2004: Moved into the starting middle linebacker role and led the squad in total tackles (81) and tackles for a loss...had two games with double-digit tackles with 10 at Texas State and a season- high 14 against Northern Colorado...they were back-to-back games...had 10.5 tackles for a loss, a loss of 36 yards...recovered one fumble, two QB hurries and broke-up four passes...will be expected to anchor the linebacker core once again and will return with the team's most experience among the linebackers.
2003: Played in every game both on defensive unit and on special teams...also saw action as a punt returner...returned one punt for 23 yards, it was in the season opener...ended the season with 41 total tackles, including 22 solo...returned his lone interception for 11 yards...forced two fumbles and credited with three passes being broken up and a blocked kick against Middle Tennessee.
2002: Saw time as a true freshman backing up the starting "Sam" linebacker...progression was stepped up during Tyrone Higgins' injury and a team eye infection...best outing was the final game of the year with two solo tackles, one assist and a forced fumble that led to an Owls Touchdown.
High School: Played for Tim Tharp at Palm Beach Gardens High School...team made three consecutive trips to the play-offs...he was Palm Beach Garden's leading tackler and was a three-year starter...named first team all-county as a defensive line backer...played in the Outback and the All-Star football game.
Personal: Sports management major...son of Gregory and Debra Earls...born July 10, 1984 in Atlanta, GA.
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