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 Maurice Lane 21
Maurice Lane
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Killeen, Texas

High School:
Killeen

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 192

Position:
FS

Experience:
3L

2005: Fifth-year senior Maurice Lane is a 2005 Thorpe Award and All-America honors candidate who has started 34 consecutive games for the Bears at free safety entering his final season at Baylor ... Baylor's No. 1 free safety begins his senior year with 205 career solo tackles, good for No. 4 on the school's all-time list, and he needs just 95 more to join College and Pro Hall of Famer Mike Singletary as the only Bears to record 300 or more career solo tackles ... With 281 career tackles, he's also just 23 stops shy of the Baylor top 10 and 100 from moving into the No. 2 position behind Singletary's BU career record of 662 stops ... Lane also hopes to become just the third player since 1977 (joining Singletary and Ray Berry) to lead the Bears in total tackles for three consecutive seasons.

2004: As a junior, Lane earned first-team All-Big 12 honors from the San Antonio Express-News, second-team all-league honors from The Associated Press, Houston Chronicle, Austin American-Statesman and Kansas City Star as well as honorable mention status from the Big 12 coaches after starting all 11 games at free safety and leading the Bears in tackles for the second straight year ... Paced the Bears and ranked No. 3 among all Big 12 performers (tops among league DBs) in total tackles with 104 (9.5 tpg) stops ... Led the Big 12 for the second consecutive season and ranked No. 3 nationally in solo tackles with 7.7 per game ... His 77 solos ranked as the eighth-best one-year total in school history ... Ended his junior campaign with four straight double-figure tackle efforts (10 vs. No. 16 Texas A&M, 13 at Texas Tech, a season-high 16 at No. 25 Oklahoma State and 14 vs. No. 2 Oklahoma) ... His 16 tackles against the Cowboys were the most by a Bear in 2004 and included 14 solos ... Lane's only other 2004 double-digit tackle performance came against North Texas when he was credited with 13 stops (12 solos) to earn The Dallas Morning News' Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week honor ... Owns 14 career double-figure tackle performances, including five in 2004 and 11 over his last 18 starts ... Credited with five or more tackles in 10 of 11 2004 starts and has recorded 17 such performances in his last 18 games ... His 33-yard interception return vs. North Texas was a career first, one of four the Bears recorded in 2004 and a season-long pick return for Baylor ... Also credited with a pair of pass breakups and a forced fumble on the season to earn his third letter ... One of six Bears to play 700 or more snaps, he was on the field for 735 plays to rank fourth on the squad.

2003: Earned honorable mention Associated Press All-Big 12 honors after leading the Bears in tackles (129), solo tackles (89) and assisted stops (40) as a sophomore when he made 12 starts ... Also had six pass breakups, 1.5 tackles for losses totaling four yards and a quarterback sack ... Ranked fifth in the Big 12 and 30th nationally with 10.75 tackles per game, while his 7.42 solo tackles per game led the Big 12 and ranked 13th nationally ... His 129 total stops equaled the seventh-best one-season total in school history (and were the most since James Francis' 129 total tackles in 1989), while his 89 solo tackles ranked as the third-best single-season total in school history behind Singletary's performances in both 1978 and 1979 ... He recorded double-digit tackles in nine of 12 starts, including a career-best 23 tackle performance against Texas Tech (15 solo stops) ... His 23-tackle effort against the Red Raiders equaled the fifth-highest one-game total in school history, were most by a Bear since Singletary's 23-tackle performance against Texas Tech in 1979 ... Had 14 tackles at Texas A&M, 13 at No. 1 Oklahoma and 12 three times ... Made just three tackles in the Colorado victory, but one came as he teamed with Justin Crooks to stop the Buffs' Brian Calhoun for a two-yard loss on a fourth and goal play early in the fourth quarter at the one-yard line with the Bears holding a 35-30 lead ... Named Baylor's best defensive skill player ... Received second letter.

2002: The redshirt freshman started 11 games at free safety to earn his first letter ... Missed the Kansas State game due to a death in the family ... Finished the season with 48 tackles and a team-high-tying two fumble recoveries ... Ranked third on the squad in solo tackles (39) and was sixth in total stops ... Had a season-high eight tackles against Tulsa ... Collected seven tackles vs. Texas A&M ... Also had seven stops at Texas Tech ... Made six tackles and recovered two fumbles at New Mexico ... Had six stops at No. 23 Colorado ... Recorded five or more tackles five times.

2001: Redshirted as a true freshman.

High School: Killeen High School, Killeen, Texas ... Two-year starter and an All-District 13-5A pick for the Kangaroos ... Credited with 110 tackles, one interception, 18 pass breakups, four fumble recoveries, three forced fumbles and three blocked kicks as a senior team MVP ... Led KHS in tackles in 2000 ... Coached by former Baylor football player David Wetzel at the District 13-5A school.

Personal: The son of Bennie and Wanda Lane, Maurice Jamaal Lane was born Dec. 3, 1983, in Miami, Fla. ... Business administration major

MAURICE LANE
Career Statistics

YEARG/GS UT AT TT TFL-YDSQBS-YDSFF/FRPDINT-YDS
2001Redshirted
200211/11399480-00-00/210-0
200312/1289401291.5-41-30/060-0
200411/1177271040-00-01/021-33
Totals34/34205762811.5-41-31/291-33
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