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Roy Hurst
Roy Hurst

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Oakland, Calif.

High School:
Castlemont HS

Last College:
Santa Rosa JC

Height / Weight:
5-9 / 193

Position:
Cornerback

Birthdate:
06/15/1986

Experience:
1L

Quickly: Switching to cornerback after playing safety last season... Enters fall battling for starting cornerback position... Provides veteran experience and leadership to defensive backfield. 2007 (Jr.): Played in all 12 games, making three starts... Tied for team lead with three INT's... Posted 36 tackles (20 solo, 16 assists)... Also had 1.5 tackles for loss... Tallied one pass break-up... Had interceptions in back-to-back games at Oklahoma and against San Jose State and then at Idaho in season finale... Posted season-high seven tackles at Wyoming... Had four or more stops in four other games. Junior College: Earned first-team all-NorCal Conference honors in 2006... Recorded 37 tackles in 10 games to rank fourth on the team... Broke up one pass, forced one fumble and recovered another... Returned three punts for 60 yards with a long of 35... As a freshman, he recorded 42 tackles and three interceptions... Has played both cornerback and safety. High School: Recorded more than 200 tackles in his career at Castlemont HS... Earned all-conference honors as a defensive back... Also played wide receiver and had 300 yards receiving with two TD's his senior season... Played baseball as well and was a first-team all-conference outfielder... His high school coach, Amin Denny, was a major influence in his life before passing away in February of 2007. Personal: Full name is Roy Hurst, Jr... Born on June 15, 1986 in Oakland, Calif... Son of the late Roy Hurst, Sr., who passed away in December of 2006, and mother Edith Johnson and stepfather Kevin Watson... Has four sisters... Has a daughter named Jahanara... Majoring in sports management and plans to be a coach... Hobbies include writing music and hanging out with family.

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