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  Audie Attar
Audie Attar

Player Profile
Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Claremont, Ca.

High School:
Claremont

Weight:
214

Position:
Weakside Linebacker

Birthdate:
09/13/1980

UCLA -- A physical player, Audie figures to compete for playing time at weakside linebacker after making the switch from safety during Sun Bowl practice sessions ... Has good speed and quickness for the position ... Demonstrated the confidence to play the position, physically and productively ... He is a key contributor on special teams.

2001 -- Saw action in all 11 games on special teams and played linebacker in five contests ... Participated in a season-high 30 plays in the win over California ... On the field for at least 10 defensive plays in three games ... On the year, he made 11 tackles ... Had a season-high seven tackles vs. California, including six solo stops.

2000 -- As a redshirt sophomore Attar started at strong safety against Arizona State in place of Marques Anderson, making a career-high eight tackles while playing 73 snaps ... Overall, he appeared in five games on defense and played 26 snaps versus Stanford and 21 against USC ... On the year, he made 19 stops ... Was also a regular on many of the special teams units, especially kickoff and punt coverage and punt return.

1999 -- Earned limited playing time during his first season of action ... Appeared in five games on defense, including each of the final three ... Played 21 snaps at USC, 20 at Ohio State and 17 versus Arizona ... Also played on special teams in nine games, especially the punt and kickoff coverage units ... Made nine tackles on the year, including three at Ohio State and two each versus California and USC ... Recovered a fumble versus Arizona.

1998 -- Redshirted during his first year with the program and has two seasons of eligibility remaining.

HIGH SCHOOL -- Selected Baseline League co-MVP with 98 tackles and 27 receptions for 450 yards and five touchdowns ... Played both wide receiver and defensive back at Claremont for coaches Mike Collins and Jack Harper ... Possesses great quickness and has a real knack for making the big play ... Outstanding hitter ... Selected ESPN SportsZone third-team All-America ... PrepStar Western Region Super 30 ... PrepStar All-America (No. 4 DB in West) ... Cornwell All-America ... National Recruiting Advisor All-America (No. 5 SS) ... ESPN SportsZone No. 15 DB ... SuperPrep All-America (No. 22 DB) ... SuperPrep All-Far West (No. 27 prospect) ... First-team All-CIF Division IV ... First-team All-Inland Valley Daily Bulletin ... Team captain and team Defensive Player of the Year ... Claremont was 8-2 in the regular season before losing in the first round of the playoffs ... Attar was selected Defensive MVP of his league ... Also selected L.A. Times All-San Gabriel Valley ... Selected to play in the Shrine All-Star game ... As a junior, he made 52 tackles with seven interceptions and caught 23 passes for 208 yards ... As a sophomore, he made 27 tackles and caught 11 balls for 125 yards ... Also ran track for three years with bests of 21-9 in the long jump and 10.98 in 100 ... Named Most Improved and All-League.

PERSONAL -- Full Name: Audie A. Attar ...Born: Sept. 13, 1980 in Baghdad, Iraq ... ... Parents: Al and Heidi Attar ... Has one brother, Edward; one sister, Susan; one half-sister, Jeanan ... Lists his senior year Damien High game as his biggest athletic thrill to date -- he had 12 tackles, one for loss, two pass breakups and two forced fumbles ... Lists Ronnie Lott as the athlete he admires and patterns his style of play after ... Has two cousins who attended UCLA and three cousins currently attending UCLA ... Sociology major.

Varsity Statistics - A. Attar
Tackles

Year

TT

T-AT

Sacks

TFL

INT

1999

9

4-5

0

0

0

2000

19

13-6

0

0

0

2001

11

9-2

0

2

0

Totals

39

26-13

0

2

0

Career Highs
Tackles: 8 vs. Arizona State, 2000


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