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DARIUS NALL

JAMAR NEWSOME

#53 • RS JUNIOR • DEF. LINE • 6-3/246 DOUGLASVILLE, GA./CHAPEL HILL

#9 • RS SENIOR • WIDE RECEIVER • 6-2/202 ST. PETERSBURG, FLA./BOCA CIEGA

REDSHIRT SOPHOMORE SEASON (2009) • Played in all 13 games and started at left defensive end vs. Houston (Nov. 14) • Registered 12 total tackles, four sacks, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery on the season • Had one assisted tackle and a half sack at East Carolina (Sept. 26) • Recorded three solo tackles (one for loss) and a sack vs. Miami (Oct. 17) • Made two tackles and a half sack at Rice (Oct. 24) • Posted an assisted tackle and a half sack vs. Marshall (Nov. 1) • Forced a fumble vs. Tulane (Nov. 21) and recorded two solo tackles (both for loss) and two sacks SOPHOMORE SEASON (2008) • Sat out the season while undergoing cancer treatment, earning a redshirt TRUE FRESHMAN SEASON (2007) • Earned a spot on the coaches’ Conference USA All-Freshman Team • Made his debut for the Knights in the NC State game (Sept. 1) • Posted a solo tackle vs. No. 6 Texas (Sept. 15) • Finished the Memphis game (Sept. 22) with two tackles • Totaled six tackles vs. Louisiana (Sept. 29), including two for a loss of eight yards, and added a quarterback hurry • Collected six takedowns at East Carolina (Oct. 6) • Made four tackles, including one for a loss, and forced a fumble at USF (Oct. 13) • Had a tackle in the win vs. Tulsa (Oct. 20) • Saw time at Southern Miss (Oct. 28), vs. Marshall (Nov. 3) and at UAB (Nov. 10) • Posted a pair of solo tackles at SMU (Nov. 17), highlighted by a QB sack of nine yards in the victory • Appeared in the win over UTEP (Nov. 24) • Appeared at defensive end in both the C-USA Championship Game vs. Tulsa (Dec. 1) and the AutoZone Liberty Bowl vs. Mississippi State (Dec. 29) HIGH SCHOOL • Served as team captain his senior season for coach Michael Bedosky at Chapel Hill High School • Earned three letters at the school and was named All-Douglas County as a junior and a senior • Awarded Douglas County Defensive Player of the Year honors as a senior after posting 68 tackles (47 solos) and a new school record 10.5 sacks • Also blocked three kicks and earned the team’s defensive MVP honor • On offense, gained 182 yards rushing, 91 receiving and scored two touchdowns • Selected to play in the Georgia Athletic Coaches Association North/South All-Star Football Game • Lettered two years in basketball and four in track and field • Also recruited by Indiana, Louisville, Southern Miss and Tulane

JUNIOR SEASON (2009) • Played in 10 games • Ranked fourth on the team in receptions (24) and receiving yards (289) • Finished with two receptions for 19 yards and a touchdown in season-opener vs. Samford (Sept. 5) • Led the team in receiving with five receptions for 58 yards and a touchdown vs. Memphis (Oct. 3) • Had a 52-yard touchdown reception at Rice (Oct. 24) SOPHOMORE SEASON (2008) • Saw action in all 12 games • Completed the year with four receptions for 81 yards and one touchdown • Had a season-best two receptions for 60 yards, including a 54-yard explosion for a touchdown vs. East Carolina (Nov. 2) REDSHIRT FRESHMAN SEASON (2007) • Did not see any game action, but was a key contributer on the scout team TRUE FRESHMAN SEASON (2006) • A scholarship recruit, redshirted while practicing at wide receiver for the scout team HIGH SCHOOL • Three-year letterman at Boca Ciega High School for head coach Jean Gordon • All-conference and All-Suncoast selection • Team MVP as a senior • Track standout who lettered two years in the sport • Third in the state of Florida in the long jump and triple jump • Finished senior season with 29 receptions for 660 yards and eight touchdowns • Returned three kickoffs for touchdowns on special teams • Ran a timed 4.43 40-yard dash PERSONAL • Newsome is the son of James and Beverly Newsome • Earned a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice and working on a second bachelor’s in legal studies CAREER STATISTICS YEAR G 2008 12 2009 10 TOTALS 22

REC 4 24 28

YDS 81 289 370

AVG 20.2 12.0 13.2

TD 1 3 4

LG 54 52 54

PERSONAL • Nall is the son of Alexander and Wanda Willis • Majoring in hospitality management CAREER STATISTICS YEAR G TKL 2007 13 15 2008 2009 13 7 TOTALS 26 22

AST 7 5 12

TOTAL 22 DNP 12 34

SACK 1.0

TFL 4.0

PBU 1

INT 0

4.0 5.0

4.5 8.5

1 2

0 0

Jamar Newsome

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ADAM NISSLEY

#88 • RS JUNIOR • TIGHT END • 6-6/266 CUMMING, GA./SOUTH FORSYTH

ZAC NORRIS

#69 • RS JUNIOR • OFF. LINE • 6-3/282 PORT ST. JOE, FLA./PORT ST. JOE

REDSHIRT SOPHOMORE SEASON (2009) • Played and started all 13 games at tight end • Finished the season with 10 receptions for 159 yards • Had career-long 34-yard reception vs. Memphis (Oct. 3) • Recorded three receptions for 46 yards vs. Marshall (Nov. 1)

REDSHIRT SOPHOMORE SEASON (2009) • Saw action at Rice (Oct. 24) and vs. Tulane (Nov. 21)

REDSHIRT FRESHMAN SEASON (2008) • Saw action in all 12 games at right tackle as well as at tight end • Posted a 12-yard reception at Boston College (Sept. 20)

TRUE FRESHMAN SEASON (2007) • Joined the Knights as a walk-on and worked with the scout team

