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2012 FOOTBALL 2012 UAB Schedule Date Opponent

Location

Time

Sept. 1

TROY (FCS)

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.

Sept. 8

OPEN

Sept. 15

at South Carolina (FSN)

Columbia, S.C.

Sept. 22

at Ohio State

Columbus, Ohio

TBA

Sept. 29

TULSA*

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.

TBA

Oct. 6

SOUTHEASTERN LOUISIANA

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.

TBA

Oct. 13

at Houston* (FSN)

Houston, Texas

TBA

Oct. 20

EAST CAROLINA* (FCS)

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.

6:00 p.m.

Oct. 27

at Tulane*

New Orleans, La.

2:30 p.m.

Nov. 3

at Southern Miss* (CSS)

Hattiesburg, Miss.

6:30 p.m.

Nov. 10

MARSHALL* (CSS)

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.

TBA

Nov. 17

MEMPHIS*

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.

TBA

Nov. 24

at UCF* (FSN)

Orlando, Fla.

TBA

11:00 a.m. 6:00 p.m.

* Conference USA Game Note: Times listed are CT

2011 UAB Results Date Opponent

Result

Sept. 10

at Florida (Fox SportSouth)

Sept. 17

TULANE*

L, 49-10

Sept. 24

at East Carolina* (WITN)

L, 28-23

Oct. 1

at Troy (SportSouth)

L, 24-23

Oct. 8

MISSISSISSIPPI STATE (Fox SportSouth)

Oct. 15

at Tulsa* (CBSSN)

Oct. 20

UCF* (CSS)

Oct. 29

at Marshall* (CSS)

L, 59-14

Nov. 5

HOUSTON* (CBSSN) (HC)

L, 56-13

Nov. 12

at Memphis* (CSS)

W, 41-35

Nov. 17

SOUTHERN MISS* (CBSSN)

W, 34-31

Nov. 26

at Florida Atlantic

L, 21-3 L, 37-20 W, 26-24

L, 38-35

* Conference USA game 1

L, 39-0

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2012 FOOTBALL 2012 UAB Football UAB Football 2012 UAB Quick Facts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Media Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-6 Staff Directory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 UAB vs. 2012 Opponents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 2012 C-USA TV Schedule . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 2012-13 Bowl Schedule . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 C-USA/Opponents’ Schedule . . . . . . . . . . . 11 C-USA Divisions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 IMG/Broadcast Information . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Media Outlets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Conference USA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15-16 C-USA Bowl Partners . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 UAB Coaching Staff . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18-19 Community Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20-21 Strength & Conditioning . . . . . . . . . . . . 22-23 Academic Success . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24-25 Blazers in the NFL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26-27 Hawai’i Bowl . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28-29 Sports Medicine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30-31 Campus Recreation Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 Birmingham . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 Opponent SID Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34

Team Information Rosters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36-39 Roster Breakdown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 Class Breakdown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 Pronunciation Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 Geographical Roster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42

Roster by Position . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 Preseason Depth Chart . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44

Important Dates in UAB History . . . . 182-184

The University 2012 Outlook Season Preview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45-50 Blazer Preseason Notes . . . . . . . . . . . . 51-52 All-Star Candidates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53-54

2012 Blazers Returning Player Bios . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56-80 2012 Newcomer Bios . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81-84

UAB At A Glance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 185-187 University Administration . . . . . . . . . . . . . 188 Athletics Administration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 189 Gene Bartow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 190 Excellence at the Next Level . . . . . . . . . . 191 Blazer Highlights/All-Americans . . . . 192-193 Proud Past/Bright Future . . . . . . . . . . 194-196

Credits

Coaching Staff Head Coach Garrick McGee . . . . . . . . 86-87 Assistant Coaches . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88-97 Support Staff . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98-100

2011 In Review Season In Review Notes . . . . . . . . . . 102-104 Statistics & C-USA Statistics . . . . . . . 105-120 Game Summaries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121-126

History & Records Coaching Records . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 128 Year-By-Year Results . . . . . . . . . . . . 129-131 Series Records . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 132-134 Records . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 135-174 All-Time Letterwinners . . . . . . . . . . . 175-178 Legion Field . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 179 All-Americans/All-C-USA . . . . . . . . . 180-181

The 2012 UAB Football Media Guide is a publication of the UAB Athletics Media Relations Office. The guide was produced by Norm Reilly, UAB Associate AD for Media Relations. Cover and page design by Jamie Barker and Jai Giffin, Provations Group, Nicholasville, Ky.   Special thanks to Aaron Jordan, Tyson Mathews, Ben Warnick, Leia Duncan and Katie Briley. Also thanks to photographers: Ashley Fleming, Marvin Gentry, Jimmy Mitchell, David Lann, Jody McKown, Steve Wood, Nik Layman, Philip Williams, T.J. Georgecink, Mark Bealer, Gregg Martin, Mike Strawn, Barry Markowitz, J.C. Ridley, Wes Sewell, Aaron Sprecher, Tony Brown and Brandon Goodman.

The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) has been an autonomous member of the University of Alabama system since 1969, and has had an intercollegiate athletic program since 1977. UAB is sometimes confused with the University of Alabama (Crimson Tide), which is located in Tuscaloosa; while this is inevitable, it is important to note that the two are indeed separate institutions. In addition, the UAB name is often altered by various media, opponents, merchandisers, etc. Please note that there are only two correct versions of our name, the acronym “UAB,” or the full “University of Alabama at Birmingham.” In addition, the Associated Press sports stylebook now uses UAB on first reference, not Alabama-Birmingham. We are not: Alabama-Birmingham, Ala.-Birmingham, or U.A.B.

2012 UAB Schedule Date Sept. 1 Sept. 15 Sept. 22 Sept. 29 Oct. 6 Oct. 13 Oct. 20 Oct. 27 Nov. 3 Nov. 10 Nov. 17 Nov. 24 * Conference

Opponent Time Opp. 2011 Record TROY (FCS) 11:00 a.m. CT 3-9 (2-6) at South Carolina (FSN) 7:00 p.m. ET 11-2 (6-2) at Ohio State (TV) TBA 6-7 (3-5) TULSA* TBA 8-5 (7-1) SOUTHEASTERN LOUISIANA TBA 3-8 (1-6) at Houston (FSN) TBA 13-1 (8-0) EAST CAROLINA* (FCS) 6:00 p.m. CT 5-7 (4-4) at Tulane* 2:30 p.m. CT 2-11 (1-7) at Southern Miss* (CSS) 6:30 p.m. CT 12-2 (6-2) MARSHALL* (CSS) TBA 7-6 (5-3) MEMPHIS* TBA 2-10 (1-7) at UCF* (FSN) TBA 5-7 (3-5)) USA Game Times listed are local to site and subject to change 2

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Series Last Meeting Troy leads 5-4 Troy W 24-23 at Troy, 2011 S. Caro. leads 2-0 S. Caro. W 26-13 at Columbia, 2008 First Meeting ————— Tulsa leads 3-0 TU W 37-20 at Tulsa, 2011 First Meeting  ————— Series tied 4-4 UH W 56-13 at Birmingham, 2011 ECU leads 7-4 ECU W 28-23 at Greenville, 2011 Series tied 4-4 TUL W 49-10 at Birmingham, 2011 USM leads 9-3 UAB W 34-31 at Birmingham, 2011 MU leads 6-1 MU W 59-14 at Huntington, 2011 UAB leads 10-4 UAB W 41-35 at Memphis, 2011 UCF leads 7-2 UAB W 26-24 at Birmingham, 2011

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2012 FOOTBALL 2012 UAB Football UAB Quick Facts

Football Information

Location . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Birmingham, Alabama Founded . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1969 Enrollment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17,543 Nickname . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . “Blazers” School Colors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Forest Green & Old Gold Stadium (Capacity) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Legion Field (72,000) Playing Surface . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SureTurf National Affiliation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . NCAA Division I-A Conference Affiliation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Conference USA President. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dr. Carol Z. Garrison (North Carolina, ’74) Faculty Athletics Representative . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dr. Frank Messina (West Alabama, ’86) Director of Athletics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Brian Mackin (UAB, ’83) Head Coach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Garrick McGee (Oklahoma, ’96) Record at UAB: First Season Career Record: Same 2011 Overall Record . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-9 2010 C-USA Record (Finish) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-5 (T/4th-East) Basic Offense . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Multiple Basic Defense . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-3 First year of Intercollegiate Football . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1991 First year of Division I-A Football . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1996 All-time record . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107-128-2 All-time I-A record . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75-110

Overall Record Last Year: 3-9 C-USA Record/Finish: 3-5, T/4th/East Basic Offense: Multiple Basic Defense: 4-3 Letterwinners Returning: Offense-23 Defense-13 Specialty-6 TOTAL-42 Letterwinners Lost: Offense-8 Defense-14 Specialty-1 TOTAL-23 Starters Returning: Offense-7 Defense-4 Specialty-6 TOTAL-17

UAB Football Staff

Starters Lost:

Head Coach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Garrick McGee (Oklahoma, ’96) Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jeff Brohm (Louisville, ’94) Defensive Coordinator/Linebackers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Reggie Johnson (Louisville, ’96) Assistant Head Coach/Defensive Line . . . . . . . . . . . Jimmy Williams (William Tyndale, ’99) Cornerbacks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Anthony Blevins (UAB, ’98) Running Backs/Recruiting Coordinator: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tyson Helton (Houston, ’99) Tight Ends . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Richard Owens (Louisville, ’03) Offensive Line . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . John Peterson (Ohio State, ’91) Safeties . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Brandon Sharp (Louisville, ’07) Wide Receivers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ron Sigler (UAB, ’98) Strength and Conditioning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dwayne Chandler (Oklahoma, ’00) Director of Operations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Travis Taylor (Valdosta State, ’08) Assistant Director of Operations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bo Taliaferro (Arkansas, ’09) Director for Player Development/Recruiting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mack Ingram (Auburn, ’10) Video Coordinator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ryan Voecks (Nebraska, ’07) Administrative Assistant to the Head Coach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kathy Kennedy The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) administers its educational programs and activities - including admission - without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, handicap, or Vietnam-era or disabled veteran status (Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 specifically prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex). Direct inquiries to the UAB Affirmative Action Officer, Birmingham, AL 35294-2010.

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Offense-4 Defense-7 Specialty-1 TOTAL-12 Returning Offensive Starters: Nick Adams (WR) Kennard Backman (TE) Greg Franklin (RB) Patrick Hearn (WR) Chris Hubbard (OL) Jonathan Perry (QB) Jackie Williams (WR) Returning Defensive Starters: Connor Boyett (DE) Marvin Burdette (LB) Greg Irvin (LB) Diaheem Watkins (DE)


2012 FOOTBALL Media Information Note To The Media The 2012 UAB Football Media Guide has been assembled in an effort to assist you in your coverage of the Blazers this fall and throughout the year. We have tried to anticipate many of your questions and hope the answers can easily be found on the following pages. However, if you have additional questions or needs, please do not hesitate to contact the UAB Athletics Media Relations Office (205/9340722). We appreciate your interest in UAB football and look forward to working with you throughout the year. We have certain policies and procedures that we ask you to abide by. These policies and procedures are designed to take your needs as well as the needs of our studentathletes and coaches into consideration and create a good working situation for all. Coach Interviews All requests for interviews with head coach Garrick McGee and his staff should be made through the Athletics Media Relations Office. Please contact Associate AD for Media Relations Norm Reilly to make the necessary arrangements. Coach McGee is generally available for a few minutes at the weekly Monday media luncheons and after Thursday’s practices. Player Interviews Interviews with our student-athletes are encouraged. All player interviews, without exception, must be arranged through the Media Relations Office. This policy is intended to ensure that all requests are filled, as well to ensure that interviews are conducted at the best time for both the media representative and the player. Players are usually available after practice, depending upon class schedules. During game weeks, no player interviews will be allowed after Wednesday. Telephone interviews may also be arranged. Every effort will be made to arrange telephone interviews, but player telephone numbers will not be given out. Studentathletes are instructed not to participate in telephone interviews unless they are arranged through the Athletics Media Relations Office. Media must go through media relations to arrange interviews. Football Practices On most days during the season,

UAB football practices are open to the media only for warmups and the first four periods. Media may return to the practice field to conduct post-practice interviews. During the regular season, offensive coaches and offensive players will be available following Tuesday practices. Defensive assistant coaches and defensive players will be available following Wednesday practice sessions. Media must contact the Athletics Media Relations Office ahead of time when planning to attend practice and to confirm practice times, etc. Contact the Athletics Media Relations Office with specific interview requests.

UAB Athletics  Media Relations Staff Mailing Address Bartow Arena - West Tower 1530 3rd Avenue South Birmingham, AL 35294-1160 Shipping Address Bartow Arena - West Tower 617 13th Street South Birmingham, AL 35294-1160 Office Phone: (205) 934-0722 Fax: (205) 934-7505 Website: www.uabsports.com

Dorms, Locker Rooms & Training Rooms Student-athletes’ dorm rooms and apartments, the locker room, the training rooms and weight rooms are off limits at all times to everyone except authorized personnel. The same policy applies to the UAB locker room at Legion Field and at road venues. Social Media Websites UAB Athletics has quickly developed its social media network. Fans and media who follow the Blazers can follow the UAB program through several social media web sites. The social media websites work in conjunction with UABsports.com, the official online source for Blazer athletics.

Norm Reilly (Football SID) Associate Athletics Director Home: (205) 621-9067 Mobile: (205) 936-1793 E-mail: nreilly@uab.edu

Aaron Jordan Associate Media Relations Director Mobile: (205) 410-3134 E-mail: jordana@uab.edu

When becoming a fan of UAB Athletics on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/UAB.Blazers), followers of the Blazers will have access to information and the ability to receive news and notices, video features, special announcements and plenty more.

Tyson Mathews

UAB Athletics also operates a Twitter account (http://twitter.com/UABathletics), and this service promises to deliver the most up-to-date news and notes on the Blazers. Fans will receive frequent updates about the happenings in UAB Athletics. Followers can also sign up to have updates sent directly to their mobile phones.

Assistant Media Relations Director Mobile: (205) 908-7890 E-mail: warnick@uab.edu

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(Secondary Football SID) Assistant Media Relations Director Mobile: (205) 504-4566 E-mail: tmathews@uab.edu

Ben Warnick

Kathryn Roberts Media Relations Assistant Mobile: (310) 210-4485 Email: kathrynroberts47@ gmail.com


2012 FOOTBALL Media Information

Media covering UAB football and Conference USA are encouraged to utilize the website CollegePressBox.com. CollegePressBox.com is the official media website for Conference USA football. Access and download weekly game notes, quotes, statistics, media guides and more for the conference and each of its 12 member schools throughout the season. Login information will be distributed to accredited media or you can apply for a password by sending an e-mail to password@collegepressbox.com. to video features, press conferences and video updates from other athletic events. Fans and media are encouraged to join these networks to follow the Blazers.

Game-Day Services Weekly Media Luncheon Head coach Garrick McGee will hold a weekly media conference/luncheon on Monday of each game week. The media luncheons will be held in the Green & Gold Room in Bartow Arena. Several UAB players will also be available for interviews during the weekly luncheons. Lunch will be served beginning at 11:30 a.m. Contact the Media Relations Office for additional details. Transcribed quotes and audio files from the media conference will be posted on the UAB athletic website on Monday afternoon during weeks of games. Credentials Working media and photographer credentials for UAB home games will be issued by UAB Associate AD for Media Relations Norm Reilly. All credential requests should be made in writing on company letterhead. All requests should be made as early as possible, preferably a week prior to the game date and should be limited to working media only. When possible, credentials will be mailed. Credential requests for opponent media outlets will be overnight mailed to the opponent’s sports information office unless otherwise requested. Credentials that are not mailed or picked up at the Media Relations Office will be available approximately 90 minutes prior to kickoff at Gate 5A (on the west side of the stadium).

All requests should be sent to:

Norm Reilly, Associate AD Media Relations UAB Athletics Bartow Arena - West Tower 1530 3rd Avenue South Birmingham, AL 35294-1160 Tel.: (205) 934-0722 Fax: (205) 934-7505 e-mail: nreilly@uab.edu Press Box Access to the Legion Field press box is gained by use of the elevators near Gate 5A (on the west side of the stadium), and all media members must present their credentials upon entering the elevator. The press box is equipped with power outlets at every seat. A limited number of phone lines are available in the press box, and use of these lines is available on a firstcome, first-served basis. Prior to the game, media packets (including game program, flipcard, updated statistics and game notes for both teams)

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will be available in the press box. Quarterly play-by-play, offensive and defensive statistics, and quotes from both head coaches, as well as selected UAB players, will be distributed as soon as they are available following the game. Complete game statistics will also be available on fax-on-demand approximately 15 minutes after the game. Press Meal A meal will be served in the press box approximately two hours prior to kickoff and will continue up until gametime; snacks will be served at halftime, and soft drinks are available throughout the game. Parking Media parking spaces are available in the Officials’ Lot located on the southwest corner of the stadium (between gates 5 and 7).  Media may also be assigned spaces in the North Lot. Requests for media parking passes should be specified when submitting requests for credentials. Photographic Services A photographer’s pass will allow a photographer to work from the photo deck or the sideline. Photo credentials will be issued only to newspapers, TV stations, and other accredited specialized publications as approved by the UAB Media Relations Office. Requests from freelance photographers are generally not accommodated due to space restrictions. Photographers are restricted to the areas outside the 25-yard lines on both sidelines


2012 FOOTBALL Media Information Conference USA

5201 N. O’Connor Blvd. Suite 300 Irving, TX 75039 214-774-1300 www.conferenceusa.com

Media Relations Staff Russ Anderson . . . . . . . . . . . Asst. Commissioner Courtney Morrison-Archer . . Asst. Commissioner Debbie Davis . . . . . . . . . . . . . Associate Director Jeremiah Ingram . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Asst. Director

and the end zones; no photography - still or video - is allowed in the team areas of either sideline. Photographers who enter the team area are subject to forfeiture of credentials. Failure to comply with established photography guidelines may result in forfeiture of credentials for that game and jeopardize future credential privileges. Sideline Security In an effort to ensure the best possible working conditions, security personnel will be patrolling the sidelines. Only persons holding a valid field or sideline pass will be allowed admittance to the playing field. Anyone holding a media credential who is not actively involved in the coverage of the game will be escorted from the sideline. Similar procedures will be in effect in

the press box. Media credentials will be issued to working media members only; credentials are not transferable, and any unauthorized use will result in revocation of credentials and will jeopardize future access to UAB events. UAB Radio Broadcasts of UAB football games will be carried by the UAB IMG Sports Network throughout Alabama and Georgia. Visiting schools or stations wishing to originate broadcasts from Legion Field must secure written permission from UAB and IMG.

Interviews with visiting coaches and players should be arranged through the visiting team’s sports information director. Out-Of-Town Media Members of the media who cannot attend the weekly news conference on campus should contact the media relations office for interviews with UAB players and coaches. Head coach Garrick McGee may be available to opponents’ radio networks, as well as television talent and producers, prior to games, depending on his schedule. All such requests should be made as early as possible to UAB Associate AD Norm Reilly.

Postgame Interviews Coach Garrick McGee’s postgame interviews will be conducted in the meeting room adjacent to the locker room. No coach or player interviews will be conducted on the field after the game. An Athletics Media Relations representative will escort members of the media to the field level with five minutes remaining in the fourth quarter. At the conclusion of the game, members of the media will be escorted to the interview room. A media relations staff member will take individual postgame requests early in the fourth quarter for specific players. Following Coach McGee’s comments, requested UAB players will be brought to the interview room as well. The locker room is not open to the media following the game.

2011 UAB Football Travel Itinerary

Future Non-Conference Schedules

Below is a listing of the 2012 road headquarters for the UAB Blazers. Please contact the UAB media relations office if you are interested in obtaining specific departure and arrival times. Media wishing to reach members of the Blazer travel party should contact Associate AD for Media Relations Norm Reilly.  Media desiring to interview Coach McGee upon the team’s arrival should contact the media relations office. UAB at South Carolina September 15th Holiday Inn 8105 Two Notch Road Columbia, SC 29223 (803) 736-5600

UAB at Houston October 10th JW Marriott 5150 Westheimer Road Houston, TX 77056 (713) 961-1500

UAB at Southern Miss November 3rd Holiday Inn 10 Gateway Drive Hattiesburg, MS 39402 (601) 296-0302

UAB at Ohio State September 22nd Doubletree Columbus Worthington 175 Hutchinson Avenue Columbus, OH 43235 (614) 885-3334

UAB at Tulane October 27th Hilton New Orleans Airport 901 Airline Drive Kenner, LA 70062 (504) 469-5000

UAB at UCF November 24th Hilton Altamonte Springs 350 Northlake Boulevard Orlando, FL 32701 (407) 830-1985

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at Navy Ole Miss

2017 Navy


2012 FOOTBALL Staff DIrectory Administration (Area Code 205) Brian Mackin, Director of Athletics.........................................................................................934-0766 Shannon Ealy, Senior Associate AD for External Affairs...........................................................934-0766 Derita Ratcliffe, Senior Associate AD and SWA.......................................................................934-0766 Timothy Garner, Associate AD for Financial Affairs................................................................934-3986 Norm Reilly, Associate AD for Media Relations......................................................................934-0722 Danez Marrable, Associate AD for Academic Services............................................................934-6014 Matt Wildt, Associate AD for Ticketing & Football Administration..........................................975-8221 Coleman Barnes, Associate AD for Development....................................................................996-5994 Corey Bray, Associate AD for Compliance..............................................................................975-3051 Brad Smith, Assistant AD for Marketing...................................................................................934-1239 Reid Adair, Assistant AD for Facilities and Operations............................................................934-8154 Dave Henze, Assistant AD for Financial Affairs.......................................................................934-3040 Brad Hardekopf, Assistant AD for Development......................................................................996-5219 Mike Jones, Assistant AD for Athletic Training........................................................................975-9255 Paula Bennett, Financial Associate..........................................................................................975-9250 Tracey White, Executive Assistant to the AD...........................................................................934-0766 Faculty Athletics Representative Dr. Frank Messina...................................................................................................................934-8827 Academic Support Services Danez Marrable, Associate AD ..............................................................................................934-6014 Greg Green, Coordinator of Football Academics/Student Support Services.............................975-3268 Sidney Ball, Academic Advisor...............................................................................................975-3096 Drew Barnette, Academic Advisor..........................................................................................975-8172 Christina Harris, Academic Advisor.........................................................................................996-9046 Sharon Johnson, Academic Advisor/Tutor Coordinator............................................................975-3050 Josh Watson, Academic Advisor..............................................................................................975-8514 Morgan Mercer, Academic Advisor.........................................................................................975-3096 Kelsey Lester, Academic Advisor.............................................................................................996-9412 Wayne Hamberger, Learning Specialist/Mentor Coordinator...................................................996-2858 Amy Nicholas, Reading & Writing Specialist...........................................................................934-6640 Scott Dayton, Student Services Assistant..................................................................................975-8514 Charvi Greer, Student Services Assistant..................................................................................975-8514 Kym Winston, Student Services Assistant.................................................................................975-8514 Natalie Smart, Administrative Assistant...................................................................................975-2981 LaToya Zinnerman, Administrative Assistant...........................................................................975-2981 Athletic Media Relations Norm Reilly, Associate AD......................................................................................................934-0722 Aaron Jordan, Associate Media Relations Director..................................................................934-0722 Tyson Mathews, Assistant Media Relations Director................................................................996-2576 Ben Warnick, Assistant Media Relations Director....................................................................934-0725 Kathryn Roberts, Media Relations Assistant.............................................................................934-0724 Athletic Ticket Office Matt Wildt, Associate AD........................................................................................................975-8221 Jon Ripper, Ticket Office Assistant...........................................................................................996-6343 Business & Finance Timothy Garner, Associate AD................................................................................................934-3986 Dave Henze, Assistant AD......................................................................................................934-3040 Paula Bennett, Financial Associate..........................................................................................975-9250 Amanda Grimes, Financial Assistant.......................................................................................996-2730 Compliance Corey Bray, Associate AD.......................................................................................................975-3051 Tony Dollison, Associate Director of Athletics Compliance....................................................975-4604 Michael Derringer, Athletics Compliance Coordinator............................................................975-3055 Blazer Boosters Coleman Barnes, Associate AD for Development....................................................................996-5994 Brad Hardekopf, Assistant AD for Development......................................................................996-5219 Paul Kabbes, Assistant Director of Sales & Development........................................................996-5944 Phoebe Pletcher, Associate Director of Development/Donor Relations and Special Events.....996-9969 Facilities & Operations Reid Adair, Assistant AD for Facilities & Operations...............................................................934-8154 Lindsay Nolan, Assistant Manager for Facilities and Operations..............................................996-9427 Marketing & Promotions Brad Smith, Assistant AD.........................................................................................................934-1239 Daniel Killilea, Assistant Director for Marketing & Community Relations................................934-5391 Heather McGowan, Assistant Director....................................................................................996-9925 West Peters, Marketing Assistant.............................................................................................996-5218 Strength & Conditioning Stacey Torman, Director of Strength and Conditioning............................................................934-8301 Lou DeNeen, Strength and Conditioning Coach......................................................................996-9992 Dwayne Chandler, Assistant AD.............................................................................................975-2343 Athletic Equipment Brian Coutras, Equipment Manager.........................................................................................975-9881 Chris Ouren, Assistant Equiptment Manager............................................................................975-9881 Athletic Training Mike Jones, Assistant AD ........................................................................................................975-9257 Bryan Koch, Associate Athletic Trainer....................................................................................934-7588 Melissa Adams, Assistant Athletic Trainer................................................................................975-9210 Laurie Fincher, Assistant Athletic Trainer.................................................................................975-9230 Greg Mytyk, Assistant Athletic Trainer.....................................................................................975-9220 Daniel Springer, Assistant Athletic Trainer...............................................................................975-9256 Jen Wallace, Assistant Athletic Trainer....................................................................................934-5518

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Seaongwon Choi, Graduate Assistant......................................................................................934-6013 Matt Fisher, Graduate Assistant...............................................................................................934-6013 Baseball Brian Shoop, Head Coach.......................................................................................................934-5181 Josh Hopper, Assistant Coach..................................................................................................934-5182 Perry Roth, Assistant Coach.....................................................................................................934-5184 Ben Drust, Director of Operations...........................................................................................996-9420 Ron Polk, Volunteer Assistant Coach.......................................................................................996-9628 Men’s Basketball Jerod Haase, Head Coach.......................................................................................................934-3402 Rob Ehsan, Assistant Coach.....................................................................................................934-3402 Richie Riley, Assistant Coach..................................................................................................934-3402 Jeff Wulbrun, Assistant Coach.................................................................................................934-3402 Bobby Frasor, Director of Operations .....................................................................................934-3987 George Drake, Associate Director of Operations.....................................................................934-3419 Judy Nichols, Administrative Associate...................................................................................934-3402 Women’s Basketball Audra Smith, Head Coach.......................................................................................................934-2048 Kathy Becker, Assistant Coach................................................................................................934-7108 Daryl Oliver, Assistant Coach.................................................................................................934-7105 Marc Wilson, Assistant Coach.................................................................................................975-9665 Laura Waldrop, Director of Basketball Operations..................................................................934-2027 Michelle Towns, Administrative Assistant................................................................................934-2048 Bowling Michelle Crews, Head Coach..................................................................................................934-2048 Football Garrick McGee, Head Coach..................................................................................................934-7586 Jeff Brohm, Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks.....................................................................934-7586 Reggie Johnson, Defensive Coordinator/Linebackers...............................................................975-7586 Jimmy Williams, Assistant Head Coach/Defensive Line...........................................................934-7586 Anthony Blevins, Cornerbacks.................................................................................................934-7586 Tyson Helton, Running Backs/Recruiting Coordinator.............................................................934-7586 Richard Owens, Tight Ends.....................................................................................................934-7586 John Peterson, Offensive Line..................................................................................................934-7586 Brandon Sharp, Safeties...........................................................................................................934-7586 Ron Sigler, Wide Receivers.....................................................................................................934-7586 Travis Taylor, Director of Operations......................................................................................934-7586 Bo Taliaferro, Assistant Director of Operations........................................................................934-7586 Mack Ingram, Associate Director of Player Development/Recruiting.......................................934-7586 Ryan Voecks, Video Coordinator............................................................................................975-2386 Kathy Kennedy, Administrative Associate................................................................................975-9536 Men’s Golf Alan Kaufman, Head Coach....................................................................................................975-4653 Alan Murray, Assistant Coach.................................................................................................975-2496 Women’s Golf Kim Wilcox, Head Coach.......................................................................................................934-4009 Alan Murray, Assistant Coach.................................................................................................975-2496 Rifle Lori Goodwin, Head Coach....................................................................................................975-8221 Men’s Soccer Mike Getman, Head Coach.....................................................................................................934-8066 Justus Griffin, Assistant Coach.................................................................................................975-7552 Joel Wallace, Assistant Coach.................................................................................................975-7553 Women’s Soccer Harold Warren, Head Coach..................................................................................................934-4756 Kate Blankenship, Assistant Coach..........................................................................................934-4797 Rebecca Whittle, Assistant Coach...........................................................................................975-9242 Sand Volleyball Hal Messersmith, Head Coach................................................................................................934-6003 Softball Marla Townsend, Head Coach................................................................................................975-7800 Lucy Bass, Assistant Coach......................................................................................................975-1759 Nick Crawford, Assistant Coach..............................................................................................975-7880 Men’s Tennis Derek Tarr, Head Coach.........................................................................................................934-3989 Davidson Kozlowski, Assistant Coach.....................................................................................934-3989 Women’s Tennis TBA, Head Coach...................................................................................................................934-3976 Mallory Waites, Assistant Coach.............................................................................................934-3976 Track & Field/Cross Country Kurt Thomas, Head Coach......................................................................................................934-7248 Tony Houchin, Assistant Coach..............................................................................................934-7236 Kiamesha Otey, Assistant Coach.............................................................................................934-7257 Volleyball Kerry Messersmith, Head Coach.............................................................................................975-8010 Casey Dent, Assistant Coach...................................................................................................975-9879 Hal Messersmith, Director of Operations................................................................................934-6003

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2012 FOOTBALL UAB vs 2012 Opponents Troy (Troy leads, 5-4) Oct. 1, 2011 Sept. 18, 2010 Sept. 19, 2009 Sept. 30, 2006 Sept. 10, 2005 Sept. 13, 2003 Sept. 7, 2002 Oct. 28, 1995 Sept. 6, 1993

Troy Birmingham Troy Birmingham Troy Birmingham Birmingham Troy Birmingham

L, 23-24 W, 34-33 L, 14-27 W, 21-3 W, 27-7 L, 9-20 W, 27-26 L, 7-60 L, 3-37

South Carolina (South Carolina leads, 2-0) Sept. 27, 2008 Columbia Sept. 20, 2003 Columbia

L, 13-26 L, 10-42

Tulsa (Tulsa leads, 3-0) Oct. 15, 2011 Aug. 30, 2008 Sept. 29, 2007

Tulsa Birmingham Tulsa

L, 20-37 L, 22-45 L, 30-38

Houston (Series tied, 4-4) Nov. 5, 2011 Oct. 8, 2008 Oct. 20, 2007 Nov. 13, 2004 Nov. 29, 2003 Oct. 12, 2002 Nov. 17, 2001 Sept. 25, 1999

Birmingham Houston Birmingham Birmingham Houston Birmingham Houston Birmingham

L, 13-56 L, 20-45 L, 10-49 W, 20-7 L, 28-56 W, 51-34 W, 43-21 W, 29-10

East Carolina (ECU leads, 7-4) Sept. 24, 2011 Nov. 11, 2010 Nov. 21, 2009 Nov. 22, 2008 Oct. 27, 2007 Sept. 9, 2006 Nov. 26, 2005 Nov. 16, 2002 Oct. 28, 2000 Nov. 6, 1999 Oct. 10, 1998

Greenville Birmingham Greenville Birmingham Greenville Birmingham Greenville Birmingham Greenville Birmingham Greenville

L, 23-28 L, 42-54 L, 21-37 L, 13-17 L, 6-41 W, 17-12 L, 23-31 W, 36-29 W, 16-13 W, 36-17 L, 7-26

Tulane (Series tied, 4-4) Sept. 17, 2011 Nov. 15, 2008 Oct. 13, 2007 Oct. 23, 2004 Nov. 8, 2003 Oct. 19, 2002

Birmingham New Orleans Birmingham New Orleans Birmingham New Orleans

L, W, W, L, L, L,

10-49 41-24 26-21 55-59 24-38 14-35

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Oct. 20, 2001 Nov. 20, 1999

Birmingham New Orleans

W, 34-27 W, 23-20 (OT)

Southern Miss (Southern Miss leads, Nov. 17, 2011 Oct. 30, 2010 Oct. 1, 2009 Nov. 1, 2008 Nov. 3, 2007 Nov. 18, 2006 Oct. 21, 2005 Nov. 27, 2004 Sept. 4, 2003 Nov. 9, 2002 Sept. 29, 2001 Nov. 11, 2000

9-3) Birmingham W, 34-31 Hattiesburg W, 50-49 (2OT) Birmingham W, 30-17 Hattiesburg L, 14-70 Birmingham L, 7-37 Hattiesburg L, 20-25 Birmingham L, 28-37 Hattiesburg L, 21-26 Birmingham L, 12-17 Birmingham L, 13-20 Hattiesburg L, 0-3 Birmingham L, 30-33 (OT)

Marshall (Marshall leads, 6-1) Oct. 29, 2011 Huntington Nov. 6, 2010 Birmingham Oct. 24, 2009 Huntington Oct. 18, 2008 Birmingham Nov. 24, 2007 Huntington Oct. 21, 2006 Birmingham Oct. 15, 2005 Huntington

L, 14-59 L, 17-31 L, 7-27 W, 23-21 L, 39-46 L, 24-31 L, 19-20

Memphis (UAB Leads, 10-4) Nov. 12, 2011 Nov. 20, 2010 Nov. 14, 2009 Oct. 2, 2008 Nov. 17, 2007 Oct. 7, 2006 Nov. 1, 2005 Sept. 25, 2004 Oct. 4, 2003 Sept. 28, 2002 Oct. 27, 2001 Oct. 14, 2000 Oct. 9, 1999 Sept. 6, 1997

Memphis Birmingham Memphis Birmingham Memphis Birmingham Memphis Birmingham Memphis Birmingham Memphis Birmingham Birmingham Memphis

W, 41-35 W, 31-15 W, 31-21 L, 30-33 L, 9-25 W, 35-29 W, 37-20 W, 35-28 W, 24-10 W, 31-17 W, 17-14 W, 13-9 L, 14-38 L, 7-28

UCF (UCF leads, 7-2) Oct. 20, 2011 Oct. 6, 2010 Nov. 28, 2009 Nov. 29, 2008 Nov. 10, 2007 Nov. 25, 2006 Nov. 12, 2005 Oct. 6, 2001 Nov. 9, 1996

Birmingham Orlando Birmingham Orlando Birmingham Orlando Birmingham Orlando Birmingham

W, 26-24 L, 7-42 L, 27-34 W, 15-0 L, 31-45 L, 22-31 L, 21-27 L, 7-24 L, 13-35

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2012 FOOTBALL 2012 C-USA Television Schedule As of July, 2012 CBS Sports Network National Schedule Thur., 8/30 Sat., 9/1 Sat., 9/8 Sat., 9/15 Sat., 9/22 Sat., 9/29 Thur., 10/4 Sat., 10/6 Sat., 10/13 Sat., 10/20 Sat., 10/27 Sat., 11/3 Sat., 11/10 Sat., 11/17 Fri., 11/23

UCLA at Rice Rutgers at Tulane Louisiana Tech at Houston East Carolina at Southern Miss Fresno State at Tulsa Louisville at Southern Miss East Carolina at UCF Tulsa at Marshall Southern Miss at UCF Marshall at Southern Miss UCF at Marshall SMU at UCF Tulsa at Houston UTEP at Southern Miss Marshall at East Carolina

7:30 8:00 8:00 3:30 8:00 8:00 8:00 3:30 7:00 8:00 7:00 5:00 8:00 2:00

ESPN Schedule p.m. p.m. p.m. p.m. p.m. p.m. p.m. p.m. 8:00 p.m. p.m. p.m. p.m. p.m. p.m.

ET/6:30 p.m. ET/7:00 p.m. ET/7:00 p.m. ET/2:30 p.m. ET/7:00 p.m. ET/7:00 p.m. ET/7:00 p.m. ET/2:30 p.m. p.m. ET/7:00 ET/6:00 p.m. ET/7:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. ET/4:00 p.m. ET/7:00 p.m. ET/1:00 p.m.

CT CT CT CT CT CT CT CT CT CT CT CT CT CT CT

Appalachian State at East Carolina Noon ET/11:00 a.m. CT Oklahoma at UTEP 10:30 p.m. ET/9:30 p.m. CT Tulane at Tulsa Noon ET/11:00 a.m. CT UTEP at Ole Miss 7:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. CT UAB at South Carolina 7:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. CT Texas A&M at SMU 3:30 p.m. ET/2:30 p.m. CT Mississippi at Tulane Noon ET/11:00 a.m. CT Houston at Rice 3:30 p.m. ET/2:30 p.m. CT TCU at SMU TBA Missouri at UCF TBA Boise State at Southern Miss TBA UTEP at Tulsa 8:00 p.m. ET/7:00 p.m. CT UAB at Houston TBA Houston at SMU 8:00 p.m. ET/7:00 p.m. CT Rice at Tulsa 3:30 p.m. ET/2:30 p.m. CT Navy at East Carolina TBA Houston at East Carolina TBA Southern Miss at SMU TBA UCF at Tulsa TBA UAB at UCF TBA Tulane at Houston TBA Tulsa at SMU TBA

9/1 9/8 10/6 10/13 10/20 11/10 11/24

Troy at UAB Western Carolina at Marshall Rice at Memphis UTSA at Rice ECU at UAB UCF at UTEP Rice at UTEP

12:00 p.m. ET/11:00 a.m. CT 7:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. CT 7:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. CT 3:30 p.m. ET/2:30 p.m. CT 7:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. CT 7:00 p.m. ET/5:00 p.m. MT 7:00 p.m. ET/5:00 p.m. MT

Southern Miss at Nebraska

Noon ET/11:00 a.m. CT

Sat., 12/29

Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl

8:00 p.m. ET/7:00 p.m. CT 11:45 a.m. ET/10:45 a.m. CT

Mon., 12/31 AutoZone Liberty Bowl

3:30 p.m. ET/2:30 p.m. CT

ESPN 2 Schedule Sat., 9/8

UCF at Ohio State

Noon ET/11:00 a.m. CT

ESPN U Schedule Tues., 1/1

TicketCity Bowl

Noon ET/11:00 a.m. CT

ESPN or ESPN 2 Schedule Sat., 12/1

C-USA Football Championship Game

TBA

Sat., 9/8

Memphis at Arkansas State

Sat., 9/8

East Carolina at South Carolina*

7:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. CT

Sat., 9/15

Rice at Louisiana Tech

7:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. CT

Sat., 9/22

Southern Miss at Western Ky.

7:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. CT

12:00 p.m. ET/11:00 a.m. CT

* Will also be televised on SEC Network

Comcast Sports Southeast (CSS) Regional Schedule Sat., 9/1

Texas State at Houston

Sat., 9/15

FIU at UCF

8:00 p.m. ET/7:00 p.m. CT

Sat., 9/22

Marshall at Rice

Sat., 10/6

North Texas at Houston

Sat., 10/13

SMU at Tulane

Sat., 10/13

Memphis at East Carolina

Sat., 10/20

UCF at Memphis

Sat., 10/27

Southern Miss at Rice

Sat., 10/27

UTEP at Houston

Sat., 11/3

UAB at Southern Miss

Sat., 11/10

Marshall at UAB

Sat., 11/17

Houston at Marshall

Sat., 11/17

SMU at Rice

3:30 p.m. ET/2:30 p.m. CT

Sat., 11/24

Southern Miss at Memphis

3:30 p.m. ET/2:30 p.m. CT

Noon ET/11:00 a.m. CT TBA TBA 1:00 p.m. ET/Noon CT 4:30 p.m. ET/3:30 p.m. CT TBA 1:00 p.m. ET/Noon CT 4:15 p.m. ET/3:15 p.m. CT 7:30 p.m. ET/6:30 CT TBA Noon ET/11:00 a.m. CT

Sat., 9/29

Louisiana-Monroe at Tulane

3:30 p.m. ET/2:20 p.m. CT

Sat., 11/17

East Carolina at Tulane

3:30 p.m. ET/2:30 p.m. CT

Time-Warner El Paso Regional Schedule (Texas) Sat., 9/8

Stephen F. Austin at SMU

8:00 p.m. ET/7:00 p.m. CT

Sat., 10/6

SMU at UTEP

8:00 p.m. ET/7:00 p.m. CT

Sat., 10/27

Memphis at SMU

3:30 p.m. ET/2:30 p.m. CT

PAC-12 Network Schedule

ABC Schedule Sat., 9/1

R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl

Mon., 12/24 Sheraton Hawai’i Bowl

CST Regional Schedule (Louisiana)

FOX College Sports Schedule Sat., Sat., Sat., Sat., Sat., Sat., Sat.,

Beef ‘O’ Brady’s St. Petersburg Bowl 7:30 p.m. ET/6:30 p.m. CT

Sat., 12/22

ESPN3.com Schedule

FOX Sports Net Schedule Sat., 9/1 Sat., 9/1 Sat., 9/8 Sat., 9/8 Sat., 9/15 Sat., 9/15 Sat., 9/22 Sat., 9/29 Sat., 9/29 Sat., 9/20 Sat., 10/6 Thur., 10/11 Sat., 10/13 Thur., 10/18 Sat., 10/20 Sat., 10/27 Sat., 11/3 Sat., 11/10 Sat., 11/17 Sat., 11/24 Sat., 11/24 Sat., 11/24

Fri., 12/21

3:30 p.m. ET/2:30 p.m. CT

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10:30 p.m. ET/9:30 p.m. CT


2012 FOOTBALL 2012-13 College Bowl Schedule (Dates and Times are Tentative and Subject to Change) Bowl Game Gildan New Mexico Famous Idaho Potato San Diego County Credit Union Poinsietta Beef ‘O’Brady’s St. Petersburg R+L Carriers New Orleans MAACO Las Vegas Sheraton Hawai’i Little Caesars Military presented by Northrop Grumman Belk Bridgepoint Education Holiday AdvoCare V100 Independence Russell Athletic Meineke Car Care of Texas Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Kraft Fight Hunger New Era Pinstripe Valero Alamo Valley of the Sun Franklin American Mortgage Music City Hyundai Sun Bowl AutoZone Liberty Chick-fil-A TicketCity TaxSlayer.com Gator Capital One Outback Rose Bowl Game presented by VIZIO Discover Orange Allstate Sugar Tostitos Fiesta AT&T Cotton BBVA Compass GoDaddy.com Discover BCS National Championship

Date/Time (ET) Dec. 15 / 1 p.m. Dec. 15 / 4:30 p.m. Dec. 20 / 8 p.m. Dec. 21 / 7:30 p.m. Dec. 22 / 12 p.m. Dec. 22 / 3:30 p.m. Dec. 24 / 8 p.m. Dec. 26 / 7:30 p.m. Dec. 27 / 3 p.m. Dec. 27 / 6:30 p.m. Dec. 27 / 9:45 p.m. Dec. 28 / 2 p.m. Dec. 28 / 5:30 p.m. Dec. 28 / 9 p.m. Dec. 29 / 11:45 a.m. Dec. 29 / 3:15 p.m. Dec. 29 / 3:15 p.m. Dec. 29 / 6:45 p.m. Dec. 29 / 10:15 p.m. Dec. 31 / 12 p.m. Dec. 31 / 2 p.m. Dec. 31 / 3:30 p.m. Dec. 31 / 7:30 p.m. Jan. 1 / 12 p.m. Jan. 1 / 12 p.m. Jan. 1 / 1 p.m. Jan. 1 / 1 p.m. Jan. 1 / 5 p.m. Jan. 1 / 8:30 p.m. Jan. 2 / 8:30 p.m. Jan. 3 / 8:30 p.m. Jan. 4 / 8 p.m. Jan. 5 / 1 p.m. Jan. 6 / 9 p.m. Jan. 7 / 8:30 p.m.

Site Albuquerque, N.M. Boise, Idaho San Diego, Calif. St. Petersburg, Fla. New Orleans, La. Las Vegas, Nev. Honolulu, Hawai’i Detroit, Mich. Washington, D.C. Charlotte, N.C. San Diego, Calif. Shreveport, La. Orlando, Fla. Houston, Texas Fort Worth, Texas San Francisco, Calif. Bronx, N.Y. San Antonio, Texas Tempe, Ariz. Nashville, Tenn. El Paso, Texas Memphis, Tenn. Atlanta, Ga. Dallas, Texas Jacksonville, Fla. Orlando, Fla. Tampa, Fla. Pasadena, Calif. Miami, Fla. New Orleans, La. Glendale, Ariz. Arlington, Texas Birmingham, Ala. Mobile, Ala. Miami, Fla.

Matchup Network Mountain West vs. Pac-12 ESPN Mid-American vs. Western Athletic ESPN Mountain West vs. Brigham Young ESPN Big East vs. Conference USA ESPN Conference USA vs. Sun Belt ESPN Mountain West vs. Pac-12 ESPN Conference USA vs. Mountain West ESPN Big Ten vs. Mid-American ESPN ACC vs. Army ESPN ACC vs. Big East ESPN Big 12 vs. Pac-12 ESPN ACC vs. SEC ESPN ACC vs. Big East ESPN Big Ten vs. Big 12 ESPN Conference USA vs. Mountain West ESPN Pac-12 vs. Navy ESPN or ESPN2 Big East vs. Big 12 ESPN or ESPN2 Big 12 vs. Pac-12 ESPN Big Ten vs. Big 12 ESPN SEC vs. ACC ESPN ACC vs. Pac-12 CBS SEC / Big East / C-USA ESPN ACC vs. SEC ESPN Big Ten vs. Conference USA ESPNU SEC vs. Big Ten ESPN2 SEC vs. Big Ten TBA SEC vs. Big Ten TBA BCS vs. BCS ESPN BCS vs. BCS ESPN BCS vs. BCS ESPN BCS vs. BCS ESPN SEC vs. Big 12 FOX Big East vs. SEC ESPN Mid-American vs. Sun Belt ESPN BCS #1 vs. BCS #2 ESPN

Bowl Championship Series When not having a conference champion participating in the BCS National Championship Game, the BCS will have the following conference champions serve as host teams: Rose Bowl - Big Ten and Pac-10; Orange Bowl - ACC; Allstate Sugar Bowl - SEC; Tostitos Fiesta Bowl - Big 12.

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2012 FOOTBALL C-USA/Opponent Composite Schedule Troy at South Alabama Ohio State at Michigan State South Carolina at Kentucky Thursday, Oct. 4 East Carolina at UCF Saturday, Oct. 6 Southeastern Louisiana at UAB Tulsa at Marshall North Texas at Houston SMU at UTEP Rice at Memphis Boise State at Southern Miss Tulane at Louisiana-Lafayette Nebraska at Ohio State Georgia at South Carolina Thursday, Aug. 30 UCLA at Rice UCF at Akron South Carolina at Vanderbilt Saturday, Sept. 1 Troy at UAB Tulsa at Iowa State Texas State at Houston Oklahoma at UTEP UT Martin at Memphis Marshall at West Virginia Appalachian State at East Carolina Rutgers at Tulane Southern Miss at Nebraska Southeastern Louisiana at Missouri Miami (Ohio) at Ohio State Sunday, Sept. 2 SMU at Baylor Saturday, Sept. 8 Tulane at Tulsa Louisiana Tech at Houston UTEP at Ole Miss Rice at Kansas UCF at Ohio State Memphis at Arkansas State Western Carolina at Marshall East Carolina at South Carolina Stephen F. Austin at SMU South Dakota State at Southeastern Louisiana Louisiana-Lafayette at Troy Thursday, Sept. 13 Southeastern Louisiana at UT Martin

Saturday, Sept. 15 UAB at South Carolina Nicholls State at Tulsa Houston at UCLA New Mexico State at UTEP Rice at Louisiana Tech Florida International at UCF Middle Tennessee at Memphis Ohio at Marshall Texas A&M at SMU East Carolina at Southern Miss Mississippi State at Troy California at Ohio State Saturday, Sept. 22 UAB at Ohio State Fresno State at Tulsa UTEP at Wisconsin Marshall at Rice Memphis at Duke East Carolina at North Carolina Ole Miss at Tulane McNeese State at Southeastern Louisiana Troy at North Texas Missouri at South Carolina Southern Miss at Western Kentucky Saturday, Sept. 29 Tulsa at UAB Houston at Rice (Reliant Stadium) UTEP at East Carolina Missouri at UCF Marshall at Purdue Louisville at Southern Miss Louisiana-Monroe at Tulane TCU at SMU Southeastern Louisiana at Lamar 1 1

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Thursday, Oct. 11 UTEP at Tulsa Western Kentucky at Troy Saturday, Oct. 13 UAB at Houston UTSA at Rice Southern Miss at UCF Memphis at East Carolina SMU at Tulane Northwestern State at Southeastern Louisiana Ohio State at Indiana South Carolina at LSU Thursday, Oct. 18 Houston at SMU Saturday, Oct. 20 East Carolina at UAB Rice at Tulsa Tulane at UTEP UCF at Memphis Marshall at Southern Miss FIU at Troy Purdue at Ohio State South Carolina at Florida Saturday, Oct. 27 UAB at Tulane UTEP at Houston Southern Miss at Rice UCF at Marshall Memphis at SMU Navy at East Carolina Central Arkansas State at Southeastern Louisiana Troy at Florida Atlantic B l a z e r s

Ohio State at Penn State Tennessee at South Carolina Saturday, Nov. 3 UAB at Southern Miss Tulsa at Arkansas Houston at East Carolina Rice at Tulane SMU at UCF Memphis at Marshall Southeastern Louisiana at Sam Houston State Troy at Tennessee Illinois at Ohio State Saturday, Nov. 10 Marshall at UAB Tulsa at Houston UCF at UTEP Tulane at Memphis Southern Miss at SMU Stephen F. Austin at Southeastern Louisiana Navy at Troy Arkansas at South Carolina Thursday, Nov. 15 Southeastern Louisiana at Nicholls State Saturday, Nov. 17 Memphis at UAB UCF at Tulsa Houston at Marshall UTEP at Southern Miss SMU at Rice East Carolina at Tulane Arkansas State at Troy Ohio State at Wisconsin Wofford at South Carolina Friday, Nov. 23 Marshall at East Carolina Saturday, Nov. 24 UAB at UCF Tulsa at SMU Tulane at Houston Rice at UTEP Southern Miss at Memphis Troy at Middle Tennessee Michigan at Ohio State South Carolina at Clemson Saturday, Dec. 1 C-USA Championship Game


2012 FOOTBALL 2012 Conference USA Divisional Alignment Conference USA Began New Chapter In 2005

2012 Divisional Structure

C-USA Announces New Membership For 2013-14

East Division

West Division Houston

East Carolina

Rice

Marshall

SMU

Memphis

Tulane

Tulsa

UAB

UTEP

UCF

Southern Miss

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Conference USA will begin a new chapter beginning with the 2013-14 year when six new members join the league. Last spring, C-USA Commissioner Britton Banowsky announced that Charlotte, FIU, Louisiana Tech, North Texas, UTSA and Old Dominion had finalized comprehensive membership agreements with the league. Each new member will join the league in all sports for 2013, Charlotte will begin conference participation in football in 2015. The metro area population of these schools is nearly 18 million. Existing members include East Carolina, Marshall, Rice, Southern Mississippi, Tulane, Tulsa, UAB and UTEP. Divisions will be set in the near future and the Conference intends to continue hosting its Football Championship game.


2012 FOOTBALL IMG Sports Network/Broadcast Information

Leon Ryan General Manager

IMG College, the leading multi-media, marketing and licensing/brandmanagement company in America, is in its eighth year as the exclusive, worldwide multi-media and advertising rights holder for UAB Athletics. Until 2010, ISP Sports was the official UAB sales and marketing partner before its acquisition by IMG. With this partnership, the Blazers join an elite fraternity who are part of the IMG family. IMG College represents more than 200 of the nation’s top collegiate properties, including the NCAA and its 89 championships, NCAA Football, leading conferences, and many of the most prestigious colleges and universities in the country. The relationship will continue for many more seasons, too, as UAB agreed to a new 10-year extension with ISP (now IMG College) in 2009. Headquartered in Winston Salem, N.C., IMG College employs 700 people in nearly 100 offices throughout the U.S. with annual sales of nearly $450 million. The company is the leader in capturing consumer devotion to college sports through partnership opportunities in multimedia rights, licensing, events and hospitality, marketing, stadium and arena development, stadium seating solutions, ticketing, sales, and consulting. IMG College produces nearly 30,000 hours of radio programming on the largest sports network in the country, manages nearly 5,000 hours of local television programming, is the leading publisher of college sports publications, and is the largest manager of university athletic websites. IMG College is a division of IMG Worldwide, a global sports, fashion and media business. For more information, please visit www.imgworld.com. Blazer Img Sports Network Programming In addition to the live, game-day radio broadcasts, IMG produces “Blazer Sportsline,” a 60-minute, weekly call-in show featuring head football coach Garrick McGee. “Blazer Sportsline” airs on Thursdays at 6 p.m., live from Dreamland BBQ in Birmingham. IMG’s television coverage of UAB Athletics is centered around “Blazers All-Access,” a weekly magazine show airing in Birmingham on ABC 33/40. The 30-minute show features in-depth coverage of UAB football and will air on Saturdays at 10:30 a.m. beginning in September.

Chance Jones Senior Account Executive

Natalie Mansour Partner Services Coordinator

David Crane Director of Broadcasting

Jon Gentile Broadcast Operations Manager

Leon Ryan, who served in the position of UAB’s Associate Athletic Director for Development since November, 2009, became the General Manager of the Blazer IMG Sports Network in March of 2011. Ryan joined the UAB Athletics staff in 2009 with 25 years of experience in financial planning and wealth management. At UAB, Ryan was responsible for coordinating major gifts and planned giving efforts for athletics. A native of Newark, Del., he was a student-athlete at West Virginia University, having graduated in 1978. He then joined the coaching staff of Marshall University as assistant swimming coach. Hew earned a Master’s in Sport Administration while at Marshall. In 2012, Ryan was chosen for induction into the West Virginia University College of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences Hall of Fame. Chance Jones, who served as Associate Director of Development for UAB Athletics since January 2011, became Senior Account Executive for Blazer IMG Sports Marketing in March 2012. As Senior Account Executive, he fulfills all aspects of corporate sponsorship sales, manages inventory and provides customer service to existing and new sponsors. During his previous tenure with UAB Athletics, Jones prospected, cultivated, solicited and stewarded Blazer Club members as well as managed the B Club and Blazer Rep Program. He graduated from Ohio University with a master’s in business administration and a master’s in sports administration. Natalie Mansour became the Partner Services Coordinator for Blazer IMG Sports Marketing in March 2012. As the Partner Services Coordinator, she supports new business and potential partners, develops sponsorship packages to meet client needs and organizes partner events and functions. Prior to joining the IMG team, Mansour worked with the Cabaniss Johnston law firm in Birmingham. She graduated from Auburn University with a Bachelor’s degree in Communication. David Crane is in his sixth year as “Voice of the Blazers.” A Decatur, Ala., native, Crane is a 1994 graduate of the University of Alabama. Crane joined the UAB crew after spending the previous 11 years broadcasting for the Crimson Tide Sports Network. Crane will once again handle the playby-play duties for UAB football, men’s basketball and baseball. In addition, he will serve as host for “Blazer Sportsline” and “Blazers All-Access.” Jon Gentile enters his 15th season as Broadcast Operations Manager for the Blazer IMG Sports Network. His writing and production credits include the NCAA Final Four on CBS Radio and the Regions Bank SEC Football Report. Gentile has also recently produced music and sports broadcasts for Sirius/XM satellite radio. He has handled network operations and production for some of the top programs in the nation, including Florida State, Notre Dame, Texas and Alabama, before joining the UAB family.

Contact IMG Sports Network Leon Ryan – General Manager (205) 975-0890 | E-mail: Leon.Ryan@imgworld.com

David Crane – Director of Broadcasting/Play-by-Play Announcer (205) 975-8579 | E-mail: David.Crane@imgworld.com

Chance Jones – Senior Account Executive (205) 996-5812 | E-mail: Chance.Jones@imgworld.com

Jon Gentile – Broadcast Operations Manager (205) 249-0564 | E-mail: JGentile07@yahoo.com

Natalie Mansour – Partner Services Coordinator (205) 996-5811 | E-mail: Natalie.Mansour@imgworld.com

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2012 FOOTBALL Media Outlets Television

Print Media • Area Code 205, unless otherwise noted The Associated Press 201 Monroe Street, Suite 1940 Montgomery, AL 36104 800/821-3737 (FAX) 334/265-7177 334/262-5947 (“Out of State”) John Zenor (Sports) email: moge@ap.org, jzenor@ap.org The Associated Press 2000 4th Ave. N. Birmingham, AL 35203-3840 251-4221 | (FAX) 325-2410 Jay Reeves (Bureau Chief) The Birmingham News (AM, Sunday) 2000 4th Ave. N. Birmingham, AL 35203-3840 325-2431 (FAX) 325-2425 Tom Arenberg (Sports Editor) Steve Irvine (UAB Beat Writer) email: sirvine@bhamnews.com 532-4175 Kevin Scarbinsky (Columnist) The Birmingham Times (Weekly) 115 3rd Avenue West Birmingham, AL 35204 251-5158 (FAX) 323-2294

ABC 33/40 P.O. Box 360039 Birmingham, AL  35236 982-3988 (FAX) 982-3942 Mike Raita (Sports Director) email: miker@abc3340.com Jeff Speegle, Sara Jane Harris CBS 42 2075 Golden Crest Drive Birmingham, AL 35209 488-4237 (FAX) 320-2722 Jim Dunaway (Sports Director) email: jdunaway@cbs42.com Alex Corddry, Patrick Claybon, Lauren Sisler, B.J. Millican FOX 6 P.O. Box 6 Birmingham, AL 35201 583-4345 (FAX) 583-4356 Rick Karle (Sports Director) email: rkarle@gowbrc.com Sheldon Haygood, Mike Dubberly, Brian Pope email: sports@wbrc.com NBC 13 P.O. Box 10502 Birmingham, AL 35202 558-7348 (FAX) 323-3314

Birmingham Weekly (Weekly) 2014 Sixth Avenue North Birmingham, AL 35205 939-4030 (FAX) 212-1005

Don Hawes (Sports Director) Todd Eagle email: dhawes@wvtm.com Radio WJOX-FM 94.5 FM/THE FAN 690 AM 244 Goodwin Crest Drive Birmingham, AL 35209 942-6690 (FAX) 945-3999 Ryan Haney (Program Director) ryan.haney@citcomm.com Jay Barker, Tony Kurre, Ryan Brown. Al Del Greco, Paul Finebaum, Lance Taylor 97.3 FM THE ZONE 2700 Corporate Drive Suite 115 Birmingham, AL 35242 916-1100 (FAX) 290-1061 Scott Griffin, Kevin Scarbinsky, Matt Coulter Internet BLAZERSPORTSREPORT.COM (Rivals) Jack Williams (repjack47@aol.com) Larry Powell (powelluab@cs.com) Ben Cook (bensonck@charter.net) BLAZERTV.COM Mitchell Miller (director@blazertv.com) Tyler Cantrell (tyler@blazertv.com)

UAB Broadcasting/IMG Sports Network Blazer IMG Sports Network 1530 3rd Ave. South Birmingham, AL 35294

Kaleidoscope (Student, Weekly) HUC 135 Birmingham, AL 35294-1150 934-3354 (FAX) 934-8050 email: sports@insideuab.com

Leon Ryan General Manager Leon.Ryan@imgworld.com 975-0890 Chance Jones Senior Account Executive Chance.Jones@imgworld.com 996-5812

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Natalie Mansour Partner Services Coordinator Natalie.Mansour@imgworld.com 996-5811 David Crane Director of Broadcasting (Radio Play-By-Play) David.Crane@imgworld.com | 975-8579 Jon Gentile Broadcast Operations Manager jgentile07@yahoo.com | 249-0564


2012 FOOTBALL Conference USA

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rom its beginning in 1994, Conference USA’s dedication to excellence has been the league’s guiding principle and remains a common thread today and for a promising future. As we enter the 2012-13 season, C-USA is home to 12 nationally prominent, tradition-rich members in East Carolina, Houston, Marshall, Memphis, Rice, SMU, Southern Miss, Tulane, Tulsa, UAB, UCF and UTEP. This combination enhances men’s and women’s programs that are immersed in athletic success and academic prowess. Together, we are committed to excellence, integrity and leadership in athletics, academics and in our communities. These C-USA institutions all sponsor Division I-A football, along with several other men’s and women’s athletic programs that compete regularly for NCAA Championships. C-USA sponsors competition in 20 sports - nine for men (baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, soccer, tennis and indoor and outdoor track and field) and 11 for women (basketball, cross country, golf, rowing, softball, soccer, swimming and diving, tennis, indoor and outdoor track and field and volleyball). The league sponsors numerous academic awards, including the Commissioner’s Honor Roll and the Commissioner’s Academic Medal, indicative of outstanding achievement in the classroom. C-USA annually awards 12 postgraduate scholarships, along with the Sport Academic Award, Scholar Athletes of the Year and the Institutional Academic Excellence Award. Conference USA also added a Spirit of Service Award, recognizing student-athletes three times a year for a combination of significant community service efforts, good academic standing and participation in their elected sport. Success On The Playing Field Conference USA performers have achieved great success in competition, placing the league among the top conferences in the nation. Football • 67 teams have earned bowl bids • Member of the Bowl Championship Series • Bowl tie-ins with the AutoZone Liberty Bowl, Beef ‘O’ Brady’s St. Petersburg Bowl, Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl, Military Bowl, R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl, Sheraton Hawai’i Bowl and the TicketCity Bowl

Baseball • 57 NCAA appearances • Six College World Series appearances (2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005 and 2001), including five of the last seven • 13 Super Regional appearances • Has produced at least four NCAA teams in nine of the last 11 seasons In addition, 36 volleyball teams, 61 men’s and women’s soccer teams and 34 softball teams have earned NCAA Tournament bids. C-USA has sent three men’s soccer teams to the NCAA College Cup, three softball teams to the Women’s College World Series and three volleyball teams to the Sweet 16. The league has also had eight national champions in NCAA track and field competition, one national champion in diving and numerous NCAA individual and team competitors in cross country, golf, swimming, tennis and track and field. Overall, Conference USA teams and individuals have made more than 650 NCAA appearances. Success Off The Field C-USA institutions are among the nation’s best in academic performance among student-athletes, bolstered by the fact that studentathletes at league schools have a higher graduation rate than the general student population. Among C-USA’s 5,000 student-athletes, there are champions off the playing field as well. In 17 years, 169 student-athletes earned national Capital One Academic All-America honors, while 588 were named All-District. In addition, more than 22,000 student-athletes have been named to the Commissioner’s Honor Roll or received the Commissioner’s Academic Medal, indicative of outstanding achievement in the classroom. C-USA On TV C-USA enjoys significant television exposure through partnerships with FOX Sports Media Group, CBS Sports Network and ESPN. The multi-tiered selection process that is rooted in partnering with all three networks has substantially increased the number of national and regional appearances for football, men’s and women’s basketball, and all other conference sports. C-USA Digital Network The C-USA Digital Network officially launched in August of 2011. Network programming includes live streaming of non-televised events, video on demand, a weekly C-USA studio show, podcasting, regular-season and championship event highlights and conferenceproduced feature stories. In its first year, 1,164 events were streamed live and 8,126 videos were posted and available on the C-USA Digital Network, and that number just keeps growing. Monthly and yearly subscriptions offer fans access to events offered on all 12 of the C-USA member institution’s athletic websites as well as C-USA network programming.

