85 Doug Horaist
Doug Horaist

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Lafayette, La.

High School:
St. Thomas More

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 238

Position:
Tight End

Experience:
2VL



Prototypical tight end ... features soft hands and excellent footwork ... exciting talent capable of making large gains after catch ... possesses impressive body frame ... large target out of tight end spot ... fine athlete ... runs crisp pass routes ... features wealth of potential ... maintained starter's role majority of junior campaign ... missed spring practice due to injury ... expected to contend for starting job, if healthy ... two-year letterman.

2003: Appeared in 11 contests ... drew eight starting berths ... sat out two contests due to injury ... saw backup duty against Tulane, TCU and Air Force ... sat out dates against UAB and Houston ... registered 13 catches for 108 yards ... ranked ninth on team in receptions ... averaged 8.3 yards per catch ... hauled in career-best three catches in back-to-back games against Louisville and East Carolina ... amassed 32 receiving yards opposite Cardinals ... three catches versus Pirates accounted for 13 yards ... posted two receptions during season opener versus Connecticut ... added single receptions versus Tulane, Rutgers, TCU, Hawai'i and Navy ... registered season-long 15-yard reception against Scarlet Knights.

2002: Held down No. 2 spot on depth chart throughout season's early stages due to injuries to club's top two returning tight ends ... dropped down to third at midseason ... appeared in each of season's first 10 contests in reserve capacity ... did not see playing field against Memphis ... filled backup role against Navy ... saw field duty in 11 of 12 contests ... registered first collegiate reception in road outing at Rutgers ... play went for 16 yards ... added 15-yard catch against East Carolina ... two catches for 31 yards in all.

2001: Did not appear in a varsity contest.

High School: All-district selection as a senior at St. Thomas More High in Lafayette, La. ... played for head coach Jim Hightower ... named "Best of the Rest" by Louisiana Football magazine and Louisiana Baseball magazine ... earned school's Silver Cougar Award (based on endurance, strength and agility) during junior and senior campaigns ... second team all-parish (county) choice by the Daily Advertiser as a senior ... registered 16 receptions for 233 yards (14.6 avg.) as a senior ... three-time letterwinner ... two-year starter ... helped team to state quarterfinals senior year ... served as rotating team captain that season ... lettered twice in baseball as well ... member of National Honor Society ... high school teammate of current Army squad members Trey Landry and Regan Tatford.

Personal: Born Dec. 9, 1982 ... given name is Douglas Edward Horaist ... parents' names are Frank and Doris Horaist ... dedicated college career to memory of former high school teammate Eraste Autin, who passed away during summer of 2001 during preseason workouts at University of Florida ... majoring in Systems Engineering.

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