REDSHIRT FRESHMAN SEASON (2008) • Practiced with the scout team and did not see any game action

TRUE FRESHMAN SEASON (2007) • A scholarship recruit, redshirted while practicing at tight end for the offensive scout team • Named the team’s most improved offensive player following 2008 spring drills HIGH SCHOOL • Lettered three seasons at tight end for coach Greg Slattery at South Forsyth High School • Named Class 5A all-state honorable mention as a senior • Earned All-Region 7-5A first team as a senior after finishing the campaign with 24 catches and a touchdown • Named All-Forsyth County as a junior and a senior • Named to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution All-Northside first team and AJC Northside Super 11 • Had 10 catches and two touchdowns as a junior • Rated as the 77th best tight end prospect in the nation by Scout.com • Only player from Forsyth County to sign with a Division I school in 2007 • Also recruited by Southern Miss and Wake Forest PERSONAL • Nissley is the son of Hal and Joan Nissley • Majoring in interdisciplinary studies CAREER STATISTICS YEAR G 2008 12 2009 13 TOTALS 25

REC 1 10 11

YDS 12 159 171

HIGH SCHOOL • Played for coach John Palmer at Port St. Joe • Named all-state as a senior • Helped Port St. Joe to the 2005 1A state championship • Won the state championship in the discus throw as a senior • Earned four varsity letters apiece in football, track and weightlifting PERSONAL • Norris is the son of Stephen and Rebecca Norris • Majoring in civil engineering with a minor in business administration

JORDAN OZERITIES

#30 • FRESHMAN • DEF. BACK • 5-10/191 MOUNT DORA, FLA./MOUNT DORA • Enrolled for classes in January at UCF

AVG 12.0 15.9 15.5

TD 0 0 0

LG 12 34 34

HIGH SCHOOL • Played for coach Chad Grabowski at Mount Dora High School • Named first-team All-Central Florida by the Orlando Sentinel • A four-time all-area and all-county pick • Named honorable mention all-state as a sophomore • Played in the Central Florida All-Star Game • Was also recruited by Kentucky, South Carolina, Georgia Tech, Stanford and Tulsa PERSONAL • Ozerities is the son of Ernest Hatter and Kathy Ozerities • Major is psychology

JOE PERNO

#78 • RS FRESH. • OFF. LINE • 6-5/291 PALM BAY, FLA./MELBOURNE CENTRAL CATHOLIC TRUE FRESHMAN SEASON (2009) • Joined the team as a walk-on and earned a redshirt

Adam Nissley

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HIGH SCHOOL • A second-team all-state selection • Named first team All-Space Coast as a senior • A four-year starter on the offensive line and also started briefly on defense • Team went 7-3 senior year • Also played two years of basketball and was a thrower for the track team


PERSONAL • Majoring in health services administration

NICK PIESCHEL

#77 • RS JUNIOR • OFF. LINE • 6-7/301 FORT LAUDERDALE, FLA./ST. THOMAS AQUINAS REDSHIRT SOPHOMORE SEASON (2009) • Played in 12 games and started 11 at left tackle on the offensive line REDSHIRT FRESHMAN SEASON (2008) • Saw action in all 12 games, earning starts in the final seven outings TRUE FRESHMAN SEASON (2007) • A scholarship recruit, redshirted while practicing with the offensive scout team HIGH SCHOOL • Earned four letters at St. Thomas Aquinas playing four of the five spots on the offensive line for coach George Smith • Served as the team captain his senior season and was named honorable mention All-Broward County by the South Florida Sun-Sentinel • Also lettered two years in wrestling and one year in track and field as a shot putter • Football team was the Class 5A runner-up three times during his prep career PERSONAL • Pieschel is son of David Pieschel and Kathy Burris • Major is interdisciplinary studies

Nick Pieschel

JORDAN RAE

#73 • RS SOPH. • OFF. LINE • 6-2/271 WESTON, FLA./CYPRESS BAY REDSHIRT FRESHMAN SEASON (2009) • Practiced with the scout team on defense and did not see any game action TRUE FRESHMAN SEASON (2008) • Earned a redshirt

ROBERT PRITCHARD

#97 • RS SOPH. • DEF. LINE • 6-4/229 SUWANEE, GA./NORTH GWINNETT REDSHIRT FRESHMAN SEASON (2009) • Did not see any game action, but was a key contributor on the scout team TRUE FRESHMAN SEASON (2008) • Earned a redshirt HIGH SCHOOL • Earned four letters at North Gwinnett High School under the direction of head coach Bob Sphire • Named to the Gwinnett All-County team and All-Region 7-5A team as a senior • Participated in the 2007 Gwinnett County All-Star Game • Collected 61 tackles, including 12 for loss and seven sacks in final prep season • Recorded 51 tackles, six sacks and two forced fumbles as a junior and 52 tackles and six sacks as a sophomore • Ranked as the 54th best strong side linebacker prospect in the country by Scout. com • Considered the No. 9 defensive end prospect in the state of Georgia by ESPN. com • Also recruited by Memphis, Ole Miss and Virginia PERSONAL • Pritchard is the son of Ural Wrothty and Natilie Pritchard • Majoring in criminal justice

HIGH SCHOOL • Played for coach Mark Guandolo at Cypress Bay • Played both offensive and defensive line • Named second team all-state as a senior • A two-time all-county pick and was all-county honorable mention as a sophomore PERSONAL • Rae is the son of John and Dayle Rae • Majoring in business

