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- Hiram Atwater
Hiram Atwater

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Decatur, Ga.

High School:
Southwest DeKalb HS

Last College:
Garden City, Kan. CC

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 200

Position:
Safety

Birthdate:
03/28/1988

Experience:
1L



Enrolled at UAB in January, 2009 after signing with the Blazers a month earlier ... did not participate in 2009 spring practice due to injury rehab ... coming off debut season at UAB and earned all-conference accolades last fall.

2009: Made significant impact in his first season at UAB, earning second-team All-Conference USA honors ... played in 11 games as a junior, starting 10 of those ... did not play in Troy game ... named UAB's "Defensive Newcomer of the Year" following season ... was team leader in tackles with 89, including 47 solo stops ... returned interception 40 yards for a touchdown with 1:05 vs. Southern Miss to play to help seal victory for the Blazers ... registered double figure tackles four times during season with a season-high 14 vs. Marshall and UTEP ... his total vs. the Miners included nine solo stops ... forced one fumble SMU and had fumble recovery vs. Southern Miss.

JUNIOR COLLEGE: One of seven UAB signees to enroll in January, 2009 ... played two seasons at Garden City Community College in Kansas ... last season as a sophomore, Atwater recorded 47 tackles (34 solos/13 assists) in seven games ... registered two tackles for loss ... a season earlier, he had 56 tackles (49 solos/7 assists) in eight games played during the 2007 season ... also recorded a pair of tackles for loss.

HIGH SCHOOL: Attended Southwest DeKalb High School in Decatur, Ga. ... enjoyed standout senior season in 2005 as he registered 112 total tackles (36 solo hits and 76 assists) ... also had 17 tackles for loss and three sacks as a prep senior ... caused three fumbles ... helped team reach 2005 Georgia AAAA state quarterfinals, falling to eventual state champ Statesboro ... coached by William Godfrey at Southwest DeKalb ... was outstanding track and field athlete at Southwest DeKalb.

PERSONAL: Born March 28, 1988 at Decatur, Ga. ... son of Denise and Hiram Atwater ... major is communications management.