| Philip Payne
|Height / Weight:|
6-2 / 215
· Career statistics
Fifth-year receiver who has seen action in 10 games at wide receiver and on special teams ... appeared in seven games at wide receiver and on special teams in 2009 ... posted one reception for seven yards ... played in two games at wide receiver and on special teams as a sophomore ... appeared in one game in 2007 ... gained valuable experience as a redshirt in 2006 and as a reserve in '07 ... a two-time all-district selection as a prepster.
Appeared in seven games at wide receiver and on special teams ... posted his first career reception for seven yards against ULM.
Saw action in two games at wide receiver and on special teams.
REDSHIRT FRESHMAN (2007)
Appeared in one game and added depth to the receiving corps ... redshirted in 2006.
Coached by Mickey Moss at South Garland H.S. ... a two-time all-district performer and three-year letterman who split time between wide receiver and running back ... would line up in the I-formation when South Garland would go to its running game and would split wide in their spread formation ... made 64 catches for 907 yards and seven TDs and carried the ball 121 times for 591 yards and 13 TDs over his final two seasons ... earned all-region and all-district 11-5A honors as a senior ... named to Dave Campbell's Super Team first team prior to the season ... caught 47 passes for 601 yards and four TDs and rushed for 224 yards and four TDs on 61 carries while leading South Garland to the regional semis that year ... had seven catches for 94 yards and a TD and took another reception to the one-yard line in South Garland's 14-13 upset of Longview, who was ranked No. 3 in the state and No. 8 in the country, in the first round of the playoffs ... added five receptions for 111 yards in a playoff loss to Lufkin ... earned all-district 11-5A as a junior ... made 17 catches for 306 yards and three TDs and rushed for 367 yards and nine TDs on 60 carries ... had four receptions for 197 yards and two TDs against W.T. White.
Born in Dallas, Texas ... majoring in youth and communication studies ... read to elementary school students and participated in Angel Tree, where small groups of football players would adopt a needy child and provide toys and other items as a high schooler ... also spent time at an elementary school conducting a form of student teaching ... interested in becoming a teacher ... was involved in his church choir and youth group ... enjoys playing video games.
THE PAYNE FILE
Nickname: Payne Train
During pregame, I like to: Listen to music
Favorite sports movie: Remember the Titans
Favorite movie: Forrest Gump
Favorite actor: Jamie Foxx
Favorite channel: ESPN
Sports hero: Jack Johnson
Favorite superhero: Flash
Favorite CD: "Unpredictable" by Jamie Foxx
Favorite video game: NBA 2K9
Favorite cartoon character: Bugs Bunny