CODY RALSTON

#56 • FRESHMAN • LINEBACKER • 6-2/196 CALHOUN, GA./CALHOUN HIGH SCHOOL • Played for coach Hal Lamb at Calhoun High School • Was an honorable mention all-state pick for all classifications and a second-team all-state 2A pick • Missed much of 2009 due to injury but had 27 tackles, including two TFLs • Made 42 tackles as a junior with four tackles for loss, three sacks, two interceptions, two fumble recoveries and a pair of touchdowns • Earned the team’s Captain’s Award in 2009 and the Iron Man Award in 2008 • Calhoun was the four-time regional champion and was twice the state runner-up • Was also recruited by Vanderbilt, Purdue and Middle Tennessee PERSONAL • Ralston is the son of Terry and Susan Ralston • Major is undeclared 65


JOSHUA REESE

ANDREW RICE

#80 • FRESHMAN • WIDE RECEIVER • 6-1/182 MIAMI, FLA./MIAMI CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL • Played for coach Telly Lockette at Miami Central High School • Team was 12-2 in 2009, won the county championship and advanced to the FHSAA state semifinals for 6A • A two-time all-state pick who has been ranked amongst the top 25 recruits in Florida and the top 150 recruits in the nation • Named to the Miami Herald All-Dade County team in 2008 and 2009 • The top receiver in Miami-Dade County, had 43 catches as a senior for 820 yards and eight touchdowns and 40 grabs as a junior for 793 yards and 10 touchdowns • Played in the Dade-Broward All-Star Game and the U.S.A. vs. the World All-Star Game • Also recruited by Florida, Florida State, Nebraska, USF, South Carolina, Tennessee and West Virginia PERSONAL • Reese is the son of Karen Smith • Major is undeclared

#96 • FRESHMAN • DEF. LINE • 6-2/280 LAKE MARY, FLA./LAKE MARY HIGH SCHOOL • Played for coach Scott Perry at Lake Mary High School • Ranked amongst the top 20 players in Central Florida by the Orlando Sentinel • Named all-conference in 2008 and 2009 • Named Lake Mary’s best defensive lineman • Made 59 tackles as a senior with 12 tackles for loss, three sacks, two forced fumbles and two recovered fumbles • Had 42 tackles and four sacks as a junior • Conference champion in wrestling • Named to the honor roll and won the citizenship award • Was also recruited by Purdue, Wake Forest, Iowa State, Colorado State, New Mexico, FIU, FAU and Troy PERSONAL • Rice is the son of Yvonne Rice • Majoring in criminal justice

JAH REID

#76 • RS SENIOR • OFF. LINE • 6-7/324 HAINES CITY, FLA./HAINES CITY • Named to the preseason All-Conference USA team by the league’s coaches REDSHIRT JUNIOR SEASON (2009) • Named to the coaches’ All-Conference USA First Team • Played and started all 13 games at right tackle on the offensive line REDSHIRT SOPHOMORE SEASON (2008) • Saw action in all 12 games at right tackle, making 10 starts REDSHIRT FRESHMAN SEASON (2007) • Named to the coaches’ All-Conference USA Freshman Team • Saw action in all 14 games on the place-kicking special teams units • Earned his first-career start vs. Tulsa (Oct. 20) • The start vs. the Golden Hurricane was the first of four in a row at right tackle for the Knights TRUE FRESHMAN SEASON (2006) • Redshirted while practicing as a tackle for the offensive scout team HIGH SCHOOL • Two-year letterwinner at Haines City High School for head coach Bill Buldini • First-team All-Polk County honoree • Second-team all-state selection • Participated in the Central-South Florida All-Star Game PERSONAL • Reid is the son of Lucinda Stratton • Earned a bachelor’s degree in interpersonal organizational communication and is working on a second bachelor’s in psychology

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Jah Reid


LEBRANDEN RICHARDSON

#59 • FRESHMAN • LINEBACKER • 6-2/223 MIAMI, FLA./MIAMI CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL • Played for coach Telly Lockette at Miami Central High School • Team was 12-2 in 2009, won the county championship and advanced to the FHSAA state semifinals for 6A • Led Miami-Dade County in sacks and was named to the Miami Herald’s All-Dade team • Played in the annual Dade-Broward All-Star Game • Played in the U.S.A. vs. the World game • Had 92 tackles with 28 tackles, 30 tackles for loss, and nine forced fumbles • Was honorable mention all-conference at Hialeah High School in 2007 and 2008 • Was also recruited by North Carolina PERSONAL • Richardson is the son of Mark and Daphine Richardson • Major is undeclared

JOSH ROBINSON

LOREN ROBINSON

#42 • RS SOPH. • LINEBACKER • 6-3/220 LONGWOOD FLA./LYNAM REDSHIRT FRESHMAN SEASON (2009) • Saw action at Rice (Oct. 24), vs. Tulane (Nov. 21) and at UAB (Nov. 28) TRUE FRESHMAN SEASON (2008) • Earned a redshirt HIGH SCHOOL • Three-year letterman under head coach Bill Caughell at Lyman High School • Earned second team all-conference honors as a senior after posting 120 tackles, 18 for loss and four sacks and leading his team to a district title • Also had six pass break-ups and an interception • Named honorable mention all-conference as a junior when he totaled 102 tackles, including 10 for loss and seven sacks • Switched to linebacker after his sophomore season, when he played defensive end and had 65 tackles, seven for loss and three sacks • Ranked as the 52nd best strong side linebacker prospect in the country by Scout. com • Member of the National Honor Society and MAC Scholars • Also lettered in basketball and track and field • Also recruited by Auburn, South Carolina and Florida Atlantic PERSONAL • Robinson is the son of Mark and Kimberle Robinson • An electrical engineering major

