 6-yard

touchdown pass midway through the third quarter to give

the Cougars their first lead at Southern Miss… Caught a

12-yard touchdown pass and returned three kickoffs for 59

yards at C-USA rival TCU… Hauled in two passes for 80

yards, including a 60-yard reception against C-USA rival

Tulane… Hauled in two catches for 58 yards, including

a 48-yard reception against C-USA rival East Carolina

during Homecoming… Recorded a 17-yard reception in the

season finale against nationally ranked Louisville. 2003:

Redshirted as a true freshman. High School: Ranked No.

89 by TheInsiders.com recruiting site... Was a unanimous

First-Team, All-District selection as both a wide receiver and

return specialist last season... Helped lead Hastings High

School to a district championship and an 11-3 record...

Hauled in 36 passes for 502 yards and two TDs to lead

District 19-5A... Also returned 13 punts for 399 yards and

three scores, as well as seven kickoffs for 345 yards and

one TD... Had 16 rushes for 175 yards and two scores...

Personal: Full name is Donnie Deion Avery… born June

12, 1984, in Houston, Texas... Son of Melonie and Dennis

Robertson of Houston... Also recruited by Kansas State,

Tennessee, TCU, New Mexico and Kansas... Majoring in

sports administration.

Avery’s Career Receiving Statistics

Year GP Rec. Yards Avg. TD Lg

2004 11 18 293 16.3 2 60

2005 12 44 688 15.6 5 76

2006 14 57 852 14.9 5 56

Totals 37 119 1,833 15.4 12 76

Avery’s 2006 Game-by-Game Stats

Opponent No. Yds. Avg. TD Lg

Rice 6 66 11.0 0 15

Tulane 7 96 13.7 1 23

GSU 5 60 12.0 0 15

Oklahoma St. 2 50 25.0 1 27

Miami (Fla.) 4 64 16.0 0 25

ULL 5 99 19.8 1 56

Southern Miss 4 44 11.0 0 18

UTEP 4 70 17.5 1 37

UCF 4 34 8.5 0 14

Tulsa 3 113 37.3 0 53

SMU 2 37 18.5 0 26

Memphis 2 34 17.0 1 21

Southern Miss 2 13 6.5 0 8

South Carolina 7 72 10.3 0 16

Totals 57 852 14.9 5 56

14 BEN BELL

STEPHENVILLE, TEXAS

STEPHENVILLE HS

K 6-0 175 JR-2L

2006 All-Conference USA Second Team (Media)

2006 All-Conference USA Honorable Mention (Coaches)

C-USA Special Teams Player of the Week (Oct. 23, 2006)

C-USA Special Teams Player of the Week (Sept. 11, 2006)

2005 Conference USA All-Freshmen Team

Listed as the Cougars’ No. 1 kicker as the offseason

approaches... Returns as one of the top place-kickers in

Conference USA. 2006: Led Cougars and ranked fifth in

C-USA with 93 points scored… Third in C-USA in fieldgoal

percentage… Named to the All-Conference USA

Second Team by the media… Picked up Honorable Mention

accolades from the coaches… Drilled a 38-yard field

goal and connected on all six of his PAT attempts against

Tulane during the home opener… Named C-USA Special

Teams Player of the Week following that performance

Booted two field goals, including a long of 35 yards, and

drilled all four PAT attempts against Oklahoma State…

Connected on 38- and 35- yard field goals and added an

extra point at Miami (Fla.)… Hit all four PAT attempts and

was 2-of-2 on field goal attempts, including a career-best

42-yard effort against C-USA rival UTEP… Named the

C-USA Special Teams Player of the Week for the second

time in 2006 following that performance… Drilled a 21-yard

field goal and connected on six PATs against UCF… Saw

his streak snapped of 47 consecutive PATs made when

his final kick was blocked against the Golden Knights…

Drilled two 24-yard field goals and connected on all three

PAT attempts against Tulsa… Nailed a 22-yard field goal

and added four PATs at SMU to help the Cougars clinch the

C-USA West Division… Connected on a career-best three

field goals, including the game-winner in overtime, during

the regular-season finale at Memphis... Was a perfect

4-of-4 on PATs against South Carolina in the AutoZone

Liberty Bowl. 2005: Second on the team with 61 points

and leads the special teams with eight field goals and 37

successful PATs… Kicked 36- and 25-yard field goals at

UTEP during the C-USA opener… Was the first multi-field

goal game of his career… Connected on a 3-yard field goal

and added a pair of PATs against Memphis… Booted 24and

30-yard field goals against Southern Miss… Nailed a

29-yard field goal late in the fourth quarter to tie the game

against SMU... Drilled a 32-yard field goal and converted a

PAT against Kansas in the Fort Worth Bowl. High School:

Prepped at Stephenville High School for head coach Chad

Morris… Named First-Team All-District as a senior… Was

also selected to the All-Area squad… Was picked to the

Fort Worth Super Team… Picked up First-Team Academic

All-District honors as well as Honorable Mention Academic

All-State accolades… Picked up the Player-of-the-Game

award for his play in the Dave Campbell’s Texas Football

Classic in San Antonio… Also lettered in soccer… named

First-Team All-District as a fullback… Named Academic All-

State. Personal: Full name is Benjamin Kyle Bell… born

Feb. 18, 1987, in Cuero, Texas… Son of Ken and Micki Bell

of Stephenville, Texas… Also recruited by TCU, Texas State

and Texas A&M… Majoring in business.

BELL

2007 HOUSTON FOOTBALL


Bell’s Career Statistics

Year FG-A 1-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50+ LG PAT

2005 8-12 0-0 4-7 5-5 0-0 0-0 36 37-39

2006 14-18 2-2 5-6 6-7 1-3 0-0 42 51-53

Totals 22-30 2-2 9-13 11-12 1-3 0-0 42 88-92

Bell’s 2006 Game-by-Game Stats

Opp. 1-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50+ Total LG PATs Pts

Rice DNP

Tulane 0-0 0-0 1-1 0-0 0-0 1-1 38 6-6 9

GSU 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 --- 6-6 6

OSU 1-1 0-0 1-1 0-1 0-0 2-3 35 4-4 10

Miami 0-0 0-0 2-2 0-0 0-0 2-2 38 1-1 7

ULL 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-1 0-0 0-1 --- 4-4 4

S. Miss 0-0 0-0 0-1 0-0 0-0 0-0 --- 3-3 3

UTEP 0-0 0-0 1-1 1-1 0-0 2-2 42 4-4 10

UCF 0-0 1-1 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-1 21 6-7 9

Tulsa 0-0 2-2 0-0 0-0 0-0 2-2 24 3-3 9

SMU 0-0 1-1 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-1 22 4-5 7

Memphis 1-1 1-2 1-1 0-0 0-0 3-4 38 2-2 11

S. Miss 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 --- 4-4 4

S. Carolina 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 --- 4-4 4

Totals 2-2 5-6 6-7 1-3 0-0 14-18 42 51-53 93

2006 All-Conference USA Third Team (Media)

2006 All-Conference USA Honorable Mention (Coaches)

One of seven returning starters on the offensive side of the

ball... Heads into the offseason as the starting right tackle...

also can play guard and center if needed... Is a tenacious

blocker who improves with each snap... Has become one

of the better run blockers on the Cougar squad... Extremely

hard worker. 2006: One of only 10 players to start all 14

games, setting a UH single-season record… Named All-

Conference USA Third Team by the media… Picked up

Honorable Mention All-C-USA accolades from the head

DiCKiNSON

73 DUSTiN DiCKiNSON

SPRINGTOWN, TEXAS

SPRINGTOWN HS

WWW.UHCOUGARS.COM

OL 6-3 290 SR-3L

coaches… Starting right tackle for offensive line that

helped account for 33.0 points and over 440.0 yards of

total offense per game… Started all 14 games at right

tackle… Member of offensive front that ranked No. 1

in C-USA in scoring offense and total offense and No.

2 in rush offense and pass offense… Has started 26

consecutive games dating back to the 2005 season.

2005: One of only nine players to start all 12 games…

part of a consistent offensive line which started every

game… Made his first career start at right tackle

against Oregon in the season opener… Helped open

holes for a 1,000-yard rusher and protected a 3,000yard

passer… Part of front which helped the offense

record more than 5,000 yards of total offense (1,997

rushing, 3,268 passing). 2004: Played in 10 games as

a backup offensive lineman... Saw most of his time on

special teams. 2003: Redshirted as a true freshman.

High School: Selected First-Team All-District 5-4A at

Springtown High School... One of the Fort Worth Star-

Telegram’s Area Top 75 recruits... Also selected All-

Parker County and All-Tarrant County... Helped offense

generate over 450 yards per game... Also picked up

Second-Team All-District honors as a junior in 2001...

played for former UH strength and conditioning coach,

Erik Slaughter. Personal: Full name is Dustin Duane

Dickinson… Born May 3, 1985... Son of Dan Dickinson

and Rachel Flemings of Springtown, Texas... Enjoys

hunting and weightlifting in his spare time... Majoring in

sports administration.

28 KENNETH FONTENETTE

PFLUGERVILLE, TEXAS

CONNALLY HS

CB 6-0 185 JR-2L

2006 All-Conference USA Honorable Mention (Coaches)

2005 The Sporting News Freshman All-America

Honorable Mention

2005 Conference USA All-Freshmen Team

One of eight returning starters on defense... Arrives at off

season as the starter at one of the two cornerback spots...

Worked in the spring on returning punts... Another prized

recruit from the Class of 2004... Heady defender who

makes big plays... Can cover well and knows when to lay

the hit. 2006: One of only 10 players to start all 14 games,

setting a UH single-season record… Named All-Conference

USA Honorable Mention by the head coaches… Versatile

defensive back who started 11 games at cornerback, two

games at strong safety and one at free safety… Ranked

fifth on the team with 72 tackles but finished second with

56 solo stops… Second on team with 13 pass breakups…

posted five tackles, including two solo stops, against

Tulane during the home opener… Recorded two tackles

and a pass breakup against Grambling State… Made

three tackles, including two solo, and forced a fumble

against Oklahoma State… Topped all Cougar defenders

with 12 tackles, including 10 solo stops, at Miami (Fla.)…

Led all players with 18 tackles, including 15 solo stops,

against ULL… Total was the most tackles by any player

in the all-time series against the Cajuns… Also broke up

a pass against the Cajuns… recorded three solo tackles

and a pair of pass breakups at Southern Miss… Finished

with four tackles, including three solo, and broke up two

passes against UTEP… Made eight tackles, including

seven solo, against UCF… Led the team with three pass

breakups and added a solo tackle against Tulsa… Posted

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three tackles, including two solo, with a pass breakup and

added one tackle for a loss of a yard at SMU to help the

Cougars clinch the C-USA West Division… Recorded five

tackles, including three solo, and added a pass breakup

against Southern Miss during the C-USA Championship

Game... Registered eight tackles and one pass breakup

against South Carolina in the AutoZone Liberty Bowl. 2005:

Appeared in all 12 games with starts in each of the last 10

contests… Led the team with four interceptions during his

first collegiate season… Ranked fourth among all defenders

with 76 tackles, including 42 solo stops… Stopped a Sam

Houston State drive with a 15-yard interception return late

in the first half during the Robertson Stadium opener… Was

the first pickoff of his career… Recorded six tackles with four

solo stops at UTEP in the C-USA opener… Finished with

seven tackles, including five solo stops, in the win at Tulsa

Made the play of the game on the Cougar 5-yard line with

about a minute remaining in the game, stopping All-America

tight end Garrett Mills, stripping the ball and recovering the

fumble to seal the win… Posted seven tackles, including a

pair of solo stops, against Tulane… Recorded seven tackles

with five solo stops against Memphis… Posted three tackles

with a pass breakup at Mississippi State… Finished second

on the team with 12 tackles, including eight solo, at C-USA

rival UCF… Also added an interception against the Golden

Knights… Finished with nine tackles, including four solo

against Southern Miss… Stopped a Golden Eagle drive

with an interception midway through the fourth quarter…

Led the team with 10 tackles, including five solo stops, and

added a 1-yard interception against Rice during the regularseason

finale... Tied Rocky Schwartz for the team-lead

with eight tackles against Kansas in the Fort Worth Bowl.

2004: Redshirted the season. High School: Named by

the Austin American-Statesman as one of Central Texas’

Top Recruits … selected Honorable Mention All-Central

Texas at Connally High School… Picked up First-Team

All-District honors in both 2002 and 2003… Member of the

Austin/Central Texas All-Star Football Game… A two-time

Academic All-District... Was the Junior Male Athlete-ofthe-Year…

Honorable Mention, All-District in basketball…

Member of the 4x200-meter relay team which placed

fourth in state meet. Personal: Full name is Kenneth Julius

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Fontenette, Jr…. Born Jan. 14, 1986, in Austin, Texas …

Son of Ken and Susan Fontenette of Pflugerville, Texas…

Also recruited by Purdue, Kansas, Rice and TCU… Enjoys

playing other sports in his spare time… Majoring in sports

administration.

Fontenette’s Career Statistics

Year GP UT AT Total TFL INT PD

2005 12 42 34 76 1-0 4-17 5

2006 14 56 16 72 1-1 0 13

Totals 26 98 50 148 2-1 4-17 18

Fontenette’s 2006 Game-by-Game Stats

Opponent UT AT TT TFL Sacks FF FR INT PD

Rice 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1

Tulane 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

GSU 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 1

Oklahoma St. 2 1 3 0 0 1 0 0 0

Miami (Fla.) 10 2 12 0 0 0 0 0 0

ULL 15 3 18 0 0 0 0 0 1

Southern Miss 3 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 2

UTEP 3 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 2

UCF 7 1 8 0 0 0 0 0 0

Tulsa 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3

SMU 2 1 3 1-1 0 0 0 0 1

Memphis 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

Southern Miss 3 2 5 0 0 0 0 0 1

South Carolina 5 3 8 0 0 0 0 0 1

Totals 56 16 72 1-1 0 1 0 0 13

87 MARK HAFNER

WALLER, TEXAS

WALLER HS

TE 6-3 230 JR-2L

2006 All-Conference USA Honorable Mention (Coaches)

Listed as the No. 1 tight end as spring camp broke... Also

one of the top returning tight ends in Conference USA... Fully

recovered from injury that sidelined him for the majority of

the 2005 season... Improved his blocking skills while maintaining

his soft hands and quick feet... should see plenty of

action on special teams. 2006: One of 36 players to play in

all 14 games, setting the UH single-season record… named

HAFNER

Honorable Mention All-Conference USA by the head coaches…

Made starts against Oklahoma State and Conference

USA rivals Southern Miss and UTEP… Made an 11-yard

catch against Tulane during the home opener for his first

career reception… Enjoyed a career day against Oklahoma

State… Hauled in a team-best four catches for 58 yards

and a touchdown against the Cowboys… Snared a 33-yard

catch, outracing and running over several OSU defenders

to tie the game at 17-17 midway through the third quarter...

Had two catches for 14 yards against South Carolina in the

AutoZone Liberty Bowl... His 4-yard TD reception in the

second quarter gave UH a 14-13 lead. 2005: Competed in

each of the first three games before missing the last eight

with a wrist injury... Did not record a reception or a tackle.

2004: Redshirted the season. High School: Prepped for

head coach Jim Phillips and helped lead team to an 8-5

record and into the third round of the playoffs… Two-time

Second-Team All-District selection at outside linebacker at

Waller High School… Also an Honorable Mention All-District

performer in baseball as a first baseman… A two-time Offensive

MVP and a three-year letterman on the diamond…

Also lettered two years in basketball and received honorable

mention accolades as a senior. Personal: Full name is

Mark Alan Hafner, Jr…. Born March 17, 1986, in Houston,

Texas… Son of Mark and Kathy Hafner of Waller, Texas…

Enjoys fishing and listening to music in his spare time… Majoring

in sports administration.

Hafner’s Career Statistics

Year GP Rec. Yards Avg. TD Lg.

2006 14 19 214 11.3 1 33

Hafner’s 2006 Game-by-Game Stats

Opponent No. Yds. Avg. TD Lg.

Rice 0 0 0 0 0

Tulane 1 11 11.0 0 11

GSU 2 15 7.5 0 11

Oklahoma St. 4 58 14.5 1 33

Miami (Fla.) 1 6 6.0 0 6

ULL 2 31 15.5 0 19

Southern Miss 0 0 0 0 0

UTEP 2 16 8.0 0 9

UCF 2 41 20.5 0 21

Tulsa 0 0 0 0 0

SMU 0 0 0 0 0

Memphis 2 15 7.5 0 13

Southern Miss 1 7 7.0 0 6

South Carolina 2 14 7.0 1 10

Totals 19 214 11.3 2 33

1 JERON HARvEY

JACKSONVILLE, FLA

JACKSON HS

DODGE CITY CC

WR 6-5 215 SR-2L

2006 All-Conference USA Honorable Mention (Coaches)

One of seven returning starters on the offense... Listed as a

starter at one of the three wide receiver positions during the

off season... Teams with Donnie Avery to give the Cougars

the top receiving duo in Conference USA... Big, physical

target who is a load to bring down... Should be a part of one

of the better receiving corps in the nation. 2006: One of 36

players to play in all 14 games, setting the UH single-season

record… Selected to the Honorable Mention All-Conference

USA squad by the head coaches… Started 11 contests and

finished third on the team in receiving with 41 catches for

671 yards... Scored the Cougars’ first points of the season

on a 6-yard touchdown pass on UH’s opening possession

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in the season opener at Rice… Finished with five catches

for 50 yards against the Owls… Finished with three catches

for 58 yards against Oklahoma State… Led all players with

six catches for 118 yards, including a 9-yard touchdown

reception in the second half, against Louisiana-Lafayette…

Hauled in a 56-yard catch early in the first quarter that set

up the Cougars’ first score against the Cajuns… Led all receivers

with five catches for 174 yards and two touchdowns

at Southern Miss… Snared 52- and 74-yard receptions

against the Golden Eagles… Recorded three catches for 54

yards against Southern Miss during the C-USA Championship

Game... Had two catches for 33 yards against South

Carolina in the AutoZone Liberty Bowl. 2005: Appeared in

11 games with five starts… Hauled in a 14-yard touchdown

catch at UTEP during the C-USA opener for his first career

catch and touchdown… Recorded two catches for 60 yards,

including a career-best 42-yard reception, against Tulane…

Posted two catches for 44 yards against Memphis… Recorded

two catches for 40 yards at Conference USA rival

UCF… Posted four catches for 56 yards against Southern

Miss… Recorded a 26-yard catch against SMU... Posted

one catch for 10 yards against Kansas in the Fort Worth

Bowl. Prior to Houston: A member of the Superprep Juco

100 at Dodge City CC... Listed as No. 59 on the Superprep

list... Listed by CollegeFootballNews.com as one of the Top

25 Juco wide receivers... Landed at No. 11 on the list...

Named First-Team All-Jayhawk Conference last season...

Had 52 catches for 956 yards and 14 touchdowns... Recorded

eight catches for 140 yards and two scores against

Hutchinson Junior College. High School: Prepped at Andrew

Jackson High School in Jacksonville, Fla., where he

had 20 receptions for 400 yards and six touchdowns as a

senior... Named First-Team All-Gateway Conference after

leading team to a 11-1 record in 2001. Personal: Full name

is Jeron Eugene Harvey… Born June 25, 1984, in Jacksonville,

Fla.... Son of Jerry and Cassandra Harvey of Jacksonville...

also recruited by Ball State, Middle Tennessee State

and Louisville... Majoring in sociology.

