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Garron Bible
Player Profile
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Kingwood, TX

High School:
Kingwood

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 197

Position:
Strong Safety

Birthdate:
12/22/1981

Is poised to take over starting strong safety role for the departed Gerome Sapp … earned his second career monogram in ’02 playing 109:19 minutes and adding 194 special teams appearances … can play either safety position, as well as cornerback if needed … was Notre Dame’s sixth defensive back in dime situations in ‘02 … started two games in place of an injured Sapp in ’02 … former running back made switch from offense to corner early during 2001 spring drills … moved to safety in spring ’02 … solid athlete who has come a long way in adjusting to the defensive side of things.

AS A JUNIOR: Reserve defensive back for Irish in 2002 … was primary backup to Gerome Sapp at strong safety, earning two starts against Navy and Rutgers … was Notre Dame’s dime back in ‘02 … recorded a tackle and broke up a pass vs. Purdue … after having four tackles in all of ’01, recorded four tackles vs. Michigan … recorded two tackles vs. Michigan State … made four tackles vs. Pittsburgh … recorded four tackles vs. Florida State … recorded five tackles vs. Navy, then a career-high, in his first career start … tied for the team lead with career-high seven tackles, including first career tackle for a loss, vs. Rutgers … also had first career fumble recovery vs. Rutgers … recorded three tackles vs. USC … had a pass deflection against North Carolina State in the ’03 Gator Bowl.

AS A SOPHOMORE: Former tailback who moved to cornerback during the offseason … backup cornerback for the Irish in 2001 … played in all 11 games, exclusively with the kicking teams … made 105 special teams appearances in ’01, including 12 vs. West Virginia and a career-high 18 vs. Navy … recorded the first four tackles of his career vs. Navy.

AS A FRESHMAN: Did not see game action in 2000, working as reserve running back.

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Rated one of top 100 players in state by Dallas Morning News (one of 20 running backs) and Houston Chronicle (one of 18 running backs) … Texas District 22-5A offensive MVP in ’99 - and also earned first-team all-district running back honors … earned three letters in football as running back and cornerback at Kingwood High School in Kingwood, Texas … rushed school record 220 times for school record 1,516 yards and 18 TDs in nine games as senior in ’99 … caught 10 passes for 145 yards and one TD in ’99 … helped Kingwood to eight victories in ’99 and to league title as sophomore in ’97 … first-team all-district pick at cornerback as junior in ’98 … two-time all-conference pick who was captain and team MVP as senior in ’99 … set school single-game record with 320 rushing yards on 14 carries in one game … also scored five TDs in that game … career totals included 1,756 rushing yards and 22 rushing TDs, plus 105 receiving yards and one TD … nominated for Texas all-star football game … earned one letter in track as senior … lived in Denver before moving to Texas in 1998 … full name is Garron Charles Bible … cousin Fred Burris played football at Oklahoma … born Dec. 22, 1981, in Heidelberg, Germany … older of two children … enrolled in Mendoza College of Business, majoring in political science and computer applications.

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200111-0224
200213-2171532
TOTAL24-2191736

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