Texas A&M Football reports on Aug. 3, first practice on Aug. 4

Texas A&M Quick Facts

LOCATION:  College Station, Texas 77842

FOUNDED:  1876 (First classes)

ENROLLMENT:  66,175 (fall 2016)

PRESIDENT:  Michael K. Young (BYU `73)

CHANCELLOR:  John Sharp (Texas A&M `72)

FACULTY REPRESENTATIVE: Dr. Paul Batista (Trinity `73)

DIRECTOR OF ATHLETICS:  Scott Woodward (LSU `85)

ATHLETIC DEPT PHONE:  (979) 845-5129

CONFERENCE:  Southeastern

AFFILIATION:  NCAA Division I

NICKNAME:  Aggies

MASCOT:  Reveille (American Collie)

COLORS:  Maroon (Pantone 505) and White

Football Quick Facts

Head Coach:

Kevin Sumlin (Purdue `88)

 Years at Texas A&M:  6th (44-21  record in 5 years)

 Years as head coach:  10th (79-38  record in 9 years)

Assistant Coaches:

John Chavis -- Associate Head Coach/Defensive Coord./LBs (Tennessee `79)

Noel Mazzone -- Offensive Coord./Quarterbacks (New Mexico `80)

Jeff Banks -- Special Teams Coord./Tight Ends (Washington State `99)

Ron Cooper -- Defensive Secondary (Jacksonville State `83)

Clarence McKinney -- Running Backs (Mary `94)

Aaron Moorehead -- Wide Receivers (Illinois `03)

Terry Price -- Defensive End (Texas A&M `90)

David Turner -- Defensive Tackles/Run Game Coordinator  (Davidson `85)

Jim Turner -- Offensive Line  (Boston College `88)

Mark Hocke -- Football Strength and Conditioning Coach (New Orleans `08)

 

KYLE FIELD Quick Facts

Stadium: Kyle Field

Capacity:  102,733

 LARGEST CROWD:  110,633 (vs. Ole Miss, Oct. 11, 2014)

Playing Surface:  Natural grass

First year of Football:  1905

STADIUM BUILT:  1927 and 1929 (Renovations complete for 2015 season)

TEAM INFORMATION

Basic Offense:  Multiple

Basic Defense:  Multiple 4-3

2016 Overall Record:  8-5

2016 Conference Record (Finish): 4-4 (4th in SEC West)

2016 Bowl:   AdvoCare V100 Texas Bowl  (Lost 33-28 to Kansas State)

2016 Ranking:  NR

 

FOOTBALL MEDIA RELATIONS STAFF

Alan Cannon, Associate AD for Media Relations (Football)

               E-MAIL:   acannon@athletics.tamu.edu
               CELL:   979/777-4200

Brad Marquardt, Associate Director (Football #2)
               E-MAIL:  bmarquardt@athletics.tamu.edu 
               CELL: 979/229-8651

Adam Quisenberry, Assistant Director (Football #3)
               E-MAIL:  aquisenberry@athletics.tamu.edu
               CELL:  713/582-5135

Matt Callaway, Assistant Director (Football #4)
               E-MAIL:  mcallaway@athletics.tamu.edu
               CELL:  713/305-0815

SID mailing address

               Texas A&M Media Relations

               1228 TAMU

               College Station, TX  77843-1228

SID overnight address

               Texas A&M Athletics

               Media Relations

               756 Houston St.

               College Station, TX  77843

SID Office Phone: 979/845-5725  /  SID Office FAX: 979/845-6825

Kyle Field press box: 979/862-5475

 

STARTERS RETURNING

Offense (5)

WR         Christian Kirk, 5-11, 200, Jr-2L, Scottsdale, AZ (12 starts in 2016, 23 career starts)

RG          Connor Lanfear, 6-6, 315, Jr-2L, Buda, TX (8 starts in 2016, 8 career starts)

C             Erik McCoy, 6-4, 305, So-1L, Lufkin, TX (13 starts in 2016, 13 career starts)

LG          Colton Prater, 6-4, 295, So-1L, Bossier City, LA (12 starts in 2016, 12 career starts)

RB          Keith Ford, 5-11, 215, Sr-1L, Cypress, TX (9 starts in 2016, 9 career starts)

 

Defense (7)

DT          Zaycoven Henderson, 6-2, 300, Sr-3L, Longview, TX (13 starts in 2016, 15 career starts)

DT          Kingsley Keke, 6-4, 310, Jr-2L, Richmond, TX (9 starts in 2016, 9 career starts)

LB           Otaro Alaka, 6-3, 240, Jr-2L, Houston, TX (13 starts in 2016, 20 career starts)

Nic         Donovan Wilson, 6-1, 206, Sr-2L, Shreveport, LA (7 starts in 2016, 14 career starts)

CB          Nick Harvey, 5-10, 185, Sr-3L, Lancaster, TX (12 starts in 2016, 13 career starts)

CB          Priest Willis, 6-2, 200, Sr-1L, Tempe, AZ (7 starts in 2016, 7 career starts)

FS           Armani Watts, 5-11, 200, Sr-3L, Forney, TX (9 starts in 2016, 30 career starts)

 

Special Teams (4 positions)

PLK         Daniel LaCamera, 6-4, 223, Jr-1L, Tarpon Springs, FL (17-of-23, 50-of-50 PAT, 101 pts)

P             Shane Tripucka, 6-3, 210, Sr-1L, Allen, TX (43.2 avg, long 59, 27 Inside 20)

