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Michael Huff biography

Date of birth : 1983-03-06
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Irving, Texas
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2011-01-05
Credited as : Football player NFL, free safety for the Oakland Raiders, Pro Bowl/NFL Draft player

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Michael Huff is currently a Free Safety for the Oakland Raiders and played CB/S for The University of Texas Longhorns.

PRO: Talented performer who has been a regular in the defensive backfield in each of his three seasons with the Raiders…Moved to FS before the 2008 season…Has 165 career tackles, one sack, one interception and 15 passes defensed…Has played in 48 games with 39 starts.

2008: Appeared in all 16 games with seven starts…(9/8) vs. DEN: Started at FS…Made one tackle and assisted on another stop…(9/14) @ KC: Started
at FS…Collected four tackles and credited with two passes defensed…(9/21) @ BUF: Started at FS…Registered two solo tackles and added an assist…(9/28) vs. SD: Started at FS…(10/12) @ NO: Started at FS…Recorded three tackles…(10/19) vs. NYJ: Recorded two tackles and two passes defensed…(10/26) @ BAL: Logged two solo tackles…(11/2) vs. ATL: Collected three tackles…(11/9) vs. CAR: Assisted on one tackle…(11/16) @ MIA: Saw time at S and on special teams…(11/23) @ DEN: Made two tackles…(11/30) vs. KC: Contributed one special teams tackle…(12/4) @ SD: Had one solo tackle…(12/14) vs. NE: Started at SS…(12/21) vs. HOU: Logged two solo tackles and contributed two special teams stops…(12/28) @ TB: Started as an additional DB.

2007: Started all 16 games at SS…Logged 62 tackles and defensed one pass…(9/9) vs. DET: Second on the team with six solo tackles…(9/16) @ DEN: Recorded five solo tackles and an assist…Sacked QB in the first quarter…(9/23) vs. CLE: Had five solo tackles and one assist…(9/30) @ MIA: Recorded three solo tackles…(10/14) @ SD: Recorded seven solo tackles and one pass defensed…(10/21) vs. KC: Recorded six solo tackles and two passes defensed…(10/28) @ TEN: Had six solo tackles and one pass defensed…(11/4) vs. HOU: Recorded one solo tackle and an assist…Forced a fumble and had a pass defensed…(11/11) vs. CHI: Recorded five solo tackles, assisted on another and had a pass defensed…(11/18) @ MIN: Had three solo tackles…(11/25) @ KC: Recorded seven solo tackles and assisted on two others…Intercepted a pass in Kansas City territory to set up K Sebastian Janikowski’s first field goal…(12/2) vs. DEN: Had three solo tackles and assisted on another…Recorded three passes defensed…(12/9) @ GB: Recorded five solo tackles and two assists…(12/16) vs. IND: Had two solo tackles and two assists…(12/23) @ JAX: Recorded four solo tackles…(12/30) vs. SD: Had six solo tackles and one pass defensed.

2006: Started all 16 games at SS…Recorded 78 tackles, 64 solo, one pass defensed and a safety…(9/11) vs. SD: Recorded three tackles…(9/17) @ BAL: Recorded two tackles…(10/1) vs. CLE: Notched seven tackles…(10/8) @ SF: Totaled six tackles…(10/15) @ DEN: Recorded four tackles…(10/22) vs. AZ: Tallied four tackles and a safety…(10/29) vs. PIT: Started at SS and recorded four tackles…(11/6) @ SEA: Racked up six tackles…(11/12) vs. DEN: Recorded six tackles…(11/19) @ KC: Logged nine tackles…(11/26) @ SD: Registered four tackles…(12/3) vs. HOU: Recorded one tackle…(12/10) @ CIN: Tallied seven tackles…(12/17) vs. STL: Started at SS, recording two tackles…(12/23) vs. KC: Collected six tackles…(12/31) @ NYJ: Recorded four tackles…Selected by the Raiders in the first round (seventh overall) of the 2006 NFL Draft.

The first player in University of Texas history to win the Thorpe Award, given to the nation’s top defensive back…Started 50 of 51 games during his career…In 51 games with the Longhorns, registered 318 tackles (191 solo) with two sacks for minus-18 yards and 26 stops for losses of 75 yards…Recovered three fumbles for 21 yards with a touchdown and also caused six fumbles…Set school career record with four interceptions returned for touchdowns, topping the previous mark of three…Only player to return two interceptions for scores in a season twice (2002-03)…His 162 yards on interception returns ranked fifth on the Longhorns all-time list…Ranked fourth in school history with three blocked kicks and his 44 pass deflections were sixth in Texas annals…First team All-American by The NFL Draft Report, American Football Coaches Association, Associated Press, Football Writers Association of America, The Sporting News and the Walter Camp Football Foundation…Started every game at strong safety as a senior while helping Longhorns to the National Championship and led a secondary that ranked fifth in the nation in pass defense (155.9 ypg) and second in lowest pass efficiency (91.3 rating)…Ranked second on the squad with 109 tackles (53) in 2005, including two sacks and 10 stops behind the line of scrimmage…Recovered two fumbles, returning one for a touchdown and also caused four fumbles…Picked off two passes, deflected 14 others and blocked a kick…As a junior, consensus All-Big 12 Conference choice after starting every game at strong safety in 2004…Posted 73 tackles (50) with 14 pass deflections and a pair of interceptions…In 2003 as a sophomore, saw action at cornerback while lining up mostly at strong safety and totaled 66 tackles (45) with four stops for losses…Blocked two kicks, batted away six passes and also intercepted two others…Freshman All-American third team pick after starting every game as a redshirt freshman, lining up at strong safety in 10 contests and at cornerback in three others…Recorded 70 tackles (43) while his 10 stops behind the line of scrimmage was the fifth-best season total by a Texas freshman (four ahead of him were all defensive linemen)…Also had two interceptions and 10 pass deflections…Also competed in track for the Longhorns as sprinter and member of the sprint relay teams…Youth and Community Services major.


Excelled as a safety, cornerback and wide receiver during his three-year career at Nimitz High School in Irving, Texas…Recorded 238 tackles and returned three of his nine interceptions for scores during his final two seasons…Posted 127 tackles and five interceptions (two returned for scores) as a senior…Registered a career-high 18 tackles and an interception in one game…Also scored on a 69-yard run and a 40-yard catch in that contest…Collected 111 tackles and four interceptions (one returned for a touchdown) as a junior and had 12 receptions for 220 yards as a sophomore receiver…Was also a four-year letterman in track and finished seventh in the 100-meters at the 2000 USATF Junior Nationals…Brother, Marcus King, played at the University of Missouri while another brother, Terrence Holmes, played at Texas Southern.

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