Begins third season at UAB after transferring from Butler County (Kan.) CC ... played freshman season at Lackawanna College in Pennsylvania ... came to UAB with three years of eligibility remaining ... after not seeing any action last season, Payne was moved to offensive line prior to 2012 spring practice and is listed as starter at QG coming out of spring.
2011: Did not see any action for the Blazers.
2010: Appeared in nine games for the Blazers in his first season in the Green & Gold ... recorded four tackles, including one tackle for loss ... registered a pair of stops against East Carolina and one each in games at Tennessee and UCF ... tackle for loss came in contest at Tennessee.
Junior College: Attended Butler Community College in Kansas but was redshirted in 2009 ... signed with the Blazers during the 2010 summer ... played his freshman season at Lackawanna College in Pennsylvania.
High School: Attended Palm Beach Central High School where he earned a spot in the 2007 Outback Senior All-Star Game, selected as a tight end ... coached by John Timmons.
Personal: Born Aug. 24, 1990 at West Palm Beach, Fla. ... son of Sandi and Perry Payne ... major is sociology.