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Robert Soleyjacks
13  Robert Soleyjacks

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Amarillo, Texas

High School:
Highland Park

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 260

Position:
DL

Experience:
3L

Soleyjacks Bio Action 2009 (JUNIOR): Tabulated 19 tackles, including four for losses, with a sack, three quarterback hurries and two pass break-ups ... started 11 games at right end ... missed the season finale against Marshall with a knee injury ... provided his season-high four stops in back-to-back games versus Memphis and Tulsa ... added a sack against the Golden Hurricane ... credited with three tackles versus Houston and UAB ... compiled 3.5 tackles for losses in a four-game stretch (one each against Tulsa, UAB and Tulane, 0.5 versus Memphis) ... pressured Houston quarterback Case Keenum three times.

2008 (SOPHOMORE): Started the last 10 games at right end ... tabulated 28 tackles, including 2.5 for losses, for the season ... chipped in with a pass break-up, quarterback hurry, forced fumble and team-leading four fumble recoveries (for 32 yards) ... tied for second in the nation in fumble recoveries behind Oregon's Nick Reed, who had five ... paced Conference USA in fumble recoveries ... recorded a career-best six tackles, all assisted, at Tulsa ... had four stops each at Southern Miss and at Houston ... credited with tackles for losses versus UCF and SMU and a half-tackle for loss at East Carolina ... had one of his better games against the Knights when he forced and recovered a fumble ... also recovered fumbles versus New Mexico State, Louisiana-Lafayette and SMU, and had a 24-yard return for a touchdown against the Aggies ... broke up a pass versus Rice.

2007 (FRESHMAN): Started all 12 games at right end ... tabulated 15 tackles, including two for losses, with one sack, one pass break-up and four quarterback hurries ... had his season-high four takedowns at Tulane ... posted three stops against New Mexico ... added a sack at UCF ... also had a tackle for loss versus Texas Southern.

2006: Redshirted.

PRIOR TO UTEP: Four-time All-District 7-2A honoree (twice on offense, twice on defense) at Highland Park High School in Amarillo ... four-year varsity letterwinner for coaches Bryan Welps and Victor Soliz ...played defensive end and tight end as a freshman and sophomore, and running back/defensive end as a junior and senior ... also saw some time at linebacker and defensive tackle his senior campaign ... rushed for 866 yards on 112 carries (7.7 avg.) with eight touchdowns as a senior ... also had 20 catches for 302 yards (15.1 avg.) and a score, and completed all three of his pass attempts for 86 yards and a TD ... compiled 86 tackles on defense ... ran for 1,400 yards on 246 attempts (5.7 avg.) as a junior ... added seven receptions for 69 yards and racked up 114 tackles ... member of a district title team as a sophomore ... posted two catches for 53 yards at his tight end position ... sophomore defensive totals were 95 stops, including 10 for losses, along with four sacks, 16 quarterback pressures and seven pass break-ups ... two-time All-District basketball player ... also ran track, competing in the high jump, 4x200 and sprint relays ... ran a leg on Highland Park's 2005 district champion 4x200 relay unit ... two-time Academic All-District selection ... member of the FCA.

PERSONAL: Parents and Rodolfo and Justina Soleyjacks ... has two brothers and one sister ... brother, R.J., played football at West Texas A&M ... full name is Robert Bermillo Soleyjacks ... born 6/12/88 (Oceanside, Calif.) ... Business Management major.

Robert Soleyjacks' Career Stats
Year GP Solo TK Assist TK Total TK TFL Sacks INT Fum C/R BK PBU QB HRY
2007 12 11 5 16 2-3 1-9 - - - 1 4
2008 12 12 16 28 2.5-8 - - - - 1 1
2009 11 4 15 19 4-16 1-11 - - - 2 3
Total 35 27 36 63 8.5-27 2-20 - - - 4 8

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