Feb. 6, 2013
LamarCardinals.com is your home for Lamar football signing day on Wednesday. Get up-to-the-minute coverage of Lamar football signing day, leading up to head coach Ray Woodard's 2 p.m. press conference. Players are listed in the order in which they signed.
Kicker/Punter * 5-10 * 175 * Dayton, Texas (Dayton HS)
Named to the Associated Press Class 4A all-state first-team as a junior and was an honorable mention selection as a senior … Is second all-time in Texas high school history with 42 career field goals made … Hit 21 field goals as a junior for the second best single-season total in Texas high school history … Is fourth all-time in the state with 211 career extra points … Has a career long field goal of 52 yards and connected on five field goals against Port Neches-Groves … Twice named Special Teams Player of the Year in District 19-4A and was twice named First-Team All-Greater Houston.
Offensive Lineman * 6-5 * 295 * Whitehouse, Texas (Whitehouse HS)
Named First-Team All-District 16-4A as a senior after helping Whitehouse High School to a 10-2 record … Did not allow a sack during his junior or senior season … NUC All-American at right tackle … Helped team to nine district wins, a bi-district title and an area runner-up finish.
Quarterback * 5-10 * 175 * Palmer, Texas (Palmer HS)
Dual threat quarterback was named District 12-2A Offensive Player of the Year as a senior at Palmer High School after throwing for 1,025 yards and 12 touchdowns and running for 1,533 yards and 16 touchdowns … Averaged 7.37 yards per carry as a senior … Passed for 665 yards and four scores as a junior, adding 150 carries for 783 yards and nine touchdowns … Named first-team all-district as a junior and senior, and was a second team selection as a sophomore … Finished three-year career with over 2,800 rushing yards.
Tight End * 6-4 * 215 * Dallas, Texas (Woodrow Wilson HS)
Played quarterback as a senior at Woodrow Wilson High School and led the Wildcats to the playoffs … Named Second-Team All-District 12-4A … Played tight end and defensive end as a sophomore and junior.
Running Back * 5-7 * 175 * Kingwood, Texas (Kingwood HS)
Named First-Team Class 5A All-State by the Associated Press as a senior at Kingwood High School … Rushed for 1,944 yards and 22 touchdowns in just nine games … Named the District 13-5A Offensive Player of the Year … Added 22 catches for 211 yards and two scores, as well … Named First-Team All-District 14-5A as a junior after compiling 1,210 yards and 11 touchdowns … Named District 14-5A Sophomore of the Year.
Defensive Back * 6-0 * 185 * Whitehouse, Texas (Whitehouse HS)
Named First-Team All-District 16-4A as a junior and senior … Led Whitehouse High School with 77 tackles and five pass breakups as a senior as the team finished 10-2 … Recorded nine tackles in his final high school game, a 63-56 loss to Wylie East … Averaged 7.0 tackles per game as a junior with a high of 13 in a 70-48 win over Pine Tree.
Defensive Lineman * 6-2 * 205 * Newton, Texas (Newton HS)
Named First-Team All-District 10-2A as a senior at Newton High School … Registered 94 tackles, five sacks, on forced fumble and one interception as Newton finished 13-1 and advanced to the 2012 Class 2A state semifinals … Helped the Eagles to a district title as a junior … Was a regional qualifier in track and field.
Defensive Lineman * 6-0 * 315 * Liberty, Texas (Liberty HS)
Selected First-Team All-District 22-3A as a junior and senior … Helped Panthers to an 8-2 record and the regional playoffs as a junior … Also went to regionals during freshman and sophomore seasons … Also a state qualifier in powerlifting.
Running Back * 5-10 * 180 * Longview, Texas (Longview HS)
Was a unanimous First-Team All-District 12-5A selection at running back as a senior at Longview High School after running for 1,253 yards and 14 touchdowns … Had a long run of 99 yards and averaged 7.6 yards per carry … Helped the Lobos to a 9-4 record and a regional semifinals appearance as a senior … Broke his collarbone in the Lobos’ 57-25 area playoff win over Dallas Jesuit after rushing for 240 yards and three touchdowns on just 12 carries in the first half of the game … As a junior, ran for 774 yards and seven touchdowns on just 120 carries (6.5 ypc) … Helped Lobos to an 11-2 record and a 5-0 district mark as a junior.
Defensive Back * 5-9 * 170 * Houston, Texas (Episcopal HS)
Helped Episcopal to a 9-2 record as a senior and a 5-1 district record … Led team with three interceptions and returned two for touchdowns during senior campaign … Named to the Southwest Preparatory Conference All-State team as a senior … Also played wide receiver … Also an all-state performer in track.
