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*Jason Pierre-Paul heading into Jr season: 2009: Decided to forego his senior season and declare for the NFL Draft on Jan. 6, 2010 ... Breakout season with 45 tackles, 16.5 tackles for loss and 6.5 sacks ... Named First Team All-American by Pro Football Weekly ... Named first team All-BIG EAST by the league's coaches, ESPN.com, Rivals.com and the Sporting News ... Came into camp late, but didn't show any ill-effects on the field ... Broke onto the national stage in win over Florida State when he had three tackles for loss, one sack, one force fumble and two quarterback hurries ... Also had two tackles for loss in the next two games (Syracuse and Cincinnati) ... Had two tackles for loss and one sack in his final collegiate game, the 2010 International Bowl ... Led the team with seven quarterback hurries ... Named the team's Rookie of the Year along with quarterback B.J. Daniels...Fort Scott Community College: Five-star prospect at defensive end ... Ranked sixth best junior college prospect according to Rivals.com ... Amassed 49 tackles, 14 sacks, 19 tackles for a loss, two forced fumbles, one interception and one fumble recovery as a freshman at College of the Canyons ... Earned first team All-WSC and All-America honors following his freshman season ... Transferred to Fort Scott C.C. in Kansas after his freshman year.
Nate Allen heading into Sr season: 2009 Senior Bowl Invite…2008: 13 GP; 13 GS; Rec: 1-16-16-0; 40 Sol-53 TT, 2 TFL, 1 SK, 1 INT, 1 QBH; Finished the season fifth on the team with 53 tackles … His lone interception came during fourth quarter against Kansas and setup the game winning field goal by Maikon Bonani. 2007: 13 GP; 13 GS; Rec: 1-11-11-1; 61 Sol-86 TT, 2 TFL, 4 INT, 8 PBU, 3 FR, 1 FF; Nicknamed “Golden Child” by assistant Troy Douglas and teammates … Fourth on the team and best in the secondary with 84 tackles … Also led team with three fumble recoveries, 47 return yards and one TD … Named Nagurski National Defensive Player of the Week after forcing a fumble, recovering a fumble and intercepting a pass in Bulls’ win over No. 17 Auburn. 2006: 9 GP; 0 GS; 0 Sol-2 TT; Worked as a situational backup in the secondary and also on special teams…both tackles came in USF’s Bowl win over East Carolina…missed four mid-year games with a quadriceps injury. Personal: Father, Jackie, played professional basketball in Europe.
*Carlton Mitchell heading into rJr season: 2009: Decided to forego his senior season and declared for the NFL Draft on Jan. 8, 2010 ... Played in 11 games and started 10 times ... Named to Phil Steele's All-BIG EAST Third Team ... Broke the USF records for receiving yards in a season with 706 in 2009 ... Set the USF career receiving standard yards against 1,648 ... Broke record in regular season finale at UConn ... Needed 32 less receptions than previous record holder Hugh Smith to break the career receiving yards mark ... Finishes his career fifth all-time in career receptions with 105 and fifth with nine touchdown passes ... Caught a pass in 18 straight games, the fifth-best mark ever ...2008: Played in 13 games, starting three ... Had at least one reception in 10 games, including the final seven contests of the season ... Finished year with 28 receptions for 405 yards and one touchdown ... Averaged team-high 14.5 yards per reception ... Topped 60 yards receiving on four occasions ... Reeled in three or more catches on six occasions ...2007: A rising star with as much talent as any receiver to come through USF ... Set USF freshman records for receptions (37), receiving yards (537), and was one shy of tying the touchdown record of five ... The previous freshman record for receptions was 28 and yards was 469 by Johnny Peyton in 2004 ... Only receiver on the 2007 squad to record a 100-yard receiving game - he had two.
Jerome Murphy heading into rSr season: 2009 Senior Bowl Invite…2008: 13 GP; 11 GS; KR: 1-38-38-0; 55 Sol-67 TT, 3.5 TFL, 0.5 SK, 2 INT, 5 PBU; Ranked second on team with 67 tackles … Arguably the biggest hitter on the roster … Also second on the team with two interceptions and third with five pass breakups. 2007: 12 GP; 1 GS; PR: 2-17-8.5-0 KR: 23-560-24.3-0; 31 Sol-37 TT, 1 TFL, 2 INT, 4 PBU, 2 FF, 1 BLK; The Bulls’ top option at nickel back in 2007. 2006: 13 GP; 0 GS; 14 Sol-20 TT, 1 TFL, 1 FR, 1 BLK. 2005: Utilized his redshirt season.
