Heisman Trophy and Doak Walker Award candidate is the nation's
third-leading rusher with 193.5 yards a game and has a 7.7 per carry
clip . . .set a school-record and Texas Stadium mark with 272 yards
on 29 carries in the win over Oklahoma State broke free for
career-long 72 yard jaunt against OSU and was named Big 12 Offensive
Player of the Week as well as CBS Star of the Day . . .has eight
consecutive 100-yard plus games gained 115 yards on 21 carries in
season opener at Kansas State . . .hit 100-yard mark for
seventh-consecutive game despite making only one carry in the fourth
quarter due to a sprained ankle had long gain of 20 yards at KSU. .
.the nation's third-leading returning scorer from last season at 9.82
points per game . . .rushed for 1,374 yards last season, the
second-best performance ever by a sophomore in the SWC 82-year
history . . .now ranks fifth all-time at Tech in rushing (2,522),
seventh in tandem yards (3,245) and ninth in all-purpose yards
Tech's starting quarterback the last 23 games Red Raiders are 15-8
during that period . . .threw for 190 yards and one touchdown against
Kansas State long pass was a 45-yard strike to Stacy Mitchell in the
second quarter . . .has passed James Gray for fourth place on Tech's
career chart for total offense (4,235) ranks fourth in career passing
yards (3,731), fourth in completions (290), fourth in pass attempts
(684), fourth in touchdown passes (26) and fifth in most touchdowns
responsible for (41).
A candidate for the Butkus Award, annually given to the nation's
outstanding collegiate linebacker had eight tackles in each of the
first two games . . .tallied three quarterback pressures, four solos
and four assists, including one sack and one tackle for loss at
Kansas State . . .the weakside linebacker is now starting his third
position at Tech . . .led the defensive line with 55 tackles in 1995
at end . . .redshirted in 1994 due to knee surgery . . .tallied 91
tackles in '93 at outside linebacker.
First on the team with five tackles for loss and second in total
tackles with 16 stops . . .played in his first game at Kansas State
since the 1994 season finale against TCU . . .had five solos, three
assists and three tackles for loss against Oklahoma State . . .two of
his six tackles went for losses at KSU . . .missed all of 1995 due to
a major knee injury . . .projected All-SWC prior to injury in '95 . .
.led the '94 team with 13 tackles behind the line . . . Outland
Starting for his third straight year . . .all-star candidate has
started the last 26 games for Texas Tech, the most of any current
offensive player . . .one of only two linemen to make the travel team
as a freshman under line coach Ted Unbehagen.
One of the squad's most versatile players . . .listed as
All-America candidate by Dallas Morning-News . . .broke up three
passes in opener at KSU and made three solo tackles from his free
safety post . . .came back with five solos against Oklahoma State . .
. also returns punts and kickoffs . . .has seven punt returns for 57
yards, including long of 29 against OSU . . .was eighth in the NCAA
last season in punt returns with 14.27 average.
Team leader in tackles with 22 . . .tallied a team-high 11 tackles
against Oklahoma State and Kansas State had two tackles for loss and
recovered a fumble at Kansas State . . .one of the nation's premier
outside linebackers, who at 5-11, 188 pounds, has started the last 26
games for Texas Tech . . .has 29 career starts . . .tied for third
last season in the SWC with four interceptions.
Has three catches for 42 yards in first two games . . .versatile
player is also the holder for FGs and PATs . . .the Tech graduate
student is a strong GTE Academic All-America candidate . . .earned
finance degree last spring with 3.699 GPA . . .currently taking
undergraduate courses to prepare for medical school . . .took medical
school entrance examination (MCAT) during two-a-days.