| Henry Melton
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6-3 / 260
· Career statistics
· 2008 season highlights video
Versatile former running back who switched to defensive end during the 2006 season ... played in 49 games at defensive end (24 games, 10 starts), running back (25 games, one start) and on special teams ... registered 40 tackles, four sacks, 11 TFL, 20 pressures, three PBD, a forced fumble, a fumble recovery and a blocked FG in his career ... played in all 13 games, making 10 starts, at defensive end in 2008 ... tabbed honorable mention All-Big 12 by the league's coaches ... notched 29 tackles, four sacks, 10 TFL, 17 pressures, two PBD, a forced fumble, a fumble recovery and a blocked FG ... appeared in 10 games at defensive end and on special teams in 2007 ... tallied 11 tackles, a TFL, three pressures, a PBD, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery ... rushed for 625 yards and 16 TDs on 132 carries (4.7 ypc) during his first two seasons ... appeared in all 13 games at running back, defensive end and on special teams in 2006 ... rushed for 193 yards and six TDs on 45 carries (4.3 ypc) ... played in all 13 games at running back as a true freshman in 2005 ... finished with 432 yards on 87 carries (5.0 ypc) ... ranked fifth on the UT freshman list with 10 rushing TDs ... drafted with the fifth pick in the fourth round (105th overall) by the Chicago Bears in the 2009 NFL Draft.
Appeared in all 13 games, making 10 starts, at defensive end and on special teams ... tabbed honorable mention All-Big 12 by the league's coaches ... 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) ... notched 29 tackles, four sacks, 10 TFL, 17 pressures, two PBD, a forced fumble, a fumble recovery and a blocked FG ... opened the season by recording a PBU and two pressures versus FAU ... added three pressures at UTEP ... posted a tackle against Rice ... tallied two tackles, a sack, a pressure and a forced fumble versus Arkansas ... recorded four tackles, a TFL and a PBD at Colorado ... notched two tackles and a pressure against No. 1 Oklahoma ... logged a TFL and two pressures versus No. 11 Missouri ... posted six tackles, two sacks and a pressure against No. 6 Oklahoma State ... named the team's Most Productive Defensive Performer for his performance against the Cowboys ... added three tackles and a blocked field goal at No. 7 Texas Tech ... tallied four tackles and three pressures against Baylor ... compiled three tackles, two TFL, a sack and a pressure at Kansas ... recorded three tackles, a TFL, a pressure and a fumble recovery against Texas A&M ... added three tackles, including two TFL, and two pressures in UT's 24-21 victory over No. 10 Ohio State in the Fiesta Bowl.
Appeared in 10 games at defensive end and on special teams ... helped UT allow just 93.4 rushing yards per game (sixth NCAA) ... tallied 11 tackles, including three special teams tackles, a TFL, three pressures, a PBD, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery ... recorded a TFL versus Rice ... added a pressure against Kansas State ... posted two tackles versus No. 10 Oklahoma ... recorded two tackles and a forced fumble at Iowa State ... added a pressure at Baylor ... tallied two tackles at Oklahoma State ... recorded a tackle, a PBD and a pressure against Texas Tech ... added a tackle at Texas A&M ... notched two tackles and a recovery of a fumbled punt against No. 12 Arizona State in the Holiday Bowl.
Appeared in all 13 games at running back, defensive end and on special teams ... rushed for 193 yards and six TDs on 45 carries (4.3 ypc) ... rushed five times for 17 yards and a TD ... gained 24 yards on five carries and scored a TD at Rice ... notched 66 yards rushing on eight carries (8.3 ypc) and a TD versus Iowa State ... gained 63 yards on a career-high 19 carries with two TDs in his first-career start against Sam Houston State ... carried the ball twice for seven yards and a TD versus Baylor... saw action at defensive end at Texas Tech ... rushed five times for 16 yards against Oklahoma State.
Played in all 13 games at running back ... ran for 432 yards and 10 TDs on 87 carries ... his 10 rushing TDs ranked him third on UT's freshman list (T-4th in total TDs by a freshman) ... tallied three two-TD games ... opened his career with six carries for 65 yards and two TDs against La.-Lafayette ... rushed twice for two yards at No. 4 Ohio State ... set career highs in carries (14) and yards (75) and scored a TD versus Rice ... added 57 yards and two more TDs on nine carries at Missouri ... posted 15 yards on eight carries against No. 24 Colorado ... scored a TD and rushed for 12 yards on six carries in a victory over No. 10 Texas Tech ... tallied 62 yards and a TD on 13 carries at Baylor ... averaged 10.4 yards per carry in racking up 73 yards on seven carries against Kansas ... rushed three times for 32 yards and a TD at Texas A&M ... scored two more TDs and posted 34 yards on 13 carries in the Big 12 Championship.
Coached by Moon Mullins at Grapevine H.S. ... four-year letterman and a second-team All-USA selection by USA Today in 2004 ... an all-district pick as a running back ... gained over 800 yards and scored eight TDs in his final year at Grapevine ... gained 280 all-purpose yards, including 230 rushing, and scored two TDs against Denton Ryan ... earned all-district 5-5A honors as a junior while rushing for over 800 yards and 12 TDs ... averaged 6.2 yards per carry in 2003 ... rushed for over 200 yards and scored two TDs in a victory over Rockwall that year ... also gained over 800 yards as a sophomore ... lettered his freshman year and scored the game-winning TD in Grapevine's opening-round playoff win over Azle ... competed in track and field as a freshman, sophomore and junior and played baseball as a freshman.
Born in Cedar Hill, Texas ... also lived in San Diego, Calif. and Yokosuka, Japan as a child ... graduated with a degree in education ... his uncle, Ray Crockett, was a two-time All-SWC pick at Baylor (1985-88) and played 14 years in the NFL with Detroit (1984-93), Denver (1994-2000) and Kansas City (2001-02) ... Crockett was co-captain for Denver's back-to-back championship teams in Super Bowls XXXVII and XXXVIII ... his sister, Kameshia, played volleyball at Auburn (2003-04).
THE MELTON FILE
Nickname: H.J., Hemi (per Vince Young)
I can't live without: My computer
Favorite movies: Troy, Office Space
Favorite actor: Wesley Snipes
Favorite actress: Halle Berry
Nobody knows how much I like to: Dance
Favorite TV show: The O.C.
After my football career is over, I hope to: Coach
Favorite music group: G Unit
My sports heroes as a kid: Michael Jordan, Barry Sanders
The biggest influence on my football career is: My mom