2014 CFPA Kick Returner Trophy Watch List
2014 Phil Steele's Preseason AAC First Team
2014 Athlon Sports Preseason AAC First Team
2013 American Athletic Conference All-Academic Football Team
2013 The American Athletic Conference's Special Teams Player of the Year
2013 The American Athletic Conference's First Team
Houston's starting kick returner also started at receiver for the final three games of the season ... named The American Athletic Conference's Co-Special Teams Player of the Year ... named to The American's First Team as a kick returner ... led The American and was 12th nationally with an average of 27.6 yards per kick return ... had 37 returns for 1,021 yards including a 95-yard touchdown against BYU ... his 1,021 yards marked a Houston freshman record and were second on the UH single-season chart, regardless of class ... had five games with at least 100 kick return yards ... second nationally with 12 kick returns of 30 yards or longer ... had a return of at least 40 yards in six games ... hauled in his first career pass, a 26-yard touchdown, at Rutgers as he finished the game with three receptions for 32 yards and a touchdown ... had a career-long 30-yard reception vs. USF ... sixth on the team with 116 receiving yards and eighth with 11 receptions ... named the team's Special Teams Co-MVP with Richie Leone.
Three-star athlete by ESPN, Rivals, Scout and 247Sports ... No. 5 athlete in the state of Texas by Dave Campbell ... No. 61 receiver nationally by Scout ... No 95 player in the state of Texas by 247Sports ... named Dave Campbell's District 15-4A Player of the Year ... accumulated 1,337 rushing yards and 16 TDs on 184 carries as a senior as he helped lead team to state title game ... also had six receptions for 180 yards and three touchdowns in his final high school year ... threw for 1,823 yards and 22 touchdowns against 10 interceptions as a senior ... named MVP of the 2012 IFAF U-19 World Championship as he led Team USA with seven receptions for 155 yards and a touchdown in a title win over American Samoa ... had 44 carriers for 445 yards and five touchdowns and 21 receptions for 364 yards and six touchdowns as a junior despite missing time with an injury ... also Lancaster's starting point guard ... chose Houston over Arizona State, Tennessee and West Virginia among others.
Demarcus Ayers' Career Bests
Receptions: 3, 2x, last vs. UTSA (2014)
Receiving Yards: 32, Rutgers (2013)
Receiving Touchdowns: 1, Rutgers (2013)
Long Receptions: 30, USF (2013)
Kickoff Returns: 6, at BYU (2014)
Kickoff Return Yards: 167, BYU (2013)
Long Kickoff Return: 95, BYU (2013)