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Brian Winters heading into Sr season: A closer look at the Jets' picks: Round 3/72 - Brian Winters, G, 6-4, 320, Kent State...Another pick who will contribute right away. Winters played left tackle at Kent State but is expected to move to guard for the Jets, who lost guards Matt Slauson and Brandon Moore via free agency. A tough (he was a wrestler in high school) and experienced (50 starts in college) player, Winters should fit right in with the Jets' lunch-pail offensive line. - The Sports Xchange
Brian Lainhart heading into rSr season: 2009: Lainhart’s 15 career interceptions rank third in school history (four shy of Lou Harris’ record) and are the most among active BCS players…Garnered first-team All-MAC honors after leading the conference with seven interceptions (tied for third in school history and fourth nationally in 2009) and ranking second with four forced fumbles…became the first Golden Flash defensive back to earn first team honors since Jamie Howell in 1988…87 tackles were second on the team, while his 7.2 stops per game ranked 17th in the MAC…ranked fifth in the MAC with 11 passes defended…2008: Emerged as one of conference’s top defensive players, earning second-team All-MAC honors…a ballhawk who started all 12 games at free safety…garnered team’s Outstanding Defensive Back Award…his six interceptions led the MAC and were tied for seventh in the nation…the total was also fourth in Kent State’s single-season annals…seventh in the MAC and tied for 39th nationally with 8.8 tackles per game…his 106 stops were second-most on team…tied for third in MAC with three forced fumbles…11 passes defended were most on team and tied for third most in MAC…2007: Started the first six games, and eight overall, while appearing in 10 games at his defensive back position…missed all or parts of three games with neck and shoulder injuries…had two interceptions on the year…recorded 63 tackles, fifth best on the team, with 30 of them solo, as well as 1.0 TFL for two yards…had two fumble recoveries and three pass break-ups...2006: Redshirted.
Jameson Konz heading into rSr season: 2006: Started every game but one for Kent State at outside linebacker...collected 34 total tackles; 19 of which were solo stops...also recorded five tackles for loss...2005: Played in all 11 games and made one start as a true freshman....one of best all-around athletes on team...very strong, with a tremendous vertical leap and great speed.
Dri Archer heading into rSr season: 2014 NFL DRAFT BEST VALUE PICK: PITTSBURGH STEELERS: Round 3/97 -- Dri Archer, RB/WR, 5-8, 173, Kent State...Offensive coordinator Todd Haley always has a small, quick, do-it-all back for a change of pace and to add some intrigue to his unit. Archer's announced 40-yard time at the combine was 4.26 seconds, but one official timer had him at 4.16, the fastest clocking at the combine this century by any method of timing. The Steelers plan to use him all over the place, including on kick returns. - The Sports Xchange
Augustus Parrish heading into Sr season: 2007: Was a second-team all-MAC selection at left tackle…earned the starting nod in 11 of the team's 12 games…helped pave the way for the school's all-time single season rusher and the second-best rushing attack in the MAC…received the team's Outstanding Offensive Lineman Award…was a game captain against Buffalo...2006: Started 11 games for the Golden Flashes at left tackle and was a key member of the offensive line...2005: Played in six games in a reserve role, garnering a start against Northern Illinois on Oct. 22...was a backup on the offensive line...is the younger brother of former Kent State All-American outside linebacker Justin Parrish.
Rico Murray heading into Sr season: 2007: 12 GP; 11 GS; 45 Sol-75 TT, 2 TFL, 1 INT, 9 PBU, 1 FF; Started every game but the season finale in the defensive backfield…was third on the team with a career-high 75 tackles, 45 solo…added nine pass break-ups, one forced fumble as well as an interception...2006: Appeared in all 12 of Kent State's games at defensive back...collected nine total tackles and also registered a pass break-up...2005: Received honorable mention from The Sporting News Freshman All-America Team...played in all 11 games, starting eight...finished sixth on the team with 62 total tackles...tallied five or more tackles in seven games...also had a pair of interceptions with 3.
Shawn Bayes heading into Sr season: 2007: 8 GP; 4 GS; Rec: 14-234-16.7-3; KR: 3-129-43-1; Started four games at wide receiver, making 14 catches for a career-high 234 yards, an average of 16.7 yards a catch, good for second on the team…2006: 12 GP; 0 GS; Rush: 3-107-35.7-1; Rec: 6-75-12.5-0; KR: 22-413-18.8-0; Ranked 10th in the MAC with an average of 18.8 yards per kick return...2005: 11 GP; 0 GS; Rush: 2-7-3.5-0; Rec: 15-182-12.1-0; KR: 18-366-20.3-0; Appeared in all 11 games as a true freshman as a backup wide receiver and as the team's primary kickoff return specialist...earned the team's Offensive Rookie of the Year Award.
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