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Mike Espy

Mike  Espy

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Madison, Miss.

High School:
Madison Central

Weight:
195

Position:
WR

Birthdate:
11/29/1982

Experience:
4L

Career: Wrapped up his career with a streak of 24 consecutive games with at least one reception, a career long streak ... Recorded a catch in 44 of 48 career games played ... Finished top five all time at Ole Miss in all purpose yards (third at 3,240), receptions (fifth with 136), punt return yards (fourth with 716) and punt returns (second with 95 C one shy of the record) ... Ranks seventh in Rebel career receiving yards with 1,779 and his two 100 yard receiving games is tied for sixth most.

2005: Played in all 11 games, starting five ... Finished the regular season fifth in the SEC in receptions per game (4.73), ninth in receiving yards average (49.4), 10th in all purpose yards per game (89.5) and fifth in punt return average (8.0 yards) ... Earned Rebel Quarterback Club Player of the Week honors four times ... Rebels' leading receiver with team-highs of 52 receptions, 543 yards and three TD grabs ... Received fourth letter ... at Memphis (9/5): Recorded two catches for seven yards, one rush for five yards and 64 total return yards (on five punts and a kick return) ... at Vanderbilt (9/17): Scored first career return for TD on 51 yard punt return in the third quarter, the first TD return by a Rebel since 2002 ... Hauled in two passes for 23 yards ... Named Rebel Quarterback Club Special Teams Player of the Week ... vs. Wyoming (9/24): Two catches for 67 yards, including a 41 yard TD grab ... Returned four kickoffs for 91 yards with a season long 29 yarder ... Broke free for a 31 yard punt return ... Finished with a career high 193 all purpose yards ... Named Rebel Quarterback Club Special Teams Player of the Week ... at Tennessee (10/1): Notched a career high 10 catches for 115 yards ... Named Rebel Quarterback Club Offensive Player of the Week ... vs. Citadel (10/8): Caught four passes for 47 yards with a TD ... Totaled 35 return yards on three punts and one kickoff ... vs. Alabama (10/15): Three catches for 21 yards ... Turned in 32 return yards on three punts and one kick ... vs. Kentucky (10/22): Collected five receptions for 39 yards and a TD ... at Auburn (10/29): Caught nine passes for 63 yards ... Returned three kickoffs for 53 yards, including a 26 yarder ... vs. Arkansas (11/12): Managed three grabs for 33 yards ... Had two kick returns for 26 yards ... vs. LSU (11/19): Notched seven catches for 85 yards ... Returned three kicks for 32 yards ... Finished with 117 all purpose yards ... Named Rebel Quarterback Club Offensive Player of the Week ... at Mississippi State (11/26): Hauled in five passes for 43 yards ... Named a second team preseason All SEC kick returner by Athlon ... Picked the best route runner and second best kickoff returner preseason in the SEC by The Sporting News ... In a Birmingham News poll, voted runner up as the SEC's Most Versatile player in the preseason by the league's 12 sports information directors ... Spring 2005: Ended in a dead heat with Taye Biddle for the No. 1 flanker spot ... Caught one pass for 12 yards in the Red-Blue game.

2004: Was an honorable mention All-SEC selection by The Associated Press as an all-purpose player ... Garnered All-SEC accolades from Southeastern Football Saturdays ... Appeared in all 11 games, making four starts at flanker ... Led the SEC in kickoff returns, averaging 20.0 yards per return and ranked eighth in the SEC in punt returns, averaging 5.6 yards per return ... Earned his third letter ... vs. Memphis (9/4): Had two receptions for 32 yards ... Also returned two kickoffs for 53 yards and returned one punt for 19 yards to account 104 all purpose yards ... at Alabama (9/11): Recorded 97 all purpose yards on a career-high 11 touches ... Had one reception for four yards ... Returned two kickoffs for 62 yards, including a career-long 44-yarder in the fourth quarter, and returned three punts for 31 yards ... at Wyoming (9/25): Recorded a career-high 186 all purpose yards on a career-high 11 touches ... Set career highs for kickoff returns (3) and kickoff return yards (74) ... Set season highs for receptions (5) and receiving yards (58) ... Scored his first career rushing TD on a 15-yard end around to pull the Rebels to within 30-22 with 3:09 left in the third quarter ... Also returned two punts for 39 yards ... vs. Arkansas State (10/2): Tied a season high for receptions with five for 53 yards ... vs. Tennessee (10/16): Tied a career high with three kickoff returns for 48 yards ... Also returned three punts for 22 yards and had one reception for two yards ... vs. Auburn (10/30): Caught a season-long 26-yard pass from Robert Lane in the second quarter ... Returned two kickoffs for 35 yards and had three punt returns for -7 yards ... vs. Mississippi State (11/27): Had one reception for 18 yards to finish the year with a streak of 14 consecutive games with a reception ... Also returned one kickoff for 12 yards and two punts for nine yards ... Spring 2004: Named second team preseason All-SEC by Phil Steele's College Football Review ... Caught two passes for 12 yards in Red-Blue Game.

