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  William Snead
William Snead

Player Profile
Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Oakland, CA

High School:
Skyline

Height / Weight:
6-5 / 238

Position:
TE

Birthdate:
05/04/1985

Experience:
4V

2007 -- Saw action in all 13 games with eight starts ... Snead made his first offensive start in a multiple tight end formation in the season-opener at Stanford and made two receptions, tying his 2006 total, for 35 yards ... He also started in a double tight end formation versus BYU, Utah and Washington and played off the bench at Oregon State ... He started in a two-tight end alignment versus Notre Dame and played versus California and Washington State ... He started at Arizona in the two-tight end formation ... He made one reception for 15 yards versus Arizona State ... He started versus Oregon in the two-tight end formation and played off the bench versus USC ... He started versus BYU in the Las Vegas Bowl.

2006 -- Made switch to tight end from defensive end prior to game four versus Stanford ... Played in the opener versus Utah and also saw action against Rice and Washington on defense ... During the week of practice prior to the Stanford game he practiced at tight end and saw some action on offense against the Cardinal and Arizona ... Saw significant action as a second tight end following Ryan Moya's injury at Oregon ... Made first career reception of his career at Notre Dame, a 36-yard tackle-breaking catch-and-run that resulted in the first touchdown ... Did not make a catch versus Washington State ... Made one reception (10 yards) at California ... Had a reception erased by penalty versus Oregon State.

2005 -- Snead appeared in all 12 games, starting five times (two at right defensive end and three on left side) ... Made 20 tackles (11 solos), including 1.5 sacks ... Recovered two fumbles ... Had one tackle assist at San Diego State ... Added an assist versus Rice ... Against Oklahoma, his first-quarter fumble recovery led to a field goal that gave the Bruins the lead for good, 10-7 ... Versus Washington, he made four tackles, including a sack ... Made first career start versus Cal and made career-high seven tackles (five solos) ... Started at Washington State but was not credited with a tackle ... Against Oregon State, he started and recovered a fumble ... At Stanford, he made three tackles, including 0.5 tackle for loss ... Made one tackle at Arizona ... Came off the bench against Arizona State and had one tackle assist, including one-half sack ... Did not have a stop versus USC ... Had two tackle assists versus Northwestern ... His two fumble recoveries ranked fifth (tied) in the Pac-10 ... Member of the punt coverage special teams unit.

2004 -- Appeared in all 12 games as a reserve defensive end ... Made six tackles, including one sack ... Played at least 20 defensive snaps on three occasions (best of 29 at Arizona State) ... Made three tackles against Oklahoma State and broke up a pass at Cal ... Recorded two tackles at Arizona State, including a five-yard sack ... Credited with one tackle against Wyoming in the Las Vegas Bowl.

2003 -- Did not see action in his first season in the program.

HIGH SCHOOL -- Played three varsity seasons of football at Skyline HS in Oakland, CA for coach John Beam ... SuperPrep All-FarWest (No. 70 prospect) ... Rated No. 7 defensive end in West by PacWestFootball.com ... A three-star selection and No. 60 outside linebacker nationally by rivals.com ... TheInsiders.com two-star selection ... Ranked No. 105 among defensive ends by The Insiders.com ... Named first-team all-league ... Linebacker of the Year in high school as a senior ... Silver Bowl champions ... OAL champions ... Cal-Hi Sports Nor-Cal Defensive Player of the Year ... Recorded 96 tackles, with 36 tackles for loss, including 11 sacks and five fumbles caused as a senior ... Also recovered two fumbles and returned two interceptions for touchdowns ... Had 12 catches on offense and scored two touchdowns ... Earned letters in basketball for coaches Webster and Cornelius, and in track and field for coach Cooks.

PERSONAL -- Full Name: William Charles Snead ... Born: May 4, 1985 in Oakland, CA ... Parents: Stanley and Mildred Snead ... Has one brother, Michael, and two sisters, Celsa and Janine ... Lists his biggest thrill in sports as being a part of championship teams in high school ... Hobbies include hanging out with friends, playing basketball and listening to music ... Sister, Celsa, attended UCLA ... History major.

Varsity Statistics - W. Snead
Receiving

Year

No

Yds

Avg

TD

Lg

2006

2

46

23.0

1

36

Tackles

Year

TT

T-AT

Sacks

TFL

INT

2004

6

2-4

1.0-5

1.0-5

0

2005

20

11-9

1.5-1

2.0-2

0

Totals

26

13-13

2.5-6

3.0-7

0

Career Highs
Receptions: 1 at Notre Dame, 2006; at California, 2006
Receiving Yards: 36 at Notre Dame, 2006
Receiving Touchdowns: 1 at Notre Dame, 2006

Tackles: 7 vs. California, 2005
Tackles for Loss: 1, last vs. Washington, 2005
Sacks: 1, last vs. Washington, 2005


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