Harvey’s Career Statistics

Year GP Rec. Yards Avg. TD Lg

2005 11 14 258 18.4 1 42

2006 14 41 671 16.4 4 74

Totals 25 55 929 16.9 5 74

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Opponent No. Yds. Avg. TD Lg

Rice 5 50 10.0 1 16

Tulane 2 38 19.0 0 22

GSU 4 58 14.5 0 22

Oklahoma St. 3 50 16.7 0 28

Miami (Fla.) 2 23 11.5 0 24

ULL 6 118 19.7 1 56

Southern Miss 5 174 38.0 2 74

UTEP 2 15 7.5 0 9

UCF 2 16 8.0 0 8

Tulsa 3 49 16.3 0 31

SMU 1 -7 -7.0 0 0

Memphis 1 0 0 0 0

Southern Miss 3 54 18.0 0 21

South Carolina 2 53 16.5 0 24

Totals 41 671 16.4 4 74

53 pHiLLip HUNT

FORT WORTH, TEXAS

DUNBAR HS

DE 6-2 250 JR-2L

2006 All-Conference USA Second Team (Media)

2006 All-Conference USA Third Team (Coaches)

C-USA Defensive Player of the Week (Nov. 13, 2006)

2005 Conference USA All-Freshmen Team

One of the top returning defensive linemen in Conference

USA... Heads into the off season as the starter at defensive

end... One of eight returning starters on defense... Should

be a fixture on the UH defensive line for many years...

aggressive defender whose speed is a huge asset... Has

an uncanny ability to get to the quarterback… Has worked

hard improving his strength and run-stopping abilities. 2006:

One of only 10 players to start all 14 games, setting a UH

single-season record… Was named to the All-Conference

USA Second Team by the media… Also picked up Third-

Team All-C-USA accolades from the head coaches… Team

leader with 12 tackles for a loss of 43 yards and eight sacks

for 37 yards… Ranked fourth in C-USA with his sack total…

Second on team with eight quarterback pressures… Made

seven tackles, including five solo, during the season opener

at Rice… Added three tackles for a loss of nine yards,

including a 7-yard sack against the Owls… Recorded three

tackles with a pass breakup against Tulane during the home

opener… Posted two tackles, including one for a 2-yard

loss, against Grambling State… Made four solo tackles at

Miami (Fla.)… Finished with four tackles, including a 4yard

sack, and added two quarterback pressures against

UTEP… Posted five tackles, including four solo, and added

three quarterback pressures and a fumble recovery against

UCF… Recorded three tackles, including two solo, and

added a quarterback pressure against Tulsa… Posted nine

tackles, including seven solo, with three sacks for a loss of

12 yards at SMU to help the Cougars clinch the C-USA West

Division… Was named the Conference USA Defensive

Player of the Week for that effort… Posted four tackles,

including a 5-yard sack, and broke up a pass at Memphis

to help the Cougars clinch home-field advantage for the C-

USA Championship game… Posted four tackles, including

two for a loss of seven yards, and added a 6-yard sack

against Southern Miss during the C-USA Championship

Game... Recorded seven tackles, including four solo, with a

3-yard sack against South Carolina in the AutoZone Liberty

Bowl. 2005: Competed in all 12 games as a reserve…

Second on the team with six quarterback hurries… Named

to the Conference USA All-Freshman team… Made three

tackles for a loss of three yards at Tulsa… Posted five

tackles, including a solo stop, against Tulane… Made one

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tackle, broke up a pass and added a quarterback hurry

at Mississippi State… Posted two tackles, including a 9yard

sack, against Southern Miss. 2004: Redshirted the

season. High School: Played with another 2004 signee,

Sean Bailey, at Dunbar High School… Helped team to a

6-4 finish… Selected to the Coca-Cola All-Star Team

Two-time selection as First-Team, All-District. Personal:

Full name is Phillip Wayne Hunt, Jr…. Born January 10,

1986, in Fort Worth, Texas… Son of Noni Roberts of Fort

Worth… Also recruited by Iowa, Baylor, Tulsa and Arkansas

State … Enjoys working out in his spare time… Majoring in

sports administration.

Hunt’s Career Statistics

Year GP UT AT Total TFL Sacks FF FR

2005 12 12 11 23 5-14 2-11 1 0

2006 14 37 21 58 12-44 8-37 0 1-0

Totals 26 49 32 81 18-58 10-48 1 1-0

Hunt’s 2006 Game-by-Game Stats

Opponent UT AT TT TFL Sacks FF FR INT PD

Rice 5 2 7 3-9 1-7 0 0 0 0

Tulane 1 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 1

GSU 2 0 2 1-2 0 0 0 0 0

Oklahoma St. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Miami (Fla.) 4 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0

ULL 2 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0

Southern Miss 1 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0

UTEP 2 2 4 1-4 1-4 0 0 0 0

UCF 4 1 5 0 0 0 1-0 0 0

Tulsa 2 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0

SMU 7 2 9 3-13 3-12 0 0 0 0

Memphis 2 2 4 1-5 1-5 0 0 0 1

Southern Miss 1 3 4 2-7 1-6 0 0 0 0

South Carolina 4 3 7 1-3 1-3 0 0 0 0

Totals 37 21 58 12-44 8-37 0 1-0 0 2

34 CODY LUBOJASKY

SUGAR LAND, TEXAS

KEMPNER HS

ILB 6-3 230 JR-2L

2005 The Sporting News Freshman All-America Honorable Mention

2005 Conference USA All-Freshmen Team

One of eight returning starters on defense... Arrives in

the offseason as one of two starting inside linebackers...

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stepped in for an injured Lance Everson

during 2005 spring drills and finished camp

as the starter at one of the inside linebacker

slots... Extremely quick and powerful

defender who knows where to be at all

times... Can fill the gaps on running plays

and is adept at dropping back in coverage...

One of the better athletes on the defensive

side of the ball. 2006: One of only 10 players

to start all 14 games, setting a UH singleseason

record… Ranked third on the team

with 90 tackles… Tied for the team lead with

nine tackles, including three solo, during

the season opener at Rice… Posted eight

tackles, including seven solo, with two for

a loss of 3 yards against Grambling State…

Made five tackles, including a pair of solo,

against Oklahoma State… Recorded seven

tackles, including four solo, at Miami (Fla.)…

Made nine tackles, including four solo, with

two going for a loss of four yards against

Louisiana-Lafayette… Posted six tackles at

Southern Miss… Finished with seven tackles, including one

for a 1-yard loss, against UCF… Recorded nine tackles,

including one for a 1-yard loss, against Tulsa… Made seven

tackles, including five solo, at SMU to help the Cougars clinch

the C-USA West Division… Posted six tackles, including four

solo, at Memphis to help the Cougars clinch the home-field

advantage for the C-USA Championship game... Finished

with five tackles against South Carolina during the AutoZone

Liberty Bowl. 2005: One of only nine players to start all 12

games… Ranked fifth on the team with 74 total tackles…

fourth on the team with six tackles for a loss… Made his first

career start against Oregon in the season opener… Finished

the game with three tackles, including one for a 5-yard loss,

with a pass breakup against the Ducks… Recorded six

tackles, including a team-high five solo stops, against Sam

Houston State during the Robertson Stadium opener…

Posted five tackles, including four solo, at UTEP in the C-

USA opener… Recorded eight tackles, including a sack for

a loss of eight yards, against Tulane… Posted eight tackles,

including four solo, and added two tackles for a loss of three

yards against Memphis… Recorded eight tackles, including

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four solo, with two of those going for a loss at Mississippi

State… Posted 10 tackles, including seven solo, at C-USA

rival UCF… Recorded five tackles against Southern Miss…

posted six tackles against SMU… Tallied eight tackles and

recovered a fumble against Rice during the regular-season

finale... Racked up three stops against Kansas in the Fort

Worth Bowl. 2004: Redshirted the season. High School:

Prepped at Kempner High School where he was member

of the 2003 Preseason Touchdown Club Defensive Team

… Was a 2003 finalist for the Touchdown Club Defensive

Player-of-the-Year… Named Honorable Mention All-State

by the Associated Press as a senior… A 2003 Defensive

MVP… A two-time First-Team, All-District selection…

Helped lead Kempner HS to a 9-3 record and a bi-district

championship… Also selected 2002 Team MVP…a threetime

Academic All-District pick… Also ran track and played

baseball. Personal: Full name is Cody Douglas Lubojasky…

Born Aug. 6, 1985, in Missouri City, Texas… Son of Doug

and Sheila Lubojasky… Grandfather, Bobby Maples, played

professional football with the Houston Oilers, Pittsburgh

Steelers and Denver Broncos and was an All-Pro performer

in 1968… Also recruited by TCU, Iowa State and Baylor…

Enjoys weight lifting and working on classic cars… Majoring

in sports administration.

Lubojasky’s Career Statistics

Year GP UT AT Total TFL Sacks PD

2005 12 36 38 74 6-16 1-8 1

2006 14 45 45 90 7-11 0 0

Totals 26 81 83 164 13-27 1-8 1

Lubojasky’s 2006 Game-by-Game Stats

Opponent UT AT TT TFL Sacks FF FR INT PD

Rice 3 6 9 1-2 0 0 0 0 0

Tulane 1 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0

GSU 7 1 8 2-3 0 0 0 0 0

Oklahoma St. 2 3 5 0 0 0 0 0 0

Miami (Fla.) 4 3 7 0 0 0 0 0 0

ULL 4 5 9 2-4 0 0 0 0 0

Southern Miss 2 4 6 0 0 0 0 0 0

UTEP 3 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 0

UCF 2 5 7 1-1 0 0 0 0 0

Tulsa 6 3 9 1-1 0 0 0 0 0

SMU 4 2 7 0 0 0 0 0 0

Memphis 4 2 6 0 0 0 0 0 0

Southern Miss 1 3 4 0 0 0 0 0 0

South Carolina 2 3 5 0 0 0 0 0 0

Totals 45 45 90 7-11 0 0 0 0 0

74 SiRviNCENT ROGERS

JASPER, TEXAS

JASPER HS

OL 6-4 315 SR-3L

2006 Lombardi Award Watch List

2006 Outland Trophy Watch List

2005 All-Conference USA Third Team

2004 C-USA All-Freshman Team

Sat out the entire spring recovering from knee surgery...

Would be the starter at left tackle if at 100 percent... Likely to

miss the 2007 season... Made the switch from the right side

to the left side prior to the 2005 season... Extremely talented

lineman who is getting better with each practice... Physical

run blocker who can already dominate defensive linemen...

Has worked hard to improve pass blocking skills... Might

find his way on the field goal/extra point units. 2006: Started

each of the first four games at left tackle before suffering a

season-ending knee injury against Oklahoma State. 2005:

One of only nine players to start all 12 games… Part of a

consistent offensive line which started every game… Helped

open holes for a 1,000-yard rusher and protected a 3,000yard

passer… Part of front which helped the offense record

more than 5,000 yards of total offense (1,997 rushing,

3,268 passing). 2004: Played in nine games, including the

last eight as a starter at right tackle… Was selected to the

Conference USA All-Freshman Team… Made his collegiate

debut off the bench against Army in the Conference USA

season opener… Made his first collegiate start against No.

4 Miami… Helped the UH offense generate 389.7 yards and

20.9 points per game… Was a big part of UH topping 400

yards of total offense five times during the 2004 season,

including a 500-yard effort against Southern Miss (518) and

a 600-yard performance against Army (647)… Against the

Black Knights the Cougars had a season-high 369 yards

rushing… Graded out over 90 percent in every game. High

School: Prepped at Jasper High School in East Texas

... Named First-Team All-District as a senior ... Selected

by Associated Press as an Honorable Mention All-State

lineman ... Tabbed First-Team All-District honors as a junior.

Personal: Full name is SirVincent Rogers… Born May 9,

1986 ... Son of Alfredia Watts and Vincent Watts of Jasper

... Majoring in sports administration.

20 ROCKY SCHWARTZ

BRADENTON, FLA.

LAKEWOOD RANCH HS

S 5-10 200 SR-3L

2005 All-Conference USA Third Team

2004 C-USA All-Freshman Team

Missed all of spring practice recovering from knee surgery...

Is one of eight returning starters on defense... Will battle

Ernest Miller for the starting nod at strong safety... Will be a

four-year starter... Heavy hitter who just seems to be around

the ball and making plays... Outstanding athlete who can

run with wide receivers and hit to take out tight ends... Will

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see plenty of time on special teams... Can also return punts

and kicks if needed. 2006: Led Cougars with nine tackles,

including four solo stops, during the season opener at

Rice… Was lost for the rest of the season after suffering

a serious knee injury against Grambling State… Recorded

two tackles against the Tigers before he was forced to

leave. 2005: Team leader with 114 tackles and ranked third

with six pass breakups… Led all Cougar defenders with 11

tackles, including nine solo stops, in the season opener

against Oregon… Broke up a team-high two passes and

finished with five tackles against Sam Houston State during

the Robertson Stadium opener… Finished with a team-high

nine tackles, a pass breakup and a 4-yard interception return

at UTEP during the C-USA opener… Posted six tackles with

four solo stops at Tulsa… led the Cougars with 12 tackles,

including nine solo stops, against Tulane… Topped all

UH defenders with 12 tackles, including six solo, against

Memphis… Made eight tackles, including a game-high six

solo, and added a pass breakup at Mississippi State… Led

all players with 21 tackles, including 12 solo stops at C-USA

rival UCF… Tied for the team lead with 10 tackles, including

five solo, and added a pass breakup against Southern

Miss… Finished with six tackles, including four solo, against

SMU… Recorded six tackles with five solo stops against

Rice during the regular-season finale... Led all Cougars with

eight tackles versus Kansas in the Fort Worth Bowl. 2004:

Started all 11 games at strong safety in his first season in

college football… Was selected to the Conference USA All-

Freshman Team… Was a candidate for Conference USA’s

Freshman of the Year… Finished with the third most tackles

on the team with 83… Also registered five tackles for losses,

one sack, three interceptions and seven pass breakups …

Made his first career start at strong safety against Rice in the

season opener … Recorded eight tackles, including four solo

stops, with one tackle for a 9-yard loss against the Owls…

Posted seven tackles with five solo and added one tackle

for a 2-yard loss at No. 2 Oklahoma… Led all Cougars with

12 tackles, including five solo stops against No. 4 Miami…

Finished with nine tackles, including eight solo, and added

two tackles for a loss of five yards at Memphis… Recorded

eight tackles, including six solo, with a pass breakup at

Southern Miss… Hauled in his first career interception with a

diving effort and added seven tackles at C-USA rival TCU…

Recorded five tackles and broke up a pass against C-USA

rival Tulane… Recorded seven tackles and an interception

against UAB… Concluded his first season with an 11-tackle

performance against nationally ranked Louisville… Also

had an interception of the Cardinals’ quarterback Stefan

LeFors which snapped the quarterback’s streak without an

interception. 2003: Redshirted as a true freshman. High

School: Was selected Third-Team All-State by the Florida

Sports Writers Association ... Also selected First-Team All-

District as a quarterback... Helped lead team to a 9-3 overall

mark... Passed for 850 yards and five TDs while rushing for

822 yards and 16 scores... Also had three punt returns for

TDs... Was an all-district QB as a junior as well... Played

baseball, ran track and was a two-time state qualifier in

wrestling. Personal: Full name is Roderick Evan Schwartz

II… Born Aug. 27, 1984, in Bradenton, Fla... Son of Rod

Schwartz and Kelly and Dave Harmon of Bradenton, Fla...

Grew up in the same hometown as former UH tight end

Stephen Cucci... Enjoys playing other sports and fishing

during his spare time... Also recruited by USF, Western

Kentucky, Army and Youngstown State... Majoring in sports

administration.

Schwartz’ Career Statistics

Year GP UT AT Total TFL Sacks INT PD

2004 11 51 32 83 5-19 1-4 3-0 10

2005 12 74 40 114 0 0 1-4 6

2006 3 6 7 13 0 0 0 0

Totals 26 131 79 210 5-19 1-4 4-4 16

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96 FRED AGHO

HOUSTON, TEXAS

LAMAR HS

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DL 6-2 250 SR-1L

Comes out of spring as a backup defensive lineman…

Former walk-on who has worked his way into a regular

rotation… Extremely athletic with speed from the corner…

could see some time on the special teams. 2006: Reserve

defensive lineman who appeared in seven games during his

first collegiate season… made his collegiate debut against

Tulane during the home opener… finished the night with

two tackles against the Green Wave. 2003-05: Did not play

football. High School: Played his high school football at

Lamar High School in Houston… Also ran track. Personal:

Full name is Fred B. Agho… Born April 16, 1985, in Dallas,

Texas… Son of Fred and Sheri Agho of Houston… Both his

parents are nurses… Enjoys playing video games in his

spare time… Majoring in sports administration.

Agho’s Career Statistics

Year GP UT AT Total TFL Sacks FF FR

2005 Redshirt

2006 7 1 1 2 0 0 0 0

Totals 7 1 1 2 0 0 0 0

75 iSAiAH AGSON

HOUSTON, TEXAS

WESTSIDE HS

OL 6-3 320 JR-1L

Listed as the backup to Michael Bloesch at right guard…

Could see action on UH special teams (PAT/FGs). 2006:

Reserve offensive lineman who appeared in games against

Grambling State and Conference USA rivals Tulane and

UTEP. 2005: Did not see any action. 2004: Redshirted the

season. High School: Prepped at Westside High School

in Houston... Helped lead squad to a 10-2 record and a bidistrict

appearance in 2003... Was a two-year letterman...

Played baseball as a freshman and a sophomore... Once

pitched as a member of a Houstonian All-Star team against

a team from Japan in an exhibition game. Personal: Full

name is Isaiah Christopher Agson… Born March 19, 1986,

in Houston, Texas... Son of Willie Agson and Cheryl Johnson-Agson

of Sugar Land, Texas... Father played football

at Texas Southern and then one year with the Atlanta Falcons...

Enjoys playing NCAA Football 2005 on his PS2...

Also recruited by UTEP, TCU, Texas A&M, Stephen F. Austin...

Majoring in computer engineering technology.

90 ELL ASH

WILLINGBORO, N.J.

WILLINGBORO HS

TENNESSEE

DT 6-5 293 JR-1L

Comes out of spring drills listed as a starter at defensive

tackle... Big, physical defender who is extremely quick and

ASH

agile off the ball… Puts extreme pressure on the quarterback

with quickness and long arms. 2006: Second on the team

with three sacks for a loss of 17 yards and led all Cougar

defenders with nine quarterback pressures… Made his UH

debut against Oklahoma State after sitting out the first three

games to restore his eligibility… Recorded four tackles,

including three solo, at Miami (Fla.)… Made three tackles,

broke up a pass and recorded two quarterback pressures

against UCF… Recorded a 2-yard sack with a pass breakup

and a quarterback pressure against Tulsa… Finished with

five tackles, including two sacks for a loss of 15 yards, at

SMU to help the Cougars clinch the C-USA West Division…

Also posted a team-leading three quarterback pressures…

Recorded one tackle for a loss of a yard and added a

pass breakup against Southern Miss during the C-USA

Championship Game. Prior to Houston: Spent two years

at the University of Tennessee… Redshirted in 2004 and

saw limited action in 2005… Also participated in track at

Tennessee, throwing the shot put and the discus. High

School: Named First Team All-State at Willingboro High

School… Was a Wendy’s High School Heisman Trophy

nominee… Was a national contender in shot put and

discus. Personal: Born April 20, 1986, in Trenton, N.J….

Son of Ell and Kimberly Ash of Willingboro, N.J…. Both of

his parents are educators… cousin, Bertrand Berry, is the

starting defensive end for the Arizona Cardinals… Enjoys

playing video games and shopping in his spare time… Also

recruited by Tennessee, Notre Dame, Michigan, Miami

(Fla.), Rutgers and Ohio State… Majoring in technology.

