Senior who became a leader at safety after Travis Bradshaw was lost for the season.
Fourth on the team with a career-best 65 tackles this season... Closed with interceptions in his past two games.... Picked off his first career pass vs. Tulane and returned it 29 yards... Credited with seven stops, a forced fumble and a pass breakup at Northwestern... Credited with a career-best 13 tackles at Southern Miss and scored his first career touchdown by returning a fumble 96 yards... Return set a USM stadium record by was four yards shy of the Owls school mark of 100 (Dan Dawson vs. UNLV, 1998)... Credited with a career-high nine tackles in the opener against Texas... Credited with seven stops and a pass breakup against Purdue.
Solid safety who saw considerable playing time in a variety of roles in his junior year...Led the team with 11 special teams tackles (7 on kickoffs, 4 on punts)... Credited with four tackles and his first career pass breakup while also returning three punts for 55 yards, including a career-long 38 yarder in the season finale vs. UAB... Made his debut as a punt returner against Tulane and had a long of 17 yards... Made his first start of the year at UCF and was credited with three tackles, including his first career sack... Credited with a pair of stops vs. Houston, including a crucial third down stop on Bryce Beal to stop him just short of the first down marker, setting up the Owls' stop on fourth down to take over the ball with 1:37 left... Credited with a career-high five tackles vs. SMU... Credited with three solo stops in the win over North Texas... Credited with three tackles in the opener against Texas.
Finished the year with 22 tackles, including a career-best six vs. Houston in his second start of the season... Made his first career start vs. UCF.... Credited with three tackles, including his first career stop for a loss and also recovered his first career fumble at ECU... Credited with four tackles at Texas Tech and also returned a short kickoff for six yards... Recorded his first multi-tackle game at UAB with a pair of stops.
True freshman who made his mark on special teams and as a reserve in the defensive backfield ... made his debut against SMU and made a tackle on kickoff coverage ... all eight of his tackles came on kickoffs, which tied for third on the team.
Montgomery High School
Two-time All-District 18-4A selection at quarterback for coach John Bolfing ... threw for 1,175 and rushed for 1,221 as a senior ... finished his career with 4,198 yards passing and 2,489 rushing ... member of Dave Campbell's Texas Football Top 300 and the Houston Chronicle's Texas Top 100 ... district offensive MVP as a junior ... named the district's newcomer of the year after earning a starting spot as a safety as a freshman ... moved to quarterback for his next three years ... USAA National Minority Leadership Award winner ... elected Homecoming King ... four-time Academic All-District selection.... Member of the National Honor Society.
Full Name: Xavier Dominique Webb ... Born: Nov. 9, 1989, at Conroe ... Parents: Stephen and Minnie Washington, Montgomery (three brothers, two sisters)...Rice major: Sport Management