| Beau Trahan
5-11 · 210
Bay City, Texas (Bay City)
Inspirational former high school quarterback who developed into a leader on special teams ... played in 52 career games including four bowl games (2000 & 2003 Cotton Bowls; 2000-01 Holiday Bowls) ... tabbed UT's Frank Denius Special Teams MVP each of his last three seasons ... registered 64 special teams tackles, two fumble recoveries and a blocked punt during his career ... also scored three career touchdowns (one in 2002; two in 1999) ... led the team in special teams stops in 2001 (31) and 2000 (15) ... played in all 13 games on special teams in 2002 and posted 12 tackles (eight solo) ... also converted two fake punts for first downs and scored on a fake field goal ... saw action in all 13 games in 2001, all on special teams ... 2001 Longhorns' Coca-Cola Community Service Award winner ... played in all 12 games in 2000 ... American Airlines D.X. Bible Spirit Award winner ... blocked a punt against No. 8 Oregon in the Holiday Bowl ... began his UT career at quarterback before moving to wide receiver during his redshirt freshman season in 1998 ... moved to safety during the 1999 spring season and developed into a significant contributor on special teams ... moved back to QB during 2000 preseason workouts ... scored a TD on a muffed field goal attempt and recovered a fumbled kickoff for a score in 1999 ... earned second-team Academic All-Big 12 honors in 1999.
Saw action in all 13 games, all on special teams ... named UT's Frank Denius Special Teams Player of the Year for the third consecutive season ... a two-time Frank Denius Special Teams Player of the Game honoree (vs. North Texas & Houston) ... successfully converted three fourth down fake field goal rushes for 32 yards (10.7 avg.), including a 24-yard TD against Houston (third TD of career) ... had 4-yard first down runs at Texas Tech and against Oklahoma State ... second on the team with 12 special teams tackles (eight solo) ... also has helped limit the opposition to a 19.5-yard kickoff return average on 46 returns ... posted a team-high three special teams stops and blocked a punt in the season opener against North Texas ... added a pair of tackles at Nebraska and against No. 2 Oklahoma.
Saw action in all 13 games, including the Holiday Bowl, all on special teams ... also served as the team's holder on PATs/FGs ... named UT's Frank Denius Special Teams MVP ... also earned the team's Coca-Cola Community Service Award ... recorded a team-high 31 special teams tackles (24 solo) and helped the Longhorns limit their opponents to an 18.4-yard kickoff return average ... posted six special teams tackles at Baylor and against Texas Tech ... added five stops at Texas A&M ... had a three-tackle effort at Houston ... picked up UT's Frank Denius Special Teams Player of the Week award after the Houston, Texas Tech and Texas A&M contests.
Played in all 12 games on special teams, including the Holiday Bowl, and appeared in one game (at Kansas) at quarterback ... also served as the team's holder on PATs/FGs ... shared the team's Frank Denius Special Teams MVP and American Airlines D.X. Bible Spirit awards ... registered a team-high 15 special teams tackles (11 solo) ... helped UT limit opponents to an average starting field position of the 20.9-yard line and a 15.8-yard kickoff return average (57 returns) ... blocked a punt against No. 8 Oregon in the Holiday Bowl ... posted four solo special teams stops in the season opener against Louisiana-Lafayette and earned UT's Frank Denius Special Teams Player of the Week honors ... led the special teams with three tackles against Baylor and No. 22 Texas A&M ... relieved Chris Simms at QB against Kansas and completed his only pass attempt (for one yard) and had a 14-yard scramble.
REDSHIRT FRESHMAN (1999)
Played in all 14 games, including the Cotton Bowl, on special teams ... served as the backup holder on PATs/FGs ... scored two special teams TDs ... earned second-team Academic All-Big 12 honors ... posted two fumble recoveries and six special teams tackles ... recovered an Iowa State fumble (caused by Maurice Gordon) on a third-quarter kickoff and returned it five yards for a score ... posted two special teams tackles against Oklahoma State and earned UT's Frank Denius Special Teams Player of the Week for his efforts ... picked up a bobbled snap on a field goal attempt against Stanford and ran four yards for a TD ... recovered a fumbled kickoff against Texas Tech that led to a TD ... redshirted in 1998.
Coached by his father, Warren, at Bay City High ... a four-sport athlete who played defensive back and quarterback ... a four-year starter at quarterback who also played cornerback, free safety and wide receiver ... two-time district offensive MVP ... completed 81-of-154 passes for 1,508 yards and 16 TDs (four INTs) in leading the team to a 9-2 record as a senior ... also rushed for 520 yards and 11 TDs that year ... completed 85-of-152 passes for 980 yards and 10 TDs (four INTs) as a junior ... injured much of his sophomore season after completing 80-of-141 passes for 1,350 yards and 14 TDs (five INTs) as a freshman ... a first-team Texas 4A all-state performer in baseball (center field), a first-team all-district honoree in basketball and placed second in the 300-meter hurdles and 110-meter hurdles at the 1997 Texas 4A Track & Field Championships.
Born 3/20/79 in Houston ... full name is Beau Raymond Trahan ... lived in Cypress, Texas, for 13 years while his father, Warren, coached there ... when his father was named coach and athletics director at Bay City High, the family relocated ... father earned All-SWC honors at Texas A&M as a defensive tackle in 1974 ... majored in kinesiology ... a three-time member of the Athletics Director's Honor Roll ... named to the Fall 2000 Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll ... was one of the most active participants in UT's community service program ... was a regular visitor at the Austin Children's Hospital ... volunteered for the Children's Miracle Network telethon ... helped raise money for the Make-A-Wish Foundation ... a prep honor roll student ... was a member of the National Honor Society ... volunteered time reading to elementary school kids as a prepster.
Year G TT (Solo) FC FR PBLK KBLK
2002 13 12 (8) 0 0 1 0
2001 12 31 (24) 0 0 0 0
2000 11 15 (11) 0 0 0 0
1999 13 6 (1) 0 2 0 0
Career 49 64 (44) 0 2 1 0
Tackles: 6 at Baylor (Jr.); vs. Texas Tech (Jr.)