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John Eubanks
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John Eubanks

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Mound Bayou, Miss.

High School:
Cleveland HS

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 175

Position:
DB

Birthdate:
07/13/1983

Experience:
3vl

One of the nation's top kickoff returners but looks to be an impact player in the defensive backfield as the starter at the field cornerback position entering preseason camp ... Must become consistent and lead in the secondary ... Saw starting action last season and looks to take his play up to the next level ... Named 2003 honorable-mention All-American by Collegefootballnews.com as a kickoff returner ... Scored three touchdowns last season, a 94-yard kickoff return at Cincinnati (10/4), a 27-yard fumble return at Houston (11/8) and an 80-yard interception return at East Carolina (11/29) ... 2003 First-Team All-Conference USA as a kickoff returner ... No. 2 in Conference USA in kickoff returns and No. 4 in the nation ... Averaging 30.0 yards a return on 16 returns (480 yards) ... Teams stopped kicking to him by the last part of the season ... Had eight returns over 25 yards, five over 30 and a 94-yard return for a touchdown ... Conference USA Special Teams Player of the Week for the Cincinnati game ... Southern Miss Special Teams Player of the Week for the Cal (8/30) and the Cincinnati games ... Earned the Southern Miss Special Teams' Big Play Award for the Cal and Cincinnati games ... 2004 Preseason Honors: All-Conference USA (KR) named by the league's head coaches ... Honorable-Mention All-American by NationalChamps.net ... All-Conference USA first-team kickoff returner by Athlon Sports, The Sporting News and Blue Ribbon ... Second-team All-Conference USA kickoff returner by Phil Steele's ... No. 7 kickoff returner by Phil Steele's ... No. 11 kickoff returner by The Sporting News ... Liberty Bowl: Saw limited action against Utah (12/31) in the 2003 Liberty Bowl because of a bad ankle ... Returned one kickoff for 19 yards ... 2003 (r-So.): Made an outstanding contribution to the Golden Eagles last season, adding depth as the backup at the boundary cornerback position and as the team's kickoff returner ... Played in all 13 games and started four ... Season-high 94 plays at Cincinnati .. Two interceptions returned for 80 yards and scored a touchdown for the season ... Accumulated 31 total tackles, including 21 solo stops, a sack, one pass breakup, one forced fumble and a fumble recovery ... Season-high seven solo tackles at East Carolina and at Alabama (10/11) ... Two tackles, a pass breakup and an interception at Cincinnati ... Collected a sack against Nebraska (9/25) and forced a fumble at Cal ... Three tackles, including two solos against USF (10/25) ... Three solo tackles at UAB (9/4) ... Four returns for 127 yards, 31.8 yard average and a long return of 44 yards at Cal ... Four returns for 152 yards (38.0 average), a long 94 yards returned for a touchdown at Cincinnati ... Two returns for 66 yards (33.0 average) with a long of 36 against TCU ... Two returns for 49 yards, 24.5 average, with a long of 25 yards against Nebraska ... 2002 Houston Bowl: Five kickoff returns for 126 yards, an average of 25.2 yards per return, with a long return of 50 yards ... Also had one tackle ... 2002 (r-Fr.): Played in 12 games, starting two ... Collected 11 tackles, including eight solo stops, one pass breakup and an interception ... Named to the Conference USA All-Freshman team ... Ranked sixth in Conference USA and No. 30 in the nation in kickoff return average, averaging 23.5 yards a game ... Season-high 85 plays against Louisville (11/14) ... Southern Miss Special Teams Player of the Week for the Cincinnati game (10/19) ... Season-high five tackles, including four solo tackles against Louisville (11/14) ... Two solo tackles against Illinois (9/7) and at UAB (11/9) ... His one interception came at Army (9/28) ... 17 kickoff returns for 400 yards with a long return of 53 yards ... Five kickoff returns for 110 yards with a long return of 28 yards at TCU (10/30) ... Three returns for 73 yards with a long return of 44 yards at Tulane (11/23) ... His first collegiate return was 53 yards against Jackson State (8/31) ... 2001 (Fr.): Redshirted ... Prep: Played for Coach Mickey Sellars ... As a senior, compiled 1,450 yards rushing with 25 touchdowns ... Six interceptions on defense, two returned for touchdowns ... Returned a punt 70 yards for a touchdown ... Played both quarterback and defensive back ... Helped Cleveland High School to a 12-2 record and the north state semifinals ... First-Team All-State Class 4A defensive back ... Named district offensive player of the year ... Selected all-division ... Bolivar Commercial All-Area First Team ... Bolivar Commercial Area Offensive Player of the Year ... All-Bolivar County ... Cleveland High School's Most Valuable Player ... Alabama/Mississippi All-Star Classic ... The Clarion-Ledger's "Top 40" ... The Sun Herald "Top 45" ... Mississippi "Super Sixty" by Blue Chip Recruiting ... The Clarion-Ledger Second-Team All-State ... Given a "one-star rating" by Max Emfinger, (Borderwars.com) and (Magnolia Recruiting.com) ... Also lettered in basketball and track and field ... National Honor Society ... Personal: Son of Melvin and Carolyn Eubanks ... Majoring in pre-business ... Born July 13, 1983.

2003 Game-by-Game Statistics (UA-A-TT): Cal 1-0-1; UAB 3-0-3; Memphis 0-1-1;Nebraska 0-1-1; Cincinnati 2-2-4; Alabama 5-2-7; USF 2-1-3; Louisiana-Lafayette 0-1-1; Houston 0-2-2; Tulane 0-0-0; TCU 0-1-1; East Carolina 7-0-7; Utah 0-0-0

2003 Game-by-Game KO Statistics (Returns-Yards-TD-Long): Cal 4-127-0-44; Memphis 1-15-0-15;Nebraska 2-49-0-25; Cincinnati 4-152-1-94; Alabama 2-39-0-24; Tulane 1-32-0-32; TCU 2-66-0-36; Utah 1-19-0-19 2002 Game-by-Game Statistics (UA-A-TT): Illinois 2-0-2; UAB 2-0-2; Louisville 4-1-5; East Carolina 0-1-1; Oklahoma State 0-1-1

2002 Game-by-Game KO Statistics (Returns-Yards-TD-Long): Jackson State 1-53-0-53;Illinois 3-41-0-18; USF 1-29-0-29; Cincinnati 2-57-0-29; TCU 5-110-0-28; UAB 1-16-0-16; Tulane 3-73-0-44; East Carolina 1-21-0-21; Oklahoma State 5-126-0-50

Eubanks' Defensive Statistics

YearSoloAsstTotalTFLSacksInt.PDFFFR
20032110311/61/62/80111/27
200283110/00/01/0100
Totals2913421/61/63/80211/27

Eubanks' Kickoff Return Statistics

YearReturnsYardsAvg.TDLong
20031749929.4194
20022252623.9053
Totals391,02526.3194

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