Men’s Basketball • Consistently rated as one of the top basketball leagues in the country • 10 postseason teams (49 NCAA, 41 NIT, 6 CBI, 6 CIT) • One National Championship title game appearance • Three Final Four teams • Seven Elite Eight NCAA Tournament teams • One NIT Champion and four NIT semifinalists • Inaugural CBI Champion Women’s Basketball • 47 NCAA Tournament appearances • 38 WNIT appearances • One team in the NCAA Sweet 16 • Two WNIT semifinalists • One WBI Champion

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2012 FOOTBALL Conference USA ment, the conference has begun development of several initiatives to maintain strong ties in C-USA cities, as well as with fans and alumni across the country. C-USA schools also place a priority on giving back to their communities through volunteer service with local and national organizations. . Staff Directory Commissioner

Britton Banowsky

Executive Associate Commissioner

Britton Banowsky

C-USA Commissioner

Judy MacLeod

Associate Commissioner

Alfred White

Associate Commissioner

Kelly Carney

Associate Commissioner for Compliance & Academics Robert Phillippi

Assistant Commissioner for Football & Baseball Operations

Russ Anderson

Assistant Commissioner/Business Affairs Assistant Commissioner/Public Affairs

Catrina Gibson Courtney Morrison Archer

Assistant Commissioner/Sports Services

Keisha Dunlap

Academics and Compliance Assistant

Callie Hubbell

Governance Conference USA has significant representation in the NCAA governance structure. The Presidents of the member institutions serve as the league’s Board of Directors. A Proud History; A Promising Future Conference USA was formed in 1995 and quickly emerged as one of the nation’s top conferences. The conference unveiled its name, logo and commissioner April 24, 1995 in Chicago. The league’s charter members included Charlotte, Cincinnati, DePaul, Houston, Louisville, Marquette, Memphis, Saint Louis, Southern Miss, Tulane, UAB and USF. Eleven of the institutions began athletic participation in 1995, while Houston joined competition in the fall of 1996. The league’s headquarters were established in Chicago and after nine years, relocated to the current office in Irving, Texas. Britton Banowsky was named Commissioner in October 2002, succeeding Mike Slive, the league’s first commissioner. C-USA added East Carolina (September, 1996) and the United States Military Academy (March, 1997) as football members. ECU began league competition in 1997; Army in 1998 and UAB began football play in 1999. The league added TCU and ECU (1999) for all sports and they began competition in 2001. USF started C-USA football in 2003. After celebrating its 10th Anniversary during the 2004-05 season, Conference USA began a new chapter in 2005-06 when its current membership came together. 2012-13 Conference USA Bowl Tie-Ins Bowl

Director of Events

Monay Lyles

Director of New Media

Nicole Cartier

Associate Director of Media Relations

Debbie Davis

Assistant Director of Media Relations

Jeremiah Ingram

Assistant Director of Marketing Director of Compliance and Sport Services Sports Services and Officiating Assistant Multimedia/Creative Services Consultant

Toni Goeckel Frank Arredondo Kelly Ninemire Erika Amstadt Hirschfield

Date Opponent

AutoZone Liberty Bowl 12/31/12 SEC or Big East Selection ABC Sheraton Hawai’i Bowl 12/24/12 Mountain West Selection ESPN Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl

12/29/12 Mountain West Selection ESPN

R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl

12/22/12 Sun Belt Selection

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Beef ‘O’ Brady’s St. Petersburg Bowl

12/21/12 Big East Selection

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TicketCity Bowl

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Big Ten Selection

*Military Bowl

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ACC or Army

*if ACC or Army is unable to fill one of the spots

2012 C-USA Football  Championship Game

5201 N. O’Connor Blvd., Suite 300 Irving, TX 75039 Phone: (214) 774-1300 Fax: (214) 496-0055

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2012 FOOTBALL 2012-13 C-USA Bowl Partners 2012-13 C-USA Bowl Synopsis

Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl

Conference USA has guaranteed spots in six games during the 2012 season and serves as a primary back-up for a possible seventh game. The AutoZone Liberty Bowl has the top selection of C-USA teams and the league will also send teams to the Beef O’Brady’s Bowl St. Petersburg, Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl, R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl, Sheraton Hawai’i Bowl and TicketCity Bowl this season. The conference also has an agreement with the Military Bowl to participate in that game should be the ACC or Army be unable to provide a team for that bowl. The 54th annual AutoZone Liberty Bowl is scheduled for Monday, December 31 in Memphis. The AutoZone Liberty Bowl will match the first selection from Conference USA against an opponent from either the Southeastern Conference or the Big East in a game that will air on ESPN with a 2:30 p.m. CT kickoff. The fifth annual Beef ‘O’ Brady’s Bowl St. Petersburg will take place on Friday, December 21 at 7:30 p.m. ET. Conference USA will face an opponent from the Big East Conference at Tropicana Field in a game that will air on ESPN. The league continues its partnership with the Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl on Saturday, December 29. The Fort Worth, Texas-based bowl will celebrate its 10th anniversary this year when it returns to the completely-renovated Amon G. Carter Stadium on the TCU campus. C-USA will face an opponent from the Mountain West Conference in the game, which will be televised by ESPN at 10:45 a.m. CT. For the ninth time in the bowl’s 11-year history, C-USA will compete in the Sheraton Hawai’i Bowl on Monday, December 24 in Honolulu. The league’s representative will face a Mountain West Conference opponent in the game, which will kick off at 3 p.m. HT (8 p.m. ET) and be televised by ESPN. The third annual TicketCity Bowl will be played on Tuesday, January 1 at the historic Cotton Bowl in Dallas. Conference USA will again be part of this year’s game and will face an opponent from the Big Ten Conference in the contest. The league also has a secondary agreement to play in the fifth annual Military Bowl in Washington, D.C. if C-USA has a seventh bowl-eligible team and either the ACC or Army is unable to fill their spot. This year’s game will be played on Thursday, December 27 at 3 p.m. ET on ESPN. It is important to note that a Conference USA champion may qualify for the BowlChampionship Series if ranked in the BCS final Top 12 or, in the BCS Top 16 and ranked higher than a team which receives automatic qualification.

Fort Worth, Texas Date: December 29, 2012 • Time: 10:45 a.m. CST Stadium: Amon G. Carter Stadium (45,000) Network: ESPN Executive Director: Brant Ringler Phone: 817/810-0012 • FAX: 817/810-0252 Media Relations Director: Tim Simmons Phone: 303/678-8484 Website: www.armedforcesbowl.com Mailing Address: 505 Main Street, Suite 270, Fort Worth, TX 76102

R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl New Orleans, Louisiana Date: December 22, 2012 • Time: 11:00 a.m. CST Stadium: Mercedes-Benz Superdome (73,208) Network: ESPN Opponent: Sun Belt Conference Champion President/CEO: Jay Cicero Executive Director: Billy Ferrante Vice President, Communications: Sam Joffray Phone: 504/525-5678 • FAX: 504/529-1622 Website: www.neworleansbowl.org Mailing Address: 2020 St. Charles Avenue, 4th Floor, New Orleans, LA 70130

Beef O’Brady’s Bowl St. Petersburg St. Petersburg, Florida Date: December 21, 2012 • Time: 7:30 p.m. EST Stadium: Tropicana Field (43,000) Network: ESPN Opponent: Big East Selection Executive Director: Brett Dulaney Media Relations Directors: Jeff Kamis & Jack Heiling Website: www.stpetersburgbowl.com Mailing Address: 100 Second Avenue South, St. Petersburg, FL 33701

TicketCity Bowl Dallas, Texas Date: January 1, 2013 • Time: 11:00 a.m. CST Stadium: Cotton Bowl Stadium (92,158) Network: ESPNU President & CEO: Tom Starr Director of Corporate Sales: John Delley Phone: 972/444-2550 Website: www.ticketcitybowl.com Mailing Address: 222 W. Las Colinas Blvd. - Suite 1702, Irving, TX 75039

2012-13 C-USA Bowl Partners Auto Zone Liberty Bowl Memphis, Tennessee Date: December 31, 2012 • Time: 2:30 p.m. CST Stadium: Liberty Bowl Memorial (61,000) Network: ESPN • Opponent: SEC or Big East Selection Executive Director: Steve Ehrhart • President: Ray Pohlman Associate Executive Director: Harold Graeter Phone: 901/795-7700 • FAX: 901/795-7826 Website: www.autozonelibertybowl.org Mailing Address: 959 Ridgeway Loop Road, Suite 101 Memphis, TN 38118

Military Bowl Presented by Northrop Grumman Washington, D.C. (if Army or the ACC is unable to fill one of the spots) Date: December 27, 2012 • Time: 3:00 p.m. EST Stadium: RFK Stadium (52,000) Network: ESPN Opponent: Army or ACC Selection Executive Director: Steve Beck Phone: 202/785-BOWL Website: www.militarybowl.org Mailing Address: 1629 K St. NW, Suite 700, Washington, D.C. 20006

Sheraton Hawai’i Bowl Honolulu, Hawai’i Date: December 24, 2012 • Time: 3:00 p.m. HST Stadium: Aloha Stadium (50,000) • Network: ESPN Opponent: Moutain West Conference Selection Executive Director: Dave Matlin Phone: 808/523-3688 • FAX: 808/523-3712 Website: www.sheratonhawaiibowl.com Mailing Address: 841 Bishop Street - Suite 2100, Honolulu, Hawai’i 96813

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arrick McGee, who coordinated one of the nation’s most explosive offenses in recent seasons while on the staff at Arkansas, has put together a talented staff of coaches at UAB.

Reggie Johnson

Jimmy Williams

Anthony Blevins

Brandon Sharp

Reggie Johnson Defensive Coordinator/Linebackers Came to UAB after spending previous four seasons at Arkansas as the linebackers coach. He also made coaching stops at his alma mater Louisville (2003-07), UTEP (2001-02) and Alabama A&M (1997-2000). Jimmy Williams Assistant Head Coach/Defensive Line A former Nebraska great who spent 12 seasons in the NFL, Williams came to UAB after spending three years as the defensive coordinator and linebackers coach at the University at Buffalo. He also helped lead Buffalo to the 2008 MAC Championship. Anthony Blevins Cornerbacks A former UAB letterwinner at defensive back, Blevins returns to his alma mater after spending three seasons on the staff at Tennessee State. He also has collegiate coaching experience at Mississippi State (2005-07), UT Martin (2009) and Alabama State (1999). Brandon Sharp Safeties Sharp spent last season as a graduate assistant at Arkansas working with the defense. He played collegiately at Louisville and spent time in the NFL as a member of the Tennessee Titans and Chicago Bears.

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Jeff Brohm

Ron Sigler

Tyson Helton

John Peterson

Richard Owens

Jeff Brohm Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks A former collegiate player at Louisville who is known for his development of signal callers, Brohm joined the UAB staff after two seasons on the staff at Illinois. He spent seven years (1994-2000) as an NFL quarterback prior to getting into the coaching profession. Ron Sigler Wide Receivers A former UAB football letterman who spent the past two seasons as an assistant coach at Tennessee Tech under former Blazer head coach Watson Brown. Tyson Helton Running Backs/Recruiting Coordinator Spent three seasons at Conference USA member Memphis before coming to UAB in January of 2007. Helton is the only holdover from the previous coaching staff.

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John Peterson Offensive Line Spent the past eight years as an assistant coach on the staff at Ohio State, helping the Buckeyes to six consecutive Big Ten Conference championships. Richard Owens Tight Ends Begins his first season on the staff at UAB after spending two years as a graduate assistant at the University of Arkansas. A former NFL tight end. 1 9

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he Blazer football team is just one example of the UAB Athletic Department’s commitment to helping, serving and donating to the Birmingham community. UAB takes great pride in giving back to a community that gives so much to it. UAB football has stepped up as one of the leaders in community outreach, participating in a wide variety of projects and activities throughout the year. One of the Blazers’ continuing efforts is weekly visits to the Chil-

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dren’s Hospital during the spring. Every week, several players and coaches spend quality time with patients and families at the Children’s Hospital. Other community service ventures recently had included UAB’s Classroom Connection, volunteering at the Ronald McDonald House and joining with local radio station 95.7 to help clean up a Birmingham-area elementary school.

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served as an assistant on the staff since 2009. He spent two years as an assistant strength and conditioning coach for the Denver Broncos (2007-08). While there, Chandler worked with such standout performers as Jay Cutler, Brandon Marshall and Champ Bailey. Prior to joining the staff in Denver, Chandler was on the staff at the University of Minnesota, joining the Golden Gophers as a strength and conditioning assistant and speed coach in 2001 before being named co-head strength and conditioning coach in 2003. In 2004, Chandler was named the head strength and conditioning coach at Minnesota where he served until 2006. During his time with the Gophers, Chandler instructed 12 players who were selected

in the NFL Draft, including 2006 first-round draft choice Laurence Maroney and 2005 fourth-round selection Marion Barber III. Before going to Minnesota, Chandler spent a season with the Dallas Cowboys, serving as a strength and conditioning intern. Chandler and the Blazers spend a lot of their time in the bright and spacious weight room, which includes state-of-the-art equipment for weight training, stretching and conditioning workouts. Chandler and the staff use a variety of techniques to assist the Blazers in achieving maximum performance and potential. With a heavy emphasis on Olympic style weightlifting, the program concentrates on speed, power, and strength.

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2011 Fall graduate Caleb Thomas with football academic advisor Mary Kathryn Borland.

(L-R) Marsha and Don Hire, Mr. Charles J. Hoke and UAB Athletics Director Brian Mackin cut the ribbon on the new Academic Center in 2008.

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ssociate Athletic Director for Student their own growth and development while Services Danez M. Marrable-Lockhart receiving maximum support. The academic oversees a staff of eight full-time advisors, a unit’s goals are to prepare student-athletes learning specialist, reading and writing spe- for viable careers, to assist them in securing cialist and five assistants in the Don M. & degrees and to produce responsible citizens. The athletic advisors, in conjunction with Marsha Hoke Hire Student-Athlete Academic Center. Their mission is to provide the highest specific major advisors, work with studentquality of academic support, counseling and athletes on a regular basis on necessary guidance to UAB student-athletes by promot- requirements for their chosen degree. The ing academic excellence, self-responsibility, advisors also help plan class schedules, keeping in mind academic standing, practice, personal and professional growth. Marrable-Lockhart and her staff act as travel and competition schedules. In addition, athletic advisors regularly a liaison between the review the performance and class student-athlete, coach2011-12 C-USA attendance of all student-athletes es and UAB’s academCommissioner’s to help them keep on pace toward ic communities and Honor Roll graduation. ensures that student(Student-athletes achieving In addition, the Life Skills proathletes comply with cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better) gram is run through this office. academic rules estabAdam Arthur This NCAA program centers lished by the univerKennard Backman around the five commitments sity, the NCAA and T.J. Ballou (academics, athletics, personal Conference USA. The Jake Banta development, career developstaff also coordinates Spencer Baumhower ment and community service) academic programs Wesley Carter Bashr Coles and was created to support the designed to assist the Ryan Densmore student-athlete development inistudent-athletes in Jalen Hampton tiatives and enhance the quality acquiring a quality Stephen Herring of the student-athlete experience education as well as John Hix within the context of higher eduprograms to promote Lamar Johnson cation. personal and career Calvin Jones Finally, the Student-Athlete development. Taylor Klein Advisory Committee (SAAC) is UAB’s Student SerDrew Luker Hunter Mullins advised through the student services program wants to Hayden Naumann vices offices. This group, the make certain that stuJamie Onufrak ‘voice’ of the student-athletes, is dent-athletes succeed to Darrin Reaves composed of representatives from their highest academic Danny Volk each team. At UAB, this group ability. Inherent in the Chris Walton works to promote UAB athletprogram is the philosoShalin Waterford ics, organizes community service phy that student-athletes A.J. Wilson efforts, provides administration take responsibility for 2 4

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with the voice of the student-athletes and works to ensure student-athlete welfare and success in the Birmingham community. UAB’s commitment to academic excellence got a boost in the summer of 2008 with the completion of the Don M. & Marsha Hoke Hire Student-Athlete Academic Center. Under the direction of athletics director Brian Mackin, and with a generous donation from Don M. & Marsha Hoke Hire, UAB was able to completely renovate the academic center and provide first-class facilities to the Blazers’ student-athletes. Sitting in the middle of UAB’s athletic complexes, including Bartow Arena and the football practice facilities, the Hoke Hire Student-Athlete Academic Center serves as the home for overseeing the educational development and progress toward graduation for all student-athletes.


Don M. & Marsha Hoke Hire Student-Athlete Academic Center • Completed in the Summer of 2008 • Houses a director, a learning specialist, sevenfull-time advisors and five assistants • More than 50 tutors and mentors • Over 40 computers available for student use • Computer lab for general student use • Learning lab • Laptops for student-athlete checkout • Mentor meeting room • Nine small group and one-on-one tutor rooms Anthony Barnes with football academic advisor Greg Green at the 2011 Fall graduates reception.

• Five large group study areas • Staff conference room • Tutor/mentor resource library

Spring 2012 graduates: Back Row (L-R): Trey Ragland, D.A. Autry, Beas Hamga, TaRonda Randall, Meagan Brown, D.J. Reese. Front Row (L-R): Giorgia Romeo, Georgia Luch, Carolyn Polcari, Allison Young, Brittany DeFelice.

Danez Marrable Associate Athletic Director for Student Services

Greg Green Coordinator of Football Academics

Drew Barnette Academic Advisor

Mary Kathryn Borland Academic Advisor

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he Sports Medicine staff provides for all 16 varsity teams and 350 University of Alabama at Birmingham student-athletes with high quality health care. Student-athletes have access to the leading sports medicine and health care professionals. The Sports Medicine staff consists of team physicians, dentists, athletic trainers and a sports nutritionist. The daily care, prevention, evaluation and treatment of injuries is supervised by a staff of seven full-time and five graduate assistants that have been certified by the National Athletic Trainers Association (NATA) and licensed by the state of Alabama. The Sports Medicine program is under the direction of Mike Jones; his full-time athletic

Dr. Brenda Baumann

Team Physician

trainers are Melissa Adams, Laurie Fincher, Bryan Koch, Greg Mytyk, Daniel Springer and Jennifer Wallace. Graduate assistant trainers Seong Choi, Matt Fisher, Ellen Harris, Daniel Lindsay, Ian McComb and Logan Speicher complete the staff. Team physicians are affiliated with the acclaimed UAB Health System, health professional school and the UAB Sports Medicine.

Dr. William Garth

Dr. Marshall Crowther

Team Physician

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U.S. News & World Report and other national publications consistently rank UAB’s innovative programs and expert specialists among the best in America. The Medical Director of UAB Sports Medicine is Dr. William Garth, an orthopedic surgeon. He is responsible for all services provided to student-athletes. General medical care is provided by Dr. Brenda Baumann and Dr. Marshall Crowther. In the fall of 2008, the Wallace Building Athletic Training Room opened. The 9,000 square foot state-of-the-art facility offers the finest therapeutic modalities and rehabilitative equipment. It has an extensive collection of therapeutic and rehabilitation equipment including a BTE isokinetic testing machine and hydrotherapy tanks. The Wet Room features two free standing dualtank consoles that offer whole-body and extremity immersion in either warm or cold hydrotherapy. UAB has the largest dual-tank console that has a stainless steel tank with a capacity of 1,450 gallons of water and can accommodate up to 25 football studentathletes at a time. In addition to the Wallace Building Facility, auxiliary athletic training rooms are located in Bartow Arena and in Young Memorial Field.

Mike Jones

Assistant AD Athletic Training

Bryan Koch

Associate Athletic Trainer


In the fall semester, 2008, the Wallace Building Athletic Training Room opened its doors. UAB student-athletes began enjoying a brand-new, state of the art athletic training facility. The new 9,000 square foot center allows the athletic training staff to work more efficiently and gives the studentathletes a much more comfortable facility.

Melissa Adams Assistant Athletic Trainer

Greg Mytyk

Laurie Fincher

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Daniel Springer Assistant Athletic Trainer

Jen Wallace

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he state-of-the-art, $25 million Campus Recreation Center has covered all the bases. It boasts 18,000 square feet of weight and fitness space outfitted with all-new equiptment and a one-eighth-mile oval running track that juts out of the building, curving toward University Boulevard and 15th Street South to provide panoramic views of the campus. And just to make sure no one gets bored, planners added a five-story, rock-climbing wall. The facility features four basketball courts, five racquetball courts, one of which converts to a squash court and a multi-purpose court that can be used for indoor soccer, volleyball, floor hockey or badminton. There are also four aerobic rooms and a swimming pool with four lap lanes and leisure and physical rehabilitation areas. The handicap-accessible pool has many special features. A continuous current in the “lazy river” carries swimmers around the outer edge of the pool in inner tubes – the ride ends under a waterfall – or individuals can walk against the flow as a part of a physical rehabilitation program. For more intense resistance training, center members can use the “vortex,” a circular area within

the pool with forceful water jets. One of the four aerobics rooms is dedicated to spinning; the others host Pilates, general aerobics, yoga, step, and kickboxing classes along with other specialty offerings. The facility also includes the Kids Zone, a supervised area – equipped with toys, books, and movies – where parents can drop off children while they work out.

The center also has a juice bar, wireless internet access, and an Outdoor Pursuits Center that rents camping gear and leads backpacking, rafting, and skiing trips to desitnations around the United States. The first floor houses a wellness center that coordinates with UAB groups to offer nutritional counseling, body-fat measurements, personal training, and general fitness assessments.

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Birmingham The Magic City

The statue of Vulcan — Roman God of Fire and Iron — is the symbol of the city of Birmingham.

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ith a population of more than 230,000 (more than one million in the metropolitan area), Birmingham has a strong, diverse, service-oriented economy and is recognized as a Southeast leader. Founded shortly after the Civil War, Birmingham rapidly became known as “The Magic City” because of its phenomenal rate of industrial growth in its beginning. Its mountainous strata and forest surrounding the city are rich with ore

deposits, and it was that natural wealth that quickly transformed young Birmingham into a bustling steel metropolis. Today, Birmingham continues to earn the distinction, “The Magic City,” but this tribute is due to the city’s economic competitiveness, technological advancements and quality of life — offerings which are sought after by professionals with an eye toward the future. Birmingham has been recognized as one of America’s “Most Livable Cities” by the U.S. Conference of Mayors — as recently as 1993. Birmingham’s strategic location and diverse economy position the city as one of tremendous opportunity and growth. Centrally located and the largest municipality in Ala­bama, the city is home to a number of renowned individuals who have made an impression on the nation and the world in music and entertainment, education, medicine and sports, to name a few. There is never a lack of cultural entertainment in “The Magic City”. Dozens of neighborhood and city-wide festivals, museums, parks, sports competitions and much more provide unlimited activity and amusement. Residents and visitors to Birmingham enjoy the city’s recreational and historical attractions such as the Birmingham Zoo, Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Vulcan Park, Sloss Furnaces, Southern Museum of Flight and the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame.

Sports enthusiasts will never be at a loss for activity at the heart of the “Football Capital of the South.” UAB plays all of its home football games at historic Legion Field, which also was the site of preliminary round soccer matches at the 1996 Summer Olympic Games. Professional athletic teams in the area include the Class-AA Birmingham Barons (baseball). Several annual fests are held in Birmingham. The biggest is City Stages, held each spring in the downtown City Center. City Stages attracts nearly a quarter of a million people for a three-day weekend of unlimited music. All of this and more makes Birmingham “The Magic City” to residents and visitors year-round.

The Birmingham Civil Rights Museum stands as a reminder of the past and a beacon of hope for the future.

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2012 FOOTBALL 2012 Opponent SID Information Troy

Office Phone: (334) 670-3832

Fax: (334) 670-5665

Prendergast Cell: (334) 372-7032

Tine Davis Field House

Press Box Phone: (334) 670-3229

Football Contact:

Head Coach: Larry Blakeney

5000 Veterans Stadium Drive

E-mail: aprendergast@troy.edu

Adam Prendergast

Web site: www.troytrojans.com

South Carolina

Office Phone: (803) 777-5204

Fax: (803) 777-2967

Fink Cell: (803) 240-5268

1125 George Rogers Blvd.

Press Box Phone: (803) 777-2040

Football Contact:

Head Coach: Steve Spurrier

Columbia, SC 29208

E-mail: finksc@mailbox.sc.edu

Steve Fink

Web site: www.gamecocksonline.com

Ohio State

Office Phone: (614) 688-0343

Fax: (614) 292-8547

Emig Cell: (614) 203-2766

610 Fawcett Center

Press Box Phone: (614) 292-1812

Football Contact:

Head Coach: Urban Meyer

2400 Olentangy River Rd.

E-mail: emig.2@osu.edu

Jerry Emig

Web site: www.ohiostatebuckeyes.com

Troy, AL 36082

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Columbus, OH 43210 Tulsa

Office Phone: (918) 631-3200

Fax: (918) 631-3913

Tomkalski Cell: (918) 640-0683

800 South Tucker Dr.

Press Box Phone: (918) 631-5513

Football Contact:

Head Coach: Bill Blankenship

Tulsa, OK 74104-3189

E-Mail: donald-tomkalski@utulsa.edu

Don Tomkalski

Web site: www.tulsahurricane.com

Southeastern

Office Phone: (985) 549-2142

Fax: (985) 549-2443

Sullivan Cell: (985) 981-0009

Louisiana

Press Box Phone: (985) 549-3773

Football Contact:

Head Coach: Ron Roberts

SLU 10309

E-mail: rsullivan@selu.edu

Matt Sullivan

Web site: www.lionsports.net

Hammond, LA 70402 Houston

Office Phone: (713) 743-9404

Fax: (713) 743-9411

Cell: TBA

3100 Cullen Blvd., Suite 2008

Press Box Phone: (713) 743-0550

Football Contact:

Head Coach: Tony Levine

Houston, TX 77204-6002

E-Mail: TBA TBA Web site: www.uhcougars.com

East Carolina

Office Phone: (252) 737-4522

Fax: (252) 737-4528

McClellan Cell: (252) 414-0990

319 Ward Sports Medicine Bld.

Press Box Phone: (252) 737-4697

Football Contact:

Head Coach: Ruffin McNeill

Greenville, NC 27858

E-Mail: mcclellant@ecu.edu

Tom McClellan

Web site: www.ecupirates.com

Tulane

Office Phone: (504) 862-8240

Fax: (504) 865-5379

Dunaway Cell: (504) 452-2906

James W. Wilson, Jr. Center

Press Box Phone: (504) 558-5437

Football Contact:

Head Coach: Curtis Johnson

Ben Weiner Drive

E-Mail: roger@tulane.edu

Roger Dunaway

Web site: www.tulanegreenwave.com

Southern Miss

Office Phone: (601) 266-4503

Fax: (601) 266-4507

Duggan Cell: (601) 596-5637

118 College Ave., Box 5161

Press Box Phone: (601) 266-5523

Football Contact:

Head Coach: Ellis Johnson

Hattiesburg, MS 39406-0001

E-Mail: jack.duggan@usm.edu

Jack Duggan

Web site: www.southernmiss.com

Marshall

Office Phone: (304) 696-4660

Fax: (304) 696-2325

Corriher Cell: (740) 331-1497

P.O. Box 1360

Press Box Phone: (304) 696-6666

Football Contact:

Head Coach: Doc Holliday

Huntington, WV 25715

E-Mail: corriher@marshall.edu

Jason Corriher

Web site: www.herdzone.com

Memphis

Office Phone: (901) 678-2397

Fax: (901) 678-4134

Cell: (832) 969-1310

203 Athletic Office Building

Press Box Phone: (901) 272-0136

Football Contact:

Head Coach: Justin Fuente

Memphis, TN 38152

E-Mail: rmears@memphis.edu

Ron Mears

Web site: www.gotigersgo.com

New Orleans, LA 70118-5698

UCF

Office Phone: (407) 823-2409

Fax: (407) 823-5293

Ormiston Cell: (407) 920-1233

P.O. Box 163555

Press Box Phone: (407) 882-0386

Football Contact:

Head Coach: George O’Leary

Orlando, FL 32816

E-Mail: bormiston@athletics.ucf.edu

Brian Ormiston

Web site: www.ucfathletics.com

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2012 FOOTBALL 2012 Alphabetical Roster No. 45 20 12 39 54 86 58 47 89 6 73 48 21 11 19 81 43 56 68 29 72 93 25 96 32 7 31 63 18 35 9 62 33 71 24 4 78 98 3 8 92 53 75 16 8 83 57 84 74

Name Sam Accursio Dequindre Adams Nick Adams Colin Anderson Billy Autrey Kennard Backman Steven Banks Patrick Bastien Spencer Baumhower Joe Bento Cameron Blankenship Connor Boyett Kelton Brackett Austin Brown Devon Brown Rakayle Brown Marvin Burdette Roscoe Byrd Albert Calloway David Calloway Wesley Carter Jose Casanova Destin Challenger Jewel Christian Bashr Coles Ben Craft Tevin Crews Uneik Crumbley Jamarious Crusoe Grant Davis Jay Davis Ryan Densmore Lamarcus Farmer Justin Forehand Greg Franklin Jake Ganus Devon Gordon Aaron Green D’Andre Green Josh Greer Trey Grissett Austin Haigler Hisham Haqq Patrick Hearn Nyakki Height Stephen Herring John Hix Rickey Hrabowskie Chris Hubbard

Pos. TE CB WR PK OL TE LB LB WR QB OL DT CB QB CB WR LB DT OL RB OL DE LB DT RB QB LB OL SAF TE WR SN SAF OL RB SAF OL DT CB QB DE LB OL WR SAF WR OL WR OL

Ht. 6-1 5-10 6-2 5-10 6-2 6-3 6-0 6-3 6-1 6-2 6-4 6-5 5-11 6-1 5-11 5-8 5-11 6-3 6-0 5-8 6-4 6-2 5-11 6-2 5-11 6-2 6-2 6-3 6-0 6-4 6-1 6-1 5-11 6-6 5-11 6-2 6-4 6-3 5-11 6-4 6-5 6-3 6-4 6-1 6-2 6-1 6-2 6-1 6-4

Wt. 245 190 205 185 290 258 224 227 185 210 305 267 186 208 182 169 230 319 285 195 280 270 215 295 212 200 212 327 198 255 194 220 170 290 197 190 285 300 170 215 260 234 305 203 190 190 270 187 285

Class Sr./3L R-Fr./RS Sr./2L R-Fr./RS Jr./1L So./1L Jr./SQ Jr./2L R-Fr./RS Sr./1L Fr./HS Jr./2L Fr./HS R-Fr./RS Fr./HS So./SQ Sr./3L Fr./HS So./SQ Jr./SQ R-Fr./RS R-Fr./RS Fr./HS Jr./RS R-Fr./RS Fr./HS R-Fr./RS R-Fr./RS So./SQ Fr./HS So./1L Jr./SQ R-Fr./RS Fr./HS Jr./2L Fr./HS Fr./HS So./SQ Jr./JC Fr./HS So./1L R-Fr./RS Fr./HS Sr./3L Fr./HS Jr./1L So./1L Jr./1L Sr./3L U A B

Hometown (Last School Attended) Homestead, Fla. (South Dade HS) Columbus, Ga. (Carver HS) Walterboro, S.C. (Fort Scott CC) Stone Mountain, Ga. (Stephenson HS) Columbus, Miss. (East Mississippi CC) Austell, Ga. (Whitefield Academy) Birmingham, Ala. (Minor HS) Immokalee, Fla. (Immokalee HS) Fairhope, Ala. (Fairhope HS) The Woodlands, Texas (The Woodlands Christian Acad.) Alexander City, Ala. (Benjamin Russell HS) Danielsville, Ga. (Madison County HS) Mobile, Ala. (Blount HS) Flowery Branch, Ga. (Flowery Branch HS) Hoover, Ala. (Spain Park HS) Birmingham, Ala. (Minor HS) Batesville, Miss. (South Panola HS) Albany, Ga. (Albany HS) Irondale, Ala. (Shades Valley HS) Conyers, Ga. (Rockdale County HS) Purvis, Miss. (Purvis HS) Vestavia Hills, Ala. (Vestavia Hills HS) Hoover, Ala. (Spain Park HS) Osyka, Miss. (Southwest Mississippi CC) Tucker, Ga. (Tucker HS) Chelsea, Ala. (Briarwood Christian) Brent, Ala. (Bibb County HS) Americus, Ga. (Americus-Sumter HS) Midfield, Ala. (Midfield HS) Kingwood, Texas (Kingwood HS) Lilburn, Ga. (Parkview HS) Morris, Ala. (Mortimer Jordan HS) Pensacola, Fla. (West Florida Tech HS) Pelham, Ala. (Pelham HS) Marietta, Ga. (Marietta HS) Chelsea, Ala. (Chelsea HS) Gadsden, Ala. (Gadsden City HS) Indianapolis, Ind. (Miles College) Baltimore, Md. (Hartnell College) Arlington, Texas (Arlington HS) Warner Robins, Ga. (Houston County HS) Maplesville, Ala. (Isabella HS) Huntsville, Ala. (Grissom HS) Quitman, Miss. (Quitman HS) Marietta, Ga. (Osborne HS) Anniston, Ala. (Saks HS) Auburn, Ala. (Auburn HS) Hoover, Ala. (Hoover HS) Columbus, Ga. (Carver HS)

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2012 FOOTBALL 2012 Alphabetical Roster 60 46 4 99 6 11 38 42 61 10 23 2 87 30 17 55 27 36 70 1 41 76 89 51 23 79 14 26 80 7 82 49 5 28 52 77 95 85 65 22 90 37 91 14 34 15 44 50 13 18

Kaycee Ike Greg Irvin Dontavius Jackson Micky Jackson Lamar Johnson Calvin Jones Santonio Jones Shaq Jones Taylor Klein Vashon Landers Caleb Lester Ty Long Jordan Longoria Tamar Mickens Mike Miller Jontavious Morris D’Andre Mostella Hunter Mullins Hayden Naumann Jamarcus Nelson Landon Nolen Brian O’Leary Jamie Onufrak Jesse Parrish Michael Parrotta Cody Payne Jonathan Perry Larry Pettaway Steve Pickren Darius Powell Bud Pruitt Chris Rabb Darrin Reaves Cornelius Richards Shaquille Roberson Victor Salako Deric Scott Nolen Smith Dominic Sylvester D.J. Vinson Chris Walton Shalin Waterford Diaheem Watkins Cortez Webb Daniel White Jackie Williams Desmond Wills Daron Wright Teddy Wright Nyck Young

OL LB RB DT SAF SAF LB LB SN CB CB PK TE RB QB DT RB P OL WR SAF OL DE LB LB OL QB LB TE CB TE LB RB CB LB OL DT TE OL WR DE SAF DE SAF LB WR LB DE WR WR

6-5 5-11 5-10 6-1 6-2 5-10 5-11 6-3 5-11 6-1 5-10 6-2 6-4 5-10 6-2 6-2 5-8 6-3 6-5 5-11 5-9 6-2 6-6 6-0 6-3 6-6 6-2 6-2 6-4 5-10 6-3 5-10 5-10 6-1 6-4 6-6 6-3 6-3 6-4 5-10 6-3 5-11 6-4 6-2 6-2 5-11 6-0 6-2 6-0 6-2

293 218 214 320 205 187 220 200 220 175 190 188 215 200 195 295 188 195 280 160 178 290 257 220 232 275 210 210 245 181 255 220 210 179 220 315 285 205 315 194 260 190 258 189 234 190 215 271 170 180

Jr./1L Sr./3L Sr./1L So./1L Sr./1L Jr./1L Sr./SQ Fr./HS Sr./3L Fr./HS Jr./2L So./1L Jr./2L So./SQ R-Fr./RS Fr./HS Sr./1L So./SQ R-Fr./RS So./1L Sr./1L So./1L So./SQ Jr./SQ Fr./HS Sr./1L Jr./1L Fr./HS Fr./HS R-Fr./RS Jr./1L Fr./HS So./1L Sr./3L Fr./HS Fr./HS Jr./2L Jr./2L Jr./JC So./1L So./1L R-Fr./RS So./1L Jr./JC Sr./2L Jr./2L R-Fr./RS R-Fr./RS R-Fr./RS Fr./HS U A B

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Lawrenceville, Ga. (Central Gwinnett HS) Demopolis, Ala. (Demopolis HS) Franklin, Ga. (Georgia) Piedmont, Ala. (Piedmont HS) Pascagoula, Miss. (Mississippi Gulf Coast CC) Petal, Miss. (Copiah-Lincoln JC) Heidelberg, Miss. (Jones County JC) Lanett, Ala. (Lanett HS) Lexington, Ky. (Paul L. Dunbar HS) Opelika, Ala. (Opelika HS) Atlanta, Ga. (Douglass HS) Roswell, Ga. (Roswell HS) Atlanta, Ga. (St. Pius X HS) Birmingham, Ala. (Spain Park HS) West Palm Beach, Fla. (The King’s Academy) Albany, Ga. (Albany, HS) Danville, Va. (UVa-Wise) Tallassee, Ala. (Tallassee HS) Decatur, Ala. (Decatur HS) Midfield, Ala. (Midfield HS) Pleasant Grove, Ala. (North Alabama) Sarasota, Fla. (Venice HS) Sarasota, Fla. (Out of Door Academy) Wetumpka, Ala. (Wetumpka HS) Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. (Ponte Vedra HS) West Palm Beach, Fla. (Butler County CC) Baltimore, Md. (Dunbar HS) Eight Mile, Ala. (Blount HS) Pell City, Ala. (Pell City HS) Foley, Ala. (Foley HS) Theodore, Ala. (Theodore HS) Hueytown, Ala. (Hueytown HS) Birmingham, Ala. (Clay-Chalkville HS) Northport, Ala. (Tuscaloosa County HS) Camp Hill, Ala. (Reeltown HS) Huntsville, Ala. (Grissom HS) Atlanta, Ga. (Carver HS) Oneonta, Ala. (Oneonta HS) Horseheads, N.Y. (Alfred State College) Clay, Ala. (Clay-Chalkville HS) Atlanta, Ga. (Grady HS) Harvest, Ala. (Sparkman HS) Brent, Ala. (Bibb County HS) Wichita, Kan. (Butler County CC) Apopka, Fla. (Hargrave Military Institute) Prichard, Ala. (Vigor HS) Lincoln, Ala. (Lincoln HS) Atlanta, Ga. (Grady HS) Lakeland, Fla. (Lakeland HS) Homewood, Ala. (Homewood HS)


2012 FOOTBALL 2012 Numerical Roster No. 1 2 3 4 4 5 6 6 7 7 8 8 9 10 11 11 12 13 14 14 15 16 17 18 18 19 20 21 22 23 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 41 42

Name Jamarcus Nelson Ty Long D’Andre Green Jake Ganus Dontavius Jackson Darrin Reaves Joe Bento Lamar Johnson Ben Craft Darius Powell Josh Greer Nyakki Height Jay Davis Vashon Landers Austin Brown Calvin Jones Nick Adams Teddy Wright Jonathan Perry Cortez Webb Jackie Williams Patrick Hearn Mike Miller Jamarious Crusoe Nyck Young Devon Brown Dequindre Adams Kelton Brackett D.J. Vinson Caleb Lester Michael Parrotta Greg Franklin Destin Challenger Larry Pettaway D’Andre Mostella Cornelius Richards David Calloway Tamar Mickens Tevin Crews Bashr Coles Lamarcus Farmer Daniel White Grant Davis Hunter Mullins Shalin Waterford Santonio Jones Colin Anderson Landon Nolen Shaq Jones

Pos. WR PK CB SAF RB RB QB SAF QB CB QB SAF WR CB QB SAF WR WR QB SAF WR WR QB SAF WR CB CB CB WR CB LB RB LB LB RB CB RB RB LB RB SAF LB TE P SAF LB PK SAF LB

Ht. 5-11 6-2 5-11 6-2 5-10 5-10 6-2 6-2 6-2 5-10 6-4 6-2 6-1 6-1 6-1 5-10 6-2 6-0 6-2 6-2 5-11 6-1 6-2 6-0 6-2 5-11 5-10 5-11 5-10 5-10 6-3 5-11 5-11 6-2 5-8 6-1 5-8 5-10 6-2 5-11 5-11 6-2 6-4 6-3 5-11 5-11 5-10 5-9 6-3

Wt. 160 188 170 190 214 210 210 205 200 181 215 190 194 175 208 187 205 170 210 189 190 203 195 198 180 182 190 186 194 190 232 197 215 210 188 179 195 200 212 212 170 234 255 195 190 220 185 178 200

Class So./1L So./1L Jr./JC Fr./HS Sr./1L So./1L Sr./1L Sr./1L Fr./HS R-Fr./RS Fr./HS Fr./HS So./1L Fr./HS R-Fr./RS Jr./1L Sr./2L R-Fr./RS Jr./1L Jr./JC Jr./2L Sr./3L R-Fr./RS So./SQ Fr./HS Fr./HS R-Fr./RS Fr./HS So./1L Jr./2L Fr./HS Jr./2L Fr./HS Fr./HS Sr./1L Sr./3L Jr./SQ So./SQ R-Fr./RS R-Fr./RS R-Fr./RS Sr./2L Fr./HS So./SQ R-Fr./RS Sr./SQ R-Fr./RS Sr./1L Fr./HS U A B

Hometown (Last School Attended) Midfield, Ala. (Midfield HS) Roswell, Ga. (Roswell HS) Baltimore, Md. (Hartnell College) Chelsea, Ala. (Chelsea HS) Franklin, Ga. (Georgia) Birmingham, Ala. (Clay-Chalkville HS) The Woodlands, Texas (The Woodlands Christian Acad.) Pascagoula, Miss. (Mississippi Gulf Coast CC) Chelsea, Ala. (Briarwood Christian) Foley, Ala. (Foley HS) Arlington, Texas (Arlington HS) Marietta, Ga. (Osborne HS) Lilburn, Ga. (Parkview HS) Opelika, Ala. (Opelika HS) Flowery Branch, Ga. (Flowery Branch HS) Petal, Miss. (Copiah-Lincoln JC) Walterboro, S.C. (Fort Scott CC) Lakeland, Fla. (Lakeland HS) Baltimore, Md. (Dunbar HS) Wichita, Kan. (Butler County CC) Prichard, Ala. (Vigor HS) Quitman, Miss. (Quitman HS) West Palm Beach, Fla. (The King’s Academy) Midfield, Ala. (Midfield HS) Homewood, Ala. (Homewood HS) Hoover, Ala. (Spain Park HS) Columbus, Ga. (Carver HS) Mobile, Ala. (Blount HS) Clay, Ala. (Clay-Chalkville HS) Atlanta, Ga. (Douglass HS) Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. (Ponte Vedra HS) Marietta, Ga. (Marietta HS) Hoover, Ala. (Spain Park HS) Eight Mile, Ala. (Blount HS) Danville, Va. (UVa-Wise) Northport, Ala. (Tuscaloosa County HS) Conyers, Ga. (Rockdale County HS) Birmingham, Ala. (Spain Park HS) Brent, Ala. (Bibb County HS) Tucker, Ga. (Tucker HS) Pensacola, Fla. (West Florida Tech HS) Apopka, Fla. (Hargrave Military Institute) Kingwood, Texas (Kingwood HS) Tallassee, Ala. (Tallassee HS) Harvest, Ala. (Sparkman HS) Heidelberg, Miss. (Jones County JC) Stone Mountain, Ga. (Stephenson HS) Pleasant Grove, Ala. (North Alabama) Lanett, Ala. (Lanett HS)

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2012 FOOTBALL 2012 Numerical Roster 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 60 61 62 63 65 68 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 89 89 90 91 92 93 95 96 98 99

Marvin Burdette Desmond Wills Sam Accursio Greg Irvin Patrick Bastien Connor Boyett Chris Rabb Daron Wright Jesse Parrish Shaquille Roberson Austin Haigler Billy Autrey Jontavious Morris Roscoe Byrd John Hix Steven Banks Kaycee Ike Taylor Klein Ryan Densmore Uneik Crumbley Dominic Sylvester Albert Calloway Hayden Naumann Justin Forehand Wesley Carter Cameron Blankenship Chris Hubbard Hisham Haqq Brian O’Leary Victor Salako Devon Gordon Cody Payne Steve Pickren Rakayle Brown Bud Pruitt Stephen Herring Rickey Hrabowskie Nolen Smith Kennard Backman Jordan Longoria Spencer Baumhower Jamie Onufrak Chris Walton Diaheem Watkins Trey Grissett Jose Casanova Deric Scott Jewel Christian Aaron Green Micky Jackson

LB LB TE LB LB DT LB DE LB LB LB OL DT DT OL LB OL SN SN OL OL OL OL OL OL OL OL OL OL OL OL OL TE WR TE WR WR TE TE TE WR DE DE DE DE DE DT DT DT DT

5-11 6-0 6-1 5-11 6-3 6-5 5-10 6-2 6-0 6-4 6-3 6-2 6-2 6-3 6-2 6-0 6-5 5-11 6-1 6-3 6-4 6-0 6-5 6-6 6-4 6-4 6-4 6-4 6-2 6-6 6-4 6-6 6-4 5-8 6-3 6-1 6-1 6-3 6-3 6-4 6-1 6-6 6-3 6-4 6-5 6-2 6-3 6-2 6-3 6-1

230 215 245 218 227 267 220 271 220 220 234 290 295 319 270 224 293 220 220 327 315 285 280 290 280 305 285 305 290 315 285 275 245 169 255 190 187 205 258 215 185 257 260 258 260 270 285 295 300 320

Sr./3L R-Fr./RS Sr./3L Sr./3L Jr./2L Jr./2L Fr./HS R-Fr./RS Jr./SQ Fr./HS R-Fr./RS Jr./1L Fr./HS Fr./HS So./1L Jr./SQ Jr./1L Sr./3L Jr./SQ R-Fr./RS Jr./JC So./SQ R-Fr./RS Fr./HS R-Fr./RS Fr./HS Sr./3L Fr./HS So./1L Fr./HS Fr./HS Sr./1L Fr./HS So./SQ Jr./1L Jr./1L Jr./1L Jr./2L So./1L Jr./2L R-Fr./RS So./SQ So./1L So./1L So./1L R-Fr./RS Jr./2L Jr./RS So./SQ So./1L U A B

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2012 FOOTBALL Roster Breakdown Starters Returning (13)

Lettermen Lost (24)

Offense (7) WR Nick Adams, TE Kennard Backman, RB Greg Franklin, WR Patrick Hearn, OL Chris Hubbard, QB Jonathan Perry, WR Jackie Williams

Offense (9) Wide Receivers — Freddie Moore Offensive Linemen — Greg Calhoun, Terence Edge, Matt McCants, Darion Smith, Caleb Thomas Tight Ends — Danny Volk Quarterbacks — Bryan Ellis Running Backs — Pat Shed

Defense (4) DE Connor Boyett, LB Marvin Burdette, LB Greg Irvin, DE Diaheem Watkins

Defense (14) Defensive Linemen — Adam Arthur, Elliott Henigan, Tyler Peppers, Jestin Williams Linebackers — D.A. Autry, Drew Luker, Lamanski Ware Cornerbacks — T.J. Ballou, Marquis Coleman, Terrell Springs Safeties — Jamie Bender, Johnny Cockrell, Chase Daniel, Andre Hicks

Specialists (2) SN Taylor Klein, PK Ty Long

Starters Lost (12) Offense (4) OL Matt McCants, OL Terence Edge, C Darion Smith, OL Caleb Thomas Defense (7) DT Adam Arthur, CB T.J. Ballou, SAF Jamie Bender, CB Marquis Coleman, DT Elliott Henigan, SAF Andre Hicks, LB Lamanski Ware

Specialists (1) P Trey Ragland

Other Returnees (33) Offense (13) WR Spencer Baumhower, WR Rakayle Brown, QB Austin Brown, OL Albert Calloway, RB David Calloway, OL Wesley Carter, RB Bashr Coles, OL Uneik Crumbley, RB Tamar Mickens, QB Mike Miller, OL Hayden Naumann, OL Cody Payne*, WR Teddy Wright

Specialists (1) P Trey Ragland Lettermen Returning (40) Offense (24) Wide Receivers — Nick Adams, Jay Davis, Patrick Hearn, Stephen Herring, Rickey Hrabowskie, Jamarcus Nelson, D.J. Vinson, Jackie Williams Offensive Linemen — Billy Autrey, John Hix, Chris Hubbard, Kaycee Ike, Brian O’Leary Tight Ends — Sam Accursio, Kennard Backman, Jordan Longoria, Bud Pruitt, Nolen Smith Quarterbacks — Joe Bento, Jonathan Perry Running Backs — Greg Franklin, Dontavius Jackson, D’Andre Mostella, Darrin Reaves Defense (14) Defensive Linemen — Connor Boyett, Trey Grissett, Micky Jackson, Deric Scott, Chris Walton, Diaheem Watkins Linebackers — Patrick Bastien, Marvin Burdette, Greg Irvin Cornerbacks — Caleb Lester, Cornelius Richards Safeties — Lamar Johnson, Calvin Jones, Landon Nolen

Defense (17) CB Dequindre Adams, LB Steven Banks, DE Jose Casanova, DT Jewel Christian, LB Tevin Crews, SAF Jamarious Crusoe, SAF Lamarcus Farmer, DT Aaron Green, LB Austin Haigler, LB Santonio Jones, DE Jamie Onufrak, LB Jesse Parrish, CB Darius Powell, SAF Shalin Waterford, LB Daniel White*, LB Desmond Wills, DE Daron Wright Specialists (3) PK Colin Anderson, SN Ryan Densmore, P Hunter Mullins * Lettered in 2010 but not 2011.

Specialists (2) SN Taylor Klein, PK Ty Long

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Micky Jackson Ty Long Tamar Mickens Hunter Mullins Jamarcus Nelson Brian O’Leary Jamie Onufrak Darrin Reaves D.J. Vinson Chris Walton Diaheem Watkins

Juniors (23) OL Billy Autrey LB Steven Banks LB Patrick Bastien DT Connor Boyett RB David Calloway DT Jewel Christian SN Ryan Densmore RB Greg Franklin CB D’Andre Green WR Stephen Herring WR Rickey Hrabowskie OL Kaycee Ike SAF Calvin Jones CB Caleb Lester TE Jordan Longoria LB Jesse Parrish QB Jonathan Perry TE Bud Pruitt DT Deric Scott TE Nolen Smith OL Dominic Sylvester SAF Cortez Webb WR Jackie Williams

The 2012 Blazers By Class Class Offense Defense Specialists Total True Freshmen 10 13 0 23 Redshirt Freshmen 8 9 1 18 Sophomores 10 7 2 19 Juniors 12 10 1 23 Seniors 8 7 1 16 Totals 48 46 5 99 Pronunciation Guide Kennard Backman Connor Boyett Devon Brown Rakayle Brown Bashr Coles Uneik Crumbley Jake Ganus Devon Gordon Trey Grissett Hisham Haqq Nyakki Height Rickey Hrabowskie Dontavious Jackson Vashon Landers Jontavious Morris D’Andre Mostella Jamie Onufrak Michael Parrotta Victor Salako Shalin Waterford Diaheem Watkins Daron Wright

Seniors (16) TE Sam Accursio WR Nick Adams QB Joe Bento LB Marvin Burdette WR Patrick Hearn OL Chris Hubbard LB Greg Irvin RB Dontavius Jackson SAF Lamar Johnson LB Santonio Jones SN Taylor Klein RB D’Andre Mostella SAF Landon Nolen OL Cody Payne CB Cornelius Richards LB Daniel White 4 1

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Alabama (19) Metro-Birmingham LB Steven Banks . . . . . . . . . Birmingham CB Devon Brown . . . . . . . . . . . . Hoover WR Rakayle Brown . . . . . . . Birmingham OL Albert Calloway . . . . . . . . . . Irondale DE Jose Casanova . . . . . . . Vestavia Hills LB Destin Challenger . . . . . . . . . Hoover QB Ben Craft . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Chelsea SAF Jamarious Crusoe . . . . . . . . Midfield SN Ryan Densmore . . . . . . . . . . . . Morris OL Justin Forehand . . . . . . . . . . . Pelham SAF Jake Ganus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Chelsea WR Rickey Hrabowskie . . . . . . . . Hoover RB Tamar Mickens . . . . . . . Birmingham WR Jamarcus Nelson . . . . . . . . . Midfield SAF Landon Nolen . . . . . . Pleasant Grove LB Chris Rabb . . . . . . . . . . . . Hueytown RB Darrin Reaves . . . . . . . . Birmingham WR D.J. Vinson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Clay WR Nyck Young . . . . . . . . . . Homewood Rest of Alabama (28) WR Spencer Baumhower . . . . . . Fairhope OL Cameron Blankenship . . Alexander City CB Kelton Brackett . . . . . . . . . . . Mobile LB Tevin Crews . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Brent OL Devon Gordon . . . . . . . . . . Gadsden LB Austin Haigler . . . . . . . . . Maplesville OL Hisham Haqq . . . . . . . . . . Huntsville WR Stephen Herring . . . . . . . . . Anniston OL John Hix . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Auburn LB Greg Irvin . . . . . . . . . . . . Demopolis DT Micky Jackson . . . . . . . . . . . Piedmont

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Shaq Jones . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lanett Vashon Landers . . . . . . . . . . . Opelika Hunter Mullins . . . . . . . . . . Tallassee Hayden Naumann . . . . . . . . . Decatur Jesse Parrish . . . . . . . . . . Wetumpka Larry Pettaway . . . . . . . . . . Eight Mile Steve Pickren . . . . . . . . . . . . Pell City Darius Powell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Foley Bud Pruitt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Theodore Cornelius Richards . . . . . . Northport Shaquille Roberson . . . . . . Camp Hill Victor Salako . . . . . . . . . . . Huntsville Nolen Smith . . . . . . . . . . . . Oneonta Shalin Waterford . . . . . . . . . . Harvest Diaheem Watkins . . . . . . . . . . . Brent Jackie Williams . . . . . . . . . . Prichard Desmond Wills . . . . . . . . . . . Lincoln

Florida (10) TE Sam Accursio . . . . . . . . . Homestead LB Patrick Bastien . . . . . . . . . Immokalee SAF Lamarcus Farmer . . . . . . . . Pensacola QB Mike Miller . . . . . . West Palm Beach OL Brian O’Leary . . . . . . . . . . . . Sarasota DE Jamie Onufrak . . . . . . . . . . . . Sarasota LB Michael Parrotta . Ponte Vedra Beach OL Cody Payne . . . . . . West Palm Beach LB Daniel White . . . . . . . . . . . . . Apopka WR Teddy Wright . . . . . . . . . . . Lakeland Georgia (23) CB Dequindre Adams . . . . . . . Columbus PK Colin Anderson . . . . . Stone Mountain TE Kennard Backman . . . . . . . . . . Austell DT Connor Boyett . . . . . . . . . Danielsville 4 2

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Austin Brown . . . . . . Flowery Branch Roscoe Byrd . . . . . . . . . . . . . Albany David Calloway . . . . . . . . . . Conyers Bashr Coles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tucker Uneik Crumbley . . . . . . . . . Americus Jay Davis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lilburn Greg Franklin . . . . . . . . . . . . Marietta Trey Grissett . . . . . . . Warner Robins Nyakki Height . . . . . . . . . . . . Marietta Chris Hubbard . . . . . . . . . . Columbus Kaycee Ike . . . . . . . . . . Lawrenceville Dontavius Jackson . . . . . . . . . Franklin Caleb Lester . . . . . . . . . . . . . Atlanta Ty Long . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Roswell Jordan Longoria . . . . . . . . . . . Atlanta Jontavious Morris . . . . . . . . . Albany Deric Scott . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Atlanta Chris Walton . . . . . . . . . . . . . Atlanta Daron Wright . . . . . . . . . . . . Atlanta

Indiana (1) DT Aaron Green . . . . . . . . . Indianapolis Kansas (1) SAF Cortez Webb . . . . . . . . . . . . . Wichita Kentucky (1) SN Taylor Klein . . . . . . . . . . . . Lexington Maryland (2) CB D’Andre Green . . . . . . . . . Baltimore QB Jonathan Perry . . . . . . . . . . Baltimore Mississippi (8) OL Billy Autrey . . . . . . . . . . . . Columbus LB Marvin Burdette . . . . . . . . . Batesville OL Wesley Carter . . . . . . . . . . . . . Purvis DT Jewel Christian . . . . . . . . . . . . Osyka WR Patrick Hearn . . . . . . . . . . . Quitman SAF Lamar Johnson . . . . . . . . Pascagoula SAF Calvin Jones . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Petal LB Santonio Jones . . . . . . . . . Heidelberg New York (1) OL Dominic Sylvester . . . . . . Horseheads South Carolina (1) WR Nick Adams . . . . . . . . . . Walterboro Texas (3) QB Joe Bento . . . . . . . . . . The Woodlands TE Grant Davis . . . . . . . . . . . . Kingwood QB Josh Greer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Arlington Virginia (1) RB D’Andre Mostella . . . . . . . . Danville


2012 FOOTBALL Roster By Position Quarterbacks No. Name 6 Joe Bento 11 Austin Brown 7 Ben Craft 8 Josh Greer 17 Mike Miller 14 Jonathan Perry

Class Senior R-Freshman Freshman Freshman R-Freshman Junior

Exp. 1L RS HS HS RS 1L

Ht. 6-2 6-1 6-2 6-4 6-2 6-2

Wt. 210 208 200 215 195 210

Running Backs No. Name 29 David Calloway 32 Bashr Coles 24 Greg Franklin 4 Dontavius Jackson 30 Tamar Mickens 27 D’Andre Mostella 5 Darrin Reaves

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Ht. 5-8 5-11 5-11 5-10 5-10 5-8 5-10

Wt. 195 212 197 214 200 188 210

Wide Receivers No. Name 12 Nick Adams 89 Spencer Baumhower 81 Rakayle Brown 9 Jay Davis 16 Patrick Hearn 83 Stephen Herring 84 Rickey Hrabowskie 1 Jamarcus Nelson 22 D.J. Vinson 15 Jackie Williams 13 Teddy Wright 18 Nyck Young

Class Senior R-Freshman Sophomore Sophomore Senior Junior Junior Sophomore Sophomore Junior R-Freshman Freshman

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Ht. 6-2 6-1 5-8 6-1 6-1 6-1 6-1 5-11 5-10 5-11 6-0 6-2

Wt. 205 185 169 194 203 190 187 160 194 190 170 180

Tight Ends No. Name 45 Sam Accursio 86 Kennard Backman 35 Grant Davis 87 Jordan Longoria 80 Steve Pickren 82 Bud Pruitt 85 Nolen Smith

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Ht. 6-1 6-3 6-4 6-4 6-4 6-3 6-3

Wt. 245 258 255 215 245 255 205

Offensive Linemen No. Name 54 Billy Autrey 73 Cameron Blankenship 68 Albert Calloway 72 Wesley Carter 63 Uneik Crumbley 71 Justin Forehand 78 Devon Gordon 75 Hisham Haqq 57 John Hix 74 Chris Hubbard 60 Kaycee Ike 70 Hayden Naumann 76 Brian O’Leary 79 Cody Payne 77 Victor Salako 65 Dominic Sylvester

Class Junior Freshman Sophomore R-Freshman R-Freshman Freshman Freshman Freshman Sophomore Senior Junior R-Freshman Sophomore Senior Freshman Junior

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Ht. 6-2 6-4 6-0 6-4 6-3 6-6 6-4 6-4 6-2 6-4 6-5 6-5 6-2 6-6 6-6 6-4

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Defensive Linemen No. Name 48 Connor Boyett 56 Roscoe Byrd 93 Jose Casanova 96 Jewel Christian 98 Aaron Green 92 Trey Grissett 99 Micky Jackson 55 Jontavious Morris 89 Jamie Onufrak 95 Deric Scott 90 Chris Walton 91 Diaheem Watkins 50 Daron Wright

Class Junior Freshman R-Freshman Junior Sophomore Sophomore Sophomore Freshman Sophomore Junior Sophomore Sophomore R-Freshman

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Ht. 6-5 6-3 6-2 6-2 6-3 6-5 6-1 6-2 6-6 6-3 6-3 6-4 6-2

Wt. 267 319 270 295 300 260 320 295 257 285 260 258 271

Linebackers No. Name 58 Steven Banks 47 Patrick Bastien 43 Marvin Burdette 25 Destin Challenger 31 Tevin Crews 53 Austin Haigler 46 Greg Irvin 38 Santonio Jones 42 Shaq Jones 51 Jesse Parrish 23 Michael Parrotta 26 Larry Pettaway 49 Chris Rabb 52 Shaquille Roberson 34 Daniel White 44 Desmond Wills

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Ht. 6-0 6-3 5-11 5-11 6-2 6-3 5-11 5-11 6-3 6-0 6-3 6-2 5-10 6-4 6-2 6-0

Wt. 224 227 230 215 212 234 218 220 200 220 232 210 220 220 234 215

Defensive Backs No. Name 20 Dequindre Adams 21 Kelton Brackett 19 Devon Brown 18 Jamarious Crusoe 33 Lamarcus Farmer 4 Jake Ganus 3 D’Andre Green 8 Nyakki Height 6 Lamar Johnson 11 Calvin Jones 10 Vashon Landers 23 Caleb Lester 41 Landon Nolen 7 Darius Powell 28 Cornelius Richards 37 Shalin Waterford 14 Cortez Webb

Class R-Freshman Freshman Freshman Sophomore R-Freshman Freshman Junior Freshman Senior Junior Freshman Junior Senior R-Freshman Senior R-Freshman Junior

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Ht. 5-10 5-11 5-11 6-0 5-11 6-2 5-11 6-2 6-2 5-10 6-1 5-10 5-9 5-10 6-1 5-11 6-2

Wt. 190 186 182 198 170 190 170 190 205 187 175 190 178 181 179 190 189

Specialists No. Name 39 Colin Anderson 62 Ryan Densmore 61 Taylor Klein 2 Ty Long 36 Hunter Mullins

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“X” WR

12 - Nick Adams, 6-2, 205, Sr. OR 16 - Patrick Hearn, 6-1, 203, Sr.

