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Jeff Thibodeaux
24   Jeff Thibodeaux

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Orange, Texas

High School:
West Orange-Stark HS

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 180

Position:
Defensive Back

Experience:
3L


Tulsa -- A three-year letterwinner . . . has played in 29 career games and has started 19 contests . . . has tallied 122 tackles, 11 pass breakups and five interceptions during his career . . . 2004 -- Played in seven games and was in the starting lineup at free safety three times . . . his starts came against SMU, San Jose State and UTEP . . . registered 19 tackles and two pass breakups . . . was credited with a season-high six tackles against SMU . . . also had five stops each against Rice and UTEP . . . 2003 -- Sat out the season to concentrate on academics . . . 2002 -- Started all 12 games . . . started the first 10 games at free safety, and the final two contests at cornerback . . . was an honorable mention all-WAC performer . . . was credited with 66 tackles to rank fourth on the team . . . 41 of those tackles were unassisted . . . was the team-leader with six pass breakups and shared the team-lead with three interceptions for 28 return yards . . . had a season-best nine stops against Oklahoma . . . also had eight tackles and one interception for 13 yards against Baylor . . . tallied seven stops, two pass breakups and one pickoff for a 15-yard return vs. Boise State . . . also had seven tackles against Louisiana Tech and Rice . . . tied a season-best of two pass breakups against Kansas . . . 2001 -- Was one of 13 true freshman to earn a letter . . . played in 10 games and started four contests . . . missed the UTEP game . . . started against Hawaii, San Jose State, Oklahoma and Rice . . . compiled 37 tackles and three pass breakups . . . had a season-best 10 tackles and one fumble recovery against San Jose State . . . also added six tackles each against Oklahoma and Rice . . . added one pass breakup and one interception against Rice . . . Overall -- A versatile player who can play both safety and cornerback . . . has good coverage skills . . . possesses good strength . . . needs to provide leadership . . . will compete for a starting spot at cornerback.

High School -- Was a two-year letterwinner and two-year starter at West Orange-Stark High School . . . started his junior and senior seasons at receiver . . . was also the starting cornerback as a senior . . . helped lead his team to a 15-1 record and the Class 4A state finals . . . had 61 tackles, 12 pass breakups and seven interceptions as a senior . . . also caught 26 passes for 398 yards and five touchdowns his senior season . . . was a third-team Class 4A all-state performer as a senior . . . earned all-district and all-county merits as a receiver and defensive back . . . named the Port Arthur News Defensive MVP his senior season . . . named to the Port Arthur Super Gold Team and the all-Greater Houston area first team as a senior . . . and listed among Max Emfinger's Texas Super 175 senior prospects (138th) . . . had career statistics of 32 receptions for 450 yards and five TDs . . . high school coach was Dan Hooks.

Personal -- Favorite NFL player is Charles Woodson . . . his favorite NFL team is the Houston Texans . . . three words he lists to describe him are "cool, calm and collective" . . . his favorite athlete is NBA great Michael Jordan . . . Mexican food is his favorite . . . parents are Mack and Karen White . . . majoring in communication . . . born December 18, 1982 in Beaumont, Texas.

Thibodeaux's Career Statistics
Defense	G	UT	AT	Tot	Loss	Sack	FR	FF	PBU	Int
2001 (Fr)	10		17		20	37	0/0	0/0	1	0	3	1
2002 (So)	12		41		25	66	1.5/-3	0/0	1	1	6	3
2003	Redshirt
2004 (Jr)	7		13		6		19	0.5/-1	0/0	1	0	2	1
Totals	29		71		51	122	2/-4	0/0	3	1	11	5