Ultimate Team in USF Football History: Cornerback

Posted: March 28, 2016 in Football, Fun
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This is going to be one of the more interesting battles in this ultimate team creation. USF has had a lot of great corners over the years from Anthony Henry, to Mike Jenkins, to Kayvon Webster, and more along the way. The top 4 will make the ultimate team depth chart that is quickly coming together and its already looking great. So vote away!

Ronnie Hoggins – 5’8” 167 lbs. – Coconut Creek, FL (Monarch HS)

Hoggins started 10 games in 2015 (13 overall) and had 26 tackles with 1.5 TFL, 2 interceptions, and 6 PBUs.

Johnny Ward – 6’ 178 lbs. – Moultrie, GA (Colquitt County HS)

In 2015, Ward started 2 games (12 overall) and had 31 tackles with 1 TFL and 1 PBU. In 2014, he started 7 games (10 overall) and had 36 tackles with 1 TFL, 2 interceptions, 3 PBUs, and recovered a fumble. In 2013 he started 3 games (12 overall) and had 32 tackles with 2 TFL, 1 interception, 5 PBUs, forced a fumble and recovered another.

Lamar Robbins – 6’2” 200 lbs. – Miami, FL (Southridge HS)

In 2015, Robbins started 1 game (9 games overall) with 5 tackles (later dismissed from the team after an off the field issue) In 2014, Robbins started 4 games (12 overall) and had 21 tackles, 3 TFL, 1 interception, and 2 PBUs. In 2013 (11 games) he had 9 tackles with 1 interception, 1 PBU, and recovered a fumble.

Devin Abraham – 5’9” 182 lbs. – Tarpon Springs, FL (East Lake HS)

Abraham started 6 games in 2014 (12 overall) and had 34 tackles with 3 TFL, 1 PBU, and forced a fumble. I list him at corner, but he played more nickel and moved to safety at times. He was a safety in 2015.

Deatrick Nichols – 5’10” 186 lbs. – Miami, FL (Miami Central HS)

Nichols started all 13 games in 2015 and recorded 62 tackles with 8.5 TFL (1 sack), 4 interceptions, 5 PBUs, with 2 forced fumbles and recovered 1. Nichols started 1 game in 2014 and recorded 8 tackles in limited playing time.

Chris Dunkley – 6’ 188 lbs. – Pahokee, FL (Pahokee HS) (Florida)

Dunkley started 7 games (11 overall) in 2013 at corner. He had 26 tackles with 1.5 TFL (1 sack), 5 PBUs, 1 forced fumble and recovered a fumble. He moved over to wide receiver in 2014.

Kenneth Durden – 6’ 180 lbs. – Valdosta, GA (Lowdnes HS)

Durden started 11 games in 2013 (12 games) and had 32 tackles with 1 interception, 1 PBU, forced a fumble and recovered another. In 2012 he started a game (7 games) and had 10 tackles with 1 PBU. He was dismissed from the program in 2014 and went to Youngstown state.

JaQuez Jenkins – 6’2” 185 lbs. – St. Petersburg, FL (Lakewood HS)

In 2013 he started a game (7 overall) and had 24 tackles with 2 TFL and had a PBU. In 2011 he started a game (9 overall) and had 13 tackles with 1 TFL and 2 interceptions (in 2013 he was moved more to safety).

Brandon Salinas – 5’11” 170 lbs. – Orlando, FL (Oakridge HS)

Salinas started 12 games in 2013. He recorded 37 tackles with 1 TFL and 3 PBUs.

Kayvon Webster – 5’11” 198 lbs. – Opa Locka, FL (Miami Monsignor Pace HS)

In 2009, Webster started 6 games (13 overall) and had 30 tackles with 2.5 TFL, 1 interception, 2 PBUs, and recovered a fumble. In 2010, he started 3 games (13 games) he had 29 tackles with 1 TFL. In 2011 he started 11 games (12 overall) and was named 2nd team Big East. In that year,  he had 49 tackles, 1 TFL, 2 interceptions, 7 PBUs, forced a fumble and recovered another. In 2012 he started 11 games (12 overall) and had 82 tackles with 4 TFL (2 sacks), 6 PBUs, and forced 3 fumbles. He was drafted by the Denver Broncos after that.

Joshua Brown – 6’ 181 lbs. – Lancaster, TX (Lancaster HS) (Arizona Western CC)

Brown started 1 game in 2012 (8 overall) and had 11 tackles with 1 TFL.

