Texas A&M Spring Football Update

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COLLEGE STATION, Texas – With Texas A&M’s 2018 football spring drills set to start March 20, here’s a look at first-year Aggies head coach Jimbo Fisher, his complete staff and their responsibilities.

Head Coach: Jimbo Fisher (Salem University, ‘90)

Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks: Darrell Dickey (Kansas State ’83)

Tight Ends: Tim Brewster (Illinois ’84)

Wide Receivers: Dameyune Craig (Auburn ’02)

Running Backs: Jay Graham (Tennessee ’04)

Offensive Line: Jim Turner (Boston College ’88)

Defensive Coordinator/Safeties: Mike Elko (Penn ’99)

Cornerbacks: Maurice Linguist (Baylor ’06)

Linebackers: Bradley Dale Peveto (SMU ’87)

Defensive Ends: Terry Price (Texas A&M ’92)

Defensive Line: Elijah Robinson (Penn State ’08)

Director of Football Athletic Performance: Jerry Schmidt (Nebraska ’86)

Associate Athletic Director for Football: Mark Robinson (Appalachian State ’03)

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2018 TEXAS A&M FOOTBALL INFORMATION

GENERAL INFORMATION

TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY

Location: College Station, Texas

First Classes: 1876

Enrollment: 68,625 (Fall, ‘17)

President: Michael K. Young (BYU, ’73)

Chancellor: John Sharp (Texas A&M, ’72)

Faculty Representative: Paul Batista (Trinity, ’73)

Director of Athletics: Scott Woodward (LSU, ‘85)

Athletic Department Phone: 979-845-5129

Website: 12thMan.com

Game Operations Director: Mike Caruso (Assoc. AD/Game Operations)

Conference: Southeastern Conference (SEC)

Nickname: Aggies

Mascot: Reveille IX, American Collie

Colors: Maroon & White

Band Name: Fightin’ Texas Aggie Band

Band Director: Dr. Timothy Rhea

Stadium: Kyle Field

Capacity: 102,733

Playing Surface: Grass

First Year of Football: 1894

Number of Years Playing Football: 123 Years

All-Time Overall Record 732-477-48

All-Time Bowl Record: 17-22

COACHING STAFF

Head Coach (Alma Mater, Year): Jimbo Fisher (Salem University, ‘90)

First Year at Texas A&M: 0-0 (.000)

9th Year on Collegiate Level: 83-23 (.783)

TEXAS A&M ASSISTANT COACHES

Darrell Dickey, Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks (Kansas St., ’83)

Mike Elko, Defensive Coordinator/Safeties (Penn, ’99)

Tim Brewster, Tight Ends (Illinois, ’84)

Dameyune Craig, Wide Receivers (Auburn, ’02)

Jay Graham, Running Backs (Tennessee, ’04)

Maurice Linguist, Cornerbacks (Baylor, ’06)

Bradley Dale Peveto, Linebackers (SMU, ’87)

Terry Price, Defensive Ends (Texas A&M, ’92)

Elijah Robinson, Defensive Line (Penn St., ’08)

Jim Turner, Offensive Line (Boston College, ’88)

Jerry Schmidt, Director of Athletic Performance (Nebraska, ’86)

TEAM INFORMATION

Basic Offense: Pro

Basic Defense: Multiple

2017 Overall Record: 7-6

2017 Conference Record (Standing) : 4-4, T4th SEC West

2017 Bowl: Belk Bowl (Lost 55-52, Wake Forest)

2017 Ranking: Not Ranked

TEXAS A&M FOOTBALL BREAKDOWN FOR 2018/Positions from 2017 Season.

