Tulsa -- A returning letterwinner . . . transferred to Tulsa from Baylor . . . 2006 -- Played in the first nine games . . . missed the final four contests with an injury . . . saw playing time on special teams . . . tallied four tackles . . . had a season-best two stops at Houston . . . also had one tackle each against Stephen F. Austin and Navy . . . was a Conference USA Academic Medalist award winner . . . Overall -- Provides quality depth . . . has a great work ethic . . . an intelligent player . . . adds depth at linebacker . . . expected to contribute again on special teams.
Previous College -- Played one season at Baylor . . . lettered during the 2005 season on special teams, after sitting out the 2004 campaign . . . was a non-recruited walk-on at Baylor.
High School -- Was a four-year letterwinner and three-year starter at Wentzville Holt High School . . . started his final three seasons at safety and fullback . . . helped lead his team to a 10-2 record and state semifinals as a senior . . . earned first-team all-GAC North all-conference and was a first-team all-district selection at safety as a senior . . . named second-team all-state as a senior . . . recorded 107 tackles his senior season . . . rushed for 672 yards his junior season . . . high school football coach was Todd Vaughn.
Personal -- Favorite movie is The Count of Monte Cristo . . . his favorite TV show is "Everybody Loves Raymond" . . . his favorite NFL team is the St. Louis Rams . . . if he could play ay other position, it would be quarterback . . . his favorite book is the Bible . . . his father played college football at Northern Illinois . . . parents are Paul and Jodi Piorkowski . . . majoring in management. (pronounced Per-cow-ski)
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