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George Batiste
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George Batiste

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Avondale, La

High School:
L. W. Higgins HS

Height / Weight:
6-5 / 300

Position:
OL

Birthdate:
11/28/1984

Experience:
3vl

Returns as the starter for the fourth-consecutive season on the offensive line at the right guard position ... Big and physical, tough to move and has outstanding tools ... Member of the 2006 Outland Trophy "Watch List," signifying the top lineman in the nation ... Named preseason All-Conference USA by the league's coaches, Athlon Sports, college-footballnews.com and The Sporting News ...One of four starters returning on the offensive line ... Has started all 35 games in which he has played over his career ... One of the top offensive linemen in Conference USA and in the nation ... 2005 First-Team All-Conference USA ... Also named first team All-Conference USA by collegefootballnews.com, the No. 2 offensive lineman and the No. 16 player in Conference USA ... Did not allow a sack last year ...Led the offensive line with 11 pancakes and 54 knockdowns ... Southern Miss ranked second in Conference USA in sacks allowed (15), only nine by the offensive line ... The offensive line didn't allow a sack in five games against UCF, UAB, Marshall (11/8), Memphis (11/19) and Tulane ... Named Offensive Player of the Week against UAB (10/21) ... Selected as Offensive Captain of the Week against Tulsa (10/8) ... Named Hawg of the Week three times for outstanding play on the offensive line against UCF (10/15), UAB and N.C. State (10/29) ... 2006 Preseason Honors: Preseason All-American by collegefootballnews.com ... No. 2 offensive lineman and No. 16 overall in C-USA by collegefootballnews.com ... Named All-Conference USA by Athlon Sports, C-USA, Lindy's, Phil Steele's, Street & Smith's, The Sporting News ... Named best run blocker in C-USA by Lindy's ... Ranked No. 5 on top NFL talent in C-USA by Lindy's ... No. 10 rated guard by Lindy's and No. 29 by Phil Steele's ...2005(r-Jr.): Started all 12 games ... Part of an offense that finished with 4,288 total yards (2,952 passing, 1,336 rushing) ... Helped the offense average 357.3 yards of total offense a game (111.3 rushing, 246.0 passing) and average 29.6 points per game ... Golden Eagles were nationally ranked No. 33 in passing offense and No. 41 in scoring offense ... 2004 (r-So.): Started all 12 games ... Played a season- high 74 snaps against USF (10/2) ... Finished the year with an offensive line high 10 pancakes ... Also had 50 knockdowns and allowed 1.5 sacks this year ... Helped the offense attain 3,915 yards of total offense (2,176 passing, 1,739 rushing) ... Part of the offense that averaged 326.2 yards of total offense a game (144.9 rushing, 181.3 yards passing) ...Helped the offense score 25.8 points a game ... 2003 (r-Fr.): Started 11 games, playing in 756 snaps and only giving up only two sacks ... Season-high 81 plays against Nebraska (9/18) ... Four pancake blocks and 57 knockdowns ... An integral part of an offensive line that improved with each passing game, helping the Eagles run off a six game win streak and earn a league title and a spot in the Liberty Bowl ... The Golden Eagles averaged 122.1 yards rushing for the season and showed marked improvement over the last seven games, averaging 147.3 yards per game over the last seven games ... 202.8 yards passing overall and improved to 216.4 over the past seven games ... 324.9 yards of total offense overall and improved to 363.7 over the past seven games ... 37 sacks last season, only 10 by the offensive line ... 2002 (Fr.): Redshirted ... Prep: Three-year starter for Coach Wayne Meyers at L.W. Higgins High School ... Played defensive line as a sophomore and junior and then was moved to the offensive line for his senior season ... Also backed up on the defensive line as a senior ... An all-state selection on the offensive line ... Also named to the all-district squad ... No. 8 offensive lineman in Louisiana with a 9.25 rating by Zem's Gems ...Participated in the Jefferson Parish All-Star Game ... Played in the USA Global Game ... Also lettered in basketball ... Personal: Son of Kevin Batiste, Sr. ... Majoring in coaching and sport administration ... Born Nov. 28, 1984.

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