DE

91 - Diaheem Watkins, 6-4, 258, So. 50 - Daron Wright, 6-2, 271, R-Fr.

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74 - Chris Hubbard, 6-4, 285, Sr. 72 - Wesley Carter, 6-4, 280, R-Fr.

DT

48 - Connor Boyett, 6-5, 267, Jr. OR 96 - Jewel Christian, 6-2, 295, Jr.

QG

79 - Cody Payne, 6-6, 275, Sr. 63 - Uneik Crumbley - 6-3, 327, R-Fr.

NT

95 - Deric Scott, 6-3, 285, Jr. OR 99 - Micky Jackson - 6-1, 320, So.

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57 - John Hix, 6-2, 270, So. 54 - Billy Autrey, 6-2, 290, Jr.

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90 - Chris Walton - 6-3, 260, So. OR 92 - Trey Grissett - 6-5, 260, So.

SG

76 - Brian O’Leary, 6-2, 290, So. 70 - Hayden Naumann, 6-5, 280, R-Fr.

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46 - Greg Irvin, 5-11, 218, Sr. 30 - Tevin Crews, 6-2, 212, R-Fr.

ST

60 - Kaycee Ike, 6-5, 293, Jr. 68 - Albert Calloway, 6-0, 285, So.

MLB

43 - Marvin Burdette, 5-11, 230, Sr. 67 - Jesse Parrish, 6-0, 220, Jr.

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86 - Kennard Backman, 6-3, 258, So. 82 - Bud Pruitt, 6-3, 255, Jr.

WLB

47 - Patrick Bastien, 6-3, 227, Jr. 38 - Santonio Jones, 5-11 220, Sr.

QB

14 - Jonathan Perry, 6-2, 210, Jr. 8 - Josh Greer, 6-4, 215, Fr. OR 11 - Austin Brown, 6-1, 208, R-Fr.

CB

23 - Caleb Lester, 5-10, 175, Jr. 20 - Dequindre Adams, 5-10, 190, R-Fr.

RB

24 - Greg Franklin, 5-11, 197, Jr. 32 - Bashr Coles, 5-11, 212, R-Fr. OR 4 - Dontavius Jackson, 5-10, 214, Sr. OR 33 - Darrin Reaves, 5-10, 210, So.

SS

6 - Lamar Johnson, 6-2, 205, Sr. OR 11 - Calvin Jones, 5-10, 187, Jr.

FS

14 - Cortez Webb, 6-2, 189, Jr. 37 - Shalin Waterford, 5-11, 190, R-Fr.

F

45 - Sam Accursio, 6-1, 245, Sr. 82 - Bud Pruitt, 6-3, 255, Jr.

CB

28 - Cornelius Richards, 6-1, 179, Sr. 7 - Darius Powell, 5-10, 181, R-Fr.

T

85 - Nolen Smith, 6-3, 205, Jr. 87 - Jordan Longoria, 6-4, 215, Jr.

“W” WR

9 - Jay Davis, 6-1, 194, So. 22 - D.J. Vinson, 5-10, 194, So.

“Z” WR

1 - Jamarcus Nelson, 5-11, 160, So. OR 15 - Jackie Williams, 5-11, 190, Jr.

Special Teams PK

94 - Ty Long, 6-2, 188, So.

H 6 - Joe Bento, 6-2, 210, Sr.

P

36 - Hunter Mullins, 6-3, 195, So.

PR

15 - Jackie Williams - 5-11, 190, Jr. 1 - Jamarcus Nelson - 5-11, 160, So.

SN

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2012 FOOTBALL 2012 Blazers Outlook Excitement At A High As Blazers Begin New Era Under Coach Garrick McGee

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offense last season, averaging 301 yards per game. A year earlier, the Razorbacks passed for an average of 334 yards each contest. More importantly, Arkansas converted those yards into points at a highoctane clip as the McGee-led offense averaged better than 36 points per game in each of the past two seasons. Combine McGee’s offensive expertise with a UAB offensive unit that returns virtually all of its skill personnel and one can see why Blazer fans are excited about what they hope to see on the field this fall. It took awhile last season for UAB’s offense to finally click, but once the Blazers hit their stride, they were a difficult bunch to slow down. In the final three games of the season, UAB’s offense lit up the scoreboard at 37 points per game and averaged nearly 470 yards on offense. Offense There is no doubt the biggest questions looming for the Blazers on offense as they begin the 2012 season concern how quickly the line can progress. After all, UAB lost four of five starters up front, including firstU A B

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team all-conference tackle and NFL draft pick Matt McCants. But while the line must perform for the Blazers to be successful, one can’t help by be impressed with the depth UAB returns in the backfield and at receiver. And quarterback Jonathan Perry (6-2, 210, Jr.) is back with eight starting assignments under his belt.

Quarterback Perry entered last season without any collegiate experience and expectations were that he might play only sparingly during the 2011 campaign. However, after injuries to Bryan Ellis ended the senior signal-caller’s season prematurely, Perry entered the picture and emerged rather quickly. Starting eight games, he finished the season with 2,042 passing yards as he hit 58 percent of his passes. Perry averaged 280 yards and tossed seven of the 10 touchdown passes he had on the season in the final three games alone. Against Memphis, he turned in one of the top passing performances in Blazer history as he passed for 410 yards and four touchdowns.


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Jonathan Perry is a dual threat quarterback who was thrust into action in 2011 due to injuries to Bryan Ellis. Perry made eight starts and passed for 2,042 yards. But Perry’s offensive skills are not only limited to the passing game. He’s also an adept and elusive running quarterback. Last season, the Baltimore, Md. native ran for 294 yards and three touchdowns. McGee and offensive coordinator/QBs coach Jeff Brohm have a history of developing quarterbacks and will only enhance what Perry brings to the table.

Who will back up Perry entering the season is another question. A pair of freshmen, one who sat out last season as a redshirt and the other who only enrolled in January, came out of spring practice as co-No. 2s at the position. Josh Greer (6-4, 215, Fr.) enrolled early at UAB and went through spring practice after finishing an outstanding career at Arlington (Texas) High School. Austin Brown (6-1, 208, R-Fr.), like Greer, will be looking for his first experience at the collegiate level. While inexperienced, both had their moments of success during the spring. U A B

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Joe Bento (6-2, 210, Sr.) is also back and has seen limited action during his career while Mike Miller (6-2, 195, R-Fr.) also returns.

Running Back Going into the season, the running back position is perhaps the deepest on the roster for the Blazers. While UAB doesn’t have a back returning who surpassed 500 yards last season, the Blazers have four back in the fold who all could play large roles in 2012. Greg Franklin (5-11, 197, Jr.) is atop the depth chart entering fall camp and is also the


2012 FOOTBALL 2012 Blazers Outlook Blazers’ leading returning rusher after running for 430 yards and a pair of touchdowns last fall. Franklin, from Marietta, Ga., averaged 5.1 yards and recorded the team’s longest run from scrimmage (57 yards vs. Troy). The player with the least experience had one of the most impressive springs among the running backs. Bashr Coles (5-11, 212, R-Fr.) played in the first two games last season before an injury derailed his campaign, forcing a medical redshirt. Returning in the spring, Coles showed a physical style of running that has put him in contention for playing time in 2012. In the spring game, he averaged nine yards on seven carries. Dontavius Jackson (5-10, 214, Sr.) also suffered some injury setbacks last season and is hopeful he can remain healthy for his final year. Jackson, who transferred to UAB from Georgia prior to the 2010 season, played in seven contests last fall but his season ended with the October 29 game at Marshall. He finished with 83 yards on 20 carries. Jackson’s best game was the opener at Florida when he ran for 31 yards, including a 22-yard burst, on six attempts. Darrin Reaves (5-10, 210, So.), whose father was a member of UAB’s first football team in 1991, came on strong down the stretch last season as he ran for 343 of his 372 yards on the season in the final six contests. In the Blazers’ victory over Memphis, the then-freshman rushed for 73 yards on only eight carries. D’Andre Mostella (5-8, 188, Sr.), Tamar Mickens (5-10, 200, So.) and David Calloway (5-8, 195, Jr.) offer additional depth for the Blazers at running back.

Wide Receiver The wide receiver position is the most experienced on the roster for the Blazers. Six receivers on the depth chart entering fall camp have significant experience for the Blazers. Nick Adams (6-2, 205, Sr.), Patrick Hearn (6-1, 203, Sr.), Jackie Williams (5-11, 190, Sr.) and Jay Davis (6-1, 194, So.) have combined for 51 starts. Williams is the leading returning receiver for UAB with 58 catches for 607 yards last season and has registered at least one reception in all 23 games he has suited up for the Blazers. Williams’ 88 career catches in two seasons is already No. 9 on UAB’s all-time charts.

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2012 FOOTBALL 2012 Blazers Outlook Adams returned to the field last season after missing all of 2010 with an injury. He responded to the opportunity as he started all 12 games and had 29 catches for 390 yards (13.4 avg.) with one touchdown reception. Hearn caught 31 balls for 364 yards with two touchdown catches for the Blazers. He has 24 career starts at UAB in his first three seasons, including all 12 in 2011. Davis saw his first action in the Green and Gold last fall and finished the season with 18 receptions for 174 yards. Jamarcus Nelson (5-11, 160, So.) possesses sprinter speed and showed that on several occasions in 2011 when he made his collegiate debut. Nelson averaged more than 21 yards a catch as he recorded 17 receptions for 358 yards. His four touchdowns — a pair vs. Tulsa and Memphis — led the Blazers last fall. Nelson also registered UAB’s only two 100-yard receiving games last season as he notched 111 against Tulsa and a career-high 133 in the Blazers’ win at Memphis. D.J. Vinson (5-10, 194, So.) had 11 catches for 97 yards and two touchdowns in his redshirt season in 2011. Stephen Herring (6-1, 190, Jr.) and Rickey Hrabowskie (6-1, 187, Jr.) offer the Blazers additional depth at receiver.

Tight End The Blazers have several options at how they line up at tight end, depending on the offensive set and how the defense aligns itself. Kennard Backman (6-3, 258, So.) started eight games as a true freshman last season and finished with six catches for 43 yards. Backman has added nearly 30 pounds to his frame since last season. Nolen Smith (6-3, 205, Jr.) is much like having an additional receiver on the field when he lines up. He recorded 19 receptions for 273 yards with a pair of touchdowns in 2011. Smith also had a strong finish to the campaign last fall as 15 of his 19 catches came in the final six contests. Sam Accursio (6-1, 245, Sr.) is known for his blocking skills and has seen action primarily during his career as a blocking back and as a blocker on the punt team.

Offensive Line Eyes will definitely be on the Blazers’ offensive line as the 2012 campaign unfolds. UAB lost some key O-Line components from

last season as four starters (Matt McCants, Terence Edge, Caleb Thomas and Darion Smith) have departed. Chris Hubbard (6-4, 285, Sr.) is the lone returning starter and has 12 career starts the past two seasons. Hubbard could be a candidate for all-conference honors from his tackle position. The Blazers will be relatively inexperienced across the rest of the line, but the UAB coaches are anxious to see how the line develops. The offseason conditioning program has resulted in several of the Blazers’ linemen adding size and strength. U A B

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Senior Chris Hubbard is the lone returning starter to the Blazers’ offensive line and will anchor the unit. Kaycee Ike (6-3, 258, So.), Wesley Carter (6-4, 280, R-Fr.), along with Albert Calloway (6-0, 285, So.), are the tackles on the depth chart coming out of spring practice. At guard, Brian O’Leary (6-2, 290, So.), Hayden Naumann (6-5, 280, R-Fr.), Cody Payne (6-6, 275, Sr.) and Uneik Crumbley (6-3, 327, R-Fr.) are expected to battle for playing time. O’Leary has the most offensive line experience of the four. Payne is


2012 FOOTBALL 2012 Blazers Outlook the upperclassmen in the group, but he was only moved to the offensive side of the ball last spring after duty on the defensive front to this point of his career. Payne did not see any action in 2011 after serving in a backup role on defense a season earlier. Defense Certainly one way for the Blazers to move up in the Conference USA race is to improve their performance on defense. UAB yielded nearly 37 points and 486 yards a game last season. Seven starters are gone from 2011, so it’s almost like starting anew on the defensive side, especially with the presence of a new coaching staff led by coordinator Reggie Johnson on defense. Several newcomers could also factor into the picture on defense this fall.

Defensive Line On the line, Diaheem Watkins (6-4, 258, So.) started every game at end and demonstrated a lot of potential after being thrust into action. Watkins finished the season with

31 tackles, including 2.5 tackles for loss and 1.5 sacks. Connor Boyett (6-5, 267, Jr.) has started 19 games at defensive end in his first two seasons at UAB, but the product from Georgia was moved inside to tackle at the start of spring practice and is projected to start at one of the spots. He had 31 tackles last season as a sophomore with three tackles for loss. Chris Walton (6-3, 260, So.) is another young lineman for the Blazers on the defensive side. Walton will challenge for a starting job at end after seeing action in 10 games and recording 12 stops in 2011. Trey Grissett (6-5, 260, So.) also saw his first collegiate action last fall and finished with nine tackles. Deric Scott (6-3, 285, Jr.) and Micky Jackson (6-1, 320, So.) are expected to compete for a starting job at tackle. Scott started a pair of games last season and registered 17 tackles. Jackson played in 11 contests in 2011 and also had 17 stops on the season. Jewel Christian (6-2, 295, Jr.) could also contend for playing time at an inside spot after seeing his first collegiate action a year ago.

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Linebacker No question, when talking about the UAB defense in 2012, the conversation has to start with senior linebacker Marvin Burdette (5-11, 230, Sr.). Burdette has been a force on the Blazer defensive side since his freshman season. He’ll enter the fall as one of the top tacklers of all-time at UAB (249 in his first three seasons). Burdette finished with 92 tackles last fall and also had 4.5 tackles for loss and a sack. Expect another big season from the Batesville, Miss. native. Greg Irvin (5-11, 218, Sr.) has made 17 starts in his career and is coming off a productive junior year when he ranked fourth on the team in tackles with 66 stops. Irvin also tied for first in the country in fumble recoveries with five with four of those coming in the same game (at East Carolina). Patrick Bastien (6-3, 227, Jr.) returned to action in 2011 after sitting out the 2010 season. He finished with 24 tackles and is Defensive end Diaheem Watkins became a starter in the preseason and was in the lineup for all 12 games in 2011.


2012 FOOTBALL 2012 Blazers Outlook expected to challenge for one of the starting jobs. There is some uncertainty as to who else will be in the mix at linebacker. Tevin Crews (6-2, 212, R-Fr.), Jesse Parrish (6-0, 220, Jr.) and Santonio Jones (5-11, 220, Sr.) all emerged on the depth chart in spring practice but none have seen collegiate action as of yet.

Secondary Along with the offensive line, the Blazers’ secondary will also have a lot of new faces in 2012. Jamie Bender led the team in tackles last season with 119 stops and earned second-team all-league honors but completed his eligibility last fall. Andre Hicks, T.J. Ballou, Terrell Springs and Chase Daniel also finished their UAB careers. A pair of cornerbacks who have seen a substantial amount of playing time do return for the Blazers this fall. Cornelius Richards (6-1, 179, Sr.) made 38 tackles in 2011 with three tackles for loss. Caleb Lester (5-10, 175, Jr.) made nine tackles in reserve duty at corner last season. He started a pair of games (vs. Tulane and Troy) during the campaign. A pair of redshirt freshmen — Dequindre Adams (5-10, 190, R-Fr.) and Darius Powell (5-10, 181, R-Fr.) — are expected to compete for playing time at cornerback as well. Powell was moved to the secondary from receiver last spring. At safety, Lamar Johnson (6-2, 205, Sr.) and Calvin Jones (5-10, 187, Jr.) will play larger roles in 2012 than they did a year ago. Jones played in 10 games last season (starting the opening game at Florida) and recorded 36 tackles while Johnson saw action in 11 contests. Cortez Webb (6-2, 189, Jr.) was an early enrollee for UAB last January and participated in spring practice. When spring drills concluded, the transfer from Butler County Community College was listed as the expected starter at free safety. Shalin Waterford (5-11, 190, R-Fr.) could also compete for playing time this fall. Special Teams The Blazers return one of the top kickers in the conference in Ty Long (6-2, 188, So.). Long made a successful debut in 2011 as a true freshman as he took over the placekicking duties. Recently named to the preseason

Watch List for the Lou Groza Award, Long converted 16-of-19 field goals last season. Long ranked second in the country among freshman kickers in field goals made per game and was third in percentage (84.2). UAB will have a new punter for the first time in four years as Trey Ragland finished his eligibility. Hunter Mullins (6-3, 195, So.) came out of the spring tapped as the starter and showed excellent promise during the drills. The Blazers also welcome back all of their return specialists. Jamarcus Nelson, Nick Adams, Jackie Williams and D.J. Vinson all have experience in the return game. Nelson, Adams and Vinson all registered 20 or more kickoff returns last season. Adams led the team in average per return (22.8) last U A B

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Kicker Ty Long made 16-of-19 field goals in 2011 in his first collegiate season. Long has been named to the 2012 Watch List for the Groza Award. season and ran a kickoff back for a touchdown vs. Tulane (92 yards).

Schedule The Blazers will play six home games in 2012, starting with a Sept. 1 contest at Legion Field against Troy. UAB also will play host to Tulsa, Southeastern Louisiana, East Carolina, Marshall and Memphis. As always, the Blazers will face a challenging non-conference schedule with SEC foe South Carolina and first-time opponent Ohio State on the slate the first month of the season.


2012 FOOTBALL 2012 UAB Notes with depth at running back as junior Greg Franklin is at the top of a quartet of talented backs. Bashr Coles, Dontavius Jackson and Darrin Reaves round out the group of running backs. Also returning for the Blazers are several receivers with experience, including seniors Nick Adams and Patrick Hearn, along with junior Jackie Williams who led the team in receptions (58) and receiving yards (607) last season. On the defensive side, the top returning Blazer is senior linebacker Marvin Burdette. Burdette tallied 92 tackles last season and will enter the coming campaign at No. 11 on UAB’s all-time tackle list.

Garrick McGee, a finalist for the 2011 Broyles Award, was announced as the fourth head coach in UAB history last December. McGee takes the helm of the Blazers’ program after spending the past four years at Arkansas. Blazers Begin New Era Under Garrick McGee A new era of UAB football began on Dec. 4, 2011 when Garrick McGee was named the fourth head coach in Blazers’ history. McGee assumed the helm of the UAB program after four years at Arkansas, including the past two as the Razorbacks’ offensive coordinator. The former Oklahoma quarterback directed an Arkansas offense that has been among the best in the country the past several seasons. In his first season as the offensive coordinator in 2010, the Razorbacks earned the school’s first BCS appearance in program history as the season culminated at the Allstate Sugar Bowl in New Orleans. Last year, Arkansas again featured one

of the nation’s best offenses and ranked No. 1 in the SEC in total offense and passing offense. McGee was a finalist for the Broyles Award in 2011, an award that goes to the nation’s top assistant coach. UAB Returns 11 Offensive And Defensive Starters UAB will return seven starters on offense and four on defense for the 2012 season. The Blazers also welcome back their kicker, as well as all of their return specialists, for the coming season. Quarterback Jonathan Perry started eight games last fall and will lead a UAB offense that averaged 37 points and 470 yards per game the final three contests of the season. The Blazers also will start the season U A B

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Schedule Features Six Home Games, Road Trips To South Carolina And Ohio State For only the second time in the past six seasons, UAB will play six home games. The Blazers will open the 2012 campaign at home on Sept. 1 against in-state foe Troy. After an open date the second week of the season, UAB will face back-to-back road contests at South Carolina and Ohio State. This will be the third meeting between the Blazers and Gamecocks while the game against the Buckeyes of the Big Ten will be the first-ever between the two schools. UAB’s final non-conference game will be an Oct. 6 home matchup with Southeastern Louisiana. The Blazers will play their 2012 Conference USA opener on Sept. 29 when Tulsa visits Legion Field. The remaining home games will be against East Carolina, Marshall and Memphis.

Blazer Receiving Corps Has Plenty Of Experience One of the strengths of the 2012 Blazers is expected to be their group of wide receivers. UAB returns six receivers who saw extensive action last season. Here is a look at the Blazers’ receivers: Career Career Player Class Receptions Starts Nick Adams Sr. 44 15 Jay Davis So. 18 2 Patrick Hearn Sr. 68 24 Jamarcus Nelson So. 17 0 D.J. Vinson So. 11 0 Jackie Williams Jr. 88 10 246 51


2012 FOOTBALL 2012 UAB Notes Senior wide receiver Patrick Hearn is just one of several returning receivers for the Blazers who possesses an abundance of experience. Hearn has 24 starts in his three-year career.

He ran for a season-high 83 yards on a season-best 15 carries vs. UCF in October. Against Memphis Nov. 12, Reaves tallied 73 yards on only eight attempts for a 9.1 average. Reaves added 62 yards vs. Southern Miss a week later. He averaged 4.7 yards per attempt for the season.

22nd Season Of Football; 17th At I-A Level UAB has a young football program compared to most of its opposition. The Blazers went through their first intercollegiate season in 1991 as a member of NCAA Division III under head coach Jim Hilyer. The Blazers moved to Division I-AA two seasons later in 1993 and remained at that level three years before making the transition to Division I-A beginning in 1996. The 2012 season will represent the 22nd season of football for UAB. 19 Players Saw First-Time Action For Blazers In 2011 UAB had 19 players see their first action in a Blazer uniform in the season-opening game last season against Florida, including seven true freshmen. Three newcomers saw action in the offensive backfield in junior Dontavius Jackson and true freshmen Darrin Reaves and Bashr Coles. Jackson, a transfer from Georgia, led the Blazers with 31 rushing yards on five carries. Here is a list of the Blazers who played for the first time in the Green and Gold. LB D.A. Autry TE Kennard Backman SAF Johnny Cockrell RB Bashr Coles DT Jewel Christian OL John Hix OL Kaycee Ike RB Dontavius Jackson DT Mickey Jackson SAF Lamar Johnson

SAF Calvin Jones PK Ty Long WR Jamarcus Nelson OL Brian O’Leary DE Tyler Peppers QB Jonathan Perry RB Darrin Reaves WR D.J. Vinson DE Diaheem Watkins

Blazers Will Feature Rebuilt Offensive Line In 2012 One area that will have a different look this season from a year ago is the offensive line. The Blazers will have to replace four starters from their 2011 O-Line, a foursome that totaled 136 career starts during their UAB careers. Terence Edge had 44 career

starts while Matt McCants registered 42 starts. Caleb Thomas (26 starts) and Darion Smith (24 starts) also have departed from last year. The lone returning starter is senior tackle Chris Hubbard who enters the 2012 season with 17 career starts. UAB All-Time In Overtime Games UAB OT Record: 2-4 Home: 0-3 | Away: 2-1 Most Recent: W, 50-49 in 2 OTs over Southern Miss, Oct. 30, 2010 Date Opponent 9/26/98 Kansas 11/20/99 at Tulane 11/11/00 Southern Miss 9/23/06 Mississippi State 9/25/10 at Tennessee 10/30/10 at Southern Miss

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Williams Enters Season With 23-Game Reception Streak UAB wide receiver Jackie Williams has caught at least one pass in all 23 games he has suited up for the Blazers. Williams, a junior, will begin the 2012 season with a reception streak of 23 consecutive games. Williams’ streak is tied for the third-longest in UAB history. Roddy White (2002-05) and Derrick Ingram (1991-94) each had 35-game streaks, while Cedrick Buchannon had a 23-game streak from 1993-95. Williams finished 2011 with 58 catches for the fourth-highest season mark in UAB history. Long Named To 2012 Watch List For Groza Award UAB kicker Ty Long was named to the 2012 Watch List for the Lou Groza Award. Long, from Roswell, Ga., had an outstanding season as a true freshman in 2011 as he connected on 16-of-19 field goals, including a pair of game-winning field goals (vs. UCF and Southern Miss). He was named to the Conference USA All-Freshman Team and was also tabbed a third-team Freshman AllAmerican by Phil Steele’s College Football Preview. Long ranked No. 2 last year among Conference USA kickers in field goal percentage at 84.2 and was third in field goals made per game (1.33). In addition, he ranked second nationally among freshman in field goals made per game. His 72 points scored ranked third in the country among freshman kickers overall and was the second-highest mark among true freshmen. His 16 field goals were the most of any true freshman kicker in the country in 2011. Long did not miss any field goals last season inside 43 yards.


2012 FOOTBALL Players to Watch 43 Marvin Burdette Linebacker 5-11 • 230 • Senior Batesville, Miss. (South Panola HS)

Enters senior season with 249 career tackles to rank No. 11 all-time at UAB … major contributor since arriving in 2009 ... has started all 24 games over the past two seasons ... second on the team in tackles in 2011 with 92, including 47 solos … season-high 11 stops against ECU and FAU ... made a significant impact in 2009 in first season and followed that up as a major contributor in 2010 ... honorable mention allconference in 2010 … started all 12 games and was one of top linebackers in C-USA … recorded 114 tackles during season to lead team and rank No. 5 in league … had 77 solo tackles … double-digit tackles in four games with season-high 20 stops against Marshall, tying for the second-highest single-game total in UAB history … had 17 tackles in season finale at Rice … his 114 tackles were the most by a UAB linebacker since 2003 season (Zac Woodfin and Nigel Eldridge) … in 2009, he played in all 12 games with two starts as a true freshman ... prepped at one of the nation’s premier prep programs (Mississippi’s South Panola High School), where he was a three-year starter and an all-state selection.

24 Greg Franklin Running Back 5-11 • 197 • Junior Marietta, Ga. (Marietta HS)

Was team’s leading rusher (430 yards) in 2011 with a pair of touchdowns … averaged impressive 5.1 yards per carry … played in all 12 games with seven starts … drew starting assignment in final six games of the season after injury to starter Pat Shed … rushed for 212 yards in threegame stretch against Houston, Memphis and Southern Miss … was Blazers’ fifthleading receiver, and second among RBs,

with 21 catches for 284 yards (13.5 avg.) … rushed for 301 yards in final six games after only 129 in first six contests … seasonhigh 85 rushing yards against Southern Miss on 17 carries … season and career-long rush was 57 yards against Troy … also had 70 receiving yards on three catches vs. Memphis … had receptions of 20, 21, 32 and 46 yards … career-long 46-yard catch came in win against UCF ... appeared in nine games in first season in 2010 … rushed 11 times for 53 yards … attended Marietta High School in metro-Atlanta … a three-star recruit according to Rivals.com ... as a senior, he gained over 1,500 yards and 18 touchdowns on his way to earning Class 5A honorable mention all-state accolades by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Associated Press and Georgia Sportswriters Association.

74 Chris Hubbard Offensive Tackle 6-4 • 285 • Senior Columbus, Ga. (Carver HS)

A year after being the youngest of UAB’s starting offensive linemen, Hubbard is now the leader of the Blazers up front as the group’s only senior … emerged as integral cog on offensive front in 2010 … expected to again play large role for the Blazers ... listed as No. 1 QT for UAB entering fall practice … will be contender for all-conference honors this fall ... started all 12 games for the Blazers on the offensive line in 2011, holding down the right tackle spot opposite firstteam all-conference tackle Matt McCants ... played in eight games and started four for the Blazers in 2010, including first three of the season … helped UAB offense to its second-highest yardage total in school history (5,074 yards) ... played in eight games as a true freshman in 2009 ... started season opener against Rice ... was tabbed to Conference USA All-Freshman team by league’s head coaches following season ... played under head coach Dell McGee at Carver High School ... rated as the No. 51 offensive lineman in the country and No. 62 on Georgia’s top 75 players in the 2009 class ... rated as No. 21 OG prospect by Scout.com U A B

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... played left tackle during his junior and senior year for Carver teams that went 26-3 and won the 2007 Georgia High School Association Class AAA state championship ... recorded 77 pancake blocks and was selected to the Columbus Ledger-Enquirer All-City team and the Associated Press Class AAA first-team All-State squad.

2 Ty Long Kicker 6-2 • 188 Sophomore Roswell, Ga. (Roswell HS)

Coming off outstanding freshman season for the Blazers … earned Conference USA All-Freshman Team honors and thirdteam Freshman All-America honors in 2011 … connected on 16-of-19 field goals … had a pair of game-winning field goals (vs. UCF and Southern Miss) … ranked No. 2 among C-USA kickers in field goal percentage at 84.2 and was third in field goals made per game (1.33) … ranked second nationally among freshman in FGs made per game and was third among NCAA freshmen in FG percentage … his 72 points scored ranked third in the country among freshman kickers overall and was the second-highest mark among true freshmen … his 16 field goals were the most of any true freshman kicker in the country in 2011 … set UAB freshman record for most field goals with 16 … was named to C-USA All-Freshman Team and picked up league Special Teams Player-ofthe-Week honors following his performance in the Blazers’ win over UCF … was tabbed to third-team Freshman All-America Team by Phil Steele’s College Football Preview … against the Knights, he converted both of his field goal attempts, including his 40-yard game-winner with :21 remaining … booted a season-high three field goals (four attempts) vs. Troy … kicked a seasonlong 49-yarder in game at Tulsa … also had 46-yarder a week later in win over UCF ... attended Roswell High School … was regarded as one of top prep kickers in Georgia as a senior … was named to 2010 High School All-American Team by Kohl’s Professional Kicking Camp ... was outstanding as a placekicker and punter at Roswell.


2012 FOOTBALL Players to Watch 1 Jamarcus Nelson Wide Receiver 5-11 • 160 Sophomore Midfield, Ala. (Midfield HS)

One of Blazers’ most dynamic performers ... saw his first collegiate action last season … played in all 12 games, seeing significant action at wide receiver and also as kick return specialist for the Blazers … was on receiving end of 17 passes for 358 yards with a team-leading four touchdown receptions … also led team in average yards per catch (21.1) … posted a pair of two-touchdown games (Tulsa and Memphis) … had two receptions (66 and 44 yards) in contest at Tulsa, the 66-yarder coming on a pass from QB Bryan Ellis … caught season-high six passes for 133 yards in victory at Memphis … had a 47-yard reception at Memphis … had team-high 24 kickoff returns for 422 yards (17.6 avg.) … redshirted in 2010 ... attended Midfield High School … led his team to the state Class 4A semifinals after finishing 11-2 during the regular season in 2009 ... recorded 55 catches, 1,049 yards, 214 yards rushing, five interceptions and 19 touchdowns ... named The Birmingham News Metro-West Player of the Year ... listed as No. 27 state prospect on Birmingham News Super Seniors list ... selected to The Birmingham News All-Metro West Offensive Team ... named ASWA First Team All-State.

14 Jonathan Perry Quarterback 6-2 • 210  • Junior Baltimore, Md. (Dunbar HS)

Redshirted as a true freshman in 2009 ... saw first action at UAB last season as he became starting quarterback after injuries sidelined Bryan Ellis … .. began season as the backup to Ellis but became the starter after Ellis suffered variety of injuries that derailed his season

… made eight starts during the season with first career starting assignment coming against Troy … started back-to-back contests vs. Troy and Mississippi State before Ellis returned to field … passed for 196 yards and rushed 19 in first career start at Troy … assumed starting job for good after Ellis was injured vs. Tulsa on Oct. 15 … finished year hitting 58 percent of his passes as he hit 174-of-300 for 2,042 yards with 10 touchdown passes … rushed for 294 yards on 92 attempts with three rushing touchdowns … despite only eight starts, Perry’s 2,042 passing total ranks No. 8 all-time among singleseason marks in UAB history …passed for 410 yards and four touchdowns in comeback win at Memphis Nov. 12 … the 410 total is the seventh-highest total by a Blazer in a game … his 457-yard mark (410 passing, 47 rushing) vs. Memphis is third-highest total offense number in UAB history … passed for 327 yards and a pair of touchdowns in home win over UCF … of Perry’s 2,042 passing yards during the season, 1,527 of those came in the final six games of the campaign … all 10 touchdown passes were in the final six contests … nearly posted a 100-yard rushing game in final contest of season as he ran for 97 vs. Florida Atlantic … seasonlong pass was 51-yarder to Patrick Hearn at East Carolina ... did not see any action in 2010 ... redshirted as a true freshman in 2009 ... Attended Dunbar High School in Baltimore, Md. ... was rated among the top quarterbacks in Maryland as a senior, throwing for nearly 1,800 yards with 19 touchdown passes ... helped lead Dunbar to three consecutive Class 1A state titles.

91 Diaheem Watkins Defensive End 6-4 • 258 Sophomore Brent, Ala. (Bibb County HS)

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yards … had sacks against Mississippi State and Southern Miss ... attended Bibb County High School … named the Class 4A Lineman of the Year in 2010 by the Alabama Sports Writers Association (ASWA) … also tabbed to the All-State Defensive First Team by the ASWA … selected to the ASWA’s Super 12 Team.

15 Jackie Williams Wide Receiver 5-11 • 190  • Junior Prichard, Ala. (Vigor HS)

The Blazers’ leading returning receiver … has caught a pass in all 23 games that he has played in at UAB … has 88 catches in two seasons to rank No. 9 on Blazers’ career receptions list … saw action in 11-of-12 games in 2011 for the Blazers, missing only the contest at Memphis … led team in receptions (58) and receiving yards (607) … his 58 receptions last season rank as the fourth-highest single-season total in UAB history … did not record a receiving touchdown in 2011 though he had three rushing scores (at East Carolina, vs. UCF and at Florida Atlantic) … established a single-game career high for catches with 10 vs. UCF to tie for the fourth-highest single-game total in Blazer history … had eight grabs for 89 yards in contest at Troy … posted a season-long 39-yard reception in season finale at Florida Atlantic … registered a 91-yard punt return at Troy … Williams pulled down 30 receptions for 327 yards in 2010 … earned a spot on the Conference USA All-Freshman Team … had breakout game in third contest of the season against Troy as he had six receptions for 114 yards with two touchdown catches … had three total TDs vs. Troy — all in the second half — with receiving scores of 36 and 44 yards and a rushing touchdown of four yards … caught game-winning 44-yard pass from QB Bryan Ellis on final play of game vs. Troy to give the Blazers a 34-33 win … attended Vigor High School … as a senior at Vigor, Williams totaled more than 1,000 all-purpose yards and seven touchdowns ... had 25 receptions for 573 yards while rushing for 340 yards.


2012 FOOTBALL 2012 UAB Blazers 45 Sam Accursio Tight End 6-1 | 245 Senior Homestead, Fla. (South Dade HS)

A reserve tight end for the Blazers the past three seasons, Accursio’s primary role has been as a blocker … could see increased action in 2012 season ... has been a regular on UAB punt team. 2011: Saw action in all 12 games for the Blazers … recorded one reception for six yards (at Marshall) during season. 2010: Appeared in all 12 games for the Blazers ... was a “blocking back” on punt team ... did not catch any passes during season ... made one tackle on special teams. 2009: Provided backup assistance at tight end and also was a blocking back on punt team. 2008: Did not see any action for the Blazers and was redshirted. High School: Attended South Dade High School in Homestead, Fla. ... was selected as his team’s MVP as well as the offensive MVP and offensive line MVP ... earned all-county in 2007 and all-district honors in 2006 and 2007 ... helped team to undefeated seasons and district championships ... also was chosen for Coaches Award in 2006 and 2007 ... coached by Don Drinkhahn and Ivan

Chicola. Personal: Born Dec. 12, 1989 at Homestead, Fla. ... son of Kelli (deceased) and Sam Accursio ... major is individually designed.

20 Dequindre Adams Cornerback 5-10 | 190 RS Freshman Columbus, Ga. (Carver HS)

Redshirted last season as a true freshman and did not see any action. 2011: Did not see any action and was redshirted. High School: A three-year starter for head coach Dell McGee at Carver High School … was tabbed a first-team all-city and all-region performer as a senior by the Columbus Ledger Enquirer … also earned second-team all-city honors as a junior … a standout in the classroom, managed a 3.5 GPA and earned a spot on the first-team allstate academic team … was rated as the No. 104 cornerback in the country and No. 8 in the state of Georgia by ESPN.com … also one of the top wide receivers in his region, he averaged 19.9 yards a catch (22/438) and grabbed five touchdowns during senior season … helped lead team to a 13-1 record and a final ranking of No. 14 in the state of Georgia … team captured the 2010 5-AA Region Championship. Personal: Born July 28, 1992 at Columbus, Ga. … son of Tracey Kuykendall … major is liberal arts.

12 Nick Adams Wide Receiver 6-2 | 205 Senior Walterboro, S.C. (Fort Scott, Kan. CC)

Sam Accursio

Enrolled at UAB in January, 2009 after signing with the Blazers in December ... came to UAB after two years at Fort Scott CC in Kansas; played as a freshman there in 2007 but sat out 2008 campaign … was welcome addition back on field for Blazers last season after suffering season-ending injury during 2010 preseason 5 6

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camp ... also sees action as kick return specialist … was granted a sixth year of eligibility by NCAA … started all 12 games last season and has made 15 career starts for the Blazers in the two seasons he’s been healthy …has 44 career receptions at UAB for 667 yards with two touchdowns … has averaged 15.2 yards per catch. 2011: Was team’s third-leading receiver in 2011 with 29 catches for 390 yards and one touchdown … also had 20 kick returns last season for team-best 22.8 average with 92-yard TD return against Tulane … his 92-yard return tied UAB mark for longest kick return in school history … had five kick returns for 194 yards vs. Tulane, the latter a UAB record … was named C-USA Special Teams Player-of-the-Week following performance against the Green Wave. 2010: Missed entire season after suffering injury during August preseason camp. 2009: Played first season with the Blazers after enrolling in January ... saw action in all 12 games and started three contests ... caught passes in 9-of-12 games ... made starts against Southern Miss, Ole Miss and East Carolina ... finished season as team’s No. 4 receiver in receptions (15) and yard-


2012 FOOTBALL 2012 UAB Blazers age (277) ... averaged a team-high 18.5 yards per catch ... tabbed the Blazers’ “Offensive Newcomer of the Year” following the season ... had one touchdown reception during season, a 77-yarder from QB Joe Webb vs. Memphis ... season-best three catches vs. ECU ... in last three games, he recorded five receptions for 151 yards and a touchdown ... in UAB debut vs. Rice in season opener, he had two catches for 51 yards. Junior College: One of seven UAB signees to enroll at UAB in January, 2009 ... spent two seasons at Fort Scott Community College in Kansas ... had outstanding freshman season in 2007 as he caught 48 passes for 784 yards ... ranked second in conference in yards and was fifth in receptions per game (4.4) ... also registered seven touchdown receptions ... was tabbed honorable mention all-conference for 2007 season ... averaged 24.6 yards on six kickoff returns ... was second on team in all-purpose yards as a freshman with 949 ... Fort Scott finished with a 9-3 record and No. 13 national ranking for 2007 season ... was redshirted in 2008. High School: Attended Colleton County High in Walterboro, S.C. ... earned an invitation to represent South Carolina in the 2006 Shrine Bowl Game ... all-state defensive back in 2006 and 2007 ... finished senior campaign with 16 catches for 342 yards and six touchdowns, an average of 21.4 yards per reception ... also picked up 165 rushing yards on the offensive side of the ball ... defensively, was credited with 60 tackles and netted six interceptions ... tallied 933 receiving yards and seven scores on 58 catches as a junior ... selected to the Charleston Post & Courier’s All-Low Country squad ... an all-conference choice ... played a role in reversing fortunes of a Cougar program as a junior that included a 7-5 record and region title in 2005 (after a 3-8 record in 2004) ... coach was Leroy Riley ... owns multiple receiving records at Colleton County ... was clocked at 4.37 in the 40-yard dash ... ranked No. 36 out of South Carolina’s Top 100 high school recruits ... ranked as the No. 24 prep safety, according to recruiting analyst Tom Lemming. Personal: Born Feb. 20, 1989 at Walterboro, S.C. ... son of Tonnette Green and Hubert Fryar ... major is individually designed.

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39 Colin Anderson Kicker 5-10 | 185 RS Freshman Stone Mountain, Ga. (Stephenson HS)

Redshirted last season as a true freshman … did not see any action in 2011 … gives Blazers depth at kicker position. 2011: Did not see any playing time. High School: A 2-AAAAA first-team allregion placekicker and a second-team performer as a punter, as chosen by the region’s head coaches … helped team to a 9-0 start to the season before finishing 9-2 overall and 6-1 in the region … closed the 2010 season with 51 points … hit seven field goals during senior year, four of which were 40 or more yards … averaged over 38 yards per punt … competed for the West Team as a placekicker/punter in DeKalb County Coaches Association All-Star football game on Dec. 18 … played under head coach Ron Gartrell. Personal: Born June 24, 1993 at Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. … son of Curline and Sefton Anderson … major is accounting.

54 Billy Autrey Offensive Line 6-2 | 290 Junior Columbus, Miss. (East Mississippi CC)

Redshirted his first season at UAB in 2010 after just one year of junior college ... listed as backup at center coming out of 2012 spring practice … has two years of eligibility remaining. 2011: Saw limited action last season, playing in three games in reserve role on 5 7

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offensive line … played in games against Florida, Marshall and Houston. 2010: Redshirted in his first season at UAB. Junior College: Started at center to trigger East Mississippi’s high-powered offensive attack as a freshman ... teamed with fellow UAB signees Quartney Cox, Pat Shed and T.J. Ballou on EMCC’s state championship team in 2009 ... chosen to the 2009 MACJC All-North State Second Team. High School: Selected to the 2008 Class 5A MAC (Mississippi Association of Coaches) All-State First Team as an offensive guard ... also named second-team all-state by The Jackson Clarion-Ledger as a prep senior at Columbus (Miss.) High School. Personal: Born Sept. 15, 1990 at Amory, Miss. ... son of Julia and Jimmy Autrey ... major is exercise science.

86 Kennard Backman Tight End 6-3 | 258 Sophomore Austell, Ga. (Whitefield Academy)

After starting eight games as a true freshman in 2011, Backman is expected to play increased role on offense this fall. 2011: Made immediate impact in his first season at UAB as he played in all 12 contests and started eight of those … first start was in game two in Conference USA opener vs. Tulane … registered six catches during season for 43 yards … notched a seasonbest two receptions for 20 yards in victory at Memphis … season-long catch was 18 yards against Memphis … also excelled in classroom as he was named to Conference USA Commissioner’s Honor Roll. High School: Attended Whitefield Academy in metro-Atlanta area ... a versatile athlete who was standout on both sides of the ball ... two-time all-state performer ... earned second-team honors by Associated Press as a senior tight end ... also listed honorable mention all-state as a defensive lineman by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution ... finished the 2010 season with 39 receptions for 494 yards and five touchdowns on offense ... on the defensive side, Backman had 73 tackles with seven sacks ... ranked as the No. 36 prospect in Georgia by Scout.com ... was nominated


2012 FOOTBALL 2012 UAB Blazers High School: Attended Minor High School … member of varsity football squad three seasons, seeing action at both defensive end and linebacker … helped team to 9-3 record his senior season as Minor advanced to second round of Class 6A state playoffs, defeating Vestavia Hills before falling to Hoover … registered nearly 90 tackles as a senior … coached by Randy Cook. Personal: Born Jan. 24, 1990 at Birmingham, Ala. … son of Debra and Willie Banks ... attended same high school as former Blazers Mario Wright and Rashaud Slaughter … major is information systems.

Kennard Backman

47 Patrick Bastien Linebacker 6-3 | 227 Junior Immokalee, Fla. (Immokalee HS)

2009: Played in eight games and started two for the Blazers in first collegiate season ... started games against Troy and Texas A&M ... finished season with six total tackles, including one tackle for loss and one forced fumble ... recorded a season-high four tackles and a tackle for loss in road game at Troy. High School: Played tight end and defensive end under head coach Israel Gallegos at Immokalee High School ... selected to the Collier County High School All-Star team ... lone touchdown reception as a senior came on a 17-yard catch in a 29-6 win over Golden Gate High School ... was the only player on his team to receive a scholarship to a Football Bowl Subdivision team. Personal: Born June 5, 1991 at Naples, Fla. ... son of Marie St. Elin and Joseph Bastien ... major is individually designed. Bastien’s Career Statistics

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for U.S. Army All-American Team, one of 21 nominees from state of Georgia ... was a firstteam all-state selection as a junior in 2009, earning accolades at tight end by AP and as a defensive lineman by the Journal-Constitution ... also earned all-state honors as a junior by Georgia Sports Writers Association ... registered 33 receptions for 487 yards with three touchdowns as a junior ... coached by Jimmy Fields at Whitefield Academy. Personal: Born Feb. 26, 1993 at Atlanta, Ga. … son of Krashenda Backman and Charles Okoli … major is business.

Saw action as a true freshman in 2009 ... sat out 2010 season and was redshirted... listed as starter at WLB coming out of spring practice. 2011: Played in all 12 games for the Blazers, including action on special teams … finished season with 24 tackles … had 10 solo hits … season-high four tackles against Marshall … also registered three tackles in games vs. Tulane, Troy, Mississippi State and Houston … recorded tackles for loss against Marshall and Memphis … forced one fumble during season (in season finale at Florida Atlantic). 2010: Sat out season as a redshirt.

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58 Steven Banks Linebacker 6-0 | 224 Junior Birmingham, Ala. Minor HS

Enrolled at UAB during summer of 2011 and was member of Blazers last fall though he did not see action ... transfer from Troy. 2011: Did not see any action for Blazers.

Patrick Bastien

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89 Spencer Baumhower Wide Receiver 6-1 | 185 R-Freshman Fairhope, Ala. (Fairhope HS)

In second season with the Blazers … was redshirted in 2011. 2011: Did not see any action and was redshirted. High School: Attended Fairhope High School … played on varsity two years, seeing action at both quarterback and wide receiver … coached by Mark Lassiter as a junior and David Faulkner his senior season … member of Fairhope team that reached the second round of AHSAA state playoffs his junior and senior seasons … also participated on baseball and soccer teams at Fairhope … member of “A” Honor Roll. Personal: Born April 30, 1992 at Tuscaloosa, Ala. … son of Leslie and Bob Baumhower … his father, Bob, was an AllAmerican at Alabama and is a former All-Pro defensive lineman with the NFL’s Miami Dolphins … major is business management.


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played tackle and center on offense and played end and tackle on defense ... had 46 total tackles during senior season (25 solo tackles, 18 assists and three sacks) ... also blocked two kicks (punt and extra point) ... had a 3.6 GPA ... also played tennis in high school. Personal: Born April 20, 1992 at Orangeburg, S.C. ... son of Rachel and Jimmy Boyett ... major is business.

Joe Bento Quarterback 6-2 | 210 Senior The Woodlands, Texas (The Woodlands Christian Academy)

Provides depth at quarterback position for the Blazers ... missed part of 2010 spring drills with injury ... expected to serve as holder on placekicks this season. 2011: Saw action in four games during the season in reserve quarterback role … completed five passes in 13 attempts … passed for 30 yards with season-long 18-yarder against Marshall … passed for 25 yards coming off the bench in contest at Marshall. 2010: Served as No. 3 quarterback on depth chart ... saw first career action with two pass attempts in Marshall game. 2009: Did not see any action. 2008: Redshirted and did not play. High School: Attended The Woodlands Christian Academy ... played two years of football at school ... earned first-team all-state and all-district honors as a senior quarterback ... was tabbed district MVP ... first-team all-district as a junior ... coached by Jerry Bradshaw ... was a member of school’s 2006 baseball state championship and 2008 basketball state title ... was a first-team all-state shortstop in baseball (2006, 2007 and 2008). Personal: Born Jan. 8, 1990 at Laguna Hills, Calif. ... son of Teri and Joe Bento ... major is marketing. Bento’s Career Statistics

G Att Cmp Pct Yds TD Int LG

2010 1 2 0 .000 0 0 0 0

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2011 4 13 5 .385 30 0 2 18 27.08 Totals 5 15 5 .333 30 0 2 18 23.47

48 Connor Boyett Defensive Tackle 6-5 | 267 Junior Danielsville, Ga. (Madison County HS)

Has seen extensive action in his first two seasons at UAB with 19 starts … saw considerable action as a true freshman in

Boyett’s Career Statistics

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2010 12 12 9 21 2.5 15 1 12 2011 12 14 17 31 3.0 10 0.5 5 Totals 24 26 26 52 5.5 25 1.5 17

11 Austin Brown

Connor Boyett

2010 and started every game last fall … was moved inside to defensive tackle early in spring practice … will contend for starting job in 2012. 2011: Started each of 12 games at defensive end for the Blazers … tied for 10th on team in tackles with 31 … had 14 solo stops … season-best five tackles vs. Houston … recorded at least one tackle in all 12 games during the season … also registered four stops in win over Southern Miss and three in contests vs. Florida, Tulane and Mississippi State … recorded three tackles for loss (vs. Troy, Mississippi State and UCF). 2010: Appeared in all 12 games and started seven of those at defensive end ... finished season with 21 total tackles, including 12 solo hits ... had season-high four stops against SMU ... made three tackles against Florida Atlantic, Marshall and East Carolina ... registered 2.5 tackles for loss (vs. FAU, Tennessee and Marshall). High School: A three-year starter at offensive line and was a two-year starter at defensive line at Madison County High School under head coach Randell Owens ... named honorable mention All-Northeast Georgia as a defensive lineman by the Athens Banner-Herald ... also tabbed secondteam all-region as offensive lineman ... 5 9

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Quarterback 6-1 | 208 R-Freshman Flowery Branch, Ga. (Flowery Branch HS)

After sitting out 2011 true freshman season, Brown is expected to vie for playing time in 2012 … listed as co-No. 2 quarterback coming out of spring practice … passed for 109 yards and a touchdown in 2012 spring game. 2011: Did not see any action during season and was redshirted. High School: An honorable mention AAAA all-state selection by the Georgia Sports Writers Association in 2010 … chosen as the 8-AAAA all-region first-team quarterback … helped Flowery Branch to a 10-2 record, a top 10 state ranking and a Region 8-AAAA runner-up finish as a senior … played for coach Lee Shaw … threw for 2,588 yards, the 11th-highest total in the state of Georgia in 2010 … completed 174 of 272 passes (64 percent) with 24 touchdowns … began his prep career at Habersham Central High School … a Gainesville Times second-team all-area selection as a sophomore in 2008 … also a second-team 8-AAAA all-region selection … threw for 1,341 yards and nine touchdowns in nine games that year, guiding Habersham Central to a 6-4 finish … topped 1,000 yards passing again as a junior in 2009 before making the move to Flowery Branch. Personal: Born June 6, 1992 at Peachtree


2012 FOOTBALL 2012 UAB Blazers City, Ga. … son of Andrea and Robby Brown … attended same high school as Clemson quarterback Connor Shaw … major is physical education.

81 Rakayle Brown Wide Receiver 5-8 | 169 Sophomore Birmingham, Ala. (Minor HS)

A walk-on receiver who is in his second season with the Blazers 2011: Did not see any action. High School: Attended Minor High School in metro-Birmingham area … a three-year starter at Minor … saw action during high school career at several different positions (running back, wide receiver, center, safety), as well as a return specialist … coached by Randy Cook … was also member of track team and basketball squads. Personal: Born Jan. 27, 1992 at Birmingham, Ala. … son of Karen and Samuel Brown … major is exercise science/physical therapy.

43 Marvin Burdette Linebacker 5-11 | 230 Senior Batesville, Miss. (South Panola HS)

Enters senior season with 249 career tackles to rank No. 11 all-time at UAB … has been a major contributor on defense for the Blazers since arriving in 2009 ... has started all 24 games over the past two seasons … listed No. 1 at MLB position entering fall practice ... was named to Butkus Award Preseason Watch List prior to junior season. 2011: Was UAB starter in all 12 games and again was major cog on Blazers’ defensive unit … finished second on the team in tackles with 92, including 47 solos … registered 4.5 tackles for loss with one sack … had one interception (second of career) in game at Tulsa … notched double-digit tackles in four games (Tulane, East Carolina, Houston and Florida Atlantic) … season-

Marvin Burdette

high 11 stops against East Carolina and FAU … recorded pair of tackles for loss and six total tackles in season opener at Florida. 2010: Started all 12 games for Blazers and emerged as one of top linebackers in Conference USA ... named honorable mention All-Conference USA ... recorded 114 tackles during season to lead team and rank No. 5 in league ... had 77 solo tackles ... registered double-digit tackles in four games (UCF, Southern Miss, Marshall and Rice) with season-high 20 stops against the Thundering Herd, tying for second-highest singlegame total in UAB history ... had 17 tackles in season finale at Rice ... averaged 13 tackles in the final five games of the season as he registered 65 stops ... his 114 tackles were the most by a UAB linebacker since 2003 season (Zac Woodfin and Nigel Eldridge) ... recorded eight tackles for loss with a pair against Troy and Southern Miss ... had three sacks during season ... caused one fumble (Southern Miss) and also recovered one (Southern Miss) ... had one interception (vs. Memphis). 2009: Became a contributor to Blazer linebacking corps as a true freshman early in the season ... played in all 12 games and started two contests (Memphis and East Carolina) ... tied for No. 6 on the team in 6 0

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total tackles with 43, including 22 solo hits ... recorded tackles in all but one game during the season ... registered a season-high seven tackles in road game at Texas A&M ... also recorded six stops vs. Southern Miss and Memphis ... had five tackles vs. Marshall and in season finale against UCF ... had one forced fumble in win over Southern Miss. High School: Played at Mississippi’s South Panola High School, one of the nation’s premier high school programs, for head coach Lance Pogue ... noted for his strong run-stopping ability ... was a threeyear starter at linebacker for a South Panola program that had an 89-game winning streak snapped in the 2008 state championship game ... helped the Tigers to undefeated seasons and state titles in 2006 and 2007 along with a USA Today national ranking of No. 9 in 2007 ... named first-team all-state by the Clarion-Ledger in 2008 after tallying more than 100 tackles as a senior ... also selected to the 2008 MaxPreps All-State Team for Mississippi ... chosen to play in the Mississippi-Alabama All-Star Game ... made 91 tackles with seven sacks as a junior in 2007 on his way to second-team Class 5A All-State honors from MAC/MagnoliaPreps. com ... also ran the 200 meters on high school track team. Personal: Born Sept. 9, 1990 at Batesville, Miss. ... son of Brenda and Marvin Burdette ... major is sociology. Burdette’s Career Statistics

G UA A Tot TFL Yds Sks Yds FR

2009 12 22 21 43 1.5 6 0.5 3 1 2010 12 77 37 114 8.0 29 3.0 17 1 2011 12 47 45 92 4.5 13 1.0 6 1 Totals 36 146 103 249 14.0 48 4.5 26 3

68 Albert Calloway Offensive Line 6-0 | 285 Sophomore Irondale, Ala. (Shades Valley HS)

In third year in the Blazer program, Calloway provides depth to offensive line. 2011: Did not see any action during season. 2010: Did not see any action and was redshirted.


2012 FOOTBALL 2012 UAB Blazers High School: Attended Shades Valley High School … was team captain as a senior … helped senior squad improve to 6-4 record after an 0-10 mark his freshman season. Personal: Born March 31, 1992 at Irondale, Ala. … son of Vernell and Darrell Calloway (divorced) … major is business.

Tornadoes to four straight 4A state playoff appearances, including a 10-2 record and the second round of the playoffs as a senior … earned the Lamar County Humanitarian Leadership Award in 2010. Personal: Born April 18, 1993 at Hattiesburg, Miss. … son of Sheri and Jim Carter … major is exercise science.

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Jose Casanova

Running Back 5-8 | 195 Junior Conyers, Ga. (Rockdale County HS)

Defensive End 6-2 270 R-Freshman Vestavia Hills, Ala. (Vestavia Hills HS)

In third year at UAB … provides depth at running back position. 2011: Did not see action. 2010: Did not see any action in games but participated in practice for the Blazers. High School: Attended Rockdale County High School … was a second-team all-area selection as a senior … also earned Rockdale County Player-of-the-Week honors. Personal: Born Oct. 15, 1990 at Atlanta, Ga. … son of Veronda P. Calloway … major is sociology.

Entering second season at UAB. 2011: Redshirted ... did not play. High School: Attended Vestavia Hills High School … also was a member of the wrestling team. Personal: Born Feb. 2, 1993 in Birmingham ... son of Jose and Gladys Casanova ... major is health-related programs.

96 Jewel Christian

Wesley Carter

Redshirted last season as a true freshman, Carter is expected to compete for playing time in 2012 … listed as a No. 2 tackle coming out of spring practice. 2011: Did not see any action and was redshirted … named to Conference USA Commissioner’s Honor Roll. High School: Attended Purvis (Miss.) High School … Mississippi Association of Coaches Class 4A All-State First Team honoree … named to the 2010 Hattiesburg American All-Area First Team … earned WDAM 7 All-Area Team honors in 2010 … graded out at 80 percent as a senior … registered 30 pancake blocks in 2010 … played for coach Perry Wheat … helped the

32 Bashr Coles Running Back 5-11 | 212 R-Freshman Tucker, Ga. (Tucker HS)

After a redshirt season in 2011, Coles is part of a group of talented, young running backs who help give Blazers excellent depth at the position … had an outstanding spring … rushed for 85 yards on 15 attempts in first scrimmage, ran for 76 yards and a touchdown on 10 rushes in second scrimmage before posting

Defensive Tackle 6-2 | 295 Junior Osyka, Miss. (SW Mississippi CC)

72 Offensive Line 6-4 | 280 R-Freshman Purvis, Miss. (Purvis HS)

first team as a senior … also earned firstteam all-district honors during his junior and senior seasons and earned honorable mention honors as a sophomore … was named the Most Valuable Lineman by coaching staff … also started at the defensive end position as a senior … won the state powerlifting title in the 308-pound weight class as a senior … was named MVP of powerlifting team during his senior year. Personal: Born Dec. 20, 1990 at McComb, Miss. … son of Carrie and Jewel Christian … major is individually designed.

