• 2016 Bulsworth Trophy Candidate
• American Athletic Conference Honor Roll (Oct. 17, 2016)
2017: Has appeared in six of the nine games in 2017 at RB ... missed ECU and USF games due to injury ... led Houston with a career-high 106 rushing yards on 21 rushes with one score vs. Memphis (Oct. 19) ... led Houston with 82 rushing yards on 11 attempts with one touchdown at Tulsa (Oct. 14) ... had six rushing attempts for 34 yards and two receptions for 10 yards in win at Temple (Sept. 30) ... had four rushes for 16 yards vs. Texas Tech (Sept. 23) ... scored a rushing TD and had four carries for 12 yards in win over Rice (Sept. 16) ... started at running back in season opener at Arizona (Sept. 9) ... led team with 83 rushing yards on 14 attempts and a touchdown ... also had three receptions for 22 yards.
2016: Appeared in 12 games, making five starts ... started the season at cornerback before moving to running back ... led all Houston running backs with six rushing touchdowns ... finished third on the team with 62 rushing attempts and 289 yards on the ground ... made his first career start in a home win vs. UConn ... recovered a fumble on the opening kickoff in a home win vs. No. 3 Louisville ... tallied 76 rushing yards on 11 carries, including a 46-yard rush in a win over UCF ... led the Cougars vs. Tulsa with three rushing touchdowns on 14 attempts and 82 yards ... also had two receptions for 21 yards ... scored a rushing and receiving touchdown at Navy (Oct. 8) ... finished with 13 carries for 51 yards and a score and two catches for 22 yards and a touchdown vs. the Midshipmen ... against UConn, had nine rushes for 27 yards and a score ... tallied seven carries for 21 yards and a touchdown in a road win at Texas State ... made his first Houston appearance, at cornerback, in a win over Lamar forcing a fumble he recovered on the same play.
At Blinn Junior College:
2014 (FRESHMAN): Played in all eight games . . . caught 12 passes for 116 yards . . . longest reception of 48 yards came against Kilgore (Oct. 18).
2015 (SOPHOMORE): Played in eight games . . . ran the ball two times for 20 yards with a long rush of 15 yards . . . led team with 29 receptions and 265 yards and two touchdowns . . . longest reception was 63 yards.
High School: Played for Ed Pustejovski at Cy-Fair High School . . . earned honorable mention all-district in 2012 ... named first-team all-state, first-team all-region, first-team all-district and Houston Chronicle Offensive Player of the Year in 2013 ... helped lead Cy-Fair to the first round of the playoffs in 2012 and the quarterfinals in 2013.
Dillon Birden's Career Bests
Rushing Attempts: 21, Memphis (2017)
Rushing Yards: 106, Memphis (2017)
Rushing Touchdowns: 3, Tulsa (2016)
Long Rush: 46, UCF (2016)
Receptions: 3 at Arizona (2017)
Receiving Yards: 22, twice, last at Arizona (2017)
Receiving Touchdowns: 1, at Navy (2016)
Long Reception: 19, at Navy (2016)
Kickoff Returns: 1, at Cincinnati (2016)
Kickoff Return Yards: 20, at Cincinnati (2016)
Long Kickoff Return: 20, at Cincinnati (2016)
Tackles: 1, Lamar (2016)
Fumbles Forced: 1, twice, last vs. Louisville (2016)
Fumbles Recovered: 1, Lamar (2016)