| Lyle Sendlein
6-5 · 315
Scottsdale, Ariz. (Chaparral)
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Experienced and proven fifth-year center who has played in 49 career games, including 26 consecutive starts ... also is versatile enough to play guard ... started all 13 games in 2006 ... was a member of the Rimington Trophy watch list (nation's top center) ... a consensus first-team All-Big 12 performer ... started all 13 games in 2005 ... earned honorable mention All-Big 12 honors from The Associated Press ... played at backup center and guard in 10 games in 2004 ... appeared in all 13 games on offense and special teams in 2003 ... spent the 2002 season gaining valuable experience at guard and center while redshirting ... is a second generation Longhorn ... his father, Robin, played linebacker at UT (1977-80) and for eight years in the NFL ... graduated in December with a degree in liberal arts.
Started all 13 games at center ... was a member of the Rimington Trophy watch list (nation's top center) ... a consensus first-team All-Big 12 performer ... voted captain by his teammates ... named one of UT's Most Consistent Offensive Players ... helped Texas gain 162.6 rushing yards per game (34th NCAA), 391.5 total yards per game (23rd NCAA) and score 35.9 points per game (seventh NCAA) ... paved the way for 212 yards on the ground and 410 total yards in the season opener against North Texas ... blocked for 326 total yards with 172 of those coming on the ground against No. 1 Ohio State ... cleared the way for 330 rushing yards and 493 total yards in a victory against Rice ... allowed Texas' offense to produce a balanced 246 yards passing and 193 yards rushing for a total of 439 yards of offense against Iowa State ... gave the quarterbacks time to register 300 yards passing and 419 total yards versus Sam Houston State ... allowed Texas' offense to produce 124 rushing yards and 108 yards passing in a 28-10 victory over No. 14 Oklahoma ... helped Texas' offense produce 275 yards passing and 162 yards rushing against Baylor ... paved the way for 348 total yards at No. 17 Nebraska ... led the way for 227 rushing yards and 256 passing yards against Texas Tech ... helped Texas accumulate 164 yards rushing and 346 yards passing (510 total) versus Oklahoma State ... paved the way for Texas to rush for 143 yards and throw for 241, while posting 42 points, at Kansas State ... helped Texas gain 230 total yards against Texas A&M ... gave Texas time to throw for 308 yards versus Iowa in the Alamo Bowl.
Started all 13 games at center ... earned honorable mention All-Big 12 honors from The Associated Press ... key part of a line that helped Texas rank first in the nation in scoring offense (50.2 ppg), second in rushing offense (274.9 ypg) and third in total offense (512.1 ypg) ... has cleared the way for Texas to set school single-season records in both points scored (652) and total yards (6,657) ... Texas' 652 points broke the 22-year old NCAA record of 624 points set by Nebraska in 1983 ... UT's 50.2 points per game average marked only the fifth time in NCAA history that a team finished the year averaging over 50 points per game ... Texas was the first team since Nebraska in 1995 to score 50 points and post 500 yards per game in a season ... helped Texas score at least 40 points in 12 of 13 games, including a national-leading and school-record 11 straight games ... Texas' 3,574 rushing yards were the fourth-most in school history ... UT's six 300-yard games matched its total last season, which was the most since 1977 ... helped Texas produce 600 yards of total offense in a school-record three games ... opened the season by blocking for 591 total yards, including 418 rushing yards, against La.-Lafayette ... helped tally 382 total yards against No. 4 Ohio State's fourth-ranked defense, which is only giving up 275.3 yards per game ... cleared the way for 361 rushing yards en route to 483 total yards in a victory over Rice ... helped Texas clear 300-yards rushing for the second consecutive game with 349 on the way to 585 yards of total offense at Missouri ... allowed Texas' offense to produce a balanced 241 yards passing and 203 yards rushing (444 total yards) against a fifth-ranked Oklahoma defense that is only allowing 91.2 yards rushing and 304.8 total yards per game ... Texas then followed with 482 total yards against No. 24 Colorado, which entered the game ranked 19th nationally (300.0 ypg) ... cleared the way for UT to post 444 yards of total offense and 52 points against a Texas Tech defense that is only giving up 328.2 yards and 19.4 points per game ... helped Texas post its first of three consecutive games of 600-plus yards with 606 total yards, including 367 rushing yards, at Oklahoma State ... followed with UT's fifth-best offensive output in gaining 645 yards, including 347 rushing yards, and posting 62 points against a Baylor defense that was only giving up 333.8 yards and 20.5 points per game ... it marked the first time Texas produced back-to-back 600-yard games ... Texas continued the streak with 617 yards, including 336 rushing yards, against Kansas' top-ranked rushing defense (64.1 ypg) ... the two-game total of 1,251 yards was the second-most in UT history ... blocked for 336 total yards in Texas' sixth straight victory over Texas A&M ... helped produce a Big 12 Championship record 70 points in amassing 486 total yards and blocking for six rushing TDs ... paved the way for 289 yards rushing and 556 yards of total offense in Texas' 41-38 victory over USC for the National Championship.
