2005: Saw action in all 11 games, including one start ... Used primarily as a blocker ... Earned a start in the season opener at Alabama ... Made his first collegiate reception against FAU that went for six yards and a first down.
2004: Saw action in three games during the season (NMSU, ULM, Troy) ... Traveled to every game.
2003: Did not compete in any games ... Was redshirted.
High School: Lettered three years in football and two years in track at Bearden High School ... Earned all-conference honors three years in a row in football and was all-Knoxville in track during his senior campaign.
Personal: Parents: Greg Birtsch and Leigh Hobson ... Born: 8/14/85 ... Major: Organizational Communication ... Other: father lettered four years in football at Virginia Tech (1976-79).