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Alain Karatepeyan
44   Alain Karatepeyan

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Chatsworth, Calif.

High School:
Chatsworth HS

Last College:
Pierce College

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 250

Position:
Linebacker

Experience:
2L


10/27/2006

Tulsa 30, UTEP 20 - October 27, 2006

Tulsa 30, UTEP 20 - October 27, 2006 (photos by James Walton Beazley)

09/16/2006

North Texas vs. Tulsa - September 16, 2006

North Texas vs. Tulsa - September 16, 2006 (Photos by Walt Beazley & Associated Press)

Tulsa -- A two-year letterwinner . . . has played in 25 career games and has 50 career stops . . . came to Tulsa in 2005 following one season at Pierce Junior College, after transferring from Boise State . . . 2006 -- Played in all 13 games . . . started the first five games . . . had his first career start vs. Stephen F. Austin . . . had five stops in each of the first two games . . . had 39 tackles, five stops for -27 yards, two pass breakups and one forced fumble . . . had five tackles, one stop for -2 yards and one quarterback hurry that forced an interception for a TD vs. UTEP . . . also had five tackles against Stephen F. Austin and BYU . . . had three stops, one tackle for -4 yards, one forced fumble and one pass breakup vs. East Carolina . . . tallied three stops and two tackles for -9 yards vs. Tulane . . . 2005 -- Played in 12 games . . . was credited with 11 tackles and 2.5 stops for -17 yards . . . had season-highs of two tackles each against Minnesota and Tulane . . . had a quarterback sack for -5 yards vs. North Texas . . . Overall -- Had a good fundamental spring . . . an explosive blitzer . . . a big, strong and physical linebacker . . . was unblockable at times last year . . . needs to be consistent.

Junior College -- Played one season at Pierce Junior College . . . totaled 80 tackles, 30 tackles for lost yardage, 18 sacks, 11 forced fumbles and six fumble recoveries in the 2004 season . . . was named the Team MVP . . . earned first-team JC Grid-Wire All-America, all-Western States Conference and all-California accolades . . . received a three-star rating by Rivals.com . . . was named the conference player of the week three times . . . in an upset over Bakersfield College, he forced four fumbles and blocked one punt . . . junior college coach was David Banuelos.

High School -- Was a four-year letterwinner at Chatsworth High School . . . started four years at linebacker, and two years on offense . . . had 155 tackles, nine sacks, eight forced fumbles and six fumble recoveries his senior season . . . also caught 55 passes for 900 yards and rushed for 750 yards as a senior . . . garnered all-state and all-county merits his senior season . . . was named the Team MVP as a senior . . . earned first-team West Valley all-conference honors as a junior and senior . . . tallied 158 tackles, 16 sacks and four interceptions as a junior . . . high school coach was Bill Cohen.

Personal -- Favorite movie is Training Day . . . his favorite NFL team is the Seattle Seahawks . . . favorite NFL player is Ray Lewis . . . enjoys mountain biking . . . the three words he uses to best describe himself are "wild, adventurous and outgoing" . . . if he could play a role in any movie, it would be The Rock in Walking Tall . . . parents are Suzy and the late Levon Karatepeyan . . . a management major.