SNP        Austin Frey, 6-1, 225, Jr-2L, Tomball, TX (Snaps on punts)             

PR          Christian Kirk, 5-11, 200, Jr-2L, Scottsdale, AZ (24.5 avg. per return/3 TDs)

 

STARTERS LOST

Offense (6)

WR         Josh Reynolds, Three Letters, San Antonio, TX (13 starts in 2016, 36 career starts)

WR         Ricky Seals-Jones, Three Letters, Sealy, TX (9 starts in 2016, 30 career starts)

WR         Speedy Noil, Three Letters, New Orleans, LA (8 starts in 2016, 16 career starts)

LT           Avery Gennesy, Two Letters, Southaven, MS (13 starts in 2016, 26 career starts)

RT          Jermaine Eluemunor, Two Letters, Denville, NJ (12 starts in 2016, 13 career starts)

QB          Trevor Knight, One Letter, San Antonio, TX (11 starts in 2016, 11 career starts)

 

Defense (4)

DE          Myles Garrett, Three Letters, Arlington, TX (9 starts in 2016, 30 career starts)

DE          Daeshon Hall, Four Letters, Seattle, WA (13 starts in 2016, 32 career starts)

LB           Shaan Washington, Four Letters, Alexandria, LA (13 starts in 2016, 26 career starts)

SS           Justin Evans, Two Letters, Wiggins, MS (13 starts in 2016, 25 career starts)

 

Special Teams (3)

HOL       Conner McQueen, Four Letters, Klein, TX (perfect on holds)

SNP        Christian Robertson, Two Letters, Grapevine, TX (Snapped on PAT/FG)

KR          Justin Evans, Two Letters, Wiggins, MS (28.9 avg. per return/Long 90)

 

Lettermen Returning (41)

Offense (16) — Austin Anderson, Kendall Bussey, Kalvin Cline, Kwame Etwi, Keith Ford, Jake Hubenak, Jamal Jeffery, Christian Kirk, Connor Lanfear, Koda Martin, Erik McCoy, Colton Prater, Damion Ratley, Tanner Schorp, Keaton Sutherland, Trayveon Williams

 

Defense (22) — Otaro Alaka, Jesse Brown, DeShawn Capers-Smith, Clifford Chattman, Qualen Cunningham, Tyrel Dodson, Justin Dunning, Landis Durham, Roney Elam, Riley Garner, Cullen Gillaspia, Nick Harvey, Zaycoven Henderson, Jarrett Johnson, Kingsley Keke, Daylon Mack, Charles Oliver, Larry Pryor, Dwaine Thomas, Armani Watts, Priest Willis, Donovan Wilson

 

Special Teams (3) — Austin Frey, Braden Mann, Shane Tripucka

 

Lettermen Lost (28)

Offense (12) — Tank Davis, Jermaine Eluemunor, Avery Gennesy, Frank Iheanacho, Trevor Knight, Boone Niederhofer, Speedy Noil, Edward Pope, Josh Reynolds, Ricky Seals-Jones, Jeremy Tabuyo, James White

 

Defense (14) –  Reggie Chevis, Victor Davis, Noel Ellis, Justin Evans, Myles Garrett, Claude George, Daeshon Hall, James Lockhart, Jordan Mastrogiovanni, Richard Moore, Will Paulhill, Alex Sezer, Jr., Hardreck Walker, Shaan Washington

Special Teams (2) –  Conner McQueen, Christian Robertson

 

Returning Statistical Leaders

Rushing

Trayveon Williams, RB   156 carries, 1,057 net yards, 8 TD

Keith Ford, RB    126 carries, 669 net yards, 6 TD  

              

Passing

Jake Hubenak, QB -- 61-of-104, 844 yards, 2 Int, 6 TD (career 1,283/9/3)

 

Receiving

Christian Kirk, WR -- 83 receptions, 928 yards, 9 TD (career 163/1,937/16)

Trayveon Williams, RB -- 19 receptions, 91 yards, 0 TD

 

All-Purpose

Christian Kirk, WR/RS -- 35 rush, 928 receive, 282 PR, 173 KOR, 1,418 A-P

Trayveon Williams, RB/RS -- 1,057 rush, 91 receive, 0 PR, 82 KOR, 1,230 A-P

 

Special Teams

Christian Kirk, RS -- 13-282 PR yards, 21.7 avg., 6-173 KOR yards, 28.8 avg.

Daniel LaCamera, P -- 17-24 FG, 54-54 PAT, 105 points

Shane Tripucka, P -- 69-2962 yards, 42.9 avg., 27 I20, 27 FC, 16 50+, 0 TB

 

Tackles 

Otaro Alaka, LB -- 74 tackles, 9 TFL, 2 QB sacks, 1 PBU, 1 Forced Fumble

Nick Harvey, DB -- 66 tackles, 1 INT, 10 PBU, 1 Fumble Recovered

Donovan Wilson, DB -- 59 tackles, 1 INT, 2 PBU, 2 QB Hurries

Armani Watts, DB -- 56 tackles, 6 TFL, 2 INT, 3 PBU, 2 FF, 2 RCF

Zaycoven Henderson, DL­ -- 40 tackles, 10 TFL, 3 QBS

Kingsley Keke, DL -- 37 tackles, 7 TFL, 4 QBS

Larry Pryor, DB -- 34 tackles, 1 INT

Priest Willis, DB -- 33 tackles, 1 INT, 8 PBU

 

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