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    Preseason Profile: Josh Bynes

    JOSH BYNES
    AUBURN
    LB, 6-2, 235, Sr., Lauderdale Lakes, Fla.

    CAREER — Has started 21 consecutive games dating back to 2008.

    2009 — 9th in tackles per game in SEC play, averaging 8.0 per game ... 6th in SEC/T-77th in NCAA in tackles per game, 8.0 tpg ... 20th in SEC in passes defended per game, 0.73 ... T-68th in NCAA in solo tackles per game, 4.6 tpg ... Started all 13 games ... Led team with 104 tackles ... Started at LB in season opener vs. Louisiana Tech and tied for team lead with eight total tackles ... Tied for team lead with eight tackles vs. Mississippi State ... Picked off QB Geno Smith with less than three minutes left to seal victory over West Virginia ... Finished with career-high 12 tackles vs. WVA, 10 coming on solo stops ... Against Ball State, registered first career fumble recovery, had 1.0 TFL (minus 3 yards) and had six tackles, five solo ... Forced a fumble, broke up two passes, had one QB hurry and finished with nine tackles in win over Tennessee ... Against Arkansas, broke up two passes and totaled eight tackles, with five solo stops ... Against Kentucky, led Tigers with nine tackles, six solo, and first career sack (minus 7 yards) ... Registered a TFL (minus 2 yards) and seven tackles vs. LSU ... Against Ole Miss, broke up one pass and totaled six tackles, four solo ... Against Furman, had one QB hurry and four total tackles in limited snaps ... Broke up a pass, had one TFL (minus 2 yards) and totaled seven tackles vs. Georgia ... Had a TFL (minus 1 yard), a QB hurry and 10 total tackle vs. Alabama ... Seven of 10 tackles were solo ... Against Northwestern in Outback Bowl, recorded 10 tackles with a TFL for minus 1 yard.

    2008 — Finished tied for 48th in SEC in tackles per game (4.4) ... Played in 12 games with eight starts ... Finished with fifth-most tackles on team with 53 and a team high three interceptions ... Also had 3.0 TFL’s for minus 7 yards ... Tied for second on team with six tackles in season opener vs. Louisiana-Monroe ... Recorded one stop (assisted) vs. Southern Miss ... Had two solo tackles vs. Mississippi ... Played, but did not record a tackle vs. LSU ... Made first career start vs. Tennessee and led team with 11 total tackles, six solo ... Also had one QB hurry vs. Vols ... His 11 tackles vs. UT were two more than season total of nine entering the game ... Against Arkansas, had nine tackles, three solo, and 2.0 TFL’s for minus 5 yards and one interception, which was returned for 31 yards ... The INT was the first of his career ... Had five tackles and picked off a pass vs. West Virginia ... INT vs. WVA come on first series of game and ended a WVA scoring threat ... Led team with six solo tackles and totaled eight for the game vs. Ole Miss ... Also had one pass break-up vs. Rebels ... Notched third INT of season with a pick vs. UT Martin in the end zone to end scoring threat ... Against Georgia, totaled five tackles with one TFL for minus 2 yards ... Against Alabama, registered four solo tackles.

    2007 — Appeared in five games ... Saw first action against Vanderbilt … Also played against Ole Miss, Tennessee Tech, Georgia and Clemson in the Chick-fil-A Bowl … Totaled 10 tackles, with eight solo, and two TFLs … Recorded four tackles in first career game vs. Vandy … Followed that with six tackles, five solo, and a forced fumble against Tennessee Tech.

    HIGH SCHOOL — High School Coach: Mark James ... Played in just eight games as a senior, totaling 110 tackles, four forced fumbles, three recoveries and two sacks … Led Boyd Anderson to a 9-3 overall record and to the second round of the state playoffs as a senior … Earned Broward County Defensive Player of the Year honors in 2006 … Ranked ninth nationally among inside linebackers and 31st overall in Florida by Rivals.com … Ranked 25th among all inside linebacker recruits by Espn.com … Ranked 84th in the Scout National Hot 100 … Ranked No. 117 in the Mobile Press Register Super Southeast 120 … Played in the Broward County All-Star game in 2006.

    PERSONAL — Born Aug. 24, 1989 ... Son of Herbert and Yolanda Bynes ... Major: Human Development and Family Studies.