The Star Of Texas

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  1. T2

    T2 Smarter than your average bear!

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    WELCOME SPORTS FANS TO THE STAR OF TEXAS
    Where we take a look at the leaders of the Texas A&M Aggies and the men that make this team lead most stats in the NCAA!​


    This week we look at Spencer Nealy
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    Bio - Spencer Nealy is the son of Ed and DeAnn Nealy ... born December 8, 1990 … chose the Aggies over TCU and Kansas State ... father, Ed, played 10 seasons in the NBA ... agribusiness major.

    Previous History at A&M
    HS - Coached by David Wetzel at Reagan High School in San Antonio ... named San Antonio Area Defensive Player of the Year by the San Antonio Express-News … as a senior recorded 70 tackles, nine sacks and 39 QB hurries … led San Antonio Reagan to an 11-3 record and the state quarterfinals

    FR - Played significantly in all 13 games as a true freshman and was one of first defensive linemen off the bench ... one of seven true freshmen to appear in all 13 games ... set a season best with four stops and a sack in win over Baylor (11/21) ... lone tackle against Arkansas (10/3) was first of his career for a loss ... totaled three tackles, including a critical third-down stop, against New Mexico (9/5).

    SO - Contributed 20 tackles, including 2.5 for loss of seven yards, while seeing action in all 13 games … made a crucial play in the Aggies' win over Texas when he tipped a pass at the line of scrimmage that was picked off by Butkus Award winner Von Miller … had a season-high six tackles against Louisiana Tech … saw extended action against Texas after starter Tony Jerod-Eddie went out with an injury and responded with five tackles … selected to second-team Academic All-Big 12 team.

    JR - Shined after being thrust into the starter's role at defensive end after Jonathan Mathis went down with an injury … earned honorable mention All-Big 12 honors after making 45 tackles and leading the Aggie defensive line with 8 tackles for loss … posted 1.5 QB sacks, batted down a pass and forced a fumble … saw action in all 13 games, and started the final nine games of the season … had five or more tackles in five of nine games he started, including a season-high seven against Baylor and Missouri … had a team-high three tackles for loss against Iowa State

    THIS YEAR at A&M

    SR - Through 9 weeks Spencer has done a terrific job and getting to the passer, leading the NCAA in sacks at 13.5. Currently Tied for 4th on the team's leading tackle list. He is A&M's leader on defense bringing in 17 Tackles at or behind the line of scrimmage. He as also forced 1 fumble and recovered 1.

    From Coach Taylor - Spencer brings us that much needed defensive spark that has helped us beat teams like Arkansas and Auburn. If Spencer isnt getting to the QB our defense is struggling. As seen last week against LSU. Spencer is the motor of our Wrecking Crew and we are very lucky to have such a talented player anchoring our defensive line.
     
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    WELCOME TO THE STAR OF TEXAS
    Where we take a look at the leaders of the Texas A&M Aggies and the men that make this team lead most stats in the NCAA!​
    This week take a look at QB Jameill Showers ​
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    Bio - Jameill Showers is the son of Shauna and James Showers of Killeen, Texas … born September 6, 1991 ... health education major.​
    PREVIOUS YEARS PREFORMANCE​
    HS - Coached by Ken Gray and Shoemaker High School in Killeen ... an honorable mention all-state selection as a junior (2008) by the Texas Sports Writers Association ... threw for 2,150 yards and 22 touchdowns, while gaining 513 yards on the ground ... missed the 2009 football season due to injury ... chose A&M over offers from Purdue and Houston.​
    FR - Redshirted … enrolled in January and went through spring drills with the Aggies.​
    FR(RS) - Won the backup quarterback job in fall camp … saw action in four games, mostly in relief of starter Ryan Tannehill but also in short yardage situations late in the season … completed 4-of-5 passes for 40 yards with a long completion of 23 yards … rushed for 33 yards on nine carries and posted his first career touchdown against Kansas State … completed season-high 4-of-4 passes for 40 yards against Idaho … rushed for 24 yards on five carries against Kansas.​
    THIS YEAR​
    SO(RS) - Jameill Leads the Aggies in all passing categories and currently #4 on the pass yards leaderboard across the NCAA with 2,142 yards passing. He trails SMU's Garret Gilbert, Tulsa's Cody Green and LTU's Colby Cameron. Jameill boasts the #4 passer rating of 177.3 out of all QB's with over 150 Attempts. Showers has thrown 20 TD passes and only 4 INTs on 203 attempts. with 3 of them coming in week 8 against LSU's vaunted defense. A top 10 player in completion % at 60% He has been sacked dismal 25 times this season. He has also reached the endzone 3 times this season. ​
    From Coach Taylor - Jameill Showers is the quarterback every coach would love to have in their offense. Showers gives us a great vertical threat with his pinpoint accuracy and strong arm. But he can also torch defenses who do not respect his ability to run the football. Showers possess all of the skills needed to become a Heisman candidate in the future. He struggles at times like the young football player he is. Showers is a great leader of our offense and has done many things to keep us in games.. ​
     
