LaTarence Dunbar
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LaTarence Dunbar

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Dallas, Texas

High School:
South Oak Cliff

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 191

Position:
WR/S

Birthdate:
08/15/1980

Experience:
3L


A special talent who returns for his senior season... a candidate for post-season honors as both a wide receiver and as a kick returner... expected to be on the field more than any other player this fall... in addition to being featured at wide receiver and as a kick returner, saw action at safety during spring ball and will add insurance to the defensive secondary this fall... an outstanding contributor on special teams... regarded as having average hands but makes big plays in game situations... brings high energy to the field... enters the 2002 season with 17 career starts, second on the team behind Jason Goss (29)... has scored 13 career touchdowns, nine receiving, two rushing and two kick returns... was the nation's top kick returner in 2000 with an average of 33.7 yards per return, including a pair of touchdowns... one of the strongest Frogs at his position, owns a 610 squat and a 410 clean in the weight room... also excels on the track as he holds the TCU school record in the indoor 60-meter high hurdles (7.88 seconds) and in the outdoor 110-meter high hurdles (13.64 seconds)... ran on TCU's NCAA qualifying 4x400 meter relay team during the 2000 indoor season... was the Conference USA 2002 indoor champion in the 60-meter high hurdles (7.99 seconds) and placed second in the outdoor 110-meter high hurdles (14.01).

2001: Started all 12 games... led the Frogs in all-purpose yardage with 1,034, an average of 94.0 yards per game... finished second on the team with 41 receptions for 529 yards and three touchdowns... recorded 37 catches for 567 yards in his first two campaigns... also carried the ball 13 times for 49 yards and a pair of scores... was the team's top kickoff returner, gaining 456 yards on 25 returns, an average of 18.2 yards per return... went over the 100-yard receiving plateau for the first time in his career vs. Northwestern State, when he caught five passes for 112 yards and a pair of scores... put together his best game vs. East Carolina when he set career highs with 10 receptions for 136 yards... teamed with Adrian Madise to become just the second duo in TCU history to each catch 10 or more passes in a game when each had 10 receptions vs. East Carolina... graded out as one of the top two players on the squad's special teams while recorded 10 tackles... named the Special Teams Player of the Game in the galleryfurniture.com Bowl... was the pre-season all-conference kick returner and was named on several pre-season all-America teams for his return ability after leading the nation in kick returns in 2000 with an average of 33.7... that average included a pair of kickoff returns for touchdown.

2000: Earned all-WAC honors at kick returner by Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Dallas Morning News, Houston Chronicle and The Sporting News... the nation's top kick returner with an average of 33.7 yards per return... had 15 returns for 506 yards... had two kickoff returns for touchdowns... returned a kick 95 yards in TCU's season opener against Nevada... then ended the season with a 100-yard touchdown return against SMU... he was actually seven yards deep in the end zone, when he elected to return the kick against SMU... the 100-yard return for a touchdown ties the school record... had four returns for 137 yards against San Jose State... for the second consecutive year, TCU led the nation as a team in kickoff returns with an average of 28.8 yards... finished third on the team with 17 receptions for 251 yards and four touchdowns... six touchdowns overall was the fourth most on the team... had a career-high four receptions for 91 yards and two touchdowns against Arkansas State... one of two touchdowns against the Indians came on a career-long 74-yard pass... started five of 11 games.

1999: Finished second on the team in receptions (20), yards receiving (315) and touchdown catches (2)... rushed for 57 yards on nine attempts... returned three kickoffs for 50 yards... returned a blocked punt 10 yards for a TD... had a season-high 76 yards on three catches against Fresno State... also had three receptions in games against Northwestern and Rice... scored a two-point conversion vs. SMU... had two catches for 16 yards against East Carolina... had seven explosives (pass plays of 16 yards or more).

1998: Redshirted as a true freshman... also ran track... won the 110m hurdles at the 1999 WAC Outdoor Track & Field Championships... posted the two best performances by a 110m hurdler in TCU history at the WAC meet, setting a school record with a 14.01 in the preliminaries before obliterating that mark with a 13.82 in the final... a key factor in TCU's victory in the 4x400 relay, running the third leg to give TCU a lead it never lost.

High School: Rushed for 1,412 yards and 13 touchdowns in 1997 for South Oak Cliff's 10-1 team... added another five scores on punt returns... first-team all-district 11-4A selection... a Dallas Morning News Area Top 100 choice... accounted for 912 all-purpose yards and four TD's as a quarterback in junior year... recognized as one of the nation's top high school sprinters... won the Texas State Championship in the 300-meter hurdles... season-best of 36.43 ranked fourth in the U.S. high school ranks... qualified for the state meet in the 110 hurdles, 300 hurdles and 4x400 meter relay.

Personal: LaTarence Eugene Dunbar is the son of Veressa Madison of Dallas... born August 15, 1980... is a psychology major at TCU.


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