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Dane O'Neill
92  Dane O'Neill

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Chino Hills, Calif.

High School:
Chino Hills

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 235

Position:
DL

Experience:
2L

2007 (SOPHOMORE): Credited with nine tackles while playing in all 12 games ... also had three tackles for losses (-13 yards), two pass break-ups and a quarterback hurry ... started at left end in the first three games of the season ... had a season-high three stops, including one for loss, against New Mexico.

2006 (FRESHMAN): Saw action in five games ... credited with one assisted tackle versus SMU ... named to the Conference USA Commissioner's Academic Honor Roll.

2005: Redshirted.

PRIOR TO UTEP: First team All-League and second team All-Inland Empire as a senior at Chino Hills High School ... two-time Chino Hills Defensive Player of the Year ... first team All-League as a junior as well ... played defensive end as a junior, and linebacker as a senior ... registered 79 tackles, six sacks, five pass break-ups, two forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries as a senior ... had 75 tackles with seven sacks as a junior ... helped Chino Hills High to a 9-3 mark and second round of the playoffs in 2004 ... two-year varsity letterwinner for coach Terry Roche ... played basketball for one year (forward), and baseball for two years (catcher) as a prep ... four-year member of the honor roll and four-time Academic All-League selection.

PERSONAL: Parents are Tom and Joann O'Neill ... has one brother and one sister ... full name is Dane Thomas O'Neill ... born 4/21/87 (Orange, Calif.) ... criminal justice major.

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