Forced to miss the season after suffering a knee injury in training camp.
Competed in all 13 games with starts against Marshall and Texas Southern during the final two regular-season games... one of only 35 players to compete in all 13 games... posted two tackles and a pass breakup at Conference USA rival Tulane... made his first career start at C-USA rival Marshall... finished with two tackles, including an assist for a loss, against the Thundering Herd... posted four tackles, including an assisted sack for a loss of a yard, against Texas Southern during the regular-season finale. Texas Bowl: Recorded three tackles, including one solo stop, against TCU.
Played in 13 games as a reserve on the defensive line... posted four tackles, including three solo, with a 7-yard sack against Tulane during the home opener... finished the night against the Green Wave with two tackles for a loss of 10 yards... registered a pair of tackles against Grambling State as well as three stops against UL Lafayette.
REDSHIRT FRESHMAN (2005)
Did not see any action.
Sat out as a redshirt.
CYPRESS CREEK HIGH SCHOOL
Selected to the 16-5A All-District team as a senior ... threw shot-put and discus for the track team
Full name is William Richard Hartford II... born Dec. 17, 1985 in Houston, Texas... son of Bill and Linda Hartford... nickname is Billy... chose UH for its academics and athletics... enjoys hanging out in his spare time... also recruited by SMU, TCU and Tulane... received his bachelor's degree in kinesiology-sports administration and currently is working towards his master's in business administration.
HARTFORD'S CAREER BESTS
Tackles: 4, vs. Tulane (9-9-06)
Tackles For Loss: 2, vs. Tulane (9-9-06)
Sacks: 1.0, vs. Tulane (9-9-06)
Pass Breakups: 1, at Tulane (9-15-07)