Tulsa –– A three-year letterwinner and two-year starter . . . has played in 34 career games and has 23 starts . . . has 134 career tackles, 17 pass breakups and four interceptions . . . 2003 –– Was named second-team all-WAC as a cornerback . . . had 75 tackles to rank sixth on the team . . . also had three interceptions and a team-leading 12 pass breakups . . . started the opener at free safety and shared the team-lead with eight tackles against Minnesota, but started the next 12 games at cornerback . . . had a career-high 12 tackles and three pass breakups against San Jose State . . . totaled seven tackles vs. SMU and added six stops against Arkansas, Texas State, Hawaii and Boise State . . . had five stops, two pass breakups and one interception vs. Rice . . . 2002 –– Played in 11 games and started 10 contests . . . collected 45 tackles to rank seventh on the team . . . of his tackles, 31 were unassisted . . . also had three pass breakups and one interception . . . was credited with a career-best seven stops against Hawaii . . . had six tackles vs. SMU . . . totaled five tackles and had one interception against Baylor . . . also had five tackles against Kansas, Boise State and San Jose State . . . 2001 –– Played in 10 games . . . missed the UTEP contest . . . was credited with 14 tackles, including 11 solos . . . had four tackles, one stop for –5 yards and one pass breakup against Boise State . . . also had three tackles against New Mexico State . . . Overall –– Came out of spring drills as a starting cornerback . . . had an outstanding spring . . . has great speed and feet . . . has solid coverage skills . . . has all the tools to be a solid cornerback . . . needs to add strength . . . gained confidence as a true freshman last year . . . expected to have a solid year.
High School –– Was a three-year letterwinner at West Orange-Stark High School . . . started three years at cornerback and his senior year at receiver as well . . . helped lead his team to a 15-1 record and the Class 4A state championship game his senior season . . . his prep team compiled a 32-5 record in his three years . . . collected 58 tackles, five interceptions and 10 pass breakups as a senior . . . caught 28 receptions for 420 yards and two touchdowns his senior season . . . named to the Class 4A all-state first-team as a senior . . . was selected as the Willie Ray Smith Defensive award winner his senior season . . . was a two-time all-district and all-county selection . . . named to the Port Arthur Super Gold team as a senior . . . listed among Max Emfinger's Texas Super 175 senior prospects (168th) . . . had 48 tackles and 17 pass breakups his junior season . . . high school coach was Dan Hooks.
Personal –– Favorite TV show is “Martin” . . . his favorite movie is Life . . . lists the Miami Dolphins as his favorite NFL team . . . his favorite NFL player is Ty Law . . . his favorite professional athlete is Michael Jordan . . . fried chicken is his favorite food . . . lists “cool, calm and collective” as the three words that best describe himself . . . the ESPN SportsCenter highlight he would create would be intercepting a pass and score the game-winning touchdown in the national championship game . . . favorite game as a child was red light-green light . . . if he were forced to surrender all of his possessions but one, he would keep his Bible . . . his cousin is fellow Hurricane teammate Jeff Thibodeaux . . . parents are Geary and Carolyn Hope . . . majoring in psychology . . . born November 20, 1982.
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