#20 • SOPH. • CORNER BACK • 5-10/197 SUNRISE, FLA./PLANTATION • Named to the preseason All-Conference USA team by the league’s coaches TRUE FRESHMAN SEASON (2009) • Played in all 13 games and started 11 at cornerback • A unanimous Freshman All-American • Led all true freshmen nationally in interceptions (six) and passes defended (14) • Named to the 2009 All-Conference USA second team and all-freshman team • Led the team with six interceptions and was fifth on the team in total tackles (69) • Registered 11 tackles (10 solo) at Southern Miss (Sept. 12) • First-career start came vs. Buffalo (Sept. 19) where he recorded six tackles (five solo) • Recorded nine solo tackles and a pass break up at East Carolina (Sept. 26) • Had first-career interception vs. Memphis (Oct. 3) • Returned an interception 24 yards for first-career touchdown at Rice (Oct. 24) • Finished the game at Texas (Nov. 7) with six tackles (five solo) and an interception • Posted six tackles (five solo) and an interception at UAB (Nov. 28) HIGH SCHOOL • Played for Plantation High School and coach Steve Davis • Recorded 18 receptions for 364 yards during an injury-filled senior year • Posted 15 catches for 286 yards and two touchdowns as a junior, while also rushing for 136 yards and amassing three touchdowns on kick returns • Selected for the Dade-Broward All-Star Game • Ran track as well • Also recruited by Michigan, Auburn, Clemson and USF

RAY SHIPMAN

#46 • RS SOPH. • DEF. BACK • 6-5/226 MIRAMAR, FLA./MONSIGNOR PACE PRIOR TO UCF • Played two years of basketball at Florida as a guard • Appeared in 68 games with one start, averaging 3.3 points and 1.8 rebounds per game as a Gator HIGH SCHOOL • Played one season at safety and wide receiver in 2005 for Miami’s Monsignor Pace High School • Named the 2008 Florida Dairy Farmers “Mr. Basketball” Player of the Year • Also named the 2008 Florida Gatorade Player of the Year • Helped team to 2007 and 2008 4A state championships • Named MVP of both state championship games • A three-time all-state selection PERSONAL • Majoring in interdisciplinary studies

PERSONAL • Robinson is the son of Johnny and Shirley Robinson • Major is criminal justice CAREER STATISTICS YEAR G TKL 2009 13 59

AST 10

TOTAL 69

SACK 0.0

TFL 1.0

PBU 8

INT 6

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BARRY SNIDER

#92 • JUNIOR • DEF. LINE • 6-3/270 TUCSON, ARIZ./SAHUARITA PRIOR TO UCF • Attended Scottsdale Community College • Played in eight games in 2009, totaling 24 tackles with nine tackles for loss, three sacks and a forced fumble • Spent the 2008 season playing on the offensive line HIGH SCHOOL • Played varsity football and wrestling at Sahuarita High School PERSONAL • Majoring in interdiscipinary studies with a minor in business administration

JARRETT SWABY

#25 • RS FRESH. • DEF. BACK • 6-1/193 BELLE GLADE, FLA./GLADES DAY TRUE FRESHMAN SEASON (2009) • Earned a redshirt HIGH SCHOOL • Played for Glades Day School and coach Pete Walker • Recorded 77 tackles, nine pass break-ups, two forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries on defense as a senior • Also recorded 133 yards and three touchdowns as a running back and posted 79 receiving yards • As a junior, collected 103 tackles and five interceptions, while notching three sacks during his sophomore campaign • Used mainly as a special teams player but saw time in the secondary as a freshman • Team was the 2006 Class 1A state champion • A 2008 first-team all-area and all-state selection, and was honorable mention all-state in 2007 • Ran track as well and qualified for the state meet in the 400m event PERSONAL • Swaby is the son of Denny Swaby and Bonita Thomas • Majoring in criminal justice

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WES TUNUUFI SAUVAO

#94 • RS SENIOR • DEF. LINE • 6-3/290 LEESVILLE, LA./LEESVILLE REDSHIRT JUNIOR SEASON (2009) • Played in 10 games and started at left defensive tackle at Texas (Nov. 7) • Recorded two tackles, a sack and forced a fumble at Rice (Oct. 24) • Had two solo tackles vs. Tulane (Nov. 21) REDSHIRT SOPHOMORE SEASON (2008) • Saw action in nine games on the offensive line

REDSHIRT FRESHMAN SEASON (2007) • Made his debut at defensive tackle in the 56-20 victory over Memphis (Sept. 22) • Also saw action in wins vs. Marshall (Nov. 3) and at SMU (Nov. 17) • Credited with his first-career tackle in the Homecoming victory over the Thundering Herd • Made the switch to offensive guard following the AutoZone Liberty Bowl TRUE FRESHMAN SEASON (2006) • A scholarship recruit, Tunuufi Sauvao redshirted while practicing as a tackle for the defensive scout team HIGH SCHOOL • Four-year letterwinner at Leesville High School for head coach Kevin Magee • Rated as a three-star recruit by Rivals.com • Listed as the 58th-best defensive lineman in the nation according to Rivals.com • Two-time all-state honoree • Three-time all-district and all-conference selection • All-state academic honoree • Also lettered four years in track, soccer and power lifting • 56 tackles and three sacks as a senior • 22 tackles for loss, 11 pass break-ups and seven quarterback hurries in 2005 • 78 total tackles, 11 sacks, three forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries as a junior • Selected as a defensive captain as a senior PERSONAL • Tunuufi Sauvao is the son of Eneriko and Alofaaga Sauvao • Earned a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice and working on a second bachelor’s in legal studies CAREER STATISTICS YEAR G TKL 2007 3 1 2008 9 1 2009 10 3 TOTALS 22 5

