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Chris Pugh

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Silas, Ala.

High School:
Southern Choctaw HS

Last College:
Cohoma JC

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 235

Position:
DE

Experience:
2L

Chris Pugh

2007: Started 11 games and played all 12 at defensive end...led the team in sacks with 6.5 and tackles for loss with 12.5...totaled 58 tackles, 21 solo and 37 assisted...named second team All-WAC...had a career-high 10 tackles against Utah State...had a career-high 2.5 tackles for loss against New Mexico State and two sacks against Idaho...named to Rivals.com All-WAC team... 2006: Started five games for Louisiana Tech on the defensive line ... Saw action in all 13 games for the Bulldogs ... Finished with 11 solo tackles and 33 assisted stops for the season ... Forced two fumbles on the year ... Finished with 6.0 tackles for loss for a total of 21 yards lost ... Totaled 3.5 sacks for 18 yards lost... Recorded a career-high six tackles against Idaho and Utah State ... Junior College: Played two years for coach Freeman Horton at Coahoma Junior College in Clarksdale, Miss. ... Named first team all-state and all-region in 2005 ... Totaled 73 tackles and 12 sacks (the most in the Mississippi JC ranks) ... UAB: Signed with Alabama-Birmingham out of high school ... Ruled ineligible ... High School: Lettered three years for coach Larry Boykin at Southern Choctaw High school in Alabama ... Led Southern Choctaw to three straight District 1-2A titles and the 2002 Alabama Class 2A state title ... Named first team all-district, Birmingham News Class 2A All-State, Mobile Register All-Super State and Mobile Register All-12 as a senior ... Named the Class 2A Lineman of the Year by the Birmingham News ... Was named the team's defensive MVP as a junior and senior ... Totaled 196 tackles during the team's 14-0 state title run along with six sacks and eight fumble recoveries ... Also played basketball for three years ... Getting Acquainted: Nephew of Cleveland and Shirley Scruggs ... Has one sister, Jessica and one brother, Johnathan ... Born Feb. 22, 1984, in Clark County, Alabama ... Age 23.