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Bobby Blackshire
4   Bobby Blackshire

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Tulsa, OK

High School:
East Central HS

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 205

Position:
Defensive Back

Experience:
3L


Tulsa -- A three-year letterwinner and two-year starter . . . has played in all 38 games since coming to Tulsa . . . has 26 career starts . . . has 203 career tackles, 10 stops for -43 yards, 13 pass breakups and four interceptions . . . was named the nation's eighth-ranked free satety heading into the 2006 season by The Sporting News . . .2005-- Started all 13 games . . . had 99 tackles to rank second on the team . . . named first-team all-Conference USA . . . ranked 14th in C-USA for tackles . . . tallied seven tackles in the AutoZone Liberty Bowl . . . had three sacks and one pass break-up against UCF... had nine stops and one pass break-up vs. Tulane . . . tied a career-high with 12 stops vs. UTEP . . . had seven stops and one pass break-up against each SMU and East Carolina . . . had eight stops and one interception vs. Rice . . . had five stops and a 32-yard interception return vs. Southern Miss that set-up Tulsa's go-ahead TD . . . tied a career-best 12 tackles vs. Houston . . . had nine tackles in each of the first two games of the season . . . 2004 -- Started all 12 games at bandit . . . was third on the team in tackles with 77 stops and tallied six tackles for -18 yards . . . ranked second on the team with seven pass breakups . . . had a career-best 12 tackles against Nevada, including 11 solos . . . also had nine stops against Southwest Missouri State and eight each vs. Navy and Louisiana Tech . . . had a career-best three breakups against Kansas, and added one interception and had five tackles . . . 2003-- Played in all 13 games and had one start as a true freshman . . . totaled 27 tackles, including 17 solos . . . had a season-best seven tackles against Georgia Tech . . . had his only collegiate start vs. Arkansas, and had 5 stops . . . tallied two tackles including one sack for -20 yards vs. Louisiana Tech . . . caused a fumble on the final kickoff return vs. Rice, that Tulsa recovered . . . had four stops and one tackle for -1 yard vs. UTEP . . . blocked a PAT vs. Hawaii . . . had three solo tackles vs. Minnesota . . . Overall -- Had a great spring . . . a tremendous worker who studies the game . . . possesses good size and speed . . .a quiet leader . . . a sure tackler . . . a very versatile player who can play all positions in the secondary.

High School -- Was a three-year letterwinner at East Central High School . . . started both his junior and senior seasons at free safety . . . was also a starting wide receiver as a senior . . . named to the all-state and all-metro teams by the Tulsa World his senior season . . . was one of 20 players named to the Tulsa World Blue-Chip List . . . was a second-team Daily Oklahoman all-state selection . . . had 99 tackles with four sacks, five interceptions and two fumble recoveries as a senior . . . caught 15 passes for 293 yards and four touchdowns his senior season . . . helped lead his team to a 10-2 record and state quarterfinal finish as a senior . . . received a two-star rating by TheInsiders.com . . . had career totals of 289 tackles, 10 sacks, 10 interceptions, four fumble recoveries and blocked six kicks . . . had 41 career receptions for 709 yards and seven touchdowns . . . also lettered three years in track, finishing second in both the high hurdles and high jump at the Class 5A state meet . . . high school coach was Travis Hill .

Personal -- Favorite movie is The Last Dragon . . . favorite NFL player is Ray Lewis . . . lists basketball as his favorite sport other than football to play and watch . . . parents are Bobby and Liz Blackshire . . . majoring in communciation . . . born February 11, 1985.

Blackshire's Career Statistics Defense G UT AT Tot Loss Sack FR FF PBU Int 2003 (Fr) 13 17 10 27 3/-22 1/-20 0 1 0 0 2004 (So) 12 50 27 77 6/-18 0/0 0 0 7 2 2005 (Jr) 13 53 46 99 1/-3 0/0 0 0 6 2 Totals 38 120 83 203 10/-43 1/-20 0 1 13 4