Saw brief action in opening game of season at Florida before injuries sidelined him for season … will have two years of eligibility remaining. 2011: Played in season opener at Florida, recording three tackles (two solos/one assist) against the Gators … granted medical redshirt for season. Junior College: A two-year starter at SW Mississippi coached by Charles Anthony … earned second-team all-state honors as a sophomore … second on team with 28 knockdowns at the offensive line during his sophomore season. High School: Four-year letterwinner at South Pike HS under head coach Randall Huffman … a three-year starter on the offensive line … earned a spot on the South team in the Bernard Blackwell All-Star Football Classic … was named to the All-Pike County 6 1

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2012 FOOTBALL 2012 UAB Blazers 63 yards on only seven carries in the spring game … totaled 224 rushing yards on 32 attempts (7.0 ypr) in three spring scrimmages … listed as co-No. 2 on the depth chart coming out of spring drills. 2011: Saw action in first two games of season (Florida and Tulane) before injury kept him off field for remainder of season … was granted medical redshirt … rushed four times for 15 yards in season opener at Florida … named to Conference USA Commissioner’s Honor Roll. High School: Attended Tucker High School in metro-Atlanta area … an honorable mention all-state selection by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution as a senior in 2010 … also tabbed all-area and All-DeKalb County … named the 2010 DeKalb Neighbor Football All-Area Player of the Year … ran for 1,301 yards on 142 carries (9.2 yards per carry) and 20 touchdowns as a senior … finished second on his run-first team with 11 catches for 203 yards and two scores … helped Tucker to an undefeated regular season, a 13-1 overall record and a Region 6-AAAA championship in 2010 … Tucker also advanced to the program’s third state semifinal in four years … played for coach Franklin Stephens. Personal: Born Sept. 16, 1992 at Pittsburgh, Pa. … son of Charmaine Bryant … major is liberal arts.

31 Tevin Crews Linebacker 6-2 | 212 R-Freshman Brent, Ala. (Bibb County HS)

After sitting out 2011 season, Crews was moved to linebacker from safety early in 2012 spring drills and is listed at No. 2 at SLB position entering fall camp. 2011: Redshirted and did not play. High School: Attended Bibb County High School where he helped lead the Choctaws to back-to-back Class 4A Region 3 championships in 2009 and 2010 … Bibb County reached AHSAA Class 4A semifinals in 2010, compiling a 12-2 record, a school record … played safety on Bibb defense … named to Class 4A West Alabama All-Stars … was coached by Mike Battles … also played basketball at Bibb … high school

teammate of current UAB defensive end Diaheem Watkins. Personal: Born May 26, 1992 in Tuscaloosa, Ala. ... son of LaTonia and Douglas Kersh ... major is liberal arts.

63 Uneik Crumbley Offensive Guard 6-3 | 327 R-Freshman Americus, Ga. (Americus-Sumter HS)

semifinals in 2009 ... named to The Birmingham News All-Metro West Football Defensive Team ... had three interceptions and 995 yards receiving yards on offense ... recipient of the Most Valuable Receiver Award at the Schuman’s (rivals.com) Ultimate 100 football camp ... coached by The Birmingham News All-Metro West Coach of the Year Ruben Nelson ... also played baseball. Personal: Born June 18, 1992 at Birmingham, Ala. … son of Sakeitha Crusoe and Damian Nevelt … major is sociology.

9 Sat out 2011 season as a true freshman ... expected to compete for playing time this fall … listed as No. 2 at offensive guard position entering fall practice. 2011: Did not see action and was redshirted. High School: Attended Americus-Sumter High School … was a Class AAA all-state selection by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution in 2010 … chosen second-team all-state by the Georgia Sports Writers Association … tabbed first-team all-region for Region 1-AAA … helped Americus-Sumter to a 7-5 record in his senior year … coached by Michael Pollock as a senior… blocked for an offense that ran for more than 2,000 yards … selected for the Georgia Athletic Coaches Association’s North-South Football Classic … named offensive line MVP at the 2010 Atlanta National Underclassmen Combine. Personal: Born July 22, 1993 at Americus, Ga. … son of Patricia and Darius Harris … major is liberal arts.

Jay Davis Wide Receiver

6-1 | 194 Sophomore Lilburn, Ga. (Parkview HS)

Was redshirted as a true freshman in 2010 but was in regular rotation at wide receiver position last season … expected to play larger role this fall and is listed No. 1 on preseason depth chart. 2011: Played in 11-of-12 games last season and started a pair of contests (Memphis and Southern Miss — both UAB victories)

18 Jamarious Crusoe Safety 6-0 | 198 Sophomore Midfield, Ala. (Midfield HS)

Redshirted as a true freshman in 2010, Crusoe provides depth to secondary. 2011: Did not see any action. 2010: Did not see any action and was redshirted. High School: Attended Midfield High School ... helped his team finish with an 11-2 record and advance to the Class 4A 6 2

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2012 FOOTBALL 2012 UAB Blazers … caught 18 passes for 174 yards and a touchdown in his first season of collegiate action … his TD reception came in the Blazers’ come-from-behind win at Memphis … recorded season-highs for catches (7) and receiving yards (61) in the victory over the Tigers … had eight receptions for 78 yards and one score in his two starts … registered four catches for 44 yards vs. Marshall … had two receptions for 34 yards with a seasonlong 22-yard grab in contest vs. Mississippi State … rushed three times for four yards during season. 2010: Did not see any action and was redshirted. High School: Was a late addition for the Blazers, inking with UAB after signing day, 2010 ... attended perennial Georgia state football power Parkview High School in metro-Atlanta ... coached by Cecil Flowe ... saw action on both sides of the ball during his career ... as a senior, he ranked fourth in Gwinnett County in receptions with 56 and set school record for catches and receiving yards (659) ... broke school’s single-season receptions record previously held by Jeff Francoeur ... also recorded six touchdowns as a senior ... as a linebacker his junior year, Davis registered 58 tackles with pair of sacks and one interception ... also participated on the track and field team at Parkview. Personal: Born Dec. 20, 1991 at Atlanta, Ga. … son of Dionne Johnson and Jeff Davis … major is mass communications. Davis’ Career Statistics Receiving

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62 Ryan Densmore Snapper 6-1 | 220 Junior Morris, Ala. (Mortimer Jordan HS)

Provides backup duty at snapper position ... in fourth season at UAB. 2011: Did not see action … named as recipient of Conference USA Academic Medal (3.75 GPA or better) as well as earning spot on C-USA Commissioner’s Honor Roll for second consecutive year. 2010: Did not see any action in his

second season with the Blazers … named to Conference USA Commissioner’s Honor Roll. 2009: Did not see any action in his first year at UAB and was redshirted. High School: Attended Mortimer Jordan High School ... was three-year letterman as he played defensive end, tackle and tight end ... also played baseball as prep student-athlete and earned spot on North Jefferson News baseball all-stars in 2009 ... was an honors student and graduated fifth in his class. Personal: Born Sept. 14, 1990 at Birmingham, Ala. ... son of Cynthia and Randy Densmore ... major is biomedical engineering.

24 Greg Franklin Running Back 5-11 | 197 Junior Marietta, Ga. (Marietta HS)

Played as a true freshman in 2010 and moved into larger role last season … listed as No. 1 running back coming out of spring practice and is top returning rusher for the Blazers. 2011: Was team’s leading rusher (430 yards on 84 attempts) with a pair of touchdowns … averaged impressive 5.1 yards per carry … played in all 12 games with seven starts … drew starting assignment in final six games of the season after injury to starter Pat Shed … rushed for 212 yards in late-season, three-game stretch against Houston, Memphis and Southern Miss … was Blazers’ fifth-leading receiver, and second among running backs, with 21 catches for 284 yards (13.5 avg.) … rushed for 301 yards in final six games of season after only 129 in first six contests … season-high 85 rushing yards against Southern Miss on 17 carries … rushed for touchdowns against Memphis and Southern Miss … season and career-long rush was 57 yards against Troy … finished with 60 yards against the Trojans … ran for 73 yards on only 10 attempts with one rushing touchdown in Blazers’ win at Memphis … also had 70 receiving yards on three catches vs. Memphis … recorded receptions of 20, 21, 32 and 46 yards … career-long 46-yard catch came in win 6 3

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against UCF. 2010: Appeared in nine games in first season in a Blazer uniform … rushed 11 times for 53 yards … ran for a season-high 36 yards on seven carries in victory over UTEP … had a long run of 12 yards against UTEP … also ran three times for 10 yards vs. UCF … caught five passes for 48 yards … recorded three receptions for 37 yards with long of 14 against Tennessee … had five kick returns for 67 yards. High School: Attended Marietta High School in metro-Atlanta … a three-star recruit according to Rivals.com, who played for head coach James Richards ... as a senior, he gained over 1,500 yards and 18 touchdowns on his way to earning Class 5A honorable mention all-state accolades by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Associated Press and Georgia Sportswriters Association ... named to the Marietta Daily Journal AllCounty and All-Region First Team and was honored as the Cobb County Touchdown Club’s Running Back of the Year ... selected to the Cobb County Senior Bowl and led team in rushing with 106 yards on 13 carries despite leaving the game early with an


2012 FOOTBALL 2012 UAB Blazers ankle injury ... rushed for a career-high 269 yards and three touchdowns in a 31-24 overtime victory over Harrison HS ... had another 200-plus yard game when he scampered for 223 yards and three touchdowns vs. South Cobb HS ... collected 197 yards against Cherokee HS ... had 173 yards rushing, including a 62-yard touchdown run, against North Cobb HS. Personal: Born Oct. 20, 1991 at Atlanta, Ga. … son of Gwenda Green and Mike Franklin … major is communications management. Franklin’s Career Statistics Rushing G No Yds TD Avg LG Avg/G 2010 12 11 53 0 4.8 12

4.8

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98 Aaron Green Defensive Tackle 6-3 | 300 Sophomore Indianapolis, Ind. (Miles College)

In second season at UAB … provides depth on defensive line … recorded four tackles in 2012 Spring Game. 2011: Came to UAB from Miles College … did not see any action for the Blazers. Miles College: Member of Miles’ team in 2010 as offensive lineman. High School: Attended Cathedral High School where he played on the offensive line … also a member of the track and field team. Personal: Born Sept. 10, 1990 in Indianapolis, Ind. ... son of Myshjua Kelly and Marcus Green ... major is communications studies.

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Quarterback 6-4 | 215 Freshman Arlington, Texas (Arlington HS)

Rushing Opponent

Att Yds TD LG

at Florida

3

Tulane

3 15 0 7

15

0

10

at East Carolina

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at Troy

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Mississippi State

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at Tulsa

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UCF

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at Marshall

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Houston

11 54 0 10

at Memphis

10

73

1

18

Southern Miss

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85

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at Florida Atlantic

11

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Receiving Opponent

No Yds TD LG

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Tulane

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9

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at East Carolina

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at Troy

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Mississippi State

4

38

0

21

at Tulsa

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UCF

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at Marshall

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Houston

3 20 0 15

at Memphis

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70

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Southern Miss

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at Florida Atlantic

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Enrolled at UAB in January, 2012 and went through spring practice … passed for 387 yards in three spring scrimmages, including Spring Game when he had 137 passing yards and one touchdown pass … connected with Jamarcus Nelson for 57-yard touchdown pass in Spring Game … listed as co-No. 2 at quarterback on depth chart entering preseason practice. High School: Played for coach Scott Peach at Arlington High School in Class 5A, the largest classification in Texas ... selected as the first-team All-District 4-5A quarterback in 2011 ... helped Arlington to a 6-5 record and a playoff appearance as a senior ... completed 165 of 299 passes for 2,691 yards (244.6 per game) as a senior ... tossed 24 touchdowns and 11 interceptions ... missed much of his junior year because of injury before starting the final three games and throwing for 253 yards, four scores and two INTs ... was team captain as a senior … set a single-game passing record with 448 yards … participated in 2010 and 2011 Elite 11 regional quarterback camps ... invited to 6 4

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Nike Football Training Camp in 2011 ... won the quarterback accuracy contest at the July 2011 Nike Stampede QB target competition in McKinney, Texas. Personal: Born Feb. 12, 1993 at Arlington, Texas … son of Kristy and Carl Greer … major is liberal arts.

92 Trey Grissett Defensive End 6-5 | 260 Sophomore Warner Robins, Ga. (Houston County HS)

After seeing action as a true freshman in 2011, Grissett is expected to play larger role this fall … listed as co-No. 1 at defensive end coming out of spring practice. 2011: Saw action in final 10 games of season on defensive line … recorded nine tackles with one tackle for loss (vs. Houston) … registered a pair of tackles against Troy and Houston. High School: Attended Houston County High School in Warner Robins, Ga. … was regarded as a top middle Georgia prospect as a prep senior … earned second-team Trey Grissett


2012 FOOTBALL 2012 UAB Blazers All-1AAAA region honors following 2010 season in vote of region coaches ... tabbed first-team All-Houston County by Macon Telegraph ... also tabbed All-Middle Georgia by Telegraph ... recorded 64 tackles as a senior with 33 solo hits ... also had six tackles for loss with one fumble recovery and one pass break-up ... had one reception on offense, a 9-yard touchdown catch ... named his school’s “Best Defensive Lineman” for 2010 and also was voted team captain ... played varsity three years (freshman, junior and senior years) ... played for coach Greg Robinson ... also played on Houston County basketball team. Personal: Born March 2, 1993 at Abilene, Texas … son of Sonja and Michael Grissett … major is liberal arts.

53 Austin Haigler Linebacker 6-3 | 234 R-Freshman Maplesville, Ala. (Isabella HS)

In second season at UAB, Haigler provides depth to linebacking corps. 2011: Did not see any action for the Blazers in his first year at UAB. High School: Attended Isabella High School … coached by Scott Booth at Isabella … started at quarterback as a senior … connected on 35-of-70 passes for 591 yards with 10 touchdown passes as a senior … was outstanding runner as he rushed for 1,511 yards on 207 attempts (7.3 avg.) with 12 touchdowns on the ground … averaged 137.4 rushing yards per game … also played basketball and baseball at Isabella. Personal: Born Nov. 23, 1992 … son of Betty and Jerry Haigler … major is liberal arts.

16 Patrick Hearn Wide Receiver 6-1 | 203 Senior Quitman, Miss. (Quitman HS)

After seeing limited action as a true freshman in 2009, Hearn stepped into much

Patrick Hearn

larger role in 2010 and responded with outstanding sophomore season ... followed up that season with another solid campaign in 2011 ... listed as co-No. 1 “X” wide receiver coming out of spring practice … has started 23 of last 24 games for UAB … closing in on 1,000 career receiving yards … needs 77 yards entering 2012 season to reach 1,000 … has 68 career receptions and seven touchdown catches. 2011: Started all 12 games for the Blazers … finished second on the team in receptions with 31 and third in receiving yards with 364 … caught a pair of touchdowns (vs. UCF and Houston) … had at least one reception in 11-of-12 games … had seasonhigh four receptions against four different opponents (Florida, Troy, Marshall and Southern Miss) … season-high 70 receiving yards against East Carolina which included a 51-yard catch … also had a 32-yard grab in win over Southern Miss when he caught four balls for 60 yards … four catches for 40 yards in season opener at SEC foe Florida … also rushed six times for 31 yards. 2010: Became starter early in season after entering fall listed No. 2 at “H” wide receiver spot … started 11-of-12 games for the Blazers … ranked fourth on the team and third among receivers with 35 receptions for 6 5

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536 yards and four touchdowns … totaled a season-high 123 yards on four catches with a touchdown against Memphis … scored on a 72-yard touchdown pass from Bryan Ellis vs. Memphis for Blazers’ longest scoring play of the season … also caught five passes for 61 yards with a touchdown against UCF … after failing to notch a reception in first game vs. Florida Atlantic, Hearn caught at least one pass in each of the remaining 11 games of the season … had five receptions for 51 yards in road game at Mississippi State … recorded four catches for 65 yards against East Carolina ... had touchdown catches in three consecutive games (Marshall, East Carolina and Memphis) … had a 43-yard reception against Marshall … his 15.3 yards per catch led all Blazer receivers with 10 or more receptions. 2009: Played in 11 games and started one (Southern Miss) ... finished year with two receptions for 23 yards and one touchdown ... his touchdown was a 23-yard score in final game of season against UCF ... also registered one catch in victory over Southern Miss ... had one rush for six yards against Florida Atlantic. High School: A late addition for the Blazers, Hearn signed with UAB in late May, 2009 ... attended Quitman (Miss.) High School ... caught 65 passes for 930 yards and 10 touchdowns as a senior ... in 2008, he helped lead his team to a 10-2 record and a second-round finish in the Mississippi 4A state playoffs ... had three games during the season with more than 100 receiving yards, his best being a 122-yard performance against Wayne County when he also caught a season-high nine passes with two going for touchdowns ... chosen by the coaches as the Receiver MVP for Region 5-4A ... also rushed five times for 53 yards with one touchdown (45-yarder vs. South Jones HS) ... also saw action on defense in the secondary in 2008 and recorded four interceptions, one for a touchdown. Personal: Born Dec. 6, 1990 at Meridian, Miss. ... son of Angelia and Johnnie Dear ... major is communications management. Hearn’s Career Statistics Receiving

G

2009

11 2 23 1 11.5 23

Rec

Yds

TD

Avg.

LG

2010

12 35 536 4 15.3 72

2011

12 31 364 2 11.7 51

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35 68 923 7 13.6 72


2012 FOOTBALL 2012 UAB Blazers 83 Stephen Herring Wide Receiver 6-1 | 190 Junior Anniston, Ala. (Saks HS)

Provides depth to receiving corps and also contributes as a member of Blazer special teams. 2011: Appeared in four games (Marshall, Houston, Memphis and Southern Miss) … had one rush against the Cougars … named to Conference USA Commissioner’s Honor Roll for second time. 2010: Appeared in three games (Southern Miss, Memphis and Rice) … saw action on Blazer special teams … named to C-USA Commissioner’s Honor Roll. 2009: Saw limited action as a reserve wide receiver. High School: Attended Saks High School and played wide receiver position on football team ... earned all-area and all-county honors at Saks ... coached by Clent Smith. Personal: Born March 4, 1991 at Jacksonville, Ala. ... son of Katrina and James Herring ... major is exercise science.

57 John Hix Offensive Line 6-2 | 270 Sophomore Auburn, Ala. (Auburn HS)

Redshirted in 2010 in his first season at UAB, Hix played in reserve role on offensive line last season … listed as starter at center position entering fall camp. 2011: Saw reserve duty on offensive line for the Blazers … an outstanding student, Hix was a recipient of Conference USA Academic Medal … also earned a spot on C-USA Commissioner’s Honor Roll for 2011-12. 2010: Did not play any games and was redshirted as a true freshman. High School: Earned Class 6A All-State honors from the Alabama Sports Writers Association as a senior in 2009 ... selected for the Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Classic,

a game in which he played every offensive snap at center ... helped his Auburn team to back-to-back undefeated regular seasons, two straight 6A Region 3 titles and a 25-2 record over his final two years ... started the final 27 games of his high school career ... graded out at 89 percent as a senior with 67 knockdown blocks ... blocked for an Auburn offense that ran for 3,333 yards, posted 5,018 yards of total offense and scored a school-record 513 points in 2009 ... member of an offensive line that allowed just eight sacks for the season ... coached by Tim Carter ... played at the same high school as former UAB defensive back Brandon Carlisle ... father Bob played at Auburn University as an offensive lineman from 1979-83. Personal: Born Dec. 3, 1991 at Auburn, Ala. … son of Ellyn and Bob Hix … major is mechanical engineering.

84 Rickey Hrabowskie Wide Receiver 6-1 | 187 Junior Hoover, Ala. (Hoover HS)

ed as No. 1 QT for UAB entering fall practice … will be contender for all-conference honors this fall. 2011: Started all 12 games for the Blazers on the offensive line, holding down the right tackle spot opposite first-team all-conference tackle Matt McCants. 2010: Played in eight games and started four for the Blazers, including first three of the season … helped UAB offense to its second-highest yardage total in school history (5,074 yards). 2009: Played in eight games as a true freshman ... started season opener against Rice ... was tabbed to Conference USA AllFreshman team by league’s head coaches following season. High School: A strong and agile offensive lineman who played under head coach Dell McGee ... rated as the No. 51 offensive lineman in the country and No. 62 on Georgia’s top 75 players in the 2009 class ... rated as No. 21 OG prospect by Scout.com ... played left tackle during his junior and senior year for Carver teams that went 26-3 and won the 2007 Georgia High School Association Class AAA state championship ... recorded 77 pancake blocks and was selected to the Columbus Ledger-Enquirer All-City team and the Associated Press Class AAA first-

Provides depth at wide receiver position. 2011: Saw action in a pair of games (Marshall and Houston) for the Blazers. 2010: Did not see any action. High School: Attended Hoover High School … has been playing sport six years. Personal: Born Nov. 28, 1990 at Birmingham, Ala. … son of Gwen and Rick Hrabowskie (divorced) … major is electrical engineering.

74 Chris Hubbard Offensive Line 6-4 | 285 Senior Columbus, Ga. (Carver HS)

A year after being the youngest of UAB’s starting offensive linemen, Hubbard is now the leader of the Blazers up front as the group’s only senior … emerged as integral cog on offensive front in 2010 … expected to again play large role for the Blazers ... list6 6

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2012 FOOTBALL 2012 UAB Blazers High School: Played for head coach Tom Causey at Demopolis High ... selected to the Class 5A All-State Team by the Alabama Sports Writers Association following his senior season in 2008 ... managed 87 total tackles with four sacks and three fumble recoveries ... named his team’s defensive MVP ... selected Demopolis Times Player of the Week after returning two interceptions for touchdowns in a game against WilcoxCentral ... set a season-high with 15 tackles in a game against Selma ... helped Demopolis to an 8-5 record in 2008. Personal: Born Jan. 19, 1991 at Demopolis, Ala. ... son of Jacqueline and Gregory Lewis Irvin Sr. … major is sociology.

team All-State squad .... chosen to compete in the annual Offense/Defense All-American game in Myrtle Beach, S.C. that features some of the top young talent in the nation. Personal: Born April 23, 1991 at Columbus, Ga. ... son of Angela Jones and Edward Hubbard ... major is communications management.

60 Kaycee Ike Offensive Line 6-5 | 293 Junior Lawrenceville, Ga. (Central Gwinnett HS)

Redshirted in 2009 in his first year at UAB, Ike saw his first action on the offensive line last season as he played in a reserve role …expected to play larger role in 2012 … listed as No. 1 at ST on O-Line entering fall practice. 2011: Saw playing time in all 12 games last season. 2010: Did not see any action for UAB. 2009: Did not see any action and was redshirted. High School: Played for head coach Ed Stokes at Central Gwinnett High School ... graded out at 93 percent blocking as a senior in 2008 ... totaled 18 pancake blocks and allowed just one sack for the season ... named all-county honorable mention by the Touchdown Club of Gwinnett ... was a twoyear starter ... picked up a Gwinnett County Player of the Month honor during senior season ... selected to play in the Rivalries of Gwinnett All-Star Football Game. Personal: Born July 23, 1991 at Norcross, Ga. ... son of Ijeoma and Damran Ike ... major is exercise science.

46 Greg Irvin Linebacker 5-11 | 218 Senior Demopolis, Ala. (Demopolis HS)

After seeing playing time as a true freshman in 2009, Irvin again contributed at linebacker position in 2010 ... his role increased significantly last season as a junior when he started every game …

Irvin’s Career Statistics

Greg Irvin

G UA A Tot TFL Yds Sks Yds FR

2009 11 7 9 16 2.5 8 0 0 0 2010 9 8 8 16 1.5 14 1.0 13 0

again expected to compete for starting spot at linebacker as he’s listed No. 1 at SLB entering fall camp. 2011: Started all 12 games at sam linebacker position for the Blazers and finished with 66 total tackles to rank fourth among UAB defenders … had 40 solo stops … also registered three tackles for loss (-16 yards) and one sack (-13) … set school records for most fumble recoveries in a season (5) and also in one game (4 vs. East Carolina) … also had a sack and a tackle for loss against the Pirates … recorded a season-high nine tackles against Tulsa … had seven tackles — all solos — to go along with a fumble recovery in UAB’s win over Southern Miss … had six tackles in backto-back games to open the season against Florida and Tulane … also added a forced fumble against the Green Wave. 2010: Appeared in nine games and started two (vs. UTEP and Mississippi State) … finished season with 16 total tackles (8 solos/8 assists) … recorded 1.5 tackles for loss (vs. UTEP and Mississippi State) … posted season-high four tackles in final game vs. Rice … also contributed three tackles vs. Florida Atlantic and Tennessee. 2009: Saw action as a true freshman in 11 games, starting three in row (Florida Atlantic, Memphis and East Carolina) late in the season ... saw playing time at linebacker and on kickoff team ... finished the year with 16 total tackles, including seven solo stops ... recorded 2.5 tackles for loss ... registered season-best three tackles against Marshall and UTEP. 6 7

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2011 12 40 26 66 3.0 16 1.0 13 5 Totals 32 55 43 98 7.0 38 2.0 26 5

4 Dontavius Jackson Running Back 5-10 | 214 Senior Franklin, Ga. (Univ. of Georgia)

Enters second season of action at UAB … sat out 2010 campaign following his transfer from Georgia … was one of nation’s most sought-after running backs as high school prospect at Heard County (Ga.) High … listed as co-No. 2 at running back coming out of spring practice … rushed for a pair of touchdowns in 2012 Spring Game. 2011: Battled through injuries in first season of action for the Blazers … rushed 20 times during season for 83 yards … seasonhigh rushing yards came in opener at Florida when he ran for 31 yards on five carries (6.2 avg.), including a season-long rush of 22 yards … ran for 11 yards on three carries vs. Mississippi State … had 18 yards on four attempts in midseason contest at Marshall in final action of season before injuries derailed campaign for him … recorded pair of receptions (vs. Florida and Marshall). 2010: Sat out season following his transfer from Georgia. 2009 (Georgia): Appeared in four games


2012 FOOTBALL 2012 UAB Blazers carry on offense and 242 tackles for his career ... graduated high school in December and enrolled at Georgia in January, 2008. Personal: Born Nov. 11, 1989 … major is individually designed. Jackson’s Career Statistics Rushing G No Yds TD Avg LG Avg/G *2009 4 3 38 0 12.7 19

9.5

2011 7 20 83 0 4.2 22 11.9 Totals 11 23 121 0 6.1 22 11.0 *Statistics while at Georgia

99 Micky Jackson Defensive Tackle 6-1 | 320 Sophomore Piedmont, Ala. (Piedmont HS)

Dontavius Jackson

for the Bulldogs … registered career-highs in attempts (3) and rushing yards (38) at Vanderbilt … had a long rush of 19 yards against the Commodores … was recipient of Christian Walker Football Scholarship ... redshirted in 2008. High School: Attended Heard County High School … coached by Tim Barron ... 2008 SuperPrep All-America and All-Dixie teams .... PrepStar Top 135 Dream Team ... Scout. com four-star prospect, Top 150, #186 player in America, #23 RB in nation, #32 prospect in the South, #13 prospect in Georgia ... Atlanta Journal-Constitution Georgia’s Super 11 and Super Southern 100 ... 2008 Rivals. com Rivals250, RB Rankings: Best in space (3), running backs (8), Georgia Top 50 (11) ... UGASports Georgia Top 50 (11) ... 2007 Parade All-America “Ones To Watch” list ... suffered a broken left wrist in the first game of his senior year (2007) ... as a junior in 2006 tallied 2,462 yards rushing and 29 touchdowns on 247 carries (10.0 yards per carry) to go along with 73 tackles and three interceptions ... led Heard County to an undefeated regular season in 2006 ... racked up 405 yards on 42 carries against Lamar County as a junior in 2006 ... as a sophomore, rushed for 1,374 yards and 16 touchdowns ... finished with 56 touchdowns, 4,742 yards and 10 yards per

Coming off true freshman season at UAB … jumped into considerable action in 2011 as he played in 11 games … listed as costarter at nose tackle coming out of spring practice. 2011: Saw action in 11 games as a true freshman … recorded 17 tackles on the defensive front for the Blazers … also had one tackle for loss (vs. Tulsa) and one sack (vs. Tulsa) … season-high four tackles in road game at Marshall … added three Micky Jackson

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tackles in three contests (Florida, Tulsa and Houston). High School: Attended Piedmont High School … was regarded as one of top linemen in state ... tabbed first-team all-state Class 3A by Alabama Sports Writers Association ... selected to participate in the Alabama/Mississippi All-Star Classic ... finished the 2010 season with 77 total tackles with 17 tackles for loss and 12 sacks ... helped lead his team to Class 3A semifinal finish and 12-2 record as a senior ... as a junior Jackson was named first-team all-state as Piedmont won the Class 3A state title ... also was tabbed to Gadsden Times All-Area first team in 2009 as defensive lineman. Personal: major is liberal arts. Jackson’s Career Statistics

G UA A Tot TFL Yds Sks Yds FR

2011 11 8 9 17 1.5 8 1 8 0

6 Lamar Johnson Safety 6-2 | 205 Senior Pascagoula, Miss. (Mississippi Gulf Coast CC)

Signed with the Blazers in December, 2010 and enrolled at UAB the following January … was able to participate in 2011 spring drills … entering second season at UAB and is expected to play more significant role this fall … listed as co-No. 1 at strong safety entering fall practice. 2011: Saw reserve duty in secondary and some action on special teams last season … played in 11 games during campaign … earned spot on Conference USA Commissioner’s Honor Roll in first year at UAB. Junior College: Attended Mississippi Gulf Coast … ranked No. 2 in the nation in interceptions with eight during the 2010 season, including seven in the final four games ... ranked as No. 15 junior college prospect in Mississippi by Jackson ClarionLedger ... recorded 38 tackles as he helped Mississippi Gulf Coast CC to a 10-2 record and a final national ranking of No. 3 ... earned NJCAA Academic All-America recognition in 2009. High School: Attended Pascagoula (Miss.) High School … was part of Pasca-


2012 FOOTBALL 2012 UAB Blazers goula Class of 2009 … was standout in both football and track and field. Personal: Born Nov. 24, 1990 at Pascagoula, Miss. … son of Tina and Chester Cook (divorced) … major is marketing.

11 Calvin Jones Safety 5-10 | 187 Junior Petal, Miss. (Copiah-Lincoln JC)

Has two more years of eligibility after enrolling at UAB in January, 2011 following transfer from Copiah Lincoln JC … entering second season with the Blazers … after seeing considerable action last season in debut campaign at UAB, Jones is expected to play larger role this fall and compete for starting job … listed as co-No. 1 at strong safety entering fall practice. 2011: Ranked ninth on the team in tackles with 36, including 18 solo hits … saw action in 10 games … also contributed a tackle for loss, getting a half TFL against Houston and a half vs. Florida Atlantic … posted season-high nine tackles against Houston … registered five solos en route to seven tackle performance in victory at Mem-

phis … also had five stops in season finale at FAU … netted four tackles in road contest at Marshall … earned Conference USA Commissioner’s Honor Roll accolades in his first season at UAB. Junior College: Attended Copiah-Lincoln Junior College … finished with 105 tackles in 2010 as Copiah-Lincoln finished with a 9-2 record and No. 13 national junior college ranking ... registered a pair of interceptions and also had three tackles for loss and one sack ... had a season-high 17 tackles against Mississippi Gulf Coast. High School: Attended Petal (Miss.) High School … earned all-area honors at safety as senior in 2009 …posted total of 67 tackles and averaged 9.6 stops per game as prep senior … forced one fumble. Personal: Born Dec. 15, 1991 at Ocean Springs, Miss. … son of Cecilia and Nathan Jones … major is mathematics. Jones’ Career Statistics

G UA A Tot TFL Yds Sks Yds INT PBU

2011 10 18 18 36 1 0 0 0 0

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38 Santonio Jones Linebacker 5-11 | 220 Senior Heidelberg, Miss. (Jones County JC)

Calvin Jones

Expected to compete for playing time in 2012 as he begins his second season at UAB. 2011: Did not see any action for the Blazers in first season at UAB. Jones County Junior College: Played two seasons at Jones County … as a sophomore in 2010, Jones was a starter and led team in tackles with 68 stops, including 45 solo hits … registered four tackles as a freshman in 2009, including one sack … attended same junior college as former Blazers Jamie Bender and D.A. Autry. High School: Attended Heidelberg High School … played on both sides of the ball at Heidelberg, seeing action at linebacker and at running back … registered 104 tackles as a senior … posted eight games as a senior with double figure tackles … had 19 tackles in one game against Southeast Lauderdale … named to WDAM-TV All-Area Team in 2008 as an outside linebacker. 6 9

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Personal: Born Oct. 30, 1990 in Laurel, Miss. ... son of Amelita Jones ... major is sociology.

61 Taylor Klein Snapper 5-11 | 220 Senior Lexington, Ky. (Paul L. Dunbar HS)

In fifth year in program and third as Blazers’ regular snapper on punts and placekicks ... has received Conference USA Commissioner’s Honor Roll accolades last three years … listed as No. 1 snapper entering fall practice. 2011: Was Blazers’ regular snapper for third season in a row … earned a spot on C-USA Commissioner’s Honor Roll. 2010: Took care of starting snapper duties for UAB for second year in a row … named to C-USA Commissioner’s Honor Roll. 2009: Handled snapper duties for the Blazers both on punts and placekicks ... was tabbed to Conference USA All-Freshman Team honors following season ... named to C-USA Commissioner’s Honor Roll … registered four tackles for the Blazers on punt team. 2008: Member of scout team and was redshirted. High School: Attended Paul L. Dunbar High in Lexington, Ky. ... as a prep senior, he earned all-state, all-city and all-region accolades as a defensive end ... tabbed all-city and all-region as a sophomore and junior ... recognized as all-state at offensive tackle following junior season ... also participated on wrestling team and track & field squad ... finished fourth in state in wrestling. Personal: Born Sept. 14, 1990 at Lexington, Ky. ... son of Daphne Stephens and Walt Klein ... major is accounting.

23 Caleb Lester Cornerback 5-10 | 190 Junior Atlanta, Ga. (Douglass HS)

Was redshirted as a true freshman in 2009 ... will be in his


2012 FOOTBALL 2012 UAB Blazers Caleb Lester

2008 ... was honored as the Region 2-5A Defensive Player of the Week after helping the Astros to a 27-16 victory over Washington on Sept. 12, 2008 ... attended same high school that former UAB quarterback Darrell Hackney attended. Personal: Born Jan. 23, 1991 at Atlanta, Ga. ... son of Kym and Eddie Lester ... major is individually designed. Lester’s Career Statistics

G UA A Tot TFL Yds Sks Yds INT PBU

2010 12 5 2 7 0 0 0 0 0

0

2011 12 5 4 9 0 0 0 0 0

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2 Ty Long Kicker 6-2 | 188 Sophomore Roswell, Ga. (Roswell HS)

third season with the Blazers and his contribution has increased with each year … has seen action at both cornerback and safety during career … will compete for starting job at corner this fall … listed at No. 1 at cornerback position coming out of spring practice. 2011: Saw action in all 12 games and made two starts (Tulane and Troy) … saw majority of playing time at safety … finished season with nine tackles … had season-high three tackles vs. Troy … recorded a pair of stops in games vs. Florida and East Carolina. 2010: Played in all 12 games for the Blazers, including action on special teams … contributed seven tackles during season … season-best two tackles against Florida Atlantic and Southern Miss. 2009: Did not see any action and was redshirted. High School: Played cornerback for head coach Ken Barrow at Frederick Douglass High School ... placed on the Atlanta Journal Constitution’s The Georgia 150 list as one of the top high school recruits in the state ... had three interceptions returned for 25 yards, while also recording 28 tackles, including two tackles for loss, as a senior... also named to the 2-5A All-Region team and Score Prep’s All-Fulton County team in

Coming off outstanding freshman season for the Blazers … earned Conference USA All-Freshman Team honors and third-team Freshman AllAmerica honors in 2011 ... named to 2012 Groza Award Watch List. 2011: Had outstanding season as a true freshman … connected on 16-of-19 field goals … had a pair of game-winning field goals (vs. UCF and Southern Miss) … ranked No. 2 among Conference USA kickers in field goal percentage at 84.2 and was third in field goals made per game (1.33) … ranked second nationally among freshman in FGs made per game and was third among NCAA freshmen in FG percentage … his 72 points scored ranked third in the country among freshman kickers overall and was the second-highest mark among true freshmen … his 16 field goals were the most of any true freshman kicker in the country in 2011 and second-highest among all freshmen (Oklahoma redshirt frosh Mike Hunnicutt had 21 FGs) … Long’s 1.33 field goal goals per game ranked No. 26 in the NCAA statistics among all kickers … set UAB freshman record for most field goals with 16 … was named to C-USA All-Freshman Team and picked up league Special Teams Player-of-the-Week honors following his performance in the Blazers’ win over UCF … was tabbed to 7 0

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third-team Freshman All-America Team by Phil Steele’s College Football Preview … against the Knights, he converted both of his field goal attempts, including his 40-yard game-winner with :21 remaining … booted a season-high three field goals (four attempts) vs. Troy … converted a pair of three-pointers in five other games … kicked a season-long 49-yarder in game at Tulsa … also had 46-yarder a week later in win over UCF. High School: Attended Roswell High School … was regarded as one of top prep kickers in Georgia as a senior … was named to 2010 High School All-American Team by Kohl’s Professional Kicking Camp ... was outstanding as a placekicker and punter at Roswell ... connected on 14-of-21 field goals with a long of 52 yards ... his 52-yarder came on the final play of 29-27 victory over Parkview in first round of Class 6-AAAAA state playoffs ... averaged 45 yards on 38 punts ... recorded an impressive 61 touchbacks on 65 kickoffs ... had field goals of 44 Ty Long


2012 FOOTBALL 2012 UAB Blazers and 50 yards against West Forsyth ... was named first-team All-Region 6-AAAAA by Georgia High School Football Daily ... also tabbed to All-North Fulton Team by Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Personal: Born April 6, 1993 at Roswell, Ga. … son of Gale and Gary Long … major is business. Long’s Career Statistics

FG FGA Pct. XP XPA Pct. Pts.

2011 16 19 .842 24 25 .920 72 Field Goals

FG 01-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50+ LG BLK

2011 16x19 0x0 3x3 9x9 4x6 0x1 49 0

87 Jordan Longoria Tight End 6-4 | 215 Junior Atlanta, Ga. (St. Pius X HS)

Redshirted in 2009, Longoria has seen most of his action the past two seasons on special teams … listed as co-No. 2 at “T” tight end entering fall practice. 2011: Saw action in 11 games for the Blazers, primarily on special teams. 2010: Appeared in 11 games on special teams duty … provided depth at tight end … named to Conference USA Commissioner’s Honor Roll. 2009: Did not see any action and was redshirted. High School: Attended St. Pius X Catholic High School in Atlanta … was a late addition to recruiting class, signing with the Blazers in late March, 2009 ... grew six inches and added 30 pounds between his junior and senior seasons ... saw action at tight end for St. Pius his senior season ... best game came against Cartersville as he caught three passes for 34 yards ... selected to participate in the DeKalb County Football Coaches Association All-Star Game ... helped lead his team to 9-2 finish and berth in the state class AAA playoffs ... brother Jacob played football at Furman ... also participated in track and field for the Golden Lions. Personal: Born Nov. 27, 1990 at Dallas, Texas ... son of Rose and Jeffrey Longoria ... major is industrial distribution.

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D’Andre Mostella

Running Back 5-10 | 200 Sophomore Birmingham, Ala. (Spain Park HS)

Running Back 5-8 | 188 Senior Danville, Va. (UVa-Wise)

Provides depth to offensive backfield … has not seen action during career. 2011: Did not see any action. 2010: Did not see any action and was redshirted. High School: Attended Spain Park High School just south of Birmingham … was cocaptain in 2009-10 … member of Class 6A state runner-up squad in 2007 … helped lead team to 10-3 record and playoff appearance in 2009 … averaged 6.0 yards per carry as a senior … 2009-10 Spain Park Male Student of the Year … recorded 11 touchdowns in his last nine games of senior season. Personal: Born March 20, 1992 at Hattiesburg, Miss. … son of Peggy and George Mickens … major is business.

17 Mike Miller Quarterback 6-2 | 195 R-Freshman West Palm Beach, Fla. (The King’s Academy)

A reserve quarterback … had excellent prep career at The King’s Academy in West Palm Beach, Fla. 2011: Did not see any action during the season and was redshirted. High School: Attended The King’s Academy where he was a two-year starter at quarterback … as a senior in 2009 he passed for 705 yards and 11 touchdowns as he connected on 47-of-94 passes … rushed for 151 yards on 52 attempts with a pair of rushing scores … hit 8-of-9 passes and passed for two touchdowns while rushing for a pair in win over Benjamin on Oct. 9, 2009 … coached by Craig Dobson. Personal: Born Jan. 15, 1991 at Columbia, S.C. … son of Connie and Michael Miller … father was a wide receiver at Ole Miss during the decade of the 1970s … grandfather was an All-America offensive guard at Duke … major is liberal arts. 7 1

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Transferred to UAB after one year at University of Virginia at Wise … in fourth season with the Blazers and provides depth at running back … saw his first UAB action of career last season. 2011: Saw action in two games (Marshall and Houston) … had two rushing attempts for five yards vs. Houston for first career carries … long rush of three yards vs. the Cougars. 2010: Did not see any action. 2009: Did not see any action. UVa-Wise: Played at the NAIA school as a freshman in 2008. High School: Attended Chatham High School in Chatham, Va. … was named Dogwood All-District three times as a defensive back and twice as a running back … also tabbed to all-metro team as a DB on three occasions and two times on offense as a back … was an honorable mention All-Region selection as a running back … coached by Malon Dalton. Personal: Born Aug. 2, 1990 at Gadsden, Ala. … son of Brenda and Arnold Mostella … major is exercise science.

36 Hunter Mullins Punter 6-3 | 195 Sophomore Tallassee, Ala. (Tallassee HS)

In third season at UAB after a redshirt year in 2010 … has served as Blazers’ backup punter last two seasons but appears primed to assume starting job in 2012. 2011: Saw action in one game (Houston), punting twice for 41.5 average … had a long punt of 49 yards … was named to Conference USA Commissioner’s Honor Roll. 2010: Did not see any action and was redshirted. High School: Attended Tallassee High


2012 FOOTBALL 2012 UAB Blazers School … was a two-time, first-team Class 5A All-State performer as a punter by the Alabama Sports Writers Association (ASWA) … coached by Rodney Dollar … also earned baseball all-metro team honors as a pitcher for the 2010 season. Personal: Born March 2, 1992 at Montgomery, Ala. … son of Laura and Pat Mullins (divorced) … major is exercise science.

ular season in 2009 ... recorded 55 catches, 1,049 yards, 214 yards rushing, five interceptions and 19 touchdowns ... was named The Birmingham News Metro-West Player of the Year ... listed as No. 27 state prospect on Birmingham News Super Seniors list ... selected to The Birmingham News All-Metro West Offensive Team ... named to the ASWA First Team All-State ... coached by The Birmingham News All-Metro West Coach of the Year Ruben Nelson ... two-time Class 4A state champion in the 100 meters ... also captured 200-meter title … in addition, he was a highly-regarded basketball player for Midfield, earning team MVP and all-region honors … two-year letterwinner in track and field and basketball. Personal: Born April 24, 1992 at Midfield, Ala. … son of Marsha Nelson … nickname is J.J. … major is communications management.

70 Hayden Naumann Offensive Line 6-5 | 280 R-Freshman Decatur, Ala. (Decatur HS)

Expected to see first collegiate action on offensive line this fall after redshirt season in 2011 … listed as No. 2 SG coming out of spring practice. 2011: Did not see any action and was redshirted … picked up academic honor when he was named to Conference USA Commissioner’s Honor Roll. High School: Attended Decatur (Ala.) High School … a first-team Class 6A AllState selection by Alabama Sports Writers Association ... prior to senior season, named by Friday Night Football Alabama as No. 4 offensive tackle prospect in the state ... earned all-area honors twice by Decatur Daily ... played in Alabama-Mississippi AllStar Classic ... helped lead Decatur to 9-3 record in 2010 ... also earned a spot on Reebok All-Alabama third team and was All-Rocket City first team ... coached by Jere Adcock ... his father, Kevin Naumann, played at North Alabama. Personal: Born Aug. 12, 1992 at Decatur, Ala. … son of Carrie and Kevin Naumann … major is mechanical engineering.

1 Jamarcus Nelson Wide Receiver 5-11 | 160 Sophomore Midfield, Ala. (Midfield HS)

One of Blazers’ most dynamic performers

Nelson’s Career Statistics Jamarcus Nelson

… has sprinter speed … saw first season of action in 2011 … listed as co-No. 1 at “Z” wide receiver position after spring practice … was redshirted in 2010. 2011: Played in all 12 games, seeing significant action at wide receiver and also as kick return specialist for the Blazers … was on receiving end of 17 passes for 358 yards with a team-leading four touchdown receptions … also led team in average yards per catch (21.1) … posted a pair of two-touchdown games (Tulsa and Memphis) … had two receptions (66 and 44 yards) in contest at Tulsa, the 66-yarder coming on a pass from QB Bryan Ellis … caught season-high six passes for 133 yards in victory at Memphis … had a 47-yard reception at Memphis … also caught a pair of passes vs. East Carolina and Southern Miss … finished with 10 rushes for 23 yards with a 3-yard rushing touchdown vs. Florida Atlantic in season finale …also had team-high 24 kickoff returns for 422 yards (17.6 avg.) … had long kick return of 37 yards vs. Memphis. 2010: Did not appear in a game for the Blazers and was redshirted. High School: Attended Midfield High School … led his team to the state Class 4A semifinals after finishing 11-2 during the reg7 2

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17

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2011

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41 Landon Nolen Safety 5-9 | 178 Senior Pleasant Grove, Ala. (North Alabama)

A transfer from North Alabama, Nolen provides depth to secondary ... played for the Lions in 2008 and 2009 … saw first action at UAB last season in reserve role and on special teams … could see more action in 2012. 2011: Played in 10 games last season, seeing action in secondary and on special teams … recorded pair of tackles in home game vs. Tulane … also posted solo tackles against East Carolina, Mississippi State and Tulsa. 2010: Did not see any action. High School: Attended Pleasant Grove High School … coached by Jim Elgin.


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G UA A Tot TFL Yds Sks Yds INT PBU

2011 10 5 0 5 0 0 0 0 0

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76 Brian O’Leary Offensive Line 6-2 | 290 Sophomore Sarasota, Fla. (Venice HS)

Sat out 2010 season as a true freshman redshirt but got on the field for his first collegiate action last fall … expected to play much larger role this fall … listed as starter on offensive line at SG coming out of spring practice. 2011: Saw action in nine games in reserve offensive line role. 2010: Did not see any action and was redshirted. High School: Attended Venice High School … named to the Sarasota Herald Tribune’s All-Area first team as a senior after helping lead the Indians to a 9-2 record and the regional quarterfinals ... a two-year starter on the offensive line ... played center as a junior and all three O-line positions as a senior ... helped Indians to three straight district titles, including a 20-3 record during his two years on the O-line ... also helped team set a school record with 38.5 points a game in 2008 ... uncle, Bill O’Leary, was a fullback at Georgia, in the early/mid 1980s ... coached by John Peacock. Personal: Born Feb. 15, 1992 at Sarasota, Fla. ... son of Helena Black and Brian O’Leary (divorced) … major is individually designed.

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as a tight end … has yet to see action for the Blazers. 2011: Did not see any action during season … named to Conference USA Commissioner’s Honor Roll. 2010: Did not see any action and was redshirted. High School: Attended Out of Door Academy ... helped lead Out of Door to Class 1B state semifinal appearance in 2009 ... was a two-way player as a junior in 2008 ... in 2009 as a tight end, he had 24 receptions for 320 yards with four touchdowns ... was named Class 1B All-State by Lakeland Ledger ... also played basketball at Out of Door Academy. Personal: Born Aug. 4, 1991 at Philadelphia, Pa. … son of Lilly and Jim Onufrak … major is liberal arts.

51 Jesse Parrish Linebacker 6-0 | 220 Junior Wetumpka, Ala. (Wetumpka HS)

In his fourth year with the Blazers … has been listed as both defensive lineman and linebacker since arrival at UAB … provides depth to the defensive unit. 2011: Did not see any action. 2010: Did not see any action. 2009: Did not see any action during season and was redshirted. High School: Attended Wetumpka High School ... was named team’s Most Improved Offensive Player for 2008 season ... helped team reach second round of state playoffs last two years ... selected all-county. Personal: Born Aug. 5, 1991 at Wetumpka, Ala. ... son of Gladys and Mark Parrish ... major is philosophy.

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Cody Payne

Signed shortly after national signing day in February, 2010 … originally came to UAB

Offensive Line 6-6 | 275 Senior West Palm Beach, Fla. (Butler County CC)

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ring from Butler County (Kan.) CC … played freshman season at Lackawanna College in Pennsylvania … came to UAB with three years of eligibility remaining … after not seeing any action last season, Payne was moved to offensive line prior to 2012 spring practice and is listed as starter at QG coming out of spring. 2011: Did not see any action for the Blazers. 2010: Appeared in nine games for the Blazers in his first season in the Green & Gold … recorded four tackles, including one tackle for loss … registered a pair of stops against East Carolina and one each in games at Tennessee and UCF … tackle for loss came in contest at Tennessee. Junior College: Attended Butler Community College in Kansas but was redshirted in 2009 … signed with the Blazers during the 2010 summer ... played his freshman season at Lackawanna College in Pennsylvania. High School: Attended Palm Beach Central High School where he earned a spot in the 2007 Outback Senior All-Star Game, selected as a tight end … coached by John Timmons. Personal: Born Aug. 24, 1990 at West Palm Beach, Fla. … son of Sandi and Perry Payne … major is sociology. Payne’s Career Statistics

G UA A Tot TFL Yds Sks Yds Int

2010 9 2 2 4 0.5 1 0 0 0

FF 0

14 Jonathan Perry Quarterback 6-2 | 210 Junior Baltimore, Md. (Dunbar HS)

Was redshirted as a true freshman in 2009 ... saw his first action at UAB last season as he became starting quarterback after injuries sidelined Bryan Ellis … put up good numbers after becoming starter in 2011 and enters fall as Blazers’ starter at signal-caller. 2011: Began season as the backup to Bryan Ellis but became the starter after Ellis suffered variety of injuries that derailed his season … made eight starts during the season with first career starting assignment coming against Troy … started back-to-back


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contests vs. Troy and Mississippi State before Ellis returned to field … passed for 196 yards and rushed for 19 in first career start at Troy … assumed starting job for good after Ellis was injured vs. Tulsa on Oct. 15 … finished year hitting 58 percent of his passes as he hit 174-of-300 for 2,042 yards with 10 touchdown passes … rushed for 294 yards on 92 attempts with three rushing touchdowns … despite only eight starts, Perry’s 2,042 passing total ranks No. 8 all-time among single-season marks in UAB history … passed for 410 yards and four touchdowns in comeback win at Memphis Nov. 12 … the 410 total is the seventh-highest total by a Blazer in a game … his 457-yard mark (410 passing, 47 rushing) vs. Memphis is third-highest total offense number in UAB history … passed for 327 yards and a pair of touchdowns in home win over UCF … of Perry’s 2,042 passing yards during the season, 1,527 of those came in the final six games of the campaign … all 10 touchdown passes were in the final six contests … also passed for more than 200 yards against Marshall (215) and Southern Miss (236) … nearly posted a 100-yard rushing game in final contest of season as he ran for 97 vs. Florida Atlantic on 16 carries with one rushing TD … also had impressive rushing games vs.

Southern Miss (53), Memphis (47) and Mississippi State (44) … season-long pass was 51-yarder to Patrick Hearn at East Carolina. 2010: Did not see any action. 2009: Did not see any action and was redshirted as a true freshman. High School: Attended Dunbar High School in Baltimore, Md. ... was rated among the top quarterbacks in Maryland as a senior, throwing for nearly 1,800 yards with 19 touchdown passes ... helped lead Dunbar to three consecutive Class 1A state titles ... led Poets to 11-1 record en route to their third-straight state crown ... also played in the Maryland Crab Bowl, an event that draws the top senior football players throughout the state ... in 2008 state championship game, Perry engineered a game-winning, 89-yard drive in the final two minutes, culminating with his 34-yard touchdown pass with only two seconds remaining ... was one of nine Dunbar seniors from 2008 team to sign with a Division I program. Personal: Born Feb. 6, 1991 at Baltimore, Md. ... son of Samantha Murray ... major is communications management. Perry’s Career Statistics Passing

G Att Cmp Yds Pct TD Int LG Avg/G

Eff

2011 12 300 174 2042 .580 10 8 51 170.2 120.8 Rushing G No Yds TD Avg LG Avg/G 2011 12 92 294 3 3.2 19 24.5

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19

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Mississippi State

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44

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UCF

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47

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14

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at Florida Atlantic

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1

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7 Darius Powell Cornerback 5-10 | 181 R-Freshman Foley, Ala. (Foley HS)

Came to UAB as a wide receiver but was moved to defensive backfield at start of 2012 spring practice … sat out last season as a true freshman. 2011: Did not see any action and was redshirted. High School: Helped his team finish with an 8-4 record and rank first in the 6A Region 2 in total offensive rankings … a three-year starter at quarterback … passed for 1,780 yards and ran for another 756 yards in 2008 … as a senior, he passed for 364 yards and four touchdowns … he also ran for seven additional touchdowns … led his team to the first round of the playoffs in 2008, 2009, and 2010 … runs a 4.46 … team finished third place in division with a 5-2 divisional record … named Optimist Player of the Week three times in the 2010 season … All-Baldwin County selection in 2010. Personal: Born July 14, 1993 at Foley, Ala. … son of Delaine and Lee Powell … major is liberal arts.

Tulane

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106

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51

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39

19

196

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36

18

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25

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Houston

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48

29

410

4

0

47

Southern Miss

26

17

236

1

0

32

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Tight End 6-3 | 255 Junior Theodore, Ala. (Theodore HS)

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Was redshirted as a true freshman in 2009 ... saw his first action as a Blazer in 2010 … after not seeing action last fall, Pruitt is expected to compete for playing time at tight end position this season.


2012 FOOTBALL 2012 UAB Blazers 2011: Did not see any action for the Blazers. 2010: Appeared in two games (vs. Memphis and Rice) … did not record a reception … named to Conference USA Commissioner’s Honor Roll. 2009: Did not see any action for the Blazers and was redshirted. High School: Attended Theodore High School in Theodore, Ala. ... caught 20 passes for 225 yards as a senior in 2008 ... was a solid blocking tight end for a high school offense that focused on the run game ... selected first-team all-region by the Mobile Press-Register ... received Theodore’s Coach’s Award, given to the team’s top player as voted on by the coaching staff ... an athletic player who also averaged double-figures for his high school basketball team ... cousin of Etric Pruitt, a 2003 AllAmerican at Southern Miss and a defensive back on the 2005 Seattle Seahawks team that played in the Super Bowl ... named honorable mention Class 6A all-state by ASWA following 2008 season ... helped lead team to second round of 2008 Class 6A state playoffs ... coached by Bill Meredith. Personal: Born Dec. 28, 1990 at Prichard, Ala. … son of Joyce Randolph and Edward Pruitt Jr. … major is mass communications.

5 Darrin Reaves Running Back 5-10 | 210 Sophomore Birmingham, Ala. (Clay-Chalkville HS)

Part of a deep running back corps for the Blazers, Reaves came on strong in latter half of 2011 season … listed as co-No. 2 running back entering fall practice. 2011: Played in nine games last season with extensive action in last six contests … finished as team’s No. 2 rusher with 372 yards on 79 attempts … ran for a pair of touchdowns (Marshall and Southern Miss) … after rushing only 10 times for just 29 yards in first six games of season, Reaves came back to run for 343 yards on 69 attempts in last six contests … averaged 11.5 carries and 57.2 yards in final six games of season … in UAB’s three victories during season, Reaves averaged 73 yards

Darrin Reaves

receiving yards, 129 rushing yards and two touchdowns … played under coach Jerry Hood … his father, Darrin, lettered at UAB in 1991 as a tailback, making the duo the first father/son legacy for UAB football. Personal: Born April 17, 1993 at Birmingham, Ala. … son of Crystal and Darrin Reaves … major is liberal arts. Reaves’ Career Statistics Rushing G No Yds TD Avg LG Avg/G 2011

9 79 372 2 4.7 29 41.3

Receiving G No Yds TD Avg LG 2011

9 7 56 0 6.2 18

28 Cornelius Richards Cornerback 6-1 | 179 Senior Northport, Ala. (Tuscaloosa County HS)

with 5.2 average per carry … ran for a teamhigh 83 yards on 15 attempts in win over UCF … ran for 62 yards on season-high 19 rushes vs. Southern Miss … averaged 9.1 yards in victory at Memphis as he ran for 73 yards on only nine carries … season-long rush of 29 yards vs. Memphis … had 55 yards vs. Marshall on 11 attempts … also caught seven passes for 56 yards … had pair of receptions vs. Houston and Florida Atlantic …season-long reception was 18 yards at Tulsa … also excelled in the classroom as he was named to Conference USA Commissioner’s Honor Roll. High School: Attended Clay-Chalkville High School … named to the 2010 Birmingham News All-Metro Team … rushed for 1,223 yards with a 5.9 yards per rush average and 17 touchdowns in 2010 … also had 21 receptions for 287 yards, averaging 13.7 yards per catch, and one touchdown as a senior … compiled 214 kick return yards and 119 punt return yards in 2010 … also returned a punt 70-yards for a touchdown, giving him a total of 19 touchdowns during his senior campaign … led Clay-Chalkville to a 9-4 record and the Class 6A quarterfinals as a senior … earned the Birmingham News’ and ABC 33/40 Player of the Week honors on Nov. 21 after raking in 107 7 5

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After seeing action as a true freshman in 2009, Richards has seen considerable action in 22 games last two seasons, starting four contests ... listed as No. 1 cornerback entering fall camp. 2011: Played in all 12 games and started one contest (at Marshall) … finished season as seventh-leading tackler for the Blazers with 38 stops, including 28 solo hits … also registered three tackles for loss with one sack … recorded four pass breakups … had arguably his best game of season against Mississippi State as he posted a season-high seven tackles, had two tackles for loss, one sack and a pass breakup against the Bulldogs … registered five tackles vs. Tulane and Tulsa … had four stops against UCF and Houston. 2010: Appeared in 10 games and started three (SMU, Tennessee and UCF) … finished season with 14 tackles, including nine solo stops … had three pass breakups … registered half of his tackles for the season in game at SMU when he had seven stops … also had three tackles against Tennessee … also had a pair of pass breakups against the Mustangs. 2009: Played in 10 games as true freshman ... made one start (at Marshall) during season ... finished year with 14 total tackles, including nine solo stops ... recorded pair of pass breakups ... in his start at Marshall, Rich-


2012 FOOTBALL 2012 UAB Blazers 95 Deric Scott Defensive Tackle 6-3 | 285 Junior Atlanta, Ga. (Carver HS)

Team ... also participated in track and field. Personal: Born Sept. 3, 1991 at Atlanta, Ga. … son of Tammy and Deric Scott … major is liberal arts. Scott’s Career Statistics

G UA A Tot TFL Yds Sks Yds QBH

2011 12 10 7 17 1 0 0 0

Cornelius Richards

ards had a season-high seven tackles ... also had five tackles a week earlier at Ole Miss. High School: Attended Tuscaloosa County High School ... one of top defensive backs in the state and also one of the fastest ... made 83 tackles (62 solos/21 assists) as a senior as he helped lead Tuscaloosa County to a second consecutive Class 6A Region 5 championship ... named by Tuscaloosa News a member of the West Alabama Class 6A All-Stars ... recorded a season-high 14 tackles in second round of Class 6A state playoffs vs. Mountain Brook ... registered five interceptions and returned one for a touchdown against Hueytown ... also returned three kickoffs during the season for 49 yards ... coached by Robert Higginbotham ... a sprinter on the Tuscaloosa County track team, Richards won the Class 6A 100meter title in 2008. Personal: Born Oct. 20, 1990 at Greenville, Ala. ... son of Nichole and Joe Anders ... major is communications studies.

