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89   Louis Givens
Louis Givens

RS Senior

Jacksonville, FL

High School:
Mars Hill/Wolfson

Height / Weight:
5-8 / 170


2009: Earned a scholarship in the preseason and played in 12 games, earning his fi rst career start in the win against North Carolina...posted career highs in receptions, receiving yards, carries and rushing yards... scored his fi rst career touchdown on a run against Boston College.

2008: Walk-on from Jacksonville and Mars Hill College made a huge impact in 2008...was nominated for a Rudy Award given to the player who demonstrates exemplary character, courage, contribution and commitment as a team member...Givens was a star in the spring and became a special teams stalwart in the fall...recorded 13 tackles and made a stop in eight of the 12 games he played in...made two potential game-saving tackles on kick returns by Miami's Travis Benjamin in the Seminoles' 41-39 win over the Hurricanes in Miami...made a career-high three tackles on special teams in another win versus NC State...finally got a chance to show off his offensive skills and speed versus Clemson when he had three offensive touches...took a reverse 27 yards down to the Clemson one-yard line that set FSU up for a go-ahead TD. Florida State would never relinquish the lead...doubled his career total for catches in the Champs Sports Bowl when he hauled in two passes for 33 yards...also had an eight yard rush versus the Tigers.

At Mars Hill: Played one season (2006) at Mars Hill College...Mars Hill is an NCAA Division II school in Mars Hill, N.C....played in 10 games for the Lions at the wide receiver position...caught five passes for 60 yards and a 12.0 yards per reception average during his only season...returned 20 kickoffs for 449 yards and a 22.5 yards per return average...averaged 50.4 all-purpose offensive yards per game.

High School: Graduated from Wolfson High School in Jacksonville, Fla., in 2005...earned all-conference honors as a defensive back in 2004...named the conference defensive player of the year and was Wolfson's defensive captain in 2004...led Wolfson to the state playoffs in 2004.

Personal: Born Jan. 5, 1987...Louis is the son of Louis Givens, Jr...a cousin, Lil Boosie, is a renowned Hip-Hop artist.


G Att Yds TD Lg A/C A/G
2008 12 3 32 0 27 10.7 2.7
2009 12 8 58 1 15 7.2 4.8
Total 24 11 90 1 27 8.2 3.8


G Rec Yds TD Lg R/G A/R A/G
2008 12 4 44 0 26 0.3 11.0 3.7
2009 12 7 78 0 37 0.6 11.1 7.1
Total 24 11 122 0 37 0.5 11.1 5.1

Catches 2, Wisconsin, 2008
Yards 33, Wisconsin, 2008
Longest Run 27, Clemson, 2008

Special Teams:
Tackles 3, three times last at NC State, 2008

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