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 Gary Baxter 18
Gary Baxter
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Tyler, TX

High School:
John Tyler HS

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 195

Position:
DB

Experience:
3L

1999: Played in all 11 games, starting all but the season opener at Boston College at right cornerback ... Finished with 53 tackles (43 solo), including one for loss ... Broke up a team-high 15 passes and a pair (30 yards) ... Credited with seven stops and a PBU vs. Texas Tech ... Had big game vs. OU with a season-high 10 tackles, one interception and three passes broken up ... Recorded five tackles and broke up only pass thrown his way vs. UNLV ... Slowed during two-a-days with hamstring injury ... Despite not starting at Boston College, entered on the second series and went on to force a fumble and record eight tackles, seven unassisted.

1998: Baylor?s seventh-leading tackler with 45, 36 of those solo ... Had a couple stops behind the line for six yards in opponent losses ... Had a team-high 18 pass breakups and made four interceptions, returning those for 87 yards ... Also recovered two fumbles ... Blocked a 19-yard field goal against Oklahoma and ended another OU scoring threat with his fourth season and career interception, returning it 18 yards ... Also had two solo tackles, caused a fumble and broke up a pass in the game ... Got his third career interception at Notre Dame when he came up to field a floating halfback pass, returning it 59 yards (career long) to the Irish nine-yard line to set up Baylor?s only score ... Stopped a Texas drive with his second career interception, this one in the end zone in the fourth quarter ... Had 10 tackles in the game (six solo), including one for a loss when he caught Ricky Williams from behind on a goal-line sweep ... Caused a fumble and recovered it against Texas A&M, while also making three unassisted tackles ... Got first career interception against Colorado ... Blocked an N.C. State field goal try with four seconds remaining to prevent a tie and likely overtime ... Broke up seven passes and made seven tackles (including a key touchdown saver) against N.C. State ... Had an interception against Oregon State called back by penalty.

1997: Played in eight games as a true freshman cornerback ... Baxter made eight tackles, six of those unassisted ... He also returned kicks ... Had four kick returns for a total of 30 yards ... Long was 10 yards ... Had a 36 1/2-inch vertical jump in spring testing.

High School: John Tyler High School, Tyler, Texas ... Made two interceptions in 1996 en route to earning all-East Texas honors?Has been clocked running the 40-yard dash in 4.45 seconds ... Tied for first on the team with 106 total tackles ... Had 22- and 15-tackle games ... Is a sure tackler and a hard hitter ... Dallas Morning News, Houston Chronicle, San Antonio Express-News and Fort Worth Star-Telegram state top 100s ... National blue chip prospect by Max Emfinger ... All-Big 12 area selection by National Recruiting Advisor ... Waco Tribune-Herald top 30 ... No. 23 player in Texas by Aggieland Bench Press ... No. 30 by Austin American-Statesman ... No. 51 by David Garvin ... No. 73 by National Recruiting Advisor.

Personal:: Gary Wayne Baxter ... Born Nov. 24, 1978 ... Son of Faye Baxter Jones ... Majoring in fashion design.

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