| Limas Sweed
6-5 · 219
Brenham, Texas (Brenham)
· 2007 season highlights video
· 2006 season highlights video
A big, fast and athletic fifth-year wide receiver who is ranked as the nation's top senior receiver by Mel Kiper Jr. ... listed as one of the Top 25 prospects for the 2008 NFL Draft by ESPN's Scouts Inc. ... a two-time All-Big 12 selection ... a 2007 preseason Playboy All-American ... started 39 consecutive games ... recorded 124 catches (No. 6 on UT's all-time list) for 1,915 yards (No. 5 on UT's all-time list) and 20 TDs (No. 2 on UT's all-time list) in 43 career games ... caught a pass in 24 consecutive games to finish his career and in 40 of 43 career games ... averaged 15.4 yards per catch ... tallied nine career catches of 40 or more yards and 19 of at least 30 yards ... averaged 33.3 yards per reception on his 20 TD catches ... averaged one TD in every six receptions ... started the first six games of 2007 before missing the remainder of the season with a wrist injury ... tallied 19 receptions for 306 yards (16.1 ypc) and three TDs ... started all 13 games in 2006 ... earned first-team All-Big 12 honors ... led the team with 46 catches for 801 yards (17.4 ypc) and 12 TDs (T-No. 1 on UT's single-season list) ... caught a TD pass in 10 of 13 games ... started all 13 games in 2005 ... named honorable mention All-Big 12 by The Associated Press ... finished second on the team with 36 receptions for 545 yards and five TDs ... emerged as the starter at split end midway through the 2004 season ... played in 11 games and started the last seven ... made 23 receptions (T-No. 3 on the UT all-time freshman list) for 263 yards ... gained valuable experience working at split end as a redshirt in 2003 ... an all-state hurdler who scored TDs on 31 of his 72 receptions as a prepster ... also lettered in basketball ... graduated in December 2007 with a degree in youth and community studies and a minor in business ... drafted with the 22nd pick in the second round (53rd overall) by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the 2008 NFL Draft.
Started the first six games before missing the remainder of the season with a wrist injury ... earned a Frank Medina Rehabilitation Award and was named one of UT's Outstanding Wide Receivers ... tallied 19 receptions for 306 yards (16.1 ypc) and three TDs ... caught five passes for 93 yards, including a 35-yard TD reception, against Arkansas State ... hauled in four passes for 26 yards against No. 19 TCU ... added a nine-yard reception at UCF ... had five catches for a career-high 139 yards, including TDs of 52 and 24 yards, versus Rice ... the 139 yards, which all came in the first half, were the eighth most in a first half on UT record ... 134 of the 139 came in the second quarter, which ranks fifth on UT's quarter list ... posted two receptions for 14 yards against Kansas State ... hauled in two passes for 25 yards versus No. 10 Oklahoma.
Started all 13 games ... earned first-team All-Big 12 honors ... led the team with 46 catches for 801 yards and 12 TDs (T-No. 1 on UT's single-season list) ... caught a TD pass in 10 of 13 games ... averaged 34.8 yards per TD catch ... broke Roy Williams' school record by catching a TD pass in seven consecutive games ... tallied 11 of UT's 18 longest receptions on the season ... posted five catches of 40 or more yards and 10 of at least 30 yards ... caught five passes for 111 yards and two TDs, including career-long 60-yard TD reception, against North Texas ... caught three passes for 37 yards against No. 1 Ohio State ... added a 16-yard TD reception at Rice ... made seven catches for 106 yards and scored on a 42-yard reception against Iowa State ... caught three passes for 70 yards and a TD versus Sam Houston State ... hauled in two passes for 38 yards and a TD against No. 14 Oklahoma ... made six receptions for 98 yards and two TDs, including a 50-yard TD catch, versus Baylor ... matched his career high with eight receptions, established a career high with 119 yards and scored on a 55-yard reception at No. 17 Nebraska ... hauled in two passes for 47 yards and scored on a 45-yard reception at Texas Tech ... made two catches for 18 yards against Oklahoma State ... caught three passes for 57 yards and a TD at Kansas State ... added a 14-yard reception versus Texas A&M ... tallied three receptions for 70 yards and a TD in the Alamo Bowl versus Iowa.
