Junior Kyle Gillam will start at center for the Cards for the third straight year
The Cardinals lost on the road to McNeese State this Saturday night. (Lake Charles, LA)
Cardinals beat Nicholls (Beaumont, TX)
2011: Appeared in five games as a backup lineman ... Provided depth all the way across the offensive line other than center.
2010: Played in 10 games as a redshirt freshman, garnering eight starts ... Was the starting left tackle in 2010, but can play either tackle position ... Graded out at 80 % or better in eight starts.
High School: Three-year letterwinner for coach Huey Chancellor at Bellville High School ... Was second-team all-state, first-team all-district and first-team all-state academic in 2008 ... Did not allow a sack and recorded 142 pancake blocks while grading out at 98 percent during his senior season ... Voted captain and Most Valuable Offensive Lineman by his teammates ... Invited to play in Houston's Lone Star Bowl ... Helped lead Brahmas to 12-2 record, the District 25-3A championship and a state quarterfinals berth in 2008 ... Posted a 4.159 grade point average and was an Academic Excellence Award winner and member of the National Honor Society for four-straight years ... Played the trombone in his high school band.
Personal: Stephen Dwayne Babin was born on Aug. 8, 1991 ... Son of Valerie and David Babin.