| Mike Garcia
6-3 · 315
Houston, Texas (Galena Park)
Big, strong and physical five-year offensive lineman who has starting experience ... has played in 49 career games with six starts ... played in all 13 games in 2005 as the primary backup at left guard ... began the 2004 season as the backup at left guard, but shifted to a starting role at right guard following an injury to Will Allen for the last four regular season games ... played in 10 games in 2004 ... played in all 13 games in 2003, including two starts at right guard ... gained valuable experience as a backup guard and on special teams in 2002 ... benefited from redshirting in 2001.
Played in all 13 games ... valuable member of a line that helped Texas rank first in the nation in scoring offense (50.2 ppg), second in rushing offense (274.9 ypg) and third in total offense (512.1 ypg) ... has cleared the way for Texas to set school single- season records in both points scored (652) and total yards (6,657) ... Texas' 652 points broke the 22-year old NCAA record of 624 points set by Nebraska in 1983 ... UT's 50.2 points per game average marked only the fifth time in NCAA history that a team finished the year averaging over 50 points per game ... Texas was the first team since Nebraska in 1995 to score 50 points and post 500 yards per game in a season ... helped Texas score at least 40 points in 12 of 13 games, including a nation-leading and school-record 11 straight games ... Texas' 3,574 rushing yards were the fourth-most in school history ... UT's six 300-yard games matched its total last season, which was the most since 1977 ... helped Texas produce 600 yards of total offense in a school-record three games ... opened the season by blocking for 591 total yards, including 418 rushing yards, against La.-Lafayette ... helped tally 382 total yards against No. 4 Ohio State's fourth-ranked defense, which is only giving up 275.3 yards per game ... cleared the way for 361 rushing yards en route to 483 total yards in a victory over Rice ... helped Texas clear 300-yards rushing for the second consecutive game with 349 on the way to 585 yards of total offense at Missouri ... allowed Texas' offense to produce a balanced 241 yards passing and 203 yards rushing (444 total yards) against a fifth-ranked Oklahoma defense that is only allowing 91.2 yards rushing and 304.8 total yards per game ... Texas then followed with 482 total yards against No. 24 Colorado, which entered the game ranked 19th nationally (300.0 ypg) ... cleared the way for UT to post 444 yards of total offense and 52 points against a Texas Tech defense that is only giving up 328.2 yards and 19.4 points per game ... helped Texas post its first of three consecutive games of 600-plus yards with 606 total yards, including 367 rushing yards, at Oklahoma State ... followed with UT's fifth-best offensive output in gaining 645 yards, including 347 rushing yards, and posting 62 points against a Baylor defense that was only giving up 333.8 yards and 20.5 points per game ... it marked the first time Texas produced back-toback 600-yard games ... Texas continued the streak with 617 yards, including 336 rushing yards, against Kansas' top-ranked rushing defense (64.1 ypg) ... the twogame total of 1,251 yards was the second-most in UT history ... blocked for 336 total yards in Texas' sixth-straight victory over Texas A&M ... helped produce a Big 12 Championship record 70 points in amassing 486 total yards and blocking for six rushing TDs ... paved the way for 289 yards rushing and 556 yards of total offense in Texas' 41-38 victory over USC for the National Championship.
