Appeared in 13 games with seven starts ... Totaled 477 yards receiving on 26 catches with five touchdowns ... Averaged 49.2 yards per TD catch ... Caught at least one pass in 12 of 13 games ... Earned first career start in season opener vs. Louisiana Tech ... Hauled in 93-yard TD pass from QB Chris Todd that set AU record for longest offensive play in school history ... Finished with three catches for 98 yards vs. Tech ... Hauled in two passes for 41 yards, with a long reception of 33 yards, in victory over Mississippi State ... Caught one pass for 15 yards and returned three kickoffs for 49 yards vs. West Virginia ... Set career-high with 122 receiving yards, five receptions and a pair of TD's in victory over Ball State ... Had TD catches of 46 and 65 yards ... Caught two passes for 28 yards including 11-yard TD grab in win over Tennessee ... Had long catch of 17 yards vs. UT ... Against Arkansas, totaled 101 all-purpose yards with 25 yards receiving, 60 yards rushing and 16 yards on kick returns ... The 60-yard rush was to 2-yard line and set up AU touchdown ... Led Tigers with four catches against Kentucky, totaling 24 yards ... Held to just one catch for 1 yard vs. LSU ... Made two catches for team-high 83 yards vs. Ole Miss ... Catches went for 42 and 41 yards ... Played, but did not have a catch vs. Furman ... Hauled in a 31-yard TD catch in first quarter vs. Georgia for only grab of game ... Against Alabama, scored on a 67-yard reverse to give AU a 7-0 first-quarter lead ... Rush was longest of career ... Also caught one pass vs. Crimson Tide ... Against Northwestern in Outback Bowl, caught two passes for 11 yards and had one rush for 50 yards.
2008 -- Played in all 12 games, catching two passes for 24 yards ... Saw playing time vs. Louisiana-Monroe in opener, but did not have a reception ... Had one catch for 17 yards vs. Southern Miss ... Had a 7-yard catch vs. Arkansas.
SPRING 2008 -- Named the Most Improved Skill Player by the coaching staff following spring drills.
2007 -- Appeared in one game, seeing time against Clemson in the Chick-fil-A Bowl .. Did not have a catch.
2006 -- Redshirted.
HIGH SCHOOL -- High School Coach: Randy Sparks ... Set an Alabama high school record for career receiving yards with 4,672 on 190 catches with 53 touchdowns ... Totaled 1,477 yards receiving on 66 catches and 17 touchdowns as a senior ... Had 1,410 yards receiving and 18 scores on 53 catches as a junior ... Also added 422 yards rushing with eight touchdowns and 650 return yards with five scores as a junior, giving him 2,482 all-purpose yards and 31 touchdowns ... Played running back, wide receiver and defensive back at Wadley ... Had a 91-yard touchdown reception and a 70-yard interception return for a score in a second-round playoff game against Addison during his junior season ... Named to the Alabama Sports Writers Association Super 12 team and first team Class 1A all-state as a senior ... Selected as a "Super Senior" by the Birmingham News (No. 12) ... Named to the Orlando Sentinel's 2005 All-Southern team ... First-team all-state and all-area Player of the Year as a junior ... Ranked No. 20 nationally among wide receivers by PrepStar ... Ranked No. 21 nationally among wide receivers and the No. 12 player in the state of Alabama by Rivals.com ... Ranked 10th in the Rivals Preseason Alabama Top 40 ... Rivals.com Rivals250 ... Ranked No. 29 in collegefootballnews.com's Top 45 Wide Receivers list ... Ranked 51st nationally at the wide receiver position by ESPN.com ... Ranked as the No. 170 overall player in the country and No. 47 in the Southeast by Tom Lemming's Prep Football Report ... Rated No. 11 on the Birmingham News Super Senior 2006 ... Ranked 52nd on the Mobile Register's Super Southeast 120 list of prospects.
PERSONAL -- Born Aug. 2, 1987 ... Son of Tommy Staples and Nan Zachery ... Major: Public Administration.
|Career Receiving Stats
|YEAR|| G/GS ||NO ||YDS ||AVG ||TD ||LP/OPPONENT
|2007|| 1/0 ||0 ||0 ||0.0 ||0 ||--
|2008|| 12/0 ||2 ||24 ||12.0 ||0 ||17/Southern Miss
|2009|| 13/7 ||26 ||477 ||18.3 ||5 ||93/Louisiana Tech
|Totals|| 26/7 ||28 ||501 ||17.9 ||5 ||93/Louisiana Tech