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Justin Skillens
10   Justin Skillens

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Tulsa, Okla.

High School:
Booker T. Washington

Height / Weight:
5-9 / 175

Position:
Defensive Back

Experience:
3L


04/11/2013

Conference USA Announces Commissioner's Honor Roll

Hurricane has 198 student-athletes honored

04/09/2012

Tulsa Announces Post-spring Depth Chart

Junior Cody Green tops post-spring depth chart at quarterback

03/27/2012

TULSA HAS 188 STUDENT-ATHLETES NAMED TO C-USA COMMISSIONER'S HONOR ROLL

Student-athletes must possess a cumulative +3.0 GPA

03/02/2012

TULSA FOOTBALL PRE-SPRING DEFENSIVE OUTLOOK

TulsaHurricane.com goes position by position on defense

Tulsa - A three-year letterwinner . . . spent his first year at receiver before moving to cornerback before the 2010 season . . . has played in 36 career games . . . has 30 career tackles and three pass break-ups . . . 2011 - Played in 11 games . . . started three contests -- Tulane, OSU and Boise State . . . missed the North Texas and UAB games with an injury . . . was credited with 20 tackles and one pass break-up . . . started his first career game at Tulane . . . totaled seven tackles at #1 Oklahoma and had six stops at #4 Boise State . . . 2010 - Played in all 13 games . . . totaled 10 tackles and two pass break-ups . . . had a career-best three tackles and one pass break-up against Tulane . . . tallied one tackle in each of Tulsa's first 5 games . . . 2009 - Played in all 12 games . . . was one of eight true freshmen to earn a letter in the 2009 season . . . totaled three receptions for 41 yards and rushed three times for 39 yards . . . had his first career reception for 21 yards against Houston . . . had a 12-yard gain on his first collegiate carry against Sam Houston State . . . Overall - Missed most of spring practice . . . a hard worker . . . very coachable . . . possesses good athletic ability . . . an intelligent player who understands the defensive system . . . was named as C-USA Academic Medalist (3.75+ GP) in his first two seasons and C-USA Commissioner's Academic Honor Roll last year.

High School - Was a four-year letterwinner and three-year starter . . . started three years in the defensive secondary and his final two seasons at receiver . . . helped lead his team to a 13-1 record and the Class 5A state championship as a senior . . . ranked as the nation's 85th top cornerback by Rivals.com and 111th by Scout.com . . . earned first-team Tulsa World all-metro honors as a kick returner during his senior season . . . was also a Tulsa World all-state second-team performer as a kick returner . . . the No. 29-ranked prospect in Oklahoma by Rivals.com . . . received a three-star rating by Rivals.com . . . was named second-team all-state by The Oklahoman as a senior . . . had 812 receiving yards and eight TDs as a senior, while rushing for 500 yards and 10 touchdowns . . . collected 35 tackles and four interceptions his senior season . . . in his junior campaign, he scored TDs on a run, reception and interception . . . totaled 54 tackles and three interceptions during his junior season . . . high school coach was Antwain Jimmerson.

Personal - Favorite sports movie is Friday Night Lights . . . his favorite NFL team is the Pittsburgh Steelers . . . the Boston Red Sox is his favorite professional sports team . . . his best non-athletic talent is juggling . . . parents are Leon and Ebony Skillens . . . his father played football at Florida A&M University . . . has two younger siblings . . . majoring in energy management and finance . . . born March 27, 1991.

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