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Swayze Waters heading into Sr season: 2007: XP 21-23, FG 22-28, 40-49: 8-10, 50+ 3-4, Long 52, 19 TB-57 KO; P 69-2859-41.4, 7 TB, 17 FC, 22 in 20, 0 blocked; Enjoyed outstanding junior season as he was named a semifinalist for the Groza Award ... also tabbed first-team All-Conference USA by media and a second-team selection by conference's head coaches ... led conference in field goals made with 22, a UAB singleseason record ... connected on 22-of-28 field goals during season ... was 8-of-10 from 40-49 yards and an impressive 3-of-4 for 50-plus yards ... hit five field goals against Alcorn State to set UAB singlegame record ... also handled punting chores and recorded an average of 41.4 yards per contest...2006: XP 7-7, FG 9-12, 40-49: 2-3, 50+ 0-0, Long 42, 17 TB-47 KO; Began season as "long distance" placekicker, but he assumed all placekick duties in ninth week of season … finished year with nine field goals on 12 attempts … also converted all seven of his extra point tries … his long field goal was a 42-yarder vs. Marshall … handled all kickoff duties throughout the season … had 17 touchbacks during the campaign … made two tackles on kickoffs during the season...2005: 7 TB-61 KO; Was the Blazers' regular kickoff man throughout season ... provided backup role as placekicker and punter but did not attempt a kick in either category.
Matt McCants heading into rSr season: A closer look at the Giants picks: Round 6/201 - Matt McCants, OT, 6-5, 309, Alabama-Birmingham...Five-year player who projects to left tackle. Will likely need to add bulk to better hold his ground against speed rushers. - The Sports Xchange
Joe Webb heading into rSr season: 2009 Senior Bowl Invite…2008: 12 GP; 12 GS; Rush: 198-1021-5.2-11; Pass: 353-208-58.9-2367-10-16; P 2-89-44.5; Finished the season ranked No. 15 nationally in total offense (282.3 avg.) … shattered the C-USA records for rushing yards by a quarterback in a single season with his 1,021 … ranked fourth in the nation for rushing yards among QBs … voted a permanent team captain by his Blazer teammates at the end of the season. 2007: 11 GP; 9 GS; Rush: 67-288-4.3-1; Pass: 117-65-55.6-679-5-1; Rec: 30-459-15.3-3; 1 Sol-1 TT; Saw extensive action on the field for the Blazers but most of it until late in the season came at wide receiver … saw quarterback playing time in seven contests … was 43-of-71 passing in the final three games … saw significant QB action in season finale at Marshall, hitting 14-of-26 for 200 yards with 1 TD pass) … made nine starts overall in 2007 … was 14-of-20 for 112 yards vs. Memphis in next-to-last game … against UCF (11/10/07), he hit 15-of-25 passes for 156 yards with three touchdowns and one interception … also was productive in action at receiver as he finished with 30 receptions for 459 yards with three touchdown catches … recorded three games with six receptions … season-high was 106-yard performance (and one touchdown) vs. Tulane … had six catches for 98 yards and a touchdown in seasonopener at Michigan State … registered 288 rushing yards with one rushing touchdown … had season-high of 81 yards on 18 rushing attempts. 2006: 2 GP; 1 GS; Rush: 24-38-1.6-1; Pass: 51-33-64.7-426-1-0; Did not play until the 11th game at Southern Miss … started season finale at UCF … had quarterback rating of 141.3 in his limited action. 2005: Did not see any action during his true freshman season and was redshirted … named to Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll.
Will Dunbar heading into Sr season: 2007: 10 GP; 10 GS; 69 Sol-122 TT, 5 TFL, 2 INT, 2 PBU, 1 FR; First team All-Conf USA. Led Conference USA in tackles per game (12.2) en route to earning first-team all-league recognition by both the media and head coaches … finished season with 122 tackles, including 69 solo hits … also contributed a pair of interceptions (vs. Florida State and Alcorn State) … had a 35-yard interception return for a touchdown against Florida State … recorded double digit tackles in seven contests … played much of second half of season with a knee injury...2006: 12 GP; 6 GS; 44 Sol-65 TT, 2.5 TFL, 1 SK, 3 INT, 1 PBU, 2 FF; Had outstanding season for the Blazers, leading the team in tackles with 65 (44 solo, 21 assists) ... earned third-team All-Conference USA honors in vote of league's coaches ... also tied for team lead in interceptions with three ... had a pair of forced fumbles ... also recorded one sack and three tackles for loss ... 2005: 11 GP; 0 GS; 23 Sol-35 TT, 1 TFL, 1 INT, 3 PBU, 2 QBH; Enjoyed solid initial season in first action at UAB last fall ... playing time in defensive backfield was abundant in latter stages of season ... earlier in the campaign he had played primarily special teams where he excelled as perhaps team's most consistent tackler ... finished the year with 35 tackles, including 23 solo hits ... also contributed an interception (vs. UTEP), three pass break-ups and a pair of QB hurries ... 2004: Sat out season and did not see any action for the Blazers.
Kennard Backman heading into Sr season: A closer look at the Packers' eight picks: Round 6/213 - Kennard Backman, TE, 6-3, 258, Alabama-Birmingham...A four-year starter for the since-disbanded UAB program. Athleticism, sure hands down the field and versatility to be split out and play in-line gives Backman a shot to stick at a position that lacks depth. - The Sports Xchange
J.J. Nelson heading into rSr season: A closer look at the Cardinals' seven picks: Round 5/159 - J.J. Nelson, WR, 5-10, 156, Alabama-Birmingham...A speedster, Nelson ran the 40 in 4.28 seconds at the combine. He will contend immediately for both returner jobs. The Cardinals are deep at receiver but Nelson could make it as the fifth. - The Sports Xchange
Jeffrey Anderson heading into rSr season: 2009: Enjoyed outstanding season as he ranked second on team in receptions (26) and receiving yardage (398) while hauling in five touchdowns ... named to Mackey Award Watch List during summer ... played in all 12 games and started 10 of those ... recorded at least one reception in every game ...2008: Finished season third on the team in receptions with 23 ... played in all 12 games and started first nine for UAB ... was second on team in receiving yardage with 368 ... was tops for Blazers in average per reception (16.0) ... also led team in touchdown receptions with three...2007: Made six starts for Blazers at tight end ... named to Conference USA All-Freshman Team ... caught 15 passes for 216 yards with one touchdown catch (4-yard TD vs. UCF) ...2006: Redshirted.
Frantrell Forrest heading into rSr season: 2009: Led team in receiving - catches and yardage - for third consecutive season ... finished with 34 receptions for 558 yards with nine touchdown catches ... his team-leading TD total for season was fourth-best in UAB history ... had outstanding average per reception mark (16.4 yards) ... played in 11-of-12 games, missing Southern Miss contest due to injury ... finished season with 71 yards on the ground only seven carries ...2008: Was team's leading receiver in terms of catches (42) and yards (536) for second year ... also had pair of touchdown receptions (vs. Tulsa and Florida Atlantic) ... ranked No. 9 in the conference in kick return average at 21.3 yards ... rushed eight times for 43 yards (5.4 average)...2007: Started six games during season and was team leader in receptions (49) and receiving yardage (563) ... also had a team-best five touchdown catches ... led team in kickoff returns as well with average of 22.0 average ... had kickoff return for touchdown vs. Tulane ... led team in all-purpose yardage with 1,158 ... rushed five times for 22 yards (4.4 average)...2006: Redshirted.
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