Started all 52 games during his career at safety ... his 52 consecutive starts rank second most at Texas ... graduated in December 2011 with a degree in physical culture and sport ... named to the 2011 Thorpe Award watch list ... a four-time honorable mention All-Big 12 selection ... posted 276 tackles (166 solo), 10 INTs, 20 PBU, two sacks, eight TFL, two forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries and a blocked punt for his career ... earned honorable mention All-Big 12 honors and was a team captain in 2011 ... started all 13 games at safety with 82 tackles, two tackles for loss, one sack, two interceptions, four pass breakups and one fumble recovery ... earned honorable mention All-Big 12 honors in 2010 after posting 68 tackles (42 solo), two INTs, four PBU, one sack, three TFL, one forced fumble and one blocked punt ... an honorable mention All-Big 12 selection in 2009 with 62 tackles (35 solo), two TFL, six INTs, five PBU and a fumble recovery ... the six INTs tied for seventh on UT's single-season list ... started all 13 games at safety as a true freshman ... tabbed second-team Freshman All-America and named honorable mention All-Big 12 after finishing third on the team in tackles with 64 (41 solo) to go along with seven PBU, a TFL, a forced fumble and eight pressures ... a two-time all-state selection in high school who also lettered in baseball and track and field ... tallied over 100 tackles in each of his final two seasons as a prepster ... a two-time member of UT's Athletics Director's Honor Roll (Spring 2009/Fall 2010) ... father, Steve, was the head coach at Leander High School before retiring.
Started all 13 games at safety with 82 tackles, two tackles for loss, one sack, two interceptions, four pass breakups and one fumble recovery ... received honorable mention for All-Big 12 honors ... earned UT's Roy Williams-Joe Jamail Leadership Award, Clyde Littlefield Most Team Spirited (Defense) Award, and Team Captains Award ... named team captain for eight games against Rice, Iowa State, Oklahoma, Kansas, Texas Tech, Kansas State, Baylor and California in the Holiday Bowl ... helped Texas lead the Big 12 and rank sixth in the nation in rushing defense (96.23 ypg) and 11th in total defense (306.08) ... also ranked 10th in pass efficiency defense (111.0) ... named the College Football Performance Awards honorable mention Defensive Back of the Week and team Defensive Player of the Week after recording eight tackles, one sack and one interception at Iowa State ... recorded four tackles and helped the defense hold California to seven rushing yards and 195 yards of total offense in the Holiday Bowl ... secured a season-high 10 tackles one with pass breakup against Texas Tech ... also had 10 tackles and one pass breakup at Missouri ... finished with 10 tackles at Texas A&M ... intercepted a pass and had five tackles at Baylor ... had seven tackles and one tackle for loss to help Texas hold Kansas State to 121 yards of total offense ... registered three tackles (one solo) in win against BYU ... recorded eight tackles (three solo), two PBUs, and recovered one fumble in a win at UCLA ... second on the squad with eight tackles versus Oklahoma ... tied for second on the team with six tackles against Oklahoma State ... helped lead the defense to a shutout performance against Kansas, allowing only 46 yards of total offense and negative two rushing yards.
Started all 12 games at safety and saw action on special teams ... earned honorable mention All-Big 12 honors from the league's coaches ... named a team captain for the season ... helped Texas rank sixth in the nation in total defense (300.2 ypg) and pass defense (161.6 ypg) ... posted 68 tackles (42 solo), two INTs, four PBU, one sack, three TFL, one forced fumble and one blocked punt ... his 68 tackles ranked third on the team and his two INTs were tied for first ... earned the coaching staff's Hard Hat Award for hardest hit on three occasions ... recorded six tackles (two solo) at Rice ... tallied eight tackles (six solo) versus Wyoming ... garnered the Hard Hat Award for his effort against the Cowboys ... registered seven tackles (six solo) and one INT at Texas Tech ... recorded three tackles (two solo) and one TFL versus UCLA ... logged three tackles (two solo) against No. 8 Oklahoma ... notched four tackles (two solo) and one PBU at No. 5/4 Nebraska ... recorded five tackles (four solo) and one PBU versus Iowa State ... notched five tackles (four solo) and one TFL against No. 25/24 Baylor ... registered four tackles (two solo), one sack and one TFL at Kansas State ... tallied a career-high 13 tackles (eight solo) against No. 12/11 Oklahoma State ... posted two tackles, one INT, one PBU and one blocked punt against Florida Atlantic ... his INT against the Owls led to the offense scoring the game's opening TD ... recorded eight tackles (four solo), one forced fumble and one PBU against No. 17/18 Texas A&M.
Started all 13 games at safety as a true freshman ... tabbed second-team Freshman All-America by College Football News ... named honorable mention All-Big 12 by the league's coaches ... twice tabbed the team's Most Productive Defensive Performer ... helped UT rank first in the Big 12 in scoring defense (18.8 ppg/18th NCAA), total defense (342.9 ypg), rushing defense (83.5 ypg/third NCAA) and second in pass efficiency defense (124.2 rating) ... third on the team in tackles with 64 (41 solo) to go along with seven PBU, eight pressures, a TFL and a forced fumble ... recorded two tackles in his collegiate debut versus FAU ... compiled seven tackles, a PBU and a pressure at UTEP ... tallied four tackles and a pressure in a victory against Rice ... posted a tackle and a PBU versus Arkansas ... recorded four tackles and a PBU in a victory at Colorado ... notched eight tackles and a PBU versus No. 1 Oklahoma ... tallied seven tackles and a TFL in a victory against No. 11 Missouri ... added seven tackles against No. 6 Oklahoma State ... tallied nine tackles, a PBU and a pressure at No. 7 Texas Tech ... compiled two tackles and a PBU versus Baylor ... totaled four tackles, a pressure, a PBU and a forced fumble at Kansas ... recorded four tackles versus Texas A&M ... posted five tackles and four pressures against No. 10 Ohio State in the Fiesta Bowl.
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