Dec. 18, 2013
HOUSTON - The Houston Football program will add three mid-year enrollees to its roster, head coach Tony Levine announced Wednesday. Offensive lineman Carter Wall, a junior college transfer from Navarro Junior College, will be joined by two freshmen in offensive lineman Emerald Faletuipapai and quarterback Bear Fenimore.
A 6-4, 304-pound offensive lineman from Richmond, Texas, Wall spent the last two seasons at Navarro Junior College after redshirting in 2011 at TCU. During his time at Navarro, Wall helped lead the Bulldogs to a 19-5 record as he played all across the offensive line, including a stint as an emergency center. Wall earned Second Team SWJCFC All-Conference honors in 2013 as he helped lead a team that was fifth nationally in total offense with 477 yards per game.
Fenimore (6-2, 222) was named the Texas Class 5A District 16 first team quarterback this season after leading Westwood High School to the Texas state playoffs by throwing for 3,014 yards and 23 touchdowns. The Austin, Texas, native also rushed for eight touchdowns his senior year. He ranked seventh in Texas Class 5A with his 3,014 yards as he closed out his career with 46 total touchdowns through the air and on the ground and playoff appearances in all three years of high school action.
A member of the 2013 signing class, Faletuipapai has officially enrolled at the University of Houston and will compete as a true freshman in 2014. Faletuipapai, who stands at 6-7 and weighs in at 356 pounds, was named to the California All-Southern Section Second Team his senior season at Junipero Serra High School in Gardena, Calif., as he helped lead his team to the CIF Division II state championship and a 14-2 record. He closed his career with 27 consecutive starts while blocking for three different 1,000-yard rushers.
Earned 2013 first team District 16-5A quarterback honors ... threw for 3,014 yards and 23 touchdowns while rushing for 79 yards and eight touchdowns as a senior ... team advanced to the Texas State playoffs all three years of his high school career ... ranked seventh in Texas Class 5A with his 3,014 yards ... received Honorable Mention honors at the 2013 U.S. Army National Combine ... threw for 1,686 yards and eight touchdowns as a junior despite missing the final three games of the season ... also ran for 166 yards and two touchdowns in 2012 ... 2012 team finished as Area Champions ... added 167 passing yards and two touchdowns as a sophomore ... also ran for 270 yards and three touchdowns in 2011.
Three-star recruit by ESPN and 247Sports ... two-star recruit by Rivals and Scout ... selected to play in the 2013 West Coast Bowl ... named second team California All-Southern Section his senior season ... helped lead his team to the CIF Divison II state championship and 14-2 record ... finished his career with 27 consecutive starts ... closed career with a 22-5 record as a starter ... had 30 career pancakes ... blocked for three 1,000-yard rushers.
Spent the last two seasons at Navarro Junior College after redshirting the 2011 season at TCU ... helped Navarro to a 19-5 record in his two years ... earned second team SWJCFC All-Conference in 2013 ... blocked for a team that was fifth nationally in total offense with 477.0 yards per game in 2013 ... Navarro was second nationally in 2013 with an average of 288.1 rushing yards per game ... played across the line at Navarro including a short stint as an emergency center.
Ranked by Rivals.com as the No. 79 offensive tackle in the nation and No. 13 in the state of Texas ... a 5A District 23 first-team selection at Fort Bend Travis High School.
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