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Sam Rayburn
96   Sam Rayburn

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Chickasha, Okla.

High School:
Chickasha HS

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 303

Position:
Defensive Tackle

Experience:
3L



Tulsa: A three-year letterwinner and two-year starter . . . has played in 28 career games, and has started 17 contests . . . has totaled 77 career tackles, including 22 stops for -61 yards . . . 2001 ?- Started all 11 games . . . was credited with 37 tackles, including 27 solos and a team-high 16 stops for ?47 yards . . . tied the school record with his 16 tackles for lost yards . . . tied the record set by Willis Carolina (1981) and Joe Dixon (1984) . . . had seven games with two stops for lost yardage . . . had three tackles, two stops for ?10 yards and one forced fumble vs. Indiana State . . . tallied five tackles and two stops for ?2 yards vs. UTEP . . . had six stops vs. New Mexico State, including two for ?2 yards . . . had two stops for ?3 yards vs. Boise State . . . had two stops for ?9 yards against Oklahoma . . . tallied three tackles, including two for ?10 yards against Rice . . . had six tackles and two stops for ?6 yards vs. Louisiana Tech . . . also tallied five tackles and one sack for ?4 yards vs. Hawaii . . . earned honorable mention all-WAC merits . . . 2000 -- Played in 10 games and started six contests . . . collected 21 tackles including three stops for -6 yards . . . 1999 ??Played in seven games . . . missed four games with an injury . . . was credited with 19 tackles, including three stops for -8 yards . . . had a season-best nine tackles against Rice . . . Overall -- Had a great spring season . . . improved in every facet of his game during spring drills . . . gave great effort during the spring . . . will be expected to make major contributions during the season . . . has good size, strength and improved his speed during the spring season.

High School: Was a three-year letterwinner at Chickasha High School . . . started his junior and senior seasons on the defensive line . . . started three games at offensive tackle his senior season . . . helped lead his team to an overall 25-3 record in his final two seasons as well as to the state championship game both years . . . was a third-team Daily Oklahoman all-state performer his senior season . . . was named to the Tulsa World honorable mention all-state team as a senior . . . was named to the Oklahoma Coaches Association all-state team . . . played in the Oil Bowl game which features Oklahoma vs. Texas seniors . . . ranked sixth in the state in Class 5A with 130 total tackles, including 88 solos his senior campaign . . . also added nine sacks and three fumble recoveries his senior season . . . had 215 tackles, 14 sacks and five fumble recoveries during his high school career . . . was an all-district performer as a senior . . . was credited with 82 tackles and five sacks as a junior . . . high school coach was Tim Reynolds.

Personal: Enjoys fishing and hunting . . . favorite NFL team is the Tampa Bay Buccaneers . . . lists Warren Sapp as his favorite NFL player . . . his favorite TV show is "The Osbournes" . . . the most memorable place he has visited is Cancun, Mexico . . . his dream as a child was to be an astronaut . . . his favorite food is steak . . .lists Blow as his favorite movie . . . a member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes . . . majoring in communications . . . born October 20, 1980.

Career Statistics

DefenseGUTATTotLossSackFRFFPBUInt
1999 (Fr)7712193/-82/-60000
2000 (So)10129213/-60/00100
2001 (Jr)1127103716/-474/-250100
Totals2846317722/-616/-310200