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Khalil Mack heading into rSr season: A closer look at the Raiders' picks: Round 1/5 - Khalil Mack, OLB, 6-1, 251, Buffalo...Targeted early on in the process as an impact defender, Mack will be used as a chess piece by defensive coordinator Jason Tarver and will have a big role rushing the passer. The hope is he has the biggest immediate impact of any Raiders defensive draft pick since Charles Woodson in 1998. - The Sports Xchange
James Starks heading into rSr season: 2008: 12 GP; 12 GS; Rush: 272-1333-4.9-16; Rec: 52-361-6.9-1; Set single-season school records for carries (272) and rushing yards (1,333) while missing two and a half games…named All-MAC First Team…ranked second in the MAC and 15th in the nation in rushing (111.1)…ranked second on the team in receiving with 52 catches for 361 yards…named MAC East Offensive Player of the Week afte running for 185 yards and two touchdowns, including a 52-yarder, against Ohio (10/28)… named MAC East Offensive Player of the Week after accounted for 241 yards of total offense (151 yards rushing, 90 yards receiving) and scoring three touchdowns against Akron…tied a school record for receptions in a game with 13 against the Zips. 2007: 12 GP; 12 GS; Rush: 251-1103-4.4-12; Pass: 1-1-100-5-0-0; Rec: 41-311-7.6-2; Selected to the All-MAC Second Team…set a single-season school record with 251 carries and rushed for 1,103 yards, the third-highest total in school history…led Buffalo with 14 touchdowns …named MAC East Offensive Player of the Week for his efforts against Ohio, rushed for 183 yards on a career-high 36 carries and two touchdowns … the very next week he ran for a career-high 231 yards and three touchdowns on 34 carries against Toledo, again earning MAC East Offensive Player of the Week honors as well as a ESPN “helmet sticker” as one of the nation’s best performances of the day. 2006: 12 GP; 7 GS; Rush: 175-704-4-6; Rec: 12-34-2.8-0; Led the Bulls in rushing, gaining 704 yards and scoring six touchdowns en route to earning All-MAC Second Team honors...second on the team in receptions with 34...scored overtime game-winning touchdown in his first collegiate game against Temple (8/31)...named MAC East Division Player of the Week after running for 162 yards against Kent State. 2005: Redshirted in his first season at Buffalo.
Davonte Shannon heading into Sr season: 2009: Started all 12 games...earned All-MAC First Team honors for the third straight year...led the Bulls in tackles with 97 (50 solo)...also had a teambest 8.5 tackles for loss and tied for the team lead with two interceptions...added three pass breakups, two quarterback hurries and a forced fumble...2008: Started all 14 games...earned first-team All-MAC honors for the second straight year...ranked second on the team with 121 tackles (70 solo)...had six tackles for loss...had an interception and four pass breakups...added two quarterback hurries...had a forced fumble and a fumble recovery...2007: As a true freshman, became UB’s first Mid-American Conference first-team selection after a stellar season….entered the starting lineup against Baylor in week four and became a mainstay the rest of the season…set a UB Division I-A record by recording 123 tackles (the seventh-best figure in school history)…led all freshman in the nation in tackles…also recorded 73 solo stops, three interceptions and 10 tackles for loss…tied for the team lead with three forced fumbles.
Drew Willy heading into Sr season: 2007: 12 GP; 12 GS; Rush: 60-(-44)-(-0.7)-2; Pass: 377-258-68.4-2572-15-6; Rec: 1-(-17)-(-17)-0; Started all 12 games and had a record-setting season for the Bulls…set a school record for completions in a season (258), pass efficiency rating (135.7) and completion percentage (.684)…finished the season 258- for-377 for 2,572 yards and 15 touchdowns to only six interceptions…did not throw an interception over the final seven games of the season - a span of 235 straight passes... 2006: 8 GP; 8 GS; Rush: 68-(-2)-(0)-1; Pass: 231-138-59.7-1391-6-6; Started the first eight games of the year before a thumb injury ended his season...completed 138 of 231 passes (59.7 percent) for a total of 1,391 yards and six touchdowns...was the last Division I-A starting quarterback in the nation to throw an interception, not throwing a pick until October 7 against Ball State - a span of 131 attempts...2005: 10 GP; 8 GS; Rush: 82-(-32)-(-0.4)-0; Pass: 246-149-60.6-1481-6-12; Appeared in 10 games and started the final eight of the season...completed a school-record 60.6 percent of his passes (149-for-246)...His 9.9 yards per completion was also a school record...threw for 1,481 yards and six touchdowns on the season.
