Arthur Gissendanner
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    Arthur Gissendanner

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Bradenton, Fla.

    High School:
    Southeast

    Height / Weight:
    6-2 / 222

    Position:
    LB

    Heads into spring practice looking to reclaim starting linebacker spot...is one of the most athletic Cougar players...listed as a starter at Will linebacker when fall camp arrives...elected one of the defensive captains...has put on 15 pounds of muscle since the end of last season.?also will be a force on special teams?is a great athlete who flows well to the ball?also can leap which accounts for ability to block kicks?heady player who makes big plays...should be an honors canidate this fall?2000: Started the first six games of the season and played in a total of nine...despite missing two games, still finished fifth on the team in total tackles with 46 (24 solo)...also registered three tackles for losses and five quarterback pressures...1999: Played in first five games of the season before suffering torn knee ligament in Homecoming win over Cincinnati?missed the last six games of the year?still finished with 28 total tackles, including 15 solo?also credited with three tackles for losses, two sacks and two quarterback pressures?had six tackles against Rice, UL Lafayette and Cincinnati?also had five stops against Alabama and UAB?top game was six-tackle, one -sack performance in 45-0 win over UL Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns?1998: Named Houston's Defensive Newcomer of the Year...selected to the Conference USA All-Freshman team after appearing in 11 games as a true freshman...shared time at inside linebacker with Wayne Rogers?made 33 tackles on the season to lead all UH freshmen defenders...tallied 21 solo tackles and 12 assists...credited with four tackles for losses totaling 13 yards...recorded a season-high seven tackles, including five unassisted, against Cincinnati...also made four stops against Memphis and Southern Mississippi...his only quarterback sack of the season came against the Golden Eagles...made an immediate impact on the Cougars' special teams by blocking a punt in the season opener at Cal, which teammate Kairon Hill recovered to lead to a UH touchdown?registered four tackles versus both Memphis and Southern Miss ?had three tackles overall, and a tackle for loss, at Tennessee...High School: A first-team all-district selection as a senior in 1997...an all-Southeast Region selection by the National Recruiting Advisor...high school teammate of current Cougars Greg Holte and Stephen Cucci...recorded 70.5 tackles on the year, including 52 unassisted...had seven sacks for 50 yards, one blocked punt and one fumble recovery...?Personal: Born October 6, 1979?parents are Ralph and Zelda Griggs?also recruited by South Carolina, Syracuse, Western Kentucky and Michigan State?majoring in sociology.

    Gissendanner's 2000 Game-by-Game Stats

    ?UTATTTFLSacksFRFFPD
    Rice4591-10-0000
    LSU4371-40-0001
    Army5160-00-0000
    Texas3140-00-0000
    SMU1340-00-0000
    Cincinnati3580-00-0000
    Southern Miss0000-00-0000
    East Carolina4481-40-0000
    Louisville0000-00-0000
    Totals2422463-90-0001

    Gissendanner's Career Defensive Statistics

    YearGUTATTTFLSacksFRPD
    1998112112334-131-801
    199951513283-42-300
    200092422463-9001
    Totals25604710710-263-1102

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