After seeing limited action on defensive front as a true freshman in 2010, Scott saw additional playing time last fall … will contend for increased playing time in 2012 … listed at co-No. 2 DT coming out of spring practice. 2011: Saw action in all 12 games and started first two contests of the season (vs. Florida and Tulane) … finished year with 17 total tackles. 2010: Appeared in five games (SMU, Troy, Mississippi State, Marshall and Memphis) … registered a pair of tackles during season. High School: Attended Carver High School in Atlanta … another defensive line prospect from Atlanta City Schools, Scott was a standout player for coach Darren Myles ... named a first-team defensive tackle for Atlanta Public Schools All-City

Richards’ Career Statistics

G UA A Tot TFL Yds Sks Yds Int PBU

2009 10 9 5 14 0 0 0 0 0

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2010 10 9 5 14 0 0 0 0 0

3

2011 12 28 10 38 3 14 1 1 0

4

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85 Nolen Smith Tight End 6-3 | 205 Junior Oneonta, Ala. (Oneonta HS)

Saw action as a true freshman in 2010 … can play either wide receiver or tight end position but primarily at tight end last fall … caught 10 passes for 168 yards in three spring scrimmages for 16.8 average … listed as No. 1 at “T” tight end position coming out of spring. 2011: Saw action in all 12 games last season, starting in three contests … finished season with 19 receptions for 273 yards with a pair of touchdowns (vs. UCF and at Florida Atlantic) … his 14.4 yards per catch average was second on the team … best game statistically came in season finale at FAU when he caught four passes for 53 yards with one touchdown … also had a three-catch/54-yard/one TD performance vs. UCF … of his 19 receptions on the season, 13 of his catches came in four games (UCF, Marshall, Memphis and Florida Atlantic) … caught at least one pass in final six games of the season … had season-long 32-yard reception in victory at Memphis … caught three passes for 48 yards against the Tigers … also recorded three receptions (31 yards) at Marshall. 2010: Appeared in all 12 games for the Blazers … recorded one reception for five yards against SMU … in addition to reserve duty as a wide receiver, he also saw action on special teams. High School: Attended Oneonta High School … two-time all-state honoree by Alabama Sports Writers Association … named the 2008 Class 4A Back of the Year after tying the state record for receptions in a season with 102 … earned the 2008 Blount County MVP award … received all-county first team honors as a junior … ranks sev-


2012 FOOTBALL 2012 UAB Blazers Nolen Smith

tice .,. listed No. 2 on depth chart at “W” wide receiver position. 2011: Played in all 12 games … caught 11 passes for 97 yards (8.8 avg.) … was on receiving end of two touchdown passes in last two games of season (vs. Southern Miss and at Florida Atlantic) … also returned 22 kickoffs for 473 yards (21.5 avg), second-most returns among Blazers … caught passes in last four games of the season … registered a pair of receptions in wins at Memphis and at home vs. Southern Miss … had a season-long 48-yard reception vs. Tulane … had season-bests vs. Houston in kickoff returns (four) and return yards (99) … had season-long kickoff return of 42 yards vs. Houston. 2010: Did not see any action and was a redshirted in his first season at UAB. High School: Attended Clay-Chalkville High School … named to Birmingham News All-North/East Offensive Team following 2009 season ... led Clay-Chalkville to an 8-2 record in 2009 ... set a school record with over 1,000 all-purpose yards ... also recorded 573 receiving yards and 15 touchdowns for the Panthers ... as a D.J. Vinson

enth all-time in the state with 205 career receptions … caught 41 touchdown passes in his career, which ranks eighth in the state record book … a four-year starter for coach Gardner Gilliland … also played basketball for the Redskins. Personal: Born July 22, 1991 at Birmingham, Ala. … son of Tena and Robert Smith … major is marketing. Smith’s Career Statistics Receiving

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2010

12 1 5 0 5.0 5

Rec

Yds

TD

Avg.

LG

2011

12 19 273 2 14.4 32

Totals

24 20 278 2 13.9 32

22 D.J. Vinson Wide Receiver 5-10 | 194 Sophomore Clay, Ala. (Clay-Chalkville HS)

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sophomore posted 643 rushing yards on 128 carries and five touchdowns ... also had 36 receptions for 361 yards and two touchdowns ... racked up 151 total yards against Hewitt-Trussville ... coached by Jerry Hood. Personal: Born March 7, 1992 at Birmingham, Ala. … son of Sandra and Joseph Vinson … major is physical education. Vinson’s Career Statistics Receiving

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2011

12 11 97 2 8.8 48

Kick Returns G 2011

Rec

No

Yds

Yds

TD

Avg.

Avg

TD

12 22 473 21.5 0

LG

LG 42

90 Chris Walton Defensive End 6-3 | 260 Sophomore Atlanta, Ga. (Grady HS)

Now in third season at UAB, Walton received a medical Chris Walton


2012 FOOTBALL 2012 UAB Blazers redshirt in 2010 after injury followed early season action … expected to contend for playing time on defensive line as he heads into 2011 season … listed as a co-No. 1 at defensive end coming out of spring practice. 2011: Played in 10 games during season … registered 12 tackles (6 solos, 6 assists) … recorded a pair of tackles for loss (vs. Tulane and at Tulsa) … had a season-high four tackles in contest at Marshall … forced one fumble at Tulsa … also had a quarterback hurry in contest at East Carolina … was named to Conference USA Commissioner’s Honor Roll. 2010: Saw early action before injury sidelined him for remainder of season …did not record any statistics. High School: Attended Grady High School in Atlanta ... recorded 46 tackles and had 12 sacks as a senior ... helped lead Grady to 11-2 record and second round of Class 5A state playoffs ... named to Atlanta Public City School All-City First Team. Personal: Born Jan. 12, 1992 at Atlanta, Ga. … son of Val and Coaltrell Walton … major is communication studies.

91 Diaheem Watkins Defensive End 6-4 | 258 Sophomore Brent, Ala. (Bibb County HS)

Saw immediate action as a true freshman in 2011 and started every game … with year under his belt, Watkins is expected to play larger role and be one of the Blazers’ leaders on the defensive front this fall. 2011: Finished season tied for 10th on team in tackles with 31 … started all 12 games for the Blazers … had 18 solo tackles … recorded 2.5 tackles for loss for minus Diaheem Watkins

15 yards … registered 1.5 sacks for minus 14 (vs. Mississippi State, Southern Miss and Florida Atlantic) … had sacks against Mississippi State and Southern Miss … season-high five tackles in final game at Florida Atlantic … also had four stops against East Carolina, Tulsa and Southern Miss. High School: Attended Bibb County High School … named the Class 4A Lineman of the Year in 2010 by the Alabama Sports Writers Association (ASWA) … also tabbed to the All-State Defensive First Team by the ASWA … selected to the ASWA’s Super 12 Team … led a Bibb County defense that held opponents to 10 points or less in 11 of 14 games in 2010 and recorded six shutouts … featured on Scout.com’s Alabama’s Most Wanted Top 50 players list at No. 46 … named a Class 4A West Alabama All-Star by the Tuscaloosa News … recorded 52 tackles, 8.5 sacks, seven forced fumbles and one fumble recovery in 2009 … coached by Mike Battles, ASWA’s 2010 Class 4A Coach of the Year. Personal: Born April 24, 1993 at Brent, Ala. … son of Wendy Watkins and Elijah Taylor … major is liberal arts. Watkins’ Career Statistics

Walton’s Career Statistics

2011 12 18 13 31 2.5 15 1.5 15 1

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Shalin Waterford

Safety 6-2 | 189 Junior Wichita, Kan. (Butler County CC)

Safety 5-11 | 190 R-Freshman Harvest, Ala. (Sparkman HS)

Enrolled at UAB in January, 2012 ... participated in spring drills … listed as No. 1 at free safety heading into fall camp. Junior College: Played for coach Troy Morrell at Butler Community College, one of the most successful junior college programs in the country … part of Butler teams that finished 11-1 with region and conference championships in both 2010 and 2011 … the 2010 team finished the season ranked No. 2 nationally … posted 25 tackles with three interceptions, including one returned for a touchdown, as a sophomore in 2011 … played in five games and logged one interception as a freshman in 2010.

In second season at UAB … was redshirted last fall … provides depth to secondary. 2011: Did not see any action and was redshirted … was named to Conference USA Commissioner’s Honor Roll. High School: Attended Sparkman High School … recorded 63 total tackles during his senior season, including 30 solo stops … registered one interception in 2010 … as a junior, he registered 52 total tackles … three-year member of the varsity. Personal: Born Nov. 25, 1992 at St. Louis, Mo. … son of Karen and Ronald Waterford … major is health-related programs. 7 8

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2012 FOOTBALL 2012 UAB Blazers High School: Attended Wichita East High School … completed his prep career at Wichita East High School in Kansas in 2008 … selected honorable mention on the Greater Wichita Athletic League All-City Team. Personal: Born Feb. 27, 1990 at Wichita, Kan. … son of Jennifer Word and Alex Webb … major is liberal arts.

34 Daniel White Linebacker 6-2 | 234 Senior Apopka, Fla. (Hargrave Military Institute)

Originally signed with UAB in February, 2008 but attended Hargrave Military Institute in Chatham, Va. in fall of 2008 … after signing again with the Blazers, White was an enrollee in January, 2009 and participated in spring practice, 2009 … saw action at linebacker in 2009 in his first season at UAB but was moved to defensive end following 2010 spring practice … moved back to linebacker for 2010 season … made 16 starts in first two seasons at UAB. 2011: Played in first game of season (at Florida) and had six tackles … did not see action the remainder of the fall. 2010: Appeared in all 12 games and started nine of those … finished season as Blazers’ fourth-leading tackler with 55 stops, including 36 solo hits … registered a seasonhigh 10 tackles against Marshall … also had nine stops in UAB’s road contest at Tennessee … also recorded seven tackles against Memphis … posted 6.5 tackles for loss (40 yards) to rank No. 4 on team … had seasonbest two tackles for loss against Mississippi State and Southern Miss … also notched 2.5 sacks (21 yards) …forced one fumble against Southern Miss … registered his first career interception in season finale against Rice and returned it 21 yards. 2009: Made impact in first season at UAB … saw action in all 12 games and started seven of those at “mike” linebacker … earned spot on Conference USA AllFreshman Team … ranked No. 6 on team in tackles with 43 stops … had five tackles for loss (17 yards) … also added 2.5 sacks (15 yards) … recorded season-high eight tackles vs. East Carolina and seven against Southern

Miss … also had five stops against Marshall. High School: Attended Hargrave Military Institute … ranked as No. 43 “prep school” prospect on Rivals.com 2009 rankings … attended Apopka High School where he played linebacker … was a three-year starter for the Blue Darts … recorded 60 tackles and one interception his senior season … helped his team record a 12-2 record and reach the Florida Class 6A state semifinals his senior season … was selected to play in the Central Florida All-Star Game and was named the game’s defensive MVP … was a member of a defense his senior season that held opponents to an average of 13.4 points per game … his junior season the Blue Darts went 9-3, and 5-0 in conference … coached by Rick Darlington. Personal: Born March 15, 1990 at Orlando, Fla. … son of Lesa and Fred White … major is Individually Designed. White’s Career Statistics

G UA A Tot TFL Yds Sks Yds Int FF FR

2009 12 16 27 43 5 17 2.5 15 0 1 0 2010 12 36 19 55 6.5 40 2.5 21 1 1 0 2011 1 3 3 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Totals 25 55 49 104 11.5 57 5.0 36 1 2 0

15 Jackie Williams Wide Receiver 5-11 | 190 Junior Prichard, Ala. (Vigor HS)

Enters third season at UAB and returns as the Blazers’ leading returning receiver … after outstanding true freshman campaign in 2010 that saw him lead all Conference USA freshmen in receptions (30), Williams came back last fall with nearly twice as many catches … has caught a pass in all 23 games that he has played in at UAB … has 88 catches in two seasons to rank No. 9 on Blazers’ career receptions list … listed as co-No. 1 at “Z” wide receiver position. 2011: Saw action in 11-of-12 games for the Blazers, missing only the contest at Memphis … started the first nine games of the season … led team in receptions (58) and receiving yards (607) … his 58 receptions last season rank as the fourthhighest single-season total in UAB history 7 9

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… did not record a receiving touchdown in 2011 though he had three rushing (at East Carolina, vs. UCF and at Florida Atlantic) … established a single-game career high for catches with 10 vs. UCF to tie for the fourth-highest single-game total in Blazer history … had eight grabs for 89 yards in contest at Troy … also posted seven catches in games at East Carolina and Tulsa … posted a season-long 39-yard reception in season finale at Florida Atlantic … had four games during season with more than 75 receiving yards … rushed 13 times for 81 yards with three rushing touchdowns … averaged 6.2 yards per carry … had a long rush of 25 yards in final game of season … totaled 208 all-purpose yards in contest at Troy, including 99 on punt returns … averaged 11.0 yards on 12 punt returns during the season … registered a 91-yard punt return at Troy … returned three kickoffs for 57 yards. 2010: In his first season in the Green & Gold, Williams pulled down 30 receptions for 327 yards (10.9 average) … tied for Jackie Williams


2012 FOOTBALL 2012 UAB Blazers second on team with four receiving touchdowns … also had one rushing touchdown (vs. Troy) … earned a spot on the Conference USA All-Freshman Team … had at least one reception in all 12 games during the season … had breakout game in third contest of the season against Troy as he had six receptions for 114 yards with two touchdown catches … had three total TDs vs. Troy — all in the second half — with receiving scores of 36 and 44 yards and a rushing touchdown of four yards … caught game-winning 44-yard ‘Hail Mary’ pass from QB Bryan Ellis on final play of game vs. Troy to give the Blazers a 34-33 comefrom-behind win … had 13 rushes on the season for 45 yards with one touchdown … returned three kickoffs for 90 yards with long return of 32 yards vs. East Carolina … had three punt returns for 14 yards. High School: Attended Vigor High School … regarded among top receivers in the state ... signed with the Blazers in late March, 2010 ... as a prep senior at Vigor High School, Williams totaled more than 1,000 all-purpose yards and seven touchdowns ... had 25 receptions for 573 yards while rushing for 340 yards on 32 attempts ... also had an 80-yard punt return for a touchdown ... also participated in track and field at Vigor ... transferred to Vigor from Mary G. Montgomery prior to senior year. Personal: Born Dec. 15, 1991 at Mobile, Ala. ... son of Loretta and Jack Williams ... major is communications management.

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Opponent at Florida

5

Tulane

3 31 0 16

at East Carolina

7

54

0

12

at Troy

8

89

0

29

Mississippi State

3

29

0

18

at Tulsa

7

77

0

18

UCF

10 82 0 22

at Marshall

2

Houston

4 44 0 16

at Memphis

3

70

0

32

Southern Miss

5

78

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at Florida Atlantic

4

62

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2010

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TD

Avg.

2011

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Rushing

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Att

Yds

TD

Avg.

LG

2010

12 12 45 1 3.8 13

2011

11 13 81 3 6.2 25

Totals

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Punt Returns

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2010

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No

Yds

TD

Avg.

LG

2011

11 12 132 0 11.0 91

Totals

23 15 146 0 9.7 91

Kick Returns

G

2010

12 3 90 0 30.0 32

No

Yds

TD

Avg.

LG

2011

11 3 57 0 19.0 25

Totals

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0

16

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Florida Atlantic

1

4

0

4

at SMU

1

0

0

Troy

6 114 2 44

at Tennessee

2

28

0

24

at UCF

1

8

0

8

UTEP

3 23 0 11

at Mississippi State

3

30

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17

at Southern Miss

3

28

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Marshall

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East Carolina

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Memphis

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at Rice

3

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44 Desmond Wills Linebacker 6-0 | 215 R-Freshman Lincoln, Ala. (Lincoln HS)

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Did not see any action last season. 2011: Was redshirted as a true freshman. High School: Attended Lincoln High School … an honorable mention Class 4A all-state selection by the Alabama Sports Writers Association … was named to Anniston Star preseason “Daily Dozen” … ranked No. 32 on Scout’s Alabama Top 50 list … compiled 89 tackles as a senior with five tackles for loss and one sack … as a junior he had 113 tackles (76 solo stops and three sacks … coached by Chad Martin … also was member of Lincoln track and field team. Personal: major is liberal arts. 8 0

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Defensive End 6-2 | 271 R-Freshman Atlanta, Ga. (Grady HS)

Expected to see first collegiate action this fall after being redshirted in 2011 … listed as No. 2 defensive end coming out of spring practice. 2011: Did not see any action and was redshirted. High School: Attended Grady High School … earned honorable mention Class 3A All-State honors in 2010 … named to the Atlanta Public Schools’ All-City Defensive Second Team … had 11 tackles and three quarterback pressures in Grady’s 17-6 win over Cedar Grove, which was held to 35 yards rushing … helped lead the Knights to the 5-AAA region title … named his team’s Defensive MVP … coached by Ronnie Millen. Personal: Born March 10, 1993 at Atlanta, Ga. … son of Tondee Hayden and Darryl Wright … major is liberal arts.

13 Teddy Wright Wide Receiver 6-0 | 170 R-Freshman Lakeland, Fla. (Lakeland HS)

Was redshirted in 2011 as a true freshman. 2011: Did not see any action and was redshirted. High School: Attended Lakeland High School … a late signee for the Blazers in summer of 2011 … caught 38 passes for 852 yards and 10 touchdowns (county-best for TDs) as a senior … earned second-team All-Polk County honors by PolkPreps.com … started as a senior at wide receiver … helped Lakeland to Class 5A state semifinal appearance. Personal: Born Aug. 21 1993 at Lakeland, Fla. … son of Nakia Moore and Theodore Wright … major is liberal arts.


2012 FOOTBALL 2012 Blazer Signees Name

Pos.

Ht.

Wt.

Hometown (High School or Junior College)

** Josh Greer

QB

6-4

215

Arlington, Texas (Arlington HS)

** Cortez Webb

SAF

6-2

189

Wichita, Kan. (Butler County, Kan., CC)

Cameron Blankenship

OL

6-4

305

Alexander City, Ala. (Benjamin Russell HS)

Kelton Brackett

CB

5-11

186

Mobile, Ala. (Blount HS)

Devon Brown

CB

5-11

182

Hoover, Ala. (Spain Park HS)

Roscoe Byrd

DT

6-3

319

Albany, Ga. (Albany HS)

Destin Challenger

LB

5-11

215

Hoover, Ala. (Spain Park HS)

Ben Craft

QB

6-2

200

Chelsea, Ala. (Briarwood Christian)

Grant Davis

TE

6-4

255

Kingwood, Texas (Kingwood HS)

Justin Forehand

OL

6-6

290

Pelham, Ala. (Pelham HS)

Jake Ganus

SAF

6-2

190

Chelsea, Ala. (Chelsea HS)

Devin Gordon

OL

6-4

285

Gadsden, Ala. (Gadsden City HS)

D’Andre Green

CB

5-11

170

Baltimore, Md. (Hartnell College)

Hisham Haqq

OL

6-4

305

Huntsville, Ala. (Grissom HS)

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6-2

190

Marietta, Ga. (Osbrone HS)

Shaq Jones

LB

6-3

200

Lanett, Ala. (Lanett HS)

Vashon Landers

CB

6-1

175

Opelika, Ala. (Opelika HS)

Jontavious Morris

DT

6-2

295

Albany, Ga. (Albany HS)

Michael Parrotta

LB

6-3

232

Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. (Ponte Vedra HS)

Larry Pettaway

LB

6-2

210

Eight Mile, Ala. (Blount HS)

Steve Pickren

TE

6-4

245

Pell City, Ala. (Pell City HS)

Chris Rabb

LB

5-10

220

Hueytown, Ala. (Hueytown HS)

Victor Salako

OL

6-6

315

Huntsville, Ala. (Grissom HS)

Dominic Sylvester

OL

6-4

315

Horseheads, N.Y. (Alfred State, N.Y., College)

Nyck Young

WR

6-2

180

Homewood, Ala. (Homewood HS)

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2012 FOOTBALL 2012 Newcomer Bios Cameron Blankenship, OL 6-4 | 305 | Alexander City, Ala. (Benjamin Russell HS)

A two-year starter at offensive line under head coach Danny Horn, playing the right guard and right tackle positions … was tabbed to the preseason Super-12 Team and a First-Team All-Outlook performer according to the Alexander City Outlook … blocked for the top rushing team in the region, which included 6A state champion Prattville … blocked for BRHS running back Demetrius Buckner, who rushed for 1,300 yards and 15 touchdowns in 2011 … led all BRHS linemen with 75 knockdown blocks, while his 16 pancake blocks ranked second on the team … helped lead team to the second round of the 2011 AHSAA 6A state playoffs after going 1-9 in each of the previous two seasons … can bench press 340 pounds, squat 540 pounds and runs a 5.1 40-yard dash … also was a four-year letterwinner for the boys’ golf team … a member of the National Honor Society. Kelton Brackett, CB 5-11 | 186 | Mobile, Ala. (Blount HS)

A three-year letterwinner under head coach Kelvin Sigler at Blount High School … a three-star recruit and rated as No. 35 overall recruit in the state of Alabama according to Scout.com … named the 20th-best player in the state of Alabama by MaxPreps.com … was selected as a first-team all-state performer by Scout.com and was an honorable mention all-state selection by The Birmingham News and the Alabama Sports Writers Association … led the state Class 6A region with four interceptions in 2011 … ranked as 43rd best prospect in state by Rivals.com … selected to compete at the Mississippi/Alabama All-Star Classic … recorded a pair of tackles, a forced fumble and a tackle-for-loss in the all-star game ... finished his senior year with 43 tackles (31 solo and 12 assists), four tackles for loss and 12 pass break-ups … high school teammate of fellow UAB signee Larry Pettaway. Devon Brown, CB 5-11 | 182 | Hoover, Ala. (Spain Park HS)

A two-year starter and three-year letterwinner under head coach Chip Lindsey … one of four defensive backs for the Jaguars to receive Division I scholarships … high school teammate of fellow UAB signee Destin Challenger … named honorable mention all-county by the Shelby County Reporter … shared team lead with Challenger in total interceptions last season (3) … finished his final year with 48 tackles, three tackles-for-loss and a sack … blocked a potential game-tying field goal and ran back an interception 28 yards for a touchdown to help defeat Oak Mountain … helped lead team to the first round of the AHSAA playoffs. Roscoe Byrd, DT 6-3 | 319 | Albany, Ga. (Albany HS)

Played both offensive and defensive line for coach Felton Williams … teammate of fellow UAB signee Jontavious Morris … an All-Region 1-AA selection at defensive tackle as a senior … also named all-area and all-metro as an O-lineman by the Albany Herald … graded out at 95 percent as a blocker with 14 pancake blocks as a senior …a 2010 all-metro selection by the Albany Herald as a defensive lineman his junior year … graded out at 90 per8 2

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cent as a blocker as a junior and added 60 tackles and five sacks on the defensive side of the ball … named to the Albany Herald Dynamite Dozen in both 2010 and 2011 … co-captain of his Albany High School team as a junior and senior ... also co-captain of Albany’s basketball team … won the Class AA state championship in the shot put and finished fifth in the state in discus during his junior year as a member of Albany’s track and field team … an honor student. Destin Challenger LB | 5-11 | 215 | Hoover, Ala. (Spain Park HS)

One of four Spain Park defensive backs to get D-I scholarships … tabbed first-team All-Hoover South Region by The Birmingham News … also named first-team all-county by the Shelby County Reporter … named honorable mention all-state by Scout.com ... recorded 71 tackles as a senior … registered four tackles for loss … had four sacks and three interceptions … as a junior, he was an honorable mention all-county selection by the Shelby County Reporter … high school teammate of fellow UAB signee Devon Brown. Ben Craft, QB 6-2 | 200 | Chelsea, Ala. (Briarwood Christian)

Finished career at Briarwood with 5,104 passing yards and 55 passing touchdowns in only two seasons as the starting signalcaller … also rushed for 729 yards and 24 touchdowns … helped Lions to 25-4 record in two seasons … finished senior season with 2,671 yards passing and 35 TD passes as he completed 63 percent of his passes … was named Shelby County first-team quarterback as a senior by the Shelby County Reporter … was tabbed honorable mention all-state by Scout.com ... quarterbacked the Lions to 12-2 record his final season as team reached Class 5A semifinals … as a junior, he was named Shelby County Reporter Player of the Year … passed for 2,433 yards and 20 touchdowns as junior with only eight interceptions … completed 182-of-315 passes for 58 percent … rushed for 495 yards and 17 touchdowns … helped lead Briarwood to 13-2 record and Class 5A state runner-up finish in 2010 … also tabbed to 2011 Birmingham News All-Shelby Team. Grant Davis, TE 6-4 | 255 | Kingwood, Texas (Kingwood HS)

A versatile player for head coach Dougald McDougald at Kingwood High School … was a starter at tight end and also served as the team punter for the Mustangs … named a 14-5A First-Team AllDistrict player at tight end as a junior and senior … also was a twotime second-team all-district pick at punter … earned Lufkin News First Team honors as a senior … rated the second-best tight end on Dave Campbell’s Texas Football Top Five list … also named to the Friday Night Football All-State Preseason Watch List … used primarily as a blocking tight end … Kingwood averaged 33.5 points per game in district play … Mustangs averaged 236.3 rushing and 21.2 passing yards per game … hauled in a 13-yard touchdown reception in a win over Clear Creek High School … kicks traveled 35.7 yards per punt, which ranked third-best in the district … pinned four punts inside the 20-yard line and recorded a long of 58 yards … averaged over 40 yards per punt as a junior. B l a z e r s


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D’Andre Green, CB

6-6 | 290 | Pelham, Ala. (Pelham HS)

5-11 | 170 | Baltimore, Md. (Hartnell College)

Another local prospect to join the Blazers’ 2012 recruiting class … tabbed to The Birmingham News All-Shelby Team following senior season … named to all-county first team by Shelby County Reporter … recorded 112 knockdowns as senior … named honorable mention all-state by Scout.com ... started on the varsity for the Panthers three years … was chosen as the offensive line MVP at the Rivals.com Elite 100 combine/camp in April, 2011 … was first commitment for new UAB head coach Garrick McGee … one of several Shelby County recruits who are part of Blazers’ 2012 class.

Was a late signee for the Blazers last March … comes to UAB after two years at Hartnell College in Salinas, Calif. … as a sophomore at Hartnell, he earned first-team All-Coast Conference honors in 2011 … recorded four interceptions and 10 pass breakups … also recorded the longest interception return (99 yards) in school history last fall … as a freshman at Hartnell in 2010, he registered 34 tackles and 10 pass breakups in 10 games … attended Edmondson Westside High School in Baltimore where his finished his prep playing career with 102 tackles his senior season.

Jake Ganus, SAF

Hisham Haqq, OL

6-2 | 190 | Chelsea, Ala. (Chelsea HS)

6-4 | 305 | Huntsville, Ala. (Grissom HS)

Saw action on both sides of the ball for Chelsea but earned most of his notoriety as an outstanding quarterback for the Hornets … passed for 1,058 yards and rushed for 1,491 yards as a senior … averaged more than seven yards per carry as a senior … passed for nine touchdowns and ran for 22 scores … ran for 264 yards and two touchdowns against Shelby County as the Hornets posted their first win over the Columbiana school in 13 years … named the Shelby County Player of the Year by the Shelby County Reporter … also contributed 44 tackles on the defensive side for Chelsea … helped team reach Class 5A state playoffs … earned spot on Birmingham News All-Metro Team as Athlete …named to 2011 Birmingham News All-Shelby Team as an Athlete as a senior … listed as No. 49 prospect in state by Scout.com and also was named honorable mention all-state by Scout.com … as a junior, he was named honorable mention All-Shelby County by Shelby County Reporter … passed for 1,673 yards and 16 touchdowns his junior year … also ran for 1,055 yards and 10 touchdowns … as a sophomore in 2009, he ran for 797 yards as he played running back for six games … also recorded 13 receptions for 113 yards … played quarterback last two games of the season and passed for 445 yards and three touchdowns … played linebacker on defense and registered 92 tackles with an interception … also a standout on Chelsea basketball team, eclipsing 1,000-point mark for career in January, 2012 … excellent student as well … member of National Honor Society in 2010 and 2011.

Played and started three years for the varsity team at Grissom High School … played right tackle … teamed up on Grissom’s offensive line with fellow UAB signee Victor Salako … named second-team all-city as a junior in 2010 by the Huntsville-Madison County Hall of Fame … bench presses 320 pounds and squats 450 … also competed for three years on Grissom’s track and field team and wrestled for one year.

Devin Gordon, OL 6-4 | 285 | Gadsden, Ala. (Gadsden City HS)

Started over 30 games during career for head coach Joe Billingsley at Gadsden City High School … key lineman for two regional championships for the Titans … tabbed an all-state honorable mention selection by Scout.com … ranked the 56th best player out of the 2012 Alabama senior class by Scout.com … listed as No. 44 prospect in the state by Rivals.com … member of the KFC Pigskin Roundup All-Star Team … named a Gadsden Times Dirty Dozen selection.

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Nyiakki Height, SAF 6-2 | 190 | Marietta, Ga. (Osborne HS)

A standout athlete that excelled at both wide receiver and defensive back for coach Xarvia Smith at Osborne High School … named a 5AAAA North All-Region player in senior season … recorded 36 catches for 722 yards and four touchdowns in 2010 as a junior … in senior season hauled in 23 receptions for 301 yards and four scores … collected 43.5 tackles, three tackles for loss and one interception in final season with the Cardinals. Shaq Jones, LB 6-3 | 200 | Lanett, Ala. (Lanett HS)

Was tabbed an honorable mention all-state selection in by the Alabama Sports Writers Association … one of the 2011 OpelikaAuburn News Super Eight Seniors … named to the 2011 OpelikaAuburn News small school All-Area Defensive First Team … collected 123 tackles, including nine for loss, three forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries, four sacks, two interceptions and one touchdown his senior year as a linebacker … registered 21 receptions, 187 yards and six touchdowns as a tight end … selected as the 2011 Tri-County Defensive Player of the Year by the Opelika-Auburn News… a 2011 all-state honorable mention choice by ASWA … tabbed to the 2010 all-region first team by the region’s head coaches … served as team captain his junior year … tallied 118 total tackles, two interceptions, four sacks and nine tackles for loss his junior year … coached by Clifford Story, Jr. … led the varsity basketball team in rebounds and blocked shots and played in the 2011 North/South AllStar game in Montgomery … played at same high school as former UAB linebacker Lamanski Ware who completed his eligibility with the Blazers in 2011 ... helped the track team become back-to-back state champions.

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2012 FOOTBALL 2012 Newcomer Bios Vashon Landers, CB 6-1 | 175 | Opelika, Ala. (Opelika HS)

Played for head coach Brian Blackmon at Opelika High School … finished senior season with 31 tackles (23 solo) and two fumble recoveries … ranked second in 6A Region 3 with three interceptions in 2010 … also recorded 24 tackles (19 solo) as a junior for the Bulldogs … averaged 5.5 tackles per game over his junior and senior campaigns … part of a Bulldogs’ defense that allowed just 21.1 points per game in 2010… team sported a combined 8-4 league record over last two years … had a key interception against Enterprise to clinch a playoff spot in 2010 … also competed on track and field team.

inside the 10 with Pickren at tight end and the Panthers scored all 11 times … runs a 4.7 40-yard dash time … also played baseball as a pitcher for Pell City. Chris Rabb, LB 5-10 | 220 | Hueytown, Ala. (Hueytown HS)

Served as co-captain senior year … selected as the Co-Defensive Player of the Year in Region 1-AA by the region’s head coaches … made 55 tackles, including 17 for loss in 2011 … collected four sacks and forced four fumbles, recovering two his senior year … nominated for the 2011 Albany Herald Player of the Year award … prep teammates with fellow UAB signee Roscoe Byrd … coached by Felton Williams … started playing football in ninth grade.

Concluded outstanding prep career at Hueytown High School just west of Birmingham … recorded 249 tackles in his final two seasons with 106 tackles for loss and 32 sacks … played primarily on defensive line for Hueytown his final season … tallied 119 tackles, including a staggering 59 tackles for loss with 21 sacks … also recorded seven caused fumbles in 2011 … tabbed first-team all-state Class 5A by the Alabama Sports Writers Association … also tabbed first-team all-state as defensive lineman by Scout.com ... was named to The Birmingham News All-Metro Team and was also tabbed the Lineman of the Year by The News … ranked as 42nd-best player in state by Rivals. com …helped Gophers reach Class 5A state semifinals in 2011 and finish with a 13-1 record … Hueytown was ranked No. 1 in the Class 5A classification for most of the 2011 season … as junior, he totaled 130 tackles with 47 tackles for loss and 11 sacks … also earned allstate first-team honors by ASWA and All-Metro as a junior.

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6-3 | 232 | Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. (Ponte Vedra HS)

6-6 | 315 | Huntsville, Ala. (Grissom HS)

A three-year starter for head coach Mike Lloyd at Ponte Vedra High School … a versatile player, lined up at tight end, wide receiver and defensive end … named St. Augustine Record All-County Honorable Mention as a senior … Sharks finished 11-2 and captured the Class 5A District 4 Championship … recorded 23 catches for 278 yards for an average of 12.1 yards per catch in 2011 … totaled eight touchdown receptions in final season for Sharks … had a threetouchdown game in a victory over Menendez High School … hauled in 23 receptions for 226 yards and one touchdown as a junior.

Played defensive line sophomore and junior year, and offensive line as a senior … a 2011 All-City Second Team offense selection … recorded 11 pancake blocks and did not allow a sack his senior year … voted team’s best offensive lineman as a senior … named team’s best defensive lineman his sophomore and junior years … had 58 tackles, including 26 solo takedowns his junior year, adding four sacks, three forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries … made the A/B honor roll all four years.

Jontavious Morris, DT 6-2 | 295 | Albany, Ga. (Albany HS)

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6-4 | 315 | Horseheads, N.Y. (Alfred State, N.Y., College)

6-2 | 210 | Eight Mile, Ala. (Blount HS)

Played one year at Alfred State (N.Y.) College … projected to play center at UAB … was a full-time starter at Alfred State as team finished 6-4 and won the Region III championship for the first time in school history ... attended Horseheads High School … also was member of wrestling team and played lacrosse at Horseheads HS.

Listed as the No. 32 recruit in Alabama and the No. 91 outside linebacker in the nation by 247sports.com … recorded 95 total tackles, including 50 solo take-downs, eight tackles for loss, seven sacks, three hurries and one interception his senior year … played in the 2011 Alabama/Mississippi All-Star game … named honorable mention all-state by Scout.com … named the Optimist Club Player of the Week … voted as the team’s best linebacker his senior year … coached by Kelvin Sigler. Steve Pickren, TE 6-4 | 245 | Pell City, Ala. (Pell City HS)

Played under head coach David Shores at Pell City High School for three years … committed to UAB in July 2011 before his senior year at Pell City … named honorable mention all-state for his play at defensive line by Andrew Bone of Scout.com … tallied 87 total tackles, 11 sacks and 27 tackles for a loss during his senior campaign ... recorded two sacks and five tackles for loss against Clay-Chalkville … projected to move to the offensive side of the ball at UAB as a tight end …. used in goal line situations for Pell City during his senior season at tight end … Pell City ran 11 plays 8 4

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Nyck Young, WR 6-2 | 180 | Homewood, Ala. (Homewood HS)

Attended Homewood HS in nearby Homewood, Ala. … finished his high school career for head coach Doug Goodwin with a 5-5 season … has posted a 4.4 40-yard dash time … finished his senior year with 41 receptions totaling 540 yards with four touchdowns … also racked up 252 all-purpose yards with one return touchdown … ranked as No. 46 prospect in the state by Rivals.com ... named Homewood’s player of the week for his performance against Huntsville with five receptions for 96 yards and one touchdown … committed to UAB before his senior season at Homewood … named preseason second-team all-state and postseason all-state honorable mention by Andrew Bone of Scout.com … rated among the top 60 players in Alabama in the 2012 signing class by Scout.com … also plays basketball at Homewood. B l a z e r s


2012 FOOTBALL Head Coach Garrick McGee In 2011, Arkansas paced the Southeastern Conference in total offense and ranked No. 29 in the NCAA at 438.1 yards per game. The Razorbacks also ranked first in the SEC and 13th nationally in passing offense (300.7 ypg) and were first in the league and 15th in the country in scoring offense (36.7 ppg). The Arkansas offense escalated to an unprecedented level after McGee became the offensive coordinator in 2010. The unit set 11 UA singleseason records in his first season, among those total yards (6,273), passing yards (4,338) and passing touchdowns (36). Arkansas h a d three

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arrick McGee was named the head football coach at UAB on Dec. 4, 2011 after serving on the staff at the University of Arkansas for four years, including the past two seasons as the Razorbacks’ offensive coordinator. McGee, who was a finalist for the 2011 Broyles Award that is presented to the nation’s top assistant coach, is the fourth head coach in UAB history. McGee, a former Oklahoma quarterback, was a leading force behind Arkansas becoming one of the country’s most prolific offenses in recent years. In his first season as the offensive coordinator in 2010, the Razorbacks earned the school’s first BCS appearance in program history as the season culminated at the Allstate Sugar Bowl in New Orleans. U A B

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offensive players selected in the 2011 NFL Draft. Quarterback Ryan Mallet was chosen by the New England Patriots, tight end D.J. Williams was taken by the Green Bay Packers and offensive tackle DeMarcus Love was picked by the Minnesota Vikings. McGee was instrumental in the development of Mallett, who broke 45 Arkansas records in his two seasons and became just the third SEC quarterback to top 3,500 passing yards in back-to-back seasons and the fourth in conference history to eclipse 3,000 passing yards and 30 passing touchdowns in consecutive seasons. In 2010, Arkansas added a new element with a dynamic rushing attack to coincide with its potent passing game. For the first time in school history, the Razorbacks featured a 3,000-yard passer and a 1,000-yard rusher. Running back Knile Davis finished the season with 1,322 rushing yards, the fourth-highest single-season rushing total in program history, and was named to the AP’s All-SEC first team. Arkansas was the only school in the NCAA with a 3,000-yard passer, a 1,000-yard rusher and five 600yard receivers. Williams was named a finalist for the Sullivan Award, presented annually to the best amateur athlete in the U.S., and was a first-team All-SEC performer. Williams also won the Mackey Award as college football’s best tight end and the Disney Spirit Award, given to college football’s most inspirational player, team or figure, in 2010, becoming the first Razorback to collect either award. Before joining the staff at Arkansas, McGee spent four seasons (2004-07) at Northwestern University, where he was the receivers and punt return coach his first two seasons and the quarterbacks coach and offensive coordinator in 2006 and 2007. Directing the Wildcats’ spread offense, McGee’s 2007 unit led the Big Ten and was No. 11 in the nation in passing (307.9 yards per game) and led the Big Ten and was No. 31 in the country in total offense (427.7 yards per game). In 2005, his Northwestern receiving corps had three wideouts ranked in the top 10 on the Big Ten season receptions list for the first time in school history. The Wildcats became just the second team in Big Ten history to average more than 500 yards per game with 500.3 per contest, which ranked


2012 FOOTBALL Head Coach Garrick McGee fourth nationally. They also led the Big Ten and ranked seventh in the nation with 306.8 yards passing per game. His first season at Northwestern, Wildcat receivers averaged 237.3 yards per game, NU’s best since 2001. He coached two All-Big Ten receivers in Mark Philmore and Shaun Herbert. McGee was the receivers and kickoff return coach for head coach John Robinson at UNLV in 2003. In 2002, he was the receivers coach at Toledo, helping the Rockets earn a spot in the Motor City Bowl with a Mid-American Conference West Division title. Toledo was fifth in the nation in total offense with 472 yards per game, setting school records for total offense (6,752 yards) and passing yards (3,611). A native of Tulsa, Okla., McGee began his coaching career at Langston (Okla.) University where from 1996-98 he coached defensive backs before moving to quarterbacks, receivers and special teams. He was the receivers and kickoff return coach at Northern Iowa in 1999, helping UNI set school records for total offense (5,253 yards) and passing yards (3,722). In 2001 and 2002, he was an offensive assistant and quality control coach with the NFL’s Jacksonville Jaguars. He worked as an assistant to then-quarterbacks coach Bobby Petrino, helping quarterbacks and receivers with fundamentals and assisting in all phases of special teams. Prior to the 2005 season, McGee was

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The McGee File Born: April 6, 1973 Hometown: Tulsa, Okla. Family: Wife Tiffany; sons Cameron (2) and Grant (1) Education College: Oklahoma – B.S. in arts and sciences, 1996 Northeast Oklahoma A&M – Associate’s Degree, 1993 High School: Booker T. Washington (Tulsa, Okla.), 1991 Coaching Experience Present UAB (Head Coach) 2009-11 Arkansas (Offensive coordinator/QBs) 2008-09 Arkansas (Quarterbacks) 2006-07 Northwestern (Offensive Coordinator/QBs) 2004-05 Northwestern (Receivers) 2003 UNLV (Receivers) 2002 Toledo (Receivers 2000-01 Jacksonville Jaguars (Offensive Assistant/Quality Control) 1999 Northern Iowa (Receivers) 1996-98 Langston (DBS/QBs/WRs/Special Teams) Playing Experience 1994-95 Oklahoma 1993 NE Oklahoma A&M 1991-92 Arizona State Bowls as a Coach 2011 2010 2005 2003 2002

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one of 10 coaches selected to participate in the NCAA Expert Coaching Academy. The program is designed to teach and reinforce various aspects of securing, managing and excelling in NCAA head coach positions at the I-A level. In the summer of 2010, he was one of 15 coaches to attend the NCAA Champions Forum in Anaheim, Calif. The goal of the Champions Forum is to link the coaches with athletics directors. McGee attended Booker T. Washington High in Tulsa and played for his father, the late Larry McGee. He played at Arizona State in 1991 and 1992 under Petrino, went U A B

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to Northeastern Oklahoma A&M in 1993 and transferred to Oklahoma. He played two years for the Sooners and ended his career fourth on OU’s career passing list with 2,449 yards. He was named the Big Eight Newcomer of the Year by the league’s coaches in 1994. McGee earned an associate’s degree from Northeastern Oklahoma A&M in 1993 and his bachelor’s from OU in 1996. He and his wife, Tiffany, were married in the summer of 2009. They have two sons, Cameron, 2, and Grant, born in September of 2011.


2012 FOOTBALL Jeff Brohm Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks

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eff Brohm is in his first season on the UAB staff and will serve as the Blazers’ offensive coordinator and coach the quarterbacks. Known for his development of signal callers, Brohm joined the UAB staff in January, 2012 after two seasons on the staff at Illinois. In his second year working with Illinois quarterback Nathan Scheelhaase, Brohm guided the sophomore to improved numbers in passing yardage, completion percentage and passing efficiency in 2011. Scheelhaase’s 138.0 rating was the fourth-best season mark in Illini history. Brohm began molding Scheelhaase in 2010 and he quickly showed results, throwing 13 touchdowns and one interception over the last seven games of the season after throwing four touchdowns and seven interceptions in the first six games. Prior to going to Illinois, Brohm spent the 2009 season as the quarterbacks coach at Florida Atlantic, where he was reunited with his college coach, Howard Schnellenberger. While Brohm was at FAU, the Owls averaged 27.4 points per game, 279.7 yards passing per contest and 432.1 yards of total offense per game. Brohm served as the quarterbacks coach at Louisville from 2004-06, assistant head coach and passing game coordinator in 2007, and the assistant head coach and offensive coordinator in 2008. Under Brohm’s direction, the Cardinals’ passing attack flourished, including a recordbreaking season in 2007 with Brohm’s brother, Brian, as quarterback. Brian Brohm threw for 4,024 yards and 30 touchdowns on his way to repeating second-team All-Big East accolades. In his first season as an assistant coach at Louisville, Jeff Brohm guided quarterback Stefan LeFors to a No. 1 national ranking in passing efficiency and completion percentage. A former Louisville standout himself, Brohm began his NFL career in 1994 with the San Diego Chargers, which played in Super Bowl XXIX during his rookie season. He later played for the San Francisco 49ers from

The Brohm File Born: April 24, 1971 (Louisville, Ky.) Hometown: Louisville, Ky. Family: Wife Jennifer; Son Brady (7); Daughter Brooke (1) Education College: High School:

1995-97 and served as the backup quarterback to Hall of Famer Steve Young in 1997. From 1998-2000, Brohm played for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Denver Broncos and the Cleveland Browns. In 2001, he played in the XFL for the Orlando Rage and was named first-team All-XFL as he owned the league’s highest QB rating at 99.9. Brohm is one of four family members to earn a gridiron letter from Louisville. He wrapped up his four-year collegiate career as one of the most prolific offensive players to wear Louisville’s jersey. A Louisville native, he was voted the team’s MVP in both 1992 and 1993, and always will be remembered for a gritty performance in leading Louisville to an 18-7 victory over Michigan State in the 1993 Liberty Bowl. Playing with two steel pins and one steel plate in the index finger of his throwing hand, Brohm completed 19-of-29 passes for 197 yards and a touchdown.

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Coaching Experience Present UAB (Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks) 2010-11 Illinois (Quarterbacks) 2009 Florida Atlantic (Quarterbacks) 2008 Louisville (Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks) 2007 Louisville (Assistant Head Coach/ Passing Game Coordinator) 2004-06 Louisville (Quarterbacks) Playing Experience 2001 Orlando Rage (XFL) 2000 Cleveland Browns 1999-2000 Denver Broncos 1998 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 1995-97 San Francisco 49ers 1995 Washington Redskins 1994 San Diego Chargers 1989-93 Louisville Bowls as a Coach 2011 Kraft Fight Hunger 2010 Texas 2007 Orange 2006 Gator 2004 Liberty 2003 GMAC

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Also part of the San Diego Chargers team that played in the 1995 Super Bowl.

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While at Louisville, Brohm played two seasons of baseball with the Cleveland Indians’ organization during the football offseason. In football, Brohm was named the Kentucky High School Player of the Decade for the 1980s before attending Louisville, where his number was honored in 2006 for his contributions as a Cardinal quarterback. Brohm received his bachelor’s degree in business administration from Louisville in 1994. He and his wife, the former Jennifer Hawkins, have a son, Brady (7), and daughter, Brooke (1).


2012 FOOTBALL Reggie Johnson Defensive Coordinator/Linebackers

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eggie Johnson is in his first season at UAB after spending the past four years on the coaching staff at Arkansas. Johnson will serve as the Blazers’ defensive coordinator and

coach the linebackers. While with the Razorbacks, Johnson coached the inside linebackers each of his years in Fayetteville. Johnson coached one of the SEC’s top defensive players in Jerry Franklin, who led the Razorbacks in tackles four years in a row, a feat not accomplished at Arkansas since 1960. Franklin reached the 100-tackle mark in both 2010 and 2011, and his 101 stops in 2011 ranked sixth in the SEC and were the most by a Razorback since 2007. He added 10.0 tackles for loss his senior year. A Freshman All-American and SEC AllFreshman Team selection in his first season playing for Johnson, Franklin went on to earn second-team All-SEC honors in 2010. He ranked ninth in the SEC with nearly eight tackles per game and added one tackle for loss per game that year. Johnson was on head coach Bobby Petrino’s staff at Louisville from 2003-06 and remained on the Cardinals’ staff in 2007 before re-joining Petrino at Arkansas a year later. The Hollandale, Miss., native coached the Louisville defensive line in 2003. The defensive front included All-American Elvis Dumervil, who also won the Nagurski and Hendricks awards. It also featured Omobi Okoye, the teenage phenom defensive tackle who, at 19 years old, was the 10th overall pick in the 2005 NFL draft. In 2004, Johnson moved to the linebacker position on the Louisville staff and coached numerous Cardinals who went on to spend time in the NFL. Robert McCune led the team in tackles and was an All-Conference USA selection in 2004 and went on to be a fifth-round draft pick by the Washington Redskins. The next season, Brandon Johnson was the team’s leading tackler and an All-Big East choice. He later was drafted by the Arizona Cardinals.

The Johnson File Born: April 14, 1969 (Hollandale, Miss.) Hometown: Chicago, Ill. Family: Wife Eulice; Daughters Sydney (12) and Jordan (10) Education College: High School:

Additional Johnson linebackers Nate Harris (Kansas City Chiefs), Lamar Myles (Jacksonville Jaguars) and Malik Jackson (Oakland Raiders) signed free agent contacts. Harris led Louisville in tackles in 2006 and Myles did so in 2007. Johnson was a four-year letterman at the University of Louisville from 1987-90. His senior year he helped the Cardinals finish 10-1-1 with a 34-7 victory over Alabama in the 1991 Fiesta Bowl. He ended his career with 252 tackles. Johnson began his coaching career as a defensive graduate assistant at UL in 1998. His first full-time coaching position was at Alabama A&M, where he coached defen-

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Louisville, 1996 (bachelor’s), 1998 (master’s) Morgan Park, 1987

Coaching Experience Present UAB (Defensive Coordinator/Linebackers) 2008-11 Arkansas (Linebackers) 2004-07 Louisville (Linebackers) 2003 Louisville (Defensive Line) 2002 UTEP (Linebackers) 2001 UTEP (Defensive Line) 1999-2000 Alabama A&M (Linebackers) 1998 Alabama A&M (Defensive Line) 1997 Louisville (Defensive Graduate Assistant) 1994 Atherton (Ky.) High School (Defensive Line) Playing Experience 1987-91 Louisville Bowls as a Coach 2012 Cotton 2011 Sugar 2010 Liberty 2007 Orange 2006 Gator 2004 Liberty 2003 GMAC

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sive tackles in 1998 and 1999. In 2000 he coached inside linebackers. A&M ranked first in the country in rushing defense (39.7 ypg) and 10th in total defense (275 ypg) in 2000. After the 2000 season, Johnson moved to the UTEP. There he coached defensive ends in 2001 and linebackers in 2002. At UTEP, he groomed future second-round draft pick Thomas Howard before joining Petrino’s staff at Louisville in 2003. He earned his bachelor’s degree in political science and his master’s degree in education from Louisville. Johnson and his wife, the former Eulice Jackson, have two daughters, Sydney (12) and Jordan (10).


2012 FOOTBALL Jimmy Williams Assistant Head Coach/Defensive Line

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immy Williams, a former Nebraska great who spent 12 seasons in the NFL, is in his first season on the coaching staff at UAB. Williams will serve as assistant head coach and coach the Blazers’ defensive line. Williams most recently was the defensive coordinator and linebackers coach at the University at Buffalo, where he spent three seasons. Williams’ college coaching career also includes stints at Mid-American Conference member Toledo as well as Grand Valley State and his alma mater. At Buffalo, he was instrumental in turning

The Williams File Born: Nov. 15, 1960 (Washington, D.C.) Hometown: Washington, D.C. Family: Wife Crystal; Daughters Brittney (24), Nia (21), Faith (16), Joy (14), Janell (13); Son Jimmy (13) Education College: William Tyndale, 1999 Nebraska High School: Woodrow Wilson, 1978

around the Bulls’ program. The 2008 team won the first MAC championship in school history and the program’s first-ever bowl bid with a trip to the International Bowl. In 2007, Williams mentored four Buffalo defensive players to All-MAC honors, including a pair of linebackers, Kareem Byrom and Larry Hutchinson. Williams’ teams at his previous stops also saw great success, including a MAC Championship game berth at Toledo in 2002, a trip to the Division II national championship game at Grand Valley State in 2001 and a bowl win at Nebraska in 2003. Williams also served an internship with the Kansas City Chiefs in 2004. Williams was one of the greatest defensive players in Nebraska history after walking on to the team from Washington, D.C. A first-team All-American at Nebraska as a defensive end, Williams was chosen in the first round (15th overall) of the 1982 draft and played nine seasons with the Detroit Lions (1982-90), one with Minnesota (1991) and his final two with Tampa Bay (1992-93). He was twice named the Lions’ team MVP in 1984 and 1987. U A B

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After his playing career ended, Williams coached at Pontiac Northern High School in Michigan, serving as defensive coordinator. He later was head coach at Pontiac Central High School for the 1999 and 2000 seasons. Williams earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration from William Tyndale College in Michigan in 1999 while he was coaching in the high school ranks. He and his wife, the former Crystal McGant, are the parents of six children: Brittney (24), Nia (21), Faith (16), Joy (14), Janell (13) and Jimmy (13).


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n t h o n y Blevins, a former UAB letterwinner as a defensive back, begins his first season on the staff at his alma mater. Blevins will coach the Blazers’ cornerbacks. Blevins comes to UAB after spending three seasons on the staff at Tennessee State. He joined the TSU staff early 2009 after spending one year at UT Martin as the cornerbacks coach. While at Tennessee State, Blevins also coordinated the special teams, in addition to his duties as cornerbacks coach. During the summer of 2008, he was part of the NFL Minority Summer Coaching

Internship with the Chicago Bears. From 2005-07, he served as a graduate assistant at Mississippi State. He coached the wide receivers and defensive backs for the Bulldogs while working in all aspects of special teams play. He served as the defensive secondary coach and team community liaison at Meadowcreek High School in Atlanta, Ga. in 2003 and 2004. In 1999, he assisted the defensive backs coach at Alabama State, teaching techniques and assessing player development. Blevins was a three-year letterwinner at UAB, playing cornerback for the Blazers. After the collegiate ranks, he played defensive back professionally for the Birmingham Thunderbolts (XFL) from 2000-2001, Birmingham Steeldogs (AFL2) in 2000 and Mobile Admirals (RFL) in 1999.

The Blevins File Born: July 23, 1976 (Birmingham, Ala.) Hometown: Birmingham, Ala. Family: Daughter Allyson Blevins (1) Education College: UAB, 1998 (bachelor’s) Mississippi State, 2006 (master’s) High School: Pleasant Grove, 1994 Coaching Experience Present UAB (Cornerbacks) 2011 Tennessee State (Cornerbacks/Special Teams) 2009-10 Tennessee State (Cornerbacks/Recruiting Coordinator) 2008 UT Martin (Cornerbacks/Recruiting Coordinator) 2005-07 Mississippi State (Graduate Assistant) 2003-04 Meadow Creek (Ga.) High School (Defensive Backs/Running Backs) Playing Experience 2001 Birmingham Thunderbolts (XFL) 2000 Birmingham Steeldogs (AFL2) 1999 Mobile Admirals (RFL) 1994-98 UAB Bowls as a Coach 2007 Liberty

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A native of Birmingham, Ala., and a graduate of Pleasant Grove High School, Blevins earned his bachelor’s degree in sociology from UAB in 1998. He holds a master’s degree in instructional technology from Mississippi State. He has a 1 year old daughter, Allyson.

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2012 FOOTBALL Tyson Helton Running Backs/Recruiting Coordinator

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yson Helton is entering his sixth season on the UAB coaching staff after spending three seasons on the staff at the University of Memphis. He is in his first season under new Blazers’ head

coach Garrick McGee. Helton will coach the UAB running backs while also continuing to serve as the program’s recruiting coordinator. He coached the Blazer quarterbacks the past five seasons. Under Helton’s guidance, former Blazer Joe Webb developed into one of the most prolific quarterbacks in NCAA history. In 2009, Webb became the first player in NCAA history to pass for 2,000 yards and rush for 1,000 in back-to-back seasons. He finished the season ranked sixth nationally in total offense at 310.5 yards per game and was No. 9 in pass efficiency.

Webb also shattered his own Conference USA record for rushing yards by a quarterback with 1,427, ranking No. 1 in the country among signal-callers. The 2009 Blazer offense tallied 5,111 yards, the most in school history. In 2010, UAB again had a potent offense as the unit finished with 5,074 yards, second-highest in school history. Under Helton’s tutelage, quarterback Bryan Ellis passed for 2,940 yards and 25 touchdowns. At Memphis, Helton coached special teams and tight ends. While working on the Tigers’ staff under head coach Tommy West, the Memphis special teams prospered under his guidance. In 2005, UM kicker Stephen Gostkowski, now with the NFL’s New England Patriots, was responsible for nearly one-third of the team’s scoring and was named the Conference USA Special Teams Player of the Year. Gostkowski is Memphis’ all-time leading scorer with 369 points and was the first kicker chosen in the 2006 NFL Draft. Prior to joining the program at Memphis, Helton spent four years as a member of June Jones’ staff at Hawai’i. He arrived on the Manoa campus in 2000 as a graduate assistant and worked with the Warrior special teams. In 2001, Helton’s first season as a full-time coach, the Warriors led the nation in kickoff return yardage and broke the NCAA record for average gain per return (30.3). Under Helton, return specialist Chad Owens tied the NCAA record with two kick returns for a touchdown in a game and also broke the NCAA record for most yards gained on kick returns. Helton, the brother of Southern California assistant coach Clay Helton and the son of former Houston head coach and former UAB offensive coordinator Kim Helton, had just completed his fourth season as a U A B

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member of Jones’ Hawai’i staff when he was hired at Memphis. Helton earned his bachelor’s degree in business at Houston in 1999 after a four-year career with the Cougars. He and his wife, the former April Dodd, have two daughters, Shelby Grace (9) and Presley (6), and twin boys Clay and Cole (3).

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2012 FOOTBALL Richard Owens Tight Ends/Fullbacks

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ichard Owens begins his first season on the staff at UAB after spending two years as a graduate assistant at the University of Arkansas. While on the Razorbacks’ coaching staff, Owens worked with the Arkansas tight ends. In 2011, Owens led a group that featured junior Chris Gragg, who ended the season ranked third on the team with 41 receptions and fourth among Razorbacks with 518 receiving yards. Gragg’s average of 3.2 receptions per game tied for the highest average among tight ends in the SEC and tied for 11th overall in the conference. Austin Tate also added seven catches for 53 yards from the tight end position. In his first season at Arkansas in 2010, Owens tutored a group led by Mackey Award winner D.J. Williams. Williams, who also won the Disney Spirit Award and

was Arkansas’ first Sullivan Award finalist in 2010, was the first Razorback to win the Mackey Award, which is given to the nation’s top tight end. Williams finished his collegiate career with 152 receptions, at the time the secondhighest total in school history and the most by a non-wide receiver, and 1,855 receiving yards, which ranked eighth on UA’s all-time list. Williams was drafted in the fifth round, 141st overall, of the 2011 NFL Draft by the Green Bay Packers to become the earliestdrafted tight end from the Razorbacks. Owens played collegiately at Louisville before a five-year NFL career in which he played for the St. Louis Rams, Minnesota Vikings and N.Y. Jets. As a freshman in 1999, Owens redshirted at Louisville. The following year, he played in all 12 games with three starts and was selected to the Conference USA All-Freshman Team at tight end. In 2001, he played in 13 games and had three catches, two of which went for touchdowns. He appeared in all 13 games in 2002 with starts in six of the last seven games and ranked sixth on the team with a career-high 20 catches for 182 yards. As a senior, he played in all 13 games with four starts. He finished his career with 36 catches for 371 yards and eight touchdowns while also serving as the Cardinals’ long snapper. A native of Middleburg, Fla., Owens played tight end and defensive line at Middleburg High School and was a first-team all-area selection. In 2006, his high school number was retired before a Middleburg High School football game. After completing his collegiate career, Owens signed as a free agent with the Minnesota Vikings. Owens appeared in 53 NFL games between 2004-09 and started seven contests. He totaled 17 receptions for 141 yards and one touchdown in his career. Owens played for the Vikings from 2004-07 and was named the captain of the special teams in 2005. From 2007-08, Owens was a member of the St. Louis Rams’ U A B

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The Owens File Born: Nov. 4, 1980 (Gainesville, Fla.) Hometown: Middleburg, Fla. Family: Wife Tina; Daughter Rylan (4) Education College: High School:

Louisville, 2003 Middleburg, 1999

Coaching Experience Present UAB (Tight Ends) 2010-11 Louisville (Offensive Graduate Assistant) Playing Experience 2009 New York Jets 2007 St. Louis Rams 2004-06 Minnesota Vikings 1999-2003 Louisville Bowls as a Coach 2012 Cotton Arkansas 2011 Sugar Arkansas Bowls as a Player 2003 GMAC Louisville 2002 GMAC Louisville 2001 Liberty Louisville 2000 Liberty Louisville 1999 Humanitarian Louisville

organization before he signed with the New York Jets in July of 2009. Owens earned his degree in sports administration from Louisville in 2004. He and his wife, the former Tina Ryan, have one daughter, Rylan (4).

Richard (holding Rylan) and Tina


2012 FOOTBALL John Peterson Offensive Line

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ohn Peterson, who has spent the past eight years as an assistant coach on the staff at Ohio State, was named the offensive line coach at UAB in January, 2012. Peterson joins the Blazers’ staff after serving as tight ends coach and recruiting coordinator for the Buckeyes. While Peterson was at Ohio State, the Buckeyes were Big Ten Conference champions for six consecutive seasons. Ohio State played in the BCS championship game in 2006 and 2007, and made four other BCS bowl appearances (2005 Tostitos Fiesta, 2008 Tostitos Fiesta, 2009 Rose and 2010 Allstate Sugar Bowls) when Peterson was on

the OSU staff. A native of Middletown, Ohio, Peterson was a four-year letterman at Ohio State from 1987-90, starting at guard as a senior. During his playing career, the Buckeyes made appearances in the Cotton, Hall of Fame and Liberty bowls. Peterson was a high school All-American at Middletown and was named as the state’s big school offensive lineman of the year as a senior in 1986. He also broke the 28-yearold Middletown High School shot put record that had been held by Ohio State’s legendary basketball All-American Jerry Lucas. John was inducted into the Middletown High School Hall of Fame in 2001 and the Butler County Hall of Fame in 2007. Peterson and his wife, the former Michelle Scorti, have two sons, Austin (16) and Cole (14).

