| Antwan Kirk-Hughes
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Waxahachie, Texas (Waxahachie)
A steady, physical and intelligent four-year offensive lineman ... appeared in 47 career games including three bowl games (1999-2000 Cotton Bowls; 2001 Holiday Bowl)... played in 2002 Hula Bowl ... three-time honorable mention All-Big 12 ... 2001 UT Outstanding Offensive Lineman ... 2000 UT "Whatever It Takes" Award winner ... 1999 UT Outstanding Offensive Newcomer ... helped pave the way for four consecutive 1,000-yard rushers (Cedric Benson, 1,053 yards, 2001; Hodges Mitchell, 1,118, 2000; Mitchell, 1,343 yards, 1999; Ricky Williams, UT-record 2,124, 1998) ... signed as a free agent with the San Diego Chargers following the 2002 NFL Draft.
Played in 11 games and started 10 at right guard, including the Holiday Bowl ... missed the Missouri and Baylor games with a sprained ankle and only played two snaps against Kansas due to the injury ... shared UT's Outstanding Offensive Lineman Award ... helped UT score a Big 12-best 39.2 points per game (sixth NCAA) and tally 162.3 rushing, 250.3 passing and 412.6 total yards per contest ... a key member of an offensive line that opened holes for UT's seventh consecutive 1,000-yard rusher (Cedric Benson, 1,053 yards) ... also helped clear the way for Benson's first two 100-yard rushing games (at Oklahoma State, vs. Colorado) ... recorded 44 pancake blocks and 41 knockdowns ... allowed only one sack ... teamed with All-America RT Mike Williams to clear the way for 12 TD runs, 25 explosive plays (run or pass of 12+ yards) and 15-of-16 third-and-short conversions ... recorded five pancakes and knockdowns and helped clear paths for an offense that produced three 50-yard rushers (first time since 1994), 40:18 of possession time (most since 1982) and 15-of-21 third down conversions (best percentage since 1986) against New Mexico State ... shared UT's Darrell K Royal Offensive Player of the Week with senior OT Mike Williams following the season-opening victory against New Mexico State ... recorded seven pancakes and four knockdowns at Houston... posted five pancakes and five knockdowns to help pave the way for a season-high five rushing TDs against Texas Tech ... registered a season-high eight pancakes and season-best seven knockdowns in helping UT post 241 rushing yards at Oklahoma State ... had six pancakes and five knockdowns in the Big 12 Championship game against No. 9 Colorado ... helped clear the way for a Texas' offense that produced 119 yards rushing, 473 yards passing, and six TDs in a victory over No. 21 Washington in the Holiday Bowl.
Played in 10 games, starting eight contests overall ... earned the team's "Whatever It Takes" Award after missing only two games despite a season-long nagging shoulder injury ... tabbed honorable mention All-Big 12 by The Associated Press ... had a string of 20 consecutive starts snapped against Missouri due to the injury but did play in the contest ... missed the Baylor game with the shoulder injury ... helped pave the way for a UT offense that averaged 38.6 points per game (eighth NCAA), 439.0 yards per contest (14th NCAA) and a school-record 293.5 passing yards per game (14th NCAA) ... a key member of a young offensive line that opened holes for UT's sixth consecutive 1,000-yard rusher (Hodges Mitchell/1,118 yards/T-No. 9 on UT's single-season list) ... helped pave the way for Mitchell's back-to-back 200-yard games (229 at Texas Tech/264 at Kansas) ... helped clear the way for Mitchell to rush for more than 100 yards in four of the final six regular season games (150.8 ypg) ... helped lead the way for UT's 637 yards of total offense (was ranked fourth in school history) and 396 rushing yards at Kansas ... helped lead UT to a 205-yard rushing day against Oklahoma State, which led the nation in rushing defense at that time, and shared UT's Offensive Player of the Week honors.
Started all 14 games, including the Cotton Bowl, at right guard ... tabbed honorable mention All-Big 12 ... tabbed UT's Outstanding Offensive Newcomer ... one of only two offensive linemen, along with Roger Roesler, to start every game at the same position ... helped pave the way for Hodges Mitchell (1,343 yards/No. 5 on UT's single-season chart) to become just the eighth UT running back to rush for more than 1,000 yards in a season ... also helped extend Texas' string of five straight seasons with a 1,000-yard running back ... played a key role in the Longhorns' offense becoming one of only four units (Louisville/Nevada/Western Michigan) nationally to feature a 3,000-yard passer (3,357/Major Applewhite), a 1,000-yard rusher and a 1,000-yard receiver (1,188/Kwame Cavil) ... aided the Horns in producing four of the top 30 total offense games in school history (Texas Tech/504; Oklahoma/553; Baylor/586; Stanford/558).
Played in all 12 games, including the Cotton Bowl, as a true freshman ... played seven games at right guard and in all 12 contests on special teams ... was part of the Texas offensive line that paved the way for Ricky Williams to lead the nation in rushing for the second consecutive year with a UT-record 2,124 yards (ranked No. 5 on the NCAA all-time list).
Coached by Thomas Brooks at Waxahachie High ... a Parade All-American ... named first-team All-USA by USA Today ... earned a spot in the starting lineup as a freshman and helped the Indians claim four straight district titles ... also lettered four times in track & field.
Born 12/16/79 in Waxahachie, Texas ... full name is Antwan Lamond Kirk-Hughes ... majored in liberal arts.