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2005 Football Roster


Kevin Copeland

Class: r-Jr.
Position: S
Height: 5-10
Weight: 196 pounds
Previous School: Manchester
Hometown: Warm Springs, GA

2005: Did not play all season due to a foot injury suffered in the 2005 Blue-White Scrimmage ... Took a redshirt year.

2004: Played in all 11 games with seven starts, registering 42 total tackles with two sacks and three tackles for loss ... Drew start at Akron, making three stops ... Also picked up a blocked field goal in second quarter against the Zips ... Had three tackles versus Florida Atlantic and three solo stops at Louisiana-Lafayette ... Collected six tackles (four solos) at North Texas and six stops versus Arkansas State ... Had three stops one for loss versus Idaho ... Registered season-high seven tackles with a sack at New Mexico State ... Recorded five tackles versus Louisiana-Monroe and three stops, including a sack, in finale at Troy.

2003: Played in all 12 games and had one start ... Finished the year with 13 total tackles, a sack, and two interceptions ... Also played a lot on special teams ... Filled in for an injured Brandon Lynch and responded with the game-saving play in overtime at Idaho ... The Vandals tried a halfback pass to the quarterback and Copeland intercepted the attempt in the endzone ... Had two tackles against North Texas ... Registered his first collegiate sack at Utah State ... Collected four tackles and an interception in a start against Arkansas State to end the year.

2002: Played in six games as a true freshman ... Most of his action came on special teams ... Garnered a total of two tackles (Louisiana-Monroe and Utah State) ... Also forced a fumble against Utah State.

High School: A first team all-state pick as a defensive back ... Was also voted all-Chattahoochee Valley two years in a row ... Earned team's Golden Helmet Award (defensive MVP) as a senior ... Helped lead Manchester High School to a 9-4 mark his senior year and a final AA state ranking of No. 5 ... Led team in tackles as a safety with 96 to go along with six interceptions in 2001 ... Also played quarterback and rushed for 610 yards while passing for 432 more for coach Zeke Geer ... Tallied 1,097 yards rushing his junior year ... Team was 7-4 his junior season ... Was top five in the state of Georgia in the 40-yard dash at the state combines with a time of 4.31. Personal: Parents: Venera Kelly and Zannie Copeland ... Born: 11/27/83 ... Major: Athletic Training.



2002 Game-by-Game Stats
2003 Game-by-Game Stats
2004 Game-by-Game Stats