Byron Jones has become the highlight of an otherwise depressing season. The UCONN standout didn’t get much media attention leading up to the 2015 NFL draft and when his name was called many Cowboys fans said: Who?
Chris Hackett amassed 7 interceptions, 75 tackles, 1 forced fumble and defended 13 passes in 2014 . Numbers like that scream “Ball Hawk”. He was an All-Big 12 First Team selection and among the best defensive backs in the country.
Derron Smith hauled in 15 interceptions, broke up 18 passes and had 304 tackles during his career at Fresno State. Â He entered the 2014 season with the most interceptions of any active FBS player.
Tyler Varga rushed 233 times in 2014 for 1,423 yards (6.1 YPC), and 22 touchdowns. He also added 107 yards on 12 receptions for another 4 touchdowns. Varga averaged 142.3 yards and 15.6 points per game on the … Continued
Paul Dawson totaled 136 tackles in 2014 including 20 for loss, added 6 sacks and forced 2 fumbles. Â He showcased his coverage skills intercepting 4 passes and knocking down another 5. Â He earned AP All-Big 12 Defensive Player of the … Continued
Duke Johnson ran the ball 242 times for 1,652 yards, (both of which ranked in the top 10 in the nation), and 10 touchdowns. Â He hauled in 38 receptions out of the back field including 3 more touchdowns.
Nate Orchard led the nation in 2014 with 18.5 sacks for 118 yards and 21 tackles for loss for 123 yards. He amassed 84 tackles, forced 3 fumbles and despite being primarily and edge rusher, he defended 3 passes as … Continued