| William Winston
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Big, powerful and athletic five-year offensive lineman who served as the top backup behind Justin Blalock at right tackle ... also has displayed the ability to play guard ... appeared in 50 career games ... served as the backup at right tackle in 2004 ... was the primary backup at that position in 2003 ... played in eight games at right tackle and 11 games on special teams in 2004 ... played in all 13 games on offense and special teams in 2003 ... saw action on special teams and as a backup tackle in '02 ... benefited from redshirting in '01 ... a solid student who is on pace to graduate in December.
Appeared in all 13 games as the primary backup at right tackle ... 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' topranked 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.
Served as the primary backup at right tackle ... appeared in eight games at right tackle and 11 games on special teams ... member 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 ... produced another 507 yards versus Baylor with 303 rushing yards ... helped UT rush 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 ... 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.
Served as the primary backup at right tackle and played in all 13 games on offense or 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 touchdowns were the fourth-most nationally ... Texas set school records for points (533) and total yards (5,709) on the year ... saw the most action at Rice and versus Tulane ... helped the offense gain 515 total yards at Rice, including 322 yards rushing ... helped UT repeat the 515 total yards of offense against Tulane.
REDSHIRT FRESHMAN (2002)
Appeared in all 13 games on UT's FG/PAT team ... helped PK Dusty Mangum connect on all 54 extra point attempts and 16-of-26 field goals ... also saw action in six contests as a backup tackle ... helped UT's offense rank fifth in the Big 12 and 16th in the NCAA in scoring offense (33.8 ppg.) ... shared UT's Darrell K Royal Offensive Player of the Week honors after helping the offense pile up a season-high 569 total yards at North Carolina ... helped the offense post 477 total yards and 39:43 in time of possession against Houston and 450 yards against Baylor ... redshirted in 2001.
Coached by Ray Seals at Madison High ... a three-year letterman on the offensive line ... earned first-team All-Greater Houston honors as a senior ... had 26 pancakes for an offense that averaged 50 points and 430 yards per game in 2000 ... helped clear the way for Madison's 76-point, 720-yard game against Westside as a senior ... helped pave the way for an offense that averaged 400 yards per game his junior year ... did not allow a sack that year ... also lettered four times in track & field ... set the school record in the shot put (56-0) ... a four-time Junior Olympian ... earned medals at the Junior Olympics from 1997-2000 in the shot put.
Born 5/25/82 in Houston ... full name is William Ray Winston ... a youth and community studies major ... very active in the Longhorns community service program ... an AB Honor Roll student as a high schooler ... graduated in the top third of his senior class ... active in community service efforts in the Houston area ... list driving radio-controlled model cars/trucks and flying kites among his hobbies ... is a big fan of the sport of drag racing ... also enjoys watching cartoons.