Heads into final off season as one of the top receivers in Conference USA... listed as a starter at one of the three WR positions... also one of the fastest players in the league... a durable wide out who is not afraid to catch across the middle... makes significant yards after the catch... can return kicks and punts and could see plenty of time on special teams.
2006: One of 36 players to play in all 14 games, setting the UH single-season record... finished second in both receiving yards (852) and receptions (57)... ranked third with five touchdown catches... ranked 10th in C-USA with 3.85 catches per game but is sixth in the league with 60.9 receiving yards per game... led all Cougar wide outs with six catches for 66 yards during the season opener against Rice... topped UH for the second straight game with seven catches against Tulane during the home opener... recorded 96 receiving yards and added an 11-yard touchdown reception late in the first half... tied for the team lead with five catches against Grambling State... hauled in a 42-yard touchdown and finished with two catches for 50 yards against Oklahoma State... recorded four catches for 64 yards at Miami (Fla.)... posted five catches for 99 yards and added a 56-yard touchdown catch against Louisiana-Lafayette... led all UH wide outs with 70 receiving yards and added a 37-yard touchdown catch against UTEP... topped all receivers with 113 yards on three catches, including a 53-yard reception, against Tulsa... snared a 13-yard touchdown pass and finished with two catches for 34 yards at Memphis during the regular-season finale... had seven catches for 72 yards against South Carolina in the AutoZone Liberty Bowl.
2005: Competed in all 12 games with 10 starts, including each of the last nine games... third on the team with 44 catches but ranks second with 688 receiving yards and five touchdowns... finished with four catches for 100 yards in the season opener against Oregon... hauled in a 70-yard touchdown catch late in the first quarter against the Ducks... was the first 100-yard receiving game of his career... led all Cougar wide outs with 99 receiving yards on five catches during the C-USA opener at UTEP... made touchdown catches of 16 and 62 yards for the first multi-TD game of his career... recorded eight catches for 112 yards and hauled in a 63-yard touchdown strike against Memphis... led all players with six catches for 61 yards at Mississippi State... posted three catches for 111 yards, including a career-long 76-yard touchdown, at UCF... was the Cougars' top receiver against Kansas in the Fort Worth Bowl... recorded five catches for 71 yards,
2004: Started all 11 games for the Cougars... also returned kickoffs and punts... named to the Conference USA All-Freshman Team... had at least one catch in seven games... made his first career start against Rice in the season opener... also returned two punts for 10 yards against the Owls... returned a kickoff for 18 yards, two punts for a total of 23 yards and added a 2-yard tackle for a loss on a punt return at No. 2 Oklahoma... returned a kickoff 49 yards and added a 10-yard receptions against No. 4 Miami... returned two kickoffs for 58 yards, including a game-high 39 yard effort at Memphis...
High School: Ranked #89 by TheInsiders.com recruiting site... was a unanimous First-Team, All-District selection as both a wide receiver and return specialist last season... helped lead Hastings High School to a district championship and an 11-3 record... hauled in 36 passes for 502 yards and two TDs to lead District 19-5A... also returned 13 punts for 399 yards and three scores, as well as seven kickoffs for 345 yards and one TD... had 16 rushes for 175 yards and two scores.
Personal: Full name is Donnie D. Avery... born June 12, 1984, in Houston, Texas... son of Melonie and Dennis Robertson of Houston... also recruited by Kansas State, Tennessee, TCU, New Mexico and Kansas... majoring in sports administration.