| Casey Hampton
6-1 · 310
Galveston, Texas (Ball)
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Hard-working, powerful and explosive four-year defensive tackle ... selected with the 19th pick of the first-round by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the 2001 NFL Draft ... played in 54 career games and started 47 contests, including the final 38 games of his career ... participated in four bowl games (1997 Fiesta Bowl; 1999-2000 Cotton Bowl; 2000 Holiday Bowl) ... two-time All-American (1999-2000) ... Lombardi Award semifinalist (2000) ... became the first defensive lineman in school history to lead UT in tackles in back-to-back seasons ... ranked second on UT's all-time TFLs list (54) and seventh on the career forced fumbles list (nine) ... Outland Trophy semifinalist (1999) ... was tabbed UT's Most Consistent Defensive Player two years in a row (1998-1999) ... entered 1997 as a starter but was sidelined after sustaining a knee injury in the third game (at Rice) ... was granted a medical redshirt following the injury (1997).
Started all 12 games at defensive tackle, including the Holiday Bowl ... consensus first-team All-America selection (WCFF/AFCA/The Sporting News) ... first-team All-Big 12 choice and Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year ... tied for the team-lead with 78 tackles, 22 QB pressures, and four forced fumbles ... also led the team with 18 TFLs ... Lombardi Award semifinalist ... listed among the Nagurski and Outland Trophy watch lists ... led a Longhorn defense that led the nation in pass efficiency defense (88.3), ranked seventh nationally in total defense (278.3 ypg), 11th scoring defense (17.9 ppg), and 12th in rush defense (94.0 ypg) ... shared UT's Defensive Player of the Week honors after registering seven tackles, one TFL, and two forced fumbles in the season opener against Louisiana-Lafayette ... earned the Longhorns' Defensive Player of the Week for the second consecutive game after recording seven tackles, two TFLs, three QB pressures and a safety at Stanford ... shared UT's Defensive Player of the Week Award after leading the team with nine tackles, three TFLs, a career-high tying two sacks, two QB pressures and a pair of forced fumbles against Oklahoma State ... named Texas' Defensive Player of the Week after recording seven tackles, three TFLs and three QB pressures against Missouri... named UT's Defensive Player of the Week after tying for a team-high nine tackles, two TFLs, and two QB pressures at Kansas ... registered eight tackles, two TFLs and a pair of QB pressures against No. 22 Texas A&M ... posted two tackles against No. 8 Oregon in the Holiday Bowl.
Started all 14 games, including the Cotton Bowl, at defensive tackle ... one of seven Outland Trophy semifinalists ... voted first-team All-American (AP) ... earned second-team All-America honors (The Sporting News) ... first-team All-Big 12 selection ... led a defense that ranked 17th nationally in rushing defense (105.7), 12th in passing defense (101.6 efficiency rating) and sixth in total defense (286.6) (the highest since 1991) ... allowed just three 100-yard rushers in 13 games and held seven teams to less than 100 yards on the ground ... teamed with Shaun Rogers to form UT's first DT duo on the first-team all-league squad since Ray Dowdy and Greg Ploetz earned All-SWC honors in 1971 ... became the first defensive tackle to lead Texas in tackles (101) since Brian Espinoza posted a team-leading 118 stops in 1986 ... ranked second on the team in TFLs (21/-75 yards), third in QB pressures (24) and tied for first with three fumbles recoveries ... recorded nine tackles vs. No. 3 Nebraska in the Big 12 Championship game ... posted a career and team-high 16 stops at No. 24 Texas A&M ... also added two QB pressures and a TFL in that game ... earned his third Mike Campbell Defensive Player of the Game Award of the season for his 10-tackle, four-TFL effort at Iowa State ... recorded 14 stops vs. No. 13 Kansas State to capture the Mike Campbell Award ... posted career-bests in TFLs (six), sacks (two) and QB pressures (four) vs. the Wildcats ... recorded seven tackles, two QB pressures and a TFL vs. Rice ... posted nine tackles, two QB pressures and two TFLs vs. N.C. State ... earned his first Mike Campbell Award for his performance vs. the Wolfpack ... received UT's Dr. Nasser Al-Rashid Strength and Conditioning Award ... tabbed UT's Most Consistent Defensive Player for the second year in-a-row.