2003: Started all 13 games at flanker ... Had 30 receptions for 542 yards and three TDs ... Averaged a team-best 18.1 yards per reception ... Earned his second letter ... at Vanderbilt (8/30): Had five receptions for 62 yards and a TD in the 24-21 victory ... His 23-yard TD reception from Eli Manning tied the game at 21-21 with 9:24 left in the fourth quarter ... Also returned three punts for 15 yards, with a long of nine, and had one rush for six yards ... at Memphis (9/6): Caught two passes for 22 yards ... Returned a career-high six punts for 19 yards ... vs. Louisiana-Monroe (9/13): Returned one kickoff for a career-best 24 yards ... Also caught one pass for 20 yards and had one punt return for three yards ... vs. Texas Tech (9/27): Set career highs for receptions (6) and receiving yards (157) in recording his first career 100-yard receiving game ... The 157 yards receiving was the sixth-highest single-game total in school history ... Caught a 29-yard TD pass in the third quarter ... Had a season-long 58-yard reception on the first play of the fourth quarter ... Also had one punt return for 12 yards to set a career-high for all-purpose yards with 169 ... Named the Quarterback Club Offensive Player of the Week ... at Florida (10/4): Four receptions for 89 yards, including a long of 41 on the Rebels' first offensive play of the game ... Returned three punts for 30 yards ... vs. Arkansas State (10/11): Caught two passes for 17 yards and returned four punts for 32 yards, including a long of 17 ... Named Quarterback Club Special Teams Player of the Week ... vs. Alabama (10/18): Returned four punts for a career-high 72 yards ... Had a career-long 37-yard return to the Alabama 35 to set-up an Ole Miss TD and extend the Rebels' lead to 24-0 in the first quarter en route to a 43-28 win ... vs. Arkansas (10/25): Had three receptions for 42 yards and tied a career-high with six punt returns for 44 yards in the 19-7 win ... vs. LSU (11/22): Had two receptions for 28 yards and returned four punts for 37 yards ... Quarterback Club Special Teams Player of the Week ... Cotton Bowl (1/2): Had two receptions for 47 yards and a TD, and had one punt return for 21 yards ... Caught a 25-yard TD pass from Eli Manning in the second quarter to tie the game at 14-14.

2002: Named to 2002 Coaches and Knoxville News-Sentinel SEC All-Freshman Teams ... Selected as a fourth team Freshman All-America by The Sporting News ... Also earned Freshman All-SEC Team accolades from The Sporting News ... Played in all 13 games, starting three ... Made starts against UL-Monroe (8/31), Arkansas State (10/12) and Auburn (11/2) ... Earned his first letter ... 30 receptions for 465 yards with three TDs, with a long of 78 ... Had one rush for six yards and returned four punts for 28 yards ... vs. UL-Monroe (8/31): Made first career start during his collegiate debut ... Caught four passes for 42 yards and returned two punts for 23 yards in his first career game ... vs. Vanderbilt (9/21): Recorded a career-high 94 yards receiving on two receptions ... Scored his first career TD on a 78-yard pass from Eli Manning in the third quarter ... The 78-yard reception is tied for the eighth longest in school history ... vs. Arkansas State (10/12): Had three receptions for 61 yards and a TD ... vs. Arkansas (10/26): Had a season-high five receptions for 39 yards ... at LSU (11/23): Had two receptions for 26 yards, including a 20-yard TD catch from Eli Manning in the second quarter ... Also carried once for six yards on an end-round in the first quarter, marking his first career rushing attempt ... Named Quarterback Club Offensive Player of the Week ... Independence Bowl (12/27): Had two receptions for 54 yards with a long of 41 in the Rebels' 27-23 win ... Had a 41-yard reception late in the second quarter to set-up Toward Sanford's one-yard TD run to pull Ole Miss to within 17-14 ... Also returned one kickoff for 12 yards and one punt for three yards ... Kickoff return was the first of his career.

2001: Did not see action and was redshirted.

