Cougars (7-2, 4-1) and Cardinals in pivotal American Athletic Conference match up
Houston (7-1, 4-0) travels to Orlando, Fla. and plays on ESPN2 on Saturday at 6 p.m.
Thursday night game broadcast on ESPN at 6 p.m.
First ever meeting between the two schools
Cougars face namesake from BYU on Saturday at 2:30 p.m.
Houston Football: Season Photo Gallery
2013: Provided depth at defensive back but did not see any game action on the year.
2012: Played in 10 games with six starts at strong safety ... had a career-high 11 tackles against North Texas ... had a tackle for loss vs. Tulsa ... made first career fumble recovery at UCLA.
2011: Made four starts at defensive back and was a key player on special teams ... Made 40 total tackles, had 1.5 tackles-for-loss and broke up two passes ... Made his UH debut by recording 10 tackles in the win against UCLA ... Had six tackles and a PBU at Louisiana Tech ... Had seven stops vs. Georgia State ... Made five stops against Tulane ... Had four stops and a tackle behind the line of scrimmage at UTEP.
2010: Sat out the season due to NCAA mandated transfer rules.
2009: One of seven true freshmen to appear in all 12 games at Texas A&M... Most action has come on special teams, although has seen some time as a reserve cornerback.
High School: Coached by Shane Hallmark at Hightower High ... Named to the VYPE All-Greater Houston Team ... named to the Houston Touchdown Club's Preseason All-Greater Houston Team ... Earned first-team All-District (23-5A) honors as both a junior and senior ... Led Hightower to a 13-1 record and a spot in the 5A Division 1 State Championship game ... As a sophomore tallied 67 tackles and broke up 17 passes ... as a junior recorded 89 tackles and broke up 23 passes ... Also intercepted six passes (one TD return), forced two fumbles and recovered four more ... As a senior logged 40 tackles, intercepted three passes and broke up six more.
Personal: Son of Pamela Jamieson ... Also recruited by Nebraska, Oklahoma State, Arizona State and Oregon out of high school... Born July 14, 1991 ... majoring in consumer sciences and marketing.
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