George Baker – 5’11” 180 lbs. – Miami, FL (Archbishop Carroll HS)

In 2009 he started 1 game (12 overall) and had 9 tackles (.5 TFL). In 2010 he appeared in 12 games and recorded 12 tackles with 1 interception and 1 PBU. In 2011 he started 1 game (11 overall) and had 14 tackles with 1 TFL and 1 PBU. In 2012, he started 11 games (12 overall) and had 42 tackles with 5 PBUs (he was listed at safety in 2009 that he started 2 games at safety, but am not sure that is not accurate so he is not included in the safety report).

Quenton Washington – 5’10” 195 lbs. – Fort Myers, FL (North Fort Myers HS)

In 2008 he started 1 game (12 overall) and had 15 tackles with 1 TFL. In 2009 he started 11 games (12 overall) and had 29 tackles (.5 TFL), forced 2 fumbles, and had 1 PBU. In 2010 he started 12 games (13 overall) and had 59 tackles, 1 TFL, 1 interception, 4 PBUs, and blocked 2 punts that year. In 2011 he started 11 games and had 45 tackles with 2.5 TFL, 1 interception, and 8 PBUs.

Mistral Raymond – 6’2” 192 lbs. – Palmetto, FL (Palmetto HS) (Ellsowrth CC)

Raymond started 11 games in 2010 (2nd team Big East) and had 56 tackles with 4.5 TFL, 1 interception and 7 PBUs.

Jerome Murphy – 6’1” 192 lbs. – Elizabethton, NJ (Elizabethton HS)

In 2006 he played in 13 games and had 20 tackles with 1 TFL and recovered a fumble. In 2007 he started 1 game (12 games) and had 38 tackles with 2 TFL, 2 interceptions, 5 PBUs, and forced 2 fumbles. In 2008 he started 11 games (13 overall) and had 67 tackles, 3.5 TFL (.5 sack), 2 interceptions, and 5 PBUs. In 2008 he started all 13 games and recorded 77 tackles (.5 TFL), 4 interceptions, 8 PBUs, forced 2 fumbles and recovered 2 more.

Tyler Roberts – 6’1” 190 lbs. – Orlando, FL (Edgewater HS)

Roberts played in 12 games in 2005 and totaled 9 tackles with 4 passes defended. In 2006 he appeared in 13 games, totaling 25 tackles, 2.5 TFL (1 sack), 1 interception, and defended 5 passes. In 2007 he started his first game and totaled 19 tackles with 4 passes defended in that year. In 2008 he started 13 games and had 30 tackles with 1 TFL, 6 passes defended and forced a fumble.

Danny Verpaele – 5’11” 207 lbs. – Merritt Island, FL (Merritt Island HS)

Verpaele started 1 game in 2008 (7 overall) and had 17 tackles with 1 TFL and 3 passes defended. It should be noted that he moved to safety and played there for most of his career, this was a spot work at corner.

Louis Gachette – 6’3” 215 lbs. – Immokalee, FL (Immokalee HS)

Gachette started 1 game in 2008 (13 overall) and had 37 tackles with 1 TFL (should be noted he played nickel and safety as well, but did get a spot start).

Trae Williams – 5’11” 190 lbs. – Plant City, FL (Durant HS)

Williams started 11 games in 2004 and had 22 tackles, 1 interception, and 5 PBUs. In 2005 he started 12 games again, recording 39 tackles, 2 interceptions, and 3 PBUs. In 2006, he started 13 games, recording 49 tackles (.5 TFL), 7 interceptions (!!!) and 9 PBUs. In 2007 he started all 13 games (named 2nd team Big East) and had 55 tackles with 2 TFL (1 sack), 6 interceptions, and 11 PBUs.

Mike Jenkins – 6’1” 197 lbs. – Bradenton, FL (Southeast HS)

Jenkins played in 10 games in 2004 and had 27 tackles with 9 PBUs and forced 2 fumbles. In 2005 he started 12 games (2nd team Big East) and had 33 tackles, 1 TFL, 2 interceptions, 5 PBUs and forced 2 fumbles. In 2006 he started 13 games and had 27 tackles with 1 TFL, 1 interception, 15 PBUs, forced a fumble and recovered another one. In 2007 he started all 13 games (1st team Big East selection) and had 41 tackles, 4 TFL, 3 interceptions, and 12 PBUs to cap a great career.

Ryan Gillam – 5’10” 175 lbs. – Tallahassee, FL (Lincoln HS) (Oregon)

Gilliam played in 11 games in 2007 and had 14 tackles with 4 PBUs. In 2006 he played in 11 games and made in 1 game and had 12 tackles with 4 PBUs in his two brief years with USF.

Javon Camon – 6’1” 185 lbs. – Port Charlotte, FL (Charlotte HS)

Please note that Camo started 3 games at safety but spent most of the 11 games at safety. In that year, he totaled 101 tackles, 5 TFL, 4 PBUs, and forced a fumble. But again, those stats have to be taken with a grain of salt.