The Peterson File Born: March 20, 1968 (Middletown, Ohio) Hometown: Middletown, Ohio Family: Wife Michelle; Sons Austin (16) and Cole (14) Education College: High School:

Ohio State, 1991 Middletown, 1986

Coaching Experience Present UAB (Offensive Line) 2004-11 Ohio State (Tight Ends/Recruiting Coordinator) 1999-2003 Miami (Ohio) (Offensive Line/Running Game Coordinator) 1995-98 Akron (Offensive Line) 1993-94 Ohio State (Graduate Assistant) 1991-92 Cincinnati (Graduate Assistant) Playing Experience 1986-91

Ohio State

Bowls as a Coach 2012 Gator Ohio State 2011 Sugar Ohio State 2010 Rose Ohio State 2009 Fiesta Ohio State 2008 BCS Championship Ohio State 2007 BCS Championship Ohio State 2006 Fiesta Ohio State 2004 Alamo Ohio State 2003 GMAC Miami (Ohio) 1994 Citrus Ohio State 1993 Holiday Ohio State Bowls as a Player 1990 Liberty 1989 Hall of Fame 1987 Cotton

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2012 FOOTBALL Brandon Sharp Safeties

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randon Sharp is entering his first season at UAB and will coach the Blazers’ safeties on head coach Garrick McGee’s staff. Sharp spent the past three seasons, two as an intern and one as a graduate assistant, working with the defensive backs at Arkansas. He played collegiately at Louisville and spent time in the NFL as a member of the Tennessee Titans and Chicago Bears. Sharp was a four-year letterman at Louisville from 2003-06 and was part of the Bobby Petrino-coached team that beat Wake Forest 24-13 in the 2007 Orange Bowl, the first BCS bowl game in Cardinals’ history.

The Sharp File Born: June 25, 1985 (Jacksonville, Fla.) Hometown: Jacksonville, Fla. Education College: High School:

Louisville, 2007 The Bolles School, 2003

Coaching Experience Present UAB (Safeties) 2011 Arkansas (Defensive Graduate Assistant) 2009-10 Arkansas (Defensive Intern)

Sharp appeared in 46 career games at Louisville and finished his career with 120 tack-

Playing Experience 2007 Chicago Bears 2007 Tennessee Titans 2003-07 Louisville Bowls as a Coach 2012 Cotton 2011 Sugar 2010 Liberty

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Bowls as a Player 2007 Orange 2006 Gator 2004 Liberty 2003 GMAC

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les, 14 pass breakups, two forced fumbles and two interceptions. As a senior, he earned second-team AllBig East acclaim after collecting 50 tackles, 5.0 for loss, 2.5 sacks, seven pass breakups and one forced fumble. His junior season, he ranked seventh on the team with 48 tackles, 2.0 for loss, and added four pass breakups and one interception. Sharp, a native of Jacksonville, Fla., helped The Bolles School to a 14-1 record and the Florida Class 2A state title as a senior, as he earned second-team all-state accolades and led the city with nine interceptions. His junior season, he made four interceptions while helping lead Bolles to an 11-2 mark and a district title. He was signed by the Tennessee Titans and participated in three pre-season games in 2007. Later that season, he was signed to the Chicago Bears practice squad. Sharp earned his bachelor’s degree in sports administration from Louisville in 2007. U A B

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2012 FOOTBALL Ron Sigler Wide Receivers

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on Sigler, a former UAB football letterman who spent the past two seasons as an assistant coach at Tennessee Tech, was named wide receivers coach for the Blazers in Janu-

ary, 2012. Sigler, a native of Mobile, Ala. and a graduate of UAB, had been on the staff of

former Blazer head coach Watson Brown at Tennessee Tech since 2010. He also played tight end during his collegiate career for Brown at UAB and was a two-year letterman for the Blazers. Sigler also has extensive coaching experience at the high school level, having coached 11 years as the offensive coordinator at Midfield High School in metro-Birmingham. He helped the team to eight area championships and berths in the AHSAA state playoffs in nine of 11 years. Sigler was a standout athlete at McGill-

The Sigler File Born: Hometown: Family: Education College: High School:

Oct. 23, 1973 (Mobile, Ala.) Mobile, Ala. Wife Mary; Daughter Yari (8); Son Riley (5)

UAB, 1998 McGill-Toolen, 1991

Coaching Experience Present UAB (Wide Receivers) 2010-12 Tennessee Tech (Wide Receivers) 1999-2010 Midfield (Ala.) High School (Offensive Coordinator) Playing Experience 1994-95 UAB Postseasons as a Coach 2011 NCAA Playoffs Tennessee Tech

Toolen High School in Mobile, competing in football, basketball and track & field. He earned his degree in psychology from UAB in 1997. His wife, the former Mary Morning, is a former UAB women’s basketball player who ranks among the top 10 in school history in points, rebounds, steals and blocked shots. The couple has one daughter, Yari (8) and one son, Riley (5).

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2012 FOOTBALL Dwayne Chandler Sports Enhancement

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wayne Chandler, who has experience at both the collegiate and professional levels as a strength and conditioning coach, is in his first year as Assistant Athletic Director for Sports

Enhancement at UAB. Chandler, a native of Aberdeen, Miss., will oversee UAB’s entire strength and conditioning program and work directly with the Blazers’ football team. He has spent the past 12 years working as a strength coach, most recently at his alma mater, the University of Oklahoma, where he served as an assistant on the staff since 2009. He spent two years as an assistant strength and conditioning coach for the Denver Broncos. During his two seasons (2007-08) with the Broncos, Chandler worked with such standout performers as Jay Cutler, Brandon Marshall and Champ Bailey. Prior to joining the staff in Denver, Chandler was on the staff at the University of Minnesota, joining the Golden Gophers as a strength and conditioning assistant and speed coach in 2001 before being named co-head strength and conditioning coach in 2003. In 2004, Chandler was named the

The Chandler File Born:

March 11, 1973 (Chicago, Ill.)

Hometown:

Aberdeen, Miss.

Family:

Son, Dwayne Harris (20)

Education: College:

Oklahoma, 2000

High School:

Aberdeen, 1992

Coaching Experience Present UAB

(Assistant AD for Sports Enhancement)

2009-11 Oklahoma

(Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach)

2007-08

head strength and conditioning coach at Minnesota, where he served until 2006. During his time with the Gophers, Chandler instructed 12 players who were selected in the NFL Draft, including 2006 first-round draft choice Laurence Maroney and 2005 fourth-round selection Marion Barber III. His strength and conditioning efforts also helped the football program advance to bowl games in each of his last five seasons at Minnesota. Before going to Minnesota, Chandler spent a season with the Dallas Cowboys, serving as a strength and conditioning intern. Chandler was a four-year letterwinner as

Denver Broncos

(Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach)

2004-06 Minnesota

(Head Strength & Conditioning Coach)

2003 Minnesota

(Co-Head Strength & Conditioning Coach)

2001-02 Minnesota

(Strength & Conditioning Assistant)

2000

Dallas Cowboys (Strength & Conditioning Intern)

Playing Experience 1997-98

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1992-96 Oklahoma Bowls as a Coach 2011 Insight 2011 Fiesta 2009 Sun 2006 Insight 2005 Music City 2004 Music City 2003 Sun 2002 Music City

Oklahoma Oklahoma Oklahoma Minnesota Minnesota Minnesota Minnesota Minnesota

Bowls as a Player 1994 Copper 1993 Sun

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a fullback at Oklahoma from 1992-96 and met UAB’s first-year head football coach Garrick McGee when they were Sooners teammates. Chandler led the Sooners in touchdowns (12) in 1993. He earned his bachelor’s degree in communication/sociology from Oklahoma in 2000. U A B

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2012 FOOTBALL Travis Taylor Director of Football Operations

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ravis Taylor begins his fourth season at UAB and his first as Director of Football Operations. Taylor spent his first three seasons on the Blazers’ staff as Assistant Director of Football Operations. Taylor, a native of Unadilla, Ga., joined the Blazers’ staff from Valdosta State where he

earned his bachelor’s degree in 2008 in exercise physiology and then his master’s in 2009 in higher education with an emphasis on educational leadership. Taylor played football at Valdosta State from 2004-07 and was a three-year starter for the Blazers at wide receiver. He was a part of the 2007 Valdosta State

team that captured the NCAA Division II national championship. While at Valdosta State, Taylor played under head coaches Chris Hatcher and then David Dean. Taylor graduated from Dooly County High School where he was an all-state receiver and defensive back by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. He also was a member of the baseball and track teams at Dooly County.

Mack Ingram Director of Player Development/Recruiting

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ack Ingram is in his second season as Director of Player Development/Recruiting for the Blazers’ football team. Ingram joined the UAB staff in January, 2011 from Auburn

where he served as a student recruiter for two years. A native of Huntsville, Ala., Ingram played prep basketball for Tom Runnion at Huntsville High School. He earned his bache-

lor’s degree in business administration from Auburn University in 2010. Ingram plans to begin work on his master’s degree while at UAB. He currently resides in Birmingham.

Bo Taliaferro Assistant Director of Football Operations

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o Taliaferro is in his first season at UAB and will serve as Assistant Director of Football Operations on head coach Garrick McGee’s staff. A native of Conway, Ark., Taliaferro joins the Blazer staff after working six seasons at the University of Arkansas. Taliaferro earned his bach-

elor’s degree in kinesiology from Arkansas in 2009. During his time as an undergraduate, he worked as an equipment manager for the Razorback football team for four seasons. Upon graduation, Taliaferro enrolled in master’s classes at Arkansas while also working as a member of the football staff. He served in

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various capacities before being appointed to the position of offensive intern where he worked with the wide receivers. In spring 2011, Taliaferro earned his master’s degree in sports management. During his six seasons with the Razorbacks, he worked in four bowl games and one SEC Championship Game.


2012 FOOTBALL Support Staff Bryan Ellis Offensive Graduate Assistant

Former UAB quarterback Bryan Ellis enters his first season as a graduate assistant working with the Blazer offense. A native of Byron, Ga., Ellis finished fourth on UAB’s all-time list for both passing yards (3,697) and passing touchdowns (27) in a career. He threw 25 TDs in 2011, the second-most in a season school history. He took over the starting role four games into his junior season and topped the 350-yard passing mark four times on his way to honorable mention All-Conference USA honors. A graduate of Peach County High School, Ellis earned his bachelor’s degree in history from UAB in May 2011 and is currently working toward a master’s in public administration. He is married to the former Janie Cox. Jake Seitz Offensive Graduate Assistant

Jake Seitz, a former fouryear starter at center for UAB, returns to the Blazers as an offensive graduate assistant for the 2012 season. Seitz concluded his playing career in 2009 as a first-team All-Conference USA selection and a nominee for the Lombardi Award and Rimington Trophy. The starting center from the beginning of his redshirt freshman year, Seitz set the UAB career record with 48 consecutive starts. A local product from Vestavia Hills High School in the Birmingham area, Seitz graduated from UAB in 2010 with a criminal justice degree. He is now working on his master’s. Michael Adams Defensive Graduate Assistant

Michael Adams, a Pelham High School product who played collegiately at Louisville, joins the UAB staff as a defensive graduate assistant for 2012. Adams spent two seasons as a defensive assistant at Pelham from 2008-09 and coached the 2011 season as the defensive coordinator at Helena Middle School in metro Birmingham.

A 2005 Pelham graduate, Adams was a defensive end at Louisville where he was teammates with UAB safeties coach Brandon Sharp. He was a part of a Louisville program that won the Orange Bowl in 2007. Adams returned home to complete his criminal justice degree at UAB in 2011. He plans to pursue a master’s degree in education at UAB. John Syty Defensive Graduate Assistant

John Syty, who recently completed his collegiate career at Buffalo, joins the UAB staff as a defensive graduate assistant for the 2012 season. Syty was a linebacker at Buffalo, playing from 2007-11, including two seasons under former Buffalo linebackers coach and current UAB assistant head coach Jimmy Williams. He was a part of Buffalo’s first MAC championship team and an International Bowl berth in 2008. A former walk-on, Syty went on to be named Buffalo’s special teams player of the year as a junior. He also received the inaugural 1958 Lambert Cup Football Team Legacy Scholarship. Syty earned his bachelor’s degree in business from Buffalo in the spring of 2011 and will pursue an MBA while at UAB. Ryan Voecks Video Coordinator

Ryan Voecks enters his first season as UAB’s video coordinator in 2012 after serving as the assistant video coordinator at Arkansas the past two seasons. Voecks’ duties include managing video from UAB’s practices and games, providing the members of the coaching staff with video they need and maintaining the football staff’s recruiting library. A 2007 graduate of Nebraska with a degree in broadcasting, Voecks spent a year and a half working as a videographer with the Husker football team. After graduation, he spent one year as a video assistant at Washington State. A native of Lincoln, Neb., Voecks returned to his alma mater in 2008 and spent two years as an assistant video coordinator before moving on to his position at Arkansas. 9 9

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Brandon McBride Video Graduate Assistant

Brandon McBride begins his second year as a video graduate assistant with UAB in 2012. He assists with the filming of Blazer practices and games, downloading opponent games for scouting and developing presentations for coaches, among other responsibilities. Before coming to UAB, McBride graduated from Missouri in 2011 with a bachelor’s degree in business management. He served as a student assistant with the Tiger football program for three years working with the defensive line. A native of St. Louis, Mo., McBride graduated from DeSmet Jesuit High School, where he was a member of the football team. He is currently pursuing his MBA at UAB. David Consiglio Assistant Director for Sports Enhancement

David Consiglio became an Assistant Director for Sports Enhancement in 2012, having previously served as a graduate assistant with the strength and conditioning program. Consiglio came to UAB from Arizona State, where he completed an internship with the sports performance team for football. He previously was a graduate assistant strength and conditioning coach at Grambling State. A graduate of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, Consiglio played four years of college football and was an all-conference linebacker as a senior. He earned his bachelor’s degree in exercise science and health promotion. Consiglio is currently working on his master’s degree in exercise physiology. He is a certified strength and conditioning specialist by the National Strength and Conditioning Association, and he is also certified in CPR, AED and First Aid. Consiglio lives with his wife Kelsey in Birmingham. Brian Coutras Equipment Manager

Brian Coutras joined the UAB athletic department in February, 2007 as head athletic equipment manager.


2012 FOOTBALL Support Staff After four and a half years in college and high school administration, Coutras returned to the equipment room. Prior to his arrival at UAB he was the athletics director at North Laurel High School in London, Kentucky. He spent six years at C-USA rival Marshall as Director of Football Operations from 2002-2005 and head athletic equipment manager from 1999-2002. Before that, he was the assistant equipment manager at the University of Cincinnati. After graduating from Middle Tennessee State University in 1996, Coutras served as the football equipment room intern at Indiana University. Coutras is married to the former Trisha Stone of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. The couple has three children: Claire Elizabeth (12), Andrew Stone (9) and Callie Suzanne (5).

Jones was an associate athletic trainer at the UAB Sports Medicine Clinic from 19992000 and a staff athletic trainer at the University of Cincinnati from 1998-99. Jones earned a B.A. in secondary education in 1996 and a master’s degree in health education from UAB in 1997. He joined the Blazer football team in 1993 and was among the first scholarship class in the history of UAB football. Jones serves as the chairman on the Public Relations and Governmental Affairs Committee for the Alabama Athletic Trainers’ Association and sits on the Alabama Board of Athletic Trainers. A native of New Augusta, Miss., Jones has two daughters, Kerrigan (8) and Mackenzie (6). Norm Reilly

Chris Ouren Assistant Equipment Manager

Chris Ouren is in his sixth year as assistant equipment manager at UAB. Ouren, a native of Newton, Iowa, is a 2006 graduate of Iowa State University where he served as a student manager for three years. Ouren earned his bachelor’s degree in health and human performance with an emphasis on sport management while at Iowa State. He completed his MBA from UAB in December, 2009. He joined the staff at UAB in February, 2007 after serving as an intern at Harvard from August, 2006 to February, 2007. Ouren is a member of the Athletic Equipment Managers Association (AEMA) and the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA). He has worked in operations at several bowl games and other collegiate events. Ouren is married to the former Casey Dent, who currently serves as assistant volleyball coach at UAB.

Associate Athletic Director for Media Relations

Norm Reilly, who has 30 years of experience in the university media relations field, joined the UAB staff in April 2002 as Assistant Athletics Director for Media Relations. He was named Associate AD in August 2005. Prior to coming to UAB, Reilly spent a year as Director of Communications & Public Relations at the National Senior Games

Association (Senior Olympics) in Baton Rouge, La. Reilly served five years as Assistant AD for Media Relations at East Carolina from 1995-2001. He served for 15 years in the Sports Information office at the University of Georgia before his stint at ECU. Outside college athletics, Reilly has also been involved with seven Olympic Games working for the host television broadcaster, including most recently the 2012 London Summer Games. Reilly graduated from the University of Georgia in 1980 with an ABJ degree from the Henry W. Grady School of Journalism. He also attended graduate school at Georgia in public relations. Reilly is a member of the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) and the Football Writers Association of America (FWAA). He is a 2006 recipient of the Scoop Hudgins Outstanding SID Award by the All-America Football Foundation. In July of 2007, Reilly was honored at the annual CoSIDA Workshop in San Diego with the organization’s 25-Year Award. He is married to the former Leslie Williams of Baton Rouge, La. They have two sons, Trey, who recently graduated from Fordham University’s College of Business Administration, and Graham, a sophomore at LSU.

Other Support Staff

Dr. Brenda Bauman Team Physician

Dr. Marshall Crowther Team Physician

Jhun Cook Team Chaplain

Dusty Davis Team Chaplain

Mike Jones Assistant Athletic Director for Athletics Training

Mike Jones, assistant athletic director for Sports Medicine and Head Athletic Trainer, is in his 12th year at UAB and 10th in charge of the Sports Medicine Department. He is the head athletic trainer for the football squad.

Edwin Dixon Sideline Communications Consultant

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2012 FOOTBALL 2011 Season in Review Blazers Recognized 22 Seniors In Final Home Game UAB recognized 22 seniors in ceremonies Nov. 17 prior to the Blazers’ final home game of 2011 with Southern Miss. Here is a list of the 2011 seniors: 19 66 2 5 64 8 31 55 10 51 3 48 71 37 26 75 29 42 73 40 35

Ugonna Amarikwa Adam Arthur T.J. Ballou Jamie Bender Greg Calhoun Marquis Coleman Chase Daniel Terence Edge Bryan Ellis Elliott Henigan Andre Hicks Drew Luker Matt McCants Trey Ragland Pat Shed Darion Smith Terrell Springs Ferson Stafford Caleb Thomas Danny Volk Lamanski Ware

Jonathan Perry

Houston, Texas DB San Antonio, Texas DL Russell, Miss. CB Raleigh, Miss. SAF Alexander City, Ala. OL Chester, S.C. CB Birmingham, Ala. SAF Atlanta, Ga. OL Byron, Ga. QB Atlanta, Ga. DL Atlanta, Ga. CB Sweet Water, Ala. LB Mobile, Ala. OL Trussville, Ala. P Starkville, Miss. RB Brookhaven, Ala. C Chester, S.C. CB Phenix City, Ala. SAF Decatur, Ala. OL Tonganoxie, Ala. TE Lanett, Ala. LB

Largest Comeback In School History UAB recorded the largest fourth-quarter, come-from-behind victory in school history last season at Memphis, overcoming an 18-point deficit (35-17) to start the final quarter for a 41-35 win over the Tigers. The previous largest fourth-quarter comeback was 13 points on two occasions – versus Butler in 1993 and versus Troy in 2010. The Blazers trailed by 18 points on three different occasions, 21-3 in the second quarter, 28-10 in the third quarter and 35-17 in the fourth quarter. The largest deficit of any kind overcome by a UAB team was 23 points in the Troy comeback in 2010. Blazers Eclipse 600 Yards Of Offense vs. Memphis UAB surpassed 600 total yards in a game for just the fourth time in school history in the Nov. 12th game at Memphis. The Blazers’ 601 total yards against the Tigers are the fourth-most ever for a Blazer team and the most since a 622-yard output against Florida Atlantic in 2009.

Three Best Rushing Games In 2011 Resulted In Victories Overall last season, UAB found the going tough as far as a productive running game. The Blazers ranked 84th in the country in rushing yards per game at 129.4. Th e r e ’s no doubt that when UAB was able to run the ball, the offense had a lot more success. In fact, in the team’s three victories last season over UCF, Memphis and Southern Miss, the Blazers averaged 185 yards per game on the ground. However, in the nine losses, UAB averaged only 111 yards per contest. UAB In The Final NCAA Statistics Here are the final 2011 NCAA statistics for UAB, both in the team categories, as well as individually: Team Rankings

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Scoring Offense: 108th 20.2 Passing Efficiency: 102nd 111.8 Rushing Defense: 103rd 203.3 Pass Efficiency Defense: 117th 158.4 Pass Defense: 114th 282.3 Total Defense: 114th 485.6 Scoring Defense: 110th 36.8 Net Punting: 42nd 37.4 Punt Returns: 39th 10.2 Kickoff Returns: 95th 20.0 Turnover Margin: 91st -.42 Sacks Allowed: 40th 1.5 Individual Rankings Field Goals: Ty Long, 26th, 1.33 Punting: Trey Ragland, 59th, 40.60 Kickoff Returns: Nick Adams, 77th, 22.80 D.J. Vinson, T-93rd, 21.50 Receptions Per Game: Jackie Williams, 59th, 5.27 Passing Efficiency: Jonathan Perry, 85th, 120.8 Total Offense: Jonathan Perry, 76th, 194.7 Tackles: Jamie Bender, 23rd, 9.92


2012 FOOTBALL 2011 Season in Review Blazer Offense Clicked In Final Three Games UAB finished the 2011 season with wins in two of its final three games and nearly capped the campaign with a three-game win streak. Much of the reason for the Blazers’ strong finish was their offensive performance. UAB averaged 469 yards and 37 points in the last three games of the season against Memphis, Southern Miss and Florida Atlantic. UAB scored 14 offensive touchdowns in the last three games after scoring only 11 in the previous nine contests. Memphis Southern Miss Florida Atlantic 3-Game Totals

Yards Points Rush TDs Pass TDs 601 41 1 4 425 34 3 1 382 35 3 2 1408 110 7 7

Perry Made First Career Start vs. Troy Oct. 1 Quarterback Jonathan Perry made his first career start Oct. 1 at Troy, a week after he saw what had been his most extensive action at East Carolina. Perry, who had not played for the Blazers until the 2011 season, saw action in all 12 games, but he saw considerable playing time in the fourth quarter Sept. 24 at ECU after starting QB Bryan Ellis left the game due to an injury. Perry, who finished with 106 passing yards at East Carolina as he hit 9-of-16 passes and led the Blazers on two long, late-game drives, went on to complete 174-of-300 for 2,042 yards last season. He has thrown for 836 yards and seven touchdowns (one interception) in the final three games vs. Memphis, Southern Miss and Florida Atlantic as he completed 63-of-100 passes.

Williams’ Reception Total Among Top Five In School History

Wide receiver Jackie Williams registered 58 catches last season, the fifth-highest single-season mark in UAB history. Williams caught 58 for 607 yards. He increased his two-year total to 88, No. 9 on the Blazer career charts. Williams has caught at least one pass in all 23 games he has played in at UAB. UAB Single-Season Receptions 1. Derrick Ingram 83 1994 2. Derrick Ingram 76 1993 3. Roddy White 71 2004 4. Jackie Williams 58 2011 5. Frantrell Forrest 53 2007 UAB Career Receptions 1. Derrick Ingram 207 2. Frantrell Forrest 164 Marvin Burdette

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Irvin Tied For No. 1 In NCAA In Fumble Recoveries Linebacker Greg Irvin recovered all four fumbles for UAB in the Blazers’ game at East Carolina, breaking the previous individual school record of two in a single game. They were the first fumble recoveries of Irvin’s career. Irvin finished the season with five recoveries and tied for the NCAA lead with Oregon State’s Dylan Wynn. They both averaged .42 fumble recoveries per game. Teammate T.J. Ballou tied for fourth nationally with four fumble recoveries and a .33 average. U A B

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Burdette Moving Up Blazers’ All-Time Tackles List Linebacker Marvin Burdette continues his climb up the UAB career tackles chart after posting 92 as a junior in 2011. Burdette now has 249 tackles in his career to rank No. 11 on the Blazer list. Burdette only needs 46 tackles as a senior in 2012 to move into the No. 3 spot on the Blazer career list. Zac Woodfin holds the school record with 372 tackles recorded from 2001-04.


2012 FOOTBALL 2011 Season in Review Carolina on Sept. 24. Freshman kicker Ty Long also picked up a C-USA Player-of-the-Week honor after connecting on both of his field goal attempts in the Blazers’ win over UCF, including a game-winning 40-yarder with :21 remaining in the game. Adams, a Walterboro, S.C. native, broke the UAB single-game record for kick return yards and returned a Tulane kickoff 92 yards for a touchdown in the first quarter. Adams finished with 194 kickoff return yards (on five returns) in the loss to the Green Wave. Against ECU, Bender registered a teamhigh 11 tackles in the contest and had one tackle for loss, while causing two fumbles and returning an interception 35 yards for a touchdown. Bender had eight solo hits against the Pirates. He became the first Blazers’ defensive player to earn C-USA Player of the Week honors since Hiram Atwater on Oct. 5, 2009.

Jackie Williams

UAB Career Tackles

1. Zac Woodfin 2. Nigel Eldridge 3. Joe Henderson 4. Will Dunbar 5. Alan Willis 6. Izell Reese 7. Josh Evans 8. Wayne White 9. Adrian Singleton 10. Brian Smith 11. Marvin Burdette 12. Chris Brown

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2001-04 2001-04 2005-08 2005-08 1994-97 1994-97 1991-94 1991-94 1998-2001 1996-98 2009-11 1999-2002

Adams, Bender, Long Picked Up C-USA Player-of-the-Week Honors UAB wide receiver Nick Adams was named the Conference USA Special Teams Player-of-the-Week on Sept. 19, two days after a record-setting kick return performance against Tulane at Legion Field. Meanwhile, a week later, safety Jamie Bender was named the league’s Defensive Player-of-the-Week following his performance against East

McCants Earns First-Team All-Conference Honors Senior offensive lineman Matt McCants’ first-team recognition highlighted the selection of three UAB players to the 2011 All-Conference USA football teams announced by the league office. Senior safety Jamie Matt McCants Bender earned second-team honors, while freshman kicker Ty Long was selected to the Conference USA AllFreshman Team in a vote of the league’s head coaches. McCants, who was also a preseason all-conference selection, was named to the All-Conference USA First Team for the second consecutive year. The 6-foot7, 295-pound McCants was also on the watch list for this season’s Rotary Lombardi Award. Bender led UAB with 119 tackles, the fifth-most in school history, while ranking fifth in C-USA and 24th in the nation with 9.92 tackles per game. He also forced four fumbles (0.33 per game) to rank third in the league and 19th in the U A B

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country. Bender made 7.5 tackles per loss and intercepted two passes. Long connected on 16 of 19 field goal attempts this fall in his rookie campaign to rank third in C-USA and tied for 26th nationally with 1.33 field goals per game. That number is tied for second-most in the country among freshman kickers. Long’s 84.2 percent success rate was second-best in C-USA this year, while his 16 made field goals are the sixth-most in a season in UAB annals. Adams Sets UAB Record For Kickoff Return Yards Senior wide receiver Nick Adams set a UAB single-game record with 194 kick return yards and took a Tulane kickoff back 92 yards for a touchdown in the Blazers’ September loss last season to the Green Wave. Adams was sixth last season in Conference USA as he averaged 22.8 yards per return. His 194 yards (on five returns) vs. the Green Wave broke the Blazer mark of 190 set by Frantrell Forrest vs. Tulsa in 2008. The 92-yard touchdown was UAB’s first on a kickoff return since Forrest went 90 yards vs. Tulsa in 2008, a span of 37 games. Adams’ return also matched the longest kick return in Blazer history.


2012 FOOTBALL 2011 Season Statistics RECORD: OVERALL HOME AWAY NEUTRAL ALL GAMES 3-9-0 2-3-0 1-6-0 0-0-0 CONFERENCE 3-5-0 2-2-0 1-3-0 0-0-0 DATE OPPONENT Sept. 10, 2011 at Florida Sept. 17, 2011 TULANE* Sept. 24, 2011 at East Carolina* Oct. 01, 2011 at Troy Oct. 08, 2011 MISSISSIPPI STATE Oct. 15, 2011 at Tulsa* Oct. 20, 2011 UCF* Oct. 29, 2011 at Marshall* Nov. 05, 2011 #14 HOUSTON* Nov. 12, 2011 at Memphis* Nov. 17, 2011 #20 SOUTHERN MISS* Nov. 26, 2011 at FAU * denotes Conference USA game

W/L SCORE ATTEND L 0-39 87,473 L 10-49 17,658 L 23-28 50,023 L 23-24 19,044 L 3-21 28,351 L 20-37 21,494 W 26-24 8,872 L 14-59 20,735 L 13-56 13,909 W 41-35 17,848 W 34-31 14,103 L 35-38 12,044

TEAM STATISTICS UAB OPP FIRST DOWNS 242 311 Rushing 86 135 Passing 136 159 Penalty 20 17 RUSHING YARDAGE 1,553 2,440 Yards gained rushing 1,792 2,592 Yards lost rushing 239 152 Rushing Attempts 402 466 Average Per Rush 3.9 5.2 Average Per Game 129.4 203.3 PASSING YARDAGE 2,815 3,387 Comp-Att-Int 246-440-15 286-403-9 Average Per Pass 6.4 8.4 Average Per Catch 11.4 11.8 Average Per Game 234.6 282.2 TOTAL OFFENSE 4,368 5,827 Total Plays 842 869 Average Per Play 5.2 6.7 Average Per Game 364.0 485.6 KICK RETURNS: #-YARDS 73-1,460 50-1,212 PUNT RETURNS: #-YARDS 14-143 14-66 INT RETURNS: #-YARDS 9-165 15-320 FUMBLES-LOST 21-11 20-12 PENALTIES-YARDS 60-523 72-649 PUNTS-AVG 57-41.0 34-37.8 TIME OF POSSESSION/GAME 30:00 30:00 3RD-DOWN CONVERSIONS 67/165 67/144 4TH-DOWN CONVERSIONS 2/13 13/21 SCORE BY QUARTERS UAB Opponents

1st 2nd 3rd 4th OT Total 66 61 51 64 0 242 117 120 100 104 0 441

RUSHING FRANKLIN, Greg REAVES, Darrin PERRY, Jonathan SHED, Pat JACKSON, Dontavius WILLIAMS, Jackie HEARN, Patrick NELSON, Jamarcus COLES, Bashr ADAMS, Nick ELLIS, Bryan MOORE, Freddie MOSTELLA, D’Andre DAVIS, Jay VINSON, D.J. HERRING, Stephen RAGLAND, Trey BENTO, Joe TEAM Total Opponents PASSING PERRY, Jonathan ELLIS, Bryan BENTO, Joe Total Opponents

GP Att Gain Loss Net Avg TD Long Avg/G 12 84 435 5 430 5.1 2 57 35.8 9 79 385 13 372 4.7 2 29 41.3 12 92 406 112 294 3.2 3 19 24.5 5 60 233 10 223 3.7 1 22 44.6 7 20 84 1 83 4.2 0 22 11.9 11 13 94 13 81 6.2 3 25 7.4 12 6 31 0 31 5.2 0 8 2.6 12 10 35 12 23 2.3 1 11 1.9 2 4 18 3 15 3.8 0 11 7.5 12 3 12 0 12 4.0 1 6 1.0 4 11 35 24 11 1.0 0 13 2.8 4 1 6 0 6 6.0 0 6 1.5 2 2 5 0 5 2.5 0 3 2.5 11 3 4 0 4 1.3 0 4 0.4 12 4 9 6 3 0.8 0 5 0.2 4 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 12 1 0 10 -10 -10.0 0 0 -0.8 4 3 0 16 -16 -5.3 0 0 -4.0 4 5 0 14 -14 -2.8 0 0 -3.5 12 402 1,792 239 1,553 3.9 13 57 129.4 12 466 2,592 152 2,440 5.2 26 47 203.3

G 12 4 4 12 12

Effic 120.84 99.22 27.08 111.83 158.39

Cmp-Att-Int 174-300-8 67-127-5 5-13-2 246-440-15 286-403-9

Pct Yds TD Lng Avg/G 58.0 2,042 10 51 170.2 52.8 743 2 66 185.8 38.5 30 0 18 7.5 55.9 2,815 12 66 234.6 71.0 3,387 26 68 282.2

RECEIVING WILLIAMS, Jackie HEARN, Patrick ADAMS, Nick SHED, Pat FRANKLIN, Greg SMITH, Nolen DAVIS, Jay NELSON, Jamarcus VINSON, D.J. REAVES, Darrin BACKMAN, Kennard JACKSON, Dontavius MOSTELLA, D’Andre ACCURSIO, Sam Total Opponents

G No. Yds 11 58 607 12 31 364 12 29 390 5 23 146 12 21 284 12 19 273 11 18 174 12 17 358 12 11 97 9 7 56 12 6 43 7 3 12 2 2 5 12 1 6 12 246 2,815 12 286 3,387

Avg 10.5 11.7 13.4 6.3 13.5 14.4 9.7 21.1 8.8 8.0 7.2 4.0 2.5 6.0 11.4 11.8

TD Long Avg/G 0 39 55.2 2 51 30.3 1 32 32.5 0 22 29.2 0 46 23.7 2 32 22.8 1 22 15.8 4 66 29.8 2 48 8.1 0 18 6.2 0 18 3.6 0 5 1.7 0 6 2.5 0 6 0.5 12 66 234.0 26 68 282.2

INTERCEPTIONS COLEMAN, Marquis DANIEL, Chase BENDER, Jamie BALLOU, T.J. BURDETTE, Marvin Total Opponents

No. Yds Avg 2 41 20.5 2 0 0.0 2 56 28.0 2 68 34.0 1 0 0.0 9 165 18.3 15 320 21.3

PUNT RETURNS WILLIAMS, Jackie NELSON, Jamarcus SHED, Pat Total Opponents

No. Yds Avg TD Long 12 132 11.0 0 91 1 10 10.0 0 10 1 1 1.0 0 1 14 143 10.2 0 91 14 66 4.7 0 32

TD Long 0 41 0 0 1 35 1 52 0 0 2 52 5 55

KICK RETURNS No. Yds Avg TD Long NELSON, Jamarcus 24 422 17.6 0 37 VINSON, D.J. 22 473 21.5 0 42 ADAMS, Nick 20 456 22.8 1 92 WILLIAMS, Jackie 3 57 19.0 0 25 SHED, Pat 1 15 15.0 0 15 VOLK, Danny 1 11 11.0 0 11 TEAM 1 2 2.0 0 0 FRANKLIN, Greg 1 24 24.0 0 24 Total 73 1,460 20.0 1 92 Opponents 50 1,212 24.2 0 57 TOTAL OFFENSE G Plays Rush Pass Total Avg/G PERRY, Jonathan 12 392 294 2042 2336 194.7 ELLIS, Bryan 4 138 11 743 754 188.5 FRANKLIN, Greg 12 84 430 0 430 35.8 REAVES, Darrin 9 79 372 0 372 41.3 SHED, Pat 5 60 223 0 223 44.6 JACKSON, Dontavius 7 20 83 0 83 11.9 WILLIAMS, Jackie 11 13 81 0 81 7.4 HEARN, Patrick 12 6 31 0 31 2.6 NELSON, Jamarcus 12 10 23 0 23 1.9 COLES, Bashr 2 4 15 0 15 7.5 BENTO, Joe 4 16 -16 30 14 3.5 ADAMS, Nick 12 3 12 0 12 1.0 MOORE, Freddie 4 1 6 0 6 1.5 MOSTELLA, D’Andre 2 2 5 0 5 2.5 DAVIS, Jay 11 3 4 0 4 0.4 VINSON, D.J. 12 4 3 0 3 0.2 RAGLAND, Trey 12 1 -10 0 -10 -0.8 TEAM 4 5 -14 0 -14 -3.5 Total 12 842 1,553 2,815 4,368 364.0 Opponents 12 869 2,440 3,387 5,827 485.6 KICKOFFS LONG, Ty RAGLAND, Trey Total Opponents PUNTING RAGLAND, Trey MULLINS, Hunter TEAM Total Opponents

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Yds Avg TB OB Retn Net YdLn 3,032 59.5 0 1 35 17.5 0 2 3,067 57.9 0 3 24.2 35.0 35 5,051 62.4 8 0 20.0 42.4 27

No. 55 2 0 57 34

Yds Avg Lng TB 2,235 40.6 54 7 83 41.5 49 0 19 0.0 19 0 2,337 41.0 54 7 1,285 37.8 52 2

FC 15 1 0 16 4

I20 Blkd 18 0 1 0 0 1 19 1 9 0


2012 FOOTBALL 2011 Season Statistics Scoring/Total Offense SCORING LONG, Ty NELSON, Jamarcus PERRY, Jonathan WILLIAMS, Jackie ADAMS, Nick SMITH, Nolen HEARN, Patrick REAVES, Darrin VINSON, D.J. FRANKLIN, Greg DAVIS, Jay SHED, Pat BALLOU, T.J. BENDER, Jamie Total Opponents

OT Chris Hubbard

LB Marvin Burdette

|——-PATs——-| TD FGs Kick Rush Rcv - 16-19 24-25 - - 5 - - - - 3 - - 1-1 - 3 - - - - 3 - - - - 2 - - - - 2 - - - - 2 - - - - 2 - - - - 2 - - - - 1 - - - - 1 - - - - 1 - - - - 1 - - - - 28 16-19 24-25 1-1 - 58 11-17 58-58 - -

Pass DXP - - - - 0-2 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 0-2 - - -

Saf Points - 72 - 30 - 20 - 18 - 18 - 12 - 12 - 12 - 12 - 12 - 6 - 6 - 6 - 6 - 242 1 441

ALL PURPOSE G Rush Rec PR KOR IR Tot Avg/G WILLIAMS, Jackie 11 81 607 132 57 0 877 79.7 ADAMS, Nick 12 12 390 0 456 0 858 71.5 NELSON, Jamarcus 12 23 358 10 422 0 813 67.8 FRANKLIN, Greg 12 430 284 0 24 0 738 61.5 VINSON, D.J. 12 3 97 0 473 0 573 47.8 REAVES, Darrin 9 372 56 0 0 0 428 47.6 HEARN, Patrick 12 31 364 0 0 0 395 32.9 SHED, Pat 5 223 146 1 15 0 385 77.0 PERRY, Jonathan 12 294 0 0 0 0 294 24.5 SMITH, Nolen 12 0 273 0 0 0 273 22.8 DAVIS, Jay 11 4 174 0 0 0 178 16.2 JACKSON, Dontavius 7 83 12 0 0 0 95 13.6 BALLOU, T.J. 12 0 0 0 0 68 68 5.7 BENDER, Jamie 12 0 0 0 0 56 56 4.7 BACKMAN, Kennard 12 0 43 0 0 0 43 3.6 COLEMAN, Marquis 12 0 0 0 0 41 41 3.4 COLES, Bashr 2 15 0 0 0 0 15 7.5 VOLK, Danny 12 0 0 0 11 0 11 0.9 ELLIS, Bryan 4 11 0 0 0 0 11 2.8 MOSTELLA, D’Andre 2 5 5 0 0 0 10 5.0 ACCURSIO, Sam 12 0 6 0 0 0 6 0.5 MOORE, Freddie 4 6 0 0 0 0 6 1.5 RAGLAND, Trey 12 -10 0 0 0 0 -10 -0.8 BENTO, Joe 4 -16 0 0 0 0 -16 -4.0 TEAM 4 -14 0 0 2 0 -12 -3.0 Total 12 1,553 2,815 143 1,460 165 6,136 511.3 Opponents 12 2,440 3,387 66 1,212 320 7,425 618.8 FIELD GOALS FGM-FGA Pct 01-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50-99 LG Blk LONG, Ty 16-19 84.2 0-0 3-3 9-9 4-6 0-1 49 0 FG SEQUENCE UAB OPPONENTS Florida — (24), (35), (28) Tulane (32) — East Carolina (29) — TROY (37), (37), (41), 43 43, (48) Mississippi State 51, (37) 32 Tulsa (20), (49) (30), (44), (22) UCF (46), (40) 45, (24) Marshall — (26) Houston 47, (39), (37) — MEMPHIS (32), (24) 45 Southern Miss (30), (28) (22), 37 FAU — 29, (28) Numbers in (parentheses) indicate field goal was made.

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2012 FOOTBALL 2011 Defensive Statistics Defensive Leaders

|——-Tackles——-| GP

Solo

|-Sacks-|

Ast

Total

TFL/Yds

|—-Pass Def—-|

No-Yards

Int-Yds

BrUp

|-Fumbles-|

QBH

Rcv-Yds

Blkd FF

Kick

Saf

5 BENDER, Jamie

12

69

50

119

7.5-17

-

2-56

6

-

-

4

-

-

43 BURDETTE, Marvin

12

47

45

92

4.5-13

1.0-6

1-0

-

-

1-0

1

-

-

35 WARE, Lamanski

12

41

34

75

7.0-15

-

-

-

1

1-6

3

-

-

46 IRVIN, Greg

12

40

26

66

3.0-16

1.0-13

-

-

1

5-0

1

-

-

3 HICKS, Andre

11

26

14

40

1.0-3

-

-

-

-

-

1

-

-

21 AUTRY, D.A.

10

2

19

39

1.5-2

1.0-1

-

1

-

-

1

-

-

28 RICHARDS, Cornelius

12

28

10

38

3.0-14

1.0-8

-

4

-

-

-

-

-

51 HENIGAN, Elliot

11

16

21

37

3.0-9

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

11 JONES, Calvin

10

18

18

36

1.0-0

-

-

1

-

-

-

-

-

77 BOYETT, Connor

12

14

17

31

3.0-10

0.5-5

-

-

2

-

-

-

-

29 SPRINGS, Terrell

12

22

9

31

1.0-10

1.0-10

-

2

-

-

-

-

-

91 WATKINS, Diaheem

12

18

13

31

2.5-15

1.5-14

-

1

1

-

-

-

-

31 DANIEL, Chase

9

18

13

31

-

-

2-0

-

-

-

1

-

-

2 BALLOU, T.J.

12

20

8

28

-

-

2-68

3

-

4-0

1

-

-

8 COLEMAN, Marquis

12

12

14

26

-

-

2-41

2

-

-

-

-

-

48 LUKER, Drew

12

13

12

25

-

-

-

1

-

-

-

-

-

47 BASTIEN, Patrick

12

10

14

24

1.0-3

-

-

-

-

-

1

-

-

40 VOLK, Danny

12

5

15

20

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

66 ARTHUR, Adam

12

7

12

19

1.5-5

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

99 JACKSON, Micky

11

8

9

17

1.5-8

1.0-8

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

95 SCOTT, Deric

12

10

7

17

1.0-1

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

90 WALTON, Chris

10

6

6

12

2.0-2

-

-

-

1

-

1

-

-

23 LESTER, Caleb

12

5

4

9

-

-

-

1

-

-

-

-

-

92 GRISSETT, Trey

10

2

7

9

0.5-1

-

-

-

1

-

-

-

-

53 PEPPERS, Tyler

8

4

5

9

0.5-0

-

-

-

2

1-0

1

-

-

34 WHITE, Daniel

1

3

3

6

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

41 NOLEN, Landon

10

5

-

5

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

25 COCKRELL, Johnny

10

2

2

4

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

24 FRANKLIN, Greg

12

2

1

3

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

22 VINSON, D.J.

12

1

2

3

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

56 WILLIAMS, Jestin

5

-

3

3

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

96 CHRISTIAN, Jewel

1

2

1

3

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

61 KLEIN, Taylor

12

1

1

2

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

94 LONG, Ty

12

2

-

2

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

9 DAVIS, Jay

11

1

1

2

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

14 PERRY, Jonathan

12

1

1

2

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

75 SMITH, Darion

12

1

-

1

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

26 SHED, Pat

5

1

-

1

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

6 BENTO, Joe

4

-

1

1

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

15 WILLIAMS, Jackie

11

1

-

1

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Total 12 502 418 920

46-144 8-65

9-165 22

9

12-6

16

-

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2012 FOOTBALL 2011 Game-By-Game Statistics Opponent at Florida Tulane* at EastOpponent Carolina* at Troy Florida Atlantic Mississippi State at SMU* at Tulsa* Troy UCF* at Tennessee at Marshall* at UCF* Houston* UTEP* at Memphis* at Mississippi State Southern Miss* at Southern at Florida Atlantic Marshall*

Individual Rushing/Passing

East Carolina* Memphis* Opponent at Rice*

Pat Shed, RB G/GS Att./Yds. TD LG DNP 1/1 7/21 0 6 2/2 15/59 1 9 3/3 15/48 0 22 4/4 16/73 0 21 5/5 7/22 0 8 DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP

Darrin Reaves, RB G/GS Att./Yds. TD LG 1/0 1/-4 0 -4 2/0 1/4 0 4 DNP DNP DNP 3/0 8/29 0 7 4/0 15/83 0 23 5/0 11/55 1 25 6/0 7/34 0 17 7/0 8/73 0 29 8/0 19/62 1 9 9/0 9/37 0 11

G/GS 1/1 2/2 3/3 4/4

Bryan Ellis, QB C/A Yds TD INT LG 15/28 141 0 0 24 10/25 145 0 2 48 22/32 177 0 1 26 DNP DNP 20/42 280 2 2 66 DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP

East Carolina* Memphis* Opponent at Rice*

Greg Franklin, RB G/GS Att./Yds. TD 1/1 3/15 0 2/1 3/15 0 3/1 3/7 0 4/1 3/60 0 5/1 3/4 0 6/1 5/28 0 7/2 8/43 0 8/3 7/20 0 9/4 11/54 0 10/5 10/73 1 11/6 17/85 1 12/7 11/26 0

LG 10 7 4 57 3 11 13 7 10 18 10 5

Jackie Williams, WR G/GS Att./Yds. TD 1/1 1/-13 0 2/2 — — 3/3 2/22 1 4/4 3/20 0 5/5 2/11 0 6/6 — — 7/7 1/4 1 8/8 1/1 0 9/9 1/9 0 DNP 10/9 — — 11/9 2/27 0

— 25

G/GS 1/0 2/0 3/0 4/1 5/2 6/2 7/3 8/4 9/5 10/6 11/7 12/8

Jonathan Perry, QB C/A Yds TD INT LG 0/1 0 0 0 0 0/2 0 0 0 0 9/16 106 0 0 51 19/39 196 0 1 31 18/36 195 0 1 25 1/2 18 0 0 18 31/42 327 2 2 46 18/33 215 0 2 22 15/29 149 1 1 25 29/48 410 4 0 47 17/26 236 1 0 32 17/26 190 2 1 39

East Carolina* Memphis* Opponent at Rice*

Jonathan Perry, QB G/GS Att./Yds. TD 1/0 3/10 0 2/0 2/4 0 3/0 5/9 0 4/1 13/19 1 5/2 9/44 0 6/2 — — 7/3 8/33 0 8/4 8/-27 0 9/5 7/5 0 10/6 9/47 0 11/7 13/49 1 12/8 16/97 1

LG 6 4 7 9 10 — 15 7 9 14 16 19

Patrick Hearn, WR G/GS Att./Yds. TD 1/1 — — 2/2 — — 3/3 2/15 0 4/4 2/8 0 5/5 — — 6/6 1/5 — 7/7 — — 8/8 — — 9/9 — — 10/10 1/3 0 11/11 — — 12/12 — —

LG — — 8 8 — — — — — 3 — —

G/GS 1/0 2/0 3/0

East Carolina* Memphis* at Rice*

Dontavius Jackson, RB G/GS Att./Yds. TD LG 1/0 5/31 0 22 2/0 1/2 0 2 DNP 3/0 1/4 0 4 4/0 3/11 0 7 5/0 2/6 0 6 6/0 4/11 0 8 7/1 4/18 0 10 DNP DNP DNP DNP

at Florida Tulane* at East Carolina* Opponent at Troy Florida Atlantic Mississippi State at SMU* at Tulsa* Troy UCF* at Tennessee at Marshall* at UCF* Houston* UTEP* at Memphis* at Mississippi State Southern Miss* at Southern at Florida Atlantic Marshall*

at Florida Tulane* at East Carolina* Opponent at Troy Florida Atlantic Mississippi State at SMU* at Tulsa* Troy UCF* at Tennessee at Marshall* at UCF* Houston* UTEP* at Memphis* at Mississippi State Southern Miss* at Southern at Florida Atlantic Marshall*

at Florida Tulane* at East Carolina* Opponent at Troy Florida Atlantic Mississippi State at SMU* at Tulsa* Troy UCF* at Tennessee at Marshall* at UCF* Houston* UTEP* at Memphis* at Mississippi State Southern Miss* at Southern at Florida Atlantic Marshall*

LG -13 — 15 15 7 — 4 1 9

Jamarcus Nelson, WR G/GS Att./Yds. TD LG 1/0 2/5 0 5 2/0 — — — 3/0 — — — 4/0 1/7 0 7 5/0 1/2 0 2 6/0 1/-8 0 -8 7/0 — — — 8/0 1/4 0 4 9/0 1/11 0 11 10/0 — — — 11/0 1/-4 0 -4 12/0 2/6 1 3 U A B

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0

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Individual Receiving

20 39

Kennard Backman, TE G/GS Rec./Yds. TD LG 1/0 — — — 2/1 — — — 3/2 — — — 4/3 1/5 0 5 5/4 — — — 6/5 1/8 0 8 7/6 1/5 0 5 8/6 — — — 9/6 — — — 10/7 2/20 0 18 11/8 — — — 12/8 1/5 0 5

Greg Franklin, RB G/GS Rec./Yds. TD 1/1 1/9 0 2/1 1/16 0 3/1 2/7 0 4/1 — — 5/1 4/38 0 6/1 — — 7/2 2/60 0 8/3 2/28 0 9/4 3/20 0 10/5 3/70 0 11/6 — -— 12/7 3/26 0

WR TD 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0

LG 9 18 16 31 25 32 13 15 25 18 31 16

Nolen Smith, TE G/GS Rec./Yds. TD 1/1 1/24 0 2/1 — — 3/1 1/26 0 4/1 1/1 0 5/1 — — 6/1 — — 7/1 3/54 1 8/1 3/31 0 9/2 2/32 0 10/2 3/48 0 11/3 1/7 0 12/4 4/53 0

Dontavius Jackson, RB G/GS Rec./Yds. TD 1/0 1/0 0 2/0 — — DNP 3/0 — — 4/0 — — 5/0 1/5 0 6/0 — — 7/1 1/7 0 DNP DNP DNP DNP

East Carolina* Memphis* Opponent at Rice*

Jackie Williams, WR G/GS Rec./Yds. TD 1/1 5/41 0 2/2 3/31 0 3/3 7/54 0 4/4 8/89 0 5/5 3/29 0 6/6 7/77 0 7/7 10/82 0 8/8 2/20 0 9/9 4/44 0 DNP 10/9 5/78 0 11/9 4/62 0

East Carolina* Memphis* Opponent at Rice*

Nick Adams, G/GS Rec./Yds. 1/1 1/9 2/2 2/31 3/3 4/43 4/4 4/56 5/5 1/25 6/6 2/42 7/7 6/44 8/8 1/15 9/9 2/32 10/10 3/40 11/11 2/37 12/12 1/16

East Carolina* Memphis* Opponent at Rice*

Patrick Hearn, WR G/GS Rec./Yds. TD 1/1 4/40 0 2/2 1/5 0 3/3 3/70 0 4/4 4/33 0 5/5 3/37 0 6/6 — — 7/7 3/35 1 8/8 4/45 0 9/9 1/9 1 10/10 3/22 0 11/11 4/60 0 12/12 1/8 0

LG 23 5 51 13 23 — 22 17 9 18 32 8

G/GS 1/1 2/2 3/3 4/4 5/5

Pat Shed, RB Rec./Yds. TD DNP 2/14 0 11/62 0 — — 5/32 0 5/38 0 DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP

East Carolina* Memphis* at Rice*

D.J. Vinson, G/GS Rec./Yds. 1/0 1/1 2/0 1/48 3/0 1/5 4/0 — 5/0 — 6/0 — 7/0 2/7 8/0 — 9/0 1/6 10/0 2/16 11/0 2/5 12/0 1/9

LG 1 48 5 — — — 9 — 6 17 3 9

G/GS 1/0 2/0 3/0 4/0 5/0 6/0 7/0 8/0 9/0 10/1 11/2 12/2

Jay Davis, WR Rec./Yds. TD — — — — — — 1/12 0 2/34 0 2/-1 0 1/8 0 4/44 0 — — 7/61 1 1/16 0 — —

at Florida Tulane* at East Carolina* Opponent at Troy Florida Atlantic Mississippi State at SMU* at Tulsa* Troy UCF* at Tennessee at Marshall* at UCF* Houston* UTEP* at Memphis* at Mississippi State Southern Miss* at Southern at Florida Atlantic Marshall*

at Florida Tulane* at East Carolina* Opponent at Troy Florida Atlantic Mississippi State at SMU* at Tulsa* Troy UCF* at Tennessee at Marshall* at UCF* Houston* UTEP* at Memphis* at Mississippi State Southern Miss* at Southern at Florida Atlantic Marshall*

at Florida Tulane* at East Carolina* Opponent at Troy Florida Atlantic Mississippi State at SMU* at Tulsa* Troy UCF* at Tennessee at Marshall* at UCF* Houston* UTEP* at Memphis* at Mississippi State Southern Miss* at Southern at Florida Atlantic Marshall*

WR TD 0 0 0 — — — 0 — 0 0 1 0

LG 16 16 12 29 18 18 22 14 16

U A B

B l a z e r s

LG 24 — 26 1 — — 25 17 25 32 7 20

LG 10 13 — 15 22

LG — — — 12 22 4 8 15 — 16 16 —

Jamarcus Nelson, WR G/GS Rec./Yds. TD 1/0 — — 2/0 — — 3/0 2/16 0 4/0 — — 5/0 — — 6/0 2/111 2 7/0 3/32 0 8/0 2/33 0 9/0 — — 10/0 6/133 2 11/0 2/33 0 12/0 — — Darrin Reaves, RB G/GS Rec./Yds. TD 1/0 1/17 0 2/0 — — DNP DNP DNP 3/0 1/18 0 4/0 — — 5/0 1/1 0 6/0 2/9 0 7/0 — — 8/0 — — 9/0 2/11 0

LG 9 16 4 — 21 — 46 20 15 32 — 13

LG 0 — — — 5 — 3

LG — — 11 — — 66 18 22 — 47 18 —

LG 17 —

18 — 1 8 — — 6


2012 FOOTBALL 2011 Individual Game-By-Game Tackles (UT-AT) UA-A TOT Florida Tulane ECU Troy Miss. State Tulsa UCF Marshall Houston Memphis So. Miss FAU BENDER, Jamie SAF 69-50 119 3-6 7-6 8-3 7-4 5-1 4-6 2-4 4-4 6-8 4-2 11-0 8-6 BURDETTE, Marvin LB 47-45 92 4-2 5-5 6-5 3-3 2-1 3-4 3-3 3-6 3-7 3-4 5-1 7-4 WARE, Lamanski LB 41-34 75 7-2 3-5 5-3 5-4 7-0 0-5 1-4 0-1 1-6 2-3 6-1 4-0 IRVIN, Greg LB 40-26 66 3-3 3-3 2-3 3-2 4-1 7-2 1-3 4-2 3-3 3-1 7-0 0-3 HICKS, Andre CB 26-14 40 - - 1-1 7-2 2-2 2-3 2-1 2-1 1-1 DNP 5-2 4-1 AUTRY, D.A. LB 20-19 39 5-0 DNP DNP 1-0 3-1 5-2 1-1 0-3 1-5 2-2 0-2 2-3 RICHARDS, Cornelius CB 28-10 38 - 4-1 1-0 2-1 6-1 3-2 4-0 1-2 2-2 1-0 2-0 2-1 HENIGAN, Elliot DL 16-21 37 DNP 0-3 2-1 1-2 1-1 3-0 3-3 0-3 0-4 2-1 2-1 2-2 JONES, Calvin SAF 18-18 36 1-0 DNP DNP - 3-0 0-3 2-0 1-3 2-7 5-2 2-0 2-3 WATKINS, Diaheem DL 18-13 31 3-0 - 2-2 2-1 0-1 3-1 - 1-1 2-1 0-2 3-1 2-3 BOYETT, Connor DL 14-17 31 2-1 1-2 0-2 1-1 2-1 2-0 0-2 0-1 2-3 2-0 1-3 1-1 SPRINGS, Terrell CB 22-9 31 1-0 3-0 3-2 3-1 1-1 4-2 0-1 - 3-1 2-1 2-0 - DANIEL, Chase SAF 18-13 31 - 6-1 3-3 0-1 2-1 4-0 1-3 0-4 DNP 2-0 DNP DNP BALLOU, T.J. CB 20-8 28 1-0 1-0 2-2 1-0 3-1 4-1 0-1 2-1 - 1-0 1-1 4-1 COLEMAN, Marquis CB 12-14 26 1-0 1-1 0-2 0-4 5-0 2-1 2-0 0-5 0-1 1-0 - - LUKER, Drew LB 13-12 25 2-0 2-1 4-2 3-2 1-0 0-1 0-1 0-2 1-0 0-2 - 0-1 BASTIEN, Patrick LB 10-14 24 - 1-2 1-0 1-2 3-0 0-2 1-1 1-3 0-3 1-1 - 1-0 VOLK, Danny TE 5-15 20 - 0-2 1-1 - - 0-2 0-2 1-2 0-1 0-3 2-1 1-1 ARTHUR, Adam DL 7-12 19 1-0 0-3 1-0 1-0 1-0 1-1 1-1 1-4 - 0-1 - 0-2 JACKSON, Micky DL 8-9 17 2-1 1-0 DNP 1-0 - 2-1 1-0 0-4 0-3 - - 1-0 SCOTT, Deric DL 10-7 17 1-0 3-0 0-1 1-1 - 2-1 0-1 0-1 1-2 1-0 - 1-0 WALTON, Chris DL 6-6 12 1-0 1-0 0-1 DNP DNP 1-0 1-0 1-3 1-1 - - 0-1 GRISSETT, Trey DL 2-7 9 DNP DNP 0-1 0-2 1-0 0-1 - 0-1 1-1 - - 0-1 PEPPERS, Tyler DL 4-5 9 2-1 0-2 1-1 1-0 0-1 - - - DNP DNP DNP DNP LESTER, Caleb CB 5-4 9 2-0 1-0 0-2 1-2 - - - - 1-0 - - - WHITE, Daniel LB 3-3 6 3-3 DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP NOLEN, Landon SAF 5-0 5 DNP 2-0 1-0 - 1-0 1-0 - DNP - - - - COCKRELL, Johnny SAF 2-2 4 - - - 1-0 - - 1-1 - - 0-1 DNP DNP VINSON, D.J. WR 1-2 3 - 1-0 - 0-1 - - - - - - 0-1 - FRANKLIN, Greg RB 2-1 3 - - - - 1-0 - - 0-1 - - - 1-0 WILLIAMS, Jestin DL 0-3 3 DNP DNP DNP - - 0-1 0-1 0-1 DNP DNP DNP DNP CHRISTIAN, Jewel DL 2-1 3 2-1 DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP PERRY, Jonathan QB 1-1 2 - - - - - - 1-0 0-1 - - - - KLEIN, Taylor LS 1-1 2 - 0-1 - 1-0 - - - - - - - - DAVIS, Jay WR 1-1 2 - - DNP - - - - 0-1 - 1-0 - - LONG, Ty K 2-0 2 - - - - - 1-0 - - - - 1-0 - BENTO, Joe QB 0-1 1 DNP - DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP 0-1 - DNP - DNP SHED, Pat RB 1-0 1 DNP - - 1-0 - - DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP SMITH, Darion OL 1-0 1 - - - - - 1-0 - - - - - - WILLIAMS, Jackie WR 1-0 1 - - - - - - - 1-0 - DNP - SACKS-YARDS UA-A TOT Florida Tulane ECU Troy Miss. State Tulsa UCF Marshall Houston Memphis So. Miss FAU WATKINS, Diaheem DL 1-1 1.5 - - - - 0.5-6 - - - - - 1.0-8 RICHARDS, Cornelius CB 1-0 1.0 - - - - 1.0-8 - - - - - - - BURDETTE, Marvin LB 1-0 1.0 - - - - - - - 1.0-6 - - - AUTRY, D.A. LB 1-0 1.0 - DNP DNP - - 1.0-1 - - - - - JACKSON, Micky DL 1-0 1.0 - - DNP - - 1.0-8 - - - - - SPRINGS, Terrell CB 1-0 1.0 - - - - - 1.0-10 - - - - - IRVIN, Greg LB 1-0 1.0 - - 1.0-13 - - - - - - - - BOYETT, Connor DL 0-1 0.5 - - - - 0.5-5 - - - - - - TFL-YARDS UA-A TOT Florida Tulane ECU Troy Miss. State Tulsa UCF Marshall Houston Memphis So. Miss FAU BENDER, Jamie SAF 5-5 7.5 1.0-4 0.5-1 1.0-2 2.0-4 1.5-4 - 0.5-0 - - 1.0-2 - WARE, Lamanski LB 6-2 7.0 4.0-7 0.5-0 - - 1.0-6 - - 0.5-0 - - 1.0-2 BURDETTE, Marvin LB 3-3 4.5 2.0-5 0.5-1 - - - - - 1.0-6 - - 0.5-0 0.5-1 HENIGAN, Elliot DL 1-4 3.0 DNP 0.5-3 - - - - 2.0-5 - - - 0.5-1 BOYETT, Connor DL 2-2 3.0 - - - 1.0-1 1.5-8 - 0.5-1 - - - - RICHARDS, Cornelius CB 3-0 3.0 - 1.0-3 - - 2.0-11 - - - - - - IRVIN, Greg LB 2-2 3.0 - - 1.0-13 - - - - 1.0-1 - 0.5-1 - 0.5-1 WATKINS, Diaheem DL 2-1 2.5 - - - - 0.5-6 - - - - - 1.0-8 1.0-1 WALTON, Chris DL 2-0 2.0 - 1.0-1 - DNP DNP 1.0-1 - - - - - ARTHUR, Adam DL 0-3 1.5 - 1.0-4 - - - - - 0.5-1 - - - AUTRY, D.A. LB 1-1 1.5 - DNP DNP - - 1.0-1 - - - - - 0.5-1 JACKSON, Micky DL 1-1 1.5 - - DNP - - 1.0-8 - 0.5-0 - - - HICKS, Andre CB 1-0 1.0 - - - 1.0-3 - - - - - DNP - BASTIEN, Patrick LB 0-2 1.0 - - - - - - - 0.5-1 - 0.5-2 - SPRINGS, Terrell CB 1-0 1.0 - - - - - 1.0-10 - - - - - SCOTT, Deric DL 1-0 1.0 1.0-1 - - - - - - - - - - JONES, Calvin SAF 0-2 1.0 - DNP DNP - - - - - 0.5-0 - - 0.5-0 GRISSETT, Trey DL 0-1 0.5 DNP DNP - - - - - - 0.5-1 - - PEPPERS, Tyler DL 0-1 0.5 - - - - 0.5-0 - - - DNP DNP DNP DNP

U A B

B l a z e r s


2012 FOOTBALL 2011 Game-By-Game Team Statistics 1st Downs

Game

Rushing

Score Tot Ru-Pa-Pen No-Yds-TD

Passing C-A-I

Total Off

Punts

Fum.

