UAB previews game with Thundering Herd at Monday press conference
Blazers and Bulldogs kick off at Legion Field at 11:10 a.m.
UAB vs. Tulsa - AP Photos (9/29/12)
Concluded career with the 2012 season ... totaled 170 tackles in his four-year career ... tied for most fumble recoveries in a career at UAB with seven ... also finished with 14.5 tackles for loss ... played in 44 games with 29 starts ... started every game for UAB the past two seasons.
2012: Ranked second on the Blazers in tackles with a career-high 72 stops, including 45 solo tackles ... also registered 7.5 tackles for loss and one sack --- tied for team lead in fumble ... recorded a season-high 12 tackles against Troy ... also posted eight tackles vs. Ohio State, Tulsa and Houston ... recorded two tackles for loss against Houston, Marshall and Memphis ... recovered fumbles against South Carolina and Southern Miss.
2011: Started all 12 games at sam linebacker position for the Blazers and finished with 66 total tackles to rank fourth among UAB defenders ... had 40 solo stops ... also registered three tackles for loss (-16 yards) and one sack (-13) ... set school records for most fumble recoveries in a season (5) and also in one game (4 vs. East Carolina) ... also had a sack and a tackle for loss against the Pirates ... recorded a season-high nine tackles against Tulsa ... had seven tackles -- all solos -- to go along with a fumble recovery in UAB's win over Southern Miss ... had six tackles in back-to-back games to open the season against Florida and Tulane ... also added a forced fumble against the Green Wave.
2010: Appeared in nine games and started two (vs. UTEP and Mississippi State) ... finished season with 16 total tackles (8 solos/8 assists) ... recorded 1.5 tackles for loss (vs. UTEP and Mississippi State) ... posted season-high four tackles in final game vs. Rice ... also contributed three tackles vs. Florida Atlantic and Tennessee.
2009: Saw action as a true freshman in 11 games, starting three in row (Florida Atlantic, Memphis and East Carolina) late in the season ... saw playing time at linebacker and on kickoff team ... finished the year with 16 total tackles, including seven solo stops ... recorded 2.5 tackles for loss ... registered season-best three tackles against Marshall and UTEP.
High School: Played for head coach Tom Causey at Demopolis High ... selected to the Class 5A All-State Team by the Alabama Sports Writers Association following his senior season in 2008 ... managed 87 total tackles with four sacks and three fumble recoveries ... named his team's defensive MVP ... selected Demopolis Times Player of the Week after returning two interceptions for touchdowns in a game against Wilcox-Central ... set a season-high with 15 tackles in a game against Selma ... helped Demopolis to an 8-5 record in 2008.
Personal: Born Jan. 19, 1991 at Demopolis, Ala. ... son of Jacqueline and Gregory Lewis Irvin Sr. ... major is sociology.