D’Juan Brown – 5’11” 175 lbs. – Belle Glade, FL (Glades Central HS)

Brown started 5 games in 2002 and recorded 44 tackles that year. In 2003, he started 5 games against and totaled 39 tackles with 4 PBUs. In 2004 he started 9 games, recording 27 tackles with 4 PBUs. In 2005 he appeared in 11 games and had 18 tackles (.5 TFL), 2 interceptions, 1 PBU, and recovered a fumble.

Bruce Gipson – 5’10” 180 lbs. – Port Charlotte, FL (Charlotte HS)

Please note that Gipson was a wide receiver so only started 2 games at corner (11 overall) as he worked on both sides of the ball. He recorded 37 tackles, 2 TFL, 1 interception, and had 4 PBUs.

Kenny Robinson – 5’10” 190 lbs. – Pensacola, FL (Escambia HS)

Robinson started 1 game in 2001 (10 overall) and had 25 tackles, 1 interception, 3 PBUs, and forced a fumble. In 2002, he did not play. He returned in 2003 and started 4 games (11 overall) and had 43 tackles, 3.5 TFL, 1 interception and had 1 PBU.

Ron Hemingway – 5’11” 175 lbs. – St. Petersburg, FL (St. Petersburg HS)

Hemingway started 1 game in 2001 (11 overall) and had 11 tackles with 1 interception and 1 PBU. In 2002 he started 11 games and recorded 31 tackles, 5 interceptions, 8 PBUs, forced a fumble and recovered another. In 2003 he started 11 games and recorded 27 tackles with 3 TFL, 2 interceptions, and had 2 PBUs.

Maurice Tucker – 6’1” 190 lbs. – Bartow, FL (Bartow HS) (Indiana)

Tucker started 9 games in 2001 (11 overall) and had 33 tackles with 1 TFL, 10 PBUs, and forced 2 fumbles. In 2002, he started 7 games (10) and had 44 tackles, 3 TFL, 2 interceptions, 13 PBUs, and forced a fumble to end his brief USF career.

John Miller – 6’2” 190 lbs. – Apopka, FL (Lake Brantley HS)

In 2000 he appeared in 11 games and had 5 tackles with 1 TFL and forced 2 fumbles. In 2001 he played in 11 games, recording 45 tackles, 3 TFL, 1 interception, 5 PBUs, and forced a fumble.

Bernard Brown  – 5’10” 180 lbs. – Jacksonville, FL (Lee HS)

After not playing 2000, he started 10 games in 1998 and recorded 51 tackles with 4 interceptions, 3 PBUs, and recovered 2 fumbles. In 1999 he started 11 games and recorded 51 tackles with 3 TFL, 1 interception, 18 PBUs, and recovered 2 fumbles. In 2001, he started 10 games (11 overall) and had 67 tackles with 1 TFL, 2 interceptions, 10 PBUs, and had 1 forced fumble and a fumble recovery.

Glen Davis – 5’11” 185 lbs. – St. Petersburg, FL (Dixie Hollins HS)

Davis played in 10 games in 1997 and had 30 tackles with 2 TFL, 2 interceptions, 7 PBUs, and had a forced fumble. In 1998 he started 11 games and had 42 tackles, 2 TFL, 2 interceptions, 4 PBUs, and recovered a fumble. In 1999 he started 11 games and had 44 tackles with 2 TFL and 5 PBUs. In 2000 he started 11 games again, recording 39 tackles with 2 TFL, 3 PBUs and forced a fumble.

Anthony Henry – 6’2” 200 lbs. – Ft. Myers, FL (Estero HS)

Henry started 11 games in 2000 and had 40 tackles with 4 TFL, 5 interceptions, 8 PBUs, and recovered a fumble. Please note that he moved over to safety after this season and is best known for his play at that position.

Mike Sandy – 5’9” 180 lbs. – St. Petersburg, FL (Osceola HS) (Rutgers)

Sandy played in 1 game in 1997 and had 3 tackles with a forced fumble. In 1998 he started a game (11 games) and had 18 TFL and had 4 PBUs as well.

David Thompson – 5’11” 170 lbs. – Palm Beach, FL (Palm Beach Lake HS)

Thompson played in 3 games in 1998 and had 3 tackles. In 1997 he played in 10 games and had 15 tackles with 1 TFL, 1 fumble recovery and had 1 PBU.

Edwin Greene – 5’11” 170 lbs. – Miami, FL (Southridge HS)

Greene played in 11 games in 1997 and had 15 tackles with 1 PBU. In 1998 he played in 3 games, recording 4 tackles with 1 PBU. In 1999 he played in 11 games as a reserve and had 7 tackles.

*As always, if anyone is missing let me know and they can be added. I’m not perfect!

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