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- Sam Dudley
Sam Dudley

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Tuscaloosa, Ala.

High School:
Central High School

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 265

Position:
Defensive Tackle

Birthdate:
03/28/1983

Experience:
2L



The Blazers' starter at tight end heading into 2003 season ... should have increased pass-catching role this fall ... possesses NFL size at tight end ... has excellent speed, good hands and is solid blocker ... tabbed to "Watch List" at tight end for College Football News Preseason All-America list.

2002: Started eight games for the Blazers last season ... caught four passes for 41 yards with long reception of 18 yards vs. Houston ... also caught passes against Pittsburgh and Army.

2001: Played in 10 games, starting three as a true freshman ... used primarily as a blocking tight end.

HIGH SCHOOL: Attended Central High School in Tusaloosa ... had 12 receptions for 121 yards and two touchdowns as a senior ... caught 14 passes for 180 yards and three touchdowns as a junior ... played for coach Bob Taylor ... also participated in basketball at Central.

PERSONAL: Born March 28, 1983 ... son of Jannie Dudley ... a criminal justice major.