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Aqib Talib

Position Cornerback
Height 6'2''
Weight 205 lbs.
Class Freshman
Hometown Richardson, Texas
High School Berkner HS

#3 Aqib Talib Video Headshot Team Captain (2007) Playboy Preseason All-America (2007) Second-team All-America (SI.com) (2006) All-Big 12 First Team (Coaches, AP, Rivals.com, K.C. Star, Dallas Morning News, Houston Chronicle, Fort Worth Star Telegram) (2006) Preseason All-Big 12 (2006) Bronko Nagurski Preseason Watch List (2006) Freshman All-America (Rivals.com) (2005) Freshman All-America Second Team (Scout.com) (2005) All-Big 12 Honorable Mention (Coaches, AP) (2005) Big 12 Defensive Freshman of the Year (Fort Worth Star Telegram) (2005) Freshman All-Big 12 Defensive Back (TSN) (2005) 2006 (So.): Played in and started 10 games… A second-team All-America selection by SI.com… Named All-Big 12 First Team by the league[apos]s head coaches and by the Associated Press, Kansas City Star, Dallas Morning News, Houston Chronicle and Fort Worth Star-Telegram… Earned the team[apos]s Ray Evans award as the defensive MVP… Led the nation with 2.80 passes defended per game and was the Big 12 leader with six interceptions .. Collected 42 total tackles including 39 solo stops… Led the Big 12 with 22 pass break-ups… Had two tackles-for-loss and one quarterback hurry… Recovered one fumble… Collected a season-high two interceptions against Colorado… Broke up four passes at Missouri… Recorded eight games with two or more pass break-ups… Scored a 42 yard touchdown against Missouri after lining up offensively as a wide receiver. 2005 (Fr.): An All-Big 12 Honorable Mention selection by the league[apos]s head coaches… Named Freshman All-America by Rivals.com… Was named Big 12 Defensive Freshman of the Year by the Fort Worth Star-Telegram… A Freshman All-Big 12 selection by The Sporting News… Played in 11 games while making nine starts… Collected 54 total tackles including four tackles-for-loss… Intercepted two passes and led the team with eight pass break-ups. 2004 (Fr.): Redshirted… Chosen by the coaching staff as the scout team defensive player of the week for his work leading up to the Oklahoma game. High School: A graduate of Berkner HS in Richardson, Texas… Named first team all-district and first team all-city for the Rams in 2003… Named Berkner HS Defensive Back of the Year as a senior… Lettered in football, basketball and track… Coached in football by Jim Ledford. Personal: Born in Cleveland, Ohio… A sociology major… Would like to play in the NFL and own a couple of businesses… Main hobby is video games… Son of Okolo Talib and Theodore Henry… Has one brother and two sisters. Favorites: Best part of football – Competition; Athlete – Randy Moss; Non-Sports Hero – Dad (he did everything perfect as far as being a man and raising his family); Movie – Paid In Full; TV Show – Martin; Food – Cereal; Best thing about KU – School colors