AST 0 1 1 2

TOTAL 1 2 4 7

SACK 0.0 0.0 1.0 1.0

TFL 0.0 0.5 2.0 2.5

PBU 0 0 0 0

INT 0 0 0 0


REDSHIRT FRESHMAN SEASON (2007) • Made contributions both on special teams and as a reserve wide receiver • Ranked second on the team with three touchdown receptions • Recorded a solo tackle in collegiate debut at NC State (Sept. 1) • Saw action in the Texas game (Sept. 15) • Had a tackle in the Memphis win (Sept. 22) and the Louisiana victory (Sept. 29) • Registered a takedown at East Carolina (Oct. 6) • Recorded first career reception, a nine-yard strike from Greco, at USF (Oct. 13), and finished the game with two catches for 22 yards • Had three tackles on special teams vs. Tulsa (Oct. 20) • Recorded first touchdown reception on an 8-yard play late in the second quarter at Southern Miss (Oct. 28) • Finished the win over the Golden Eagles with two catches for 16 yards • Led UCF with six receptions for 88 yards vs. Marshall (Nov. 3) • Also had two touchdown catches in the win over the Thundering Herd, the first on a 23-yard reception late in the second quarter and the second on a 30-yard effort early in the fourth quarter • Hauled in a 14-yard reception at UAB (Nov. 10) • Posted an 8-yard catch in the win over SMU (Nov. 17) • Made his first-career start vs. Tulsa in the C-USA Championship Game (Dec. 1) • Made two catches for 13 yards in the AutoZone Liberty Bowl vs. Mississippi State (Dec. 29) TRUE FRESHMAN SEASON (2006) • A scholarship recruit, Watters redshirted while practicing at wide receiver for the scout team

Wes Tunuufi Sauvao

BRIAN WATTERS

#6 • RS SENIOR • WIDE RECEIVER • 6-2/197 ROME, GA./ROME REDSHIRT JUNIOR SEASON (2009) • Played in 10 games and started at wide receiver vs. Houston (Nov. 14) • Recorded 12 receptions for 99 yards on the season • Caught a pass in each of his first five games • Had two catches for 24 yards at Southern Miss (Sept. 12) • Caught four passes for 20 yards vs. Houston (Nov. 14) • Made two catches for 18 yards at UAB (Nov. 28) SOPHOMORE SEASON (2008) • Led the team in receptions (42) and receiving yards (594), and tied for first in touchdowns (3) • Hauled in three receptions for 35 yards vs. USF (Sept. 6) • Led the team with six catches for 59 yards vs. Boston College (Sept. 20) • Continued his string of steady performances at UTEP (Sept. 27), catching three for 51 yards • Posted his first touchdown score of the season on a 56-yard beauty from Michael Greco vs. SMU (Oct. 4), ending the day with 83 receiving yards on just three receptions • Had five catches for 37 yards vs. Miami (Oct. 11) • Showed his explosive yards-after-catch (YAC) skills vs. Tulsa (Oct. 26), turning a short routine reception into a career-long 62-yard sprint to the end zone • Also scored a second touchdown on a seven-yard reception on the way to a career-best seven-reception, 121-yard performance vs. the Golden Hurricane • Caught two for 48 yards vs. East Carolina (Nov. 2) • Just another day at the office vs. Southern Miss (Nov. 8), hoarding in five balls for a total of 71 yards • Made a reception in the win at Marshall (Nov. 15) and another two grabs at Memphis (Nov. 22) • Snagged five receptions vs. UAB (Nov. 29)

HIGH SCHOOL • Three-year letterwinner at Rome High School for head coach Sid Fritts • Second-team all-state selection as a senior • First-team all-region and all-area • Team captain who was selected to play in the North/South Georgia All-Star Game • Elected Homecoming King at Rome High School • Earned team’s Iron Man Award • Spent time both at quarterback and wide receiver in high school • 58 rushes for 506 yards and seven touchdowns • 31-of-46 passing for 428 yards and three touchdowns at quarterback • Caught 22 passes for 572 yards and five touchdowns at wide receiver • Totaled seven interceptions on defense and returned two for touchdowns • Also scored two touchdowns on punt returns PERSONAL • Watters is the son of Michael and Michelle Watters • Earned a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice and is working on a second degree in legal studies CAREER STATISTICS YEAR G 2007 14 2008 12 2009 11 TOTALS 37

REC 14 42 12 68

YDS 161 594 99 854

AVG 11.5 14.1 8.2 12.5

TD 3 3 0 6

LG 30 62 20 62

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REGGIE WEAMS

RONNIE WEAVER

#40 • SENIOR • DEF. BACK • 6-0/196 BATON ROUGE, LA./REDEMPTORIST

#35 • RS JUNIOR • RUNNING BACK • 6-0/209 WABASSO, FLA./VERO BEACH

JUNIOR SEASON (2009) • Played in 11 games with four starts at strong safety • Registered three solo tackles in season-opener vs. Samford (Sept. 5) • Had six tackles (three solo) and a fumble recovery at Southern Miss (Sept. 12) • Posted seven tackles (two solo) at East Carolina (Sept. 26) • Credited with three stops at Rice (Oct. 24) • Recorded first-career interception and made four tackles (one solo) vs. Tulane (Nov. 21) SOPHOMORE SEASON (2008) • As a reserve safety, saw action in all 12 games, mostly on special teams • Finished with 11 tackles on the season • Made three tackles and recovered a fumble in the win at Marshall (Nov. 15) TRUE FRESHMAN SEASON (2007) • Saw action in all 14 games as a key special teams contributor and a reserve in the defensive backfield • In his UCF debut at NC State (Sept. 1), notched a solo tackle vs. the Wolfpack • Appeared in the game vs. Texas (Sept. 15) • Had one tackle in a win vs. Memphis (Sept. 22) • Returned one kickoff for nine yards at USF (Oct. 13) • Earned a tackle vs. Tulsa (Oct. 20) • Notched a takedown vs. Marshall (Nov. 3) • Posted two tackles at UAB (Nov. 10) and at SMU (Nov. 17) • Posted two solo tackles in the victory over Tulsa in the C-USA Championship Game (Dec. 1) • Saw action on special teams in the AutoZone Liberty Bowl vs. Mississippi State (Dec. 29) HIGH SCHOOL • Lettered three years for coach Guy Mistretta at Redemptorist High School • Named first team Class 3A All-State by the Louisiana Sports Writers Association after recording 80 tackles (51 solo), seven interceptions and two fumble recoveries for touchdowns • Shared District 8-3A Defensive MVP honors as well as earning All-Metro honors • Ranked as the 40th best player in the state of the Louisiana by Rivals.com • Helped lead team to Class 3A state title during his junior season • Had 110 tackles, seven interceptions and eight pass break-ups during that campaign • Lettered two years in track where he earned all-region and all-district honors and was the 300-meter hurdles state runner-up as a junior • Also recruited by Grambling, Louisiana-Monroe, New Mexico State, Northwestern State and Southeastern Louisiana