Kristjan Sokoli heading into rSr season: A closer look at the Seahawks' eight picks: Round 6/214 - Kristjan Sokoli, C, 6-5, 302, Buffalo...Sokoli played defensive tackle at Buffalo. But the Seahawks saw him at an all-star game and approached him about moving to the offensive line. Seattle was impressed by his numbers at his Pro Day and will initially try him at center. - The Sports Xchange
Josh Thomas heading into Sr season: 2010: Thomas, one of the top cover corners in UB history, finished his Bulls' career with 29 career passes defended, tied for fifth best in school history. The Cedar Hill, TX native racked up 24 career starts. He was the Bulls' lockdown corner all season, while finishing sixth on the team with 58 total tackles, including 5.5 tackles for loss and a pair of quarterback sacks. Thomas added an interception and eight pass breakups while routinely defending the team's top receiver...2009: Appeared in all 12 games and started 10...had 45 tackles on the year, including 30 solo stops and two for a loss...ranked second on the team with nine pass breakups...added a forced fumble and a fumble recovery...2008: Played in 12 games, starting the first eight...ranked sixth on the team with 57 tackles...second on the team in pass breakups (6) and forced fumbles (3)...2007: Played in 11 games and earned the start four times for an injured Kendric Hawkins…had 45 tackles (29 solo), and interception and four pass breakups on the season.
Steven Means heading into rSr season: A closer look at the Bucs' picks: Round 5/147 - Steven Means, DE, 6-4, 250, Buffalo...Means is a versatile player who endured two head coaches and three coordinators at Buffalo. He can play defensive end in a 4-3 or linebacker in a 3-4 package. As a senior, he had 6.5 sacks and 11 tackles for a loss. Means was not invited to the NFL combine but drew scouts' attention for his athletic ability. Projects as an outside pass rusher and can block kicks on special teams. - The Sports Xchange
Naaman Roosevelt heading into Sr season: 2009 East-West Shrine Invite…2008: 14 GP; 14 GS; Rush: 3-9-3-0; Rec: 104-1402-13.5-13; PR: 2-17-8.5-0 KR: 7-108-15.4-0; 0 Sol-1 TT; Set single-season school records for receptions, yards receiving and receiving touchdowns…led the MAC and ranked eighth in the nation in receiving yards per game (100.1)…ranked second in the MAC in receptions per game (7.4)…13.5 yards per catch was tops on the team…named All-MAC First Team…his touchdown against the Owls was a 35-yard “hail mary” that won the game; named MAC East Offensive Player of the Week…had 10 catches for 116 yards and a career-best three touchdowns against Ball State in the MAC Championship game. 2007: 12 GP; 10 GS; Rush: 6-67-11.2-0; Pass: 1-1-100-1-0-0; Rec: 63-766-12.2-4; PR: 10-76-7.6-0 KR: 21-471-22.4-0; Led the Bulls in receptions and receiving yards…earned All-MAC Third Team honors…lined up at quarterback on several occasions. 2006: 12 GP; 7 GS; Rush: 5-9-1.8-0; Rec: 31-429-13.8-2; PR: 11-144-13.1-0 KR: 28-724-25.9-1; Awarded the 2006 special teams and wide receiver ‘U Believe’ award as the most outstanding player at each position…named the team’s top newcomer…returned a kickoff 94 yards for his first-career touchdown at Bowling Green; named MAC Special Teams Player of the Week. Personal: Full Name: Naaman Roosevelt; Born: December 24, 1987; Parents: Chris and Cheryl; Brothers: Aaron and Joshua; Sister: Adina.
Marcus Rivers heading into rSr season: 2010: Started 10 of 12 games played … led the team with 690 yards on 50 catches... finished tied for the lead in touchdown receptions with five. 2009: Appeared in all 12 games as a reserve receiver…had five catches for 35 yards and a touchdown on the season…had one kick return (11 yards) on the season. 2008: Saw action in 13 games…had two catches for 11 yards, both catches came against Central Michigan (9/27). 2007: Redshirted.
Ernest Jackson heading into Sr season: 2007: 12 GP; 9 GS; Rush: 1-(-3)-(-3)-0; Rec: 53-645-12.2-6; Played in all 12 games and started nine…ranked second on the team in receptions (53) and receiving yards (645)…had a team-high six receiving touchdowns…had at least two receptions in every game of the season...2006: 12 GP; 0 GS; Rec: 11-162-14.7-1; KR: 1-10-10-0; Appeared in all 12 games...hauled in 11 catches for 162 yards for the year...2005: 5 GP; 0 GS; Rec: 7-89-12.7-0; KR: 1-1-1-0; Appeared in five games, including the final four of the season...had seven catches for 89 yards on the season...returned two kicks on the season.
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