All-America Candidate  •   Butkus Award Candidate
Fleet defender who stepped in as a true freshman and was a big contributor for the Cougars in 2003... one of the fastest UH defenders... heady linebacker who always seems to be in the right place at the right time... will arrive in the fall as one of the listed starters at outside linebacker... injured his calf late in spring but is expected back at 100 percent during the fall... is also a big player on special teams...
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...
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...
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.
Opponent UT AT T TFL-Yards Sacks-Yards FF FR
Rice 7 1 8 3-17 1-7 1 0
Oklahoma 2 8 10 1-4 0-0 0 0
Year G UT AT T TFL-Yards Sacks-Yards FF FR
2003 11 37 24 61 4-7 0-0 0 0
2004 2 9 9 18 4-21 1-7 1 0
Totals 13 46 33 79 8-28 1-7 1 0


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