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- Wes Foss
Wes Foss

Class:
RS Junior

Hometown:
Rome, Ga.

High School:
Darlington

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 195

Position:
Safety

Birthdate:
04/06/1979

Experience:
2VL



A versatile veteran who has played in all 22 games over the past two seasons...missed all of 2000 spring practice after suffering a broken ankle in the offseason, but should be at full speed when fall drills begin...1999: Played in all 11 games as a redshirt sophomore, primarily as a "nickel" back ....had 26 total tackles (10 unassisted, 16 assists) one tackle for loss, one interception and one pass breakup...his biggest moment of 1999 came in overtime at Cincinnati (10/16) as his interception of Bearcat quarterback Deontey Kenner's third-down pass ended the game and clinched UAB's 24-21 victory...1998: Started all 11 games at strong safety as a redshirt freshman...third on team in tackles with 62 for the season...Second on team in interceptions with three...tied for team lead with 12 tackles in collegiate debut at No. 3 Nebraska (9/5)...had seven solo stops and five assists in that game...had 10 tackles vs. Kansas (9/26), with three solo stops and seven assists)...had first collegiate interception vs. Tennessee Tech (9/19)...had second pick vs. Southwestern Louisiana (10/3)...got third interception and second in as many weeks at East Carolina (10/10) ...1997: Sat out season as a redshirt...HIGH SCHOOL: Three-year starter and letterwinner for Coach Jerry Sharp ...Honorable-Mention All-State as a senior...All-Area...Rome News Tribune Defensive Player of the Year...had 73 tackles, including six tackles for loss...made 12 interceptions as a senior...had 430 return yards, including four touchdowns ...had four interceptions in first game of state playoffs ...finished his career with 21 interceptions...played cornerback and tailback...team was 11-1 his senior year...had seven interceptions as a junior...All-Area...had two interceptions as a sophomore...also lettered in baseball, basketball and track... averaged 21 points per game in basketball as a senior...holds school records for interceptions in a single game, interceptions in a single season, most points scored in a single game (basketball), most three-pointers in a single game (basketball), 4x100 relay (track) and 200-meter dash (track)...finished 5th in state in 200-meter dash...PERSONAL: Born April 6, 1979, in Rome, Ga. ...son of Harry and Karen Foss...a management major... named to UAB Athletic Director's Academic Honor Roll for the winter 2000 quarter.