| Michael Ungar
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Fort Worth, Texas (Trinity Valley)
A tenacious former walk-on who was awarded a scholarship in 2002 and served on UT's kickoff and punt coverage units ... played in 40 career games including four bowl games (2000 & 2003 Cotton Bowls; 2000-01 Holiday Bowls) ... posted 41 special teams tackles, two forced fumbles, five fumble recoveries and a blocked punt ... tallied 13 tackles (second on the team), forced a fumble and recovered two as a senior ... shared UT's Frank Denius Most Valuable Special Teams Player Award in 2002 ... earned Big 12 Special Teams Player of the Week honors after his efforts against Houston in 2000 (recovered fumbled punt return for TD/downed two punts inside 10-yard line) ... also ranked second on the team with 18 special teams tackles (15 solo) in 2001 and third with nine stops (six solo) in 2000 ... earned second-team Academic All-Big 12 honors as a senior.
Saw action in all 13 games on special teams ... also saw limited action at wide receiver ... shared UT's Frank Denius Special Teams Player of the Year Award ... a second-team Academic All-Big 12 selection ... second on the team with 13 special teams tackles (12 solo) ... also recovered two fumbles and forced one ... was named UT's Frank Denius Special Teams Player of the Game after posting two solo special teams tackles and helping UT hold No. 17 Iowa State to a five-yard average on two punt returns and 18.5-yard average on four kickoff returns ... recovered a fumble against Texas A&M and at North Carolina ... forced a fumble at Tulane ... added two stops at No. 17 Kansas State and against No. 2 Oklahoma and Houston ... posted one solo special teams tackle in the 35-20 Cotton Bowl victory over LSU.
Played in all 13 game, including the Holiday Bowl, on special teams ... second on the team with 18 special teams tackles (15 solo) ... recorded a blocked punt (vs. Kansas) and fumble recovery (vs. New Mexico State) ... helped UT limit their opponents to an 18.4 kickoff return average ... tackled Kansas punter Chris Tyrrell in the end zone for a safety and posted three special teams tackles in UT's 59-0 victory ... earned UT's Frank Denius Special Teams Player of the Week honors after that game ... had three tackles against No. 3 Oklahoma ... added two stops at Texas A&M, Baylor and Oklahoma State.
Saw action in all 12 games, including the Holiday Bowl, on special teams ... valuable member of UT's kickoff and punt coverage units ... posted nine tackles (six solo) ... named the Big 12 Special Teams Player of the Week after he scored on a fumbled punt return and downed a pair of punts inside the 10-yard line against Houston ... also shared UT's Special Teams Player of the Week honors following that performance ... paced the special teams with three solo tackles against Oklahoma State ... 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).
REDSHIRT FRESHMAN (1999)
Played in two games, including the Cotton Bowl ... saw action on the kickoff coverage unit against Texas Tech and Arkansas (Cotton Bowl) ... served as a wide receiver on the scout team offense while redshirting in 1998.
Coached by Russel Norman at Trinity Valley High School ... a two-time All-District Offensive MVP (Fort Worth Star-Telegram) ... recorded 52 receptions for 1,050 yards and 14 TDs as a senior ... also posted five interceptions that season ... as a junior, registered 52 catches for 900 yards and 14 TDs ... also added six interceptions ... hauled in 12 passes for 400 yards as a freshman ... also played soccer and ran track for four seasons.
Born 8/13/79 in Fort Worth, Texas ... full name is Michael Philip Ungar ... majored in sociology and history ... the son of Tamas and Jutka Ungar ... lived in York, England, for two years (1984-85) ... volunteered for John Peter Smith Hospital and the Diabetes Walk.
Year G TT (Solo) FC FR PBLK KBLK
2002 13 12 (11) 1 2 0 0
2001 12 18 (15) 0 1 1 0
2000 11 9 (6) 0 2 0 0
1999 1 1 (1) 1 0 0 0
Career 37 41 (34) 2 5 1 0