Greg Byrne's Wildcat Wednesday
#75 Joe Longacre
Position: Offensive Guard
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 315
Year: Senior
Hometown: Katy, Texas
High School: Katy HS
Experience: 3 Letters

Arizona: 3L ... Longacre will take over the senior leadership mantle among offensive linemen in 2008... Three-year regular and 27 career starts on the right side... Expected anchor on the right side after a solid two seasons as a starter, including 12 last year and 11 starts at right guard in 2006... Beat off a few candidates to wrest early role... Top-unit duty including four starts in 11 games played in 2005... Worked with the top units in spring '05... Redshirted as a true freshman during the 2004 season ... One of the Cats' top 2004 Texas recruits.

Career: 35 Games, 27 starts (23 consecutive)

High School: Katy High School, Katy, Texas, 2004 ... Honorable mention all-state 5A by the Associated Press ... Texas Sports Writer's Association 5A first-team all-state selection ... first-team All-Texas honoree ... Second-team All-Texas honors, and preseason top 10 "watch list" member ... No. 5 rated offensive lineman ... Cited as the best lineman at the Houston Combine by ... Honorable mention AP all-state and first-team all-Houston area by Houston Chronicle ... Selected to NFL Global Junior Championship team for January competition ... Longacre's state-champion team beat fellow recruit Yaniv Barnett's team in the state semifinals, and finished 15-1 with a 2,000-yard rusher ... KHS Lineman of the Year in 2003 ... Three-year letterman, plus lettered in track as a shot putter and played baseball ... High school Leadership Council member and four-year Honor Roll student.

Personal: Academic major is psychology... Son of Randy and Becky Longacre of Katy ... Father graduated from California and mother from Texas ... Parents are owners of a mortgage lending company ... Younger sister, Katie, plays high school softball ... Dad played rugby at Cal ... Active in Fellowship of Christian Athletes ... Likes the outdoors and camping, fishing and hunting ... Full name: Joseph Ransom Longacre IV ... Date of birth: Aug. 6, 1985, in Houston.