OFFENSIVE STARTERS RETURNING: 8 positions/9 players

WR-- Jhamon Ausbon, 6-2, 220, So-1L, Houston, TX (13 starts in 2017, 13 career starts)

RT-- Keaton Sutherland, 6-5, 310, Sr-3L, Flower Mound, TX (12 starts in 2017, 23 career)

RG-- Connor Lanfear, 6-6, 320, Sr-3L, Buda, TX (11 starts in 2017, 19 career starts)

C-- Erik McCoy, 6-4, 315, Jr-2L, Lufkin, TX (13 starts in 2017, 26 career starts)

LG-- Ryan McCollum, 6-5, 295, So-1L, Spring, TX (7 starts in 2017, 7 career starts)

LT-- Koda Martin, 6-6, 310, Sr-3L, Manvel, TX (12 starts in 2017, 16 career starts)

RB-- Trayveon Williams, 5-9, 200, Jr-2L, Houston, TX (11 starts in 2017, 14 career starts)

QB-- Kellen Mond, 6-2, 210, So-1L, San Antonio, TX (8 starts in 2017, 8 career starts)

Nick Starkel, 6-3, 215, So-1L, Argyle, TX (5 starts in 2017, 5 career starts)

OFFENSIVE STARTERS LOST: 3

WR-- Christian Kirk, Three Letters, Scottsdale, AZ (12 starts in 2017, 35 career)

WR-- Damion Ratley, Three Letters, Yoakum, TX (11 starts in 2017, 16 career starts)

TE-- Tanner Schorp, Three Letters, San Antonio, TX (9 starts in 2017, 12 career starts)

DEFENSIVE STARTERS RETURNING: 8

DE-- Landis Durham, 6-3, 255, Sr-3L, Plano, TX (10 starts in 2017, 10 career starts)

DT-- Kingsley Keke, 6-4, 305, Sr-3L, Richmond, TX (13 starts in 2017, 21 career starts)

LB-- Otaro Alaka, 6-3, 240, Sr-3L, Houston, TX (13 starts in 2017, 33 career starts)

LB-- Tyrel Dodson, 6-2, 242, Jr-2L, Franklin, TN (13 starts in 2017, 13 career starts)

LB-- Buddy Johnson, 6-2, 220, So-1L, Dallas, TX (5 starts in 2017, 5 career starts)

CB-- Debione Renfro, 6-2, 190, So-1L, Pearland, TX (11 starts in 2017, 11 career starts)

CB-- Charles Oliver, 6-2, 193, Jr-2L, Fairfield, TX (9 starts in 2017, 11 career starts)

SS-- Derrick Tucker, 6-1, 200, So-1L, Manvel, TX (7 starts in 2017, 7 career starts)

DEFENSIVE STARTERS LOST: 3

DT-- Zaycoven Henderson, Four Letters, Longview, TX (11 starts in 2017, 26 career starts)

DE-- Jarrett Johnson, Four Letters, Katy, TX (11 starts in 2017, 14 career starts)

FS-- Armani Watts, 5-11, 205, Four Letters, Forney, TX (12 starts in 2017, 42 career starts)

SPECIAL TEAMS STARTERS RETURNING: 2

PLK- Daniel LaCamera, 6-4, 223, Sr-2L, Tarpon Springs, FL

SNP- Austin Frey, 6-1, 220, Sr-3L, Tomball, TX

SPECIAL TEAM STARTERS LOST: 4 positions/2 players

P-- Shane Tripucka, Two Letters, Allen, TX

HOL- Shane Tripucka, Two Letters, Allen, TX

PR-- Christian Kirk, Three Letters, Scottsdale, AZ

KR-- Christian Kirk, Three Letters, Scottsdale, AZ

Lettermen Returning: 55

24 Offense— Jhamon Ausbon, Camron Buckley, Kendall Bussey, Klyde Chriss, Robert Congel, Quartney Davis, Kwame Etwi, Carson Green, Aaron Hansford, Jared Hocker, Hezekiah Jones, Jacob Kibodi, Connor Lanfear, Koda Martin, Ryan McCollum, Erik McCoy, Kellen Mond, Dan Moore, Jr., Colton Prater, Roshauud Paul, Kendrick Rogers, Nick Starkel, Keaton Sutherland, Trayveon Williams