REDSHIRT SOPHOMORE SEASON (2009) • Played in 11 games • Ranked third on the team in rushing attempts (19) and rushing yards (86) • Had five rushes for 58 yards and a touchdown at Rice (Oct. 24) • Recorded 13 yards on four carries vs. Tulane (Nov. 21) REDSHIRT FRESHMAN SEASON (2008) • Saw action in all 12 games • Second on the team in rushing attempts (102) and rushing yards (348) • Got his first-career start vs. South Carolina State (Aug. 30), finishing with 84 yards on 23 attempts • Had 28 yards rushing vs. USF (Sept. 6) and 48 yards at Boston College (Sept. 20) • Scored his first-career touchdown at UTEP (Sept. 27) and also had 51 yards rushing • Had his best game vs. SMU (Oct. 4), amassing 123 yards on just 25 rushes, a touchdown and a career-long 48-yard dash • Ran for 20 yards at Miami (Oct. 11) TRUE FRESHMAN SEASON (2007) • Earned a scholarship after a strong fall camp upon arriving on campus as a walkon • Practiced with the offensive scout team as a running back during the season HIGH SCHOOL • Earned three letters for head coach Gary Coggins at Vero Beach High School • As a senior, rushed for 1,110 yards and 12 TDs en route to earning Treasure Coast All-Area first team honors • Collected 85 tackles, picked off four passes, forced and recovered two fumbles from his safety position as a junior • Also had 32 tackles as a sophomore • Earned two letters in track and field as well during his prep career PERSONAL • Weaver is the son of Ronnie Weaver, Sr., and Patricia Bradley-Stinson • Majoring in health services administration CAREER STATISTICS YEAR G 2008 12 2009 11 TOTALS 23

PERSONAL • Weams is the son of Reginald, Sr., and Brenda Weams • Majoring in hospitality management CAREER STATISTICS YEAR G TKL 2007 14 7 2008 12 7 2009 11 10 TOTALS 37 24

AST 3 4 14 21

TOTAL 10 11 24 45

SACK 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

TFL 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

PBU 0 0 0 0

INT 0 0 1 1

Reggie Weams

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ATT 102 19 121

YDS 348 86 434

AVG 3.4 4.5 3.6

TD 2 1 3

LG 48 27 48


ASH WEEKLEY

#90 • RS SOPH. • DEF. LINE • 6-4/234 JACKSONVILLE, FLA./BOLLES SCHOOL

D.J. WILLIAMS

#51 • RS SOPH. • LINEBACKER • 6-1/215 FORT LAUDERDALE, FLA./CARDINAL GIBBONS

REDSHIRT FRESHMAN SEASON (2009) • Worked with the scout team and did not see any game action

REDSHIRT FRESHMAN SEASON (2009) • Did not see any game action, but was a key contributor on the scout team

TRUE FRESHMAN SEASON (2008) • Earned a redshirt

TRUE FRESHMAN SEASON (2008) • Earned a redshirt

HIGH SCHOOL • Played for coach Corky Rogers at The Bolles School • Helped team to 2004 3A state championship and 2006 2A state championship • Named all-county • Made 85 tackles as a senior, including 11 for a loss • Recorded 90 tackles with 13 TFLs as a junior

HIGH SCHOOL • Earned three letters in football for head coach Mike Morrill at Cardinal Gibbons High School • Named Class 3A Honorable Mention All-State by the Florida Sports Writers Association • Earned First Team All-Broward County 3A-1A by the Miami Herald and South Florida Sun-Sentinel • Finished final prep season with 81 tackles, two sacks and returned lone interception for a touchdown • Participated in the 2008 Broward All-Star Game • As a junior, collected 89 tackles, four sacks and had one interception • Also had two receiving scores as a tight end and ran a kickoff back for a touchdown • Ranked as the No. 43 outside linebacker prospect in the country by ESPN.com • Had more than a dozen offers, but chose UCF over Arkansas and Cincinnati

PERSONAL • Weekley is the son of Chuck and Nancy Weekley • Majoring in business

CORNELIUS WHITEHEAD

#31 • FRESHMAN • DEF. BACK • 6-1/187 MOUNT DORA, FLA./MOUNT DORA • Enrolled for classes in January at UCF HIGH SCHOOL • Played for coach Chad Grabowski at Mount Dora High School • Named all-state as a senior • Ranked amongst the top 50 players in Central Florida by the Orlando Sentinel • Scored 21 touchdowns as a junior with over 900 combined receiving and rushing yards • Was also recruited by Florida, Florida State, Georgia and South Carolina PERSONAL • Whitehead is the son of Russell Anderson and Audra Whitehead • Major is undeclared

PERSONAL • Williams is the son D.J. Williams and Alesra Fuller • Majoring in sports and fitness