Linebacker * 6-5 * 210 * Livingston, Texas (Livingston HS)
Earned Second-Team All-District 20-4A accolades at both defensive end and punter as a senior at Livingston High School … Registered 77 tackles, including 18 for loss, along with 13 sacks … Also forced five fumbles and recovered seven others … Finished with 58 tackles with 11 sacks as a junior … Helped the Lions to a 5-3 district mark as a senior and a 4-3 record as a junior … Also was a starter at tight end during junior and senior seasons … Academic all-district in football … Also an all-district soccer player.
Defensive Lineman * 6-3 * 250 * Nederland, Texas (Nederland HS)
Named to the Associated Press Class 4A all-state second-team after registering 98 tackles, including 29 for loss, 14 sacks and three pass breakups as a senior at Nederland High School … Added 27 quarterback hurries and 16 quarterback knockdowns … Named First-Team All-District 20-4A and to the Port Arthur News Super Team as a junior and senior … Helped Nederland to back-to-back 7-0 District 20-4A titles as a junior and senior, including a combined 23-4 record over his final two seasons … Led Nederland to a 12-2 record as a senior and a spot in the 4A Region 3 finals … Member of the 2012 All-Southeast Texas Team and was selected on the Beaumont Enterprise Super Gold Team.
Running Back * 6-0 * 200 * Spring, Texas (Spring Westfield HS)
Named honorable mention Associated Press Class 5A all-state as a senior after rushing for 1,515 yards and 23 touchdowns … Named First-Team All-District 13-5A after helping Spring Westfield High School to a 12-1 record and the state playoffs … Also named to the All-Greater Houston second-team … Ran for 273 yards and seven touchdowns in Westfield’s 55-35 win over Spring … Finished season with over 2,200 all-purpose yards and 32 touchdowns.
Fullback * 6-0 * 215 * Elkhorn, Neb. (Elkhorn South HS)
Two-way starter for Elkhorn South High School, playing both running back and linebacker … Named honorable mention on the Associated Press Class B All-State Team … As a senior, compiled 435 rushing yards and six touchdowns … Finished with 98 tackles and five sacks on the defensive side of the ball … Was a first-team all-district performer and was voted team MVP as a senior … Three-year letterwinner.
Linebacker * 6-3 * 200 * Oak Ridge, Tenn. (West HS)
Earned Tennessee Sports Writers Association all-state honors and was named First-Team All-PrepXtra by the News Sentinel as a junior and senior … Recorded 84 tackles, 28.5 tackles for loss and 13 sacks while helping Knoxville West High school reach the Class 5A state semifinals as a junior … Helped West HS to a 9-3 record as a senior, finishing with 71 tackles, including 17 for loss, with seven sacks and an interception … Also was a two-time all-district selection and was twice named Defensive Lineman of the Year.
Offensive Lineman * 6-3 * 260 * Klein, Texas (Klein Oak HS)
Two-year starter at tackle for Klein Oak High School … Helped the Panthers to the District 13-5A title and a 9-4 record as a junior … Named to the academic all-district team.
Linebacker * 6-2 * 215 * Tyler, Texas (John Tyler HS)
Led John Tyler High School to back-to-back Class 4A state semifinal appearances … Registered 111 tackles, four forced fumbles and an interception on his way to being named First-Team All-District 16-4A as a senior … Accounted for 118 tackles and 5.5 sacks as a junior … Helped the Lions to a pair of district titles and a combined 24-6 record over his final two seasons.
Athlete * 6-1 * 185 * Beaumont, Texas (Central HS)
Three-year starter for Beaumont Central High School completed 134-of-236 passes last season for 1,794 yards and 13 touchdowns … Added 599 rushing yards and 12 touchdowns to earn co-Offensive Player of the Year honors in District 20-4A … Rushed for 435 yards and five scored as a junior.
Offensive Lineman * 6-4 * 280 * Cayuga, Texas (Cayuga HS/Kilgore JC)
Named honorable mention All-Southwest Junior College Football Conference as a sophomore at Kilgore Junior College … Helped Cayuga High School to the Class A Division 2 state title as a senior … Was named First-Team All-District 20-A and was a second-team all-state selection as a senior.
Offensive Lineman * 6-3 * 265 * Klein, Texas (Klein Collins HS/Navy Prep)
Played last season at the Naval Academy Prep School in Newport, Rhode Island … Helped Klein Collins High School to an 11-1 record and an undefeated District 13-5A title as a junior … Was named Second-Team All-District 13-5A as a senior as the Lions finished 8-3.