Jamie Bender named to second team, Ty Long all-freshman
UAB previews game with Thundering Herd at Monday press conference
Blazers and Bulldogs kick off at Legion Field at 11:10 a.m.
Has developed into one of the best interior defensive linemen in Conference USA ... has started 21-of-24 games over the past two seasons ... a 2011 preseason first-team All-Conference USA selection ... ranks among top 10 at UAB in career tackles for loss with 25.5.
2010: Started all 12 games for the Blazers at defensive tackle and ranked No. 3 on the team in stops with 55 ... ranked sixth in C-USA and tied for No. 20 in the NCAA in tackles for loss with 1.29 average (15.5 total TFL) ... had 35 solo stops ... recorded 2.5 sacks (vs. Tennessee, Memphis and Rice) ... had a season-high three tackles for loss against Florida Atlantic, Southern Miss and Rice ... registered a season-high 10 tackles against Southern Miss ... registered at least one tackle in every game during season ... recorded eight tackles in contest at SEC opponent Tennessee ... notched his first career interception vs. Marshall (11 yards) ... had a blocked kick against Tennessee.
2009: Started 9-of-12 games for the Blazers ... ranked fifth on team in tackles and first among defensive linemen with 47 stops ... earned "Outstanding Defensive Lineman" Award following season ... recorded 9.5 tackles for loss and 4.0 sacks ... also registered three forced fumbles and one fumble recovery ... had two QB hurries ... had a season-high 10 tackles in game at Texas A&M ... also registered six tackles against Troy and Florida Atlantic with a pair of sacks against FAU ... recorded five tackles against Ole Miss.
2008: Played in 10 games as a true freshman for the Blazers, seeing his first playing time in third week in road game at Tennessee ... ranked 11th on the team in tackles with 26 with 14 solo hits ... also recorded tackle for loss and one sack (vs. Alabama State) ... had a season-high six tackles against Houston ... also registered four tackles against Marshall and Tulane ... had a pass breakup against UCF in season finale.
High School: Attended The Lovett School in Atlanta ... was a 2007 Atlanta Journal-Constitution CityLife first-team selection ... tabbed as a Northside Neighbor Athlete of the Week during his senior season ... helped lead Lovett to a runner-up finish in the Georgia Class AA Championship in 2007 ... was named to all-city team as a junior ... ranked third on the team his senior season with 51 tackles to go along with 16 assists ... had four sacks in addition to forcing and recovering one fumble ... was a key part of a defense that held opponents to 12.7 points per game in 2007 ... helped Lovett to a semifinal appearance in the state championship in 2006 and a second round showing in 2005 ... coached by Mike Muschamp.
Personal: Born May 10, 1990 at Los Angeles, Calif. ... son of Deanna Powell and Elliott Henigan ... high school teammate of current Blazer teammate Andre Hicks ... major is business with concentration in finance.