Penalty

3rd

Time of

Yds TD Plays-Yds No.-Avg. N-L No-Yds Dns

Poss

UAB

0

11

5-5-1

23-71-0

15-29-0

141

0

52-212

6-41.2

3-1

9-55

1-10

23:31

Florida

39

28

18-10-0

55-300-4

13-20-0

212

0

75-512

2-29.0

1-0

9-55

4-12

36:29

Tulane

49

28

15-11-2

49-262-2

23-27-0

278

3

76-540

2-44.0

2-0

4-47

6-12

41:57

UAB

10

10

3-6-1

17-48-0

10-28-3

145

0

45-193

4-42.8

1-0

3-25

3-10

18:03

UAB

23

24

8-13-3

33-117-2

31-48-1

283

0

81-400

4-42.8

3-2

0-0

8-17

32:16

East Carolina

28 31 10-21-0 32-181-1 35-42-3 361 3 74-542 0-0.0 4-4 4-60 4-5 27:44

UAB

23

18

7-9-2

39-160-1

19-39-1

196

0

78-356

7-43.1

2-0

5-42

5-18

32:02

Troy

24

25

6-17-2

37-172-3

30-50-1

349

0

87-521

6-42.7

2-2

10-72

7-17

27:58

Mississippi State

21

23

12-8-3

43-204-0

17-23-0

212

3

66-416

6-32.8

1-0

2-25

6-13

29:44

UAB

3

19

10-9-0

35-145-0

18-36-1

195

0

71-340

6-38.3

1-1

7-79

6-15

30:16

UAB

20

19

3-12-4

27-81-0

21-44-2

298

2

71-379

10-41.1

0-0

8-65

3-15

28:40

Tulsa

37

30

12-16-2

44-218-1

31-43-1

341

3

87-559

3-39.0

3-3

5-42

7-15

31:20

UCF

24

19

6-12-1

24-96-3

19-32-2

235

0

56-331

2-44.0

0-0

5-45

5-10

25:41

UAB

26

27

8-17-2

36-174-1

31-42-2

327

2

78-501

2-36.5

1-0

5-45

9-15

34:19

UAB

14

19

4-15-0

34-70-2

21-43-3

240

0

77-310

4-41.2

4-2

4-40

2-11

30:22

Marshall

59

21

8-12-1

36-138-0

21-30-1

291

6

66-429

5-32.6

0-0

8-60

6-13

29:38

Houston

56

34

9-22-3

32-166-4

43-51-0

488

3

83-654

1-18.0

1-1

8-77

8-12

27:58

UAB

13

17

7-8-2

33-115-0

17-31-1

154

1

64-269

7-37.9

0-0

6-62

3-13

32:02

UAB

41

31

10-19-2

33-191-1

29-48-0

410

4

81-601

2-46.0

2-2

5-42

7-13

33:06

Memphis

35

20

11-7-2

33-217-3

16-29-0

167

2

62-384

4-44.4

1-0

5-55

5-12

26:54

Southern Miss

31

28

15-12-1

35-251-1

22-31-1

272

3

66-523

1-38.0

2-1

5-41

4-10

23:12

UAB

34

23

11-11-1

52-189-3

17-26-0

236

1

78-425

3-38.7

3-2

4-40

12-17

36:48

UAB

35

24

10-12-2

40-192-3

17-26-1

190

2

66-382

2-47.0

1-1

4-28

8-11

28:36

Florida Atlantic

38

24

13-11-0

46-235-4

16-25-0

181

0

71-416

1-40.0

3-1

7-70

5-13

31:24

U A B

B l a z e r s


2012 FOOTBALL 2011 Game-By-Game Starters Offense

LT LG C RG RT WR WR QB RB TE WR PK

Florida

McCants

Thomas

D. Smith

Edge

Hubbard

Adams

Hearn

Ellis

Franklin

N. Smith

Williams

Long

Tulane

McCants

Thomas

D. Smith

Edge

Hubbard

Adams

Hearn

Ellis

Shed

Backman

Williams

Long

East Carolina

McCants

Thomas

D. Smith

Edge

Hubbard

Adams

Hearn

Ellis

Shed

Backman

Williams

Long

Troy

McCants

Thomas

D. Smith

Edge

Hubbard

Adams

Hearn

Perry

Shed

Backman

Williams

Long

Mississippi State

McCants

Thomas

D. Smith

Edge

Hubbard

Adams

Hearn

Perry

Shed

Backman

Williams

Long

Tulsa

McCants

Thomas

D. Smith

Edge

Hubbard

Adams

Hearn

Ellis

Shed

Backman

Williams

Long

UCF

Calhoun

Thomas

D. Smith

Edge

Hubbard

Adams

Hearn

Perry

Franklin

Backman

Williams

Long

Marshall

McCants

Thomas

D. Smith

Edge

Hubbard

Adams

Hearn

Perry

Franklin

Jackson (RB)

Williams

Long

Houston

McCants

Thomas

D. Smith

Edge

Hubbard

Adams

Hearn

Perry

Franklin

N. Smith

Williams

Long

Memphis

McCants Thomas D.Smith Edge Hubbard Adams Hearn Perry Franklin Backman

Southern Miss

McCants

Thomas

D. Smith

Edge

Hubbard

Adams

Hearn

Perry

Franklin

Backman

Davis

Long

Florida Atlantic

McCants

Thomas

D. Smith

Edge

Hubbard

Adams

Hearn

Perry

Franklin

Smith

Hearn

Long

DEFENSE

DE

DT

DT DE SLB MLB WLB CB SAF SAF

Davis Long

CB

P

Florida

Watkins

Scott

Arthur Boyett Irvin Burdette Ware Springs Jones Bender Coleman Ragland

Tulane

Watkins

Scott

Arthur Boyett Irvin Burdette Ware Springs Lester Bender Coleman Ragland

East Carolina

Watkins Henigan Arthur Boyett Irvin Burdette Ware Springs Daniel Bender Coleman Ragland

Troy

Watkins Henigan Arthur Boyett Irvin Burdette Ware Hicks Lester Bender Coleman Ragland

Mississippi State

Watkins

Tulsa

Watkins Henigan Arthur Boyett Irvin Burdette Ware Ballou Hicks Bender Coleman Ragland

UCF

Watkins Henigan Arthur Boyett Irvin Burdette Ware Ballou Hicks Bender Coleman Ragland

Marshall

Watkins Henigan Arthur Boyett Irvin Burdette Ware Richards Hicks Bender Coleman Ragland

Houston

Watkins Henigan Arthur Boyett Irvin Burdette Ware Ballou Hicks Bender Coleman Ragland

Memphis

Watkins Henigan Arthur Boyett Irvin Burdette Ware Ballou Daniel Bender Coleman Ragland

Southern Miss

Watkins

Henigan

Arthur

Boyett

Irvin

Burdette

Ware

Ballou

Hicks

Bender

Coleman

Ragland

Florida Atlantic

Watkins

Henigan

Arthur

Boyett

Irvin

Burdette

Ware

Ballou

Hicks

Bender

Coleman

Ragland

OG Caleb Thomas

Henigan

Arthur

Boyett

Irvin

Burdette

Ware

DT Adam Arthur U A B

B l a z e r s

Ballou

Hicks

Bender

Coleman

OG Terence Edge

Ragland


2012 FOOTBALL 2011 Miscellaneous Statistics 2011 Scoring Drives

2011 Inside The Red Zone

* 25 touchdowns by the offense * 2 touchdown by the defense * 1 touchdowns by the special teams

TD Drives

Inside 20

TD%

Score%

TD (Rush/Pass)

FG

*No Points

UAB 43 times

47% (20x43)

76% (32x43)

(13 rush/7 pass)

12  (6 TO, 0 C, 4 D, 1 MFG)

Opp. 63 times

68% (43x63)

83% (52x63)

(23 rush/10 pass)

9

(5 TO, 2 D, 1 C, 3 MFG)

No Points due to: TO-Turnover, D-Downs, C-Clock, MFG-Missed FG

TD Play Drive 0-10 yards 19 1 11-20 yards 8 0 21-30 yards 4 4 31-40 yards 3 0 41-50 yards 3 5 51-60 yards 4 5 61-70 yards 0 5 71-80 yards 1 17 81-90 yards 0 2 91-99 yards 0 3 Average 18.5 66.7 Shortest 1 1 (Troy, UCF, Memphis, FAU) (Troy) Longest 92 92 (Tulane) (FAU)

UAB’s Redzone Offense Florida: 0x0 (0 TD, 0 FG) Tulane: 1x2 (1 FG) East Carolina: 3x5 (2 TD, 1 FG) Troy: 4x4 (1 TD, 3 FG) Mississippi State: 1x2 (0 TD, 1 FG) Tulsa: 1x2 (0 TD, 1 FG) UCF: 2x4 (2 TD, 0 FG) Marshall: 2x4 (2 TD, 0 FG) Houston: 2x3 (1 TD, 1 FG)  Memphis: 5x6 (4 TD, 2 FG) Southern Miss: 6x6 (4 TD, 2 FG) FAU: 5x5 (5 TD, 0 FG)

Opponent’s Redzone Offense Florida: 7x7 (4 TD, 3 FG) Tulane: 5x6 (5 TD, 0 FG) East Carolina: 3x5 (3 TD, 0 FG) Troy: 3x3 (3 TD, 0 FG) Mississippi State: 2x3 (2 TD, 0 FG) Tulsa: 5x7 (3 TD, 2 FG) UCF: 3x3 (2 TD, 1 FG) Marshall: 5x5 (4 TD, 1 FG) Houston: 7x8 (7 TD, 0 FG)  Memphis: 4x4 (4 TD, 0 FG) Southern Miss: 3x5 (2 TD, 1 FG) FAU: 5x7 (4 TD, 1 FG)

Kick For Kick

Trey Ragland

Trey Ragland

Punting

G No. Yds. Avg. LG TB I20 FC 50+ Blk

2008

12 1 22 22.0 22 0

2009

12 55 2352 42.8 61 5 20 3 12 2

0 0

0

0

2010

12 55 2309 42.0 75 5 3 26 11 0

2011

12 55 2235 40.6 54

Totals

48 166 6918 41.7 75 17 41 44 29 2

Kickoffs G

No.

7

18 15

6

TB

0

Yds.

Avg.

2009 12 5

284

56.8

0

OB 0

2011 12 2

35

17.5

0

2

Totals 24 7

319

45.6

0

2

Ty Long

Ty Long

Field Goals G FG FGA Pct. LG XP XPA Pts 50+ Blk 2011

12

Totals

12 16 19 84.2 49 24 25 72 0 0

Field Goals

16

1-19

19

84.2

20-29

49

24

30-39

25

72

40-49

0

50+

1

LG

2011 0-0 3-3

9-9

4-6

0-1

49

Totals 0-0 3-3

9-9

4-6

0-1

49

Kickoffs G

Yds.

Avg.

TB

OB

2011 12 51

3032

59.5

0

1

Totals 12 51

3032

59.5

0

1

No.

U A B

B l a z e r s


2012 FOOTBALL 2011 Miscellaneous Statistics Scoring Drives Game

Plays Yds. Time

in Game

Tulane

11:23-3rd Q

9

48

Time

Score

on Drive 3:31

Long, 32-yd. FG

Game

in Game

Time

Score

on Drive

Houston

12

72

8:36-1st Q

4:49

Hearn, 9-yd. pass

3

47

:00-2nd Q

:24

Long, 39-yd. FG

10

59

9:54-3rd Q

5:02

Long, 37-yd. FG

at Memphis

9

68

7:22-1st Q

3:06

Long, 32-yd. FG

8

55

2:55-2nd Q

3:29

Davis, 1-yd. FG

at East Carolina

3

9

5:08-1st Q

4:02

J. Williams 15-yd. run

12

62

:34-2nd Q

6:14

Long, 29-yd. FG

6

80

10:58-4th Q

2:31

Shed, 7-yd. run

Plays Yds. Time

at Troy

5

1

4:00-1st

2:16

Perry, 1-yd. run

6

80

5:12-3rd Q

2:15 Nelson, 47-yd. pass from Perry

12

54

10:28-2nd Q

4:16

Long, 37-yd. FG

11

66

13:39-4th Q

4:56

Long, 24-yd. FG

8

45

:32-2nd Q

2:38

Long, 37-yd. FG

9

70

9:51-4th Q

2:47

Adams, 18-yd. pass from Perry

5

51

6:39-3rd Q

1:40

Long, 41-yd. FG

5

69

7:08-4th Q

1:31 Nelson, 42-yd. pass from Perry

10

77

1:36-4th Q

3:54

Franklin 10-yd. run

Mississippi State

14

73

:09-2nd Q

5:29

Long, 37-yd. FG Southern Miss

12

79

5:51-1st Q

5:32

at Tulsa

3

83

1:13-1st Q

:41

Nelson, 66-yd. pass from Ellis

5

19

2:45-1st Q

2:45

3

55

14:02-2nd Q

:58

Nelson, 45-yd. pass from Ellis

10

72

6:07-2nd Q

5:09

Perry, 3-yd. run

6

38

6:20-2nd Q

2:58

Long, 20-yd. FG

14

68

:19-2nd Q

4:08

Long, 30-yd. FG

2

33

:00-2nd Q

:22

Long, 49-yd. FG

10

80

13:29-4th Q

4:23

Franklin, 3-yd. run

13

49

3:04-4th Q

7:14

Long, 38-yd. FG J. Williams, 2-yd. run

Vinson, 3-yd. pass from Perry Reaves, 2-yd. run

UCF

10

76

8:36-1st Q

5:01

Hearn, 1-yd. pass from Perry

8

72

12:40-2nd Q

3:02

Smith, 23-yd. pass from Perry

at Florida Atlantic 9

69

8:13-1st Q

4:47

4

36

:00-2nd Q

:34

Long, 46-yd. FG

14

80

13:09-2nd Q

6:12

Perry, 1-yd. run

12

71

14:12-4th Q

5:16

J. Williams 4-yd. run

9

72

10:57-3rd Q

4:03

Vinson, 9-yd. pass from Perry

13

61

:21-4th Q

4:36

Long, 40-yd. FG

12

59

1:26-3rd Q

6:07

Nelson, 3-yd. run

8

92

:33-4th Q

1:05

Smith, 13-yd. pass from Perry

at Marshall

9

61

11:02-3rd Q

3:58

Adams, 6-yd. run

6

58

3:12-4th Q

2:40

Reaves, 5-yd. run

UAB Team Superlatives

Opponent Team Superlatives

Most Points . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 at Memphis

Most Points . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59 by Marshall

Fewest Points . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0 at Florida

Fewest Points . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 by Mississippi State

Rushes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52 vs. Southern Miss

Rushes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55 by Florida

Yards Rushing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 192 vs. Florida Atlantic

Yards Rushing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 300 at Florida

Yards Per Rush . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5.8 at Memphis

Yards Per Rush . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7.2 by Southern Miss

TD Rushes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 vs. Southern Miss, at Florida Atlantic

TD Rushes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 by Florida, Houston, Florida Atlantic

Pass Attempts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 at East Carolina, at Memphis

Pass Attempts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51 by Houston

Pass Completions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 at East Carolina, vs. UCF

Pass Completions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 by Houston

Yards Passing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 410 at Memphis

Yards Passing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 488 by Houston

Yards Per Pass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9.1 vs. Southern Miss

Yards Per Pass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10.6 by Florida

TD Passes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 at Memphis

TD Passes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 by Marshall

Total Plays . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81 at East Carolina, at Memphis

Total Plays . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87 by Troy, by Tulsa

Total Offense . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 601 at Memphis

Total Offense . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 654 by Houston

Yards Per Play . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7.4 at Memphis

Yards Per Play . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7.9 by Southern Miss

Sacks by . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 at Tulsa

Sacks by . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 by Houston

First Downs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 at Memphis

First Downs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 by Houston

Penalties . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 at Florida

Penalties . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 by Troy

Penalty Yards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79 vs. Mississippi State

Penalty Yards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77 by Houston

Turnovers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 at Marshall

Turnovers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 by East Carolina

Interceptions by . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 at East Carolina

Interceptions by . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 by Tulane, by Marshall

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2012 FOOTBALL UAB Individual Superlatives Rushing Attempts

19, Darrin Reaves vs. Southern Miss, 11/17/11

Yards Rushing

97, Jonathan Perry at FAU, 11/26/11

Long Rush

57, Greg Franklin at Troy, 10/1/11

Long Rush (No Score)

57, Greg Granklin at Troy, 10/1/11

Long Touchdown Rush

15, Jackie Williams at East Carolina, 9/24/11

Touchdown Rushes

1, by thirteen players

Pass Attempts

48, Jonathan Perry at Memphis, 11/12/11

Pass Completions

31, Jonathan Perry vs. UCF, 10/20/11

Yards Passing

410, Jonathan Perry at Memphis, 11/12/11

Touchdown Passes Most Pass Interceptions

4, Jonathan Perry at Memphis, 11/12/11 2, Jonathan Perry vs. UCF, 10/20/11 and at Marshall, 10/29/11 and Bryan Ellis vs. Tulane 9/17/11 and at Tulsa, 10/15/11

Long Pass, No Score

51, Jonathan Perry at East Carolina, 9/24/11

Long TD Pass

66, Bryan Ellis at Tulsa 10/15/11

Receptions

11, Pat Shed at East Carolina, 9/24/11

Yards Receiving

133, Jamarcu Nelson at Memphis, 11/12/11

Long Reception

66, Jamarcu Nelson at Tulsa, 10/15/11

Touchdown Receptions

2, Jamarcu Nelson at Tulsa, 10/15/11 and at Memphis, 11/12/11

Field Goals

3, Ty Long at Troy, 10/1/11

Field Goal Attempts

4, Ty Long at Troy, 10/1/11

Long Field Goal

49, Ty Long at Tulsa, 10/15/11

Punts

10, Trey Ragland at Tulsa, 10/15/11

Punting Average

47.0, Trey Ragland at FAU, 11/26/11

Punting Yards

411, Trey Ragland at Tulsa, 10/15/11

Long Punt

54, Trey Ragland at Troy, 10/1/11

Punt Returns

3, Jackie Williams at Marshall, 10/29/11

Punt Return Yards

99, Jackie Williams at Troy, 10/1/11

Long Punt Return, No Score

91, Jackie Williams at Troy, 10/1/11

Long Punt Return For TD

Not applicable

Kickoff Returns

5, Nick Adams vs. Tulane, 9/17/11 and Jamarcus Nelson vs. Houston, 11/5/11

Kickoff Return Yards

194, Nick Adams vs. Tulane, 9/17/11

Long Kickoff Return, No Score

42, D.J. Vinson vs. Houston, 11/5/11

Long Kickoff Return For TD

92, Nick Adams vs. Tulane, 9/17/11

Interceptions

1, by nine players

Long Interception Return, No Score

41, Marquis Cullman vs. Southern Miss, 11/19/11

Long Interception Return For TD

52, T.J. Ballou at Troy, 10/1/11

Tackles

14, Jamie Bender vs. Houston, 11/5/11 and at FAU, 11/26/11

Sacks

1.0, by seven players

Tackles For Loss

4.0, Lamanski Ware at Florida, 9/10/11 1 1 5

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2012 FOOTBALL 2011 Individual Opponent Superlatives Rushing Attempts

38, Alfred Morris, FAU, 11/26/11

Yards Rushing

198, Alfred Morris, FAU, 11/26/11

Long Rush

47, Ja’Terian Douglas, Tulsa, 10/15/11 and Jamal Woodyard, Southern Miss, 11/17/11

Long Rush (No Score)

47, Ja’Terian Douglas, Tulsa, 10/15/11

Long Touchdown Rush

47, Jamal Woodyard, Southern Mis, 11/17/11

Touchdown Rushes

4, Alfred Morris, FAU, 11/26/11

Pass Attempts

49, Corey Robinson, Troy, 10/1/11

Pass Completions

39, Case Keenum, Houston, 11/5/11

Yards Passing

407, Case Keenum, Houston, 11/5/11

Touchdown Passes

5, A.J. Graham, Marshall, 10/29/11

Most Pass Interceptions

3, Dominique Davis, East Carolina, 9/24/11

Long Pass

68, G.J. Kinne, Tulsa, 10/15/11

Long TD Pass

57, Tyler Russell, Mississippi State, 10/8/11

Receptions

12, Tyron Carrier, Houston, 11/5/11

Yards Receiving

106, Troy Evans, Marshall, 10/29/11

Long Reception

68, Jordan James, Tulsa, 10/15/11

Touchdown Receptions

2, by four players

Field Goals

3, Caleb Sturgis, Florida, 9/10/11 and Kevin Fitzpatrick, Tulsa, 10/15/11

Field Goal Attempts

3, Caleb Sturgis, Florida, 9/10/11 and Kevin Fitzpatrick, Tulsa, 10/15/11

Long Field Goal

48, Michael Taylor, Troy, 10/1/11

Punts

6, Will Goggans, Troy, 10/1/11 and Baker Swedenburg, Mississippi State, 10/8/11

Punting Average

44.4, Tom Hornsey, Memphis, 11/12/11

Punting Yards

256, Will Goggans, Troy, 10/1/11

Long Punt

52, Tom Hornsey, Memphis, 11/12/11

Punt Returns

2, by three players

Punt Return Yards

32, Lance Lewis, East Carolina, 9/24/11

Long Punt Return

32, Lance Lewis, East Carolina, 9/24/11

Long Punt Return For TD

Not applicable

Kickoff Returns

7, Curtis Johnson, Memphis, 11/12/11

Kickoff Return Yards

162, Curtis Johnson, Memphis, 11/12/11

Long Kickoff Return, No Score

57, Rannell Hall, UCF, 10/20/11

Long Kickoff Return For TD

Not applicable

Interceptions

1, by fifteen players

Long Interception Return, No Score

41, Lowell Rose, Tulsa, 10/15/11

Long Interception Return For TD

54, D.J. Hayden, Houston, 11/5/11

Tackles

17, Jacorius Cotton, Southern Miss, 11/17/11

Sacks

3.0, Lloyd Allen, Houston, 11/5/11

Tackles For Loss

4.0, Lloyd Allen, Houston, 11/5/11 1 1 6

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2012 FOOTBALL 2011 Conference USA Standings/Statistics 2011 Conference USA Standings C-USA All Games East Division W-L Pct. H A W-L Pct. H A xy-Southern Miss 6-2 .750 4-0 2-2 12-2 .857 6-0 6-2 Marshall 5-3 .625 4-0 1-3 7-6 .538 4-1 3-5 East Carolina 4-4 .500 3-1 1-3 5-7 .417 3-3 2-4 UAB 3-5 .375 2-2 1-3 3-9 .250 2-3 1-6 UCF 3-5 .375 3-1 0-4 5-7 .417 5-1 0-6 Memphis 1-7 .125 0-4 1-3 2-10 .167 1-5 1-5 West Division W-L Pct. H A W-L Pct. H A x-Houston 8-0 1.000 4-0 4-0 13-1 .929 6-1 7-0 Tulsa 7-1 .875 3-1 4-0 8-5 .615 4-2 4-3 SMU 5-3 .625 4-0 1-3 8-5 .615 5-1 3-4 Rice 3-5 .375 3-1 0-4 4-8 .333 4-1 0-7 UTEP 2-6 .250 1-3 1-3 5-7 .417 3-3 2-4 Tulane 1-7 .125 0-4 1-3 2-11 .154 1-5 1-6 x - Division Champion y - C-USA Champion 2011 Honors Coach Of The Year Kevin Sumlin, Houston Most Valuable Player Case Keenum, QB, Houston Offensive Player Of The Year Patrick Edwards, WR, Houston Defensive Player Of The Year Vinny Curry, DE, Marshall Special Teams Player Of The Year Tyron Carrier, KR, Houston Newcomer Of The Year D.J. Hayden, DB, Houston Freshman Of The Year Jeremy Grove, LB, ECU 2011 Bowl Games BBVA Compass Bowl (Jan. 7) SMU 28, Pittsburgh 6 Ticket City Bowl (Jan. 2) (17) Houston 30, (22) Penn State 14 Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl (Dec. 30) BYU 24, Tulsa 21 Sheraton Hawai’i Bowl (Dec. 24) (21) Southern Miss 24, Nevada 17 Beef O’Brady’s St. Petersburg Bowl (Dec. 20) Marshall 20, FIU 10 First-Team All-Conference USA Offense QB – Case Keenum, Sr.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Houston RB – Zach Line, Jr. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SMU RB – Charles Sims, So. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SMU OL – Clint Anderson, Sr. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tulsa

Defense DL – Marquis Frazier, Sr. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SMU DL – Dezman Moses, Sr. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tulane DL – Dontari Poe, Jr. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Memphis DL – Scott Solomon, Sr. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rice LB – Ja’Gared Davis, Sr. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SMU LB – Marcus McGraw, Sr. . . . . . . . . . . . Houston LB – Taylor Reed, Jr. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SMU DB – Jamie Bender, Sr . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . UAB DB – Emanuel Davis, Jr . . . . . . . . . . East Carolina DB – D.J. Hayden, Jr. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Houston DB – Dexter McCoil, Jr. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tulsa Special Teams K – Danny Hrapmann, Sr. . . . . . . . Southern Miss P – Ian Campbell, Jr. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . UTEP KR – Tyron Carrier, Sr. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Houston PR – Patrick Edwards, Sr. . . . . . . . . . . . . Houston LS - Charley Hughlett, Sr. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . UCF

OL – Kelvin Beachum, Sr. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SMU OL – Lamar Holmes, Sr. . . . . . . . . Southern Miss OL – Matt McCants, Sr. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . UAB OL – Chris Thompson, Sr. . . . . . . . . . . . Houston TE – Justin Johnson, Sr. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Houston WR – Cole Beasley, Sr. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SMU WR – Patrick Edwards, Sr. . . . . . . . . . . . Houston WR –Darius Johnson, Jr. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SMU

All-Freshman Team Offense QB – Blake Bortles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . UCF RB – Travon Van . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Marshall RB – Jamal Woodyard . . . . . . . . . . Southern Miss OL – Rowdy Harper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Houston OL – Chris Jasperse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Marshall OL – Drew Carroll . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rice OL – Torrian Wilson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . UCF OL – Jarel Watkins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . UTEP TE – Eric Tomlinson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . UTEP WR – Justin Hardy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . East Carolina WR – J.J. Worton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . UCF

Defense DL – Vinny Curry, Sr. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Marshall DL – Tyrunn Walker, Sr. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tulsa DL – Cordarro Law, Sr. . . . . . . . . . . Southern Miss DL – Taylor Thompson, Sr. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SMU LB – Curnelius Arnick, Sr. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tulsa LB – Sammy Brown, Sr. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Houston LB – Trent Mackey, Jr. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tulane DB – Omar Brown, Sr. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Marshall DB – Richard Crawford, Sr. . . . . . . . . . . . . . SMU DB – Marquese Wheaton, Sr. . . . . . Southern Miss DB – Josh Robinson, Jr. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . UCF

Defense DL – Eric Braswell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Houston DL – Rakeem Nunez . . . . . . . . . . . Southern Miss DL – Michael Pierce . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tulane DL – Brentom Todd . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tulsa LB – Jeremy Grove . . . . . . . . . . . . . . East Carolina LB – Derrick Matthews . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Houston LB – Troy Gray . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . UCF DB – Bryce Callahan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rice DB – Tray Becton-Martin . . . . . . . . Southern Miss DB – Kwame Sexton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tulsa DB – Clayton Geathers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . UCF

Special Teams PK – Kevin Fitzpatrick, Sr . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tulsa P – Kyle Martens, Sr. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rice KR – Rannell Hall, Fr. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . UCF PR – Tracey Lampley, Sr. . . . . . . . . Southern Miss LS – Matt Camilli, Sr. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . UTEP

Special Teams K – Ty Long . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . UAB P – Cole Way . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tulsa KR – Rannell Hall . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . UCF PR – Mario Hull . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rice

Second-Team All-Conference USA Offense QB – Austin Davis, Sr. . . . . . . . . . . Southern Miss QB – G.J. Kinne, Sr. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tulsa RB – Orleans Darkwa, Fo. . . . . . . . . . . . . Tulane RB – Ja’Terian Douglas, So. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tulsa OL – Jacoby Ashworth, Jr. . . . . . . . . . . . Houston OL – Joe Duhon, Jr. . . . . . . . . . . . . Southern Miss OL – Ron Leary, Sr. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Memphis OL – Nick Pieschel, Sr. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . UCF OL – Isiah Thompson, Sr. . . . . . . . . . . . . Houston TE – Clay Sears, Sr. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tulsa WR – Tyron Carrier, Sr. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Houston WR – Willie Carter, Jr. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tulsa WR – Lance Lewis, Sr.. . . . . . . . . . . . East Carolina 1 1 7

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2012 FOOTBALL 2011 Conference USA Statistics C-USA Statistical Leaders Rushing

G Att Yds Avg TD Yds/G

Line, Zach, SMU

10

208

224

5.9

17

Smith, Tyler, RICE

12

155

860

5.5

5

71.7

Darkwa, Orleans, TLN 13

210

924

4.4

13

71.1

Banyard, Joe, UTEP

122.4

12

127

832

6.6

6

69.3

Douglass, Ja’terian, TLS 13

112

883

7.9

4

67.9

Watts,Trey, TLS

13

157

881

5.6

3

67.8

Sims, Charles, HOU

13

110

821

7.5

9

63.2

Woodyard, J., USM

13

110

732

6.7

3

56.3

Hayes, Michael, HOU 13

138

727

5.3

11

55.9

Martinez, Tron, MAR 12

160

649

4.1

3

54.1

Passing

G Att Cmp Int Pct

Keenum, Case, HOU

14 603 428

5

71.0 5631 48 174.0

Bortles, Blake, UCF

10 110

3

68.2 958 6 153.9

Kinne,G.J., TLS

13 390 247 12 63.3 3090 28 147.4

75

Godfrey, Jeff, UCF

12 232 160

Davis, Austin, USM

14 475 286 11 60.2 3496 30 138.2

Davis, D., ECU

12 494 334 19 67.6 3225 25 131.5

Lamaison, Nick, UTEP

5

Yds TD Yds/G

69.0 1898 5 140.5

9 224 130 10 58.0 1718 12 131.2

McDermott, J.J., SMU 13 455 272 16 59.8 3421 17 128.2 Cato, Rakeem, MAR

13 304 182 11 59.9 2059 15 125.8

Perry, Jonathan, UAB 12 300 174

8

58.0 2042 10 120.8

Total Offense

G

Rush

Pass

Plys

Keenum, Case, HOU

14

35

5631

660

5666

Tot Yds/G 404.7

Davis, D., ECU

12

172

3225

587

3397

283.1

Davis, Austin, USM

14

352

3496

585

3848

274.9

Kinne,G.J., TLS

13

405

3090

515

3495

268.8 253.7

UAB quarterback Jonathan Perry (left) and wide receiver Jackie Williams were two of the top sophomore performers in Conference USA in 2011.

McDermott, J.J., SMU 13

-123

3421

495

3298

Lamaison, Nick, UTEP 9

39

1718

264

1757

195.2

Kelley, Robert, TLN

13

332 178

0

Perry, Jonathan, UAB 12

294

2042

392

2336

194.7

Line, Zach, SMU

10 1224 139

0

Godfrey, Jeff, UCF

12

405

1898

343

2303

191.9

Lampley, Tracy, USM 14

463 574 356 405 1798 128.4

1305 1815 139.6 0

1363 136.3

Punting

G Punt Yds Avg

Campbell, Ian, UTEP

12

48

2214

46.1

Martens, Kyle, RICE

12

78

3403

43.6

Griffin, Ryan, TLN

13

-10

2502

458

2492

191.7

Watts,Trey, TLS

13

881 242

24

482 1629 125.3

Boehme, Peter, USM

14

46

1977

43.0

Cato, Rakeem, MAR

13

32

2059

361

2091

160.8

Carrier, Tyron, HOU

14

15

958

0

756 1729 123.5

Hornsey, Tom, MEM

12

95

3993

42.0

Frazier, Wayne, UTEP 12

434

56

0

884 1374 114.5

Receptions/Gm.

G Rec Yds TD Rec/G Yds/G

Sims, Charles, HOU

13

821 575

0

0

1396 107.4

Ginsburgh, Jonathan, TLN

12

60

2482

41.4

Bohner, David, UCF

12

42

1732

41.2

Beasley, Cole, SMU

12

86

1040

2

12.1

7.17

Smith, Tyler, RICE

12

860

309

0 0 1169 97.4

Leone, Richie, HOU

14

51

2097

41.1

Carrier, Tyron, HOU

14

96

958

5

10.0

6.86

Darkwa, Orleans, TLN 13

924

305

0 0 1229 94.5

Ragland, Trey, UAB

12

55

2235

40.6

Whitehead, Kase, MAR

13

76

3044

40.1

Lewis, Lance, ECU

9

60

600

8

10.0

6.67

Hardy, Justin, ECU

10

64

658

6

10.3

6.40

Interceptions

G Int Yds TD Int/G

Edwards, Patrick, HOU 14

89

1752

20

19.7

6.36

Callahan, Bryce, RICE

12

6

25

0

0.50

Field Goals

G

FG

FGA

Pct

FG/G

Johnson, Justin, HOU 14

87

1229

12

14.1

6.21

McCoil, Dexter, TLS

13

6

131

1

0.46

Hrapmann, Danny, USM

14

23

34

67.6

1.64

Johnson, Darious, SMU 13

79

1118

8

14.2

6.08

Steward, Phillip, HOU

14

6

61

0

0.43

Bostwell, Chris, RICE

12

17

21

81.0

1.42

Rehrer, Tannar, MEM

12

70

593

4

8.5

5.83

Jackson, Rashad, MAR

12

4

47

0

0.33

Long, Ty, UAB

12

16

19

84.2

1.33

Carter,Willie, TLS

11

61

868

7

14.2

5.55

Magazu, Damon, ECU

12

4

37

0

0.33

Warren, Dakota, UTEP

11

13

22

59.1

1.18

Williams, Jackie, UAB 11

58

607

0

10.5

5.27

Travis, Ryan, TLN

13

4

59

1

0.31

Fitzpatrick, Kevin, TLS

13

15

18

83.3

1.15

Brown, Omar, MAR

13

4

55

1

0.31

Warner, Tyler, MAR

12

12

15

80.0

1.00

Howell, Milton, TLS

13

4

44

0

0.31

Barbous, Mike, ECU

12

12

17

70.6

1.00

Wilson, Deron, USM

14

4

114

2

0.29

Bostwell, Chris, Rice

12

11

17

64.7

0.92

Hogan, Matt, HOU

14

13

17

76.5

0.93

Santos, Cairo, TLN

13

11

18

61.1

0.85

Rec. Yds/Gm.

G

Rec

Yds

TD

Avg/C Yds/G

Edwards, Patrick, HOU 14

89

1752

20

19.7

125.1

Johnson, Justin, HOU 14

87

1229

12

14.1

87.8

Beasley, Cole, SMU

12

86

1040

2

12.1

86.7

Punt Returns

G

Ret

Yds

TD

Avg

Johnson, Darious, SMU 13

79

1118

8

14.2

86.0

Lampley, Tracy, USM

14

31

356

1

11.5

Carter, Willie, TLS

11

61

868

7

14.2

78.9

Scoring

G TD Run Pass Ret Pts Pts/G

Carrier, Tyron, HOU

14

96

958

5

10.0

68.4

Kickoff Returns

G

Ret

Yds

TD

Avg

Line, Zach, SMU

10 17

17

0

0

102

10.2

Lewis, Lance, ECU

9

60

600

8

10.0

66.7

Frazier, Wayne, UTEP

12

29

884

0

30.5

Edwards, Patrick, HOU 14 21

0

20

1

126

9.0

Hardy, Justin, ECU

10

64

658

6

10.3

65.8

Carrier, Tyron, HOU

14

30

756

1

25.2

Hayes, Michael, HOU

13 15

11

4

0

90

6.9

Burnham,Bryan, TLS

13

54

850

9

15.7

65.4

Booker, Andre, MAR

13

33

819

0

24.8

Sims, Charles, HOU

13 13

9

4

0

78

6.0

Williams, Jackie, UAB 11

58

607

0

10.5

55.2

Richardson, James, SMU

11

26

553

0

21.3

Darkwa, Orleans, TLN

13 13

13

0

0

78

6.0

Kelley, Robert. TLN

13

64

1305

0

20.4

Myers, Leilyon, UTEP

12 12

12

0

0

72

6.0

Hollier, Bakari, MEM

9

21

380

0

18.1

Dobson, Aaron, MAR

13 12

0

12

0

72

5.5

Nelson, Jamarcus, UAB

12

24

422

0

17.6

Lewis, Lance, ECU

9

0

8

0

48

5.3

All-Purpose

G Rush Rcv PR KR Yds Avg/G

Edwards, Patrick, HOU 14

6

1752 210

0

1968 140.6

1 1 8

U A B

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2012 FOOTBALL 2011 Conference USA Statistics Tackles

G UA A Total Tpg

East Carolina

12

Arnick, Curnelius, TLS

13

99

60

159

12.2

Memphis

12 378 1008 2.7 10

Mackey, Trent, TLN

12

96

49

145

12.1

Grove, Jeremy, ECU

11

45

77

122

11.1

Pass Offense

G Att Cmp Int

McGraw, Marcus, HOU

14

67

74

141

10.1

Houston

Bender, Jamie, UAB

12

69

50

119

9.9

East Carolina

Nwosu, Cameron, RICE

12

58

50

108

9.0

SMU

Thomas, Terrence, MEM

12

72

34

106

8.8

Brown, Omar, MAR

13

71

42

113

Reed, Taylor, SMU

12

56

45

Allen, Justin, RICE

12

57

40

Thornton, Khyri, USM

14

47

Jackson, Shawn, TLS

13

67

Burdette, Marvin, UAB

12

Porras, Paul, RICE Mathews, Derrick, HOU Sacks

397 1309

109.1

Tulsa

516 307 18 59.5 3722 25 129.1

84.0

UTEP

404 242 12 59.9 3020 16 129.8

East Carolina

354

Marshall

460 288 14 62.6 3317 24 134.3

14 682 479 6 70.2 6301 9.2 54 450.1

Tulane

422 260 12 61.6 3190 20 135.1

12 524 355 20 67.7 3433

Memphis

432 279 12 64.6 3593 27 149.5

13 476 281 19 59.0 3573 7.5 17 274.8

Rice

399 246 13 61.7 3344 32 152.0

Southern Miss

14 489 292 12 59.7 3587

UAB

403 286 9 71.0 3387 26 158.4

8.7

Tulsa

13 421 256 17 60.8 3233 7.7 31 248.7

101

8.4

UCF

12 346 235 8 67.9 2856 8.3 11 238.0

Total Defense

Rush

97

8.1

UAB

12 440 246 15 55.9 2815 6.4 12 234.6

UCF

1306 2334 732 3640 5.0 21 303.3

64

111

7.9

UTEP

12 399 225 17 56.4 2707 6.8 14 225.6

SMU

1538 2882 909 4420 4.9 32 340.0

34

101

7.8

Tulane

13 461 248 15 53.8 2782 6.0 13 214.0

Southern Miss

1660 3142 1041 4802

4.6

30

343.0

47

45

92

7.7

Marshall

13 407 246 15 60.4 2773 6.8 22 213.3

East Carolina

2090 2426 814 4516

5.5

41

376.3

12

64

27

91

7.6

Rice

12 384 222 7 57.8 2361 6.1 15 196.8

Houston

2402 2922 1045 5324 5.1

14

55

51

106

7.6

Memphis

12 408 224 8 54.9 2283 5.6 10 190.2

Marshall

1948 3317 930 5265 5.7 43 405.0

Tulane

2144 3190 889 5334 6.0 57 410.3

G UA A Total

Total Offense

G

Tulsa

1670 3722 1025 5392 5.3

45 414.8

Brown, Sammy, HOU

14

13

UTEP

2278 3020 838 5298

40 441.5

Curry, Vinny, MAR

13

Law, Cordarro, USM

14

Moses, Dezman, TLN Solomon, Scott, RICE

Pct

3.3

Yds

15

Avg TD Yds/G 6.6 7.3

25 286.1 32 256.2

Rush Pass Plays Yds Avg/P TD Yds/G

214

7

60.5

2426

17 129.9

Pass Plys Yds Avg/P TD Yds/G

37 380.3

1

13.5

Houston

14 2086 6301 1102 8387 7.6

87 599.1

10

2

11.0

Southern Miss

14

49 461.4

Rice

2201 3344 856 5545 6.5 50 462.1

9

1

9.5

Tulsa

13 2492 3233 942 5725 6.1

51 440.4

UAB

2440 3387 869 5827 6.7 52 485.6

13

9

1

9.5

UCF

12 2025 2856 812 4881 6.0

38 406.8

Memphis

2299 3593 887 5892 6.6 52 491.0

12

8

1

8.5

East Carolina

12

40 395.2

Walker, Tyrunn, TLS

13

8

0

8.0

SMU

13 1479 3573 831 5052 6.1

42 388.6

Scoring Defense

TD FG XP 2XP DXP Saf

Thompson, Taylor, SMU

13

7

2

8.0

UTEP

12 1859 2707 809 4566 5.6

38 380.5

UCF

25 21 2 0 15 0 220 18.3

Collins, Jamie, USM

14

6

1

6.5

UAB

12 1553 2815 842 4368 5.2

25 364.0

Southern Miss

35 32

Davis, Ja’Gared, SMU

13

5

1

5.5

Rice

12 1811 2361 851 4172 4.9

28 347.7

Houston

40 38 0 0 12 0 314 22.4

Warmsley, Julius, TLN

13

5

1

5.5

Tulane

13 1642 2782 890 4424 5.0

30 340.3

SMU

36 33 0 0 17 0 300 23.1

Marshall

13 1561 2773 853 4334 5.1

31 333.4

Tulsa

46 41 0 0 12 1 355 27.3

Memphis

12 1008 2283 786 3291 4.2

20 274.2

2872 3587 1042 6459 6.2

1309 3433 921 4742 5.1

Tackles For Loss

G Total Avg.

Brown, Sammy, HOU

14

30.0

Law, Cordarro, USM

14

22.0

1.57

Scoring Offense TD

Curry, Vinny, MAR

13

22.0

1.69

Houston

93 91 1

0

13

0

690 49.3

FG

XP

2XP DXP

Saf

Pts

14

19.5

1.39

Southern Miss

63

0

25

0

516 36.9

14

14.5

1.04

Tulsa

55 51 2

0

15

0

430 33.1

Mackey, Trent, TLN

12

14.0

1.17

UCF

40 38 0

0

15

1

325 27.1

Solomon, Scott, RICE

12

13.5

1.12

UTEP

40 35 0

0

14

1

319 26.6

Walker, Tyrunn, TLS

13

13.5

1.04

East Carolina

40

0

12

0

315 26.2

Trotter, Frank, MEM

12

13.0

1.08

SMU

45 42 0 0 8 0 336 25.8

Gale, Tyson, MAR

13

12.5

0.96

Rice

33 31 0

0

17

0

280 23.3

Marshall

35 33 0

0

13

1

284 21.8

Tulane

34 33 0

0

11

2

274 21.1

UAB

28 24 1

0

16

0

242 20.2

Memphis

25 21 0 0 8 0 195 16.2

61

39

1

0

Fumbles Forced

G

Total

Avg.

Curry, Vinny, MAR

13

7

0.5

Thompson, Taylor, SMU

13

6

0.46

Hayden, D.J., HOU

13

5

0.38

Bender, Jamie, UAB

12

4

0.33

Rushing Defense

G Rushes Yards Avg

Brown, Omar, MAR

13

4

0.31

UCF

12 347 1306 3.8 9 108.8

Law, Cordarro, USM

14

4

0.29

SMU

13 466 1538 3.3 17 118.3

Robertson, Dominique, TLN

11

3

0.27

Southern Miss

14

Davis, Akeem, MEM

12

3

0.25

Tulsa

13 509 1670 3.3 20 128.5

Gholson, Zach, MEM

12

3

0.25

Marshall

13 470 1948 4.1 19 149.8

Webb, Xavier, RICE

12

3

0.25

Tulane

13 467 2144 4.6 37 164.9

Houston

14 576 2402 4.2 18 171.6

Att

Yds

Southern Miss

14

553 2872

Tulsa UCF

15

1

291

20.8

Avg

Collins, Jamie, USM

G

0

Pts Avg/G

2.14

McGraw, Marcus, HOU

Rushing Offense

1

6.3

506 1660 3.3

TD

16

Yds/G

118.6

Avg

TD

Yds/G

East Carolina

12

5.2

17

205.1

Rice

12 457 2201 4.8 18 183.4

13 521 2492 4.8 20 191.7

UTEP

12 434 2278 5.2 24 189.8

12 466 2025 4.3 27 168.8

Memphis

12 455 2299 5.1 25 191.6

UTEP

12 410 1859 4.5 24 154.9

UAB

12 466 2440 5.2 26 203.3

Rice

12 467 1811 3.9 13 150.9

Houston

14 420 2086 5.0 33 149.0

Pass Eff. Defense Att

Cmp Int

Pct

Yds

UAB

12 402 1553 3.9 13 129.4

Southern Miss

535

308

57.6

3142

Tulane

13 429 1642 3.8 17 126.3

UCF

385 208 9 54.0 2334 12 110.6

Marshall

13 446 1561 3.5

Houston

469 258 21 55.0 2922 19 111.8

SMU

13 355 1479 4.2 25 113.8

SMU

443 284 6 64.1 2882 15 127.2

9

120.1

1 1 9

460 2090 4.5

19

U A B

24

174.2

TD

Eff

14 108.4

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UAB linebacker Marvin Burdette again ranked among the top tacklers in Conference USA last season.


2012 FOOTBALL 2011 Conference USA Statistics Marshall

47 43 0 0 15 1 372 28.6

First Downs

G

Rush

Pass

Pen

UAB

12

86

136

20 242

UTEP

47 45 2 0 11 0 364 30.3

Houston

14

115

258

20 393

UTEP

12

96

122

20 238

East Carolina

51 48

Southern Miss

14

152

149

27

Tulane

13

89

123

16 228

Rice

53 50 0 0 10 1 400 33.3

Tulsa

13

124

146

17 287

Rice

12

109

94

15 218

Memphis

55 50 1 0 13 0 421 35.1

East Carolina

12

82

179

10

271

Marshall

13

82

118

11 211

UAB

58 58 0 0 11 1 441 36.8

UCF

12

113

128

11 252

Memphis

12

61

107

14 182 

Tulane

62 58 0 0 19 0 487 37.5

SMU

13

62

164

19 245

Turnover Margin

0

0

11

(Gained)

0

387

32.2

328

2011 Superlatives

(Lost)

Fum Int Tot Fum Int Tot Mar

Houston

10 21 31 9 6 15 +16

Memphis

18 12 30 10 8 18 +12

Rice

14 13 27 12 7 19

+8 +2

Marshall

15 14 29 12 15 27

Southern Miss

9

19

UCF

6

9 15 10 8 18

28

18

12

30

-2 -3

Tulsa

10 18 28 16 17 33

-5

UAB

12 9 21 11 15 26

-5

Tulane

7 12 19 11 15 26

-7

UTEP

7 12 19 10 17 27

-8

East Carolina

14

SMU

10 6 16 13 19 32 -16

Punting

Total

7

21

15

20

35

-14

Punts Avg Ret Yds Yds/P

UTEP

48 46.1 150 3.1 40.5

Rice

80 43.2 137 1.7 39.7

Southern Miss

56

UAB

57 41.0 66 1.2 37.4

43.6

98

1.8

39.0

Tulsa

58 40.6 154 2.7 36.9

Marshall

76 40.2 177 2.3 36.5

Houston

51 41.1 110 2.2 36.2

Tulane

74 41.5 388 5.2 35.2

Memphis

95 42.0 557 5.9 35.1

SMU

57 37.5 130 2.3 34.5

UCF

42 41.2 204 4.9 33.0

East Carolina

51

39.8

439

Made

8.6

Field Goals

G

UAB

12

16

19 .842

Tulsa

13

15

18 .833

Rice

12

17

21 .810

Marshall 13

13

17 .765

Houston

14

13

17 .765

East Carolina

12

12

17

.706

Southern Miss

14

25

36

.694

SMU

13

8

12 .667

UCF

12

15

24 .625

Tulane

13

11

18 .611

UTEP

12

14

24 .583

Memphis 12

8

15 .533

Made

Att

29.6

Att

Pct.

PAT Kicking

G

UCF

12

38

38 1.000

Pct.

Marshall

13

33

33 1.000

Houston

14

91

92 .989

Southern Miss

14

61

62

.984

East Carolina

12

39

40

.975

Tulane

13

33

34 .971

Rice

12

31

32 .969

Tulsa

13

51

53 .962

UAB

12

24

25 .960

SMU

13

42

45 .933

UTEP

12

35

39 .897

Memphis 12

21

25 .840

Individual Game Highs Points scored Touchdowns TD responsibility Points scored kicking Total offense yards Total offense plays Total offense yards/play Rushing yards Rushing attempts Yards per rush Rushing TDs Longest rush Passing yards Passing attempts Passing TDs Longest pass Passes completed Had intercepted Pass completion pct. Pass yards/attempt Pass yards/catch Receiving yards Receptions Yards per catch Receiving TDs Longest reception Field goal attempts Field goals made Longest field goal PAT kicks attempted PAT kicks made Punts Yards punted Longest punt Punting avg. Punt returns Punt return yards Longest punt return Punt return TDs Punt return avg. Kick returns Kick return yards Kick return avg. Longest kick return Kick return TDs Combined PR/KR yards Interceptions Interception return yds. Interception return avg. Longest interception rtn. Interception return TDs. All-purpose yards Tackles Sacks Tackles for loss

1 2 0

U A B

30 30 5 5 9 16 542 76 23.9 240 30 23.9 5 97 534 69 9 93 45 4 91.3 14.4 14.4 22.2 318 13 13 45.4 5 93 5 5 58 10 10 10 10 12 475 71 57.5 8 141 92 1 49.5 9 213 56.5 100 1 213 3 100 20.5 100 1 318 19.0 3.5 4.5

Zach Line, SMU vs. Northwestern State (Sep 17, 2011) Patrick Edwards, Houston vs. Rice (Oct 27, 2011) Zach Line, SMU vs. Northwestern State (Sep 17, 2011) Patrick Edwards, Houston vs. Rice (Oct 27, 2011) Case Keenum, Houston vs. Rice (Oct 27, 2011) [0r,9p] Danny Hrapmann, Southern Miss vs. UCF (Nov 12, 2011) [5fg,1pat] Case Keenum, Houston vs. Penn State (Jan 1, 2012) [10r,532p] Case Keenum, Houston vs. Penn State (Jan 1, 2012) [7r,69p] Vernon Frazier, UTEP vs. Colorado State (Oct 22, 2011) [7-167] Joe Banyard, UTEP vs. Houston (Sep 29, 2011) Brynn Harvey, UCF vs. Marshall (Oct 8, 2011) Vernon Frazier, UTEP vs. Colorado State (Oct 22, 2011) [7-167] Zach Line, SMU vs. Northwestern State (Sep 17, 2011) Tyler Smith, Rice at Houston (Oct 27, 2011) Case Keenum, Houston vs. Rice (Oct 27, 2011) Case Keenum, Houston vs. Penn State (Jan 1, 2012) Case Keenum, Houston vs. Rice (Oct 27, 2011) Taylor Reed, Memphis vs. Austin Peay (Sep 17, 2011) Case Keenum, Houston vs. Penn State (Jan 1, 2012) three tied with Austin Davis, Southern Miss at Navy (Oct 8, 2011) [21-23] Case Keenum, Houston vs. Rice (Oct 27, 2011) [37-534] Blake Bortles, UCF vs. Charleston Southern (Sep 3, 2011) [10-144] Case Keenum, Houston vs. Rice (Oct 27, 2011) [24-534] Patrick Edwards, Houston vs. Rice (Oct 27, 2011) Lance Lewis, East Carolina vs. South Carolina (Sep 3, 2011) Willie Carter, Tulsa vs. SMU (Oct 29, 2011) Patrick Edwards, Houston vs. Rice (Oct 27, 2011) [7-318] Patrick Edwards, Houston vs. RICE (Oct 27, 2011) Billy Foster, Memphis vs. Austin Peay (Sep 17, 2011) three tied with Danny Hrapmann, Southern Miss vs. UCF (Nov 12, 2011) Mike Barbour, East Carolina at Marshall (Nov 26, 2011) Matt Hogan, Houston vs. Rice (Oct 27, 2011) Matt Hogan, Houston at Tulane (Nov 10, 2011) Matt Hogan, Houston vs. Rice (Oct 27, 2011) Matt Hogan, Houston at Tulane (Nov 10, 2011) Tom Hornsey, Memphis vs. SMU (Sep 24, 2011) Tom Hornsey, Memphis vs. SMU (Sep 24, 2011) [12-475] Ian Campbell, UTEP vs. Stony Brook (Sep 3, 2011) Richie Leone, Houston at North Texas (Sep 10, 2011) [2-115] Mario Hull, Rice vs. Memphis (Oct 8, 2011) Richard Crawford, SMU vs. UCF (Oct 15, 2011) Richard Crawford, SMU vs. UCF (Oct 15, 2011) nine tied with Jackie Williams, UAB at Troy (Oct 1, 2011) [2-99] Robert Kelley, Tulane vs. Houston (Nov 10, 2011) Robert Kelley, Tulane vs. Southeastern La. (Sep 3, 2011) Trey Watts, Tulsa at UTEP (Nov 19, 2011) [2-113] Tyron Carrier, Houston vs. Rice (Oct 27, 2011) four tied with Robert Kelley, Tulane vs. Southeastern La. (Sep 3, 2011) [0pr-213kr] Milton Howell, Tulsa vs. SMU (Oct 29, 2011) Kendrick Presley, Southern Miss vs. Memphis (Nov 26, 2011) Marquese Wheaton, Southern Miss vs. SMU (Oct 22, 2011) [2-41] Kendrick Presley, Southern Miss vs. Memphis (Nov 26, 2011) 23 tied with Patrick Edwards, Houston vs. Rice (Oct 27, 2011) Curnelius Arnick, Tulsa at UCF (Nov 3, 2011) [12-7] Vinny Curry, Marshall vs. Rice (Oct 15, 2011) [3-1] four tied with

B l a z e r s


2012 FOOTBALL 2011 Game Summaries September 10 — Gainesville, Fla. UAB Florida UF UF UF UF UF UF UF UF

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0 13

0 12

0 14

Sturgis 24 field goal 12:57-1st Q Sturgis 35 field goal 6:48-1st Q Joyer 3 run (Sturgis kick) 2:09-1st Q Sturgis 28 field goal 4:10-2nd Q Team safety 2:32-2nd Q Burton 5 run (Sturgis kick) 1:09-2nd Q Rainey 19 run (Sturgis kick) 9:02-3rd Q Gillislee 13 run (Sturgis kick) 6:25-3rd Q

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hris Rainey ran for 119 yards and a touchdown, Caleb Sturgis kicked three field goals after the offense bogged down, and No. 18 Florida beat UAB 39-0 in the Blazers’ season opener at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium. UAB was not able to move the ball with any consistency against a stingy Gators’ defense. The Blazer team that managed 500 yards in five games last season, including at Tennessee, finished with 212 yards. Bryan Ellis completed 15 of 28 passes for 141 yards. Dontavius Jackson ran five times for 31 yards. A week after becoming the first player in Florida history to score touchdowns rushing, receiving and on a return, Rainey was even better against the Blazers. He had a 32yard touchdown run negated by a holding penalty in the first quarter. Rainey found the end zone again early in the third quarter, and this one stood as he scored from 19 yards out.UAB had a touchdown of its own called back. On the first play of the second quarter, Ellis found running back Greg Franklin deep

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September 17 — Birmingham, Ala. 0 39

Tulane UAB

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7 3

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TLN - Darkwa 4 run (Santos kick) 5:49-1st Q UAB - Adams 92 kickoff return (Long kick) 5:36-1st Q TLN - Darkwa 2 run (Santos kick) :26-1st Q TLN - Mackey 39 interception return (Santos kick) 10:44-2nd Q TLN - Van Hooser 17 pass from Griffin (Santos kick) 5:13-2nd Q UAB - Long 32 field goal 11:23-3rd Q TLN - Kemp 19 pass from Griffin (Santos kick) 5:42-3rd Q TLN - Marfisi 1 pass from Griffin (Santos kick) 10:00-4th Q TLN - Strozier 55 interception return (Santos kick) 9:08-4th Q

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down the sideline on what would have been a 38-yard scoring play. But it was called back for a pre-snap illegal shift. A touchdown would have trimmed Florida’s lead to 13-7. Five of Ellis’ completions on the night went to sophomore wideout Jackie Williams, who finished one shy of his careerhigh for catches. Williams caught a pass in every game of his rookie campaign a season ago and now owns a grab in all 13 games of his collegiate career. A total of eight Blazers caught a pass in the game, including Patrick Hearn with four receptions. Jackson, a Georgia transfer who led UAB in rushing for the night and broke off a 22-yard run in the second half, was one of 16 UAB players to see their first game action as Blazers. Included in that number were five true freshmen. Florida scored all four of its touchdowns on the ground with 300 of its total of 512 yards via the rushing game. Kicker Caleb Sturgis booted three field goals for the Gators, including a 24-yarder barely two minutes into the game that gave Florida an early 3-0 lead.

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he UAB football team lost its Conference USA opener 49-10 to Tulane at Legion Field. The Green Wave had a 540-193 advantage over the Blazers in total offensive yards. Nick Adams’ 92-yard kickoff return for touchdown in the first quarter matched a school record and evened the score at 7-7, but Tulane responded with 21 straight points to open up its lead on the way to its first victory over the Blazers since 2004. Tulane quarterback Ryan Griffin completed 22 of 26 passes for 281 yards and three touchdowns to lead the attack, while the Green Wave amassed 262 yards on the ground. UAB freshman kicker Ty Long made good on his first career field goal attempt in the third quarter to cut Tulane’s lead to 2810, but Griffin then connected on a pair of scoring passes to Joe Kemp and Matt Marfisi to extend the Green Wave’s advantage to 42-10. Tulane’s second interception return for a touchdown on UAB’s next drive finished off

the scoring for the day. Adams was the top performer for UAB, logging a total of 194 kickoff return yards to set a new UAB record. He also added 31 receiving yards to finish with 225 all-purpose yards, just shy of cracking the top 10 in the UAB record book for a single-game effort. Adams’ return touchdown matched Frantrell Forrest’s 92-yard return for a score on Oct. 13, 2007 for the longest in UAB history. That return was also against Tulane and came in the Green Wave’s last trip to Birmingham. Adams and Jackie Williams each tallied 31 receiving yards in the game, and UAB quarterback Bryan Ellis finished with 145 yards passing. Tulane’s Orleans Darkwa ran for two touchdowns and was one of three Green Wave backs to run for at least 60 yards.

