Chris Felder - 23
Chris Felder

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Camden, Ala.

High School:
Wilcox Central HS

Last College:
Butler County (Kan.) CC

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 185

Position:
Defensive Back

Experience:
1L


Will be in second season at UAB after transferring from Butler County (Kan.) Community College ... saw plenty of action last season in secondary but will be counted on more heavily in 2006 ... listed as No. 1 strong safety on depth chart entering fall drills ... was a highly-touted Alabama high school performer.

2005: Played in all 11 games for the Blazers and saw part-time duty as starter at safety position ... finished the season with 24 tackles ... had two pass breakups during season ... recorded a season-high eight tackles against Southern Miss ... also registered four tackles in Blazers' road victory at UTEP.

JUNIOR COLLEGE: Helped lead Butler County to national junior college runner-up finish in 2004 ... was member of Butler's national champion team in 2003 ... recorded 67 tackles, six tackles for loss, one sack, three forced fumbles. two fumble recoveries and one pass breakup as a sophomore in 2004 ... as a freshman at Butler County, he recorded 61 tackles, four interceptions and also registered three fumble recoveries ... coached by Troy Morrell at Butler.

HIGH SCHOOL: Attended Wilcox Central High School where he was the 13th-rated cornerback in the country ... was listed as the No. 9 prep prospect in the state of Alabama and No. 87 prospect on the southeast Top 100 ... at Wilcox High School, he was a two-year starter in secondary and also started at quarterback as a senior ... recorded over 1,100 all-purpose yards as senior with more than 50 tcakles and three interceptions ... also participated in baseball and basketball.

PERSONAL: Born Jan. 28, 1985 at Willis, Texas ... son of Kim Hill and Eric Felder ... originally signed with Alabama out of high school before going to Butler County CC ... major is philosophy.

 
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