UCLA - Courtney will again compete for playing time and a possible starting job this season ... He has been a solid contributor during his first three seasons of action ... Possesses explosive quickness and fine cover skills.
2010 - Appeared in all 12 games and made one start at corner (Oregon)... Saw action on special teams in the opener at Kansas State ... Played defense and special teams versus Stanford ... Played on special teams in wins over Houston, Texas and WSU ... Saw action defensively in second half at Cal ... Tied for the team lead with eight tackles (tied career high) in start at Oregon ... Had one pass defensed versus Arizona ... Made three tackles in win over Oregon State ... One stop at Washington ... Played corner and special teams at Arizona State and made one tackle ... Saw action against USC, but was not credited with a tackle.
2009 - Saw action in 10 games with one start (at Tennessee) ... Stepped in at cornerback following the injury to Aaron Hester and recorded two tackles in the opener against San Diego St. ... Made his first career start at Tennessee and totaled a career-best eight tackles ... Did not play versus Kansas St., Stanford or Oregon ... Played on special teams against Cal ... Played defense and special teams at Arizona ... Made one tackle at Oregon St. ... Played on special teams against Washington ... Had one tackle assist at Washington St. and played on defense ... Made a tackle and played on defense against Arizona St. ... Played on special teams at USC ... Saw special teams action in the bowl win over Temple.
2008 - Appeared in all 12 games off the bench ... Saw the first action of his career (nickel back/special teams) in the opener against Tennessee ... Ranked second on the team with six tackles ... Had one tackle at BYU ... Played extensively in the nickel package against Arizona and made one tackle ... Tied his career-high with six tackles against Fresno St. ... Made one tackle against Washington St. while playing defense and special teams ... Played on special teams at Oregon ... Played defense and on special teams against Stanford ... Had one special teams tackle at Cal ... Also caught a 22-yard pass on a fake punt play ... Made one tackle against Oregon St. ... Played on special teams at Washington, Arizona St. and USC.
2007 - Viney was named the Defensive Scout Team Player of the Year for his practice efforts ... Did not see game action in his first year with the team.
HIGH SCHOOL - Lettered three seasons at Edison HS in Fresno, CA for coach Tim McDonald ... Played cornerback, safety, linebacker, running back and on special teams ... Rated No. 13 player in California by scout.com and No. 11 nationally among cornerbacks by scout.com ... Earned four stars from scout.com ... Earned three stars from rivals.com ... Named Defensive Player of the Year on his team as a senior ... Three-time first-team All-State by Cal-Hi Sports ... Named to Fresno Bee All-Star team ... County/Metro Athletic Conference Defensive Player of the Year ... Made 86 solo tackles (100 overall) and six interceptions as a senior ... Returned five punts for over 250 yards and one touchdown ... Four-time Scholar-Athlete with 3.57 gpa or higher ... Team captain ... Selected to represent California in the 2007 Down Under Bowl in Australia ... As a junior, he recorded 89 tackles and two interceptions ... Team co-captain ... Named team's Best Defensive Back ... As a sophomore, he started all games and made 20 tackles and one interception ... As a freshman, he played running back and defensive back ... Named team Offensive Player of the Year ... Also lettered in track and field for two years.
PERSONAL - Full Name: Courtney Viney ... Born: July 20, 1989 in Fresno, CA ... Parents: Tyrone and Evelyn Viney ... Has one sister, Kahliah and one brother, Tyrone, Jr. ... Lists his biggest thrill in sports as stepping on the field each week ... Lists NFL star Charles Woodson as the athlete he admires the most ... Hobbies include spending time with friends, basketball, perfecting his game, art and music ... Director's Honor Roll in Fall 2007 ... Sociology major.
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