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Greg Threat

position

Defensive Back

Height

6-0

Weight

196 lbs.

Class

Senior

Hometown

Tallahassee, Fla.

High School

Lincoln HS

CAREER: Emerging talent at safety who is one of the team’s top defensiveplayers…Led UM in tackles in 2004, becoming the first player other than alinebacker to do so in more than 20 years…A preseason candidate for All-ACChonors and could be a Jim Thorpe Award candidate, too…Has started 17 of 31games played over three seasons…Has career totals of 171 tackles, 12 tacklesfor loss, one fumble recovery, eight pass breakups and three interceptions…Can play either safety position…Sturdy player who rarely comes out ofthe lineup…Was the primary backup at free safety in 2003…English major.

2004 (JUNIOR): Team’s leading tackler in 2004…Voted honorable mentionAll-ACC…Started 11 of 12 games at strong safety and was rarely out of thelineup…For the season, led the team with 136 tackles (53 solo), adding 11tackles for loss, one fumble recovery and making three interceptions…Made19 tackles in two different games…Started at strong safety in the opener vs.Florida State and made 14 tackles, 1 tackle for loss, 2 pass breakups and aninterception that led to a field goal in the fourth quarter…Started againstLouisiana State and made 9 tackles…Had a career-high 19 tackles atHouston, including 2 tackles for loss…Recorded 9 tackles and made his secondinterception of the season at Georgia Tech…Made 9 tackles againstLouisville, including 1 tackle for loss…Notched 13 tackles and 1 pass breakupat NC State…Tied his career high with 19 tackles at North Carolina, including1 tackle for loss, 2 QB pressures and 1 pass breakup. Got his third interceptionof the season…Made 11 tackles and 1 pass breakup vs.Clemson…Recorded 5 tackles, including 1 tackle for loss, at Virginia…Tallied11 tackles, including 2 tackles for loss, vs. Wake Forest. Also recovered a fumble…Recorded 10 tackles, including 2 tackles for loss, against VirginiaTech…Did not start in the Peach Bowl vs. Florida but played as reserve andon special teams, making 7 tackles (3 solo), 1 tackle for loss and 1 passbreakup.

2003 (SOPHOMORE): Played in seven games, making three starts (Florida State, Temple and Pittsburgh)…made 19 tackles (12 solos) and one pass breakup…missed most of fall practice due to injury and was expected to redshirt until Mo Sikes injured his knee against West Virginia…saw his first action of the season at Florida State…started at strong safety at FSU and was second on the team with nine tackles, including seven solo stops…also broke up one pass versus the Seminoles…started against Temple and registered three tackles (two solo)…made one assisted tackle at Virginia Tech and one solo stop against Tennessee…assisted on one tackle against Syracuse…logged two solo tackles against Rutgers…made his third start of the season in UM’s win at Pittsburgh…had two assists against the Panthers.

2002 (FRESHMAN): Had an excellent season in his first year at Miami…one of several true freshmen to play extensively during the 2002 season…started once at free safety, once at strong safety and once in a nickel package…saw extensive playing time on special teams, playing in 12 games and starting once (Florida A&M)…played against Virginia Tech, but did not make a tackle…had two tackles at Syracuse…had one stop against Pittsburgh…had one solo tackle against Tennessee…recorded four tackles including three solos in the win over Connecticut…made two tackles (one solo) against Boston College…made four tackles, including a tackle for a one-yard loss, against Florida A&M…one of two true freshmen defensive backs to start the opener.

HIGH SCHOOL: Tallahassee Lincoln…played cornerback and wide receiver for one of the state’s top programs…Lincoln won Florida Class 4A State Championships in 1999 and 2001…solid student with a 3.2 grade-point average…made 70 tackles, intercepted a team-leading 6 passes and had 18 pass breakups, in addition to catching 27 passes for 268 yards and 6 touchdowns as a senior…had 85 tackles (45 solos), 7 interceptions and broke up 10 passes on defense, in addition to grabbing 6 passes for 125 yards and 2 touchdowns on offense as a junior…SuperPrep All-American…no. 21 defensive back in America by SuperPrep…no. 24 prospect overall in Florida by SuperPrep…no. 8 defensive back in the Southeast by PrepStar…Atlanta Journal-Constitution Super Southern 100…first-team Class 4A All-State as a senior…Orlando Sentinel’s Dandy Dozen defensive backs…first-team All-Big Bend honors as a senior…no. 15 cornerback in America by TheInsiders.com…no. 5 defensive back in Florida and no. 50 player in the state by Florida Kids…2001 All-Big Bend Team…played in the CaliFlorida All-Star Game…chose Miami over Florida, Georgia Tech and Notre Dame…coached by David Wilson.

THREAT’S CAREER STATISTICS

  TACKLES FUMBLES
Year G-S TT UT AT TFL QBH SACKS FF FR PBU Int.
2002 12-3 16 12 4 1-1 0 0-0 0 0 0 0-0
2003 7-3 19 12 7 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 1 0-0
2004 12-11 136 53 83 11-14 0 0-0 0 1-1 7 3-87
Totals 31-17 171 77 94 12-15 0 0-0 0 1-1 8 3-87