- Terrell Springs
Terrell  Springs


Chester, S.C.

High School:
Chester HS

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 180




One of UAB's top defensive backs, the future appears bright for this South Carolina native ... has started 19 games in first two seasons at UAB ...has recorded 100 tackles in first two seasons in the Green and Gold ... again listed as No. 1 cornerback going into fall preseason practice ... could contend for All-Conference USA honors this fall.

2009: Starter at cornerback in all 12 games for the Blazers during his sophomore season ... ranked No. 3 on the team in tackles with 68, including 47 solo hits ... also was team leader in pass breakups with 10 ... recorded 1.5 tackles for loss (-4 yards) ... had one interception (vs. Florida Atlantic) ... had at least three tackles in every game ... finished season with a career-high 10 tackles vs. UCF ... registered eight tackles against both SMU and Florida Atlantic ... had six stops against five different teams (Rice, Texas A&M, Southern Miss, Memphis and East Carolina).

2008: Saw action in 10 games as a true freshman, starting seven during the season ... was starter at cornerback in final six contests ... sat out only the first two games of the season ... was team's eighth-leading tackler with 32 stops, including 20 solo tackles ... recorded a season-best six tackles on three occasions (vs. Tennessee, Houston and Southern Miss) ... also had five stops against Marshall ... registered four pass breakups during year ... picked up a fumble after a Chase Daniel 34-yard interception return and added 18 more yards with his own return.

HIGH SCHOOL: Attended Chester High School where he was four-year starter ... listed among top defensive prospects in South Carolina ... played in SCADA North-South All-Star Game ... ranked as No. 73 cornerback in the country by Rivals.com ... tabbed all-state, all-region and all-area by various publications ... The State (Columbia, S.C.) newspaper named Springs honorable mention all-state ... defensively as senior, he had 58 tackles with 20 pass breakups and four interceptions ... also had nine receptions for 171 yards and three touchdowns with 38 rushing attempts for 369 yards (9.7 per rush) and six TDs ... averaged 31.4 on kickoff returns as senior ... was coached by Victor Floyd ... won region championship in 100 meters and finished third in the state ... also anchored Chester's 4x100-meter relay to state title ... also a member of wrestling team ... graduated with honors at Chester.

PERSONAL: Born Dec. 26, 1989 at Chester, S.C. ... son of Tynette Thompson and Terry Springs ... was high school teammate of current Blazer Marquis Coleman who came to UAB a year earlier ... major is fitness leadership.