| Thomas Ashcraft
Cedar Hill, Texas
|Height / Weight:|
6-5 / 315
Fourth-year offensive lineman who has appeared in 35 games during his career ... enrolled in January '09 to take part in spring drills ... a prep All-American who was ranked as one of ESPNU's top 150 national prospects ... a member of UT's Athletics Director's Honor Roll (Spring 2012).
Played all 13 games, seeing time as a reserve offensive lineman and on special teams.
Played in 12 games primarily on special teams ... saw time on offense in four games, including games against Rice, UCLA, Kansas and Texas Tech ... served on the PAT/FG unit ... helped the team convert 44 of 44 PATs and 17 of 21 field goals on the year.
REDSHIRT FRESHMAN (2010)
Appeared in 11 games ... played in three games along the offensive line and all 11 on special teams ... made his first career appearance in the season opener at Rice, helping the offense rack up 369 yards ... helped offense amass 428 yards of offense, including 171 rushing yards and 257 passing yards, against No. 25/24 Baylor ... helped pave the way for an offense that registered 51 points and 522 yards of total offense, including 259 on the ground and 263 through the air, against Florida Atlantic.
Coached by Joey McGuire at Cedar Hill H.S. ... a prep All-American and two-time all-state selection on the offensive line ... played in the 2009 Under Armour All-America Game ... a member of Rivals' top 250 and ESPNU's top 150 national prospects ... rated as the fifth-best guard prospect in the nation by ESPNU ... started at left tackle and guard for a Cedar Hill team that went 36-6 in his final three seasons ... helped Cedar Hill to a perfect 16-0 season and the 2006 5A Div. II state championship as a sophomore ... a three-time letterman in powerlifting and two-time letterman in track and field ... also lettered in basketball as a junior.
Born in Mesquite, Texas ... lived in Pleasant Grove until the age of nine before moving to Cedar Hill ... a member of UT's Athletics Director's Honor Roll (Spring 2012) ... earned his bachelor's degree in corporate communication in Dec. 2012 ... a prep honor roll student who ranked in the top five percent of his class ... a four-year member of the National Honor Society ... volunteered at Baylor Hospital ... has spoken to elementary students about academics and football.
THE ASHCRAFT FILE
Nickname(s): Big T, Big Ash, The Craft
During pregame, I like to: Listen to music, dance and tell jokes
Favorite TV channel: Cartoon Network
Favorite TV show(s): Family Guy, Fringe
I can't believe I watch: Phineas and Ferb
Favorite movie(s): Step Brothers, Talladega Nights, The Dark Knight
Favorite actor/actress: Will Ferrell, Lauren London
Sports hero(es): LaDainian Tomlinson, Brian Dawkins
Favorite superhero: Hulk
Favorite CD(s): "The Cool" by Lupe Fiasco, "Tha Carter III" by Lil Wayne
Favorite video game: Madden '09
Favorite cartoon character(s): Stewie (Family Guy), Riley (Boondocks), Bart Simpson
Nobody knows I can: Cook, dance and dunk a basketball