One of 29 players to compete in all 14 games... made season debut against Northwestern State during the season opener... finished with five tackles, including three solo stops, against the Demons... recorded two solo tackles and broke up a pass at C-USA rival Tulane... posted eight tackles, including five solo stops, and broke up a pass against C-USA rival Memphis. C-USA Championship Game: Recorded two tackles and forced a fumble on special teams at East Carolina. Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl: Tied a Houston single-season record with 14 games played against Air Force.
Competed in all 13 games as a regular member of the special teams... finished with three tackles, including a pair of solo stops, against C-USA rival Tulane during the annual Homecoming game.
Competed in all 13 games, making him one of only 35 players to accomplish that feat... regular member of the Cougar special teams... made his collegiate debut at Oregon during the season opener... finished with a tackle against the Ducks... recorded two tackles against Texas Southern during the regular-season finale.
REDSHIRT FRESHMAN (2006)
Did not play.
Sat out as a redshirt.
SPRING HIGH SCHOOL
Played quarterback for head coach Sonny Karas... named First-Team All-District as both a junior and senior... picked up 15-5A Offensive Player of the Year honors in 2004... a member of the National Honor Society... graduated cum laude.
Full name is Timothy Michael Mercer... born Oct. 2, 1986, in Houston... son of Rick and Mary Mercer... enjoys fishing and cooking in his time away from football... majoring in business.
Mercer's Career Bests
Tackles: 8, vs. Memphis (11-21-09)
Forced Fumbles: 1, at East Carolina (12-5-09)
Pass Breakups: 1, vs. Memphis (11-21-09); at Tulane (10-17-09)