Status is up in the air for senior season after suffering third shoulder injury last fall... did not participate in spring drills... strong-armed signal-caller who has all the intangibles to be a great leader and quarterback... thrived last season as a wide receiver and was Kevin Kolb's favorite target before being injured... was reunited with his father, Art, who is the head football coach for the Cougars... switched back to quarterback, a position he thrived at while playing for his father at Stephenville High School... 2004: Made his first collegiate appearance at wide receiver in the season opener against Rice... led all players with 74 receiving yards, including a 33-yard long, on four receptions against the Owls... led UH wide receivers for the second consecutive game with four catches for 85 yards... set up the Cougars' first touchdown of the game with a 63-yard reception... took one snap at quarterback against Army in the Conference USA opener... made 10 catches for 101 yards at C-USA rival Southern Miss to set new personal single-game highs in both categories ... joined with Vincent Marshall to post 100-yard receiving totals in the same game... scored the Cougars first points against the Golden Eagles on a 5-yard touchdown run... missed most of the TCU game after injuring his shoulder... finished the year with 25 catches for 311 yards and also rushed 10 times for 17 yards with a touchdown against Southern Miss... 2003: Sat out the season after transferring from Texas... this gave him time to completely heal from off-season shoulder surgery... Prior to Houston: Played one season at the University of Texas... persevered through injuries to play in seven games as a safety in 2002... missed the first five contests due to an ankle injury sustained in preseason drills... saw his first action of the season on special teams against No. 2 Oklahoma but injured his shoulder in that contest... missed the Kansas State game due to that injury... played special teams against No. 17 Iowa State and at Nebraska... shared UT's Frank Medina Rehabilitation Award... posted 10 tackles (five solo) and two interceptions, all in the last four games... registered two tackles and a pair of interceptions as UT recorded its national-leading third shutout of the season against Baylor (first career game on defense)... shared UT's Mike Campbell Defensive Player-of-the-Game award against the Bears... had a career-high three stops in the Cotton Bowl against LSU and versus Texas A&M... added two tackles at Texas Tech... redshirted in 2001... High School: Coached by Bobby Davis at Wolfforth Frenship High... two-time Texas 4A Offensive Player-of-the-Year and First-Team, All-State quarterback who also played safety... tallied 9,322 yards of total offense and registered 98 total TDs during his final two seasons... transferred to Frenship when his father was named the running backs coach at Texas Tech prior to his senior year... completed 164-of-273 passes for 3,584 yards and 35 TDs (3 INTs) and rushed for 1,074 yards and 19 TDs on 118 carries to earn Texas 4A Offensive Player-of-the-Year and First-Team, All-State honors that year... also returned two punts and a pair of interceptions for scores as a senior... led Stephenville to a 16-0 record and the Texas 4A State Championship while playing for his father as a junior... passed for 3,137 yards and 28 TDs and ran for 1,331 yards and 16 scores on 178 carries en route to Texas 4A Offensive Player-of-the-Year and First-Team, All-State honors in 1999... registered 295 yards of total offense and three TDs and intercepted two passes in the 1999 state title game against Port Neches Groves... played safety as a sophomore and posted 90 stops and seven interceptions... lettered twice in track and earned all-district honors in basketball... Personal: Born November 10, 1982, in Abilene, Texas... son of Art and Jan Briles of Houston, Texas... has served as a mentor at local elementary schools... a three-time Academic All-District and 2000 Academic All-State selection...lists hunting and fishing among his hobbies... majoring in sports administration.