Wade Koehl
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    Wade Koehl

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Midland, Texas

    High School:
    Midland

    Height / Weight:
    6-2 / 230

    Position:
    Outside Linebacker

    Birthdate:
    09/22/1984

    Experience:
    3L

    •2003 C-USA All-Freshman Team

    • 2005 All-Conference USA Third Team

    One of the top returning linebackers in Conference USA... should be a Butkus Award and Lombardi Award candidate again this season... heads into the fall as the starter at one of the outside linebacker spots... fleet defender who stepped in as a true freshman in 2003... one of the fastest UH defenders... heady linebacker who always seems to be in the right place at the right time... is also a big player on special teams.

    2005: Competed in 11 games with starts in nine, including eight of the last nine games... Finished third on the team with 89 tackles... Led the team with 14 tackles for a loss of 41 yards and tied for the team lead with four sacks... Finished with seven tackles against Oregon in the season opener... Left that game early after suffering a knee injury against the Ducks... Recorded nine tackles with two for a loss of two yards and added a quarterback hurry at UTEP in the C-USA opener... Made six tackles and recorded a quarterback hurry at Tulsa... Finished with eight tackles, including a sack for a loss of 15 yards, at Tulane... Recorded eight tackles, including five solo, against Memphis... Led all players with 14 tackles, two sacks and four tackles for a loss at Mississippi State... Also added a quarterback hurry against the Bulldogs... Posted nine tackles, including two for a loss of two yards, and added a quarterback hurry at C-USA rival UCF... Finished with four tackles including one for a loss of two yards against Southern Miss... Led the team with 12 tackles, including a 3-yard sack, against SMU... Posted eight tackles with two for a loss of four yards and added a 1-yard interception return against Rice during the regular-season finale... Recorded four tackles against Kansas in the Fort Worth Bowl... 2004: Started all 11 games at outside linebacker for the Cougars... was a preseason candidate for the Butkus Award... tied Lance Everson for the team lead in tackles with 115... also registered nine tackles for losses and four sacks... recorded double digits in tackles in seven of 11 games... averaged 10.5 tackles per game... finished second on team with eight tackles, including three for a loss of 17 yards against Rice during the season opener... also forced a fumble and added a seven-yard sack against the Owls... made 11 tackles with seven solo stops and added one tackle for a 2-yard loss at No. 2 Oklahoma... finished with 10 tackles, including eight solo, with a quarterback hurry and 3-yard sack against No. 4 Miami... made 13 tackles, including eight solo, and added a quarterback hurry at Memphis... recorded seven tackles with five solo stops, including a tackle for a 1-yard loss at C-USA rival TCU... recovered a Tulane fumble in the end zone for the Cougars' second touchdown of the game... finished with nine tackles, including five solo stops, and a quarterback pressure against the Green Wave... led all players with 17 tackles, including 10 solo, against East Carolina during Homecoming... added a tackle for a 5-yard loss against the Pirates... finished with 11 total tackles in the road finale at UAB... led all Cougars with 16 total tackles against Louisville... 2003: Named to the Conference USA All-Freshman Team... led all freshman (true or redshirt) defenders with 61 total tackles, including 37 unassisted and four for losses... appeared in 11 games with five consecutive starts against East Carolina, Tulane, Memphis, TCU and Southern Miss... made his first career start at East Carolina in front of a nationally-televised audience on ESPN2... led the Cougar defense with 12 tackles, including eight for solo stops... also added two tackles for losses totaling four yards and broke up two passes... changed his jersey number to No. 1 before the TCU game... recorded nine tackles with six solo efforts against the Horned Frogs... made five tackles, with two solo stops and added one tackle for a one-yard loss and broke up a pass at Army... recorded his first career interception against UAB during the Cougars' bowl-clinching win... recorded seven tackles with a team-best-tying six solo stops against Hawai'i in the Sheraton Hawai'i Bowl... High School: Prepped at Midland High School... was named Second-Team Texas High School Coaches Association 5A Academic All-State... also picked First-Team, All-District 3-5A at linebacker... also played fullback for state finalist... picked up the Fighting Heart award... was MVP Offensive Back as a junior... scored once on offense and once on defense in state championship versus Converse Judson... finished 15th in his graduating class... also ran track, taking part in both the 400-meter and 800-meter relays... a member of the National Honor Society... Personal: Born September 22, 1984, in Abilene, Texas... son of George and DiAnn Koehl of Midland, Texas... father is a Minister of Music at First Baptist Church in Midland... enjoys working on cars in his spare time... majoring in business.

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