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    WELCOME TO THE STAR OF TEXAS
    Where we take a look at the leaders of the Texas A&M Aggies and the men that make this team lead most stats in the NCAA!​
    THIS WEEK WE LOOK AT CHRISTINE MICHAEL[​IMG]
    Bio - Christine Michael is the son of Andrew Michael and Mary Gilder ... born November 9, 1990 … chose the Aggies over Oklahoma, Florida, LSU, Nebraska and Miami ... agricultural leadership and development major.​
    PREVIOUS YEARS PERFORMANCE
    HS - Coached by former A&M great Craig Stump at Beaumont West Brook High School ... named a SuperPrep All-American … honorable mention All-State RB (5A-AP) … three-time All-District selection and two-time District 21-5A MVP … Beaumont Enterprise All-Southeast Texas Offensive Player of the Year … was a starter and captain at the U.S. Army All-American Bowl … National EAS Speed & Strength Award Winner … Austin American-Statesman Texas Fab 55 … rated the #28 player in the nation by Rivals.com … twice named Region 3 Player of the Week … as a senior ran for 1,412 yards and 25 touchdowns despite season being cut short by Hurricane Ike … as a junior ran for 1,171 yards and 28 touchdowns … as a sophomore ran for 1,300 yards and 21 touchdowns.​
    FR - Named the Big 12's Offensive Freshman of the Year by both the league's head coaches and The Dallas Morning News ... was The Oklahoman's Big 12 Freshman of the Year ... named to collegefootballnews. com's Freshman All-America third team and ESPN.com's Big 12 All-Freshman team ... played in 12 games, starting four ... led the team with 844 rushing yards and 10 TDs ... had two 100-yard rushing games and a pair of two-TD efforts ... set a school record with a 97-yard TD run in win over Baylor ... finished the game with a game-high 116 yards and two scores ... posted first career 100-yard rushing game in win at Texas Tech, totaling 121 yards on 22 carries ... totaled 238 all-purpose yards against Utah State ... had top debut rushing game by true freshman since 1987 with a 93-yard, 11-carry effort in win over New Mexico.​
    SO - Michael's sophomore season was cut short when he broke his leg in the Aggies' win over Texas Tech and was lost for the season … had gained 631 yards on 126 carries with four touchdowns in the first eight games, which included six starts … also had 13 catches for 174 yards … opened the season with three straight 100 yard rushing games -- had 22-105 vs. Stephen F. Austin, 14-107 vs. Louisiana Tech and 21-119 vs. FIU … had a season-long run of 67 against Louisiana Tech.
    JR - Was well on his way to a 1,000-yard rushing season before a knee injury against Oklahoma ended his year … had rushed for 899 yards and eight touchdowns on 149 carries in the first nine games of the season (with six starts) … rushed for a career-high 230 yards and three TDs on 32 carries against Arkansas, which tied for the third-largest single game rushing total in school history … also logged 100-yard games against Baylor (21-105), Iowa State (18-142) and Missouri (21-104) … his 99.9 rushing yards per game ranked No. 3 in the Big 12 (No. 24 nationally) entering the bowl season … also had eight catches for 35 yards and a touchdown.
    THIS YEAR
    SR - Christine Michael is the current NCAA rushing leader with 1010 yards. Averaging a stagger 5.7 yards per carry, Michael is the power of the Aggie offense. Powered by Coach Taylor's belief in an effective ground game, Michael has shined in his role as the feature back. Carrying the ball an NCAA leading 175 times. Michael is tied for 2nd in the NCAA for rushing touchdowns at 13. Just 1 behind UCF's Storm Johnson(with a name like Storm Johnson what do you expect, dude scores) Michael is 3rd in the NCAA for Average yards per game at 126.2. Michael's brusing power has lead to an NCAA leading 266 yards after first contact. Michael also leads all backs in rushes over 20 yards with 10. Michael is tied for 2nd in broken tackles with 27, 10 behind the leader Eric Soza of UTSA. Michael has put the ball on the ground 3 times this season. Michael has also made 18 catches for 304 yards and 3 Touchdowns.

    From Coach Taylor - Christine Michael is the best back in the entire NCAA. A man with a tireless work effort. Michael brings to our backfield the brute force we need to run the ball effectively against our opponents. Not only is Michael on of the all time best feature backs, he is multi-deminsonal, being able to go up and get passes to help our offense move the ball down field. It's this dual threat that has allowed Michael to step into the spotlight that has eluded him the last couple of seasons due to injury. I cant believe that he isn't on the Heisman list. Michael has been a great fit for our run first philosophy. We can not win if we cannot run the football down our opponents throats.
     
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