Mistral Raymond heading into Sr season: 2010: Appeared in 12 games, starting 11, missing the Louisville game due to injury ... a second-team All-BIG EAST selection by the league's coaches ... tallied 56 tackles, 4.5 TFL, an INT and seven PBU ... tallied four tackles and a half TFL in the Meineke Car Care Bowl victory over Clemson...a former walk-on turned captain, made the switch from safety to corner early in fall camp...2009: Played in all 13 games, starting four, at safety ... also saw time as the nickel back ... tallied 40 tackles, two TFL, an INT and a pressure ...2008: Walked-on and appeared in nine games mainly on special teams...Spent two seasons at Ellsworth Community College in Iowa before joining the Bulls prior to the 2008 season ... led Ellsworth with 62 tackles in 2007.
Tyrone McKenzie heading into rSr season: 2007: 13 GP; 12 GS; 63 Sol-114 TT, 9 TFL, 0.5 SK, 4 PBU, 3 QBH, 2 FR, 2 FF, 1 BLK; Did not have to sit out transfer year due to NCAA hardship waiver, needed to be closer to assist his mother through health troubles. The Bulls' leading tackler was named to the All-BIG EAST Second Team … Transitioned from Big 12 to BIG EAST and continued to play at all-conference level … Compiled a USF single-season record 121 tackles at strong side linebacker … His total is remarkable because he split time with fellow LB Brouce Mompremier on passing downs and in nickel formation … Collected 250 tackles, including 129 at Iowa State in 2006, during his last two seasons of football … Tied a USF single-game record with 18 tackles in the season finale at Pitt … Seven games with 10 tackles or more … 78 of his tackles have been solo … Also compiled 7.5 tackles for loss, 1.5 sacks, two forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries … Also blocked a kick against Rutgers...2006: 12 GP; 12 GS; 58 Sol-129 TT, 9.5 TFL, 2 SK, 1 INT, 3 PBU, 1 QBH, 4 FF, 1 SFTY; IOWA STATE- 2006: Finished eight in the nation with 10.75 tackles per game in 12 appearances…Had 129 total tackles…9.5 tackles for loss with two sacks…Also forced four fumbles and had one interception with a 17-yard return…Started all 12 games at middle linebacker…2005: Defensive Scout Team Player of the Year while he sat out his NCAA transfer season from Michigan State...2004: 11 GP; 0 GS; 2 Sol-3 TT; MICHIGAN STATE - 2004: Played in 11 games as a true freshman and was credited with three tackles.
Terrell McClain heading into Sr season: 2010: Started all 13 games at defensive tackle ... tabbed first-team All-BIG EAST ... posted 24 tackles, three sacks and 4.5 TFL ...2009: Played in 13 games, starting 11, at defensive tackle ... totaled 25 tackles, 1.5 sacks, five TFL, a forced fumble and three pressures ...2008: Played in 12 games, starting nine, at defensive tackle ... totaled 31 tackles, three sacks, 3.5 TFL and a forced fumble ...2007: Saw action in 12 games at defensive tackle ... posted eight tackles, four TFL, a pressure, a PBU and a fumble recovery.
Sam Barrington heading into Sr season: A closer look at the Packers' picks: Round 7/232 -- Sam Barrington, ILB, 6-1, 235, South Florida...Athletic, versatile linebacker delivered in 4-3 system with at least 65 tackles each of the last three seasons with a total of 6 1/2 sacks, prompting Thompson to say the team's final pick had "really good value." Projects to play inside in 3-4 scheme. - The Sports Xchange
Kion Wilson heading into Sr season: 2009 East-West Shrine Invite…2008: 13 GP; 11 GS; 44 Sol-66 TT, 3.5 TFL, 1 SK, 2 PBU, 2 FR, 1 FF; Third on the team with 66 tackles during his first season as a Bull … Playing time and leadership role increased throughout the season. JC: One of two Pearl River teammates to sign with Bulls in 2008… Signed with USF prior to spring semester and has been on campus since January of 2008 … 98 tackles, seven tackles for loss and one sack during in nine games as a sophomore at Pearl River … Accounted for 117 tackles, two interceptions and six sacks as a freshman … Played weakside linebacker at PRCC. Personal: Brother Darious played Division II football … Uncle Eliott Walker played for the San Francisco 49ers and in the Arena Football League … Cousin Cleveland Pratt played for Tampa Bay Storm of the AFL.