28 Defense— Otaro Alaka, DeShawn Capers-Smith, Keldrick Carper, Clifford Chattman, Michael Clemons, Tyrel Dodson, Landis Durham, Roney Elam, Travon Fuller, Riley Garner, Cullen Gillaspia, Nick Harvey, Anthony Hines III, Antonio Howard, Buddy Johnson, Kingsley Keke, Myles Jones, Daylon Mack, Justin Madubuike, Keeath Magee II, Charles Oliver, Jayden Peevy, Debione Renfro, Larry Pryor, Kemah Siverand, Derrick Tucker, Braden White, Donovan Wilson

3 Special Teams— Austin Frey, Daniel LaCamera, Braden Mann

Lettermen Lost: 17

9 Offense— Austin Anderson, Kalvin Cline, Christian Daimler, Keith Ford, Jake Hubenak, Christian Kirk, Damion Ratley, Tanner Schorp, Kyle Whitley

7 Defense– Qualen Cunningham, David Darley, Justin Dunning, Zaycoven Henderson, Jarrett Johnson, Armani Watts, Priest Willis

1 Special Teams– Shane Tripucka

TOP STATISTICAL RETURNEES:

Rushing

Trayveon Williams, RB 173 carries, 798 net, 8 TD

Passing

Nick Starkel, QB 123-of-205, 1,793 yards, 14 TD, 6 Int

Kellen Mond, QB 117-of-227, 1,375 yards, 8 TD, 6 Int

Receiving

Jhamon Ausbon, WR 50 catches, 571 yards, 3 TD

Trayveon Williams, RB 20 catches, 192 yards, 0 TD

Tackles

Tyrel Dodson, LB 105 tackles, 11 TFL, 5.5 QB sacks, 3 Int, 8 PBU

Otaro Alaka, LB 78 tackles, 12 TFL, 5.5 QB sacks, 1 INT, 1 PBU, 1 FF

Landis Durham, DL 56 tackles, 12 TFL, 10.5 QB sacks, 4 QBH, 1 FR, 3 FF

2018 FOOTBALL SCHEDULE

Aug. 30 vs. Northwestern State Kyle Field

Sept. 8 vs. Clemson Kyle Field

Sept. 15 vs. Louisiana-Monroe Kyle Field

Sept. 22 at *Alabama Tuscaloosa, Ala.

Sept. 29 vs. *Arkansas Arlington, Texas

Oct. 6 vs. *Kentucky Kyle Field

Oct. 13 at *South Carolina Columbia, S.C.

Oct. 27 at *Mississippi St. Starkville, Miss.

Nov. 3 at *Auburn Auburn, Ala.

Nov. 10 vs. *Ole Miss Kyle Field

Nov. 17 vs. UAB Kyle Field

Nov. 24 vs. *LSU Kyle Field

Dec. 1 SEC Championship Atlanta, Ga.

2017 RESULTS: (7-6, 4-4 SEC)

Date Opponent, Score (H/A/N) Att.

Sept. 3 Lost to UCLA, 45-44 (A) 64,635

Sept. 9 Beat Nicholls, 24-14 (H) 100,276

Sept. 16 Beat Louisiana, 45-21 (H) 98,412

Sept. 23 Beat *Arkansas, 50-43! (OT) (N) 64,668

Sept. 30 Beat *South Carolina, 24-17 (H) 96,430

Oct. 7 Lost to *Alabama, 27-19 (H) 101,058

Oct. 14 Beat *Florida, 19-17 (A) 86,114

Oct. 28 Lost to *Mississippi St., 35-14 (H) 96,128

Nov. 4 Lost to *Auburn, 42-27 (H) 100,257

Nov. 11 Beat New Mexico, 55-14 (H) 99,051

Nov. 18 Beat *Ole Miss, 31-24 (A) 55,880

Nov. 25 Lost to *LSU, 45-21 (A) 97,675

Dec. 30 Lost to $Wake Forest, 55-52 (N) 32,784

! AT&T Stadium, Arlington, Texas

*SEC Games

$Belk Bowl, Charlotte, N.C.