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Alex Pou

position

Offensive Line

Height

6-4

Weight

280 lbs.

Class

Junior

Hometown

Coral Gables, Fla.

High School

Coral Gables HS

CAREER: Versatile and experienced senior interior lineman who has played in 15 games over the last three seasons, making one start…Was the backup center in 2005 after providing valuable depth at guard in 2004…Gained valuable experience in 2003, when he played in seven games…Stepped into a starting role for one game when injuries warranted and was solid in backup duty most of the season…Graduated in 2006 with a degree in business management and is seeking a second degree in marketing.

2005 (JUNIOR): Backup center to Anthony Wollschlager all season after competing for the starting job during spring and summer…Saw action in six games…For the season, registered two pancake blocks and three metrorails and did not allow any sacks…Played as a backup center in the fourth quarter of the home opener vs. Colorado…Played as a backup center in the third and fourth quarters of the 52-7 rout of Duke…Took over at center in the second quarter of a 34-3 rout at Temple and played through the second half…Played on the final drive vs. North Carolina…Played in the fourth quarter at Wake Forest…Played as the backup center on the final drive of the Peach Bowl vs. Louisiana State.

2004 (SOPHOMORE): Played in two games as a backup guard, recording one pancake vs. Louisiana Tech and one metrorail vs. Wake Forest.

2003 (FRESHMAN): Played in seven games with one start at guard…Had a career-best four pancakes along with one metrorail in his first collegiate start against East Carolina…Recorded at least one pancake in six of the seven games in which he played…Had four metrorails and one pancake against Louisiana Tech, helping UM to 467 total yards…Credited with one pancake against Temple, as the Hurricanes rolled to 601 total yards and five rushing touchdowns.

2002 (REDSHIRT): Sat out his true freshman season with a redshirt year.

HIGH SCHOOL: Coral Gables…Regarded as one of the standout offensive line prospects in Florida…Played extensively as a defensive lineman…SuperPrep All-American… Rated the No. 21 offensive lineman in the nation by SuperPrep…Rated the No. 20 prospect overall in Florida regardless of position by SuperPrep…Ranked the No. 11 lineman in the Southeast by PrepStar…Member of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s Super Southern 100…Ranked No. 8 in the Miami-Dade Top 20 by the Miami Herald…First-team All-County selection by the Miami Herald in 2001…Rated the No. 2 offensive line prospect and No. 12 overall player in the state by Florida Prep Football…Rated the No. 2 offensive line prospect and No. 5 overall player in the state by Florida Kids magazine…First-team Class 6A All-State selection in 2001…Member of Sunshine Network’s All-Gridiron Team…Compiled a blocking grade of 91 percent as a senior, 84 percent as a junior…Defensively, had 31 tackles and four sacks as a senior…Played in the Dade/Broward All-Star game…Chose Miami over Florida and Tennessee…Coached in football by Joe Montoya.

2005 totals: 6 games, 0 starts
Career totals: 15 games, 1 start