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  • 2006 LOUISVILLE FOOTBALL MEDIA GUIDE36

    2006 Louisville Football2006 Louisville Football

    MICHAEL ADAMS 56 Defensive Endr-Fr. • 6-3 • 248 Pelham, Ala. Pelham

    Player Profiles

    Outstanding athlete who possesses great speed... will get an opportunity to show what he learned during his red-shirt season.

    2005: Red-shirted.

    Pelham High School: Played defensive end for Pelham High School... two- year starter... voted All-County after recording 78 tackles, six sacks and 14 tackles for loss as a senior... selected first team All-Shelby County... voted first team All-Metro... named team captain and voted team’s De- fensive Player of the Year... rated as the No. 24 overall prospect in the state of Alabama... selected Honorable Mention 6A All-State by the Ala- bama Sports Writers Association... selected to play in the North-South All-Star Game... started 10 games as a junior, recording 59 tackles and six sacks... also competed on the basketball team... leading scorer and rebounder on the basketball team for his last three years.

    Personal Profile: Son of Vanessa and John Adams... born 4/15/87... Undecided major.

    LAMAR ALSTON 20 Defensive BackSo. • 6-0 • 185 Paducah, Ky. Paducah Tilghman

    Outstanding athlete who will get more of an opportunity to contribute... valuable special teams performer... has tremendous lateral movement and closing speed.

    Career Notes: Played in nine games.

    2005: Appeared in nine games... played mainly on special teams... made collegiate debut against Kentucky.

    Paducah Tilghman High School: Three-year starter at cornerback for Paducah Tilghman High School... recorded two interceptions despite missing sev- eral games as a senior... totaled 14 career interceptions... named to the 3A All-Kentucky Preps first team on defense... named one of the top 50 play- ers in the state of Kentucky by high school coaches... selected to Kentucky Top 15 Postseason List... named first team All-State by the Louisville Cou- rier-Journal... voted first team All-State by the Associated Press... named to the All-Southern Team by the Orlando Sentinel... rated the nation’s No. 70 defensive back prospect by Scout.com... sprinter on the state title win- ning track team.

    Personal Profile: Guardians are Maime and Bill Dillard... born 2/2/87... Undecided major.

    ZACH ANDERSON 96

    Junior-college defensive end who made a quick transition to Division I foot- ball last season... a phenomenal competitor who plays with high energy... solid pass rusher who helped solidy the defensive line spot.

    Career Notes: Played in all 12 games as a junior.

    2005: Played in 12 games, recording 16 solo tackles and 12 assists... included in those tackles are 5.5 tackles for loss and 2.5 sacks... tied for seventh on the team in tackles for loss.. registered two tackles in the Gator Bowl... totalled five tackles, one sack and forced a fumble versus Syracuse... registered a career-best seven tackles versus Cincinnati... totalled three tackles and forced a fumble against North Carolina... recorded four tackles, 2.5 tackles for loss and 1.5 sacks versus Florida Atlantic.

    East Mississippi JC: Two-year starter at East Mississippi Community Col- lege... recorded 85 tackles and 10 sacks as a junior col- lege freshman... registered 52 tackles, five sacks and two passes broken up in 2004... rated by Rivals.com as a three-star recruit... has a 330- pound bench press, 550-pound squat and can run the 40-yard dash in just 4.8 seconds... named the JUCO Defensive Player of the Year in North-Mississippi game in 2004... voted first team All- State and All-Region selection as a sophomore... Scout.com’s No. 2 ranked junior college defensive line prospect... former high school quarterback.

    Personal Profile: Son of Vanessa Anderson... born 10/23/82... Justice Administration major.

    Defense Year GP A U T TFL Sacks FR FF 2005 11-1 16 12 28 5.5-24 2.5-20 0-0 2

    Anderson’s Game Defensive Bests Tackles ........... 7 .......... Cincinnati .................... 10/22/05

    2005 Game-By-Game Game A U Tot TFL Sacks Int Kentucky 1 0 1 1-1 0-0 0-0 Oregon State 0 2 2 0-0 0-0 0-0 USF 0 1 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 FAU 3 1 4 2.5-13 1.5-12 0-0 UNC 2 1 3 0-0 0-0 0-0 West Virginia 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 0-0 Cincinnati 4 3 7 0.5-1 0-0 0-0 Pittsburgh 1 0 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 Rutgers 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 0-0 Syracuse 4 1 5 1-8 1-8 0-0 Connecticut 1 1 2 0.5-1 0-0 0-0 Virginia Tech 0 2 2 0-0 0-0 0-0

    Defensive Tackle Sr. • 6-4 • 262

    Bay Minette, Ala. East Mississippi JC

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    BILL ASHBURN 5 QuarterbackSo. • 6-2 • 215 Pittsburgh, Pa. Moon Township

    Talented quarterback who has learned the offense and is ready to contribute when called upon... capable backup who will vie for the backup quarterback job... also serves as the backup holder.

