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Lance Everson
Lance  Everson

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Richmond, Texas

High School:
Terry HS

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 245

Position:
Inside Linebacker

Experience:
3L

Graduated:
2005


• C-USA Defensive Player-of-the-Week (Sept. 2, 2003)

Earned another year of eligibility by placing himself on pace to graduate in four years... graduated from the University of Houston last spring... suffered a knee injury in the spring and his status for the fall is up in the air... will be the starter at one of the inside linebacker positions if he is healthy... lightning-quick defender who makes plays... loves to get physical and is a big-time hitter... one of the fastest Cougar defensive players... can run with running backs or get physical with tight ends... has also played on special teams.

2004: Led the team in tackles for the second straight season... finished with 115 which tied him with Wade Koehl... started all 11 games last season, playing both outside and middle linebacker... was second on the team in tackles for losses with 14... posted double digits in tackles in nine of 11 contests... recorded seven solo tackles, including one for a one-yard loss against Rice in the season opener... led all players with 15 tackles, including nine solo stops, and three for a loss of nine yards at No. 2 Oklahoma... topped all Cougars with 10 tackles, including six solo stops... also added one tackle for a loss of a yard against the Black Knights... recorded 10 tackles, including a team-high eight solo stops, and added one tackle for a loss of a yard against No. 4 Miami... led the Cougars with 11 tackles, including six solo stops at Southern Miss... added two tackles for a loss and blocked the Golden Eagles' PAT attempt in overtime... finished second on the team with 12 tackles, including nine solo stops, at C-USA rival TCU... added two tackles for a loss of six yards and a quarterback pressure... led all players with 13 tackles, including nine solo stops against C-USA rival Tulane... also added a tackle for a 2-yard loss, a pass break up and quarterback pressure against the Green Wave... made 10 tackles, including seven solo, and added a diving interception against East Carolina during Homecoming... racked up 11 total stops, including two for losses, against UAB... concluded season with just five tackles against nationally-ranked Louisville... 2003: Team leader with 126 total tackles, including a team-best 87 solo stops... also led all Cougars with 18 tackles for a loss during the season... one of only nine players to start all 13 games in 2003... began the season at strong linebacker, moved to middle linebacker for seven consecutive games... returned to the strong side for the last five contests...led all players with 17 tackles, including 12 solo efforts, in the season-opening win against Rice... made one tackle for a loss of three yards... honored as the C-USA Defensive Player-of-the-Week following that performance... made seven tackles with four solo efforts and added a tackle for a one-yard loss at No. 5 Michigan... led the Cougars with 11 tackles, including eight solo stops, at Louisiana-Lafayette... recorded one tackle for a loss of a yard, broke up a pass and added a quarterback hurry against the Cajuns... led the Cougars with 12 tackles, eight solo, and added three tackles for a loss of three yards against Mississippi State... led team with 12 tackles, including nine solo stops and added a tackle for a one-yard loss in front of a nationally-televised audience on ESPN2 at East Carolina... topped Cougar defenders with nine tackles, including seven solo efforts, and added a pair of quarterback hurries in UH win at Tulane... made seven tackles with four solo stops and added two tackles for a loss of two yards against 15th-ranked TCU... also broke up a pass against the Horned Frogs... led Cougars with 10 tackles, including seven solo, and added one tackle for a two-yard loss against Southern Miss at UH's Homecoming contest... led the Cougars with eight tackles, including a team-best five solo stops, at Army... added four tackles for a loss of nine yards, broke up one pass and recorded a quarterback hurry against the Black Knights... recorded eight tackles with five solo stops, including one for a one-yard loss and added a quarterback hurry at Louisville... topped all UH defenders with nine tackles, including a 10-yard sack in the bowl game versus Hawai'i... also forced a fumble against the Warriors... 2002: Was a regular reserve in the Cougar lineup, appearing in all 12 games... finished the year with 44 total tackles, including 30 solo stops... added six tackles for losses with two quarterback hurries... made eight tackles, with six solo stops, at nationally-ranked Texas... led team with 11 total tackles, including six solo stops at UAB... also added two tackles for a loss of three yards... recorded six tackles, with five solo, against Army and added a sack... 2001: Attended UH-Downtown... High School: Played his high school ball at Terry High School in Richmond, Texas... .selected Second-Team, All-State as a senior... also picked Third-Team, All-State by the Associated Press... was Defensive MVP of his district... grabbed First Team All-District honors twice... was named a member of the All Greater Houston squad... runs a 4.75 in the 40-yard dash... led team in tackles his last two years in high school... was a regional qualifier in the shot put... Personal: Born November 9, 1982... son of Richard and Georgia Everson of Richmond... majored in sociology.

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