| Aaron Humphrey
6-3 · 260
Lubbock, Texas (Monterey HS)
Signed as a free agent with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers following the 2000 NFL Draft ... four-year starter who played in 48 career contests (44 starting assignment) including two bowl games (1997 Fiesta Bowl; 1999 Cotton Bowl) ... was ranked second on UT's all-time tackles for loss list (50.5) and eighth on the Longhorns' career sack chart (24.5) ... became the first Longhorn to lead the team in QB pressures four straight years ... led the Big 12 in sacks in 1998 (10) and 1999 (10) ... 1999 UT MVP and Defensive Player of the Year ... 1999 second-team All-Big 12 ... 1999 UT Dr. Nasser Al-Rashid Strength and Conditioning Award winner ... winner of the 1999 UT Joseph W. Moore Award (tenacity) ... 1998 UT Outstanding Defensive End ... 1996 Freshman All-American (Sporting News) ... 1996 UT Rookie of the Year ... 1996 Big 12's Leading True Freshman Tackler.
Played in all 13 games and started 12 at defensive end ... Team Co-Captain ... voted second-team All-Big 12 ... led the team and the Big 12 in sacks for the second consecutive season ... also led the squad in caused fumbles (six/ranked No. 2 on the UT all-time single-season chart) ... led the team in QB pressures (30) ... bounced back from a preseason knee injury to post three tackles in the season-opener against North Carolina State ... recorded six tackles, including one tackle for loss, against Stanford ... had five solo tackles, a sack, a PBD and caused a fumble at Rutgers ... posted two solo tackles, a sack, one batted down pass, caused a fumble and recovered a fumble against Rice ... had three tackles, one TFL, two QB pressures, and caused a fumble against Baylor ... posted five tackles, a sack and a TFL against the No. 13 Kansas State Wildcats ... had five stops, one TFL, a sack, a PBD and a QB pressure vs. Oklahoma ... was awarded the Mike Campbell "Across the Bow" Award for his performance against the Sooners ... recorded six tackles, including two TFLs, a QB pressure and caused a fumble against No. 3 Nebraska ... had seven tackles, a sack, a TFL, one PBD and caused one fumble at Iowa State ... posted seven tackles, two sacks and had two fumble recoveries in the victory over Oklahoma State ... had two solo tackles, one TFL, a sack and two QB pressures in the 58-7 victory over Texas Tech ... his hit on QB Clint Kingsbury was voted the Compaq College Football Hit of the Week ... he was also awarded the Mike Campbell "Across the Bow" Award for his performance against the Red Raiders ... recorded nine tackles, including one TFL, one PBD and a fumble recovery at No. 24 Texas A&M ... posted a career-high 13 tackles, a sack, four TFLs and caused one fumble in the Big 12 Championship against No. 3 Nebraska ... was awarded the ABC/Chevrolet Player of the Week for his performance against the Huskers.
Started all 12 games, including the Cotton Bowl, at defensive end ... earned third-team All-Big 12 honors from the Big 12 coaches ... also earned first-team All-Big 12 honors from the Football News ... tabbed Team Captain and UT's Outstanding Defensive End ... registered team-highs with 24 QB pressures and 10 sacks (-45 yards), which was the most in a single-season since Tony Brackens had 10 in 1993 ... ranked second on the team in TFLs (15 for -61 yards) and fourth in tackles with 74 (46 solo) ... had two 10-tackle performances (11 tackles vs. Baylor; 10 tackles at No. 5 Kansas State) ... also had one pass breakup and caused a fumble against the Wildcats ... registered nine tackles, four sacks, four TFLs and caused one fumble at Texas Tech ... posted seven tackles, one sack, three TFLs and a QB pressure vs. Oklahoma ... had five hits, one sack, a pair of TFLs, two QB pressures, one batted down pass and a fumble recovery against Oklahoma State ... recorded six tackles, a sack and two QB pressures in Texas' 20-16 upset of No. 7 Nebraska in Lincoln ... had four stops and five QB pressures in helping Texas limit No. 6 Texas A&M to -7 yards on 25 carries (was the lowest output by a UT opponent since SMU in 1991) ... capped the season with a sack and three TFLs in Texas' 38-11 victory over No. 25 Mississippi State in the Cotton Bowl.