HIGH SCHOOL: Was on SuperPrep Elite 50 list and All-America team, as the national publication ranked him the nation's No. 6 wide receiver prospect ... Named to Tom Lemming's Prep Football Report All-America and All-Southeast teams ... Orlando Sentinel All-Southern first team pick ... Ranked No. 4 on The Clarion-Ledger's Ten Most Wanted List in Mississippi and Dandy Dozen ... Rated as Mississippi's No. 2 overall player (behind high school teammate Chris Spencer) by SuperPrep magazine ... Was on Max Emfinger.rivals.com Nifty 150 Bluechips list, one of only 11 wide receivers selected ... Made Tom Lemming's Top 25 Wide Receivers list at No. 17 and was rated No. 7 in the Southeast Region by PrepStar magazine ... During senior season, was Clarion-Ledger All-State, All-Metro, and All-Division pick ... Also made Mississippi Association of Coaches Class 5A All-State first team ... Made PrepStar Top 125 Dream Team prior to senior season ... Made BorderWars.com Top 100 and second team All-South ... Named to Fox Sports Net's Countdown to Signing Day "All-South" second team ... Caught five passes for 67 yards, including an 11-yard TD strike, in 2001 Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Classic in Mobile, Ala. ... Madison Central Wendy's High School Heisman ... Rated Best Receiver three years ... As a junior, rated second team All-State, All-Metro, and All-Division, and was named a preseason All-American ... One of the state's best receivers and kick returners ... Caught 114 passes for 1,972 yards in high school and scored 31 touchdowns, including three on returns ... Scored two TDs on punt returns ... As a senior, had 42 receptions for 754 yards and 10 TDs ... Also had over 500 yards in punt returns ... Caught 36 passes for 800 yards junior year and 32 for 364 yards as a sophomore ... Had 3,372 all-purpose yards during career, including over 1,400 as a senior ... Holds all Madison Central receiving records ... Helped lead Jaguars to 15-0 record and Class 5A state championship junior year and 10-3 mark during senior campaign ... Coached by Mike Justice ... Earned three letters in football, three in track, and one in basketball ... Helped Madison Central track team win 2000 Class 5A state championship ... Ran the 100, 200, and 400, while also being involved in relays ... Earned Best Overall Award in track ... Citizenship Award ... Spanish Club member.

PERSONAL: Son of Mike Espy and Sheila Espy ... Full name is Michael William Alexander Espy ... Born: November 29, 1982 ... Majoring in International Business.

ESPY'S CAREER STATISTICS
--RUSHING--

Year G-S Att Yds TD Lg Avg.
2002 13-3 1 6 0 6 6.0
2003 13-13 1 6 0 6 6.0
2004 11-4 3 25 1 15 8.3
2005 11-5 4 8 0 5 2.0
TOTALS 48-25 9 45 1 15 5.0

--RECEIVING--

Year G-S Rec Yds TD Lg Avg.
2002 13-3 30 465 3 78 15.5
2003 13-13 30 542 3 58 18.1
2004 11-4 24 229 0 26 9.5
2005 11-5 52 543 3 41 10.4
TOTALS 48-25 136 1779 9 78 13.1

--KICKOFF RETURNS--

Year G Ret Yds TD Lg Avg.
2002 13 1 12 0 12 12.0
2003 13 1 24 0 24 24.0
2004 11 20 399 0 44 20.0
2005 11 17 265 0 29 15.6
TOTALS 48 39 700 0 44 17.9

--PUNT RETURNS--

Year G Ret Yds TD Lg Avg.
2002 13 4 28 0 13 7.0
2003 13 43 369 0 37 8.6
2004 11 27 150 0 24 5.6
2005 11 21 169 1 51 8.0
TOTALS 48 95 716 1 51 7.5

--ALL PURPOSE YARDS--

Year G Rush Rec PR KR Total Avg./G
2002 13 6 465 28 12 511 39.3
2003 13 6 542 369 24 941 72.4
2004 11 25 229 150 399 803 73.0
2005 11 8 543 169 265 985 89.5
TOTALS 48 45 1779 716 700 3240 67.5

--TACKLES--

Year G UT AT TT
2002 13 2 1 3
2004 11 3 0 3
2005 11 1 0 1
TOTALS 48 6 1 7

ESPY'S CAREER HIGHS
RUSHING ATTEMPTS: 1, 9x, MR: at Mississippi State (11/26/05)
RUSHING YARDS: 15, at Wyoming (9/25/04)
RUSHING TDs: 1, at Wyoming (9/25/04)
LONGEST RUSH: 15, at Wyoming (9/25/2004)
RECEPTIONS: 10, at Tennessee (10/1/05)
RECEIVING YARDS: 157, vs. Texas Tech (9/27/03)
LONG RECEPTION: 78, vs. Vanderbilt (9/21/02)
TD RECEPTIONS: 1, 8x, MR: vs. The Citadel (10/8/05)
CAREER 100-YARD RECEIVING GAMES: 2, 2x, MR: at Tennessee (10/1/05)
CONSECUTIVE GAMES W/RECPT: 24, 11/22/03-11/26/05
KICKOFF RETURNS: 4, vs. Wyoming (9/24/05)
KICKOFF RETURN YARDS: 91, vs. Wyoming (9/24/05)
LONG RETURN: 44, at Alabama (9/11/04)
PUNT RETURNS: 6, twice, at Memphis (9/6/2003) and vs. Arkansas (10/25/03)
PUNT RETURN YARDS: 72, vs. Alabama (10/18/03)
LONG RETURN: 51, at Vanderbilt (9/17/05)
ALL-PURPOSE YARDS: 193, vs. Wyoming (9/24/05)
ALL-PURPOSE PLAYS: 13, at Auburn (10/29/05)

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