Played at backup center and guard in 10 games ... part of a line that cleared the way for Texas to rank second in the nation in rushing (299.2 ypg), seventh in total offense (464.4 ypg) and 12th in scoring (35.3 ppg) ... Texas' 3,590 rushing yards was the third-highest total in school history ... UT registered six 300-yard rushing games, the most since 1977 ... helped block for 673 yards of total offense (No. 3 on the UT all-time list), including 513 yards rushing (No. 7 on the UT all-time list), versus North Texas ... helped clear the way for 525 total yards against Rice, including 339 on the ground ... helped produce another 507 yards versus Baylor with 303 rushing yards ... the Longhorns rushed for 193 yards against a Missouri defense that was allowing just 98.0 rushing yards per game ... UT then rushed for 351 yards and five TDs at Texas Tech, as part of 493 total yards ... helped clear 300 yards rushing with 326 and pushed through four TDs on the ground at Colorado ... helped produce the 15th-best offensive performance in UT history with 600 total yards, including 322 on the ground, versus No. 19 Oklahoma State ... UT surpassed 250 yards in both categories, recording 289 yards in the air and 292 on the ground in totaling 581 yards, the ninth-best total in the Mack Brown era, at Kansas ... closed the regular season with 274 rushing yards as part of 405 total yards against No. 22 Texas A&M ... helped compile 444 total yards, including 264 rushing yards versus No. 13 Michigan in the Rose Bowl ... it was the sixth straight game of the season rushing for over 250 yards, marking the first time in school history that has been accomplished since 1973.
REDSHIRT FRESHMAN (2003)
Played in all 13 games on offense and special teams ... helped pave the way for the nation's sixth-ranked scoring offense (41.0 ppg) and eighth-ranked rushing offense (232.5 ypg) ... UT recorded four 300-yard rushing games and rushed for 3,023 yards in 2003, both were the most since 1977 ... UT's 41 rushing TDs were the fourth-most nationally ... Texas set school records for points (533) and total yards (5,709) on the year ... redshirted in 2002.
Coached by Ron Esthbrook at Chaparral High ... was a four-year letterwinner and three-year starter as a prepster ... started at defensive tackle and linebacker as a senior, linebacker as a junior and offensive tackle as a sophomore ... helped lead team to back-to-back Arizona 4A State Championships in 1999-2000 and a 28-game winning streak ... a first-team all-state, all-region and all-city selection as a senior ... posted 110 tackles, six sacks, three fumble recoveries (one returned for a TD) and a 29-yard interception return for a TD that year ... had 21 tackles, two sacks and a 29-yard INT return for a TD against Saguaro in 2001 ... earned second-team all-state and first-team all-region and all-city honors as a junior ... also named the Valley's 2000 Defensive Player of the Year ... racked up 157 tackles that year ... top game of his junior season was a 19-tackle performance against Saguaro ... a first-team all-region choice at offensive tackle as a sophomore.
Born 3/16/84 in Edina, Minn. ... full name is Lyle Robert Sendlein ... also has lived in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Elko, Nev. and Las Vegas ... father, Robin, played linebacker at UT (1977-80) and in the NFL for eight years (Minnesota, 1981-85/Miami, 1986-87/Houston, 1988) ... mother, Carrie, also attended UT ... brother, Austin, was a defensive lineman and lettered for the Longhorns from 2002-03 ... earned a spot on UT's Athletics Director's Academic Honor Roll in spring and fall 2003 ... named to the Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll in fall 2003 ... graduated in December with a degree in liberal arts ... a prep honor roll student ... very active in community service projects ... enjoys riding dirt bikes, camping and hunting in his spare time.