Played in 10 games and started nine ... tabbed honorable mention All-Big 12 ... missed the Baylor game and saw limited duty vs. Texas Tech with a knee injury ... was fourth on the team with 76 tackles (39 solo) ... led the team with 12 tackles for loss and three interceptions ... had two sacks, eight QB pressures and batted down a pass ... spent the spring and started the first two games at middle linebacker before returning to defensive end ... set a UT record for a linebacker with three interceptions (was the Big 12 single-game record) in his first start at linebacker vs. Rutgers ... also had 11 tackles and two TFLs in that game ... posted 12 tackles at Oklahoma State and vs. Oklahoma ... also added two TFLs and a pair of QB pressures vs. the Sooners ... had nine stops vs. Rice ... had seven tackles, three TFLs, a sack, a QB pressure and a pass breakup vs. Kansas.
Played in all 13 games, including the Fiesta Bowl, and started the final 12 contests as a rush outside linebacker as a true freshman ... was selected as a freshman All-American by The Sporting News ... named the Austin American-Statesman's Big 12 Newcomer of the Year and Big 12 Defensive Newcomer of the Year by the Fort Worth Star-Telegram ... tabbed the Longhorn Rookie of the Year ... earned honorable mention All-Big 12 ... was the leading freshman tackler in the Big 12 and ranked fourth nationally among true freshman with 106 stops (second on the team) ... had four 10-tackle games ... led UT with 11 QB pressures and eight passes batted down ... also ranked among the team leaders with 2.5 sacks and 4.5 tackles for a loss ... had a season-high 13 tackles vs. Texas Tech and Colorado ... had 12 tackles and recovered a fumble vs. Nebraska in the Big 12 Championship game.
Coached by Buster Leaf at Monterey High ... earned 5A first-team all-state honors as a senior ... led his team to a 10-1 record that year ... a two-time district Defensive Player of the Year ... had 126 tackles, 14 sacks and 17 QB pressures as a senior ... earned all-city honors as a tight end in 1995 ... earned honorable mention all-state honors as a junior ... had 92 tackles and 10 sacks that year ... also competed in track.
Born 9/22/77 in San Antonio, Texas ... full name is Kenneth Aaron Humphrey ... majored in sport management.
Year G/GS TT (Solo) Sacks TFL QB-P INT PBD FC FR High
1999 13/12 74 (53) 10 (-86) 19 (-107) 30 0 7 6 4 13/Neb.
1998 11/11 74 (46) 10 (-45) 15 (-61) 24 0 3 2 1 11/Bay.
1997 10/9 76 (39) 2 (-27) 12 (-29) 8 3 1 0 0 12/2x
1996 12/11 106 (67) 2.5 (-15) 4.5 (-22) 11 0 8 2 2 13/2x
Career 46/43 330 (205) 24.5 (-173) 50.5 (-219) 73 3 19 10 7 13/3x
Tackles: 13 at Colorado (Fr.); at Texas Tech (Fr.); vs. Nebraska+ (Sr.)
Sacks: 4 at Texas Tech (Jr.)
Tackles for a Loss: 4 at Texas Tech (Jr.); vs. Nebraska+ (Sr.)
QB Pressures: 6 at UCLA (Jr.); vs. Texas Tech (Sr.)
10-Tackle Games: 9 (13 vs. Nebraska+, Sr.; 13 at Colorado, Fr.; 13 at Texas Tech, Fr.; 12 vs. Oklahoma, So.; 12 vs. Oklahoma State, So.; 12 vs. Nebraska, Fr.; 11 vs. Baylor, Jr.; 10 at Kansas State, Jr.; 11 vs. Oklahoma, Fr.)
+Big 12 Championship Game