| Robbie Doane
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Coppell, Texas (Coppell)
Talented, bright and versatile four-year lineman who played in 51 career games, including four bowl games (2000 & 2003 Cotton Bowls; 2000-01 Holiday Bowls) ... played in the 2003 East West Shrine Bowl ... 2002 UT co-Outstanding Offensive Lineman ... earned honorable mention All-Big 12 honors (2002) ... 2002 Outland Trophy watch list ... was also awarded Verizon second-team Academic All-District VI honors (2002)... three-time Academic All-Big 12 selection ... earned UT's Lan Hewlett Academic and Most Improved Offensive Player awards in 2001 ... made a name for himself in helping to hold North Carolina All-American defensive end Julius Peppers without a sack, let alone a tackle, as a junior ... spent his freshman and sophomore seasons as Leonard Davis' backup at left tackle ... also saw action at guard ... played in 11 contests in 2000, serving as a backup at left guard and tackle ... appeared in all 14 games at left tackle in 1999.
Started all 13 games at left tackle ... voted honorable mention All-Big 12 selection ... a second-team Verizon Academic All-District VI honoree ... also a first-team Academic All-Big 12 choice ... a preseason Outland Trophy candidate ... UT's co-Outstanding Offensive Lineman and Lan Hewlett Academic Award winner ... was a key member of the UT offensive line that ranked fifth in the Big 12 and 16th nationally in scoring offense (33.8 ppg.) ... helped open holes for UT's eighth consecutive 1,000-yard rusher sophomore Cedric Benson (1,292 yards) ... a two-time recipient of UT's Darrell K Royal Offensive Player of the Week award (vs. No. 17 Iowa State, at North Carolina) ... helped the offense post 498 total yards (including a UT-record 419 passing) at Nebraska, 450 against Baylor, 437 at Texas Tech and 412 against Oklahoma State ... helped open holes for Benson's ninth career 100-yard rushing game (199 yards on 30 carries), as the offense tallied 386 total yards against No. 17 Iowa State ... helped the offense net a season-high 569 yards at North Carolina ... helped the offense post 477 total yards and 39:43 in time of possession against Houston ... opened holes for Benson's back-to-back 100-yard rushing efforts at North Carolina (31-208) and against Houston (37-160) ... helped the offense post 382 total yards in a 35-20 Cotton Bowl victory over LSU.
Started all 13 games, including the Holiday Bowl, at left tackle ... earned UT's Lan Hewlett Academic and Most Improved Offensive Player awards ... a second-team Academic All-Big 12 selection ... helped UT score a Big 12-best 39.2 points per game (sixth NCAA) and tally 162.3 rushing, 250.3 passing and 412.6 total yards per contest ... a key member of an offensive line that opened holes for UT's seventh consecutive 1,000-yard rusher (Cedric Benson, 1,053 yards) ... also helped clear the way for Benson's five straight 100-yard rushing games from Oct. 13-Nov. 10 ... recorded 72 knockdown blocks and 41 pancakes ... earned UT's Darrell K Royal Offensive Player of the Week after holding North Carolina unanimous consensus All-American DE Julius Peppers to no tackles ... also posted six knockdowns and four pancakes in that game ... helped UT tally 606 yards of offense (was No. 11 on UT's all-time list) against Kansas ... registered nine knockdowns and helped clear paths for an offense that produced three 50-yard rushers (first time since 1994), 40:18 of possession time (most since 1982) and 15-of-21 third down conversions (best percentage since 1986) against New Mexico State ... added nine knockdowns as the Horns posted 241 rushing yards at Oklahoma State ... also posted nine knockdowns in UT's first matchup with No. 14 Colorado and against Texas Tech... recorded a season-best five pancakes at Texas A&M, at Missouri and vs. No. 3 Oklahoma.
Served as a reserve left guard and tackle ... appeared in 11 contests, including the Holiday Bowl ... did not play against No. 22 Texas A&M ... ... a first-team Academic All-Big 12 selection ... Leonard Davis' top backup at left tackle ... helped fill in at guard for Derrick Dockery and Antwan Kirk-Hughes, who both were limited by injuries during the season ... also served on the Longhorns' FG/PAT units.
Served as a reserve tackle ... played in all 14 games, including the Cotton Bowl, mostly on special teams ... helped fill in for an injured Leonard Davis at Baylor ... played in a season-high 21 snaps against the Bears ... also was in on 16 offensive plays against Stanford ... a regular on the FG/PAT units.
Coached by Johnny Ringo at Coppell High ... tabbed a 1998 honorable mention All-USA offensive lineman by USA Today ... a four-year starter at offensive tackle and two-year starter at defensive tackle ... earned first-team all-district honors at offensive and defensive tackle as a senior ... posted 26 pancake blocks and blocked a field goal that year ... earned first-team all-district recognition at offensive tackle as a junior and was a second-team all-district selection as a sophomore ... tabbed District Sophomore Offensive Player of the Year in 1996 ... earned honorable mention Academic All-State accolades as a senior ... also earned all-district honors as a pitcher and first baseman in baseball.
Born 6/3/81 in Garden Grove, Calif. ... full name is Robert Matthew Doane ... lived in California until 1983 ... also spent two years in North Carolina (1983-85) before moving to Coppell ... majored in corporate communications ... a six-time member of the Athletics Director's Honor Roll ... graduated in the top 10 percent of his senior class ... volunteered as a bible school teacher during his free time ... a lifelong UT fan who always dreamed of playing football for the Longhorns.