| Larry Dibbles
6-2 · 285
Lancaster, Texas (Lancaster)
Aggressive and explosive four-year defender who teamed with Rod Wright and Frank Okam to form one of the nation's top defensive tackle units ... possesses a great combination of speed and quickness ... played in 41 career games and recorded 107 tackles, 2.5 sacks, 14 TFL, 19 pressures, nine PBD, three forced fumbles and a fumble recovery ... played in all 13 games in 2005 ... tabbed honorable mention All- Big 12 by the league's coaches ... notched 35 tackles, five TFL, seven pressures, three PBD and two forced fumbles ... played in all 12 games in 2004 and started the last 11 ... named first-team All-Big 12 ... registered 49 tackles, five TFL, 1.5 sacks, nine pressures, six PBD, a fumble recovery and a caused fumble ... saw action in 11 games as a sophomore ... served as the primary backup at left tackle and recorded 18 tackles (nine solo), two TFL and three QB pressures in 2003 ... saw action in five games, including the Cotton Bowl, as a true freshman in 2002.
Played in all 13 games ... tabbed honorable mention All-Big 12 by the league's coaches ... recorded 35 tackles, five TFL, seven pressures, three PBD and two forced fumbles ... a key member of a defense that ranked eighth in the nation in scoring defense (16.4 ppg) and tenth in total defense (302.9 ypg) ... opened with two tackles and a forced fumble against La.-Lafayette ... had one tackle at No. 4 Ohio State ... registered two tackles and a TFL against Rice ... made two tackles at Missouri ... notched five tackles, a TFL and a PBD versus Oklahoma ... had two tackles and one PBD against No. 24 Colorado ... posted four tackles and two pressures versus No. 10 Texas Tech ... registered three tackles at Oklahoma State ... made two tackles and forced a fumble at Baylor ... had four tackles against Kansas ... notched a season-high six tackles at Texas A&M ... recorded two TFL and a PBD against Colorado in the Big 12 Championship ... saw significant action in Texas' 41-38 victory over USC for the National Championship.
Played in all 12 games at right tackle and started the last 11 ... named first team All- Big 12 by the Austin American-Statesman and San Antonio Express-News ... also earned second-team All-Big 12 honors from The Associated Press, the Big 12 Coaches, the Dallas Morning News and the Fort Worth Star-Telegram ... registered 49 tackles, five TFLs, 1.5 sacks, nine pressures, six PBDs, a fumble recovery and a caused fumble ... played a key role in a defense that allowed just 320.1 yards per game (23rd NCAA), 17.9 points per game (18th NCAA) and 107.4 rushing yards per game (16th NCAA) ... UT's 12 opponents rushed for just 12 TDs and the Horns held six of them to 70 yards or fewer ... opened the season with three tackles versus North Texas ... made his first career start at Arkansas and equaled his career high of seven tackles, along with one PBU and one pressure ... also forced the first fumble of his career with just under three minutes to go and the Razorbacks at the Texas 13-yard line to preserve a UT 22-20 lead ... had four tackles versus Rice ... tallied four tackles and the first fumble recovery of his career against Baylor ... made four solo tackles versus No. 2 Oklahoma ... had three tackles and two pressures versus Missouri ... recorded five tackles, a TFL, a PBU and a pressure at Colorado ... matched his career high of seven tackles and added two pressures against No. 19 Oklahoma State ... registered six tackles at Kansas ... had three tackles, two TFLs and 1.5 sacks versus No. 22 Texas A&M ... recorded three tackles and a TFL versus No. 13 Michigan in the Rose Bowl.
Appeared in 11 games at defensive tackle ... also saw time on special teams ... served as the primary backup at left tackle and recorded 18 tackles, nine of which were solo, two TFLs and three QB pressures ... notched three tackles in the season opener against New Mexico State ... posted one tackle against Arkansas and at Rice ... recorded a season-high seven stops, one TFL and a QB pressure against Tulane ... registered four solo tackles versus No. 1 Oklahoma ... made one tackle against Oklahoma State and Texas A&M.
Played in five contests, including the Cotton Bowl, as a reserve defensive tackle ... registered five tackles, two TFLs and one sack ... posted three tackles, two TFLs and a 10-yard sack at Tulane ... removed his redshirt against Houston and had one tackle in that contest ... added a solo stop against Baylor.
Coached by Doug Black at Lancaster High ... a three-year starter at defensive end who earned all-state honors in both football and track & field ... registered 228 tackles and 67 sacks during his career ... earned first-team All-America honors from USA Today as a senior ... rated as the nation's eighth-best high school prospect by The Sporting News and among the nation's top 10 defensive line prospects by Student Sports ... also a first-team 4A all-state, all-area and all-district selection ... had 103 tackles, 28 sacks, eight forced fumbles and four fumble recoveries as a senior ... had an eight-sack performance against Grapevine that year ... added three other games with at least six sacks ... played in the 2002 U.S. Army All-American Game ... tabbed all-state, all-area and all-district as a junior ... posted 142 tackles, 22 sacks, eight forced fumbles and six fumble recoveries that year ... earned all-district honors as a sophomore after recording 17 sacks ... also a member of the track & field team for four years (shot put, discus) ... finished third (60-8 1/2) in the shot put at the UIL Championships (Class 4A) as a senior ... won the 2002 Region II 4A shot put title (61-11) ... recorded the fourth-best throw (62-5 1/2) in the state that year (all classes) ... placed fourth at the UIL Championships (Class 4A) in the shot put as a junior (55-11 1/2).
Born 11/23/83 in Dallas ... full name is Larry James Dibbles II ... father, Larry, played defensive line at TCU (1970) and New Mexico (1971-72) and was selected in the ninth round of the 1973 NFL Draft by the Minnesota Vikings ... majoring in liberal arts ... took part in the LEAP (Learn, Enjoy and Play) Program serving as a student teacher and mentor for middle school math and science students in the summer of 2005 ... a prep honors student ... was an active member of PALS (Peer Assistance & Leadership Service) as a high schooler ... spends as much time as he can with his family and watches TV in his free time.
Year G/GS TT (Solo) Sacks TFL QBP INT PBD FC FR High
2005 13/0 35 (14) 0 (0) 5 (-7) 7 0 3 2 0 6/TA
2004 12/11 49 (23) 1.5 (-5) 5 (-11) 9 0 6 1 1 7/2x
2003 11/0 18 (9) 0 (0) 2 (-2) 3 0 0 0 0 7/TU
2002 5/0 5 (3) 1 (-10) 2 (-12) 0 0 0 0 0 3/TU
Career 41/11 107 (49) 2.5 (-15) 14 (-32) 19 0 9 3 1 7/3x
7 vs. Oklahoma State (Jr.); at Arkansas (Jr.); vs. Tulane (So.)
1.5 vs. Texas A&M (Jr.)
2 vs. Texas A&M (Jr.); at Tulane (Fr.)