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76  Kris Kocurek
Kris Kocurek

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Caldwell, Texas

High School:
Caldwell

Height / Weight:
6-5 / 293

Position:
DT

Experience:
3-L

Major:
Exercise Sport Sciences


2000: Came out of spring training as starter at left defensive tackle ? recorded four total tackles, including three sacks, in spring game ? recorded one sack for a safety in spring game.

1999: Started 10 games on defensive front ? separated shoulder caused him to miss Oklahoma State game ? led all defensive tackles and sixth on team with 70 total tackles ? had two double-digit tackle games, 12 at North Texas and 10 against Iowa State ? recorded one tackle for loss and one sack ? had four quarterback pressures ? recovered a fumble and caused another ? prior to missing OSU game with separated shoulder had started 16 consecutive games ? equaled a career high with 12 tackles against North Texas ? named to Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll.

1998: Started all 11 games of the regular season ... third-team all-Big 12 selection by league coaches ... finished third on the team with 87 total tackles (32 solo) along with two for loss and a sack ... selected All Big 12 Academic Honorable Mention ... posted nine tackles and a sack against Fresno State ... made a season-high 12 tackles at Texas A&M ... had eight tackles, one for loss, in the Baylor game ... recorded nine tackles in games against Oklahoma State and Missouri ... finished the season with 12 total tackles at Oklahoma.

1997: Performed well in the big games, recording season-high six tackles at Nebraska and at Texas ... recovered two fumbles against Texas A&M ... recorded first sack at Oklahoma State ... also recovered a fumble at Texas ... third on defensive line with 32 total tackles ... registered two tackles for loss at Baylor ... tied for the Big 12 lead in fumbles recovered with three on the season ... named to the Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll for the fall semester ... recorded one interception in the annual Red-Black spring football game.

High School: Caldwell High School in Caldwell, Texas ... class 3A first-team all-state selection and the district 19-3A most valuable player ... first-team all-district on both offense and defense as a junior and senior ... notched 100 total tackles and six sacks as a senior ... listed as one of the top 100 players in the state as an offensive lineman by the Dallas Morning News ... a member of the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal Fabulous 44 as a defensive lineman and listed by the Waco Tribune-Herald and Houston Chronicle as a top 100 pick ... finished second in the state in the shot put with a throw of 60-7.75 ... finished third as a junior with a 60-10 effort ... High School Coach: Norman Cobb.

Personal: Kris Kocurek ? son of Greg and Judy Kocurek ... born 11-15-78 in Rockdale, Texas.

Kocurek Defensive Stats

Year G U A TT TFL SK PBU I-YD
1997 10 10 22 32 2-19 1.5-16 0 0-0
1998 11 32 55 87 2-4 0-0 0 0-0
1999 10 30 40 70 1-2 1-1 1 0-0
Career 31 72 117 189 5-25 2.5-17 1 0-0

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