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- Danny Sawyer
Danny Sawyer

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Suwanee, Ga.

High School:
North Gwinnett

Last College:
Young Harris CC

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 200

Position:
C

Birthdate:
02/02/1985

B/T:
R/R



AS A SENIOR (2007)
Played in 56 games, making 55 starts ... selected to the All-Conference USA First Team ... hit .293 with 33 RBI ... legged out 17 doubles to tie for 10th on the school's all-time single season record list ... had 18 multiple hit games and 10 multi-RBI games ... showed vast improvements behind the plate, allowing just eight passed balls ... hit two home runs and stole three bases ... boasted a slugging percentage of .423 ... recorded at least one hit in 10 of the team's final 12 games ... ended his career by going 1-for-4 with two RBI on a home run against Tulane in the Conference USA Tournament May 24 ... had a 2-for-5 showing with two RBI and two runs scored against No. 29 East Carolina May 17 ... capped off his series at Marshall on May 13 by going 2-for-3 with two walks, three runs scored, two RBI and a triple ... had a four-hit performance at Tulane on May 4 ... was 2-for-4 with two RBI and two runs scored at Southern Miss April 20 ... went 7-for-14 in UAB's three-game series with Memphis, April 13-15 ... posted a 3-for-5 effort with four RBI against UCF March 30 ... had three RBI at Kennesaw State on March 16 ... was 2-for-5 with two runs scored and a double at Mississippi State on March 6 ... had a three-hit, four-RBI showing at Alabama A&M on Feb. 20 ... went 2-for-5 with two doubles and a run scored on opening day against Central Michigan Feb. 16 ... spoke to students at Riverchase Middle School as part of UAB's Blazer Classroom Connection.

AS A JUNIOR (2006)
Was one of three Blazers to start in all 57 games ... hit a team-best .305 at the plate ... led the club in doubles with 16 ... drove in a team-high 47 runs ... was a perfect 7-for-7 on steal attempts ... ranked second on the team with seven home runs ... was strong defensively as he had 280 putouts and 69 assists, while boasting a fielding percentage of .975 ... proved to be a tough catcher to steal on as he led Conference USA in caught stealing putouts ... went 2-for-2 with two walks and a home run against top-ranked Rice in the Conference USA Tournament on May 24 ... had a stellar performance at the plate against Tulane on May 19, going 3-for-4 with four RBI and a home run ...was 1-for-3 with two RBI and two runs scored against Houston on April 29, just one day after he went 3-for-4 against the Cougars ... generated a large offensive output at UCF April 23 as he went 3-for-4 with four RBI, five runs scored and a home run ... legged out three doubles against Marshall on April 16 ... hit his third home run of the season at Rice April 7 ... at Kennesaw State on March 29, he was 3-for-6 with two RBI and two runs scored ... hit for two doubles and two RBI against North Carolina A&T March 18 ... hit a three-run home run against Rider on March 10 ... was 3-for-4 with three runs scored and two RBI at Samford March 1 which started a season-long 16-game hitting streak ... hit his first home run at the NCAA Division I level at Troy on Feb. 26 ... made an immediate impact in the Blazer uniform as he went 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI in his first game at UAB against Ball State on Feb. 17.

YOUNG HARRIS COLLEGE
Played two years for coach Rick Robinson ... helped Mountain Lions go 51-11 and win the Georgia Junior College Athletic Association Championship and the Region XVII Championship in 2005 ... batted .344 with six home runs and 57 RBI as a sophomore last season and was named first-team all-conference ... team went 52-8 his freshman season.

NORTH GWINNETT HIGH SCHOOL
Played two years for coach Reggie Black at North Gwinnett High School in Suwannee, Ga. ... also lettered two years in football.

PERSONAL
Daniel Robert Sawyer ... born Feb. 2, 1985 in Atlanta, Ga. ... parents are Dennis Sawyer and Lori and Dan Melson ... majoring in business management.

Sawyer's Career Stats


Year       Avg  GP-GS    AB    R    H  2B  3B  HR  RBI   TB  SLG%  BB HBP  SO GDP   OB%  SF  SH  SB-ATT   PO   A   E  FLD%
2006....  .305  57-57   220   38   67  16   1   7   47  106  .482  20   9  47   2  .381   3   2   7-7    280  69   9  .975
2007....  .293  56-55   208   40   61  17   2   2   33   88  .423  27   2  30   4  .378   1   0   3-3    207  36  10  .960
TOTAL...  .299 113-112  428   78  128  33   3   9   80  194  .453  47  11  77   6  .380   4   2  10-10   487 105  19  .969