Ash’s Career Statistics

Year GP UT AT Total TFL Sacks FF PD

2006 11 13 8 21 4-18 3-17 0 3

Ash’s 2006 Game-by-Game Stats

Opponent UT AT TT TFL Sacks FF FR INT PD

Rice DNP

Tulane DNP

GSU DNP

Oklahoma St. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Miami (Fla.) 3 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 0

ULL 2 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0

Southern Miss 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0

UTEP 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

UCF 1 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 1

Tulsa 1 0 1 1-2 1-2 0 0 0 1

SMU 3 2 5 2-15 2-15 0 0 0 0

Memphis 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Southern Miss 0 1 1 1-1 0 0 0 0 1

South Carolina 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

Totals 13 8 21 4-18 3-17 0 0 0 3

31 KENNETH ATKiNS

HOUSTON, TEXAS

HASTINGS HS

BAKERSFIELD JC

FB 6-2 235 SR-1L

Switched from linebacker to fullback prior to spring drills...

comes out of the spring as the Cougars’ No. 1 fullback...

Also changed his uniform number from No. 59 to No. 31…

Moved to offense because of athleticism and his ability

to mix it up inside. 2006: Valuable member of the special

teams units… appeared in all but one game… finished

with two tackles against Grambling State… added a pair

of solo tackles against UTEP. 2005: Sat out as a redshirt.

Prior to Houston: A member of the Superprep Juco 100

while at Bakersfield Junior College... Listed as No. 98 on

the Superprep list... Unanimously selected First-Team All-

Western States Conference... Registered 53 total tackles,

10.3 sacks, four forced fumbles and six pass breakups.

High School: Was sixth in the state in the hammer throw

as a freshman... Named First-Team All-District as a senior.

Personal: Full name is Kenneth Wayne Atkins, Jr…. Born

on April 1, 1984… Majoring in sociology.

Atkins’ Career Statistics

Year GP UT AT Total TFL Sacks PD

2006 13 5 5 10 0 0 0

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57 CARL BARNETT

DICKINSON, TEXAS

DICKINSON HS

OL 6-3 285 SO-1L

2006 Conference USA All-Freshmen Team (Media)

Heads into the offseason listed as the Cougars’ starter at

center... Can also play guard if needed... Solid run blocker

who has improved pass blocking skills in his two seasons

at Houston… Worked on the defensive side of the ball in

the spring of 2006. 2006: Reserve offensive lineman who

appeared in all but one game... Named to the Conference

USA All-Freshman Team… Valuable member of field goal

and PAT units. 2005: Redshirted as a true freshman.

High School: Named his team’s MVP at Dickinson High

School... Selected First-Team All-District as a senior...

Also picked up All-County First-Team honors and was the

MVP of the offensive line... Also participated in basketball,

baseball and track... Played for Warren Trahan, father of

former UH graduate assistant, Beau. Personal: Full name

is Carl Kevin Barnett, Jr…. Born Sept. 3, 1986, in Webster,

Texas... Son of Carl, Sr., and Roslny Barnett of Dickinson,

Texas... Enjoys playing drums and drawing... Also recruited

by Baylor and Iowa State... Undecided on major.

15 BRODERiC BEAN

KIRBYVILLE, TEXAS

KIRBYVILLE HS

OLB 6-1 215 SO-SQ

Listed as a backup rover/outside linebacker as fall approaches...

Could be the future of the UH secondary... Breaks well

on the ball and has good hands... Could see action on special

teams. 2006: Missed all of last season to concentrate

on academics. 2005: Redshirted as a true freshman. High

School: Was a Honorable Mention All-State selection as

a senior at Kirbyville High School... Selected to the Super

Gold First Team... Named First-Team All-District as both a

wide receiver and defensive back... Helped lead high school

team to a 10-3 record as a senior... Also an All-District selection

in basketball. Personal: Full name is Broderic Jamal

Bean… Born June 17, 1987, in Wiesbaden, Germany... Son

of Mack and Kathryn Bean of Kirbyville, Texas... Enjoys

playing video games in his spare time... Cousin of former

Atlanta Falcon player Bubba Bean... Undecided on major.

23 CARSON BLACKMON

TATUM, TEXAS

TATUM HS

CB 5-11 180 SO-1L

Listed as a backup to Quinte Williams at one of the cornerback

spots heading into the offseason… Will see plenty of

action, including on special teams… Closes hard and is a

good coverage guy. 2006: Valuable member of the special

teams units… One of 36 players to play in all 14 games,

setting the UH single-season record… Made his collegiate

debut in the season opener at Rice… Posted a season-best

two tackles in a game four times... Recorded an assist in

the AutoZone Liberty Bowl versus South Carolina. High

School: Was listed as an All-Region selection by Prep Star

magazine while at Tatum High School… Was listed as a twostar

recruit by Scout.com… Ranked as the No. 86 cornerback

by Scout.com… Picked up a two-star ranking by Rivals.

com… Selected Second-Team All-State in the 3A ranks. Personal:

Full name is Carson Farrell Blackmon… born Aug. 22,

1988… Undecided on major.

Blackmon’s Career Statistics

Year GP UT AT Total TFL INT PD

2006 14 5 8 13 0 0 0

64 MiCHAEL BLOESCH

SPRING, TEXAS

KLEIN COLLINS HS

OL 6-2 295 JR-2L

Listed as the starter at right guard after spring drills... One

of three returning starters on the offensive line... Is versatile

enough to play both sides and could play center in a pinch...

Physical blocker who has improved his pass-blocking skills

over the past season... Highly touted recruit that signed

with the Cougars in the spring of 2004... Also will see action

on to the UH special teams. 2006: Competed in 12 games

with starts in each of the last 10 games… Moved into the

starting slot at left guard at Miami (Fla.) and remained there

the rest of the season… Member of offensive line which has

helped account for 33.0 points and over 440.0 yards of total

offense per game… Helped lead Cougars to No. 1 ranking

in C-USA in scoring offense and total offense and No. 2

ranking in rush offense and pass offense. 2005: Appeared

in 10 games as a reserve lineman and member of special

teams... Saw action against Kansas in the Fort Worth Bowl.

2004: Redshirted. High School: A two-year team captain at

Klein Collins High School … Prepped for head coach Ronnie

Fedlman and led team to a 5-5 mark … Two-year recipient

BLOESCH

of the “Tiger Pride” award … Selected First Team All-District

15-5A …A member of the Student Relations Team, Student

Council and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Personal:

Full name is Michael George Bloesch… born Feb. 21, 1986,

in Houston, Texas… Son of George and Wilma Bloesch of

Spring, Texas… Also recruited by Rice, SMU and Louisiana

Tech… Enjoys playing video games in his spare time…

Majoring in sports administration.

13 JUSTiN BREWSTER

LONGVIEW, TEXAS

PINE TREE HS

RB 5-9 190 JR-1L

Is one of several running backs battling for playing time

behind starter Anthony Alridge… Versatile runner who can

pound inside and run outside… Also can return kicks…

Former walk-on. 2006: Made his collegiate debut during

the home opener against Tulane… Rushed five times for

5 yards against Grambling State. 2003-05: Did not play

football. High School: Prepped at Pine Tree High School

in Longview, Texas… Named the Defensive Player of the

Year… Also participated in track and field. Personal: Full

name is Justin Ray Brewster… Born March 13, 1985,

in Henderson, Texas… Son of Cassandra Hogan of

Longview… Enjoys listening to music in his spare time…

majoring in biology.

Brewster’s Career Statistics

Year GP Att. Yards Avg. TD Lg.

2006 5 10 -1 -0.1 0 4

21 BRANDON BRiNKLEY

BAY CITY, TEXAS

BAY CITY

S 6-0 175 SO-1L

2006 Conference USA All-Freshmen Team (Media)

2006 Conference USA All-Freshmen Team (Coaches)

Returns for second season in the Red and White listed as

Joseph Gonzales’ backup at free safety... Also can play

strong safety… Heady player who makes the big hit… Has

improved cover skills with each rep… Will continue to play

on special teams. 2006: Made his collegiate debut against

Tulane during the home opener… Named to the Conference

USA All-Freshman Team by both the media and head

coaches… Finished with three tackles and a pass breakup

against the Green Wave… Recovered a fumble against

Oklahoma State… Made his first career interception against

UCF and returned it 45 yards… Finished with five tackles,

including four solo stops, against the Golden Knights…

Finished with four solo tackles and a team-best two pass

breakups at SMU to help the Cougars clinch the C-USA

West Division... Had two tackles against South Carolina

in the AutoZone Liberty Bowl. 2005: Redshirted as a true

freshman. High School: Prepped at Bay City High School

for head coach Alan Cherry... Helped lead team to a playoff

appearance and a 9-2 record as a senior... Unanimous

First-Team All-District selection as both a defensive back

and wide receiver... Named to the All-Coastal Bend First

Team as well... Played basketball and ran track. Personal:

2007 HOUSTON FOOTBALL


Full name is Brandon Russel Brinkley… Born Sept. 20,

1986… Undecided on major.

Brinkley’s Career Statistics

Year GP UT AT Total TFL INT PD

2006 13 10 9 19 0 1-45 6

Brinkley’s 2006 Game-by-Game Stats

Opponent UT AT TT TFL Sacks FF FR INT PD

Rice DNP

Tulane 1 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0

GSU 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Oklahoma St. 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0

Miami (Fla.) 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

ULL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Southern Miss 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

UTEP 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

UCF 4 1 5 0 0 0 0 1-45 0

Tulsa 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1

SMU 4 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 2

Memphis 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 1

Southern Miss 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0

South Carolina 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 1

Totals 10 9 19 0 0 0 1-0 1-45 6

16 JORDAN BROWN

HOUSTON, TEXAS

ALIEF HASTINGS HS

WWW.UHCOUGARS.COM

WR 5-11 185 SR-2L

Is listed as the Cougars’ No. 1 holder as fall practice

approaches... Also a backup wide receiver... Possesses

good hands and quick feet. 2006: One of 36 players to play

in all 14 games, setting the UH single-season record… Vital

member of the special teams units as the holder... Saw his

first career action at wide receiver against Tulane during

the home opener… Recorded an 11-yard catch against

the Green Wave. 2005: Appeared in all 12 games as the

team’s holder on field goal and PATs… Member of unit

which connected on 12-of-21 field goals and 38-of-40 PAT

attempts. 2004: Did not see any action. 2003: Redshirted

as a true freshman. High School: Led Alief Hastings to an

11-3 record and the quarterfinals of the high school playoffs

under head coach Bobby Stuart... also played shortstop for

the baseball team. Personal: Full name is Jordan Wayne

Brown… Born Oct. 23, 1984 in Houston, Texas... Son of

Jerry and Darrelyn Brown... Enjoys drawing in his spare

time... Chose UH for its outstanding football program and

business school... Majoring in business.

Brown’s Career Receiving Statistics

Year GP Rec. Yards Avg. TD Lg

2005 Did not play at wide receiver

2006 14 2 11 5.5 0 11

Totals 14 2 11 5.5 0 11

69 JERROD BUTLER

ALLEN, TEXAS

ALLEN HS

OL 6-4 230 SO-1L

Concluded spring drills as the backup to Jeff Akeroyd at left

guard... Also can play other guard and center spots... one

of the prized recruits from the Class of 2005... Should be a

fixture on the UH offensive line for years to come... Moves

extremely well and learns with every snap. 2006: Competed

in nine games, including each of the last seven… Member

of offensive line that helped account for 33.0 points and over

440.0 yards of total offense per game… Helped lead Cougars

to No. 1 ranking in C-USA in scoring offense and total

offense and No. 2 ranking in rush offense and pass offense.

2005: Redshirted as a true freshman. High School: A member

of the Superprep Texas 99 list at Allen High School...

Listed as No. 87 on the Superprep list... A member of the

Dallas Morning-News State Top 100 list... Listed as No. 64

on the list... Named Second-Team All-State by TexasPrepExtra...

Was selected First-Team All-State as a senior...

Also was a two-time, All-District First-Teamer... Registered

139 pancake blocks as a senior and 119 as a junior...

Graded out 92 percent in 2003 and 94 percent in 2004.

Personal: Full name is Jerrod Michael Butler… Born March

26, 1987, in Dallas, Texas... Son of Garland and Ingred Butler

of Allen... Enjoys video games in his spare time... Also

recruited by Colorado State, New Mexico State and SMU...

Majoring in business.

38 JAKE EBNER

FRIENDSWOOD, TEXAS

FRIENDSWOOD HS

FB/TE 6-2 270 JR-2L

Is listed as the No. 1 big slot as fall camp approaches...

also will serve as a fullback and tight end... Extremely agile

and quick... Also has soft hands which makes him a good

target... Will also provide snaps for punts, field goals and

PATs... Is an efficient run blocker who has improved passblocking

skills. 2006: One of 36 players to play in all 14

games, setting the UH single-season record… Saw action

as fullback, tight end and offensive lineman… Earned starts

against Conference USA rival Rice, Southern Miss, UTEP

and UCF. 2005: Appeared in his first collegiate game as a

reserve against Sam Houston State… Came off the bench

in the regular-season finale against Rice... Also played in

reserve role versus Tulane at Cajun Field in Lafayette, La.

2004: Redshirted the season. High School: Was a member

of the Friendswood High School team that finished 12-1 and

was a state quarterfinalist in 2001… Named FHS Offensive

Lineman-of-the-Year… Selected First-Team All-County

as a senior… Two-time First-Team All-District selection…

Named Sophomore-of-the-Year in 2001… Threw the shot

and discus in track and played basketball… A Touchdown

Club Finalist and a member of the National Honor Society…

Also a member of the Spanish Club. Personal: Full name is

Thomas Jacob Ebner… Born April 14, 1986, in Texas City,

Texas… Son of Tommy and Elaine Ebner of Friendswood,

Texas… Father played for the Cougars (1977-79)… Also

recruited by TCU, Rice and Hawai’i… Enjoys hunting and

fishing in his spare time... Majoring in finance.

1 JAMES FRANCiS

LAMARQUE, TEXAS

LAMARQUE HS

BAYLOR

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OLB 6-1 215 JR-1L

Sat out spring recovering from shoulder surgery... Listed as

A backup at outside linebacker as fall camp approaches...

Will be 100 percent in the fall... Physical player who can run

with backs and tight ends. 2006: One of 36 players to play

in all 14 games, setting the UH single-season record… Key

member of the special teams units… Recorded two tackles

during the home opener against Tulane… Posted two

solo tackles and forced a fumble at Southern Miss. 2005:

Sat out the season as per NCAA transfer regulations. High

School: Was a standout linebacker at La Marque High

School... Broke his leg in the seventh game of his senior

season and was sidelined for the rest of the year, including

his team’s 43-35 triple overtime victory over Denton Ryan in

the Class 4A Division II championship game... Despite the

injury, earned First-Team All-District honors after recording

70 tackles, one interception and five sacks in seven starts...

Also had four rushing touchdowns... As a junior, recorded

109 tackles, 10 sacks, six forced fumbles, three pass breakups

for a Cougar squad that was a playoff quarterfinalist and

finished 11-3 overall... Recorded four defensive touchdowns

in junior season to earn Second-Team All-District honors...

Named to Texas Football’s 2003 Top 300 preseason list...

Also lettered in track and power lifting... Coached by Bryan

Erwin at the District 23-4A school. Personal: Full name is

James Henry Francis Jr... Born Aug. 1, 1986, in Galveston,

Texas... Son of James Francis and Lena Lee... Father,

James, earned All-America honors as a BU senior linebacker

in 1989, was a 1990 first-round choice of the NFL’s

Cincinnati Bengals and spent nine seasons there (1990-98)

before ending his career with the Washington Redskins in

1999... Uncle, Ron Francis, was a two-time All-Southwest

Conference cornerback and four-year letterwinner at Baylor

(1982-86), was a second-round draft selection of the Dallas

Cowboys in 1987 and went on to play four years (1987-90)

with the organization... Majoring in sociology.

Francis’ Career Statistics

Year GP UT AT Total TFL Sacks PD

2006 14 8 6 14 0 0 0

Francis’ 2006 Game-by-Game Stats

Opponent UT AT TT TFL Sacks FF FR INT PD

Rice 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Tulane 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0

GSU 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Oklahoma St. 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0

Miami (Fla.) 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0

ULL 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

Southern Miss 2 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 0

UTEP 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0

UCF 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

Tulsa 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

SMU 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Memphis 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Southern Miss 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

South Carolina 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Totals 8 6 14 0 0 0 0 0 0

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8 CHRiS GiLBERT

DALLAS, TEXAS

HILLCREST HS

WR 5-9 175 SO-1L

Listed as the starter at the slot receiver position coming

out of spring drills... Outstanding athlete who will make big

plays for the Cougars... Tough, scrappy wide out who makes

significant yards after the catch. 2006: Made his collegiate

debut against Tulane during the home opener… Hauled in a

7-yard reception against the Green Wave. 2005: Redshirted

as a true freshman. High School: A member of the Dallas

Morning-News State Top 100 list at Hillcrest High School...

listed as No. 92 on the list... Named First-Team All-District

as both a wide receiver and kick returner... Was selected

the Sophomore of the Year in his district... Nominated for

the Old Spice Red Zone Player of the Year... also ran track,

running the hurdles and the relays and did the triple jump

and high jump. Personal: Full name is Bryan Christopher

Gilbert… born on Nov. 25, 1986, in Dallas, Texas... Son of

Artrai and Jackie Gilbert of Dallas... Also recruited by SMU,

Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Texas A&M, Iowa, Missouri

and Texas Tech... Younger brother of former Cougar running

back Ryan Gilbert and cousin of former UH great Danny

Davis... Undecided on major.

Gilbert’s Career Statistics

Year GP Rec. Yards Avg. TD Lg

2006 2 2 25 12.5 0 14

5 BRENNAN GLEASON

ALLEN, TEXAS

ALLEN HS

WR 6-0 195 JR-2L

Comes out of spring drills listed as Donnie Avery’s backup

at one of the three wide receiver positions... Has evolved

an effective target… Is one of the better blockers among

the Cougar receivers. 2006: One of 36 players to play in all

14 games, setting the UH single-season record… Hauled

in his lone catch of the season against Grambling State.

2005: Appeared in each of the last eight games… Made his

first collegiate appearance as a reserve against Tulane...

Did not record a reception all season. High School: A

member of the Dallas Morning-News State Top 100 list...

Listed as No. 95 on the list... Named First-Team All-State by

TexasPrepExtra... Recorded 63 catches for 1,271 yards and

14 touchdowns as a senior... Was an All-Dallas/Fort Worth

Area performer... Averaged 14.2 yards on punt returns with

one score... Named First-Team All-District as a senior...

Was an All-District Second-Teamer as a junior... Had 23

receptions for 473 yards and eight TDs in 2003... Was a

300-meter hurdle regional qualifier. Personal: Full name is

Brennan Shaw Gleason… Born March 12, 1987, in Plano,

Texas... Son of Kris and Kent Knight of Allen, Texas... Enjoys

playing the guitar in his spare time... Undecided on major.

Gleason’s Career Receiving Statistics

Year GP Rec. Yards Avg. TD Lg

2005 8 0 0 0 0 0

2006 14 1 15 15.0 0 15

Totals 22 1 15 15.0 0 15

Sat out the entire spring after having off season shoulder

surgery... Should be 100 percent when fall camp begins...

Listed as the starter at free safety if injury is healed…

Can also play strong safety... Former recruited walk-on

who earned a scholarship... Arrived four years ago as a

backup fullback... Made the switch to defense prior to the

2004 season... Extremely athletic who can use speed to

cover and strength to administer a hit... Should see plenty

of time on the Cougar special teams. 2006: Appeared in 10

games with starts against Oklahoma State and Conference

USA rivals Southern Miss, UTEP and UCF… Finished with

five tackles, including a pair of solo stops, against Tulane

during the home opener… Led all UH defenders with 10

tackles, including eight solo, against Grambling State…

Posted four tackles against Oklahoma State… Finished

with nine tackles, including five solo stops, and added one

tackle for a 3-yard loss against Louisiana-Lafayette… Made

nine tackles, including six solo, and recovered a fumble at

Southern Miss… Missed the remainder of the regular season

and conference championship game with a shoulder injury

against Conference USA rival UCF... Saw limited action

against South Carolina in the AutoZone Liberty Bowl. 2005:

Competed in all 12 games as a reserve in the secondary and

on special teams… Made five tackles, including four solo,

and added a pass breakup against Oregon in the season

opener… Recorded four tackles with a pass breakup against

Sam Houston State during the Robertson Stadium opener…

Made four tackles with a pair of solo stops and forced a

fumble at UTEP in the C-USA opener… Recorded three

tackles and broke up a pass at Tulane… Made five tackles

with three solo stops against Memphis… Posted five tackles

with a pair of solo stops against Rice during the regularseason

finale... Posted five tackles against Kansas in the

Fort Worth Bowl. 2004: Played in all 11 games, primarily on

special teams... Recorded eight tackles during the year. High

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9 JOSEpH GONZALES

GONZALES, TEXAS

GONZALES HS

S 5-11 200 SR-3L

School: Played his high school at Gonzales High School...

