Players are preparing for NFL showcase event
Hays ran the Air Raid to coordinate some of college football's top offenses
No. 20/17 Houston 30, No. 24/23 Penn State 14
Cougars-Nittany Lions meet Monday at 11 a.m.
UH boasts six first team selections during 12-1 campaign
Rotary Lombardi Award Watch List
Outland Trophy Watch List
2011 Preseason First-Team All-Conference (OL)
2011 Blue Ribbon Preseason First-Team All-Conference (OL)
2011 Phil Steele Preseason First-Team All-Conference (OL)
2010 All-Conference USA First Team (OG)
2009 All-Conference USA Honorable Mention
2008 C-USA All-Freshman Team
Senior (2011): Started first game at center and recovered a fumble for the game-winning touchdown against UCLA.
Junior (2010): Played in and started all 12 games at right guard ... Helped block for an offense that posted numbers ranked in the NCAA top-15 in passing, total and scoring offense ... Team's passing offense was fifth nationally and led Conference USA ... Line also averaged just one quarterback sack per game, which was tops in Conference USA and 15th in the NCAA ... Blocked for 1,000-yard receiver Patrick Edwards.
Sophomore (2009): One of three Conference USA award-winning members of the offensive line ... One of only 10 players to start all 14 games ... Fixture on the offensive front at right guard ... Member of offensive line that posted 563.4 yards of total offense and 433.7 passing yards to lead the nation in both categories ... Offense recorded at least 390 yards of total offense in 13 games, at least 500 yards in 11 games and at least 600 yards in five games ... Helped lead Cougars to season-high 750 yards of total offense against C-USA rival Southern Miss. Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl: Tied a Houston single-season record with 14 games played against Air Force.
Redshirt Freshman (2008): Competed in all but one game with 11 starts ... Started first seven games at left guard before moving to right tackle against No. 24 Tulsa and C-USA rival UTEP ... Made his first career start against Southern during the season opener ... Member of offensive front that piled up more nearly 41.0 points and more than 560 yards of total offense per game ... Helped offense record nine games with more than 500 yards of total offense, six games with more than 600 yards and one 700-yard game against C-USA rival UTEP ... Opened holes for rushing attack that racked up more than 2,000 yards and 23 touchdowns.
Freshman (2007): Sat out as a redshirt.