Began the 2004 season as the backup at left guard, but shifted to a starting role at right guard following an injury to Will Allen for the last four regular season games ... played in 10 games in 2004 ... key part of a line that cleared the way for Texas to rank second in the nation in rushing (299.2 ypg), seventh in total offense (464.4 ypg) and 12th in scoring (35.3 ppg) ... Texas' 3,590 rushing yards was the third-highest total in school history ... UT registered six 300-yard rushing games, the most since 1977 ... helped block for 673 yards of total offense (No. 3 on the UT all-time list), including 513 yards rushing (No. 7 on the UT all-time list), versus North Texas ... helped clear the way for 525 total yards against Rice, including 339 on the ground ... produced another 507 yards versus Baylor with 303 rushing yards ... the Longhorns rushed for 193 yards against a Missouri defense that was allowing just 98.0 rushing yards per game ... UT then rushed for 351 yards and five TDs at Texas Tech, as part of 493 total yards ... helped clear 300 yards rushing with 326 and pushed through four TDs on the ground at Colorado ... helped produce the 15th-best offensive performance in UT history with 600 total yards, including 322 on the ground, versus No. 19 Oklahoma State ... UT surpassed 250 yards in both categories, recording 289 yards in the air and 292 on the ground in totaling 581 yards, the ninth-best total in the Mack Brown era, at Kansas ... closed the regular season with 274 rushing yards as part of 405 total yards against No. 22 Texas A&M ... helped compile 444 total yards, including 264 rushing yards, versus No. 13 Michigan in the Rose Bowl ... it was the sixth straight game of the season rushing for over 250 yards, marking the first time that has been accomplished since 1973.
Played in all 13 games at guard, starting the final regular season game at Texas A&M and the Holiday Bowl in place of an injured Will Allen ... helped pave the way for the nation's sixth-ranked scoring offense (41.0 ppg) and eighth-ranked rushing offense (232.5 ypg) ... UT recorded four 300-yard rushing games and rushed for 3,023 yards in 2003, both were the most since 1977 ... UT's 41 rushing touchdowns were the fourth-most nationally ... Texas set school records for points (533) and total yards (5,709) on the year ... helped pave the way for UT's ninth-straight 1,000-yard rusher (1,360/Cedric Benson) ... helped the offense gain 515 total yards at Rice, including 322 yards rushing ... repeated the 515 total yards of offense the next week against Tulane ... helped UT's offense post a season-high 578 yards at Iowa State ... helped the offense net 484 yards against No. 12 Nebraska and four rushing TDs ... helped the offense earn 502 yards against No. 21 Oklahoma State, including 298 rushing yards and five rushing touchdowns ... opened holes for Cedric Benson to rush for a career-high 283 yards (No. 4 on UT's single-game rushing list) and four touchdowns at Texas A&M.
REDSHIRT FRESHMAN (2002)
Appeared in all 13 games on UT's FG/PAT team ... also saw action in eight contests as a backup guard ... was limited in the spring of 2002 due to a knee injury ... helped UT's offense rank fifth in the Big 12 and 16th in the NCAA in scoring offense (33.8 ppg.) ... helped the offense pile up a season-high 569 total yards at North Carolina ... helped the offense post 477 total yards and 39:43 in time of possession against Houston and 450 yards against Baylor ... redshirted in 2001.
Coached by Mike Coker at Galena Park High ... four-year letterman who played both offensive and defensive tackle ... played solely on the offensive line during his last two seasons ... sidelined after just three games by a knee injury during his senior year ... helped Galena Park's offense score a school-record 55 points against Houston Reagan ... averaged better than 10 pancake blocks per game and allowed only one sack en route to first-team all-district honors as a junior ... posted 57 tackles, seven sacks and 15 QB pressures as a defensive tackle as a sophomore ... earned honorable mention all-district honors that season ... a three-sport letterman who also earned four letters as a shot put/discus thrower in track and field and lettered in basketball as a sophomore ... averaged 7.3 points, 11.8 rebounds and 3.8 blocks per game as a junior.
Born 11/23/81 in Houston ... full name is Mike Edward Garcia ... a youth and community studies major ... married Daisy Aguirre on June 28, 2003 ... a two-time member of UT's Athletic Director's Academic Honor Roll in the spring and fall of 2003 ... named to the Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll in Fall 2003 ... active in UT's community service program ... regularly visits patients with his Longhorn teammates at the Austin Children's Hospital ... volunteered time at the Children's Miracle Network Telethon last spring .... a prep AB Honor Roll student ... was a member of PALS (Peers Assistance and Leadership of Students) as a high schooler ... enjoys playing basketball, lifting weights and working on cars ... also is a big fan of horror movies.