Practices begin March 6 and end with spring game on April 7
Cougars score in the final seconds to eclipse Golden Hurricane
Hurricane gets four first-team selections and five on second team
Tulsa set for C-USA West Championship game with No. 7 Houston at 11 a.m. Nov. 25
Tulsa - A three-year letterwinner . . . transferred at mid-semester 2008 from Blinn Junior College . . . has seen action in 33 career contests . . . has 12 career receptions for 153 yards and two touchdowns . . . 2010 - Played in all 13 games . . . had six receptions for 64 yards and two touchdowns . . . caught a 5-yard TD reception at Houston . . . had a season-long 23-yard reception at Memphis . . . had his first career TD reception in the season opener with a 12-yarder against East Carolina . . . 2009 - Played in all 12 games . . . caught four passes for 58 yards . . . had a career-best three receptions for 45 yards against Sam Houston State . . . 2008 - Played in eight games . . . caught two passes for 31 yards . . . had a 19-yard reception against SMU, and caught a 12-yard pass against Arkansas . . . Overall - Originally came to Tulsa as a quarterback . . . moved to receiver in the spring of 2008 . . . moved to tight end in the spring of 2009 . . . had a good spring . . . emerged as a playmaker by the completion of spring drills . . . a very athletic and versatile player . . . improved his blocking in the spring . . . a good and instinctive route runner . . . has the ability to get open.
Junior College - Red-shirted during the 2007 season at Blinn Junior College . . . junior college coach was Brad Franchione.
High School - Was a three-year letterwinner and starter at Fredericksburg High School . . . started both his junior and senior seasons at quarterback, and his sophomore season at tight end . . . threw for 1,800 yards and 22 touchdowns his senior campaign, while rushing for 400 yards and eight TDs . . . earned first-team all-district and second-team all-region accolades his senior season . . . as a junior, threw for over 1,300 yards and 12 TDs . . . he had 35 receptions for 650 yards from his tight end position as a sophomore . . . earned first-team all-district and all-region merits his sophomore season . . . also lettered four years in basketball and three years in track . . . high school football coach was Dean Herbort.
Personal - Enjoys hunting, fishing and camping . . . favorite NFL team is the Dallas Cowboys . . . his favorite movie is Last of the Mohicans . . . his favorite professional sports team is the San Antonio Spurs . . . favorite pro athlete is Tim Duncan . . . his favorite NFL player is Jared Allen of the Minnesota Vikings . . . his most memorable event was skydiving . . . favorite sports movie is Friday Night Lights . . . the magazine cover he would most like to appear on is Field & Stream . . . his father played basketball at Baylor and his brother, Jake, played football at UTEP . . . his grandfather, Dee Ketchum, played basketball at Kansas . . . parents are Andy and DeAnn Sears . . . majoring in energy management . . . born December 29, 1988.
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