| Everick Rawls
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Texas City, Texas (Texas City)
An athletic and consistent four-year player who played in 46 career games (including four bowl games) and started 37 contests at weakside linebacker ... started 37 of the final 39 contests of his career ... saw action in four bowl games (1999-2000 Cotton Bowls; 2000-2001 Holiday Bowls) ... starting weakside linebacker on UT's NCAA-leading defense in 2001 (236.2 ypg) ... two-time UT Outstanding Linebacker (1999,2001) ... named the defensive MVP of 2002 East-West Shrine Game after registering two interceptions.
Played in all 13 games and started 12 contests, including the Holiday Bowl ... shared UT's Outstanding Linebacker Award ... ranked fourth on the team with 74 tackles ... also added one sack, five TFLs, an interception, two pass breakups and a forced fumble ... a key contributor on a UT defense that led the nation in total defense (236.2 ypg) and ranked third in passing (146.7 ypg) and scoring defense (13.7 ppg), fourth in pass efficiency defense (88.0 rtg) and sixth in rushing defense (89.5 ypg) ... the Longhorns were one of only two units nationally that ranked among the top 10 nationally in all five statistical categories (Virginia Tech was the other) ... had a season-high eight tackles in the season-opener against New Mexico State and shared UT's Mike Campbell Defensive Player of the Week honors for his efforts ... also posted eight tackles at Baylor ... posted six stops as UT limited Kansas to only 67 total yards (which had been UT's best effort since 1998) ... registered six tackles, two TFLs and a pair of QB pressure against No. 3 Oklahoma ... had five stops and a forced fumble in UT's first matchup with No. 14 Colorado ... recorded five tackles, a sack, one QB pressure and a pass breakup at Oklahoma State ... posted five tackles and a TFL against Texas Tech ... registered seven tackles at Missouri and against North Carolina ... also recorded seven stops at Texas A&M and his second career interception against the Aggies sealed UT's 21-7 victory ... had seven-tackle performances in the Big 12 Championship game against No. 9 Colorado ... led a defense that defeated No. 21 Washington in the Holiday Bowl.
Appeared in all 12 games, including the Holiday Bowl, and started 11 contests overall ... ranked third on the team with 69 tackles (41 solo) ... also had six TFLs (-18 yards), two sacks (-12 yards), six QB pressures, an interception and seven pass breakups ... helped lead a Longhorns defense that led the nation in pass efficiency defense (88.3), ranked seventh nationally in total defense (278.3 ypg), 11th in scoring defense (17.9 ppg), 12th in rushing defense (94.0 ypg) and 17th in passing defense (184.3 ypg) ... UT was one of only three schools that ranked among the top 17 nationally in all five of those categories ... led the defense with nine tackles (eight solo) in the season opener against UL-Lafayette. ... recorded seven tackles at Stanford ... tallied six stops against Oklahoma State and Houston ... tied for the team lead with eight tackles and forced a fumble against No. 10 Oklahoma ... registered seven tackles and an interception at Colorado ... had six stops and a fumble recovery against Baylor ... tied for the team lead with nine tackles and two TFLs at Kansas ... registered five tackles and two sacks against No. 8 Oregon in the Holiday Bowl.
Started all 14 games, including the Cotton Bowl, at weakside linebacker ... shared UT's Outstanding Linebacker Award with D.D. Lewis ... tied for fourth on the team, and tops among linebackers, with 80 tackles ... tied for the teamlead with three fumble recoveries and ranked sixth with nine QB pressures ... also had nine TFLs (-15 yards) ... registered two double-digit tackle efforts ... recorded 23 tackles during the final regular-season games, including a career-high 14 stops at No. 24 Texas A&M ... added two QB pressures and a TFL in that contest ... posted nine tackles and broke up a pass that was intercepted by Greg Brown against No. 3 Nebraska in the Big 12 Championship game ... recorded seven tackles and recovered a career-high two fumbles in the upset victory over No. 3 Nebraska ... tallied 10 stops and one QB pressure against Rice ... posted eight tackles and a QB pressure at Rutgers ... opened the season with three tackles and a fumble recovery against North Carolina State ... posted his first career interception in the Cotton Bowl against Arkansas.
Played in seven games, including the Cotton Bowl, on special teams and at middle linebacker ... had seven tackles and a fumble recovery... registered a season-high four tackles and a fumble recovery against Rice ... had two stops against Iowa State.
Coached by Rusty Dowling at Texas City High ... a three-year starter who was tabbed honorable mention All-USA by USA Today as a senior ... named The Associated Press Texas Class 4A Defensive Player of the Year ... tabbed first-team Texas Class 4A all-state as a defensive lineman in 1997 ... also played four years of varsity basketball.
Born 9/5/79 in Houston, Texas ... full name is Everick Donyale Rawls ... majored in youth and community studies ... was on the Athletics Director's Honor Roll in fall 1998.
Year G/GS TT (Solo) TFL Sacks QBP INT PBU FC FR High
2001 12/11 74 (36) 5 (-9) 1 (-4) 7 1 2 1 0 8/2x
2000 11/10 69 (41) 5 (-18) 2 (-12) 6 1 7 1 1 9/2x
1999 13/13 80(46) 9 (-15) 1 (-3) 9 0 1 1 3 14/A&M
1998 6/0 7 (3) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 0 0 0 1 4/Rice
Career 42/34 230(126) 20 (-42) 4 (-19) 22 2 10 3 5 14/A&M
Tackles: 14 at Texas A&M (So.)
Sacks: 2 vs. Oklahoma(Sr.); at Kansas (Jr.); vs. Houston (Jr.)
10-Tackle Games: 2 (14 at Texas A&M, So.; 10 vs. Rice, So.)