Hurricane gets four first-team selections and five on second team
Profile on Tulsa special teams players Abbott, Fitzpatrick and Sears
Tulsa - A two-year letterwinner . . . a former walk-on athlete, who was put on scholarship prior to the 2010 season . . . has handled the deep snapping duties for the last two years . . . has played in 25 career games . . . has six career tackles on special teams . . . has been a four-year Conference USA All-Academic Honoree . . . 2010 - Played in all 13 games as the deep snapper . . . was credited with two tackles . . . 2009 - Played in all 12 games as the deep snapper . . . handled deep snapping duties for punts, field goals and PATs . . . was credited with four tackles, including a season-best two against Memphis . . . 2008 - Did not see action, but was on the travel roster . . . 2007 - Was one of several freshmen to sit out the 2007 season due to red-shirt status . . . Overall - Moved from linebacker to solely concentrate on the deep snapper duties during the spring of 2008 . . . earned the starting spot at deep snapper in the fall of 2009 . . . intelligent player . . . has a great work ethic . . . has been very accurate on his snaps . . . very coachable.
High School - Was a three-year letterwinner at Liberal High School . . . started at tight end and defensive end his senior season . . . was credited with 64 tackles, 13 stops for lost yardage and seven sacks as a senior . . . earned all-conference honors as a senior . . . high school football coach was Tom Schroeder.
Personal - Favorite NFL team is the Chicago Bears . . . his favorite NFL player is Bears' linebacker Brian Urlacher . . . his favorite movie is Cinderella Man . . . lists Remember the Titans as his favorite sports movie . . . favorite TV channel is Fox News and the "Bill O'Reilly Show" is his favorite TV show . . . has three younger brothers . . . favorite book is the Bible . . . a member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes . . . the person he would most like to hang out with for a day is late President Ronald Reagan . . . his parents, Cliff and Shari, are TU graduates . . . his father was an all-Missouri Valley Conference linebacker and also an assistant football coach at Tulsa . . . was married on May 11, 2011 . . . his wife's name is Kristen . . . earned his bachelor's degree in exercise sports science in May . . . working on his mater's in business . . . born March 14, 1989 in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
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