Was a two-time District MVP in football... Was a two-time

All-Area selection and twice picked Honorable Mention

All-State... Academic All-District in every sport ... Named

Second Team All-District in basketball and was a regional

champ and state qualifier in track... Graduated in the Top 10

percent of his class. Personal: Full name is Joseph Manuel

Gonzales… Born Dec. 31, 1983, in Gonzales, Texas... Son

of Amy and Josh Bush of Wharton, Texas... Also recruited

by Navy, Northwestern and Oklahoma ... Majoring in sports

administration.

Gonzales’ Career Statistics

Year GP UT AT Total TFL Sacks PD

2004 11 6 2 8 0 0 0

2005 12 23 15 38 0 0 3

2006 10 28 15 43 1-3 0 2

Totals 33 57 32 89 1-3 0 5

Gonzales’ 2006 Game-by-Game Stats

Opponent UT AT TT TFL Sacks FF FR INT PD

Rice 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1

Tulane 2 3 5 0 0 0 0 0 0

GSU 8 2 10 0 0 0 0 0 0

Oklahoma St. 1 3 4 0 0 0 0 0 0

Miami (Fla.) 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

ULL 5 4 9 1-3 0 0 0 0 0

Southern Miss 6 3 9 0 0 0 1-0 0 0

UTEP 3 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 1

UCF DNP – INJ

Tulsa DNP – INJ

SMU DNP – INJ

Memphis DNP – INJ

Southern Miss DNP – INJ

South Carolina 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Totals 28 15 43 1-3 0 0 1-0 0 2

79 MATT HART

HUFFMAN, TEXAS

HARGRAVE HS

OL 6-6 305 SO-1L

Arrives in the offseason listed as the starter at left tackle...

Will compete with Sebastian Vollmer during the fall for the

starting nod... Skillful lineman who is only getting better...

should see some time on special teams. 2006: Reserve

offensive lineman who appeared in seven games…

Valuable member of offensive line that has accounted for

33.0 points and over 440.0 yards of total offense… Member

of offensive front that ranks No. 1 in C-USA in scoring

offense and total offense and No. 2 in rush offense and

pass offense. 2005: Redshirted as a true freshman. High

School: Picked up Honorable Mention All-State accolades

as a senior at Hargrave High School... Twice selected

First-Team All-District... Was named First-Team All-Area

last season after being picked All-Area Second Team as

a junior... Helped lead team to district championship and a

9-3 record in 2004... Was a district champion in the shot

put and grabbed third place at regionals. Personal: Full

name is Matt Ryan Hart… Born Sept. 8, 1986, in Humble,

Texas... Son of Don and Stacy Hart of Huffman, Texas...

Enjoys hunting and fishing in his spare time... Also recruited

by TCU, Missouri, Texas A&M and Arkansas... Majoring in

sports administration.

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92 BiLLY HARTFORD

HOUSTON, TEXAS

CYPRESS CREEK HS

WWW.UHCOUGARS.COM

DT 6-2 260 JR-1L

Listed as Ell Ash’s backup as spring ball concludes... Former

walk-on… Has improved quickness and strength which are

needed in Bowl Subdivision football... Enjoyed another

productive spring that placed in the regular defensive line

rotation... Might find his way on to UH special teams. 2006:

Played in 13 games as a reserve on the defensive line…

Posted four tackles, including three solo, with a 7-yard sack

against Tulane during the home opener… Finished the

night against the Green Wave with two tackles for a loss of

10 yards… Registered a pair of tackles against Grambling

State as well as three stops against UL Lafayette. 2005:

Did not see any action. 2004: Redshirted. High School:

Selected to the 16-5A All-District team as a senior… Threw

shot-put and discus for the track team. Personal: Full

name is William Richard Hartford II… Born Dec. 17, 1985 in

Houston, Texas… Son of Bill and Linda Hartford… Nickname

is Billy… Chose UH for its academics and athletics… Enjoys

hanging out in his spare time… Also recruited by SMU, TCU

and Tulane... Majoring in sports administration.

Hartford’s Career Statistics

Year GP UT AT Total TFL Sacks FF FR

2006 13 5 7 12 2-10 1-7 0 0

Hartford’s 2006 Game-by-Game Stats

Opponent UT AT TT TFL Sacks FF FR INT PD

Rice 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Tulane 3 1 4 2-10 1-7 0 0 0 0

GSU 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0

Oklahoma St. DNP

Miami (Fla.) 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

ULL 0 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0

Southern Miss 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

UTEP 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

UCF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Tulsa 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

SMU 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Memphis 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

Southern Miss 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

South Carolina DNP

Totals 5 7 12 2-10 1-7 0 0 0 0

15 BLAKE JOSEpH

BRYAN, TEXAS

BRYAN HS

QB 6-2 215 SO-1L

Should be the Cougars starting quarterback this fall...

Battled redshirt freshman Case Keenum during the spring...

Possesses a live arm with a soft touch... Can hit both the

long and short routes... Also an excellent scrambler. 2006:

Reserve who appeared in games against Grambling State

and Conference USA rival Tulane… Made his collegiate

debut against Tulane during the home opener… Completed

all three of his pass attempts for 27 yards… Completed

three passes for 29 yards against Grambling State. 2005:

Redshirted as a true freshman... Enrolled at UH in spring

of 2005 and participated in spring drills. High School:

JOSEpH

Selected First-Team All-District as a senior at Bryan High

School... Also picked up First-Team All-Brazos Valley

accolades... Was named his team’s Offensive Player-of-the-

Year and Team MVP... Played pitcher and outfield on the

baseball team... Garnered First-Team Academic All-District

honors as well as Honorable Mention Academic All-State.

Personal: Full name is Justin Blake Joseph… born Sept.

22, 1986, in Bryan, Texas... Son of Michael and Becky

Joseph of Bryan... Enjoys hunting and fishing in his spare

time... Also recruited by Kansas, TCU, Georgia Tech, Texas

Tech and Baylor... Graduated early from high school...

Majoring in sports administration.

Joseph’s Career Passing Statistics

Year GP Att. Comp. INT Pct. Yards TD Lg

2006 2 8 6 1 75.0 56 0 15

Joseph’s Career Total Offense Statistics

Year GP Plays Rush Pass Total TDR

2006 2 10 15 56 71 0

81 NORBY JUiST

HOUSTON, TEXAS

STRAKE JESUIT PREP

LS 6-4 240 JR-2L

Sat out most of spring recovering from a groin injury... Wll be

at 100 percent when fall practice starts... Is listed as the No.

1 long and short snapper again this season... Has improved

all facets of his long-snapping. 2006: One of 34 players to

play in all 14 games, setting the UH single-season record…

Integral part of special teams unit that connected on 77.8

percent of its field goal attempts and 96.5 percent of its PAT

attempts… Field-goal unit converted nine of its last 10 field

goal attempts, including eight straight at one point. 2005:

Appeared in all 12 games as the team’s long snapper on

punts and PAT attempts... Vital part of a special teams unit

which converted 12 field goals and 38 PATs. High School:

One of the top long snappers in the nation at Strake Jesuit

College Prepatory... Also played tight end and defensive

end, as well as provided snaps for all punts, field goals

and PATs... Recorded 32 tackles, including nine for losses,

as well as four sacks, two fumble recoveries, one forced

fumble and one interception... Also registered 16 catches

for 167 yards and one touchdown. Personal: Full name is

Ronald Norbert Juist… Born July 12, 1987… Son of David

Juist and Annie Fabio of Houston… Brother, Luke, was a

kicker at Rice… Undecided on major.

22 T.J. LAWRENCE

MT. PLEASANT, TEXAS

MT. PLEASANT HS

TYLER JC

RETURNEES

K/P 6-1 195 SR-2L

Competed for both the placekicking and kickoff chores

during the spring... Should battle Ben Bell for both again

in the fall. 2006: Connected on a 20-yard field goal during

the season opener at Rice… Blasted three kickoffs against

the Owls with half of those ending in touchbacks… Missed

all but two games with a groin injury, including the last nine

contests. 2005: Became only the sixth player in school

history to record a 50-yard field goal after accomplishing

that feat at Conference USA rival UCF… Competed in 11

games, including each of the last five… Connected on five

field goals on the year… Booted a 43-yard field goal late

in the season opener against Oregon for his first career

points... Equaled his career long with another 43-yard effort

early in the fourth quarter against Sam Houston State…

Drilled a 42-yard field goal at Tulsa… Nailed a 44-yard field

versus Kansas in the Fort Worth Bowl. Prior to Houston:

Played one season at Tyler Junior College in Tyler, Texas…

Helped lead team to 8-4 record under the guidance of head

coach Dale Carr… Also attended the University of Texas at

Tyler but did not play sports. High School: Lettered three

seasons at Mt. Pleasant High School… Was a three-time

All-District kicker… Also picked up All-Area honors as a

sophomore… Twice selected to the All-Northeast Texas

team… Named the Special Teams Player-of-the-Year

three times… Also lettered in soccer… Was named the

Sophomore-of-the-Year in 2001… Selected First-Team, All-

District for his defense… Named the District MVP in 2003…

Also picked up First-Team, All-East Texas accolades as

a midfielder… A member of the National Honor Society

and Who’s Who Among American High School Students/

Athletes. Personal: Full name is Thomas Joel Lawrence

Born Sept. 24, 1984, in Mt. Pleasant, Texas… Son of David

and Marsha Hammonds of Mt. Pleasant… Majoring in

sports administration.

Lawrence’s Career Statistics

Year FG-A 1-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50+ LG PAT

2005 5-10 0-0 0-0 0-1 4-6 1-3 50 5-10

2006 1-2 0-0 1-1 0-0 0-1 0-0 20 4-4

Totals 6-12 0-0 1-1 0-1 4-7 1-3 50 9-14

45 BRiTTON MAXWELL

BROWNWOOD, TEXAS

BROWNWOOD HS

ILB 6-0 220 SO-1L

Sat out all of spring recovering from knee surgery... Should

be at 100 percent when fall practice starts... Does have a

redshirt year if needed. 2006: Competed in the first seven

games before suffering a season-ending knee injury at

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Southern Miss… Made his collegiate debut during the season

opener at Rice… Finished with a solo tackle against the

Owls… Posted two solo tackles against Louisiana-Lafayette.

High School: Was listed as an All-Region selection by

Prep Star magazine at Brownwood High School… Was listed

as a two-star recruit by Scout.com… Picked up a two-star

ranking by Rivals.com… A member of the Fort Worth Star-

Telegram Area 50 squad… As a senior, ecorded 131 tackles,

eight tackles for loss and six sacks… Also picked up First-

Team All-District accolades as a fullback. Personal: Born

Nov. 10, 1987… undecided on major.

Maxwell’s Career Statistics

Year GP UT AT Total TFL Sacks PD

2006 7 7 1 8 0 0 0

Listed as the backup to Chris Gilbert at the slot receiver...

Slick, sure-handed wide receiver who is one of the toughest

Cougar receivers... Will see plenty of time in four- and fivereceiver

sets... Could see action on special teams and might

be asked to return punts. 2006: One of 34 players to play in

all 14 games, setting the UH single-season record… Made

starts against Louisiana-Lafayette and Conference USA

rivals UTEP and Tulsa... Hauled in a season-high three

catches against South Carolina during the AutoZone Liberty

Bowl. 2005: Competed in all 12 games with starts at Tulsa

and against Southern Miss… Scored the game’s first points

with a 9-yard touchdown reception against Sam Houston

State in the Robertson Stadium opener… Finished with two

catches for 25 yards against the Bearkats... Had two catches

for 15 yards against Kansas in the Fort Worth Bowl. 2004:

Played in all 11 games, including two starts against Tulane

and UAB... Finished the season with 19 catches for 176

McDANiEL

9 pERRY MCDANiEL

LUBBOCK, TEXAS

FRENSHIP HS

WR 5-9 175 SR-3L

yards... Also had one rush for three yards versus Tulane...

Had a career-high six catches for 73 yards versus TCU...

Receiving total included a career-long 41-yarder... Had at

least one catch in every game but three... Recorded three

receptions versus Louisville.. Had a 22-yard catch against

East Carolina. 2003: Redshirted. High School: Selected

Second-Team All-State by Texas Sports Writers Association

as defensive back and Honorable Mention as kick returner

while playing at Frenship High School... Garnered Super

Team honors from Lubbock Avalanche-Journal... Picked

both First-Team All-South Plains and First-Team All-City...

Named Honorable Mention, 5A All-State by the Associated

Press... Was the District 4-4A Defensive MVP at cornerback...

Garnered First-Team, All-District honors at wide receiver...

Caught 28 passes for 759 yards and seven TDs, rushed

for 293 yards and one TD... posted 24.9 average on kick

returns and 19.6 average on punt returns with one TD on

each. Personal: Born Sept. 3, 1985, in Gainesville, Fla...

Son of Bob and Jodi McDaniel of Lubbock, Texas... Enjoys

playing video games in his spare time... Also recruited by

Wofford, West Texas A&M, Angelo State and Eastern New

Mexico... Majoring in sports administration.

McDaniel’s Career Statistics

Year GP Rec. Yards Avg. TD Lg

2004 11 19 176 9.3 0 41

2005 12 15 105 7.0 1 16

2006 14 8 23 2.9 0 15

Totals 37 42 304 7.2 1 41

5 ERNEST MiLLER

TAYLOR, TEXAS

TAYLOR HS

S 6-0 195 JR-2L

One of eight returning starters on defense... Comes out of

spring practice listed as the starter at strong safety... Another

prized secondary recruit from the Class of 2004... Can

also play corner if needed... Big-time performer who hawks

the ball... Can provide run support as well as cover receivers...

Should contend for a spot on the UH special teams.

2006: One of 34 players to play in all 14 games, setting the

UH single-season record… Ranked fourth on the team with

83 tackles and third with eight pass breakups… Stopped

Rice’s last drive with a 10-yard interception late in the fourth

quarter to preserve the Cougars’ come-from-behind victory

during the season opener… Added three solo stops against

the Owls… Recorded an interception for the second straight

game against Tulane during the home opener… Finished

with three tackles, including two solo, and forced and recovered

a fumble against the Green Wave… Posted five tackles

against Grambling State… Recorded six tackles, including

two solo, and added a tackle for a 1-yard loss against

Oklahoma State… Tallied four solo tackles at Miami (Fla.)…

Made five tackles, including four solo, and broke up two

passes against Louisiana-Lafayette… Recorded three solo

tackles at Southern Miss… Made eight tackles, including

five solo, with one for a 3-yard loss against UCF… Led the

Cougars with nine tackles, including eight solo, while adding

two tackles for a loss of three yards and a pass breakup

against Tulsa… Made four tackles, including three solo, with

a pass breakup at SMU to help the Cougars clinch the C-

USA West Division… Recorded eight tackles, including six

solo, with one tackle for a 3-yard loss and a pair of pass

breakups at Memphis to help the Cougars clinch home-field

advantage for the C-USA Championship game… Led all

Cougar defenders with 12 tackles, including five solo stops

MiLLER

and one for a loss of a yard against Southern Miss during

the C-USA Championship Game… Broke up a game-high

two passes against the Golden Eagles... Made nine tackles,

including six solo stops and added a 3-yard sack against

South Carolina in the AutoZone Liberty Bowl. 2005: Appeared

in 10 games, including each of the last eight… Made

his first collegiate appearance as a reserve in the season

opener against Oregon... Registered an unassisted tackle

against Kansas in the Fort Worth Bowl. 2004: Redshirted.

High School: Prepped at Taylor High School for head coach

Tim Holt… Helped lead THS to a playoff appearance and a

8-3 record… Named Defensive Player-of-the-Year…Selected

First-Team All-District for two seasons… Also picked up

First-Team All-Williamson County… Selected Second-Team

All-Central Texas… Also participated in basketball and runs

track and was Second-Team All-District in hoops. Personal:

Full name is Ernest Lee Miller... Born on Aug. 24, 1985, in

Austin, Texas… Son of Ernest and Debra Miller of Taylor,

Texas… Also recruited by Texas Tech, Purdue, Arkansas

and New Mexico… Enjoys fishing in his spare time... Majoring

in sports administration.

Miller’s Career Statistics

Year GP UT AT Total TFL INT PD FF FR

2005 10 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0

2006 14 53 30 83 7-14 2-11 8 1 1-0

Totals 24 54 31 85 7-14 2-11 8 1 1-0

Miller’s 2006 Game-by-Game Stats

Opponent UT AT TT TFL Sacks FF FR INT PD

Rice 3 0 3 0 0 0 0 1-10 0

Tulane 2 1 3 0 0 1 1-0 1-1 0

GSU 1 4 5 0 0 0 0 0 0

Oklahoma St. 2 4 6 1-1 0 0 0 0 0

Miami (Fla.) 4 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0

ULL 4 1 5 0 0 0 0 0 2

Southern Miss 3 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0

UTEP 1 3 4 0 0 0 0 0 0

UCF 5 3 8 1-3 0 0 0 0 0

Tulsa 8 1 9 2-3 0 0 0 0 1

SMU 3 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 1

Memphis 6 2 8 1-3 0 0 0 0 2

Southern Miss 5 7 12 1-1 0 0 0 0 2

South Carolina 6 3 9 1-3 1-3 0 0 0 0

Totals 53 30 83 7-14 1-3 1 1-0 2-11 8

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24 TiM MONROE

MOUNT VERNON, TEXAS

MOUNT VERNON HS

Listed as a backup to Trent Allen at the Will Linebacker

spot... Also will see plenty of action on special teams. 2006:

Valuable member of the special teams units… Appeared

in all but one game during his first collegiate season. High

School: Prepped at Plano Senior High School in Plano,

Texas… Helped lead his team to a 13-1 record and a regional

final appearance as a senior… Named Honorable Mention

5A All-State… Selected to the All-Region I Super Team

Twice named First Team All-District… Also picked up First

Team All-Collin County honors as a senior… Registered

20 tackles, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery, three

quarterback hurries and three tackles for losses against

Flower Mound High School… Was a four-year starter on the

lacrosse team… named First-Team All-State as a senior…

Three-time First-Team All-District selection. Personal: Full

name is Matt Thomas Nicholson… Born Sept. 29, 1987,

in Hudson, Ohio… Son of Dave and Kathy Nicholson of

Plano… Father, Dan, played baseball at Ohio University…

Enjoys playing guitar in his spare time… Also recruited by

New Mexico State, SMU, Rice and Utah State… Majoring in

sports administration.

Nicholson’s Career Statistics

Year GP UT AT Total TFL Sacks PD

2006 8 0 7 0 0 0 0

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WR 6-2 185 SO-1L

Listed as a backup to Jeron Harvey as spring camp concludes...

Should be a regular member of the receiving rotation...

Another tall, physical target for the UH quarterbacks...

Has soft hands and deceptive speed... Could see action

on the special teams. 2006: Competed in games against

Grambling State and Conference USA rival Tulane. 2005:

Redshirted as a true freshman. High School: Named

District MVP last season at Mount Vernon High School...

Picked up All-District honors as well... Was selected Second-Team,

All-State as both a wide receiver and defensive

back... Was a state qualifier in the 400 meters as a sophomore.