Game Statistics

Game Statistics First Downs Rushing: Att.-Yards Passing: (Cmp-Att.-Yds.-Int.) Total Plays-Total Net Yards Fumbles: No.-Lost Penalties: No.-Yards Punts: No.-Yards (Avg.) Kickoff Returns: No.-Yards Punt Returns: No.-Yards Time of Possession

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UAB Florida 11 28 23-71 55-300 15-29-141-0 13-20-212-0 52-212 75-512 3-1 1-0 9-55 9-55 6-247 (41.2) 2-58 (29.0) 6-114 1-50 0-0 0-0 23:31 36:29

First Downs Rushing: Att.-Yards Passing: (Cmp-Att.-Yds.-Int.) Total Plays-Total Net Yards Fumbles: No.-Lost Penalties: No.-Yards Punts: No.-Yards (Avg.) Kickoff Returns: No.-Yards Punt Returns: No.-Yards Time of Possession

Tulane UAB 28 10 49-262 17-48 23-27-278-0 10-28-145-3 76-540 45-193 2-0 1-0 4-47 3-25 2-88 (44.0) 4-171 (42.8) 3-63 8-231 3-14 1-9 41:57 18:03

Leaders Rushing D. Jackson (UAB) C. Rainey (UF)

Att. Yds. TD Long 5 31 0 22 16 119 1 19

Leaders Rushing O. Darkwa (TLN) P. Shed (UAB)

Att. Yds. TD Long 20 64 2 12 7 21 0 7

Passing B. Ellis (UAB) J. Brantley (UF)

Att. Cmp. Yds. TD 28 15 141 0 19 12 195 0

Passing R. Griffin (TLN) B. Ellis (UAB)

Att. Cmp. Yds. TD 26 22 281 3 25 10 145 0

Receiving J. Williams (UAB) C. Rainey (UF)

No. Yds. TD Long 5 41 0 16 3 43 0 21

Receiving J. Kemp (TLN) J. Williams (UAB)

No. Yds. TD Long 6 54 1 19 3 31 0 16

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2012 FOOTBALL 2011 Game Summaries September 24 — Greenville, N.C. UAB East Carolina

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ECU - Hardy 21 pass from Davis 9:10-1st Q (Barbour kick) 9:10-1st Q UAB - J. Williams 15 run (Long kick) 5:08-1st Q ECU - Lewis 1 pass from Davis (Barbour kick) 6:48-2nd Q UAB - Long 29 field goal :34-2nd Q UAB - Bender 35 interception return (Long kick) 10:54-3rd Q ECU - Bullock 3 run (Barbour kick) 8:43-3rd Q ECU - Lewis 7 pass from Davis (Barbour kick) 2:12-3rd Q UAB - Shed 7 run (pass failed) 10:58-4th Q

UAB - Perry 1 run (Long kick) 4:00-1st Q TROY - D.J. Taylor 3 run (M. Taylor kick) 2:03-1st Q UAB - Long 37 field goal 10:28-2nd Q TROY - D.J. Taylor 1 run (M. Taylor kick) 3:10-2nd Q UAB - Long 37 field goal :32-2nd Q UAB - Long 41 field goal 6:39-3rd Q UAB - Ballou 52 interception return (Long kick) 5:22-3rd Q TROY - Michael Taylor 48 field goal 5:18-4th Q TROY - D.J. Taylor 2 run (M. Taylor kick) 4:07-4th Q

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he UAB defense forced seven East Carolina turnovers and the Blazers clawed back from an 11-point fourth-quarter deficit to give themselves a chance in the closing minutes before falling 28-23 at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium. Running back Pat Shed led UAB with 59 yards and a touchdown on the ground to go with 62 receiving yards on a career-best 11 catches. Quarterback Bryan Ellis threw for 177 yards on 22-for-32 passing before suffering an injury and giving way to Jonathan Perry, who completed 9 of 16 passes for 106 yards. Blazer linebacker Greg Irvin recovered a school-record four fumbles, and safety Jamie Bender gave UAB a defensive score with a 35-yard interception return for a touchdown. With UAB trailing by 11 early in the fourth quarter, Perry led the Blazers on an 80-yard scoring drive, which included a 51-yard pass play to Patrick Hearn. Shed’s touchdown two plays later capped the drive and made the score 28-23. Cornerback Marquis Coleman got the

ball back for the Blazers with seven minutes left on an interception deep in UAB’s own territory, and Perry again drove the team down the field. UAB moved the ball 73 yards and converted three third downs before the drive stalled on a 4th-and-8 at the ECU 18-yard line. Shed nearly came down with a remarkable touchdown grab in the corner of the endzone, but the ball came loose at the end and the Pirates ran out the clock. Quarterback Dominique Davis threw three touchdowns and three interceptions for East Carolina, completing 35 of 42 passes for 361 yards. ECU running back Reggie Bullock rushed for 169 yards and a touchdown on 24 carries. UAB safety Chase Daniel intercepted Davis’ first attempt of the day, and the teams went on to combine for 10 turnovers. The seven turnovers forced by UAB (three interceptions and four fumbles) marked the most for the Blazers in a single game since the 2004 season and came up two shy of the school record.

roy found the endzone with 4:07 left and the Trojans held off the UAB football team, 24-23, at Veterans Memorial Stadium. UAB forced three turnovers in the second half, highlighted by a T.J. Ballou 52-yard interception return for score, to hold a 23-14 lead late in the third quarter. However, Troy scored the final 10 points, capped off by D.J. Taylor’s third rushing score of the night, to earn the victory. Receiver Jackie Williams hauled in a career-high eight catches for 89 yards and totaled 208 all-purpose yards, which included a 91-yard punt return, setting up the Blazers’ first score of the night. In his first collegiate start, Jonathan Perry finished the night under center 19-for-39 for 196 yards with an interception. He added 19 yards on the ground, including the first rushing touchdown of his career. On defense, Jamie Bender posted 11 tackles, while Lamanski Ware added nine with a fumble recovery in the loss. Along with his fourth career interception, Ballou

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corralled a fumble to add to his stat line. UAB freshman kicker Ty Long knocked through a season-high three field goals, two from 37 yards and one from 41, to help the Blazers build their nine-point lead. Troy made the contest a six-point game with 5:18 left, when kicker Michael Taylor connected on a field goal from 48 yards out. At the five-minute mark, Troy picked off an attempted screen pass from Perry. The interception gave the Trojans the ball in the redzone at the UAB 13-yard line. Following a pass interference call, D.J. Taylor rushed in from two yards out to give Troy the lead for good at 24-23, with 4:07 left in the game. On the next possession, the Blazers drove the ball to the Troy 49, before a fourth-and-one pass sailed incomplete. UAB would get one last chance with 17 seconds left, but Patrick Hearn was knocked out of bounds at the Blazers’ own 43 yard line as time expired.

Game Statistics

Game Statistics First Downs Rushing: Att.-Yards Passing: (Cmp-Att.-Yds.-Int.) Total Plays-Total Net Yards Fumbles: No.-Lost Penalties: No.-Yards Punts: No.-Yards (Avg.) Kickoff Returns: No.-Yards Punt Returns: No.-Yards Time of Possession

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UAB ECU 24 21 33-117 32-181 31-48-283-1 35-42-361-3 81-400 74-542 3-2 4-4 0-0 4-60 4-171 (42.8) 0-0 (0.0) 5-96 5-122 0-0 1-32 32:16 27:44

First Downs Rushing: Att.-Yards Passing: (Cmp-Att.-Yds.-Int.) Total Plays-Total Net Yards Fumbles: No.-Lost Penalties: No.-Yards Punts: No.-Yards (Avg.) Kickoff Returns: No.-Yards Punt Returns: No.-Yards Time of Possession

UAB Troy 18 25 39-160 37-172 19-39-196-1 30-50-349-1 78-356 87-521 2-0 2-2 5-42 10-72 7-302 (43.1) 6-256 (42.7) 1-21 5-103 3-100 2-1 32:02 27:58

Leaders Rushing P. Shed (UAB) R. Bullock (ECU)

Att. Yds. TD Long 15 59 1 9 24 169 1 26

Leaders Rushing G. Franklin (UAB) C. Anderson (Troy)

Att. Yds. TD Long 3 60 0 57 9 69 0 32

Passing B. Ellis (UAB) D. Davis (ECU)

Att. Cmp. Yds. TD 44 26 177 0 42 35 361 3

Passing J. Perry (UAB) C. Robinson (Troy)

Att. Cmp. Yds. TD 39 19 196 0 49 30 349 0

Receiving P. Shed (UAB) L. Lewis (ECU)

No. Yds. TD Long 11 62 0 13 8 69 2 13

Receiving J. Williams (UAB) C. Johnson (Troy)

No. Yds. TD Long 8 89 0 29 5 66 0 20

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2012 FOOTBALL 2011 Game Summaries October 8 — Birmingham, Ala. Mississippi State UAB

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UAB - Long 37 field goal :09-2nd Q MSU - Green 18 pass from Russell (DePasquale kick) 5:35-3rd Q MSU - Bumphis 57 pass from Russell (DePasquale kick) 14:50-4th Q MSU - Johnson 20 pass from Russell (DePasquale kick) 5:03-4th Q

TLS - Sears 18 pass from Kinne (Fitzpatrick kick) 8:53-1st Q TLS - Fitzpatrick 30 field goal 1:59-1st Q UAB - Nelson 66 pass from Ellis (Long kick) 1:13-1st Q UAB - Nelson 45 pass from Ellis (Long kick) 14:02-2nd Q UAB - Long 20 field goal 6:20-2nd Q TLS - Carter 15 pass from Kinne (Fitzpatrick kick) 2:46-2nd Q TLS - Sears 12 pass from Kinne (Fitzpatrick kick) :26-2nd Q UAB - Long 49 field goal :00-2nd Q TLS - Fitzpatrick 44 field goal 9:40-3rd Q TLS - Fitzpatrick 22 field goal 3:45-3rd Q TLS - Douglas 47 run (Fitzpatrick kick) 12:39-4th Q

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he UAB defense pitched a first-half shutout, but Mississippi State scored three second-half touchdowns to leave Legion Field with a 21-3 victory. The Blazers led 3-0 at the half on a Ty Long field goal before Mississippi State’s Tyler Russell replaced an ineffective Chris Relf at quarterback and threw three touchdown passes. Russell, who played in only two of the first five games this season, started the second half for the Bulldogs. On his second possession he led the Tigers on a seven-play, 89-yard touchdown drive, capped by an 18yard pass to Marcus Green. Russell connected with Chad Bumphis for a 57-yard touchdown pass on the first play of the fourth quarter, and then later hit Malcolm Johnson with a 20-yard scoring pass. Russell completed 11-of-13 passes for 166 yards. The first-half shutout was the first for UAB since the final game of the 2008 season when the Blazers held UCF without a score. UAB also held the Bulldogs to just 118 yards

in the opening 30 minutes. UAB quarterback Jonathan Perry, making his second start in place of an injured Bryan Ellis, completed 18 of 36 passes for 195 yards and also ran for 44 yards on nine carries. Pat Shed, a Starkville, Miss., native playing against his hometown team, ran for 73 yards on 16 carries and added a gamehigh five catches for 32 yards. UAB receivers Jackie Williams and Patrick Hearn extended their reception streaks to 17 and 16 games, respectively. Williams’ streak is the fourth-best in UAB history, while Hearn’s is tied for fifth. The game marked the fifth all-time meeting between the teams and the fourth straight win in the series for Mississippi State after the Blazers took the first-ever matchup back in 2004. The teams are slated to meet again in Birmingham in 2013 and in Starkville in 2014.

AB quarterback Bryan Ellis threw for 280 yards and two scores in his return to the lineup, while redshirt freshman Jamarcus Nelson had a pair of touchdown catches. However, it was not enough as the UAB football team dropped a 37-20 decision at Tulsa. Tulsa quarterback G.J. Kinne threw for 341 yards and three touchdowns as Tulsa overcame four turnovers to win the game. UAB scored 17 consecutive points to take a 17-10 lead in the second quarter, but Kinne threw two touchdown passes in the final 3:28 of the first half, helping Tulsa to a 24-20 lead at halftime. Ellis and Nelson hooked up for first-half scoring strikes of 66 and 45 yards, the first two touchdown passes of the season for UAB and the first two career TD grabs for Nelson. It was the only two catches on the night for Nelson, who finished with a careerbest 111 yards receiving. Nelson recorded the first 100-yard receiving game for UAB this season and the first for the Blazers since teammate Patrick

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Hearn had 123 yards last year against Memphis (Nov. 20, 2010). Jackie Williams added seven receptions for 77 yards as he extended his reception streak to 18 straight games, while Nick Adams had a pair of catches for 42 yards. Tulsa running back Ja’Terian Douglas ran for 137 yards, including a 47-yard touchdown scamper in the third quarter that stretched the lead to 37-20. Clay Sears had nine catches for 105 yards and two touchdowns, and Willie Carter had eight for 87 and a score. UAB freshman kicker Ty Long connected on his seventh and eighth field goals of the year in the second quarter, including a career-best 49-yarder. The Blazer defense intercepted Kinne on the final play of the first quarter and also forced and recovered three Tulsa fumbles in the game.

Game Statistics

Game Statistics First Downs Rushing: Att.-Yards Passing: (Cmp-Att.-Yds.-Int.) Total Plays-Total Net Yards Fumbles: No.-Lost Penalties: No.-Yards Punts: No.-Yards (Avg.) Kickoff Returns: No.-Yards Punt Returns: No.-Yards Time of Possession

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MSU UAB 23 19 43-204 35-145 17-23-212-0 18-36-195-1 66-416 71-340 1-0 1-1 4-25 3-25 6-197 (32.8) 6-230 (38.3) 2-24 3-61 3--1 2-14 29:44 30:16

First Downs Rushing: Att.-Yards Passing: (Cmp-Att.-Yds.-Int.) Total Plays-Total Net Yards Fumbles: No.-Lost Penalties: No.-Yards Punts: No.-Yards (Avg.) Kickoff Returns: No.-Yards Punt Returns: No.-Yards Time of Possession

UAB Tulsa 19 30 27-81 44-218 21-44-298-2 31-43-341-1 71-379 87-559 0-0 3-3 8-65 5-42 10-411 (41.1) 3-117 (39.0) 8-131 4-100 1-4 1-3 28:40 31:20

Leaders Rushing V. Ballard (MSU) P. Shed (UAB)

Att. Yds. TD Long 19 101 0 15 16 73 0 21

Leaders Rushing D. Reaves (UAB) J. Douglas (TLS)

Att. Yds. TD Long 8 29 0 7 14 137 1 47

Passing T. Russell (MSU) J. Perry (UAB)

Att. Cmp. Yds. TD 13 11 166 3 36 18 195 0

Passing B. Ellis (UAB) G.J. Kinne (TLS)

Att. Cmp. Yds. TD 42 20 280 2 43 31 341 3

Receiving C. Bumphis (MSU) P. Shed (UAB)

No. Yds. TD Long 4 66 1 57 5 32 0 15

Receiving J. Williams (UAB) C. Sears (TLS)

No. Yds. TD Long 7 77 0 18 9 105 2 18

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2012 FOOTBALL 2011 Game Summaries October 20 — Birmingham, Ala. UCF UAB

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UCF - Harvey 29 run (Moffitt kick) 13:44-1st Q UAB - Hearn 1 pass from Perry (Long kick) 8:36-1st Q UCF - Harvey 1 run (Moffitt kick) 5:24-1st Q UAB - Smith 23 pass from Perry (kick blocked) 12:40-2nd Q UAB - Long 46 field goal :00-2nd Q UAB - Williams 4 run (Long kick) 14:12-4th Q UCF - Murray 1 run (Moffitt kick) 10:18-4th Q UCF - Moffitt 24 field goal 5:02-4th Q UAB - Long 40 field goal :21-4th Q

MU - Evans 16 pass from Graham (Warner kick) 13:04-1st Q MU - Warner 26 field goal 3:22-1st Q MU - Hoskins 3 pass from Graham (Warner kick) 12:58-2nd Q MU - Brown 48 interception (Warner kick) 9:09-2nd Q MU - Frohnappel 4 pass from Graham (Warner kick) 6:23-2nd Q MU - Dobson 23 pass from Graham (Warner kick) 4:46-2nd Q UAB - Adams 6 run (Long kick) 11:02-3rd Q MU - Evans 38 pass from Graham (Warner kick) 9:03-3rd Q MU - Mitchell 20 fumble recovery (Warner kick) 7:30-3rd Q MU - Hoskins 34 pass from Cato (Warner kick) 10:59-4th Q UAB - Reaves 5 run (Long kick) 3:12-4th Q

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y Long kicked a 40-yard field goal with 21 seconds left to give UAB its first victory of the season, 26-24, over UCF. The Blazers converted two third-andlongs after taking over at their own 16 with 4:57 left to set up the game-winner. The Knights got the ball across midfield with 14 seconds remaining on a kick return by Rannell Hall. Backup quarterback Blake Bortles threw an incomplete pass and then had a last-play heave intercepted by Chase Daniel at the goal line. Bortles had led two fourth-quarter scoring drives after relieving Jeff Godfrey to rally the Knights from a 23-14 deficit, but couldn’t keep UCF from losing for the fourth time in five games. Jonathan Perry completed 31 of 42 passes for 327 yards and two touchdowns while subbing for injured starter Bryan Ellis. Perry hit Patrick Hearn for a 22-yarder on thirdand-12 to push the Blazers across midfield. On third-and-16, UCF’s Lyle Dankenbring was called for pass interference. Long split the uprights after three straight

runs by Darrin Reaves. UCF had taken the lead on Shawn Moffitt’s 24-yard field goal. UAB gained 501 yards against the nation’s No. 3 defense while holding UCF to 331. Perry also ran for 33 yards on eight carries, while Reaves gained 83 yards. Godfrey was 13 of 22 for 133 yards and an interception and directed touchdown drives on UCF’s first two possessions, capped by leading rusher Brynn Harvey’s first touchdowns of the season. Bortles was 6 of 10 for 102 yards, all in the final quarter. Jackie Williams, who had 10 catches for 82 yards, scored on a 4-yard end around on third-and-goal for the nine-point lead in the opening minute of the fourth.Long had given UAB a 16-14 halftime lead on a 45-yard field goal on the final play after Perry took over with 34 seconds left. He delivered a 25-yard pass to Nolen Smith and a 12-yarder to Williams to move into field goal position.

he UAB football team suffered a Conference USA road loss, falling to Marshall at Joan C. Edwards Stadium by a score of 59-14. Wide receiver Nick Adams and freshman running back Darrin Reaves accounted for the UAB scoring with second-half touchdown runs for the Blazers. Marshall quarterback A.J. Graham threw for 239 yards and five touchdowns, three of which came in a big second quarter for the Thundering Herd. Marshall managed four total second-quarter touchdowns, including an interception return for a score, as it built a 38-0 halftime lead. Adams’ touchdown, the first rushing score of his career, came on a reverse on the opening drive of the second half to put UAB on the scoreboard, but Marshall responded immediately with Graham’s fifth touchdown toss of the game, a 38-yard pass to Troy Evans. Evans caught two scoring passes on the day and had six catches for 106 yards. UAB quarterback Jonathan Perry completed 18 of 33 passes for 215 yards and a

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pair of interceptions against the Thundering Herd. Perry completed passes to 10 different receivers, led by junior Patrick Hearn’s four grabs for 45 yards. Jay Davis also caught four passes, a career-high for the UAB redshirt freshman. Receiver Jackie Williams posted two catches for 20 yards and has now caught at least one pass in all 20 games of his UAB career, the fourth-longest streak in school history. Reaves led UAB in rushing for the second straight week with 55 yards on 11 carries and added his first career touchdown run on the Blazers’ next-to-last possession. Tron Martinez paced the Marshall ground attack with 54 yards on eight carries. Gator Hoskins caught two touchdown passes in the game for Marshall, which also scored twice on the defensive side of the ball. In addition to the second-quarter interception return, the Thundering Herd defense also scored in the third quarter on a fumble return.

Game Statistics

Game Statistics First Downs Rushing: Att.-Yards Passing: (Cmp-Att.-Yds.-Int.) Total Plays-Total Net Yards Fumbles: No.-Lost Penalties: No.-Yards Punts: No.-Yards (Avg.) Kickoff Returns: No.-Yards Punt Returns: No.-Yards Time of Possession

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First Downs Rushing: Att.-Yards Passing: (Cmp-Att.-Yds.-Int.) Total Plays-Total Net Yards Fumbles: No.-Lost Penalties: No.-Yards Punts: No.-Yards (Avg.) Kickoff Returns: No.-Yards Punt Returns: No.-Yards Time of Possession

UAB Marshall 19 21 34-70 36-138 21-43-240-3 21-30-291-1 77-310 66-429 4-2 0-0 4-40 8-60 4-165 (41.2) 5-163 (32.6) 10-205 3-93 3-(-4) 1-4 30:22 29:38

Leaders Rushing B. Harvey (UCF) D. Reaves (UAB)

Att. Yds. TD Long 17 74 2 29 15 83 0 23

Leaders Rushing D. Reaves (UAB) T. Martinez (MAR)

Att. Yds. TD Long 11 55 1 25 8 54 0 17

Passing J. Godfrey (UCF) J. Perry (UAB)

Att. Cmp. Yds. TD 22 13 133 0 42 31 327 2

Passing J. Perry (UAB) A.J. Graham (MAR)

Att. Cmp. Yds. TD 33 18 215 0 27 19 239 5

Receiving J. Reese (UCF) J. Williams (UAB)

No. Yds. TD Long 4 41 0 14 10 82 0 22

Receiving P. Hearn (UAB) T. Evans (MAR)

No. Yds. TD Long 4 45 3 17 6 106 2 38

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2012 FOOTBALL 2011 Game Summaries November 5 — Birmingham, Ala. Houston UAB

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UAB - Hearn 9 pass from Perry (Long kick) 8:36-1st Q HOU - Carrier 2 pass from Keenum (Hogan kick) 5:43-1st Q HOU - Keenum 1 run (Hogan kick) 4:37-2nd Q HOU- Sims 1 run (Hogan kick) :30-2nd Q UAB - Long 39 field goal :00-2nd Q UAB - Long 37 field goal 9:54-3rd Q HOU - Hayes 3 run (Hogan kick) 8:39-3rd Q HOU - Keenum 1 run (Hogan kick) 3:56-3rd Q HOU - Johnson 11 pass from Keenum (Hogan kick) 10:44-4th Q HOU - Hayden 54 interception return (Hogan kick) 8:05-4th Q HOU - Spencer 9 pass from Turner (Hogan kick) 4:58-4th Q

MEM - Henderson 11 pass from Reed (Henriques kick) 10:35-1st Q UAB - Long 32 field goal 7:22-1st Q MEM - Foster 3 run (Henriques kick) 6:07-1st Q MEM - Rehrer 6 pass from Reed (Henriques kick) 6:38-2nd Q UAB - Davis 1 pass from Perry (Long kick) 2:55-2nd Q MEM - Rhodes 1 run (Henriques kick) 7:27-3rd Q UAB - Nelson 47 pass from Perry (Long kick) 5:12-3rd Q MEM - Rhodes 22 run (Henriques kick) 3:43-3rd Q UAB - Long 24 field goal 13:39-4th Q UAB - Adams 18 pass from Perry (Long kick) 9:51-4th Q UAB - Nelson 42 pass from Perry (pass failed) 7:08-4th Q UAB - Franklin 10 run (Perry rush) 1:36-4th Q

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ase Keenum threw for 407 yards to become the most prolific passer in NCAA history and he added two rushing touchdowns to lead No. 14 Houston past UAB, 56-13. UAB quarterback Jonathan Perry finished the night 15-of-29 passing for 149 yards and a touchdown, while running back Greg Franklin picked up 54 yards on 11 carries. Blazer safety Jamie Bender forced a fumble and matched his career-high with 14 tackles on the defensive side of the ball, the most tackles by a UAB player this season. Keenum passed Timmy Chang’s career record of 17,072 yards passing for Hawaii from 2000-04. The Houston senior finished the game with 17,212 yards passing for his career. Keenum completed a 16-yard pass to Justin Johnson in the third quarter to pass Chang’s mark. He tied Chang’s record with a 26-yard pass to Johnson on the previous play. The Blazers took the early lead on Per-

ry’s 9-yard pass to Patrick Hearn to cap a 12play drive in the first quarter. It was Hearn’s second touchdown grab of the season and the seventh of his career. UAB, attempting to make the most of its momentum, then tried an onside kick, but Houston recovered on the Blazers’ 47. Keenum led a quick touchdown drive capped by a 2-yard scoring pass to Tyron Carrier. After that, UAB’s only points came on Ty Long’s field goals of 39 yards in the second quarter and 37 yards in the third. Keenum had 1-yard scoring runs in the second and third quarters. Charles Sims also scored from the 1 in the second quarter and Michael Hayes capped Houston’s first possession of the second half with a 3-yard touchdown run. Hayes had 16 carries for 93 yards. Sims had 14 carries for 71 yards.

uarterback Jonathan Perry threw for a career-high 410 yards and four touchdowns and Greg Franklin scored on a 10-yard run with 1:36 left to cap UAB’s largest fourthquarter comeback in school history in a 41-35 win over Memphis Saturday at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium. The Blazers have now claimed the “Battle for the Bones” trophy in three straight meetings against Memphis (2-8, 1-5 Conference USA) and have defeated the Tigers in 10 of 14 alltime contests. UAB trailed 35-17 entering the final quarter before scoring 24 unanswered points. Perry accounted for a career-high 457 yards of total offense, 410 through the air and 47 on the ground, both personal-bests. His total offense number was the third-most in the UAB record books and the most by a Blazer since Joe Webb accounted for 459 (322 passing, 137 rushing) against UCF in 2009. The feverish comeback started on Ty Long’s 24-yard field goal early in the fourth quarter. Perry then threw an 18-yard pass to Nick Adams to make the score 35-27 with 9:51 left.

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Later in the fourth, Perry, who finished 29-for48 under center, brought the Blazers within two, 35-33, on a 42-yard score to Jamarcus Nelson with 7:08 left in the contest. Nelson finished with career highs in receptions (six) and receiving yards (133) along with a pair of scores. His 133-yard receiving total marked the most by UAB player since Frantrell Forrest had 149 at Florida Atlantic in 2008. In the UAB backfield, Franklin finished the night with career highs in rushing (73) and receiving (70) yards. His 143 total yards were also a personal best to go along with his game-winning touchdown, the first of his career. For the game the Blazers outgained the Tigers 601 to 384 in total offense as UAB accounted for the fourth-most yards in a game in UAB lore. The 18-point fourth-quarter, come-frombehind victory was the largest in program history. The greatest previous final stanza comeback was 13 points on two occasions, against Butler in 1993 and versus Troy in 2010.

Game Statistics

Game Statistics First Downs Rushing: Att.-Yards Passing: (Cmp-Att.-Yds.-Int.) Total Plays-Total Net Yards Fumbles: No.-Lost Penalties: No.-Yards Punts: No.-Yards (Avg.) Kickoff Returns: No.-Yards Punt Returns: No.-Yards Time of Possession

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Houston UAB 34 17 32-166 33-115 43-51-488-0 17-31-154-1 83-654 64-269 1-1 0-0 8-77 6-62 1-18 (18.0) 7-265 (37.9) 2-28 9-189 0-0 0-0 27:58 32:02

First Downs Rushing: Att.-Yards Passing: (Cmp-Att.-Yds.-Int.) Total Plays-Total Net Yards Fumbles: No.-Lost Penalties: No.-Yards Punts: No.-Yards (Avg.) Kickoff Returns: No.-Yards Punt Returns: No.-Yards Time of Possession

UAB Memphis 31 20 33-191 33-217 29-48-410-0 16-29-167-0 81-601 62-384 2-2 1-0 5-42 5-55 2-92 (46.0) 5-222 (44.4) 5-107 8-195 1-10 0-0 33:06 26:54

Leaders Rushing M. Hayes (HOU) G. Franklin (UAB)

Att. Yds. TD Long 16 93 1 27 11 54 0 10

Leaders Rushing G. Franklin (UAB) J. Rhodes (MEM)

Att. Yds. TD Long 10 73 1 18 17 95 2 22

Passing C. Keenum (HOU) J. Perry (UAB)

Att. Cmp. Yds. TD 44 39 407 2 29 15 149 1

Passing J. Perry (UAB) T. Reed (MEM)

Att. Cmp. Yds. TD 48 29 410 4 29 16 167 2

Receiving T. Carrier (HOU) J. Williams (UAB)

No. Yds. TD Long 12 105 1 15 4 44 0 16

Receiving J. Nelson (UAB) T. Rehrer (MEM)

No. Yds. TD Long 6 133 2 47 7 29 1 6

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UAB 7 Florida Atlantic 7

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USM - Balentine 34 pass from Davis (Hrapmann kick) 12:46-1st Q USM - Bolden 38 pass from Davis (Hrapmann kick) 11:30-1st Q UAB - Vinson 3 pass from Perry (Long kick) 5:51-1st Q UAB - Reaves 2 run (Long kick) 2:38-1st Q USM - Hanks 10 pass from Boehme (Hrapmann kick) 11:21-2nd Q UAB - Perry 3 run (Long kick) 6:07-2nd Q UAB - Long 30 field goal :19-2nd Q USM - Hrapmann 22 field goal 10:37-3rd Q UAB - Franklin 3 run (Long kick) 13:29-4th Q USM - Davis 1 run (Hrapmann kick) 10:27-4th Q UAB - Long 38 field goal 3:04-4th Q

FAU - Howard 23 interception return (Zaccario kick)13:00-1st Q UAB - J. Williams 2 run (Long kick) 8:13-1st Q UAB - Perry 1 run (Long kick) 13:09-2nd Q FAU - Morris 1 run (Zaccario kick) 3:18-2nd Q FAU - Zaccario 28 field goal :10-2nd Q UAB - Vinson 9 pass from Perry (Long kick) 10:57-3rd Q FAU - Morris 4 run (Zaccario kick) 7:33-3rd Q UAB - Nelson 3 run (Long kick) 1:26-3rd Q FAU - Morris 10 run (Zaccario kick)11:27-4th Q FAU - Morris 9 run ((Zaccario kick) 1:38-4th Q UAB - Smith 13 pass from Perry (Long kick) :33-4th Q

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y Long kicked a 38-yard field goal with 3:04 left to lift UAB to a 34-31 upset of No. 20 Southern Miss at Legion Field . The Blazers earned their third victory ever against a ranked team, having beaten No. 17 East Carolina 36-17 in 1999 and No. 24 UTEP 35-23 in 2005. The win was also the third consecutive for UAB over Southern Miss after nine consecutive defeats to the Golden Eagles. Southern Miss pushed the ball across midfield twice in the final minutes but Austin Davis’ fourth-down pass was broken up by safety Jamie Bender. Davis’ run for what would have been a first down was negated by Jason Weaver’s chop block, setting up third and 20 from the Southern Miss 41. UAB ran the clock down to 11 seconds before punting. The Golden Eagles had at least five laterals before the final play ended inside the Blazers’ 40. The Blazers finished with 189 yards on the ground, spearheaded by freshman Greg Franklin’s career-high 85 yards on 17 carries. Classmate Darrin Reaves totaled 64 yards

on the ground, while quarterback Jonathan Perry added 49 yards of his own. Each member of the rushing trio scored a touchdown in the victory as the Blazers converted 12 of 18 third down conversions on the night. Perry also provided a strong showing in the pocket, completing 17 of 26 passes for 236 yards and a score. His touchdown pass was a 3-yard toss to wide reciever D.J. Vinson in the first quarter. Long finished the night with field goals of 30 and 38 yards in the victory and is 16 for 19 on kicks for the season, including a perfect 11-for-11 on attempts inside of 40.

AB quarterback Jonathan Perry threw for 190 yards and rushed for 97, but it was not enough as the football team dropped its season finale, 38-35, at Florida Atlantic. The loss dropped the Blazers’ final record on the season to 3-9. FAU running back Alfred Morris scored a career-high four touchdowns and Treon Howard returned an interception for a touchdown to lead the Owls’ first win of the season. With the victory over the Blazers, Florida Atlantic snapped a 13-game losing streak dating back to last season. Morris rushed for 198 yards on 38 carries in his fifth straight 100-yard game. Quarterback Graham Wilbert was 16 for 25 for 181 yards for Florida Atlantic. Perry was 17 for 26 throwing the ball and tossed a pair of touchdowns for the Blazers. He also ran for a score. Leading 31-28, the Owls converted twice on fourth down during a 17-play drive that used 8:13, and went ahead 3828 on Morris’s 9-yard touchdown run with

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1:38 left. On UAB’s ensuing possession, Perry threw a 13-yard touchdown pass to Nolen Smithwith 33 seconds left, but the attempted onside kick went out of bounds. Smith finished the contest with four receptions for 53 yards and a score. UAB finished the game with 382 yards on offense, including 192 on the ground and 190 in the air. FAU totalled 416 in the contest with 235 of those coming via the rushing game and 181 in passing. The teams were even in first downs with 24.

Game Statistics

Game Statistics First Downs Rushing: Att.-Yards Passing: (Cmp-Att.-Yds.-Int.) Total Plays-Total Net Yards Fumbles: No.-Lost Penalties: No.-Yards Punts: No.-Yards (Avg.) Kickoff Returns: No.-Yards Punt Returns: No.-Yards Time of Possession

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USM UAB 28 23 35-251 52-189 22-31-272-1 17-26-236-0 66-253 78-425 2-1 3-2 5-41 4-40 1-38 (38.0) 3-116 (38.7) 7-171 6-103 1-7 0-0 23:12 36:48

First Downs Rushing: Att.-Yards Passing: (Cmp-Att.-Yds.-Int.) Total Plays-Total Net Yards Fumbles: No.-Lost Penalties: No.-Yards Punts: No.-Yards (Avg.) Kickoff Returns: No.-Yards Punt Returns: No.-Yards Time of Possession

UAB FAU 24 24 40-192 46-235 17-26-190-1 16-25-181-0 66-382 71-416 1-1 3-1 4-28 7-70 2-94 (47.0) 1-40 (40.0) 7-131 5-88 1-2 1-0 28:36 31:24

Leaders Rushing J. Woodyard (USM) G. Franklin (UAB)

Att. Yds. TD Long 10 95 0 47 17 85 1 10

Leaders Rushing J. Perry (UAB) A. Morris (FAU)

Att. Yds. TD Long 16 97 1 19 38 198 4 23

Passing A. Davis (USM) J. Perry (UAB)

Att. Cmp. Yds. TD 29 20 264 2 26 17 236 1

Passing J. Perry (UAB) G. Wilbert (FAU)

Att. Cmp. Yds. TD 26 17 190 2 25 16 181 0

Receiving K. Bolden (USM) J. Williams (UAB)

No. Yds. TD Long 7 97 1 38 5 78 0 20

Receiving J. Williams (UAB) D. Williams (FAU)

No. Yds. TD Long 4 62 0 39 4 55 0 17

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2012 FOOTBALL All-Time Coaches Garrick McGee

Watson Brown

Dr. Jim  Hilyer

2012 (First Season)

1995-2006

1991-94

Neil Callaway 2007-11

Year Record Pct. Division 2007 2-10-0 .167 NCAA I-A 2008 4-8-0 .333 NCAA I-A 2009 5-7-0 .417 NCAA I-A 2010 4-8-0 .333 NCAA I-A 2011 3-9-0 .250 NCAA I-A Totals 18-42-0 .300 NCAA I-A

Year Record Pct. Division 1995 5-6-0 .455 NCAA I-AA 1996 5-6-0 .455 NCAA I-A 1997 5-6-0 .455 NCAA I-A 1998 4-7-0 .364 NCAA I-A 1999 5-6-0 .455 NCAA I-A 2000 7-4-0 .636 NCAA I-A 2001 6-5-0 .545 NCAA I-A 2002 5-7-0 .417 NCAA I-A 2003 5-7-0 .417 NCAA I-A 2004 7-5-0 .583 NCAA I-A 2005 5-6-0 .455 NCAA I-A 2006 3-9-0 .250 NCAA I-A Totals 62-74-0 .456 (12 seasons)

Year Record Pct. Division 1991 4-3-2 .555 NCAA III 1992 7-3-0 .700 NCAA  III 1993 9-2-0 .818 NCAA I-AA 1994 7-4-0 .636 NCAA I-AA Totals 27-12-2 .658 (4 seasons)

Assistant Coaches Dr. Lynn Artz . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1991-94

Cale Gundy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1995-98

John Peterson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2012

Corey Barlow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2007-11

Kim Helton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2007-11

Eddie Pierce . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1995

Rodney Bivens . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2003-06

Tyson Helton . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2007-Present

George Pugh . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1995-00, ‘05

Anthony Blevins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2012

Robert Henry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1995-96

Sammy Queen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1992-94

Fred Bohannon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1991-94

Brandon Herring . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2002-06

Shawn Raney . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2004-06

Wayne Bolt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2003-05

“Smokey” Hodge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1991-94

Ross Robinson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2002-06

Tim Bowens . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2007-11

John Ireland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1993-94

Bill Schmitz . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2005-06

Dieter Brock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1991-94

Reggie Johnson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2012

Eric Schumann . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2007-10

Jeff Brohm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2012

George “Snoozy” Jones . . . . . . . . . 1991-94

Brandon Sharp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2012

Dwayne Chandler . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2012

Ricky Jones . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1992

Richard Shinn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1992-94

Rick Christophel . . . . . . . . . 1995-01, 04-06

David Langner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1991

Kevin Shirley . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2003

Bill Clay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1997-00

Woodrowe Lowe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2001-04

Ron Sigler . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2012

Mike Clements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1992-94

Rick Mallory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2011

Freddie Smith . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1992-94

Randy Corbitt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1993-94

Steve Martin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2007-11

Billy Spruiell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1991-94

Lorenzo Costantini . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2007-11

Reese McCall . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1992-93

Pat Sullivan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1998-06

Joe Cribbs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1991

Bill McClung . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1991-94

Tyson Summers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2007-11

Larry Crowe . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1991-92, 1995-02

Ron McCrone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2005-06

Billy Tohill . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1991

Steve Davenport . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2007-10

Richard Moncrief . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2001-02

Larry VanDerHeyden . . . . . . . . . . . 1995-03

Pat Donohoe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1995-04

John Neal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1995-02

Tommy West . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2011

David Evans . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1991-92

Toby Neinas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1996-01

Jimmy Williams . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2012

Will Friend . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2007-10

Richard Owens . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2012

John Wozniak . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2011

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2012 FOOTBALL Year-by-Year Results 1991 Overall Record: 4-3-2 (Division III) Head Coach: Jim Hilyer DATE OPPONENT SCORE Sept.7 at Millsaps 0-28 Sept. 14 EVANGEL 10-28 Sept. 21 at Washington & Lee 34-21 Sept. 28 at Hampden-Sydney 35-35 Oct. 12 LINDENWOOD 17-17 Oct. 19 at Charleston Southern 33-19 Oct. 26 FERRUM 7-35 Nov. 9 HASTINGS 9-7 Nov. 16 CLINCH VALLEY 25-6 1992 Overall Record: 7-3 (Division III) Head Coach: DATE OPPONENT Sept. 5 MILLSAPS Sept. 12 GALLAUDET# Sept. 19 LANE Sept. 26 at Tennessee Wesleyan Oct. 3 MILES Oct. 17 CHARLESTON SOUTHERN Oct. 24 at Ferrum Oct. 31 at Samford Nov. 7 at Lindenwood Nov. 14 at Clinch Valley # - played at Lawson Field (Birmingham, Ala.)

Att. 1,000 5,132 3,183 5,125 6,207 3,600 5,579 4,157 2,226

1995 Overall Record: 5-6 (Division I-AA) Head Coach: Watson Brown DATE OPPONENT SCORE Sept. 2 ALABAMA STATE 3-13 Sept. 9 at Southwestern Louisiana 21-56 Sept. 16 JACKSONVILLE STATE 26-28 Sept. 23 at Western Kentucky 18-32 Sept. 30 at Middle Tennessee State 13-28 Oct. 7 WOFFORD 28-0 Oct. 14 at North Texas 19-14 Oct. 28 at Troy State 7-60 Nov. 4 CHARLESTON SOUTHERN 40-14 Nov. 11 KNOXVILLE COLLEGE 61-8 Nov. 18 MILES COLLEGE 37-8

Att. 15,169 17,723 14,127 8,000 10,000 8,813 16,671 15,100 6,500 5,879 13,781

Jim Hilyer SCORE 28-0 44-6 26-6 12-16 30-6 39-7 17-31 3-49 41-12 31-30

Att. 5,719 5,349 5,977 1,000 7,042 4,922 3,000 6,156 700 2,000

1993 Overall Record: 9-2 (Division I-AA) Head Coach: Jim Hilyer DATE OPPONENT SCORE Sept. 6 TROY STATE 3-37 Sept.11 MOREHEAD STATE 52-14 Sept. 25 at Western Kentucky 13-40 Oct. 2 at Miles 31-6 Oct. 9 LAMBUTH 40-14 Oct. 16 at Mississippi Valley State 30-13 Oct. 23 at Charleston Southern 48-20 Oct. 30 at Wofford 23-11 Nov. 6 at Butler 31-27 Nov. 13 DAYTON 27-19 Nov. 20 PRAIRIE VIEW A&M 58-12

1996 Overall Record: 5-6 (Division I-A) Head Coach: Watson Brown DATE OPPONENT SCORE Aug. 31 at #18 Auburn 0-29 Sept. 7 at Maryland 15-39 Sept. 14 ARKANSAS STATE 42-17 Sept. 21 JACKSONVILLE STATE 24-17 Oct. 5 WESTERN KENTUCKY 24-0 Oct. 19 SW LOUISIANA 39-29 Oct. 26 at Louisiana Tech 31-35 Nov. 2 at Vanderbilt 15-31 Nov. 9 CENTRAL FLORIDA 13-35 Nov. 16 CINCINNATI 14-34 Nov. 21 CHARLESTON SOUTHERN 49-13

Att. 80,645 30,057 18,236 19,567 14,107 16,327 11,320 30,153 12,500 15,000 6,500

Att. 14,207 6,051 7,000 4,000 5,856 9,500 1,550 1,304 1,047 7,428 4,181

1994 Overall Record: 7-4 (Division I-AA) Head Coach: Jim Hilyer DATE OPPONENT SCORE Sept. 3 at Alabama State 24-27 Sept. 10 at Dayton 28-10 Sept. 17 JACKSONVILLE STATE 12-28 Sept. 24 at Kansas 0-72 Oct. 1 WESTERN KENTUCKY 22-31 Oct. 8 WOFFORD 34-27 Oct. 15 MISSISSIPPI VALLEY STATE 24-14 Oct. 22 CHARLESTON SOUTHERN 54-14 Oct. 29 at Morehead State 36-15 Nov. 5 BUTLER 19-14 Nov. 19 at Prairie View A&M 48-6

1997 Overall Record: 5-6 (Division I-A) Head Coach: Watson Brown DATE OPPONENT SCORE Aug. 28 at Kansas 0-24 Sept. 6 at Memphis 7-28 Sept. 13 at Arizona 10-24 Sept. 20 JACKSONVILLE STATE 34-16 Sept. 27 at Southwestern Louisiana 42-7 Oct. 4 WESTERN KENTUCKY 20-16 Oct. 11 at Cincinnati 29-33 Nov. 1 at #22 Virginia Tech 0-37 Nov. 8 LOUISIANA TECH 29-32 Nov. 15 TENNESSEE TECH 38-14 Nov. 22 at Arkansas State 13-7

Att. 32,100 24,108 36,309 23,775 15,024 17,385 20,924 37,411 17,225 8,765 7,318

Att. 14,750 10,112 17,222 35,000 20,237 20,237 20,237 20,237 2,500 20,237 2,007

1998 Overall Record: 4-7 (Division I-A) Head Coach: Watson Brown DATE OPPONENT SCORE Sept. 5 at #3 Nebraska 7-38 Sept. 19 TENNESSEE TECH 38-6 Sept. 26 KANSAS (4 OT) 37-39 Oct. 3 SW LOUISIANA 24-13 Oct. 10 at East Carolina 7-26 Oct. 17 at Louisiana Tech 23-54 Oct. 24 #21 VIRGINIA TECH 0-41 Oct. 31 at Northeast Louisiana 14-20 Nov. 7 at #2 Tennessee 13-37

Att. 75,921 18,500 30,543 14,217 31,002 13,876 31,897 11,886 106,508

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MIDDLE TENNESSEE STATE UT MARTIN

26-17 48-17

1999 Overall Record: 5-6 (4-2 C-USA) Head Coach: Watson Brown DATE OPPONENT SCORE Sept. 4 at Missouri 28-31 Sept. 11 at #11 Virginia Tech 10-31 Sept. 25 HOUSTON* 29-10 Oct. 2 LOUISIANA-MONROE 47-0 Oct. 9 MEMPHIS* 14-38 Oct. 16 at Cincinnati* (OT) 24-21 Oct. 23 at Wake Forest 3-47 Oct. 30 at Louisville* 14-23 Nov. 6 #17 EAST CAROLINA* 36-17 Nov. 13 LOUISIANA TECH 20-41 Nov. 20 at Tulane* 23-20 (OT) *Conference USA Game 2000 Overall Record: 7-4 (3-4 C-USA) Head Coach: Watson Brown Date Opponent Score Sept. 7 CHATTANOOGA  20-15 Sept. 16 at Kansas* 20-23 Sept. 23 at LSU  13-10 Sept. 30 LOUISIANA-LAFAYETTE 47-2 Oct. 7 LOUISVILLE* 17-38 Oct. 14 MEMPHIS* 13-9 Oct. 21 MIDDLE  TENNESSEE 14-9 Oct. 28 at East Carolina* 16-13 Nov. 4 at Cincinnati* 21-33 Nov. 11 SOUTHERN MISS* 30-33 (OT) Nov. 18 at Army 27-7 *Conference USA Game 2001 Overall Record: 6-5 (5-2 C-USA) Head Coach: Watson Brown Date Opponent Score Aug. 30 MONTANA STATE 41-13 Sept. 8 at Florida State 7-29 Sept. 22 ARMY* 55-3 Sept. 29 at Southern Miss* 0-3 Oct. 6 at Central Florida 7-24 Oct. 13 Cincinnati* 17-31 Oct. 20 Tulane* 34-27 Oct. 27 at Memphis* 17-14 Nov. 10 TCU* 38-17 Nov. 17 at Houston* 43-21 Dec. 1 at Pittsburgh 6-24 *Conference USA Game 2002 Overall Record: 5-7 (4-4 C-USA) Head Coach: Watson Brown Date Opponent Score Aug. 31 at #6 Florida 3-51 Sept. 7 TROY STATE 27-26 Sept. 14 PITTSBURGH 20-26 1 3 0

10,263 3,571

Att. 50,356 51,907 28,573 18,762 18,176 17,033 20,578 34,786 18,062 18,672 18,592

Att. 18,000 51,907 85,339 22,000  18,000 15,000 13,000  28,537 19,581 25,000 35,267

Att. 20,000 79,388 25,000 29,782 30,820 14,417 16,291 25,462 16,972 11,647 40,855

Att. 85,575 22,203 15,027

Sept. 21 Sept. 28 Oct. 12 Oct. 19 Oct. 26 Nov. 9 Nov. 16 Nov. 23 Nov. 30 *Conference

at Louisiana-Lafayette MEMPHIS* HOUSTON* at Tulane* at Army* SOUTHERN MISS* EAST CAROLINA* at Louisville* at Cincinnati* USA Game

0-34 31-17 51-34 14-35 29-26 13-20 36-29 21-41 23-31

2003 Overall Record: 5-7 (4-4 C-USA) Head Coach: Watson Brown Date Opponent Score Aug. 30 at Baylor 24-19 Sept. 4 SOUTHERN MISS* 12-17 Sept. 13 TROY STATE 9-20 Sept. 20 at South Carolina 10-42 Oct. 4 at Memphis* 24-10 Oct. 11 CINCINNATI* 31-14 Oct. 18 at TCU* 24-27 Oct. 25 at #4 Georgia 13-16 Nov. 1 ARMY* 24-9 Nov. 8 TULANE* 24-38 Nov. 22 at USF* 22-19 Nov. 29 at Houston* 28-56 *Conference USA Game 2004 Overall Record: 7-5 (5-3 C-USA) Head Coach: Watson Brown Date Opponent Score Sept. 4 BAYLOR 56-14 Sept. 18 at #4 Florida State 7-34 Sept. 25 MEMPHIS* 35-28 Oct. 2 at Cincinnati* 30-27 Oct. 9 at Mississippi State 27-13 Oct. 15 TCU* 41-25 Oct. 23 at Tulane* 55-59 Nov. 3 USF* 20-45 Nov. 13 HOUSTON* 20-7 Nov. 20 at Army* 20-14 Nov. 27 at Southern Miss* 21-26 Dec.24 at Hawai’i& 40-59 *Conference USA Game &Sheraton Hawai’i Bowl 2005 Overall Record: 5-6 (3-5 C-USA) Head Coach: Watson Brown Date Opponent Score Sept. 3 at #3 Tennessee 10-17 Sept. 10 at Troy 27-7 Sept. 17 JACKSONVILLE STATE 35-28 Oct. 1 RICE* 45-26 Oct. 8 SMU* 27-28 Oct. 15 at Marshall* 19-20 Oct. 21 SOUTHERN MISS* 28-37 Nov. 1 at Memphis* 37-20 Nov. 12 UCF* 21-27

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19,616 14,179 13,897 19,343 35,804 19,698 13,678 35,261 9,606

Att. 28,732 44,669 18,216 80,523 37,354 17,072 28,927 92,058 22,020 14,213 30,216 15,120

Att. 21,080 81, 825 27,192 21,053 32,310 33,280 22,541 9,220 13,240 27,706 25,604 39,754

Att. 107,529 22,299 23,109 10,580 23,255 27,182 31,363 47,669 12,199


2012 FOOTBALL Year-by-Year Results Nov. 19 at #24 UTEP* Nov. 26 at East Carolina* *Conference USA Game

35-23 23-31

2006 Overall Record: 3-9-0 (2-6 C-USA) Head Coach: Watson Brown Date Opponent Score Sept. 2 at #5 Oklahoma 17-24 Sept. 9 EAST CAROLINA* 17-12 Sept. 16 at #9 Georgia 0-34 Sept. 23 MISSISSIPPI STATE 10-16 Sept. 30 TROY 21-3 Oct. 7 MEMPHIS* 35-29 Oct. 14 at Rice* 33-34 Oct. 21 MARSHALL* 24-31 Oct. 31 at SMU* 9-22 Nov. 10 UTEP* 17-36 Nov. 18 at Southern Miss* 20-25 Nov. 25 at UCF* 22-31 *Conference USA Game 2007 Overall Record: 2-10 (1-7 C-USA) Head Coach: Neil Callaway Date Opponent Score Sept. 1 at Michigan State 18-55 Sept. 8 at Florida State 24-34 Sept. 15 ALCORN STATE 22-0 Sept. 29 at Tulsa* 30-38 Oct. 6 at Mississippi State 13-30 Oct. 13 TULANE* 26-21 Oct. 20 HOUSTON* 10-49 Oct. 27 at East Carolina* 6-41 Nov. 3 SOUTHERN MISS* 7-37 Nov. 10 UCF* 31-45 Nov. 17 at Memphis* 9-25 Nov. 24 at Marshall* 39-46 *Conference USA Game 2008 Overall Record: 4-8 (3-5 C-USA) Head Coach: Neil Callaway Date Opponent Score Aug. 30 TULSA* 22-45 Sept. 6 at Florida Atlantic 34-49 Sept. 13 at Tennessee 3-35 Sept. 20 ALABAMA STATE 45-10 Sept. 27 at South Carolina 13-26 Oct. 2 MEMPHIS* 30-33 Oct. 8 at Houston* 20-45 Oct. 18 MARSHALL* 23-21 Nov. 1 at Southern Miss* 14-70 Nov. 15 at Tulane* 41-24 Nov. 22 EAST CAROLINA* 13-17 Nov. 29 at UCF* 15-0 *Conference USA Game

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Att. 84,555 23,116 92,746 36,104 32,818 20,644 10,153 12,344 13,125 13,809 27,749 23,755

Att. 67,796 78,673 21,828 22,710 45,259 24,144 11,588 41,125 13,348 12,621 31,138 26,762

Att. 19,672 15,143 98,205 26,414 78,286 19,901 18,526 17,868 29,281 18,614 11,453 23,644

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2009 Overall Record: 5-7 (4-4 C-USA) Head Coach: Neil Callaway Date Opponent Score Sept. 5 RICE* 44-24 Sept. 12 SMU* 33-35 Sept. 19 at Troy 14-27 Sept. 26 at Texas A&M 19-56 Oct. 1 SOUTHERN MISS* 30-17 Oct. 17 at Ole Miss 13-48 Oct. 24 at Marshall* 7-27 Oct. 31 at UTEP* 38-33 Nov. 7 FLORIDA ATLANTIC 56-29 Nov. 14 at Memphis* 31-21 Nov. 21 at East Carolina* 21-37 Nov. 28 UCF* 27-34 *Conference USA Game 2010 Overall Record: 4-8 (3-5 C-USA) Head Coach: Neil Callaway DATE OPPONENT SCORE Sept. 2 FLORIDA ATLANTIC 31-32 Sept. 11 at SMU* 7-28 Sept.. 18 TROY 34-33 Sept. 25 at Tennessee 29-32 (2 OT) Oct. 6 at UCF* 7-42 Oct. 16 UTEP* 21-6 Oct. 23 at Mississippi State 24-29 Oct. 30 at Southern Miss* 50-49 (OT) Nov. 6 MARSHALL* 17-31 Nov. 11 EAST CAROLINA* 42-54 Nov. 20 MEMPHIS* 31-15 Nov. 27 at Rice* 23-28 * Conference USA Game 2011 Overall Record: 3-9 (3-5 C-USA) Head Coach: Neil Callaway Date Opponent Score Sept. 10 at Florida 0-39 Sept. 17 TULANE* 10-49 Sept. 24 at East Carolina* 23-28 Oct. 1 at Troy 23-24 Oct. 8 MISSISSIPPI STATE 3-21 Oct. 15 at Tulsa* 20-37 Oct. 20 UCF* 26-24 Oct. 29 at Marshall* 14-59 Nov. 5 #14 HOUSTON* 13-56 Nov. 12 at Memphis* 41-35 Nov. 17 #20 SOUTHERN MISS* 34-31 No. 26 at Florida Atlantic 35-38 *Conference USA Game

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Att. 14,316 18,082 21,182 74,656 26,871 47,612 18,878 23,063 17,283 18,031 43,056 13,381

Att. 25,885 16,612 23,681 95,183 40,281 11,756 56,423 26,415 17,860 14,803 16,177 13,007

Att. 87,473 17,658 50,023 18,044 28,351 21,494 8,872 20,735 13,909 17,848 14,103 12,044


2012 FOOTBALL Results By Opponents ALCORN STATE (1-0) Sept. 15, 2007 LEGION FIELD . . . . . . . . . W, 22-0 ALABAMA STATE (1-2) Sept. 20, 2008 LEGION FIELD . . . . . . . . W, 45-10 Sept. 2, 1995 LEGION FIELD . . . . . . . . . . L, 3-13 Sept. 3, 1994 at Montgomery, Ala. . . . . . L, 24-27 ARIZONA (0-1) Sept. 13, 1997 at Tucson, Ariz. . . . . . . . . L, 10-24 ARKANSAS STATE (2-0)  Nov. 22, 1997 at Jonesboro, Ark. . . . . . . . W, 13-7 Sept. 14, 1996 LEGION FIELD . . . . . . . . W, 42-17

Nov. 20, 2004 Nov. 1, 2003 Oct. 26, 2002 Sept. 22, 2001 Nov. 18, 2000

ARMY (5-0) at West Point, N.Y. . . . . . W, 20-14 LEGION FIELD . . . . . . . . . W, 24-9 at West Point, N.Y. . . . . . W, 29-26 Legion Field . . . . . . . . . W, 55-3 at West Point, N.Y. . . . . . . W, 27-7

AUBURN (0-1) Aug. 31, 1996 at Auburn, Ala. . . . . . . . . . . L, 0-29 BAYLOR (2-0) Sept. 4, 2004 LEGION FIELD . . . . . . . . W, 56-14 Aug. 30, 2003 at Waco, Texas . . . . . . . . W, 24-19 BUTLER (2-0) Nov. 5, 1994 LEGION FIELD . . . . . . . . W, 19-14 Nov. 6, 1993 at Indianapolis, Ind. . . . . W, 31-27 CHARLESTON SOUTHERN (6-0)  Nov. 21, 1996 LEGION FIELD . . . . . . . . W, 49-13 Nov. 4, 1995 LEGION FIELD . . . . . . . . W, 40-14 Oct. 22, 1994 LEGION FIELD . . . . . . . . W, 54-14 Oct. 23, 1993 at Charleston, S.C. . . . . . W, 48-20 Oct. 17, 1992 LEGION FIELD . . . . . . . . . W, 39-7 Oct. 19, 1991 at Charleston, S.C. . . . . . W, 33-19

Nov. 16, 1991 LEGION FIELD . . . . . . . . . W, 25-6 DAYTON (2-0) Sept. 10, 1994 at Dayton, Ohio . . . . . . . W, 28-10 Nov. 13, 1993 LEGION FIELD . . . . . . . . W, 27-19 EAST CAROLINA (4-7) Sept. 24, 2011 at Greenville, N.C. . . . . . . L, 23-28 Nov. 11, 2010 LEGION FIELD . . . . . . . . . L, 42-54 Nov. 21, 2009 at Greenville, N.C. . . . . . . L, 21-37 Nov. 22, 2008 LEGION FIELD . . . . . . . . . L, 13-17 Oct. 27, 2007 at Greenville, N.C. . . . . . . . L, 6-41 Sept. 2, 2006 LEGION FIELD . . . . . . . . W, 17-12 Nov. 26, 2005 at Greenville, N.C. . . . . . . L, 23-31 Nov. 16, 2002 LEGION FIELD . . . . . . . . W, 36-29 Oct. 28, 2000 at Greenville, N.C. . . . . . W, 16-13 Nov. 6, 1999 LEGION FIELD . . . . . . . . W, 36-17 Oct. 10, 1998 at Greenville, N.C. . . . . . . . L, 7-26 EVANGEL (Mo.) (0-1)  Sept. 14, 1991 LEGION FIELD . . . . . . . . . L, 10-28 FERRUM (Va.) (0-2) Oct. 24, 1992 at Ferrum, Va. . . . . . . . . . . L, 17-31 Oct. 26, 1991 LEGION FIELD . . . . . . . . . . L, 7-35 FLORIDA (0-2) Sept. 10, 2011 at Gainesville, Fla. . . . . . . . L, 0-39 Aug. 31, 2002 at Gainesville, Fla. . . . . . . . L, 3-51 FLORIDA ATLANTIC (1-3) Nov. 26, 2011 at Boca Raton, Fla. . . . . . L, 35-38 Sept.2, 2010 LEGION FIELD . . . . . . . . . L, 31-32 Nov. 7, 2009 LEGION FIELD . . . . . . . . W, 56-29 Sept. 6, 2008 at Boca Raton, Fla. . . . . . . L, 34-49 FLORIDA STATE (0-3) Sept. 8, 2007 at Tallahassee, Fla. . . . . . . L, 24-34 Sept. 18, 2004 at Tallahassee, Fla. . . . . . . . L, 7-34 Sept. 8, 2001 at Tallahassee, Fla. . . . . . . . L, 7-29

Nov. 5, 2011 Oct. 8, 2008 Oct. 20, 2007 Nov. 13, 2004 Nov. 29, 2003 Oct. 12, 2002 Nov. 17, 2001 Sept. 25, 1999

HOUSTON (4-4) LEGION FIELD . . . . . . . . . L, 13-56 at Houston, Texas . . . . . . . L, 20-45 LEGION FIELD . . . . . . . . . L, 10-49 LEGION FIELD . . . . . . . . . W, 20-7 at Houston, Texas . . . . . . . L, 28-56 LEGION FIELD . . . . . . . . W, 51-34 at Houston, Texas . . . . . . W, 43-21 LEGION FIELD . . . . . . . . W, 29-10

JACKSONVILLE STATE (3-2) Sept. 17, 2005 LEGION FIELD . . . . . . . . W, 35-28 Sept. 20, 1997 LEGION FIELD . . . . . . . . W, 34-16 Sept. 21, 1996 LEGION FIELD . . . . . . . . W, 24-17 Sept. 16, 1995 LEGION FIELD . . . . . . . . . L, 26-28 Sept. 17, 1994 LEGION FIELD . . . . . . . . . L, 12-28

Sep. 16, 2000 Sep. 26, 1998 Aug. 28, 1997 Sep. 24, 1994

KANSAS (0-4) at Lawrence, Kan. . . . . . . . L, 20-23 LEGION FIELD (4OTs) . . . L, 37-39 at Lawrence, Kan. . . . . . . . . L, 0-24 at Lawrence, Kan. . . . . . . . . L, 0-72

KNOXVILLE (1-0)  Nov. 11, 1995 LEGION FIELD . . . . . . . . . W, 61-8

Oct. 9, 1993

LAMBUTH (1-0) LEGION FIELD . . . . . . . . W, 40-14

LANE (1-0) Sept. 19, 1992 LEGION FIELD . . . . . . . . . W, 26-6 LINDENWOOD (1-0-1) Nov. 7