DAVID WILLIAMS

#48 • RS SENIOR • DEF. LINE • 6-2/241 LEXINGTON, S.C./WHITE KNOLL REDSHIRT JUNIOR SEASON (2009) • Played in all 13 games with 12 starts at left defensive end • Made 27 tackles on the year (15 solo), including six tackles for a loss and a sack • Had five tackles (four solo) in season-opener vs. Samford (Sept. 5) • Recorded five tackles (four solo) vs. Buffalo (Sept. 19) • Posted three tackles (two solo) and a sack vs. Miami (Oct. 17) • Registered five tackles (one solo) in the St. Petersburg Bowl vs. Rutgers (Dec. 19) REDSHIRT SOPHOMORE SEASON (2008) • Saw action in all 12 games on the defensive line, amassing 20 tackles • Had a five-tackle game at UTEP (Sept. 27) • Posted three tackles and a tackle for a loss vs. SMU (Oct. 4) REDSHIRT FRESHMAN SEASON (2007) • Appeared in all 14 games as a special teams starter on kickoff coverage • Notched a tackle vs. Marshall (Nov. 3) playing on the defensive line • Named the most improved defensive player following the 2008 spring practices TRUE FRESHMAN SEASON (2006) • A scholarship recruit, Williams worked with the defensive linemen while taking a redshirt year

David Williams

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DAVID WILLIAMS CONTINUED... HIGH SCHOOL • Three-year letterman for head coach Mark Cagle at White Knoll High School • Holds four career school records at White Knoll, including the most sacks (11.5) and tackles for loss (28) in school history • First player from his high school to play in the South Carolina Shrine Bowl • Ended his senior season with 100 tackles, 19 for loss, with four sacks and 10 quarterback pressures • Rated as the No. 2 defensive line prospect in the state of South Carolina according to the Spartanburg Herald-Journal • Rated as the newspaper’s No. 20 prospect in the state among all positions • Holds school records for max bench press (400 pounds) and max squat (550 pounds) • All-region and all-area selection • Named team’s most outstanding defensive lineman and given the team’s captain award PERSONAL • Williams is the son of David and Barbara Williams • Earned a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice and working on a degree in sports and fitness CAREER STATISTICS YEAR G TKL 2007 14 0 2008 12 13 2009 13 15 TOTALS 39 28

AST 1 7 12 20

TOTAL 1 20 27 48

SACK 0.0 0.0 1.0 1.0

TFL 0.0 1.5 6.0 7.5

KERLON WILLIAMS

PBU 0 0 0 0

INT 0 0 0 0

#33 • RS JUNIOR • RUNNING BACK • 6-0/200 CRESCENT CITY, FLA./CRESCENT CITY REDSHIRT SOPHOMORE SEASON (2009) • Worked with the scout team on defense and redshirted PRIOR TO UCF • Spent two years at Norfolk State where he played defensive back • Played in 11 games in 2008, recording nine tackles • Redshirted in 2007 HIGH SCHOOL • Named first-team all-state as a senior and second-team as a junior • Named district player of the year as a senior • A two-time all-county selection • Tallied 122 tackles and six sacks as a senior • Had 102 tackles and 15 sacks as a junior • Also wrestled and ran track PERSONAL • Williams is the son of Rupert Williams and Marykay Ferdinand • Older brother, Sherron, played football at Norfolk State • Majoring in management

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KHYMEST WILLIAMS

#82 • RS JUNIOR • WIDE RECEIVER • 5-10/174 LUTCHER, LA/LUTCHER REDSHIRT SOPHOMORE SEASON (2009) • Missed the season with a knee injury suffered during preseason camp SOPHOMORE SEASON (2008) • Saw action in all 12 games at wide receiver and as kick returner • Racked up 114 yards on 17 receptions, and also hauled in three touchdowns • Led the team with five receptions for 32 yards vs. South Carolina State (Aug. 30) • Notched a catch vs. USF (Sept. 6) and at UTEP (Sept 27) • Caught his first receiving touchdown vs. SMU (Oct. 4) on a 15-yard reception • Made two receptions in each of the last four games including two touchdown scores TRUE FRESHMAN SEASON (2007) • Appeared in all 14 games as either a reserve wide receiver or a kick return specialist • Returned two kickoffs for 31 yards vs. Tulsa (Oct. 20) • Ran back two kickoffs for 77 yards, highlighted by a 63-yard gallop to open the game • Made a huge impact in the win at SMU (Nov. 17), taking the opening kickoff 99 yards for a touchdown, which tied for the fourth-longest kickoff return in school history and was his first-career touchdown • The performance earned him C-USA Special Teams Player of the Week honors • Also posted first-collegiate reception on a 7-yard pickup vs. the Mustangs • Returned two kickoffs for 58 yards against UTEP (Nov. 24) • Had one kick return for 22 yards in the victory over Tulsa in the C-USA Championship Game (Dec. 1) HIGH SCHOOL • A standout athlete who earned four letters in football, basketball and baseball during his high school years • A two-year offensive team captain for football coach Tim Detillier • Helped lead Lutcher to the Class 3A Louisiana state titles in 2003 and 2006 • Neared the 1,000-yard rushing mark as a senior and added more than 700 yards receiving • Combined for 22 touchdowns (17 rushing, five receiving) and was named honorable mention Class 3A All-State by the Louisiana Sports Writers Association • Earned All-River Parrish All-Star accolades as well as all-metro and all-conference honors • Also recruited by Louisville, Louisiana, Louisiana Tech, Southeastern Louisiana and TCU PERSONAL • Williams is the son of Shelton and Della Marie Williams • Majoring in radio and television and minor in film-cinema studies CAREER STATISTICS RECEIVING YEAR G 2007 14 2008 12 2009 TOTALS 26 KICK RETURNING YEAR G 2007 14 2008 12 2009 TOTALS 26

REC 1 17

YDS 7 114

AVG 7.0 6.7

TD 0 3

LG 7 19

18

121

6.7

3

19

NO 8 10

YDS 287 243

AVG 35.9 24.3

TD 1 0

LG 99 37

18

530

29.4

1

99

DNP

DNP


MARQUEE WILLIAMS

JOSH WOFFORD

#12 • RS FRESH. • WIDE RECEIVER • 6-0/205 OCALA, FLA./VANGUARD

#58 • RS FRESH. • OFF. LINE • 6-1/299 MELBOURNE, FLA./PALM BAY

TRUE FRESHMAN SEASON (2009) • Earned a redshirt

TRUE FRESHMAN SEASON (2009) • Earned a redshirt while working out with the scout team