Personal: Full name is Timothy Don Monroe… Born

September 24, 1986, in Tyler, Texas... Son of Don Monroe

and Delores McKenzie of Mt. Vernon, Texas... Enjoys hunting,

fishing and listening to music during his spare time...

Stepbrother Maurice Holman played football at North Texas...

Also recruited by SMU and Arkansas State... Majoring

in mechanical technology.

30 MATT NiCHOLSON

PLANO, TEXAS

PLANO HS

ILB 6-3 230 SO-1L

2004 C-USA All-Freshman Team

One of eight returning starters on defense... Solidified starting

outside linebacker spot with productive spring... Missed

last half with a wrist injury but will be at 100 percent when

fall camp begins... Extremely athletic linebacker who is extremely

quick to the ball... Also can lay a big hit and tends

to make big plays... Will see time on special teams as well...

can cover backs and tight ends but is physical enough to

take on blockers. 2006: One of 34 players to play in all 14

games, setting the UH single-season record… Tied for team

lead with two forced fumbles… Ranked third on the team

with eight tackles for a loss… Recorded five tackles against

Grambling State… Finished with three tackles, including one

for a loss, against Oklahoma State… Recorded five tackles,

including three solo, and forced a fumble at Southern

Miss… Made six tackles, including four solo, and a sack for

a 5-yard loss, and a quarterback pressure against UTEP…

Posted five tackles, including three solo, with one for a loss

of a yard against UCF… Finished with five tackles, including

three solo, against Tulsa… Recorded four tackles, including

two for a loss of two yards, at SMU to help the Cougars

clinch the C-USA West Division… Made two solo tackles

and forced a fumble to help the Cougars clinch home-field

advantage for the C-USA Championship game… Posted

four tackles, including two for a loss, against Southern

Miss during the C-USA Championship Game.... Recorded

solo tackle against South Carolina in the AutoZone Liberty

Bowl. 2005: Appeared in 11 games with 10 starts, including

each of the first six… Second on the team with 94 tackles

and nine tackles for a loss… Tied for second on the team

with seven quarterback hurries… Second with two forced

fumbles… Led all Cougar defenders with 11 tackles, including

three solo, and added a tackle for a 1-yard loss and pass

breakup in the season opener against Oregon… Finished

with eight tackles, a pass breakup, quarterback hurry and

pAHULU

3 BRENDAN pAHULU

EULESS, TEXAS

TRINITY HS

OLB 6-3 239 SR-3L

RETURNEES

blocked a field goal against Sam Houston State during the

Robertson Stadium opener… Finished with eight tackles, including

three solo stops and added a 13-yard sack at UTEP

in the C-USA opener… Also forced a fumble and returned a

fumble 22 yards against the Miners… Led the Cougars with

11 tackles, including five solo stops at Tulsa… Was a threat

in the Tulsa backfield all night, recording a 13-yard sack and

three quarterback hurries to go with a pass breakup and

forced fumble… Posted nine tackles with a tackle for a loss

against Tulane… Tallied nine tackles and returned an interception

40 yards against Memphis… Returned to the lineup

at C-USA rival UCF after sitting out a week with a hamstring

injury… Posted 11 tackles with one for a loss of a yard and

added a quarterback hurry against the Golden Knights…

Posted 10 tackles with a quarterback hurry against Southern

Miss… Tallied eight tackles against SMU… Recorded

five tackles with three solo stops against Rice during the

regular-season finale... Finished the season with four tackles,

a fumble recovery and a pass breakup versus Kansas

in the Fort Worth Bowl. 2004: Played in all 11 games as a

true freshman… Began the season as a backup and special

teams player but earned first start of the season against

Southern Miss and never came out of the starting lineup…

Named to the Conference USA All-Freshman Team… Finished

the season with 50 total tackles, including six for losses

and one sack… Recovered a fumble, posted a quarterback

hurry and tallied a sack for a loss of one yard against

No. 4 Miami… Made his first career start at Southern Miss…

Recorded nine tackles, including six solo stops, and added

two tackles for a loss of three yards against the Golden

Eagles… Posted 11 tackles, including nine solo stops, and

added one tackle for a loss of a yard at C-USA rival TCU…

Made seven tackles with four solo stops and added a tackle

for a two-yard loss against East Carolina during Homecoming…

Racked up 10 total tackles in the road finale against

UAB… Had seven tackles, including one for a loss, against

Louisville. High School: Prepped at Trinity High School in

Euless, Texas... Selected Second-Team, 5A All-State by the

Associated Press... Named District Co-Defensive Player-ofthe-Year

.. Garnered First-Team, Northeast Tarrant County

accolades... Also named First-Team Tarrant County... Led

team to district championship... Selected as the team’s

Outstanding Linebacker... Earned the Outstanding Special

Teams Player and the Iron Man Award... Was the Defensive

MVP of the Texas High School All-Star Game. Personal:

Full name is Brendan Joseph Pahulu… Born Oct. 3, 1985,

in Los Angeles, Calif.... Son of Sosefo and Fania Pahulu of

Euless, Texas... Also recruited by Oklahoma, Texas Tech,

Texas A&M and Nebraska... Majoring in economics.

Pahulu’s Career Statistics

Year GP UT AT Total TFL Sacks PD

2004 11 30 20 50 7-12 1-1 0

2005 11 22 72 94 9-26 2-26 4

2006 14 27 23 50 8-9 1-5 2

Totals 36 79 115 194 24-47 4-32 6

Pahulu’s 2006 Game-by-Game Stats

Opponent UT AT TT TFL Sacks FF FR INT PD

Rice 1 0 1 1-1 0 0 1-0 0 0

Tulane 0 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0

GSU 2 3 5 0 0 0 0 0 0

Oklahoma St. 1 2 3 1-0 0 0 0 0 0

Miami (Fla.) 2 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0

ULL 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0

Southern Miss 3 2 5 0 0 1 0 0 0

UTEP 4 2 6 1-5 1-5 0 0 0 0

UCF 3 2 5 1-1 0 0 0 0 0

Tulsa 3 2 5 0 0 0 0 0 0

SMU 2 2 4 2-2 0 0 0 0 0

Memphis 2 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 0

Southern Miss 1 3 4 2-0 0 0 0 0 0

South Carolina 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

Totals 27 23 50 8-9 1-5 2 1-0 0 0

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7 CHRiS piLOT

LUFKIN, TEXAS

LUFKIN HS

ILB 6-1 230 JR-2L

Switches from outside linebacker to inside linebacker as fall

approaches... Listed as a backup to both Trent Allen and

Cody Lubojasky... Always around the ball... Prone to make

impact plays... Extremely quick to the ball and enjoys laying

a hit... can also cover backs and tight ends. 2006: One of 34

players to play in all 14 games, setting the UH single-season

record… Key member of the special teams units. 2005:

Competed in 10 games with back-to-back starts against

Sam Houston State and at UTEP… Third on the team with

five quarterback hurries… Made his first career appearance

against Oregon in the season opener… Finished with four

tackles and a team-high two quarterback hurries against the

Ducks… Made his first career start against Sam Houston

State in the Robertson Stadium opener... Led the team with

nine total tackles against the Bearkats… Posted five tackles

with one for a two-yard loss, broke up a pass and added a

quarterback hurry at UTEP in the C-USA opener… Made

three tackles and added a quarterback hurry at Tulsa

Made five tackles with a quarterback hurry against Tulane…

finished with five tackles against Memphis... Saw action

against Kansas in the Fort Worth Bowl. 2004: Redshirted

as a true freshman. High School: Helped lead Lufkin

High School to a playoff berth with a 9-2 record… Played

for John Outlaw… Selected First-Team All-District as a

senior… Twice picked as a First-Team, Academic All-District

selection. Personal: Full name is Christopher Landis Pilot,

Jr…. Born Nov. 8, 1985, in Center, Texas… Son of Chinta

Garrett and Chris Pilot of Beaumont, Texas… Also recruited

by Texas A&M, TCU, Arkansas, Utah and Utah State…

Enjoys talking on the phone in his spare time… Majoring

in sociology.

piLOT

Pilot’s Career Statistics

Year GP UT AT Total TFL Sacks PD

2005 10 2 29 31 1-2 0 1

2006 14 4 9 13 0 0 1

Totals 24 6 38 44 1-2 0 2

Pilot’s 2006 Game-by-Game Stats

Opponent UT AT TT TFL Sacks FF FR INT PD

Rice 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0

Tulane 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1

GSU 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

Oklahoma St. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Miami (Fla.) 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

ULL 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

Southern Miss 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

UTEP 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

UCF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Tulsa 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

SMU 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

Memphis 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

Southern Miss 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

South Carolina 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Totals 4 9 13 0 0 0 0 0 1

56 CODY pREE

HOOKS, TEXAS

HOOKS HS

NT 6-3 290 JR-2L

• 2005 The Sporting News Freshman All-America

Honorable Mention

• 2005 Conference USA All-Freshmen Team

Missed spring after surgery on his shoulder... Expected at

100 percent when fall camp opens... Moves inside as the

starter at nose tackle... Powerful run stuffer who is quite

good at rushing the passer... Has a non-stop motor which

bodes well for defensive abilities... Could be an honors candidate

this season. 2006: Competed in all but two games…

posted four tackles, including two solo, against Oklahoma

State… Returned to the starting lineup against UTEP after

suffering a leg injury at Miami (Fla.)… Finished with three

tackles, including one for a loss, and added two quarterback

pressures against the Miners… Made five tackles, including

three solo, at SMU to help the Cougars clinch the C-USA

West Division… Made three tackles, including one for a loss

of a yard, against Southern Miss during the C-USA Championship

Game... Finished with six tackles, including five solo,

and added a 6-yard sack against South Carolina in the AutoZone

Liberty Bowl. 2005: Competed in all 12 games with

seven starts, including five straight late in the season… Tied

for the team lead with four sacks… Recorded three tackles

during his first game as a Cougar against Oregon in the

season opener… Made his first career start at UTEP during

the C-USA opener… Finished with three tackles and a pass

breakup at UTEP in the C-USA opener… Recorded three

solo tackles with a 9-yard sack and recovered a fumble

against Tulane… Made six tackles, including three sacks for

10 yards at Mississippi State… Finished with seven tackles

against SMU... Led all UH defensive linemen with five tackles

(including four solo) against Kansas in the Fort Worth

Bowl... Also recorded one TFL. 2004: Redshirted the season.

High School: Picked Honorable Mention 2A All-State

by the Associated Press… Selected 2003 Defensive MVP at

Hooks High School… Helped lead team to a 7-5 record as a

senior… A two-time First-Team All-Bowie County member…

Also twice selected as First-Team, All-District (junior and

senior)… Twice picked up All-Area honors in both 2002 and

2003… Was district champion in both the shot put and discus

as a senior. Personal: Full name is Cody Jarrod Pree…

pREE

Born Jan. 23, 1986, in Texarkana, Texas… Son of Pamela

Threadgill of Hooks, Texas… Also recruited by Louisiana

Tech, Baylor, Stephen F. Austin and Central Arkansas…

Enjoys playing basketball and ping pong in his spare time…

Majoring in sports administration.

Pree’s Career Statistics

Year GP UT AT Total TFL Sacks PD

2005 12 21 21 42 6-23 4-19 1

2006 12 21 14 35 3-7 1-7 0

Totals 24 42 35 77 9-30 5-26 1

Pree’s 2006 Game-by-Game Stats

Opponent UT AT TT TFL Sacks FF FR INT PD

Rice 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

Tulane 3 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0

GSU 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0

Oklahoma St. 2 2 4 0 0 0 0 0 0

Miami (Fla.) 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

ULL DNP – INJ

Southern Miss DNP – INJ

UTEP 2 1 3 1-0 0 0 0 0 0

UCF 2 2 4 0 0 0 0 0 0

Tulsa 1 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0

SMU 3 2 5 0 0 0 0 0 0

Memphis 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Southern Miss 1 2 3 1-1 0 0 0 0 0

South Carolina 5 1 6 1-6 1-6 0 0 0 0

Totals 21 14 35 3-7 1-6 0 0 0 0

4 RODNEY RiDEAU

PORT ARTHUR, TEXAS

MEMORIAL HS

ILB 6-1 230 JR-2L

Sat out spring practice while recovering from off season

shoulder surgery... Is expected to be at 100 percent when

fall camp starts... Will battle both Trent Allen and Cody

Lubojasky for a starting spot at inside linebacker... Another

prized recruit from the Class of 2004... Talented and gifted

defender who makes plays when he’s on the field... Can fly

to the ball and force turnovers... Is also good at stopping

the run and covering the pass. 2006: Missed the Tulane

and Grambling State games with a shoulder injury before

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returning to the lineup against Oklahoma State… Finished

with five tackles, including four solo, at Miami (Fla.)… Added

one tackle for a 2-yard loss against the Hurricanes… Posted

eight tackles, including four solo, at Southern Miss… Led all

Cougars with eight tackles against UTEP… Finished with five

tackles against UCF… Posted five tackles, including one for

a 1-yard loss, with a pair of pass breakups against Tulsa

Recorded eight tackles, including four solo, at SMU to help

the Cougars clinch the C-USA West Division… Made five

tackles at Memphis to help the Cougars clinch home-field

advantage for the C-USA Championship game… Posted

seven tackles, including one for a loss of two yards, and

forced a fumble against Southern Miss during the C-USA

Championship Game... Finished with five tackles against

South Carolina during the AutoZone Liberty Bowl. 2005:

Competed in all 12 games on defense and as a member of

special teams… Made three solo tackles against Oregon in

the season opener during his first game as a Cougar… Led

all Cougars with five solo tackles and finished with seven

total against Sam Houston State in the Robertson Stadium

opener… Recorded six tackles with three solo stops at UTEP

during the C-USA opener… Posted nine tackles, including

seven solo stops, at C-USA rival UCF… Finished with six

tackles, including two solo stops, against Southern Miss…

Finished with six tackles against Rice during the regularseason

opener... Registered five tackles against Kansas in

the Fort Worth Bowl. 2004: Redshirted the season. High

School: Selected Honorable Mention 5A All-State by the

Associated Press ... Named to the Port Arthur News Super

Team ... A two-time selection to the First-Team, All-District

squad as a linebacker ... Also selected to the Beaumont

Enterprise Super Gold Team... Earned Academic All-District

honors as a junior... Was selected First-Team, Academic All-

District. Personal: Full name is Rodney James Rideau...

Born Feb. 2, 1986, in Port Arthur, Texas... Son of D’Juana T.

Johnson of Port Arthur... Also recruited by SMU, Texas A&M

and Baylor... Majoring in sociology.

Rideau’s Career Statistics

Year GP UT AT Total TFL Sacks PD

2005 12 28 29 57 0 0 0

2006 12 26 35 61 3-5 0 2

Totals 24 54 64 118 3-5 0 2

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Rideau’s 2006 Game-by-Game Stats

Opponent UT AT TT TFL Sacks FF FR INT PD

Rice 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Tulane DNP – INJ

GSU DNP – INJ

Oklahoma St. 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

Miami (Fla.) 4 1 5 1-2 0 0 0 0 0

ULL 1 3 4 0 0 0 0 0 0

Southern Miss 4 4 8 0 0 0 0 0 0

UTEP 3 5 8 0 0 0 0 0 0

UCF 2 3 5 0 0 0 0 0 0

Tulsa 2 3 5 1-1 0 0 0 0 2

SMU 4 4 8 0 0 0 0 0 0

Memphis 2 3 5 0 0 0 0 0 0

Southern Miss 3 4 6 1-2 0 1 0 0 0

South Carolina 1 5 6 0 0 0 0 0 0

36 J.T. RUDD

CUERO, TEXAS

CUERO HS

OLB 6-2 220 SO-1L

Fully recovered from shoulder injury that sidelined him

during the AutoZone Liberty Bowl... Listed as a backup

at outside linebacker… Athletic defender who runs well

to the ball… Works good in coverage. 2006: Competed

in 10 games as a valuable member of the special teams

units… Posted two tackles during the home opener against

Tulane… Recorded three tackles, including a 2-yard

sack, against Grambling State. High School: Was listed

as a two-star recruit by Scout.com at Cuero High School…

Picked up a two-star ranking by Rivals.com… Was a First-

Team selection to the 3A All-State squad as a tight end and

defensive end… Recorded 18 receptions including nine TDs

as a senior… Also racked up 57 tackles, including 32 solo

stops, nine sacks, 13 QB pressures, one caused fumble and

two fumble recoveries… Named by the Victoria Advocate as

the MVP of the area… Was named District 26-3A Defensive

MVP… Helped lead Cuero High School to a three-year record

of 36-4 and two trips to the 3A State championship game.

Personal: Full name is John Thomas Rudd, Jr…. Born Oct.

20, 1987, in Cuero, Texas… Son of John and Dawn Rudd

of Cuero… Enjoys listening to music and fishing during his

spare time… Also recruited by Memphis, Baylor and Texas

State…. Undecided on college major.

Rudd’s Career Statistics

Year GP UT AT Total TFL Sacks PD

2006 10 3 2 5 1-2 1-2 0

Rudd’s 2006 Game-by-Game Stats

Opponent UT AT TT TFL Sacks FF FR INT PD

Rice 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Tulane 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0

GSU 2 1 3 1-2 1-2 0 0 0 0

Oklahoma St. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Miami (Fla.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

ULL DNP

Southern Miss DNP

UTEP 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

UCF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Tulsa 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

SMU 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Memphis 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Southern Miss 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

South Carolina DNP-Inj

Totals 3 2 5 1-2 1-2 0 0 0 0

12 HARRY SiMON

ATLANTA, GA.

STOCKBRIDGE HS

CB 5-9 180 JR-1L

Is listed as a backup cornerback as the off season

approaches... Will battle for playing time during the fall...

good cover guy, and is good in run support... Could contend

for playing time on the UH special teams. 2006: One of

34 players to play in all 14 games, setting the UH singleseason

record… Was a valuable member of the special

teams units… Finished with four tackles and a pass breakup

against Grambling State. 2005: Did not see any action but

was a member of the travel party. 2004: Redshirted the

season. 2003: Did not play football. High School: Garnered

All-District cornerback honors at Stockbridge while serving

as the team captain… Named the Defensive MVP his senior

year… Also participated in wrestling at Stockbridge, earning

third in state honors of Georgia in 2002… Won the Unsung

Hero Award in high school… Was on the Principals List all 4

years at Stockbridge. Personal: Full name is Harry Bernard

Simon, Jr…. born Jan. 8, 1985 in Houston, Texas… Son of

Harry and Cynthia Simon of Houston, Texas… Likes to sing

and lift weights in his spare time… Majoring in finance.

Simon’s Career Statistics

Year GP UT AT Total TFL Sacks INT PD

2004 Redshirt

2005 Did not play

2006 14 10 6 16 0 0 0 0

Totals 14 10 6 16 0 0 0 3

Simon’s 2006 Game-by-Game Stats

Opponent UT AT TT TFL Sacks FF FR INT PD

Rice 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

Tulane 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1

GSU 2 2 4 0 0 0 0 0 1

Oklahoma St. 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

Miami (Fla.) 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

ULL 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

Southern Miss 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0

UTEP 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

UCF 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

Tulsa 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

SMU 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

Memphis 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

Southern Miss 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1

South Carolina 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Totals 10 6 16 0 0 0 0 0 3

91 TATE STEWART

KATY, TEXAS

KATY HS

RETURNEES

NT 6-3 285 JR-2L

Moved inside during spring ball... Will battle Cody Pree

for the starting nose tackle spot when fall camp arrives...

