23  Sam Brewer
Sam Brewer

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Colleyville, TX

High School:
Heritage HS

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 208

Position:
Defensive Back

Experience:
4L


Career Summary: A four-year letterwinner who played in 43 career games...Had a strong showing as a sophomore, totaling 26 tackles that season, including 12 solo stops...Recorded his only fumble recovery as a freshman against Southern Miss...Also blocked a punt in that game...Also saw significant action as a member of the Tigers' special teams unit...Forced a fumble in the 2005 season finale against Marshall...Had a career high six tackles against East Carolina in 2003 and both UAB and Houston in 2004.

Notable: Graduated in May 2006 with a bachelor's degree in sport and leisure studies.

2006: Missed the first two games with a hamstring injury...Started against ECU and UAB and saw action against Tennessee before sitting out four games with a shoulder injury...Returned to play in the final three games of the season...Logged three tackles against both East Carolina and Houston...Honors: Presented one of the True Tiger Awards at the 2006 Blue-Gray game.

2005: Consistent player who saw action in all 12 games last season...Totaled two tackles in the win over Chattanooga...Logged two tackles in the Tigers' game against Tulsa...Credited with three solo tackles in the Tigers' upset win over UTEP in Memphis...Logged one tackle as a special teams member in the UCF game...Had his first start of the season in the road win over Houston...Worked on special teams and as a safety, and registered five tackles and a pass breakup against the Cougars...Credited with one tackle against UAB, Southern Miss and Marshall...Also tallied a forced fumble in the regular season finale against Marshall...Finished the season with 16 tackles and one pass breakup...Presented one of the True Tiger Awards at the 2006 Blue-Gray Game.

2004: Started three games at left cat safety when Scott Vogel was injured...Worked as a special teams member in the opening win over Ole Miss...Registered his first tackle of the season in the Tigers' win over Chattanooga...Registered two tackles on the special teams in the Tigers' 47-35 win over Arkansas State...Joined the Tiger lineup when Scott Vogel was felled with a knee injury at UAB...Worked at cat safety and logged a career-high six tackles against the Blazers...Started his first collegiate contest against Houston, and registered six tackles in the win...Had five tackles and one pass breakup in the victory over Tulane...Starter at cat safety in the Cincinnati game...Logged two tackles against the Bearcats...Shared playing time with Scott Vogel against Louisville and was credited with four tackles...Saw special teams duty in the victory over USF...Ended the season with 26 tackles, 12 of which were solo stops, and one pass breakup.

2003: Worked as a defensive back and special teams member in 2003...Had two tackles in the Tigers' win over Ole Miss...Best performance came against Southern Miss when he recovered his first career fumble and registered his first career blocked kick...Blocked a punt attempt by USM's Luke Jackson...Was credited with two tackles in the road win over Houston...Was credited with three tackles in the Memphis win over Tulane in the Superdome...Had a season-high six tackles in the win over East Carolina, including four solo stops...Had three tackles in the 37-7 win over Louisville at Papa John's Stadium...Participated in the two final regular season games but did not record a tackle...Logged one tackle in the Tigers' 2003 New Orleans Bowl victory over North Texas...Finished the 2003 season with 18 tackles, including 11 solos, one fumble recovery and one blocked kick...Had a drive-stopping fumble recovery in the second scrimmage of the 2003 spring session.

2002: Was redshirted as a true freshman...Spent the fall of 2002 working in the Tiger defensive secondary...Was listed as a strong safety in the fall.

Prep: Two-year starter for Coach Chris Cunningham at Heritage High...Was an All-District 5-5A selection as a free safety in 2001...Led his squad and District 5-5A in pass interceptions in 2001 with four picks...Received Associated Press honorable mention Texas All-State honors in 2001...Was a first-team All-District 5-5A selection in 2001...Picked as a first-team All-Northeast Tarrant County pick in 2001...Had six pass interceptions and 163 tackles during his career at Heritage...Also lettered in track as a sprinter and long jumper.

Personal: Sam Brewer is the son of Sam and Teresa Brewer...Born August 23, 1984, in Grapevine, Texas...Cousins, Jack Brewer and Tellis Redmon, both started at the University of Minnesota.

BREWER'S STATISTICS
Defense	G/S 	UT 	AT 	Tot. 	FR 	Int 	Loss 	Sack
2003	13/0	11	7	18	1	0-0	0-0	0-0
2004	12/3	12	14	26	0	0-0	0-0	0-0
2005	12/2	10	6	16	0	0-0	0-0	0-0
2006	6/2	3	6	9	0	0-0	1.5-2	0-0
Total	43/7	36	33	69	1	0-0	1.5-2	0-0

BREWER'S CAREER HIGHS Most Tackles/Game: 6 vs East Carolina (`03) UAB (`04) & Houston (`04) Most Solo Tackles/Game: 4 vs East Carolina, (`03) Most Assisted Tackles/Game: 4 vs. UAB (`04), Houston (`05) Most Fumble Recoveries/Game: 1 vs Southern Miss (`03) Most Blocked Kicks/Game: 1 vs Southern Miss (`03)

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