2006: Senior Maurice Linguist is listed No. 1 on the depth chart at outside safety and will challenge for All-Big 12 honors in his final campaign as a Bear ... With 12 career starts under his belt, only four returning Baylor defenders have made more starts than Linguist, who enters the 2006 campaign having posted 16 multi-tackle games over his last 18 appearances ... Received his undergaduate degree in Aug. 2006.
2005: Saw action in nine games and started the season's first four games before turf toe forced him to miss two games (at Iowa State, Nebraska) ... Registered 22 tackles (14 solo), one interception, a fumble recovery and a pass breakup on the season ... Had a season-high five tackles (four solo) vs. No. 2 Texas and totaled four stops (one solo) vs. Oklahoma State ... Credited with two or more tackles in seven of nine appearances ... Recorded lone pick of season at Army ... Played 420 snaps to earn third varsity letter ... Named to the fall and spring Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll.
2004: Linguist started the final five games and seven of his nine appearances in 2004 to garner his second letter ... Credited with 36 tackles, 25 of which were solos, to rank No. 7 on the squad ... His seven tackles for losses totaling 19 yards stood No. 5 on the team ... Had one sack and produced two of the nine turnovers forced by the 2004 Baylor defense, an interception at UAB and a late fumble recovery which preserved the Texas State victory ... Produced multi-tackle efforts in every 2004 appearance ... Season-high seven tackle game (aided by career-high tying six solos) at Texas Tech included a career-best two tackles for loss ... Missed North Texas and Texas games with an ankle injury ... Returned to starting line-up vs. Iowa State and recorded six tackles (three solos), including one tackle for loss ... Also had five tackles (three solos) at UAB ... Saw action on 610 plays ... Named to the spring Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll.
2003: Enrolled at Baylor in January 2003, went through spring practice and played in all 12 games as a true freshman to earn his first letter ... Finished seventh on the team in tackles with 38, including 18 solo stops ... Also credited with three pass breakups, 2.5 tackles for loss, one quarterback sack, a fumble recovery and an interception ... Had a career-high 10 tackles (six solo) against Texas Tech in his first career start ... Made five stops (all assisted) at North Texas ... His lone interception of the year came in the fourth quarter of the Colorado game and helped preserve the Bears' 42-30 upset victory over the two-time defending Big 12 North champion Buffs.
2002: Attended United States Air Force Preparatory School in Colorado Springs, Colo., where he played cornerback for Capt. Joe Pasterello's team ... Had 47 tackles, including two for loss, two interceptions, two blocked kicks and a fumble recovery while scoring a pair of touchdowns ... Received team's outstanding athletic achievement award for fall 2002 semester.
High School: Mesquite High School, Mesquite, Texas ... First-team all-district and all-city selection as a senior cornerback ... Captained Mesquite's 2001 Class 5A 15-0 state championship team ... Tallied 78 tackles, including two for loss, six interceptions, 23 pass breakups, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery as a senior cornerback ... Had 25 tackles, eight pass breakups and two interceptions in junior season ... Earned three letters for the Skeeters in football ... Started prep career as a running back, where he averaged 3.9 yards per rush as a sophomore for Mesquite's state semifinalist squad before moving into the Skeeters' secondary his final two seasons ... Also lettered twice in basketball ... A-B honor roll student throughout high school career ... Coached by Steve Halpin at the District 10-5A school ... Originally signed with Air Force.
Personal: The son of Maurice Linguist and Maureen Waithe, Maurice Marlon Linguist was born April 1, 1984, in Dallas ... Speech communications major would like to become a Division I college head coach ... Graduated from Baylor in Aug. 2006.
LINGUIST'S Single-Game Bests
Tackles: 10 vs. Texas Tech, Nov. 8, 2003
Solo Tackles: 6, twice
Tackles for Loss: 2 at Texas Tech, Nov. 6, 2004
Sacks: 1, twice
Interceptions: 1, three times
Pass Breakups: 1, four times