Sylvester Mencer - 15
Sylvester Mencer

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Birmingham, Ala.

High School:
Midfield HS

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 185

Position:
Wide Receiver

Birthdate:
10/28/1986

Experience:
3L


After seeing limited playing time as a true freshman in 2005 at receiver, Mencer became an impact performer for the Blazers in 2007 ... coming off redshirt season due to injury ... caught combined 44 passes in 2006 and 2007.

2008: Sat out season due to injury and was redshirted.

2007: Saw action in 11 games with one start in road game at Florida State ... recorded 13 receptions for 134 yards and one touchdown (vs., Southern Miss) ... his TD catch vs. USM was a 32-yarder ... of his 13 receptions last season, 10 of those came in the final three games of the season ... had four catches vs. both Southern Miss and Memphis with 65 yards against the Golden Eagles and 38 versus the Tigers.

2006: Played in all 12 games and made two starts (vs. Troy and Memphis) during season ... ranked second on the team in both receptions (31) and receiving yards (400) ... was on the receiving end of three touchdown catches (vs. Troy, Rice and Southern Miss) ... best game of season came in victory over Troy as he caught five passes for 96 yards -- both season highs -- and had one rush for 24 yards ... had a 29-yard touchdown catch vs. the Trojans and also registered a season-long 38-yard pass in the game ... also recorded five catches for 58 yards against Mississippi State ... had four receptions vs. Memphis and Rice ... had 74 receiving yards against the Owls for his second-highest total of the season.

2005: Saw action in three games for the Blazers as part of receiving corps but did not catch any passes.

HIGH SCHOOL: A four-year letterwinner at Midfield High School ... as a freshman he started at wide receiver before moving to starting quarterback as a sophomore ... received Birmingham News 3A All-State honors for the 2004 season ... also named to the Birmingham News All-Metro team in 2004 ... was a finalist for the 3A Back of the Year in 2004 and was named Birmingham Touchdown Club Player of the Week ... had 16 passing touchdowns and 10 rushing touchdowns in 2004 ... threw for 2000 yards and ran for another 800 yards ... also a four-year letterwinner in basketball and track ... a part of the 3A state champion 4x100-meter relay team in 2004.

PERSONAL: Born Oct. 28, 1986 ... son of Vanessa and Sylvester Mencer ... major is philosophy.

 
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