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Howard Overby
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Howard Overby

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Mendenhall, Miss.

Last College:
Copiah-Lincoln CC

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 193

Position:
DB

Birthdate:
09/03/1983

Experience:
1vl

Adds depth in the defensive secondary at the field cornerback position ... Very strong player who has solid cover skills ...Valuable member of special teams ... Looks to step up and make more of a contribution this season .... Forced to miss most of the 2005 season after sustaining injuries fol-lowing a car accident after the McNeese State game (9/17) ... Transferred to Southern Miss from Copiah-Lincoln CC in January 2004 ... Joins Shadler Manning as the other Golden Eagle from Copiah-Lincoln CC ... Athletic Director's Honor Roll ... 2005 (Sr.): Earned a medical redshirt after sustaining injuries in a car accident following the McNeese State game ... Played in two games and made his second career start against Alabama (9/10) ... Finished the season with two tackles, both solos, against Alabama ... 2004 (Jr.): Played in all 12 games, making one start against Memphis (11/12) ... Participated in a season-high 88 plays against Cincinnati (11/6) ... Finished the year with 10 total tackles (five solos, five assists) ... Also had a tackle for loss and two pass breakups ... Recorded three tackles against Cincinnati (11/6) and Memphis (11/12) ... Had a tackle for loss against Cincinnati (11/6) ... Had two pass breakups against Memphis (11/12) ... Junior College: Two-year starter for Coach Dave Poinsett at Copiah-Lincoln CC ... Finished sopho-more year with three interceptions with 22 pass break-ups ... Had 39 tackles, including 15 solo ... Also had a sack ... As a freshman, finished with five interceptions, including 21 pass break-ups ... Had 20 tackles, including seven solo ... Named two-time all-state and Region 23 team ... Played in the Mississippi Junior College All-Star game ... Three-star rating by rivals.com ... Prep: Played for Coach Charlie Dampier at Mendenhall High School ... Lettered four years in football ... As a senior, had six interceptions and 60 tackles, including 20 solo ... During his junior season, had five interceptions ... Also had 30 tackles, includ-ing 13 solo ... As a sophomore, had one intercep-tion, with 15 tackles, including 10 solo ... Named all-conference and all-district ... Named Mendenhall HS defensive back of the year both junior and senior season ... Was a two-time state finalist in the 100 meters and 100 meters relay ... Graduated with high honors ... Personal: Son of Truvillian and Dora Smith ... Majoring in psycholo-gy ... Born Sept. 3, 1983.

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