HIGH SCHOOL • Played for Vanguard High School • Racked up 1,900 all-purpose yards, nine touchdowns and 26 tackles as a senior • Combined for 12 touchdowns passing and rushing • Earned all-area awards as a junior and a senior • Also recruited by Vanderbilt, FIU, FAU and Buffalo

HIGH SCHOOL • Named third-team 5A all-state as a defensive lineman as a senior • Played both offensive and defensive line at Palm Bay • Helped team to regional finals in 2007 as a junior • Also competed in wrestling and track and field

PERSONAL • Williams is the son of Willie Williams III and Pamela Victoria Luke • Major is criminal justice

TORRIAN WILSON

#72 • FRESHMAN • OFF. LINE • 6-4/315 MIAMI, FLA./MIAMI NORTHWESTERN HIGH SCHOOL • Played for coach Billy Rolle at Miami Northwestern High School • Rated as the eighth best offensive guard in the nation by Rivals.com • Was selected for the Under Armor All-American Game • A first-team all-state pick and an All-Miami-Dade County selection as well • Made 120 pancake blocks as a junior alone and recorded four sacks on defense • Was also recruited by Stanford, Louisville, Alabama, LSU, Tennessee, Michigan and USF PERSONAL • Major is undeclared

PERSONAL • Major is business

HENRY WRIGHT

#37 • RS FRESH. • DEF. BACK • 6-1/217 ORLANDO, FLA./EDGEWATER TRUE FRESHMAN SEASON (2009) • Earned a redshirt HIGH SCHOOL • Played for coach William Gierke at Edgewater High School • Played both quarterback and safety in high school • Helped Edgewater to three 6A district championships • Had 62 tackles as a senior with an interception and two sacks • Recorded 82 tackles as a junior, two of them sacks, and ran back one of his three interceptions for a touchdown PERSONAL • Wright is the son of Henry and Gayle Wright • Majoring in sports and fitness

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LAWRENCE YOUNG

CAREER STATISTICS YEAR G TKL 2007 12 22 2008 12 46 2009 12 46 TOTALS 36 114

#57 • SENIOR • LINEBACKER • 6-0/223 PENSACOLA, FLA./WOODHAM JUNIOR SEASON (2009) • Played and started 12 games at outside linebacker • An honorable mention All-Conference USA selection • Ranked third on the team in total tackles (78) and fourth in tackles for loss (11) • Recorded 11 tackles (six solo) and a sack at Southern Miss (Sept. 12) • Had nine tackles (two solo) and an interception at East Carolina (Sept. 26) • Totaled eight tackles (seven solo) vs. Miami (Oct. 17) • Finished the game vs. Marshall (Nov. 1) with eight tackles (seven solo) and a pass break up • Posted six tackles (two solo) vs. Tulane (Nov. 21) • Notched five tackles (three solo) in the St. Petersburg Bowl vs. Rutgers (Dec. 19) SOPHOMORE SEASON (2008) • Saw action in all 12 games, making 11 starts • Earned All-Conference USA Honorable Mention honors • Tied for second on the team in tackles (72) • Notched five tackles and a tackle for loss in the win vs. South Carolina State (Aug. 30) • Led team with eight total tackles including three and a half tackles for a loss, as well as an 8-yard sack vs. USF (Sept. 6) • Totaled three tackles at Boston College (Sept. 20) and also had an interception • Made six tackles at UTEP (Sept. 27), followed by a five-tackle performance vs. SMU (Oct. 4) • Led the team with 11 tackles vs. Miami (Oct. 11) and two and a half for a loss • Aided on a sack while notching five solo tackles, eight total, vs. East Carolina (Nov. 2) and also had 2.5 tackles for a loss • Had seven tackles in a win at Memphis (Nov. 22) • Posted six tackles vs. UAB (Nov. 29) TRUE FRESHMAN SEASON (2007) • Appeared in 12 games, including two starts at linebacker • Started the season-opener at outside linebacker at NC State (Sept. 1) • Notched an interception in the first quarter and was credited with a six-yard INT return on a pass that was deflected • Also recorded the first tackle of the season for the Knights and finished with nine stops against the Wolfpack • Tied a school record with two forced fumbles against No. 6 Texas (Sept. 15) • Also had five tackles and a pass break-up vs. the Longhorns • Collected three solo tackles against Memphis (Sept. 22) • Earned two tackles at East Carolina (Oct. 6) • Posted a tackle in the win over Marshall (Nov. 3) • Notched four tackles and assisted on a sack with Travis Timmons at SMU (Nov. 17) • Earned a tackle against UTEP (Nov. 24) • Made six tackles in the C-USA Championship Game vs. Tulsa (Dec. 1) • Appeared in the AutoZone Liberty Bowl vs. Mississippi State (Dec. 29)

Lawrence Young HIGH SCHOOL • A four-year letter winner for coach Mike Smith at Woodham High School • Served as the team captain his senior year when he led the Pensacola Bay Area with 130 tackles • Earned all-area honors as a senior and All-Northwest Florida accolades as a junior • Had 91 tackles and five sacks his junior season • Ranked as the 53rd best outside linebacker in the country by Rivals.com and 91st best prospect in the state of Florida by Rivals.com • Also earned three letters in baseball, playing first base and left field • Also recruited by Clemson, Mississippi and USF PERSONAL • Young is the son of Larry and Felisha Young • Majoring in sports and fitness

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AST 9 26 32 67

TOTAL 31 72 78 181

SACK 1.5 1.5 1.0 4.0

TFL 2.5 10.5 11.0 24.0

PBU 3 5 3 11

INT 1 1 1 3

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