Returned from reconstructive knee surgery in 1997 to start all 12 games including the Cotton Bowl ... earned second-team All-Big 12 accolades ... was named the Longhorns' Most Consistent Defensive Player and shared the team's Outstanding Defensive Lineman award ... was a key factor in the Horns doubling their totals for sacks (38), tackles for loss (84) and turnovers (21) from the 1997 season ... ranked fifth on the team with 60 tackles (29 solo) ... also had two sacks (-11 yards), eight tackles for loss (-25 yards), six QB pressures and batted down five passes ... recovered a fumble against Oklahoma and caused another versus Oklahoma State ... had a season-high eight tackles in the Longhorns' 20-16 upset victory against No. 7 Nebraska in Lincoln ... posted seven stops at No. 6 UCLA, vs. Baylor and vs. Oklahoma State ... posted six tackles at No. 5 Kansas State ... turned in sacks vs. Iowa State and Oklahoma State ... posted two TFLs vs. Oklahoma State ... had five stops in helping Texas limit No. 6 Texas A&M to minus-seven yards on 25 carries (lowest output by a UT opponent since SMU in 1991).
SOPHOMORE -- MEDICAL REDSHIRT (1997)
Played in three games, started two ... suffered a season-ending knee injury in the third game of the season (at Rice) ... had reconstructive surgery to repair his ACL ... was granted a medical redshirt for the remainder of the year ... had 13 tackles (six solo) in three games.
Played in all 13 games, including the Fiesta Bowl, at noseguard ... started the final seven games ... ranked sixth on the team and second among Big 12 true freshmen with 77 tackles (51 solo) ... recorded seven tackles for loss (-20 yards) and three QB pressures ... had 55 stops in the final six games ... posted four 10-tackle games (12 vs. Colorado; 11 vs. Oklahoma; 10 vs. Texas Tech; 12 vs. Texas A&M).
Coached by Nick Voris at Ball High ... earned first-team Texas 5A all-state honors as a senior ... was a two-time District Defensive Player of the Year.
Born 9/3/77 in Galveston, Texas ... majored in history ... was very active in the Longhorn community service program ... regularly visited children at the Austin Children's Hospital.
Year G/GS TT (Solo) Sacks TFL QBP PBD FC FR High
2000 11/11 78 (41) 3.5 (-27) 18 (-53) 22 2 4 0 9/3x
1999 13/13 101 (50) 3 (-33) 21 (-75) 24 0 2 2 16/A&M
1998 11/11 60 (29) 2 (-11) 8 (-25) 6 5 1 1 8/NU
1997* 3/2 13 (6) 0 (0) 0 (0) 1 0 1 0 9/Rutg.
1996 12/6 77 (51) 1 (-3) 7 (-20) 3 0 1 0 12/2x
Career 50/43 329 (177) 9.5 (-74) 54 (-173) 56 7 9 3 16/A&M
Tackles: 16 vs. Texas A&M (Jr.)
Sacks: 2 vs. Oklahoma State (Sr.); vs. Kansas State (Jr.)
Tackles For Loss: 6 vs. Kansas State (Jr.)
QB Pressures: 4 vs. Kansas State (Jr.)
10-Tackle Games: 7 (16 at Texas A&M, Jr.; 14 vs. Kansas State, Jr.; 12 vs. Texas A&M, Fr.; 12 at Colorado, Fr.; 11 vs. Oklahoma, Fr.; 10 at Iowa State, Jr.; 10 vs. Texas Tech, Fr.)