Physical pass rusher who has a multitude of quick moves

off the ball... Has drastically improved his run-stopping

abilities. 2006: One of 34 players to play in all 14 games,

setting the UH single-season record… Posted two tackles

with both going for losses during the home opener against

Tulane… Added a 3-yard sack and finished with two

tackles for a loss of seven yards against the Green Wave…

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Finished with four tackles, including two solo, against

Oklahoma State… Made three tackles, including two solo

stops, and added a pass breakup at Miami (Fla.)… Made

three tackles, including two solo, and added a 3-yard sack

against Louisiana-Lafayette… Finished with three solo

tackles at Memphis to help the Cougars clinch home-field

advantage for the C-USA Championship game. 2005:

Competed in 11 games with starts against UTEP and Rice

during the regular-season finale… Did not play in the bowl

game versus Kansas... Made his first career start at UTEP

during the C-USA opener… Finished with three tackles and

a quarterback hurry against the Miners… Tallied a tackle for

a 2-yard loss against SMU. 2004: Redshirted the season.

High School: Was a member of the Katy High School team

that captured the state championship under of head coach

Mike Johnston… Twice named All-District… Also picked

Academic All-District accolades… Played center on the Katy

HS basketball squad… A member of the National Honor

Society. Personal: Full name is Tate Bradford Stewart…

Born Nov. 20, 1985, in Canyon, Texas… Son of Mark and

Linda Stewart of Katy, Texas… Father, Mark, played in the

NFL for the Houston Oilers, and uncle, Arthur, played for

the Washington Redskins… Brother, Bronson, is currently

playing college football at Louisiana Tech… Also recruited

by Louisiana Tech, Tulane, TCU and Air Force… Enjoys

playing basketball in his spare time… Majoring in consumer

science management.

Stewart’s Career Statistics

Year GP UT AT Total TFL Sacks FF FR

2005 11 12 9 21 2-4 0 0 0

2006 14 14 11 25 3-10 2-6 0 0

Totals 25 26 20 46 5-14 2-6 0 0

Stewart’s 2006 Game-by-Game Stats

Opponent UT AT TT TFL Sacks FF FR INT PD

Rice 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0

Tulane 1 1 2 2-7 1-3 0 0 0 0

GSU 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Oklahoma St. 2 2 4 0 0 0 0 0 0

Miami (Fla.) 2 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 1

ULL 2 1 3 1-3 1-3 0 0 0 0

Southern Miss 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0

UTEP 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0

UCF 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0

Tulsa 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

SMU 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Memphis 3 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0

Southern Miss 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0

South Carolina 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Totals 14 11 25 3-10 2-6 0 0 0 1

STEWART

59 SEBASTiAN vOLLMER

KAARST, GERMANY

QUIRINUS GYMNASIUM

OL 6-8 290 JR-1L

Practiced during spring but was held out of full contact

drills... Has fully recovered from off-season back surgery

and will be 100 percent when fall camp arrives... Will

battle Matt Hart for the right to be the starter at left tackle...

Can play either tight end or offensive tackle... Has come

a long way since first arriving on campus in 2004... Has

adjusted well to the United States... Possesses all the

tools to develop into a top-notch offensive lineman... Large

wingspan will help in pass protection... Is getting stronger

during the offseason. 2006: Offensive lineman who was

forced to miss the entire season with a back injury. 2005:

Appeared in eight games as a reserve… Played both tackle

and tight end... Was on special teams as well... Made his

first collegiate appearance as a reserve on the offensive

line against Sam Houston State… Appeared in the backfield

and on the offensive front against Tulane... Saw action in

the Fort Worth Bowl against Kansas. 2004: Redshirted the

season. High School: Named to the European All-Star

team… Helped lead his prep team to a 25-0 record over his

career… Finished second at the European Championship

game… Two-time national champion. Personal: Full name

is Sebastian Vollmer… Born Oct. 7, 1984, in Duesseldorf,

Germany… Son of Werner and Jutta Vollmer of Kaarst,

Germany… Also recruited by Western Michigan, Louisiana

Tech and Indiana… Came to Houston to be a part of a

great football program… Majoring in public relations and

advertising.

25 DEMARiO WiLLiAMS

DALLAS, TEXAS

HILLCREST HS

S 5-9 180 SO-1L

Poised to make a run at a starting nod this summer… listed

as a backup safety as spring camp breaks... shifted from

corner to during spring drills… will see plenty of time on

special teams... 2006: Competed in five games… made his

collegiate debut against Tulane during the home opener…

finished with three solo tackles against the Green Wave…

2005: Redshirted as a true freshman… High School:

Prepped at Dallas Hillcrest High School, where he was a

teammate of Chris Gilbert… named all-district as a senior…

also ran track… was an all-district selection on the track as

well… a member of FCA and the National Honor Society…

Personal: Full name is DeMario Manshawn Williams…

born July 6, 1987, in Greenville, Miss…. Son of Jermal

and Patricia Brown of Dallas… enjoys bowling, fishing and

playing pool and golf during his spare time… also recruited

by Jackson State and Memphis… majoring in business.

Heads into the offseason listed as one of the two starters

at cornerback... Graduated early from high school and

enrolled at UH in spring of 2005... Played as a true freshman

in 2005... Made the quick adjustment from high school to

college... Quick and athletic defender who can cover the

fast receivers and come up in run support... Needs to work

on overall strength during the entire year... Could contend

for playing time on UH special teams. 2006: One of 34

players to play in all 14 games, setting the UH single-season

record… Posted four tackles, including three solo, against

Grambling State… Finished with six tackles, including five

solo, and added a pass breakup against Oklahoma State…

Recorded two tackles with a pass breakup at Miami (Fla.)…

Posted two tackles and broke up a pass against Southern

Miss during the C-USA Championship Game.... Broke up

a pass against South Carolina in the AutoZone Liberty

Bowl. 2005: Appeared in all 12 games as a reserve in the

defensive backfield and on special teams... Recorded a

tackle against Kansas. High School: Named First-Team

All-District as a senior at Yates High School... Picked

up team MVP honors as well... Selected as Yates High

School’s Best Defensive Back... Helped lead 2004 squad

to a 10-3 record... Was a high school teammate of Quentin

Smith, another 2005 signee... Ran both the 200 and 400

meters, triple jumped and was a member of various relay

squads... Was a member of the golf team. Personal: Full

name is Quinte Rashad Williams… Born May 27, 1986,

in Bryan, Texas... Son of De’Angela and Larence Wallace

of Houston... Enjoys playing PS2 and X Box games in his

spare time... Brother, Darryl Williams, played football at

Texas A&M... Also recruited by Oklahoma State and Texas

A&M… Majoring in economics.

Quinte Williams’ Career Statistics

Year GP UT AT Total TFL INT PD

2005 12 1 5 6 1-0 0 1

2006 14 16 6 22 0 0 5

Totals 26 17 11 28 1-0 0 6

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8 QUiNTE WiLLiAMS

HOUSTON, TEXAS

YATES HS

CB 5-11 170 JR-2L

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Quinte Williams’ 2006 Game-by-Game Stats

Opponent UT AT TT TFL Sacks FF FR INT PD

Rice 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

Tulane 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

GSU 3 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 0

Oklahoma St. 5 1 6 0 0 0 0 0 1

Miami (Fla.) 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 1

ULL 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1

Southern Miss 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

UTEP 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

UCF 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0

Tulsa 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

SMU 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Memphis 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Southern Miss 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0

South Carolina 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1

Totals 16 6 22 0 0 0 0 0 4

33 SHOMARi WiLLiAMS

BRAMPTON, ONTARIO

CHAMPLAIN REGIONAL PREP

Listed as a backup at outside linebacker when spring camp

concluded... Has adapted quickly to college football in the

states... Is quick enough to play on the outside... Strong

defender... Could see action on special teams. 2006: Made

his collegiate debut on special teams against Grambling

State… Posted two tackles on special teams against Tulsa

Made the transition to fullback midway through the season.

High School: Picked up a two-star ranking by Rivals.com...

Named to the All-Canadian Team while being named the

Team MVP... Also played in the league All-Star game...

Played two years at Champlain Prep School in Lennoxville,

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OLB 6-2 245 SO-1L

Quebec... Also played basketball in high school... Once had

12 tackles and a forced fumble in a game. Personal: Full

name is Shomari Gyasi Williams… born March 8, 1985,

in Toronto, Canada... Son of Judith Pennant of Brampton,

Ontario... Also recruited by Connecticut, Rutgers and South

Florida... Majoring in business.

Shomari Williams’ Career Statistics

Year GP UT AT Total TFL Sacks INT PD

2006 12 2 2 4 0 0 0 0

6 KELLAN YANCY

LOS ANGELES, CA

FAIRFAX HS

L.A. PIERCE JC

CB 6-0 185 SR-2L

Heads into the off season listed as a backup at cornerback...

Former junior-college transfer... Needs to improve all facets

of his game but is extremely athletic and adjusts quickly...

Capable cover guy who is better in run support... Could

contend for playing time on UH special teams. 2006:

Competed in all but one game… Posted two solo tackles

against Grambling State. 2005: Competed in six games

as a reserve in the defensive backfield and a member of

special teams, including each of the last five… Made his first

collegiate appearance against Tulane. Prior to Houston:

Selected Second-Team All-West Conference last season

at Los Angeles Pierce Junior College... Turned in his two

best performances against Ventura College and College of

the Canyons. High School: Named First-Team All-Western

League as a senior in 2003 at Fairfax High School... Also

picked All-City, and Honorable Mention All-State. Personal:

Full name is Kellan Alexander Yancy… Born June 23, 1986,

in Los Angeles, California... Son of Robin Armstrong-Irving

and Charles Yancy... Father was an All-American (1978-

79) at Fresno State and was his position coach at L.A.

Pierce JC... Also recruited by Marshall, San Diego State,

Washington, Tulsa and Nevada... Majoring in sociology.

Yancy’s Career Statistics

Year GP UT AT Total TFL INT PD

2005 6 1 1 2 0 0 0

2006 13 2 1 3 0 0 0

Totals 19 3 2 5 0 0 0

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48 RAYMOND ALAKE

ARLINGTON, TEXAS

TIMBERVIEW HS

DT 6-4 265 FR-RS

Listed as a backup to Ell Ash at the defensive tackle spot...

Is in a battle with Billy Hartford for the backup role... Extremely

athletic defender who puts constant pressure on the

offense… Has worked hard during the off season to improve

strength and stamina… Could see some action on special

teams. 2006: Redshirted as a true freshman. High School:

Was listed as a two-star recruit by Scout.com.. Picked up a

two-star ranking by Rivals.com… Helped lead Timberview

High School to a 9-1 record as a senior… Was Second-Team

All-District as a junior and Honorable Mention as a senior.

Personal: Full name is Raymond Olufemi Alake… Born

Sept. 16, 1987, in Wichita, Kan… Son of Raymond and Bose

Alake of Arlington, Texas… Enjoys listening to music in his

spare time… Also recruited by TCU, Baylor, SMU and UCF…

Undecided on major.

60 JARYD ANDERSON

ANCHORAGE, ALASKA

SOUTH ANCHORAGE HS

OL 6-4 285 FR-RS

Heads into fall camp as a backup offensive lineman…

walked on to the squad last year… Can play either guard or

center… Worked hard on the scout team… Has improved

strength during the offseason… Has adjusted well to life in

Texas. 2006: Redshirted as a true freshman. High School:

Prepped at South Anchorage High School… Helped lead

team to a 6-4 record as a senior… Named Second-Team

All-Conference and was an all-tournament selection at

center… Also finished third in state in wrestling. Personal:

Full name is Jaryd Ashton Anderson… Born July 10, 1988,

in Mesa, Arizona… Son of Scott and Cindy Anderson of

Anchorage, Alaska… Enjoys going to movies in his spare

time… Nicknamed “Alaska”… Undecided on major.

29 RANDALL ANTOiNE

NEW IBERIA, LA.

WESTGATE HS

RB 5-10 190 FR-RS

Listed as a backup to Anthony Alridge at running back as

spring closed... Can also return kicks and punts... Should

see plenty of action as a redshirt freshman… Quick between

the tackles and strong to the outside… Has good

hands out of the backfield. 2006: Redshirted last season

as a freshman. High School: Was listed as a two-star recruit

by Scout.com… Also picked up a two-star ranking by

Rivals.com… Named Best of the Teche as a senior while also

named All-Acadiana three times… Selected Second-Team

All-District… Was an Honorable Mention All-State Academic

member… Lettered in both track and basketball, where he

was Top Three in the state. Personal: Full name is Randall

Louis Antoine… Born April 21, 1988, in New Iberia, La…. Son

of Herb and Martha Antoine of New Iberia, La…. Brother,

Ryan, played football at Louisiana Tech from 1999-2001…

Enjoys going to church in his spare time… Also recruited by

Southern Miss, Tulane, Louisiana Tech and Louisiana-Lafayette…

Undecided on major.

50 CHRiS BALiAS

SUGAR LAND, TEXAS

DULLES HS

LB 6-0 195 FR-RS

Arrives at fall camp as a backup linebacker… Spent 2006

season on the scout team… Has worked hard in the weight

room to improve strength… Could find way onto special

teams. 2006: Redshirted as a true freshman. High School:

Prepped at Dulles High School in Sugar Land, Texas…

Head coach was Jim Creech. Personal: Full name is

Christopher Balias… Born Dec. 9, 1987, in Houston… Son

of Evangelos and Penny Balias of Sugar Land… Nickname

is Zeus… Majoring in interdisciplinary studies.

71 JOSH BELL

HITCHCOCK, TEXAS

HITCHCOCK HS

KANSAS

OL 6-6 300 SO-TR

Concluded spring as a backup to Dustin Dickinson at right

tackle... Former tight end at Kansas. 2006: Sat out the entire

season after transferring from the University of Kansas.

2005: Redshirted the season at Kansas. High School:

Named First-Team All-District as a tackle at Hitchcock High

School... Nominated as a U.S. Army All-America... Played

tight end through junior season before being switched to

tackle as a senior... Earned 11 varsity letters in football, basketball

and track... Also an All-District performer in basketball,

leading team to regional title. Personal: Full name is

Joshua Christopher Bell… Son of Alvin and Alberta Stoneham...

born October 18, 1987… Father, Alvin, was a collegiate

athlete at Texas Southern... Undecided on major.

46 LUKE CADEN

SUGAR LAND, TEXAS

KEMPNER HS

NAVY

LB 6-1 228 SO-TR

Former walk-on who enters fall camp as a backup at

linebacker… Versatile enough to play both inside and

outside… Enjoyed a productive offseason… Must improve

quickness to the ball… Could be a candidate to play special

teams. 2006: Sat out after transferring from Navy. High

School: Played at Kempner High School in Sugar Land,

Texas… Was an All-District tight end… Helped lead team to

a 9-3 record and a bi-district championship in 2003… Also

qualified for the track regionals as a member of the 4x200meter

team. Personal: Full name is Luke Michael Caden…

Born Nov. 26, 1985, in Houston… Son of Mike and Lesa

Caden of Sugar Land… Enjoys weightlifting in his spare

time… Undecided on major.

10 L.J. CASTiLLE

LAMARQUE, TEXAS

LAMARQUE HS

WR/QB 6-3 205 FR-RS

Moved from quarterback to wide receiver during spring

drills... Effectively made the transition... Listed as one of

the backups to Jeron Harvey at wide receiver… Exciting

athlete who will be used in multiple sets to showcase his

talents… Extremely effective after the catch… Makes

plays in spaces. 2006: Redshirted last season. High

School: Was listed as an All-Region selection by Prep Star

magazine while at LaMarque High School... Also was listed

as a three-star recruit by Scout.com… Ranked as the No. 47

quarterback by Scout.com… picked up a three-star ranking

by Rivals.com… A member of the Houston Chronicle Top 100

list… Also selected to the State 100 by the Fort Worth Star-

Telegram… Helped lead team to a 13-1 record and a Regional

championship… Was the District 23-4A MVP and also Player

of the Year… Selected by the Galveston Daily News to its

All-County First Team… Honored at the Houston Touchdown

Club on Aug. 17, 2005… Also lettered in basketball and was

the 2004-05 Co-MVP and won the Dennis Rodman Award…

Threw for 1,155 yards and 17 TDs and rushed for 718 yards

and 11 scores as a senior… Completed 93 of 179 passes for

1,200 yards and 16 TDs and had 90 rushes for 387 yards

and five scores as a junior. Personal: Full name is Le’Nard

Damon Castile, Jr…. Born Sept. 7, 1987, in Dallas, Texas…

Son of Pamela D. Castile of LaMarque, Texas… Enjoys

computers and music during his spare time… Also served as

an assistant coach with the LaMarque Tigers Youth Football

and Texas City Magics Youth Basketball… Also recruited by

Colorado State… Undecided on major.

40 C.J. CAvNESS

SANTA FE, TEXAS

SANTA FE HS

ILB 6-0 220 SO-RS

Heads into fall camp listed as a backup at inside linebacker…

Fully recovered from knee injury that sidelined him during

the 2006 season… Durable performer who moves well in

traffic… Also has above-average cover skills… Can fill the

gap on the run and work wide in zone coverage… Could

see some time on special teams. 2006: Missed all of last

season with a knee injury. 2005: Redshirted the season.

High School: Prepped at Santa Fe High School down the

road from Houston… Named All-District and All-County

while leading team to a 6-4 record as a senior… Also named

the Defensive MVP and Team Captain… Was a sprinter on

the track and field squad… Named “Most Athletic” in high

school… Invited to play in the North-South High School

All-Star game. Personal: Full name is Christopher James

Cavness… Born July 24, 1987, in Texas City, Texas… Son

of Bill and Cassie Cavness of Santa Fe… Enjoys hunting

and fishing in his spare time… Also recruited by Rice and

Texas Lutheran… Majoring in kinesiology.

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83 JONATHAN GiBSON

ALLEN, TEXAS

ALLEN HS

Will sit out this season after transferring from the University

of Arkansas... Played during the spring as an outside linebacker…

Runs well to the ball… Can also cover running

backs and tight ends… Should be a big part of the 2008

defense. Prior to Houston: Played two seasons at the University

of Arkansas. High School: Was named the Greater

Houston Class 4A Defensive MVP and garnered First-Team

All-State honors at Yates High School... Was also named

the district’s most valuable player.. Helped his squad to a

10-3 record and the third round of the playoffs in 2004 under

Coach Ray Evans... Averaged 15 tackles per game... Was

also named to the Greater Houston Preseason team prior to

his senior season... As a junior, he missed four games with a

broken wrist but still managed to total 80 tackles... Listed as

the No. 82 player in the state by Rivals. com while the Dallas

Morning News and the Houston Chronicle had him in the

state’s top 100 listing... Was also rated as the No. 50 outside

linebacker in the nation by Rivals.com... Recorded a 30-inch

vertical jump in high school... Was recruited by Arka nsas,

Kansas State, Kansas, LSU, Houston and Oklahoma State.

Personal: Full name is Tyrell Jamal Graham… Born Jan. 4,

1987, in Houston… Son of Darrell and Phyllis Graham of

Houston… Enjoys fishing in his time away from football…

Undecided on major.

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Battled during the spring to be the Cougars’ kicker, punter

and placekicker... Heads into the offseason listed as Ben

Bell’s backup at placekicker and T.J. Lawrence’s understudy

at kicker… Has improved accuracy… Could use

more distance on his kickoffs. 2006: Redshirted. Prior to

Houston: Played one season at the University of South

Dakota… Team was co-conference champs, finishing with a

10-2 record. High School: Prepped at Allen High School…

Named the Special Teams Player of the Year in 2005… Also

picked up all-district honorable mention honors… Nailed all

48 PAT attempts and 11-of-15 field-goal tries as a senior…

Hit 50-of-52 extra points and both field-goal attempts as a

junior. Personal: Full name is Jonathan Charles Gibson…

Born Aug. 11, 1986, in Lafayette, La…. Son of Charles and

Karen Gibson of Allen, Texas… Brother, Kirk, played four

seasons of soccer at Marshall… Majoring in hotel and restaurant

management.