*Aaron Lynch heading into rSo season: A closer look at the 49ers' picks: Round 5/150 -- Aaron Lynch, OLB, 6-5, 249, South Florida...Lynch is another developmental piece with very high upside. He starred at Notre Dame his freshman season in 2011 leaving many to believe he would have been a first-round pick in this draft. But he went through a number of personal issues - none of which included run-ins with the law - that led to a transfer to South Florida where he never regained his freshman form. If the 49ers can re-energize him, he could become a valuable pass rushing weapon. - The Sports Xchange
Jake Griffin heading into rSr season: 2007: A surprise standout on the offensive line ... Graded out at 76 percent during regular season, which was the best mark among regulars offensive line ...Third on team with 64 knockdown blocks ... A reserve until senior Nick Capogna was injured in pre-season...2006: Started first three games, but a broken foot at UCF kept him out of the lineup for the next six games…Was able to get some playing time in each of final four games, including the Papajohns.com Bowl...2005: Played in all 11 games, seeing most extensive duty on field goal and PAT protection...2004: Used his redshirt season.
Jerrell Young heading into rSr season: 2010: Played in 12 games, starting 11, at safety ... tallied 41 tackles, 1.5 TFL, three INTs and three PBU ... missed the Syracuse game with an ankle injury ... tallied six tackles, an INT and a PBU at Louisville ... posted four tackles at Miami and intercepted a pass with five seconds left in regulation to deny the Hurricanes an opportunity at a game-winning field goal. 2009: Played in nine games, starting six times ... missed three games after dislocating his elbow in season opener against Wofford ... tallied 21 tackles and two PBU. 2008: Played in 13 games and started at strong safety in the MagicJack St. Petersburg Bowl against Memphis ... finished season with 25 tackles, including 12 in the final two games, a TFL and a PBU ... posted a single-game best seven tackles against Memphis ... led team with 11 special-teams tackles, including eight on kickoff coverage. 2007: Redshirted. Personal: Cousin of former Cincinnati Bengal Peter Warrick.
George Selvie heading into rSr season: 2009 Senior Bowl Invite…2008: 12 GP; 11 GS; 32 Sol-43 TT, 13.5 TFL, 5.5 SK, 5 PBU, 1 FF; Already the USF career leader in tackles for loss and sacks … Became the first two-time, first team All-American in USF history when he was selected by the American Football Coaches Association … Also a second-team All-American according to the Walter Camp Foundation … A consensus first team All-BIG EAST selection … TFL numbers came while facing a double team on 79 percent of running plays … Sack total was achieved while squaring off against double team 53 percent of the time … Missed the majority of three games with a right ankle sprain … A late-season candidate for the Nagurski Award, Hendricks Award, Lombardi and Lott trophies. 2007: 13 GP; 13 GS; 45 Sol-58 TT, 31.5 TFL, 14.5 SK, 9 QBH, 3 FF, 1 BLK; Consensus First Team All-American … 2007 BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Year … Won the Bill Willis Award, given annually to the top defensive lineman by the Touchdown Club of Columbus … Also a finalist for the Ted Hendricks Award and the Bronko Nagurski Trophy … Led the country with 31.5 tackles for loss and needed just one more to break the NCAA record … TFL total established a new USF and BIG EAST single-season records … Also ranks second in sacks with 14.5 after leading the country in the category for the majority of the season … Established USF single game records with six tackles for loss and four sacks in the season opener against Elon … Named Walter Camp National Defensive Player of the Week after recording five TFL and three sacks in a win against North Carolina. 2006: 13 GP; 13 GS; 54 Sol-84 TT, 14.5 TFL, 5.5 SK, 1 PBU, 9 QBH, 2 FR, 4 FF; Started all 13 games at right end and led all linemen (third overall on team) with 84 tackles. USF’s Defensive Rookie of the Year. 2005: Used redshirt season…Won USF’s Overachiever Award for his outstanding work in strength and conditioning program.
Jeremiah Warren heading into rSr season: 2010: Started all 13 games at left guard. 2009: Started in all 13 games, the only offensive player to start every game … shifted between left tackle and left guard late in the season. 2008: Saw action in seven games as a reserve offensive lineman. 2007: Redshirt season … Enrolled at USF in January 2007 and participated in spring.
