Three more Longhorns head to NFL camps
May 6, 2009
Three more Longhorns will head to NFL camps beginning Thursday morning. Former OG Cedric Dockery and DE Aaron Lewis will report to the New Orleans Saints, while LB Rashad Bobino will go to the Atlanta Falcons.
Dockery appeared in 41 games, starting 30, during his career at Texas. A two-time All-Big 12 selection, he started all 13 games at right guard in 2008. Last season, he helped Texas average 42.4 points (fifth NCAA), 475.8 total yards (ninth NCAA), 308.3 passing yards (seventh NCAA) and 167.5 rushing yards (41st NCAA) per game. Texas' 4,008 passing yards set the school record, while its 551 points and 6,185 total yards rank second on UT's single-season list.
"Cedrick Dockery comes from a great bloodline, but he was a three-year starter for us and played really well," Texas head caoch Mack Brown said. "He's smart, he's got great feet like his brother, and we think Cedric will make a really good NFL player."
Lewis appeared in 45 games, making 15 starts, at defensive end and defensive tackle during his career. OVer that span, he registered 63 tackles, 20 TFL, 6.5 sacks, 37 pressures, six PBD, a forced fumble and three fumble recoveries. He saw action in all 13 games, starting five, at defensive tackle in 2008 and was named honorable mention All-Big 12 by the league's coaches, while notching eight tackles, three TFL, 1.5 sacks, 15 pressures and two PBD.
"Aaron Lewis is a guy who was a multi-position player for us," Brown said. "He was a very good pass rusher, he played power end, he also played defensive tackle, he's very unselfish, he's a great leader, and he's a guy that started on and off for us for three years as well."
Bobino started 45 of 52 career games at linebacker. He is a three-time All-Big 12 selection who posted 235 tackles (148 solo), 25 TFL, 4.5 sacks, 25 pressures, an INT, 10 PBU, three fumble recoveries and a forced fumble during his career. In 2008, he recorded 39 tackles (28 solo), a TFL, eight pressures, two PBU and a fumble recovery and was tabbed honorable mention All-Big 12 by The Associated Press.
"Rashad Bobino is a four-year starter for us who showed great leadership," Brown said. "You can tell how valuable he's been to this program because, even though some people would question his size and he might not be the top tester, he's been a really productive football player."