Lumberjack corner Ben Wells named to all-star game
Willie Jefferson named SLC Newcomer of the Year
SFA football goes in search of fourth consecutive victory Saturday
SFA records 59-point victory for third-straight win
2010 (Junior): Received honorable mention All-Southland Conference honors ... Played in and started 10 games last season ... Recorded 12 tackles, including seven solo stops ... Was also credited with three pass breakups and a fumble recovery ... Posted a season-high three solo tackles against Lamar ... Also had three stops and recovered a fumble in the win over nationally ranked Northern Iowa.
2009 (Texas): Appeared in 12 games at safety and on special teams ... Helped UT rank 12th nationally in scoring defense (16.7 ppg), third in total defense (251.9 ypg), first in rushing defense (72.4 ypg), 10th in pass efficiency defense (100.5 rating) and 19th in pass defense (179.6 ypg) ... UT also ranked first nationally in INTs (25) and tied for first in forced turnovers (37) ... Posted 10 tackles, a sack, a TFL, an INT and returned a blocked punt three yards for a TD ... Registered two tackles against ULM ... Notched a tackle and an INT versus UTEP... Scored his first career TD, scooping up a blocked punt and returning it three yards for a score versus Colorado ... Also added a tackle against the Buffaloes ... Recorded a tackle at Oklahoma State ... Notched three tackles and a sack versus UCF ... Added two stops at Baylor.
2008: Appeared in 12 games at safety and on special teams and posted two tackles ... Recorded a stop against Arkansas ... Added a tackle versus No. 7 Oklahoma State.
High School: Coached by John Clayton, Sr. at Ozen H.S. ... Prep All-American and all-state selection ... Played in the 2007 Offense-Defense All-American Bowl ... Named the title of top defensive back during the O-D All-American game practice week ... Was a member of ESPN's top 150 national prospects ... Earned a spot on Dave Campbell's Super Team ... Started prep career as a wide receiver before switching to defense before his junior season ... Named first-team 4A all-state by The Associated Press and Texas Sports Writers Association as a senior ... Tallied 10 tackles and five PBUs to go along with three catches for 75 yards and two TDs ... Earned first-team all-district (22-4A) and first-team All-Greater Houston as a junior ... Helped Ozen to the Division II 4A regional semifinals and a 7-3 record ... Made six tackles and broke up five passes while returning an INT 98 yards for a TD against Worthing.
Personal: Born in Beaumont, Texas ... majoring in youth and communication studies ... a four-year honor roll student as a prepster ... volunteered as a day-camp counselor at the Beaumont YMCA ... played AAU basketball with current Longhorn basketball player Harrison Smith ... enjoys rapping, video games, computers, cars and music.