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- Otis Leverette
Otis Leverette

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Americus, Ga.

High School:
Americus

Last College:
Middle Georgia CC

Height / Weight:
6-7 / 275

Position:
Defensive End

Birthdate:
05/31/1978

Experience:
1VL



Completed his playing career in 2000 ... now serves as the sideline reporter for UAB football broadcasts on the Blazer Sports Network.

1999: Played in all 11 games, started four ... had 14 total tackles (four solos, 10 assists) and two tackles for loss ... used his height to great advantage on special teams, blocking a field goal at Cincinnati ... transferred to UAB prior to the start of the winter quarter.

JUNIOR COLLEGE: Two-year starter for Coach Dennis Roland at Middle Georgia College ... team finished 6-5 during his sophomore year ... made 78 tackles as a sophomore, including 38 solos, playing in just five games (he missed the first six with a shoulder separation) ... also had nine sacks ... earned Junior College All-America honors as a sophomore ... had 33 tackles as a freshman, including 24 solos ... team was 8-4 his freshman season.

HIGH SCHOOL: Three-year starter and letterwinner for Coach Ronnie Clanton at Americus High School ... Region Defensive Player of The Year as a senior ... also lettered in baseball, basketball, track and wrestling.

PERSONAL: Born May 31, 1978 in Americus, Ga. .. son of Leroy Smith and Ruby Leverette ... married to UAB track and field star Nakeshia Jackson, a U.S. Olympic qualifier in the 100-meter hurdles (7/4/00) ... a sociology major with a minor in African American studies.