Kayvon Webster heading into Sr season: A closer look at the Broncos' picks: Round 3/90 -- Kayvon Webster, CB, 5-10, 197, South Florida...With Champ Bailey turning 35 and Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie on a one-year deal, the Broncos needed to cultivate a younger option. They hope they found it in Webster, a fast cornerback who ran a 4.41-second 40-yard dash at the Combine. Webster is raw and unlikely to be anything more than a fourth or fifth cornerback this year, but could have a more prominent role in 2014. - The Sports Xchange
Reshard Cliett heading into rSr season: A closer look at the Texans' seven picks: Round 6/211 - Reshard Cliett, OLB, 6-2, 235, South Florida...The Texans need help on the edge and Cliett has the athleticism to be noticed. He's more of a pass rusher than a tackler, though, and will likely be limited to third downs. - The Sports Xchange
Ryan Schmidt heading into rSr season: 2007: All-BIG EAST Second Team selection ... Known around league for his nasty streak ... Started all 13 games and was one of the most consistent players on the offensive line ... Graded out at 66 percent ... Recorded 64 knockdowns with a single-game high of eight against UConn, Syracuse and FAU...2006: Had to wait for waiver of transfer rule before he could see first action in the fourth game of the year at Kansas (Sept. 23)...Played backup role at center and guard in that game and Rutgers (Sept. 29) one week later, before starting final eight games at right guard...2005: KANSAS STATE - 2005: Was projected to be the starting center, but sustained a season-ending injury in preseason camp and did not see any playing time...2004: Utilized a redshirt season as a true freshman.
Matt Grothe heading into rSr season: 2007: One of the top dual-threat quarterbacks in college football... One of only two players in NCAA FBS to rush for at least 850 yards and throw for at least 3,500 yards ... Finished season with 872 rushing yards ... Broke his own single-season record of 622, which he set as freshman in 2006 ... Also surpassed the USF single-game passing record with 382 yards against Cincinnati ... Only player in USF history to throw for 5,000 yards and rush for 1,400 yards ...2006: Broke all of Marquel Blackwell’s freshmen records at USF, an accomplishment previously thought un-doable ... 2,576 passing yards, 622 rushing yards, 3,198 total yards and nine rushing TDs are all USF freshman records for a quarterback (rushing is second among all freshmen players to RB Rafael Williams in 1997) ... 63.7 completion percentage is a USF record, regardless of class ... Has also caught a pass and been used as a punter...2005: Redshirted.
Jarriett Buie heading into rSr season: 2007: 13 GP; 9 GS; 19 Sol-26 TT, 6 TFL, 1 SK, 2 PBU, 13 QBH, 2 FR; A regular starter at defensive end in 2007 ... Started nine games ... Third on the defensive line with 26 tackles, including six tackles for loss, one sack, two fumble recoveries and 13 quarterback hurries ... 2006: 12 GP; 4 GS; 7 Sol-17 TT, 1 TFL, 1 SK; Started four games among his 12 appearances...Had 17 tackles, with one sack...2005: After sitting out 2004 rookie year for academics, coaches were anxious to give him an opportunity right away...Broken foot in preseason camp ended his season...He did dress for the final few games, but did not see action...2004: Sat out due to academics.
Craig Marshall heading into Sr season: 2009: Played in 10 games and started four times at defensive end and defensive tackle … Second on the team with four sacks for 30 yards, despite missing three games (knee injury) … Totaled 20 tackles, 4.5 tackles for loss for 32 yards, three pass breakups, one fumble recovery and two quarterback hurries …2008: Junior-college transfer that earned time in all 13 games, starting twice ... Knack for being involved in game-changing plays ... Racked up 14 solo tackles and five assisted stops ... Also had 5.5 tackles for a loss, one sack, two fumble recoveries, one forced fumble and one interception ...JUCO: One of three Pearl River teammates to sign with Bulls in 2008, along with Theo Wilson and Kion Wilson ... Speedy and strong defensive end, who should push for time opposite of All-American George Selvie ... Rated as the 30th best junior college prospect ... Finished year with 41 tackles, 4.5 TFL, 3.5 sacks, two fumble recoveries and an interception.
Taurus Johnson heading into Sr season: 2007: 11 GP; 5 GS; Rush: 7-12-1.7-0; Rec: 34-407-12-4; KR: 13-236-18.2-0; The veteran leader of a young, talented, and deep receiving pool that will return in 2008 ... Played in 11 games, starting five times and missing two with an ankle injury ... Third on the team with 34 receptions ... Perhaps the most elusive receiver on the team ... Racked up 407 receiving yards and four touchdowns ... 2006: 13 GP; 0 GS; Rush: 5-51-10.2-3; Rec: 37-494-13.4-2; KR: 14-316-22.6-0; Second on team with 37 receptions for 494 yards…Two touchdown receptions…Also a dangerous runner, he has five carries for 51yards, including three touchdowns, matching Amarri Jackson's school record (2005) for a receiver…Had two 100-yard receiving days… Led team with 14 kick returns for 22.6 average...2005: 12 GP; 0 GS; Rush: 1-7-7-0; Rec: 3-35-11.7-0; One of five true freshmen to see time for USF...Played at receiver in all 12 games.
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