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Torrell Troup

Torrell Troup

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Conyers, Ga.

High School:
Salem

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 314

Position:
Defensive Tackle

CAREER: A two-time All-Conference USA pick as a double-team devouring nose tackle, allowing UCF to post some spectacular team defensive numbers...Started 39 of his 47 career games played and 105 tackles, 24 of which were for a loss...Team captain as a senior helping the Knights to a St. Petersburg Bowl bid...Was also a starter on UCF's 2007 Conference USA Championship team which played in the AutoZone Liberty Bowl...Selected to play in the East-West Shrine game after the season.

SENIOR SEASON (2009): A team captain...Voted onto the All-Conference USA Second Team...Started all 13 games at defensive tackle...Helped the Knights lead C-USA in rushing defense for the second consecutive season and post C-USA's top total defense...Made a season-high five tackles at Southern Miss (Sept. 12)...One of his four stops at eventual C-USA Champion East Carolina (Sept. 26) was a sack...Recorded four solo tackles and broke up a pass against Miami (Oct. 17)...Made a sack and tackles three in UCF's nationally-televised win against Marshall (Nov. 1)...Contributed a TFL and a PBU to UCF's upset of No. 13 Houston (Nov. 14).

JUNIOR SEASON (2008): Voted onto the All-Conference USA Second Team ... Made starts in all 12 games consistently being disruptive at his defensive tackle spot ... Second on the team in tackles for a loss (12.5) ... Created trouble vs. USF (Sept. 6), totaling four tackles including two tackles for a loss, as well as an 8-yard sack ... Pressured UTEP (Sept. 27) with his eight total tackles, two of which went for a loss of 15 yards, and also forced a fumble ... Congested the middle vs. SMU (Oct. 4), forcing two tackles for a loss and a QB hurry ... Made five total tackles vs. Tulsa (Oct. 26) ... Dominating performance vs. Southern Miss (Nov. 8), finishing with seven tackles, 2.5 for a loss and assisted on a sack ... Also had a QB hurry as well as a pass break-up vs. the Golden Eagles ... Totaled seven tackles in win vs. Marshall (Nov. 15), one for a loss ... Finished the win at Memphis (Nov. 22) with four tackles including 1.5 for a loss ... Accumulated four solo tackles vs. UAB (Nov. 29).

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2007): Made 11 starts and appeared in all 14 games at defensive tackle ... Picked up three tackles, including one for a loss, in a 25-23 win at NC State (Sept. 1) ... Notched two solo tackles vs. No. 6 Texas (Sept. 15) ... Picked up two takedowns and a sack for a loss of five yards in a victory vs. Louisiana (Sept. 29) ... Recorded two tackles at East Carolina (Oct. 6) ... Started at left tackle at USF (Oct. 13) ... Saw time vs. Tulsa (Oct. 20) ... Collected two tackles in the victory at Southern Miss (Oct. 28) ... Made an appearance vs. Marshall (Nov. 3) ... Posted a tackle at UAB (Nov. 10) ... Finished the win at SMU (Nov. 17) with three tackles, including one for a loss of three yards ... Assisted on a tackle for loss against UTEP (Nov. 24) ... Posted a solo stop in the victory over Tulsa in the C-USA Championship Game (Dec. 1) and in the AutoZone Liberty Bowl vs. Mississippi State (Dec. 29).

TRUE FRESHMAN SEASON (2006): Made his Knight debut against Southern Miss (Sept. 26) ... Saw action in nine games, including three starts at defensive tackle ... Made the first start of his career against Pitt (Oct. 13) ... Registered his first tackle at Houston (Oct. 28) in his second start ... Started the season finale against UAB (Nov. 25) and made the first solo tackle of his career.

HIGH SCHOOL: Three-year letterman at Salem High School for head coach Frank Caputo ... High school teammate of current Knight Jayson Williams ... Two-time first-team all-state performer as a junior and senior ... Named first-team all-area as a junior and senior ... 36th-ranked prospect in the state of Georgia in the preseason according to Rivals.com ... First-team all-North Georgia defensive tackle ... Named Atlanta Touchdown Club Player of the Week during senior campaign ... Finished senior season with 96 total tackles (50 solo stops), six tackles for loss and three sacks.

PERSONAL: Troup is the son of Tory Troup and Lashana Johnson ... Majoring in Interpersonal Organizational Communication ... Played under the name Torrell Johnson during his first two seasons with the Knights.

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