    2005: Didn’t see game action at quarterback.

    2004: Red-shirted after transferring from Youngstown State.

    Moon Township High School: Threw for 1,251 yards and 10 touchdowns as a senior at Moon Township High School... completed 82-of-167 passes and owned a passing efficiency rating of 130.59... rushed for four touchdowns... earned All-Conference Honorable Mention honors during his junior season... two- year varsity letter winner in football... also saw action at tight end and long snapper... co-captained his team as a senior... helped lead his team to WPIAL AAA Semi-Championship game before losing in double overtime... received various honors from the Pittsburgh Post Gazette and the Allegheny Times... two-year letterwinner in track and field.

    Personal Profile: Son of Robin and Bill Ashburn... born 12/6/84... Marketing major.

    MOZELL AXSON 52 LinebackerSo. • 6-1• 226 Lakeland, Fla. Jenkins

    Physical special teams player who isn’t afraid to stick his nose into the football... showed great hustle on special teams... should get a crack at playing the linebacker position.

    2005: Played 10 games at linebacker and on special teams... recorded seven tackles, including three solo stops... recovered a key fumble in the win over Connecticut... credited with a career-high three tackles against Cincinnati.

    2004: Red-shirted.

    Jenkins High School: One of the top linebackers in the state of Florida... ranked as the 102nd best linebacker by Scout.com... registered 403 career tackles... credited with 139 tackles during his senior year, including a team-best 81 solo stops... credited with 26 tackles for loss... rated the 61st best player in the state of Florida by the Orlando Sentinel... recorded 129 stops as a junior, including 78 solos.

    Personal Profile: Son of Dee and Mozell Axson... born 11/4/85... Justice Administration major.

    Defense Year GP A U T TFL Sacks FR FF 2005 10-0 3 4 7 0-0 0-0 1-0 0-0

    Axson’s Game Defensive Bests Tackles ........... 3 .......... Cincinnati .................... 10/22/05

    63 GuardJr. • 6-5• 287 Tallahassee, Fla. Leon

    Junior lineman who has worked hard to get better and is expected to make an impact on the offensive line... will battle for the starting guard position... worked his way into the rotation last year... has been able to crack the lineup because of his hard work and dedication to the program.

    Career Notes: Has appeared in 14 games on the offensive line.

    2005: Played in seven games as a reserve offensive lineman... played guard.

    2004: Played offensive guard... saw action in seven games... appeared in his first collegiate game in the second half against Army... earned the Commissioner’s Medal for having over a 3.75 GPA

    2003: Red-shirted.

    Leon High School: Three-year letterwinner and two-year starter at right tackle for one of Florida’s most prolific passing offenses ... earned Honorable Mention All-Big Bend Area honors as a junior when he was the chief pass protector for Wyatt Sexton, the top quarterback prospect in the state of Florida by the Florida Times-Union ... graded out at 89 percent as a senior ... team captain, second-team All-Big Bend Area and first-team Florida Athletic Coaches Association District 4 selection as a senior ... also a nominee for the Florida-Georgia All-Star game during final prep campaign ... honor roll student and a member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.

    Personal Profile: Son of Christine Needham and Douglas Barlowe... born 6/20/85... Exercise Science and Sports Medicine major.

    DANIEL BARLOWE

    Junior guard Daniel Barlowe

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    Solid pass-catching tight end who has gotten bigger and stronger since his freshman season... heady player who could have a big season in the Cardinals’ passing game.

    Career Notes: Has played in 23 career games with 24 receptions for 325 yards and six touchdowns.

    2005: Played in 11 games, including seven starts... finished with 17 catches for 240 yards and two scores... finished fourth on the team with a 14.1 yard per catch average... caught a 29-yard touchdown pass in the fourth quarter against Virginia Tech in the Gator Bowl... recorded a career-high four receptions for 54 yards against Cincinnati... caught one pass for four yards against West Virginia... didn’t play against Florida Atlantic because of a sore foot... caught two passes for 19 yards against USF... scored on a four-yard touchdown pass from Brian Brohm against Oregon State... caught one pass for nine yards against Kentucky.

    2004: Appeared in 12 games, making two starts... caught seven passes for 85 yards and four touchdowns... recorded first career