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A.J. Whitmore
2   A.J. Whitmore

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Nashville, Ark.

High School:
Nashville HS

Height / Weight:
5-9 / 176

Position:
Wide Receiver

Experience:
3L


Tulsa -- A two-year letterwinner . . . has played in 28 career games and has nine career starts . . . has career totals of 614 rushing yards, 282 receiving yards and 46 passing yards . . . has scored 13 career touchdowns, including nine receiving and four rushing . . . 2008 -- Played in all 14 games and started eight contests . . . totaled 361 rushing yards for a 6.8 average per carry and six TDs, while also tallying 261 receiving yards and two touchdowns . . . had three receptions for 70 yards and two carries for 21 yards against Marshall . . . had a career-high 91 yards and one TD on eight carries against SMU . . . had a season-high 51-yard run vs. Rice, and scored two rushing TDs against the Owls . . . 2007 -- Played in all 14 games and started one game . . . his first collegiate start came at Rice . . . had a career-best and team-high 70-yard run against UAB . . . also had a 56-yard TD run vs. Tulane, while rushing for 72 yards on three carries in that game . . . his first career pass reception went for a 15-yard touchdown to give Tulsa a 20-17 lead over UL-Monroe in the season opener . . . touched the ball twice on offense in the GMAC Bowl against Bowling Green and scored both times, including one carry for a 19-yard touchdown and one reception for a six-yard touchdown . . . Overall -- Had the best spring among the receivers . . . developed into a complete receiver in the spring . . . a very versatile and athletic player with good speed . . . has the ability to make defenders miss . . . has running back skills . . . will be expected to make major contributions.

High School -- Was a three-year letterwinner and starter at Nashville High School . . . was the starting quarterback and played safety . . . led his team to two straight state titles and posted a three-year mark of 41-2 as the starting quarterback, including 28 straight wins . . . had 11,500 total yards in his career and accounted for 120 touchdowns . . . was the Class 7-4A Back of the Year his senior season, and earned first-team all-state honors as a junior and senior . . . passed for over 2,400 yards and 30 touchdowns as a senior, while rushing for 1,400 yards and 15 TDs . . . also lettered three years each in basketball and track, and four years in baseball . . . jumped 6'5" in the high jump as an all-state track athlete . . . high school football coach was Billy Dawson.

Personal -- Enjoys fishing and hunting . . . the New England Patriots and San Francisco 49ers are his favorite NFL teams . . . his favorite NFL player is Santonio Holmes . . . his favorite sport to watch and play besides football is baseball . . . lists the New York Yankees, Atlanta Braves and Los Angeles Lakers as his favorite pro sports teams . . . his favorite book is Animal Farm . . . favorite movie is Seven Pounds . . . his favorite sports movie is Any Given Sunday . . . has over 2,500 songs on his iPod . . . his favorite TV show is "CSI Miami" . . . parents are Anthony and Maschell Whitmore . . . majoring in exercise sports science.

Whitmore's Career Statistics
Rushing	        G	Att	Gain	Loss	Net	TD	Avg	Long
2007 (Fr)	14	26	268	0	268	3	10.3	70
2008 (So)	14	51	361	15	346	6	6.8	51
Totals	        28	77	629	15	614	9	7.9	70

Receiving G Rec Yds Avg TD Long 2007 (Fr) 14 4 21 5.2 2 15 2008 (So) 14 27 261 9.7 2 48 Totals 28 31 282 9.1 4 48

Passing G Com Att Yds Int TD Pct Ypg Long 2007 (Fr) 14 1 4 17 0 0 25.0 1.2 17 2008 (So) 14 1 5 29 1 0 20.0 2.1 29 Totals 28 2 9 46 1 0 22.2 1.6 29