Provided depth and production in a number of roles during his career.
Closed the year with receptions in consecutive games... Caught one pass for nine yards at SMU... Made the start vs. Tulane on Senior Day and caught on pass for 10 yards... Returned a pair of short kickoffs vs. Northwestern... Made his first career start at Southern Miss... Credited with one kickoff return for six yards... Caught one pass in a reserve role in the opener at Texas.
Midseason injury limited him to holding on specialties for four games... Caught a career-best four passes for 42 yards against Baylor.
Had put together one of the strongest fall camp efforts after moving back to wide receiver, before a broken thumb sidelined him for the first half of the season... Picked up his first career catch in the Bayou Bucket game with Houston... Made his season debut against ECU, holding on placements... Worked into the receiver rotation against UCF.
Redshirt freshman who saw action in eight games on offense and special teams after moving back to offense in fall camp... Had worked at safety during spring drills.
Took a redshirt season as a quarterback before moving to safety during 2008 spring drills.
Round Rock High School
2007 graduate of Round Rock High School near Austin... First-team all-District 14-5A selection who led the Dragons to the regional semifinals in his first year at quarterback... Threw for 2,024 yards, completing 133 of 212 passes (.627%) and 15 TDs while rushing for 807 yards for coach Lanny Wilson... Moved to quarterback as a senior after earning all-district honors as a wide receiver his junior year... Also played baseball at Round Rock... Member of the National Honor Society and active in Fellowship of Christian Athletes and Special Olympics.
Full Name: Brent Michael Hotard... Born: June 23, 1989 at New Orleans, LA... Parents: Dennis and Roslyn Hotard... Rice major: Sport Management