Started all 13 games in 2005 ... named honorable mention All-Big 12 by The Associated Press ... finished second on the team with 36 receptions for 545 yards and five TDs ... recorded at least one reception in 11 of 13 games and caught at least three passes in each of the last four games ... opened the season with one catch for 10 yards against La.-Lafayette ... posted three receptions for 46 yards and the game-winning TD at No. 4 Ohio State ... caught one pass against Rice and Missouri ... added two receptions and 32 yards versus Oklahoma ... posted seven receptions for 88 yards and had his first two-TD game against No. 24 Colorado ... made two receptions for 67 yards, including a 45-yard, one-handed grab, at Baylor ... tallied three receptions for 69 yards, including a 45-yard TD catch, against Kansas ... recorded three catches for 32 yards at Texas A&M ... posted five receptions for a career-high 102 yards and a TD in the Big 12 Championship ... set a career-high with eight receptions for 65 yards in Texas' 41-38 victory over USC for the National Championship.
REDSHIRT FRESHMAN (2004)
Emerged as the starter at split end midway through the season ... played in 11 games and started the last seven ... posted 23 receptions (T-No. 3 on the UT all-time freshman list) for 263 yards ... registered more than half of that total (12 catches for 138 yards) in the last three regular season games ... recorded a catch in 10 of his 11 games played ... made his first career reception versus North Texas ... registered one catch for six yards at Arkansas ... posted one reception for seven yards against Baylor ... had a 26-yard catch versus No. 2 Oklahoma ... notched three receptions for 27 yards against Missouri ... made two catches for 22 yards at Texas Tech ... recorded two receptions for 27 yards at Colorado ... tallied four catches for a season-high 70 yards against No. 19 Oklahoma State, including a season-long 37-yard reception ... hauled in a season-high six catches (T-No. 4 on UT's single-game freshman list) for 50 yards at Kansas ... caught two passes for 18 yards versus No. 22 Texas A&M ... redshirted in 2003.
Coached by Glen West at Brenham H.S. ... three-year letterwinner who played wide receiver and free safety ... nearly half of his 72 catches (31) in his final three seasons went for touchdowns ... also averaged 23.4 yards per reception (72 for 1,684 yards) ... helped lead team to a 14-2 record and a berth in the Texas 4A Division II Championship game in 2002 ... a 4A second-team all-state and first-team All-Greater Houston selection at WR and all-district honoree on both sides of the ball as a senior ... caught 38 passes for 796 yards and 12 TDs that year ... added 44 tackles and five interceptions on defense ... played in the 2003 U.S. Army All-American game ... earned 4A honorable mention all-state and all-district honors as a junior ... registered 22 receptions for 656 yards and 13 scores and added a pair of INTs on defense as team posted an 11-2 record ... primarily played defense and was tabbed the district's Sophomore of the Year in 2000 ... recorded 89 tackles, and three interceptions and added 12 catches for 232 yards and six TDs that season ... also a four-year letterwinner in track & field (hurdles) and basketball (forward) ... placed fourth in the 110m hurdles (14.10) at the 2003 Texas 4A track & field meet ... finished sixth as a junior (14.34) ... earned all-district honors in basketball as a junior after averaging 12 points and eight rebounds per game.
Born 12/25/84 in Navasota, Texas ... full name is Limas Lee Sweed, Jr. ... graduated in December 2007 with a degree in youth and community studies and a minor in business ... active in UT's community service program ... is part of a group of Longhorns that regularly visits patients at the Austin Children's Hospital ... majoring in youth and community studies with a minor in business ... a prep honor roll student ... served as a student mentor in high school ... lists basketball, riding horses and playing video games among his hobbies.
Year G/GS Rec-Yds YPC TD Long Rush-Yds YPC TD Long
2007 6/6 19-306 16.1 3 52/Rice 1-[-1] -1.0 0 -
2006 13/13 46-801 17.4 12 60t/UNT 0-5 0.0 0 5/NU
2005 13/13 36-545 15.1 5 45t/2x 0-0 0.0 0 -
2004 11/7 23-263 11.4 0 37/OSU 0-0 0.0 0 -
Career 43/39 124-1,915 15.4 20 60t/UNT 1-4 -1.0 0 5/NU
Receptions: 8 at Nebraska (Jr.); vs. USC! (So.)
Receiving yards: 139 vs. Rice (Sr.)
Long: 60t vs. North Texas (Jr.)
TDs: 2 vs. Rice (Sr.); vs. Baylor (Jr.); vs. North Texas (Jr.); vs. Colorado (So.)
100-yard games: 5 (139 vs. Rice, Sr.; 119 at Nebraska, Jr.; 106 vs. Iowa State, Jr.; 111 vs. North Texas, Jr.; 102 vs. Colorado*, So.)
! Rose Bowl
* Big 12 Championship Game