43 TYRELL GRAHAM

HOUSTON, TEXAS

YATES HS

ARKANSAS

ILB 6-3 225 JR-TR

61 TRAviS JABSEN

HOUSTON, TEXAS

CYPRESS CREEK HS

OL 6-2 285 FR-RS

Arrives at fall camp listed as a backup at left guard,

backing up returning starter Jeff Akeroyd… Also can play

right guard… Physical run blocker who has improved

pass blocking skills… Was quite productive during the off

season… could Work his way on to special teams. 2006:

Redshirted. High School: Prepped at Cypress Creek High

School… Was an All-District selection. Personal: Full

name is James Travis Jabsen… Born Feb. 7, 1988, in New

Orleans, La…. Son of Jim and Janet Jabsen of Houston,

Texas… Enjoys fishing and hunting during his spare time…

Also recruited by New Mexico, Princeton, TCU and Navy…

Majoring in construction management technology.

27 STEpHEN JAMES

HOUSTON, TEXAS

NORTH SHORE HS

OKLAHOMA STATE

S 5-10 205 JR-TR

Will sit out the 2007 season after suffering a knee injury during

the summer... Was penciled in as the Cougars’ starter at

the rover spot… Tough, physical defender who can stuff the

run and play coverage… Should eventually see plenty of

action on the Cougar special teams. 2006: Sat out last season

as per NCAA Transfer Regulations. Prior to Houston:

Played two seasons at Oklahoma State... Recorded 19 total

tackles in his two-year career while playing in 17 games.

High School: Helped North Shore to a state championship

as a senior... Posted 65 total tackles as a senior, with

three picks, three forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries...

Also scored three touchdowns... Two-time, First-Team

All-District performer... Named to the All-Greater Houston

squad. Personal: Full name is Stephen Marshall James…

Born Oct. 23, 1985, in Houston... Son of Monica and Frederick

Bevels of Houston... Majoring in sociology.

7 CASE KEENUM

ABILINE, TEXAS

WYLIE HS

QB 6-1 205 FR-RS

Went toe-to-toe with Blake Joseph for the right to succeed

Kevin Kolb at quarterback... Listed as the backup heading

into the off season but will battle Joseph again during the

fall… Extremely athletic with exceptional running skills…

also possesses a live arm and hit a variety of passes. 2006:

Redshirted. High School: Was listed as a two-star recruit by

Scout.com at Wylie High School in Abilene, Texas… Picked

up a two-star ranking by Rivals.com… Selected Second-

Team All-State in the 3A ranks… Passed for 6,783 yards

and 48 touchdowns in his career, while also rushing for 41

scores and 2,000 yards… Posted a career record of 31-11

in 42 career starts… A member of the All-Big Country Super

Team, as well as Offensive MVP, District MVP while leading

team to the state quarterfinals… As a junior was selected

All-District First Team… Was named Newcomer-of-the-Year

as a sophomore, while also picking up All-Big Country Super

Team accolades as well as Offensive MVP… Lettered in both

basketball and track. Personal: Full name is Casey Austin

Keenum… Born Feb. 17, 1988… Recruited by Baylor, North

Texas and UTEP… Undecided on major.

6 ANDRE KOHN

JACKSONVILLE, FLA.

WOLFSON HS

RB 5-11 200 FR-RS

Sat out spring drills rehabbing a knee injury suffered during

the fall... Still heads into the off season as a one of two backups

for starting running back Anthony Alridge... Came to UH

as a wide receiver… Shifty runner who makes plays in open

spaces… Also has good hands and is durable inside the

tackles. 2006: Redshirted. High School: Prepped at Wolfson

High School in Jacksonville, Fla…. Was a three-year

letterman… Named All-District twice… Participated in the

North-South Shrine Bowl… Lettered two years in track. Personal:

Full name is Andre Maurice Kohn, Jr…. Born Oct.

19, 1987, in Jacksonville, Fla…. Son of Bryan and Charmayne

Holmes of Jacksonville… Brother, Jermaine, played

football at Ole Miss… Also recruited by Florida International,

Howard and Georgia Southern… Undecided on major.

66 JARED LiNDSEY

ALTO, TEXAS

ALTO HS

NEWCOMERS

OL 6-3 280 FR-RS

Switched to offense prior to spring drills... Heads into the

off season listed as the backup to Michael Bloesch at right

guard… Is quick off the ball and strong in the trenches…

Will need more work on passing blocking techniques…

Could see action on special teams. 2006: Redshirted. High

School: Was listed as a two-star recruit by Scout.com at Alto

High School… Picked up a two-star ranking by Rivals.com…

Was a 2004 Class 2A All-State Honorable Mention… Named

District Defensive MVP and Team Captain as a senior…

Helped lead team to bi-district championship… Was the District

Newcomer-of-the-Year as a sophomore… Named District

21-2A Defensive MVP and Honorable Mention All-State as a

junior… Lettered in basketball, baseball, golf and track and

was a regional qualifier in the discus. Personal: Full name

is Jared Kit Lindsey… Born Nov. 9, 1987, in Lufkin, Texas…

Son of Bill and Brenda Lindsey of Alto, Texas… Enjoys fishing,

hunting and four-wheeling in his spare time… A member

of the National Honor Society, FFA, Academic “A” Graduate,

Honor Roll… Also recruited by Louisiana Tech and Stephen

F. Austin… Undecided on major.

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35 LOYCE MEANS

HOUSTON, TEXAS

MADISON HS

DB 5-10 160 SR-TR

Enters his first fall camp listed as a backup to Quinte

Williams and Harry Simon at cornerback… Should see

action on special teams… Good cover guy who is above

average in the running game… Was quite productive in the

weight room during his spring semester… Graduated early

and spent the spring with the Cougars. High School: Threestar

recruit by Scout.com while at Madison High School in

Houston… Ranked No. 85 in the state by Scout.com… A

member of the Houston Chronicle Area Top 100 team

Named First-Team All-District as a junior… Recorded 25

tackles, forced two fumbles, recovered two fumbles and

had one sack… Also had four interceptions. Personal: Born

March 31, 1989… Also recruited by Baylor, Indiana, TCU

and UTEP… Undecided on major.

14 TiM MERCER

SPRING, TEXAS

SPRING HS

OLB 5-11 185 SO-SQ

Heads into fall practice listed as Rocky Schwartz’s backup

at the Drop Linebacker spot… Former walk-on who has

worked hard to crack the regular rotation… Durable

defender who was originally penciled in as a defensive

back… Could see action on special teams. 2006: Did not

play. 2005: Redshirted as a true freshman. High School:

Prepped at Spring High School… Played quarterback for

head coach Sonny Karas… Named First-Team All-District

as both a junior and senior… Picked up 15-5A Offensive

Player of the Year honors in 2004… A member of the

National Honor Society… Graduated cum laude. Personal:

Full name is Timothy Michael Mercer… Born Oct. 2, 1986,

in Houston… Son of Rick and Mary Mercer of Spring…

Enjoys fishing and cooking in his time away from football…

Majoring in business.

67 STEpHEN MROFKA

SPRING, TEXAS

KLEIN

OL 6-4 230 FR-RS

Listed as a backup offensive lineman as fall camp

approaches… Can also play tight end if needed… Quick feet

and explosiveness off the ball… Worked hard on strength

during this past season… Walked on the squad prior to the

2006 season. 2006: Redshirted as a true freshman. High

School: Prepped at Klein High School in Spring, Texas…

Played for Stan Labay. Personal: Full name is Stephen

Andrew Mrofka… Born July 6, 1987, in Dallas, Texas… Son

of Bill and Maureen Johnson of Spring… Enjoys fishing in

his spare time… Undecided on major.

12 AL pENA

LEANDER, TEXAS

LEANDER

GEORGIA TECH/OKLAHOMA STATE

QB 6-4 230 SR-TR

Transferred to Houston from Oklahoma State where he

graduated in May 2007… Strong-armed signal-caller

who is instantly in the mix for the QB chores… Also is a

strong runner who makes people miss. 2006: Did not see

any action… Was on the sidelines at Robertson Stadium

when the Cougars knocked off the Cowboys 34-25. 2005:

Played in seven games and completed 89 of 179 passes

for 1,102 yards and eight touchdowns… His 1,102 yards

passing rank 27th on the single-season list… Passed for

194 yards and a touchdown at Texas A&M… Threw for

two scores against Texas… Had a career-high 351 yards

and four touchdowns at Baylor… The 351 yards passing

marked the fifth-best performance in school history…. Also

passed for 203 yards against Iowa State. 2004: Served as

the backup quarterback and completed seven of 11 passes

for 94 yards and a touchdown… Was one of four for six

yards against Texas Tech…. Completed both of his passes

against Iowa State for 21 yards… Was a perfect on four

attempts for 67 yards and a touchdown against Iowa State.

2003: Graduated a semester early from high school, and

attended Georgia Tech in the spring of 2003… Transferred

to OSU in the fall of 2003, and was considered a redshirt

freshman with four seasons of eligibility remaining. High

School: An Honorable Mention All-Region selection by

PrepStar Magazine at Leander High School… Passed

for 1,600 yards and rushed for 1,200 as a senior with 11

touchdowns through the air and 13 via the rush…. Set the

school’s season record for total offense with 2,800 yards…

Quarterbacked Leander High School to the District 14

championship in Class 5A… Was the district Most Valuable

Player… Spent his sophomore and junior seasons at Rio

Grande City High School where he was named South

Texas All-Purpose Player of the Year as a junior… Had

more than 3,200 yards passing and 2,400 yards rushing

in his prep career. Personal: Born May 24, 1984… Son of

Jorge and Leticia Peña… Received his bachelor’s degree in

economics from Oklahoma State… Working on a master’s

degree in human resource development through the College

of Technology.

Pena’s Career Passing Statistics

Year GP Att. Comp. INT Pct. Yards TD Lg

2004 5 11 7 0 .636 94 0 34

2005 7 179 89 13 .497 1,102 8 56

2006 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Totals 12 190 96 13 .505 1,196 8 56

Pena’s Career Total Offense Statistics

Year GP Plays Rush Pass Total TDR

2004 5 13 -17 94 77 0

2005 7 214 -9 1,102 1,093 10

2006 0 0 0 0 0 0

Totals 12 227 -26 1,196 1,170 10

19 ANTHONY REASNO

MIDLAND, TEXAS

LEE HS

WR 5-11 193 FR-RS

Is listed as a backup wide receiver as spring camp comes

to an end... finished spring as a backup to Donnie Avery...

originally signed with Houston in 2005... 2006: Redshirted

as a true freshman… High School: Selected First-Team,

All-District as a senior at Midland High School... also picked

up All-District accolades as a junior... was a four-time Player-of-the-Week

performer... played for Randy Quisenberry

and helped lead team to a playoff appearance and an 8-3

record in 2004... also participated in track... Personal: Full

name is Anthony Rashaud Reasno… born April 27, 1987,

in Midland, Texas… son of Wynetta Reasno of Midland…

enjoys playing video games in his spare time… nicknamed

“Spud”… also recruited by Nebraska and Boise State… undecided

on college major.

40 BRANDON RiCHARD

HOUSTON,TEXAS

BELLAIRE HS

FB 5-10 230 FR-RS

Listed as a backup fullback as fall camp approaches…

former walk on… Powerful inside runner who isn’t afraid to

mix it up with defenders… Has above average hands out of

the backfield… Could see some time on special teams…

2006: Redshirted as a true freshman. High School:

Played at Bellaire High School… Was coached by Marshall

Law… Team finished 7-4 his senior season… Named team

captain… Was an Honorable Mention All-District selection

at linebacker and defensive end… Was one of the Top 10

power-lifters in the region. Personal: Full name is Brandon

Marquis Richard… Born Feb. 18, 1987, in Houston, Texas…

Son of Shelia Richard of Houston… Nickname is “B-Rich”…

Undecided on college major.

32 JAMAL ROBiNSON

SCHERTZ, TEXAS

CLEMENS HS

CB 5-10 185 FR-RS

Heads into fall camp as a backup at cornerback… sat out the

spring recovering from a knee injury sustained during practice

in the Fall of 2006... should be completely ready for fall

practice... good cover guy who can explode to positions and

get physical in bump-and-run… could see action on special

teams... 2006: Redshirted last season… High School:

Prepped at Clemens High School in Schertz, Texas… helped

lead team to a 12-1 record and a district championship as

a senior… was selected the MVP of both the football and

basketball teams… also picked All-City First-Team honors

in both sports… named Second Team All-State in football…

Personal: Full name is Jamal Dominique Robinson…

born September 3, 1988, in Masawa, Japan… son of Cal

and Deborah Robinson of Schertz, Texas… enjoys playing

video games in his spare time… also recruited by Texas and

Colorado… majoring in psychology.

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17 CHAZ RODRiGUEZ

SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS

WARREN HS

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WR 6-2 184 FR-RS

Is listed as a backup at wide receiver coming out of spring

drills… Is a part of one of the top receiving units in the

country… Could find it tough to crack the regular rotation…

Runs good routes and is a adept blocker up the field… Has

soft hands but must work on foot speed… Could see action

on special teams. 2006: Redshirted as a true freshman.

High School: Prepped at Warren High School in San

Antonio, Texas… Led team to a 7-3 record as a senior…

Twice named Second-Team All-District… Picked up

Honorable Mention accolades as a sophomore… Was the

district champion in the triple jump… Named the WHS Track

MVP… Also played basketball… Member of the English

Honor Society. Personal: Full name is Chaz Reynoldo

Rodriquez… Born Nov. 10, 1986, in Frankfurt, Germany…

Son of Karen “Shea” Patterson of San Antonio… Enjoys

working on cars in his spare time… Nickname is “Ceasar”…

Majoring in geology.

98 ANTHONY ROULETTE

GARLAND, TEXAS

FOREST HS

DE 6-3 260 SO-SQ

Listed as a backup defensive end as fall camp starts...

Tough, physical defender who can play both sides of the

line... Will battle for playing time this fall... Could see action

on special teams. 2006: Sat out last season to concentrate

on academics. 2005: Redshirted as a true freshman. High

School: Selected as co-captain of his team at Naaman Forest

High School... Was picked First-Team All-District defensive

end... Was the Team Co-MVP... Named the Chick-Fil-A

Player of the Week... Was a member of the Nike Football

Combine and was selected by Dave Campbell’s Texas

Football magazine as a “Player to Watch.”... Was a member

of both the powerlifting and track and field teams... Helped

lead his 2003 team to a district championship. Personal:

Full name is Gerald Anthony Roulette, Jr... Born Nov. 17,

1986, in Dallas, Texas... Son of Gerald, Sr., and Sheryl

Roulette of Plano, Texas... Father Gerald played football at

Northeast Missouri State and later played on special teams

for a year in the NFL... Enjoys video games, weightlifting

and watching movies in his spare time... Also recruited

by SMU, Missouri, Tulsa, Virginia, Arkansas, Kansas and

Georgia... Undecided on major.

18 WESLEY SCOURTEN

RICHARDSON, TEXAS

BERKNER HS

TE 6-6 225 FR-RS

Produced one of the top springs which vaulted him to a key

backup spot behind Mark Hafner at tight end… Returns in

the fall as a potential play-maker for the Cougars… Has put

on almost 20 pounds of muscle since arriving… Large target

with soft hands… Makes plays in the open field… Has

worked hard on his blocking skills. 2006: Redshirted. High

School: Member of the Dallas Morning-News State Top

100 list while at Berkner High School in Richardson… Listed

as No. 92 on the list… Named First-Team All-District as

both a wide receiver and kick returner… Was selected the

Sophomore of the Year in his district… Nominated for the

Old Spice Red Zone Player of the Year… Also runs track,

running the hurdles, the relays and does the triple jump and

high jump. Personal: Full name is Wesley Vaughn Scourten…

Born May 30, 1987, in Dallas, Texas… Son of Phil

and Connie Scourten of Richardson, Texas… Recruited

by SMU, Oklahoma, OSU, Texas A&M, Iowa, Missouri and

Texas Tech… Undecided on major.

52 JORDAN SHOEMAKER

MIDLOTHIAN, TEXAS

MIDLOTHIAN HS

OL 6-3 275 FR-RS

Completed first spring with the Cougars and heads into the

off season listed as backup to incumbent Dustin Dickinson

at right tackle… Has worked hard during the off season to

get ready for his first season in Bowl Subdivision football…

Strong run blocker… Still needs some work on pass protection.

2006: Redshirted. High School: Was listed as a twostar

recruit by Scout.com while at Midlothian High School…

Picked up a two-star ranking by Rivals.com… Named the

Team MVP… Was a First-Team All-District as both an offensive

and defensive lineman… Picked up the Top Team

Offensive Lineman. Personal: Full name is Jordan Bruce

Shoemaker… Born March 29, 1988, in Dallas, Texas… Son

of Bruce and Debbie Shoemaker of Midlothian, Texas…

Also recruited by Kansas, UTEP, SMU, Tulsa, Rice and

Colorado State… Undecided on major.

45 TOMMY SKiNNER

HOUSTON, TEXAS

CYPRESS CREEK HS

P 6-4 215 FR-RS

Heads into fall camp as the Cougars’ No. 1 punter... Enjoyed

a productive spring... Walk-on who had good hang

time and placement... Can also provide kickoff duties. 2006:

Redshirted. High School: Played at Cypress Creek High

School. Personal: Full name is Thomas Neil Skinner…

Born April 28, 1988, in Houston… Son of Will and Nancy

Skinner of Houston… Undecided on major.

97 iSAiAH THOMpSON

TATUM, TEXAS

TATUM HS

NT 6-4 305 FR-RS

Switched back to defense prior to the spring... Spent the

fall as a traveling member of the offensive line... Heads into

the off season listed as a backup nose tackle to Cody Pree

and Tate Stewart… Physical defender who clogs up running

lanes and harasses the quarterback. 2006: Redshirted.

High School: Was listed as a two-star recruit by Scout.com

at Tatum High School... Picked up a two-star ranking by Rivals.com…

Selected First-Team All-State in the 3A ranks…

Helped lead team to the Class 3A state championship and

a perfect 16-0 mark as a senior… Two-time First-Team All-

District selection… Named the Team Captain as a senior

and picked up Academic All-District accolades… Also lettered

in track and basketball. Personal: Full name is Isaiah

Rashad Thompson… Born Dec. 12, 1987, in Longview,

Texas… Son of Wendell and Annie Thompson of Tatum,

Texas… Enjoys playing the drums in his spare time… Also

recruited by Texas Tech, Louisiana Tech, North Texas, Utah,

Louisiana-Lafayette… Undecided on major.

16 BRiAN WEST

BEAUMONT, TEXAS

CLIFTON J. OZEN HS

AUBURN

16 TERiC WiLLiAMS

OMAHA, TEXAS

PEWITT HS

NEWCOMERS

DE 6-4 265 SO-TR

2006: Sat out under NCAA regulations after transferring

from Auburn. Prior to Houston: Did not compete at Auburn

during the 2005 season. High School: Recorded 98 tackles

and 10 sacks as a senior at Clifton J. Ozen High School en

route to All-City honors… Played for head coach Thomas

Brooks... Led team to an 8-4 record and to the second

round of the playoffs… Made 85 tackles, five of which were

sacks in 2003… First-Team honors on the Associated Press

Sports Editors All-State 4A football team… Coaches 4A All-

District selection defensive Most Valuable Player … U.S.

Army All-American Bowl Nominee… Greater Houston Area

class 4A All- Area team… PrepStar All-Region ... Rivals.com

Texas Top 100… Rivals.com Top 30 Defensive Tackles…

Lemming All-Southwest Team… Member of the Enterprise

Super Gold Team… SuperPrep Southwest Team… Texas-

PrepXtra.com’s All Greater Houston Team… Scout.com top

75 defensive tackles. Personal: Full name is Brian Rashard

West... Born April 10, 1987, in Beaumont, Texas… Has a

daughter, Asia Kahila West... Son of Thomas and Millie

West... Majoring in business-finance.

CB 5-10 180 FR-RS

Enjoyed a productive spring... Heads into the offseason

listed as a backup to Kenneth Fontenette at cornerback...

