| Dominic Espinosa
Cedar Park, Texas
|Height / Weight:|
6-4 / 300
Third-year center who has played in 26 career games, all starts at center over the last two seasons ... named to the 2011 Yahoo! Sports Freshman All-America Second Team ... an all-state and two-time first-team all-district selection ... played in the 2010 U.S. Army All-American Bowl and was ranked the third-best center by ESPNU as a prepster ... named to the UT Athletics Director's Honor Roll (Spring 2011) ... 2011 second team Academic All-Big 12 choice.
Started at center in all 13 games ... helped the Horns post the 23rd-best scoring offense in the country (35.7 ppg) and rank 40th in total yards (434.6 pg), as well as allowing just 4.1 tackles for loss per game (No. 3 in the FBS) and 1.23 sacks (22nd in FBS) ... the offense has also posted at least 400 total yards of offense in nine games ... helped the offense post 436 total yards, including 280 rushing, and not allow a sack vs. Wyoming ... aided the offense in posting 431 yards of total offense, including 285 in the air, against New Mexico ... aided the offense in posting 676 total yards vs. Ole Miss, the second-best output in school history... the offense posted more than 300 rushing (350) and 300 passing yards (326) for the third time in school history and first time in a road game ... aided the offense in posting 440 total yards, including 304 in the air from David Ash ... assisted the offense in posting 404 total yards against West Virginia and allowing Ash to be sacked just once ... helped guide the offense to 525 total yards vs. Baylor, as well as not allowing Ash to be sacked ... enabled the offense to post 427 total yards vs. Texas Tech, its seventh game of the season with an output of more than 400 yards ... aided the offense in piling up 609 total yards (tied for 15th in school history), including a career-high 364 passing yards from Ash, vs. Iowa State ... aided the offense in posting 413 total yards vs. Kansas State, including 314 in the air ... helped the offense gain 358 total yards, including 241 yards through the air, in the Alamo Bowl against Oregon State.
REDSHIRT FRESHMAN (2011)
Started in all 13 games at center ... named to the Yahoo! Sports Freshman All-America Second Team ... selected to the Academic All-Big 12 second team ... key for the offense that averaged 202.62 rushing yards and 392.54 yards of total offense per game ... the rushing offense ranked 21st nationally ... helped the offense post 590 total yards, including 441 on the ground, against Kansas ... led the offense to 439 rushing yards and 595 total yards of offense against Texas Tech ... registered his first start at center in the season-opener against Rice and earned the team's Bevo Beast Award ... helped the offense amass 506 total yards and put 34 points on the board ... cleared the way for 557 yards of total offense, including 201 rushing and 356 passing yards at Baylor ... blocked for an offense that racked up 488 total yards and 49 points in win at UCLA ... helped UT record 400 yards of total offense at Iowa State in a 37-14 victory ... led the way to 231 rushing yards against Oklahoma State.
Coached by Chris Ross at Cedar Park H.S. ... a prep All-American, all-state and two-time first-team all-district selection on the offensive line ... played in the 2010 U.S. Army All-American Bowl, recovering a fumble in the endzone for a TD ... a member of Rivals' top 250 national prospects ... ranked as the top center by Rivals and the third-best center by ESPNU ... rated as the state's fifth-best offensive lineman by Dave Campbell's Texas Football ... started all 32 games over his final three seasons while helping Cedar Park post a 19-13 record ... earned first-team all-state honors from the Associated Press and the Texas Sports Writers Association as a senior ... named first-team all-CenTex by the Austin American-Statesman ... also named to the Statesman's All-Decade team, earning second-team honors ... named second-team Dave Campbell's Texas Football Super Team ... tabbed the district 16-5A lineman of the year ... graded out at 89 percent while recording 173 knockdowns, helping Cedar Park to a 7-4 record, a share of the district title and an appearance in the first round of the 5A Div. II state playoffs ... blocked for almost 400 yards per game, including 277 rushing ... tallied 18 knockdowns in a victory over defending district champion and undefeated Stony Point ... tabbed first-team all-district as a junior ... named second-team all-CenTex by the Austin American-Statesman ... graded out at 86 percent while recording 152 knockdowns ... helped Cedar Park reach the first round of the state playoffs ... graded out at 82 percent as a sophomore, finishing with 108 knockdowns.
Born in Walnut Creek, Calif. ... named to the UT Athletics Director's Honor Roll (Spring 2011) ... moved to Austin, Texas when he was four ... an honorable mention academic all-state selection by the Texas High School Coaches Association ... a four-year member of the honor roll ... was active in community service ... participated in the PALS and STAND (drug awareness) programs ... made weekly visits to local elementary schools ... visited with patients at a local nursing home.
THE ESPINOSA FILE
Nickname: Big D
During pregame, I like to: Listen to music
Favorite channel: ESPN
Favorite show: Jersey Shore
I can't believe I watch: The Hills
Favorite movie(s): Step Brothers, The Hangover
Favorite actor: Will Ferrell
Sports hero: LeBron James
Favorite superhero: Batman
Favorite video game: Red Dead Redemption
Favorite cartoon character: Stewie (Family Guy)
I came to Texas because: The coaching staff, family atmosphere and great academics