Tulsa -- A returning squad member . . . transferred to Tulsa from the University of Arkansas prior to the 2007 season . . . caught a one-yard touchdown pass in the spring game . . . an extremely tough player . . . a big-timer blocker . . . has a great understanding of the offense.
High School -- Was a two-year letterwinner and starter at Springdale High School . . . played fullback both seasons . . . as a senior, his team posted a 14-0 record, won the state championship and was ranked second nationally . . . earned all-conference accolades as a senior . . . was named to the Morning News Dream Team . . . also lettered two years in baseball . . . high school football coach was Gus Malzahn.
Personal -- Favorite NFL team is the Philadelphia Eagles . . . the Harry Potter Books are his favorite . . . favorite TV show is "Smallville" . . . his favorite sport to play besides football is baseball . . . the most memorable place he has visited is Jamaica . . . the three words that he uses to best describe himself are "dedicated, courageous and honest" . . . played on a Bolivian baseball team in a National Baseball Tournament while on a mission trip . . . his older sister, Kara, played basketball at Tulsa . . . a member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes . . . parents are Victor and Mamie Pongonis . . . majoring in theatre. (pronunciation . . . Pon-go-nis)
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