Speedy defender who can cover the quickest of wide receivers…

Also will return punts and kickoffs. 2006: Redshirted.

High School: Was listed as a two-star recruit by Scout.

com while at Paul H. Pewitt High School in Omaha, Texas…

Picked up a two-star ranking by Rivals.com… Played quarterback…

Selected as the MVP of District 18-2A… Picked

up Newcomer-of-the-Year as a sophomore… Helped lead

team to a 15-1 record and the 2A state championship game

as a senior… Also lettered in track, basketball and baseball.

Personal: Full name is Teric Sherrod Williams… Born Nov.

19, 1987, in Naples, Texas… Son of Terrence and Juanita

Williams of Naples… Enjoys playing basketball in his spare

time… Undecided on major.

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SPRING WALK-ONS

#46 DOMiNiQUE ALLEN

FB, 5-11, 243, Jr.-HS

San Antonio, Texas (Madison)

#42 JESSiE HARRiSON

RB, 5-10, 215, Fr.-RS

Omaha, Texas (Pewitt)

2007-08 BOWL SCHEDULE

#94 MAMOOD BARBANDi

DL, 6-2, 245, So.-SQ

Houston, Texas (Memorial)

#19 MiGHTY iNYANG

DB, 5-10, 175, Jr.-HS

Round Rock, Texas (Pflugerville)

#48 BRiAN SMELEK

TE, 6-3, 201, So.-HS

Tomball, Texas (Rosehill Christian)

#37 JAKE FEDORCHAK

S, 6-0, 190, Fr.-RS

Lake Jackson, Texas (Brazoswood)

#83 RYAN JAMES

WR, 5-11, 180, JR.-HS

Hewitt, Texas (Midway)

#89 MATTHEW STOLT

WR, 5-9, 160, So.-HS

Odessa, Texas (Klein Oak)

#36 SAM GiLMORE

WR, 5-5, 157, Fr.-RS

Missouri City, Texas (Elkins)

#26 KAiSON MANGUM

DB, 6-2, 190, Sr.-JC

LaMarque, Texas (LaMarque/Blinn JC)

#62 MATTHEW TARBUTTON

OL, 6-5, 260, So.-SQ

Brenham, Texas (Brenham Christian Academy)

#49 KALviN GRAY

S, 6-0, 219, Fr.-RS

Houston, Texas (Alief Taylor)

#47 MiKHAiL ROBERTS

LB, 6-1, 201, So.-RS

Austin, Texas (St. Anthony’s)

Bowl Game Date/Time (ET) Site Matchup Network

San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Dec. 20 / 9 p.m. San Diego, Calif. Mountain West vs. Navy/At-Large ESPN

R&L Carriers New Orleans Dec. 21 / 8 p.m. New Orleans, La. Sun Belt Champ vs. C-USA ESPN2

PapaJohn’s.com Dec. 22 / 1 p.m. Birmingham, Ala. Big East vs. C-USA ESPN2

New Mexico Dec. 22 / 4:30 p.m. Albuquerque, N.M. Mountain West vs. WAC ESPN

Pioneer PureVision Las Vegas Dec. 22 / 8 p.m. Las Vegas, Nev. Mountain West vs. Pac-10 ESPN

Sheraton Hawaii Dec. 23 / 8 p.m. Honolulu, Hawaii C-USA vs. WAC ESPN

Motor City Dec. 26 / 7:30 p.m. Detroit, Mich. Big Ten vs. MAC ESPN

Pacific Life Holiday Dec. 27 / 8 p.m. San Diego, Calif. Big 12 vs. Pac-10 ESPN

Texas Dec. 28 / 8 p.m. Houston, Texas Big 12 vs. C-USA NFL

Champs Sports Dec. 28 / 5 p.m. Orlando, Fla. ACC vs. Big Ten ESPN

Emerald Dec. 28 / 8:30 p.m. San Francisco, Calif. ACC vs. Pac-10 ESPN

Meineke Car Care Dec. 29 / 1 p.m. Charlotte, N.C. ACC vs. Big East ESPN

AutoZone Liberty Dec. 29 / 4:30 p.m. Memphis, Tenn. C-USA Champ vs. SEC ESPN

Alamo Dec. 29 / 8 p.m. San Antonio, Texas Big Ten vs. Big 12 ESPN

Petro Sun Independence Dec. 30 / 8 p.m. Shreveport, La. Big 12 vs. SEC ESPN

Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Dec. 31 / 12:30 p.m. Fort Worth, Texas Mountain West vs. Pac-10 ESPN

Sun Dec. 31 / 2 p.m. El Paso, Texas Big 12/Big East/Notre Dame vs. Pac-10 CBS

Roady’s Humanitarian Dec. 31 / 2 p.m. Boise, Idaho ACC vs. WAC ESPN2

Gaylord Hotels Music City Dec. 31 / 4 p.m. Nashville, Tenn. ACC vs. SEC ESPN

Chick-fil-A Dec. 31 / 7:30 p.m. Atlanta, Ga. ACC vs. SEC ESPN

Insight Dec. 31 / TBA Tempe, Ariz. Big Ten vs. Big 12 NFL

Outback Jan. 1 / 11 a.m. Tampa, Fla. Big Ten vs. SEC ESPN

AT&T Cotton Jan. 1 / 11:30 a.m. Dallas, Texas Big 12 vs. SEC FOX

Gator Jan. 1 / 1 p.m. Jacksonville, Fla. ACC vs. Big 12/Big East/Notre Dame CBS

Capital One Jan. 1 / 1 p.m. Orlando, Fla. Big Ten vs. SEC ABC

Rose presented by Citi Jan. 1 / 4:30 p.m. Pasadena, Calif. BCS vs. BCS ABC

Allstate Sugar Jan. 1 / 8:30 p.m. New Orlenas, La. BCS vs. BCS FOX

Tostitos Fiesta Jan. 2 / 8 p.m. Tempe, Ariz. BCS vs. BCS FOX

FedEx Orange Jan. 3 / 8 p.m. Miami, Fla. BCS vs. BCS FOX

International Jan. 5 / 12 p.m. Toronto, Canada Big East/Notre Dame vs. MAC ESPN2

GMAC Jan. 6 / 8 p.m. Mobile, Ala. C-USA vs. MAC ESPN

Allstate BCS National Championship Jan. 7 / 8 p.m. New Orleans, La. BCS #1 vs. BCS #2 FOX

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Name Cl. Ht. Wt. Pos. Hometown Previous School

Cory Bailey Fr 6-5 275 OL Brandon, Miss. Northwest Rankin HS

Ricardo Bates Fr. 5-11 170 DB Prattville, Ala. Prattville HS

Rodney Brisbon Jr. 6-6 330 OT Wetumpka, Ala. NW Mississippi JC

Tyron Carrier Fr. 5-9 170 WR Houston, Texas Worthing HS

A.J. Edwards Fr. 6-1 178 DB Brenham, Texas Brenham HS

*Naseri Eteuini Jr. 6-4 305 OL El Dorado, Kan. Butler County CC

Joseph Florence Fr. 6-4 200 WR LaMarque, Texas LaMarque HS

Justin Freeman Fr. 6-3 259 OL Cuero, Texas Cuero HS

Terrance Ganaway Fr. 6-0 199 RB DeKalb, Texas DeKalb HS

*Tyrell Graham So. 6-3 210 LB Houston, Texas Univ. of Arkansas

Cedric Hall Fr. 6-3 230 DE Carthage, Miss. Carthage HS

Roisean Haynes Fr. 5-11 170 DB Converse, Texas Judson HS

B.K. Johnson Fr. 6-0 170 DB Silsbee, Texas Silsbee HS

Justin Johnson Fr. 6-1 208 ATH Richardson, Texas Berkner HS

Demarcus Lattier Fr. 6-2 285 DT Garland, Texas South HS

Bakari Maxwell Fr. 6-1 170 WR Houston, Texas St. Pius HS

*Loyce Means Fr. 5-10 156 DB Houston, Texas Madison HS

Bo Mosley Fr. 6-2 220 LB Friendswood, Texas Friendswood HS

Chad Mullen Fr. 6-6 270 OL Scurry, Texas Scurry-Rosser HS

Michael Ray Fr. 6-2 236 DL LaMarque, Texas LaMarque HS

Michael Sanchez Fr. 6-2 248 OL Sharyland, Texas Sharyland HS

E.J. Smith Fr. 6-1 185 WR Camden, Miss. Velma Jackson HS

Chris Tate Fr. 5-11 176 WR Hempstead, Texas Hempstead HS

Ryan Tennison Fr. 5-10 190 DB Dallas, Texas Kimball HS

Chris Thompson Fr. 6-3 270 OL Hitchcock, Texas Hitchcock HS

Tramaine Williams Jr. 6-3 255 DE Mobile, Ala. NW Mississippi JC

Demetrius Woods Fr. 6-0 170 ATH Houston, Texas Lamar HS

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WiDE RECEivERS

Tyron Carrier

5-9, 170, Houston, Texas (Worthing HS)

• Two-star recruit by Scout.com.

• A member of the Houston Chronicle Area Top 100 team.

• A member of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram State Top 100 team.

• Recorded 495 yards and eight touchdowns receiving, averaging 27.5 yards/catch.

• Also had two interceptions.

Joseph Florence

6-4, 200, LaMarque, Texas (LaMarque HS)

• Two-star recruit by Rivals.com.

• A member of the Houston Chronicle Area Top 100 team.

• Second Team All-State by the Texas Sports Writers Association.

• Honorable Mention All-State by the Associated Press.

• Had 56 catches for 1,085 yards and 15 touchdowns as a senior.

• Also recruited by Tulsa, Stephen F. Austin, Baylor, UAB, SMU and Kansas.

Bakari Maxwell

6-1, 170, Houston, Texas (St. Pius HS)

• Two-star recruit by Scout.com.

• A member of the Houston Chronicle Area Top 100 team.

• First Team All-State as a senior.

• Twice named First Team All-District.

• Named the Ford Built Tough Athlete of the Week.

• Helped lead team to a state championship with a 13-0 record.

• As a junior had four receptions for 51 yards and one touchdown.

• Led the team with five interceptions.

• Played basketball and ran the relays, sprints and hurdles for the track squad.

• An Eagle Scout.

E.J. Smith

6-1, 185, Camden, Miss. (Velma Jackson HS)

• Two-star recruit by Scout.com.

• Velocity/PrepStar All-Region by PrepStar Magazine.

• As a junior, racked up close to 1,000 all-purpose yards.

• Named All-State and All-District as a junior.

• Also recruited by Alabama, Auburn, Ole Miss, Southern Miss and Mississippi State.

Chris Tate

5-11, 176, Hempstead, Texas (Hempstead HS)

• Three-star recruit by Scout.com.

• Three-star recruit by Rivals.com.

• Ranked #81 in the state by Rivals.com.

• A member of the Dallas Morning-News Top 100.

• A member of the Houston Chronicle Top 100.

• A member of the Houston Chronicle Area Top 100 team.

• A member of the San Antonio Express-News State Top 100 team.

• Ranked as No. 93 by the Express-News.

RUNNiNG BACKS

Terrance Ganaway

6-0, 199, DeKalb, Texas (DeKalb HS)

• Two-star recruit by Scout.com.

• Named East Texas 2A Player of the Year as a junior.

• Rushed for 2,815 yards on 320 carries and 36 touchdowns,

(8.4 yards per carry) to lead the Northeast Texas area.

• Named All-State First Team by the Texas Sports Writers Association.

• Also recruited by Louisiana Tech, North Texas, Rice and SMU.

OFFENSivE LiNEMEN

Cory Bailey

6-5, 275, Brandon, Miss. (Northwest Rankin HS)

• Two-star recruit by Scout.com.

• Rated 23rd-best athlete in Mississippi by Rivals.com

• Velocity/PrepStar All-Region by PrepStar Magazine.

• Named Second-Team All-State by the Clarion-Ledger.

• Started at both OT and DT at Brookhaven Academy.

• As a junior recorded 75 tackles (42 solos/11 TFLs/4 sacks).

• On offense graded out 88 percent with 23 pancake blocks.

• Named First Team All-District 4-AA by MPSA South

Coaches and All-Lincoln County by sportswriters.

• Was First Team All-Metro as a senior.

• Picked up 5A First Team All-State honors.

• Won the “Cougar Offseason Award.”

• Also throws shot put and discus.

• Father, Tracy, played offensive line at Mississippi State.

• Also recruited by Auburn, Georgia Tech, LSU, Mississippi State and Southern Miss.

Justin Freeman

6-3, 259, Cuero, Texas (Cuero HS)

• Two-star recruit by Scout.com.

• A member of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram State Top 100 team.

• Unanimous All-District First-Team selection as a senior.

• Helped lead team to a 12-1 record and reached the state quarterfinals.

• Picked up First-Team All-Area honors as a senior after Honorable Mention selection as

a junior.

• Was an All-District selection as a junior.

• Regional qualifier in the discus (2005) and shot put (2006).

• Named Academic All-District in 2006.

• Also recruited by Rice, Oklahoma State and UTEP.

Chad Mullen

6-6, 270, Scurry, Texas (Scurry-Rosser HS)

• Two-star recruit by Scout.com.

• Two-time All-State selection.

• Played four seasons on the varsity at Scurry-Rosser High School.

• Was named All-District and All-Area First Team three straight seasons.

• Also lettered in basketball, where he was a Second-Team All-District member.

• Throws the discus in track.

• Also recruited by Colorado State, North Texas and Stephen F. Austin.

Michael Sanchez

6-2, 248, Sharyland, Texas (Sharyland HS)

• Two-star recruit by Scout.com.

• Ranked as No. 26 in the state by Scout.com.

• Three-time All-District selection.

• Was named All-Valley, All-Bay Area, All-South Texas and All-State in 2007.

• Graded out 95 percent with 54 pancake blocks and 38 extra-effort blocks.

• Started since freshman season.

• Two-time district and regional champion in the discus.

• Also throws the shot.

• Also recruited by TCU, Oklahoma State and Rice.

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SIGNEES

Chris Thompson

6-3, 270, Hitchcock, Texas (Hitchcock HS)

• Two-star recruit by Scout.com.

• Ranked as No. 94 in the state by Scout.com.

• A member of the Houston Chronicle Area Top 100 team.

Cedric Hall

6-3, 230, Carthage, Miss. (Carthage HS)

• Two-star recruit by Scout.com.

DEFENSivE LiNEMEN

Demarcus Lattier

6-2, 285, Garland, Texas (South HS)

• Three-star recruit by Scout.com.

• Ranked as No. 63 in the state by Scout.com.

• Named to the All-District Second Team as a senior.

• As a junior racked up 52 tackles and three sacks.

• Earned All-District Honorable Mention accolades as a junior.

• Recruited by Boston College, Colorado State, Indiana, Kansas State & Oklahoma State.

Michael Ray

6-2, 236, LaMarque, Texas (LaMarque HS)

• Three-star recruit by Scout.com.

• Ranked as No. 65 in the state by Scout.com.

• A member of the Houston Chronicle Area Top 100 team.

• Second Team All-State by the Texas Sports Writers Association.

Tremaine Williams

6-3, 255, Mobile, Ala. (Ben C. Rain HS/NW Mississippi JC)

• Two-star recruit by Scout.com.

• Picked up All-Region XXIII accolades.

• Named to the Mississippi Association of Community/Junior Colleges First Team All-State.

• Recorded 14.5 sacks, 60 tackles and four forced fumbles as a sophomore.

LiNEBACKERS

Bo Mosley

6-2, 220, Friendswood, Texas (Friendswood HS)

• Three-star recruit by Scout.com.

• Ranked #41 in the state by Scout.com.

• A member of the Houston Chronicle Area Top 100 team.

• Missed his junior season with an ACL injury.

• As a sophomore registered 162 tackles and three interceptions.

• Named First-Team All-District, All-Galveston County and All-Greater Houston as a both

a sophomore and senior.

• Was a Preseason Touchdown Club of Houston Defensive Player of the Year.

• Also recruited by Oklahoma State, Northwestern, Baylor and Texas A&M.

DEFENSivE BACKS

Ricardo Bates

5-11, 170, Prattville, Ala. (Prattville HS)

• Two-star recruit by Scout.com.

• Velocity/PrepStar All-Region by PrepStar Magazine.

• Named to the Alabama Sportswriters’ All-State Team, as well as the Birmingham News

All-State Squad as a senior.

• Was a member of the Montgomery Advertiser’s All-Metro Team and the Progress All-

County team.

• Had five interceptions, six pass breakups, one recovered fumble, two caused fumbles,

97 total tackles, including 58 solo and one for a loss of 21 yards.

• Recorded 65 tackles, three interceptions, one sack and returned one INT for a

touchdown as a junior.

• Selected All-Metro and All-County as a junior.

• Named the Top Defensive Back for Prattville HS.

• Participated in the Alabama Junior All-Star game.

• Also recruited by Alabama, Auburn, Georgia Tech, Memphis and Vanderbilt.

A.J. Edwards

6-1, 178, Brenham, Texas (Brenham HS)

• Three-star recruit by Scout.com.

• Ranked No. 74 in the state by Scout.com.

• Named First Team All-District as a linebacker.

• Helped lead his team to an 11-2 mark as a senior.

• Was a Regional qualifier in the 110 hurdles, 300 hurdles, long jump and triple jump.

• Also recruited by Baylor, Rice, SMU, Tulsa and Colorado.

Roisean Haynes

5-11, 170, Converse, Texas (Judson HS)

• Two-star recruit by Scout.com.

• A member of the San Antonio Express-News Area Top 25 team.

• Ranked as No. 16 by Express-News.

• Picked up Player-of-the-Week honors.

• Nominated for Defensive Player of the Year.

• Picked up All-District and All-Area honors.

• Recorded 125 tackles, three interceptions and two forced fumbles as a junior.

• Also recruited by New Mexico State, Arizona, Colorado and SMU.

B.K. Johnson

6-0, 170, Silsbee, Texas (Silsbee HS)

• Two-star recruit by Scout.com.

• Ranked No. 97 in the state by Scout.com.

• Velocity/PrepStar All-Region by PrepStar Magazine.

• A member of the Houston Chronicle Area Top 100 team.

• Helped lead team to a 9-3 record and a bi-district championship.

• Twice named First-Team All-District.

• Runs the relays on the track team.

• Father, Byron, Sr., ran track at Lamar.

• Also recruited by Rice.

Ryan Tennison

5-10, 190, Dallas, Texas (Kimball HS)

• Two-star recruit by Scout.com.

• Honorable Mention All-State by the Associated Press.

• Selected Sophomore of the Year.

• Named First Team All-District as a junior.

• As a senior, garnered first-team accolades en route to being named the District

Defensive MVP.

• Also runs track.

• A member of the Peer Assistance and Leadership Mentoring Program.

• Also recruited by Baylor, Kansas, Colorado State and Iowa State.

ATHLETES

Justin Johnson

6-1, 208, Richardson, Texas (Berkner HS)

• A three-star recruit by Rivals.com.

• A two-star recruit by Scout.com.

• Named All-Metroplex and All-Region

• Picked up Offensive MVP honors.

• Multiple recipient of the Dallas Morning-News Player of the Week.

• Helped lead squad to three district championships, two state semifinal appearances and

one state Final Four.

• Racked up 1,548 yards rushing and 425 yards passing for 27 total touchdowns as a

quarterback.

• Also plays point guard on the basketball team and was named the District MVP.

• Also recruited by Arizona, Kansas, UNLV, Wake Forest, Iowa State and Washington

State.

Demetrius Woods

6-0, 170, Houston, Texas (Lamar HS)

• Three-star recruit by Scout.com.

• Velocity/PrepStar All-Region by PrepStar Magazine.

• A member of the Houston Chronicle Area Top 100 team.

• Two-time Team MVP.

• MVP of the district.

• Three-year starter.

• Named First Team All-District three times.

2007 HOUSTON FOOTBALL

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