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Philip Abode
8   Philip Abode

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Stillwater, Okla.

High School:
Stillwater HS

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 190

Position:
Linebacker

Experience:
3L



Tulsa: A three-year letterwinner . . . has played in 31 career games and has 12 career starts . . . has tallied 91 tackles, six pass breakups, three fumble recoveries and two interceptions in his three-year career . . . 2000 -- Received a medical hardship last year after suffering a shoulder injury in the season opener against North Carolina . . . started the game against North Carolina . . . 1999 -- Played in all 11 games . . . was credited with only seven tackles . . . earned all-WAC Academic honors . . . 1998 -- Played in all 11 games and started six games . . . received starting assignments against SW Missouri State, Oklahoma State, West Virginia, San Diego State, TCU and Wyoming . . . totaled 40 tackles including 28 solos in his six starts . . . three of his 28 solos were behind the line of scrimmage for a total of 17 yards lost . . . had a season-high nine tackles vs. San Diego State and one stop for -9 yards . . . tallied six tackles against SMU . . . was an all-WAC Academic selection . . . 1997 -- Was one of three true freshmen to earn a letter . . . played in eight games, missing the last three due to an ankle injury . . . started five games including Rice, UTEP, TCU, Colorado State and Utah . . . totaled 44 tackles including 29 solos . . . had two stops for -3 yards . . . also had three fumble recoveries, two pass breakups, one caused fumble and one interception . . . picked up a blocked punt and raced 41 yards for Tulsa's first touchdown against TCU . . . had a career-best 11 tackles against UTEP . . . tallied eight stops vs. Missouri and six each against Iowa and Utah . . . Overall -- Missed spring drills with a shoulder injury . . . a very athletic player . . . an intelligent player . . . has an ability to make plays . . . has good speed.

High School: Was a four-year letterwinner at Stillwater High School . . . was a three-year starter at linebacker and started all four seasons at tight end . . . was a member of team's which recorded a 29-7 mark in three seasons, including an 11-2 record and state semifinal finish as a junior . . . registered 201 tackles, six fumble recoveries, six sacks and three interceptions during his career . . . had a team-leading 96 stops and added two sacks and one interception as a senior . . . also caught seven passes for 106 yards and two TDs . . . was credited with 87 tackles, two interceptions, three sacks and five fumble recoveries, while hauling in 12 passes for 199 yards during his junior season . . . was selected to the Oklahoma Coaches Association all-state team as a linebacker . . . earned first-team all-district merits . . . was selected as the Male Regional Scholar Athlete of the Year as a senior . . . high school coach was Bill DeFee.

Personal: Lists Jerry Rice as his favorite NFL player . . . his favorite NFL team is San Francisco 49ers . . . favorite TV show is the "ESPN SportsCenter" . . . lists Shaquille O'Neal as his favorite athlete . . . a member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes . . . if he were President of the United States, he would lead with integrity . . . lists Iowa's Kinnick Stadium as his favorite road stadium . . . his favorite game as a child was kickball . . . his favorite book is the Bible . . . has been on the President's List four semesters and Dean's List four semesters . . . has made the Athletic Director's Honor Roll four years . . . majoring in mathematics, with a minor in economics . . . born Philip Jerome Abode in Stillwater, Oklahoma on December 2, 1978.

Career Statistics

DefenseGUTATTotLossSackFRPBUInt
199782915442/-30/0321
1998112812403/-170/0021
1999114370/00/0020
2000Redshirt
Totals306130915/-200/0362