| Jay Humphrey
Offensive Tight End
6-7 · 300
Richardson, Texas (Richardson)
A three-year starter at right tackle, four-year letterman ... started the final 36 games of his career ... played in three bowl games (1995 Sugar Bowl; 1997 Fiesta Bowl; 1999 Cotton Bowl) and the Senior Bowl ... member of two conference championship teams (1995 SWC; 1996 Big 12) ... 1998 first-team All-American (The Sporting News) ... 1998 second-team All-American (AP) ... 1998 third-team All-American (Football News) ... 1998 first-team All-Big 12 (Coaches) ... shared UT Outstanding Offensive Lineman honors as a senior ... 1997 honorable mention All-Big 12 (Coaches) ... helped Heisman Trophy winner Ricky Williams lead the nation in rushing in 1997 and 1998 ... paved the way for UT to rank among the nation's top 25 and average at least 200 yards rushing per game in 1996-98 ... selected in the fourth round (125th overall) of the 1999 NFL Draft by the Minnesota Vikings.
Started all 12 games, including the 1999 Cotton Bowl, at right tackle ... also served as the Longhorns' deep snapper ... voted UT Outstanding Offensive Lineman ... earned first-team All-American (The Sporting News) honors ... also voted second-team All-American by The Associated Press ... 1998 first-team All-Big 12 (Coaches) ... provided openings for Heisman Trophy winner Ricky Williams to lead the nation in rushing for the second consecutive year ... helped UT finish the season ranked 15th nationally and average more than 200 yards per game for the third year in a row ... was a key component of an offensive line that helped produce 2,246 yards rushing and 2,931 yards passing.
Started all 11 games at right tackle and also served as the Longhorns' deep snapper ... named honorable mention All-Big 12 by the conference coaches ... tabbed second-team All-Big 12 by the Austin American-Statesman ... was in for nearly 900 plays on the year ... was a key part of an offensive line that helped Texas rank 22nd nationally in rushing yards per game (201.5) ... provided openings that led Ricky Williams to six 200-yard rushing games and a school record 1,893 yards ... helped the Longhorns post 200-plus yard rushing games at Rice (312), vs. Colorado (281), at Missouri (277), vs. Kansas (272), at Baylor (268), vs. Oklahoma (224) and at Texas A&M (213).
Started all 13 games at right tackle, including the 1997 Fiesta Bowl ... helped pave the way for the nation's 24th most prolific rushing attack ... was a key component on the offensive line that helped produce seven 200-plus yard rushing games ... helped pave the way for 344 yards rushing vs. Oklahoma State, 336 yards rushing at Texas Tech and 235 yards rushing vs. Texas A&M (who had entered the game ranked 10th nationally against the run at 92.8 ypg) ... also helped anchor an offensive line that allowed just one sack in the final three games, including zero in the Big 12 Championship game against the Nebraska defense that had registered at least one sack in 39 consecutive games before facing Texas.
REDSHIRT FRESHMAN (1995)
Played in all 13 games, including the Sugar Bowl, as a deep snapper ... was in 130 plays on special teams ... saw action in six games at left tackle ... redshirted in 1994.
Was coached by Winston Duke at Richardson High ... one of the state's top prospects at the offensive line position ... also lettered in basketball.
Born 6/20/76 in Dallas, Texas ... majored in sport management ... full name is Jay Thomas Humphrey ... received a UT Athletic Director's Award for posting a 3.0 GPA during the 1996-97 school year ... three-time member of the Athletic Director's Honor Roll ... earned a spot on the SWC Commissioner's Honor Roll in the fall of 1995 ... his father, Tom, was an offensive lineman at Abilene Christian and went on to play for the Denver Broncos, Kansas City Chiefs, Cleveland Browns, and Atlanta Falcons.