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Lamon Means
By: Arizona Athletics
Release: August 03, 2005
Photo Courtesy: Arizona Athletics
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Arizona: 3L ... Expected to hold down the starting role at strong safety entering the 2005 season ... Started 10 games for UA during the 2004 season ... Ended his junior season third on the team in total tackles with 63 (48 solo) ... Also recorded six tackles for loss (-19 yards), two sacks, five pass breakups, two fumble recoveries and two forced fumbles ... Finished the season ranked 30th in the Pac-10 for tackles ... Tallied five tackles, including one sack (-7 loss) at USC ... In the Washington victory, had five solo tackles, including one for  loss, and a pass breakup ... Recorded four tackles and a fumble recovery vs. Oregon State ... Posted nine tackles (6 solo) vs. California ... Had five solo tackles at Oregon ... Recorded four solo tackles, including a sack (-5 loss) at UCLA ... Against Washington State, had eight tackles (7 solo), a fumble recovery, a forced a fumble and two pass breakups ... Had a season-high 12 tackles (8 solo), including 1.5 tackles for a loss (-2 yards) and a pass breakup vs. Wisconsin ... Recorded six tackles and one pass breakup vs. Utah ... Finished the season-opener vs. NAU with five tackles, one for a loss (-1 yards) ... Started all 12 games for the Wildcats in 2003 and ended the season as Arizona's fourth-leading tackler ... Finished the year with 66 total tackles (48 solo), two tackles for loss (-10 yards), one sack, one interception, four pass breakups and two forced fumbles ... Had two solo hits in the final game of the season at Arizona State ... Finished with seven tackles and broke up a pass vs. USC ... Forced a fumble, broke up a pass and added nine tackles vs. Washington ... Had three solo hits at Oregon State ... Forced a fumble and had five tackles vs. UCLA ... Led the team with a career-best 11 tackles at Washington State ... Had five tackles against TCU and six tackles at Purdue ... Tallied eight tackles in the Oregon game ... Notched seven solo hits, two tackles for a loss and a sack in the LSU game ... Had three tackles and an interception in the season opener vs. UTEP ... Played in 11 games for the Wildcats as a true freshman and started three games at free safety for an injured Jarvie Worcester in 2002 ... Ended the year with 26 tackles, a tackle for a loss, and three pass breakups ... Had two solo hits in the California game and returned a blocked punt for a 27-yard touchdown ... Had a solo tackle in Arizona State game ... Had a tackle versus UCLA ... Led the team with seven tackles and a pass breakup at Oregon State ... Notched seven tackles and broke up a pass versus Washington State ... Tallied a season-high eight hits and assisted on a tackle for a loss at Stanford.


High School: Galena Park, Texas, High School ... Received a three-star rating and a Top 50 safety mark from ... Recruited by several Big East, Big Ten and Big 12 schools ... Listed No. 76 on the recruiting network Texas 100 ... Earned a spot on the Dallas Morning News' Texas 100 list at No. 99 with a three-star rating ... Tallied 95 tackles, seven forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries, one interception and 10 pass break ups as a defensive back ... Also blocked a punt ... Had 44 rushes for 249 yards and a touchdown his senior year as a running back ... Also had 17 receptions for 191 yards and two scores as a wide receiver ... Houston Touchdown Club finalist for Defensive Player of the Year ... Defensive Player of Year honor for District 23-4A ... Unanimous first-team all-district pick two consecutive years ... Galena Park team Defensive Most Valuable Players ... Earned Houston Chronicle Top 100 honors as well.


Personal: Academic major is interdisciplinary studies ... Full name: Lamon Lewis Means... Date of birth: July 20, 1984.


Means’ Career Stats

2002 11-3 16 10 26 0.5-2 ?- 3 - -
2003 12-12 48 18 66 2-10 1-7 4 1 2
2004 10-10 48 15 63 6-19 2-12 5 - 2
2005 - - - - - - - - -
Totals 33-25 112 43 155 8.5-31 3-19 12 1 4

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