10  Casey Rooney
Casey Rooney

Sioux City, IA

High School:
West High

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 197

Wide Receiver

Will see considerable playing time this fall due to the team's new spread offense ... Had two receptions for 22 yards in the spring scrimmages ...

2000: Played in all 11 games for the Tigers in 2000 ... Worked as both a receiver and as a member of the special teams ... Opened the season with one reception for five yards against Mississippi State ... Had one catch for 11 yards and a first down in the Tigers win over Louisiana-Monroe ... Had one catch for eight yards in the Tennessee game and ended the season with his best performance ... Had two catches for 18 yards in the Tulane game ... Had a season long 13-yard reception against the Green Wave ... Finished the 2000 campaign with five catches for 42 yards ... Participated in 172 offensive plays for the Tigers during the 2000 season ... As a special teams member was credited with six tackles including a season high three tackles in the Tennessee game ... Had two tackles in the Cincinnati game and one hit against Tulane ... Finished the season with 69 special teams plays ... Was the recipient of the Rex Dockery Memorial Scholarship in 1999 ... Lettered as a true freshman in 1999 ... Made the switch from high school quarterback to college receiver ... Worked at flanker during the spring and enters fall camp as the number two flanker behind Reginald Perkins ... Had three pass receptions for 52 yards in the spring scrimmages ...

1999: Lettered as a true freshman at the wide receiver position ... Caught two passes for 25 yards in the season opener against Ole Miss ... Had a long gainer of 13 yards against the Rebels ... Had one big pass reception for 13 yards in the Mississippi State game ... Helped move the ball from the shadows of the Tiger goal post on a third down situation and allowed a Memphis drive to continue ... Had single receptions in the Missouri and UAB games ... Finished the 1999 season with five pass receptions for 64 yards ... Was the team's seventh leading receiver in yardage ... A late signee for the Tigers ... Came to Memphis after playing in '98 at the Air Force Academy Prep School ...

Prep: Was a five sport letterman at West High School in Sioux City ... Earned 19 varsity letters in his high school career ... Played quarterback and handled kicking and punting duties at West ... Led his 1997 WHS team to a 8-4 record and a berth in the state playoffs ... Rushed for 1,248 yards as a senior and passed for 1,002 yards ... Caught seven passes for 208 yards ... Was 22-of-26 in PATs and hit on 12-of-13 field goal attempts ... Finished the '97 season with 17 rushing touchdowns and had eight touchdown passes ... Was an all-city, all-conference, All-Northwest Iowa, 1st team all-state selection in football ... Received USA Today honorable mention all-America honors ... Was named captain of the Iowa 4-A All-State team in 1997 by the Iowa Newspaper Association ... The Des Moines Register named him to their Elite All-Class State team ... Was named the Sioux City Journal's Athlete of the Year in 1997-98 ... Lettered in soccer, basketball, baseball and track in high school ... Was a five year starter on the West High soccer team ... Averaged 1.7 goals per game as a senior and was named to the All-Metro and Iowa All-State team ... Led his West High soccer team to their first ever appearance in the state tournament in 1997 ... Played shortstop and centerfield for the baseball team and had a career batting average over .300 ... Helped his West High basketball team to a 60-6 record and three state playoff appearances over his four years ... Received All-Metro, All-Northwest Iowa and all-state honors in basketball as a guard ... Lettered for four years in track ... Ran the 100 and 200 meters and anchored the 4X100 and 4X200 meter relays ... Was a three year qualifier for the Drake Relays and the state championships ... Had a best time of 10.7 in the 100 meters ... Is an honor student who graduated from high school with a 3.5 GPA ... Is the son of Mr. & Mrs. Pat Rooney ...

Born: 7/6/79 ... Played for coach Al Charlson at West High School .

Rooney's Statistics

Receiving G/S No Yds Avg Tds LG
1999 11/2 5 64 12.8 0 13
2000 11/0 5 42 8.4 0 13
Total 22/2 10 106 10.6 0 13

Rooney's Career Highs

Most Pass Receptions/Game: 2 vs Ole Miss ('99) & Tulane ('00)
Most Yards Receiving/Game: 25 vs Ole Miss ('99)
Long Reception: 13 vs Ole Miss & Miss State ('98) & Tulane ('00)
Most Rushes/Game: 1 vs Cincinnati ('00)
Most Rushing Yardage/Game: 5 vs Cincinnati ('00)
Longest Run: 5 vs Cincinanti ('00)

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