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  10/16/20 - Terrel BernardJr/2022, Baylor, 6-1, 222 (DS#4 OLB) + More +

  Linebacker Terrel Bernard leads the team with 21 tackles and 2.5 sacks. He also has an interception and 3.5 tackles for loss. The 6-foot-1, 222-pound Bernard was a preseason All-Big 12 selection after finishing last year with 112 tackles. - Daily Oklahoman

(DS#4 OLB) Jr/2022 OLB Terrel BernardBaylor
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  09/29/20 - Trestan EbnerSr/2021, Baylor, 5-11, 208 (DS#12 RB) + More +

  The Bears played a complete game: Offense, defense and especially the special teams contributed heavily to the blowout. "You could tell with the practices the guys were just ready to play and ready to hit someone," said Baylor running back Trestan Ebner. "I knew we should be ready for the moment. We started a little slow, but I'm thankful for how we finished. Guys picked it up and dominated the game." Ebner seemed to be everywhere as he became the first player in Big 12 history to catch a touchdown pass, run for a touchdown and return a kick for a score in a game.

Lightning struck twice for Ebner as he became the first Baylor player to return two kicks for touchdowns in a game. After taking the second-half kickoff to the house for a 100-yard touchdown, Ebner put his talents on repeat and returned a kickoff for an 83-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter. "I would have thought Levi Norwood would have done it first," Ebner said of the former receiver and kick returner from 2011-14 who was honored as a Baylor Legend during the game. "He's just a great player I watched here. I'm just thankful that I was able to put my name in the Baylor record books, and I'm thankful for the chance to play with these great guys." - Waco Tribune Herald


(DS#12 RB) Sr/2021 RB Trestan EbnerBaylor
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  09/28/20 - Trestan EbnerSr/2021, Baylor, 5-11, 208 (DS#12 RB) + More +

  SEPT 28 BIG 12 SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Trestan Ebner, RB, Sr., Baylor,...As a running back and returner, Baylor's Trestan Ebner finished with 272 all-purpose yards and four touchdowns in Baylor's 47-14 win over Kansas. Two of his touchdowns were via kickoff return with one going for 100 yards and the other for 83 yards. Ebner is the first player in the 25-year history of the Big 12 to score three different types of touchdowns in a game. Ebner is the only FBS player in the last 25 seasons (since 1996) to score a rushing TD, a receiving TD and multiple return touchdowns in a game. - Big 12 Football

(DS#12 RB) Sr/2021 RB Trestan EbnerBaylor
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  09/28/20 - Trestan EbnerSr/2021, Baylor, 5-11, 208 (DS#12 RB) + More +

  Baylor senior running back Trestan Ebner enjoyed a big night as he scored four touchdowns while becoming the first player in school history to return two kicks for touchdowns in the Bears' 47-14 victory over Kansas on Saturday. He also became the first player in Big 12 history to score on a kick return, a catch and a run. "I'm just thankful that I was able to put my name in the Baylor record books, and I'm thankful for the chance to play with these great guys," Ebner said. "They try to give me the ball in multiple different ways. I'm just glad we could come out there and execute it." After running for a one-yard touchdown in the first quarter, Ebner grabbed an 18-yard pass from Charlie Brewer for a second-quarter touchdown. His most memorable play was his 100-yard kickoff return for a touchdown to open the second half as he broke away from several Kansas tacklers before sprinting down the right sideline for the score. In the fourth quarter, Ebner found a crease along the right sideline again when he returned a kickoff for an 83-yard touchdown following a Baylor safety. - Waco Tribune Herald

(DS#12 RB) Sr/2021 RB Trestan EbnerBaylor
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  09/28/20 - Trestan EbnerSr/2021, Baylor, 5-11, 208 (DS#12 RB) + More +

  The Baylor senior became the first player in the 25-year history of the Big 12 to score three different types of touchdowns in a game, and the first FBS player since 1996 to score a rushing touchdown, a receiving touchdown and multiple return touchdowns in a game. Ebner finished with 272 all-purpose yards in the Bears' 47-14 win over Kansas, the third-highest total in program history and the most in the nation this season. Ebner scored on a 1-yard run and an 18-yard pass from Charlie Brewer before he ran back the second-half kickoff 100 yards and returned a free kick 83 yards for a score after a safety. Ebner's four touchdowns in Baylor's opener were one off his total of five in 2019. - AP College Football

(DS#12 RB) Sr/2021 RB Trestan EbnerBaylor
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  09/26/20 - Trestan EbnerSr/2021, Baylor, 5-11, 208 (DS#12 RB) + More +

  Trestan Ebner returned the second-half kickoff 100 yards before going 83 yards for another touchdown on a free kick after a safety, and Baylor gave new coach Dave Aranda a win in his long-awaited debut, beating Kansas 47-14 on Saturday night. Ebner also had a 1-yard TD run and an 18-yard scoring catch as the Bears won their latest opener in 56 years after non-conference games against Louisiana Tech and Houston were called off for COVID-19 reasons. Aranda, the defensive coordinator for LSU's 15-0 national championship team last season, took over after Matt Rhule was hired by the NFL's Carolina Panthers. It was the Big 12 opener for both teams. Baylor gave up a 79-yard touchdown drive on the first possession under Aranda, but the defense clamped down while the Bears scored 40 consecutive points to hand the Jayhawks their 50th consecutive loss in a true Big 12 road game. The school announced a crowd of 11,667, about 25% of McLane Stadium's capacity. The largest clusters of fans were in the student sections behind the Kansas bench. - AP College Football

(DS#12 RB) Sr/2021 RB Trestan EbnerBaylor
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  09/08/20 - Jake BurtonrSr/2021, Baylor, 6-5, 312 (DS#40 OT) + More +

  Burton was a two-year starting right tackle for the Bruins, and is eligible to play immediately as a graduate transfer. Aranda quickly saw how eager Burton was to play after he arrived in Waco. "As soon as he could be around and visiting with us, he was," Aranda said. "I remember specifically, I was getting my second cup of coffee, and I see Jake trying to find where (offensive line coach Joe) Wickline's office is. I take him over there and he's meeting there at 6 a.m., and that was about every morning." Since getting cleared to practice, Burton has shown how much his football knowledge and experience can help a Baylor offensive line that's looking for major improvement after allowing a Big 12-high 38 sacks last season.

"We're in a practice, and the defense lines up with a certain look, and O-line-wise we need to make a call to fan out of protection," Aranda said. "Jake makes it and is taking control like he's been here the whole time. I was standing in the back with the rest of the offense as we're watching that, and guys are going 'How does he know to say that? He's already running it. Who told him that? "So it's a credit to him, it's a credit to Coach Wickline. When you watch Jake play, he's able to illustrate that he's been coached, he's been trained, and there's a maturity about him. I'm really excited about the prospects for our O-line." - Waco Tribune Herald


(DS#40 OT) rSr/2021 OT Jake BurtonBaylor
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  09/07/20 - Gavin HolmesrJr/2022, Baylor, 5-11, 201 (DS#999 WR) + More +

  After starring for the Bears for three seasons, Denzel Mims is gone to the NFL after the New York Jets selected him in the second round of the draft. But there's still considerable talent and depth on board as veterans like Tyquan Thornton, R.J. Sneed and Josh Fleeks will play more prominent roles. At 6-3 and 180 pounds, Thornton is a tall target with outstanding receiving skills, and is Baylor's top returning receiver after making 45 catches for 782 yards and five touchdowns last season. Sneed often proved his toughness over the middle as he made 42 catches for 437 yards and three touchdowns while Fleeks should become a bigger factor after making 25 catches for 262 yards and a score last season.

Senior receiver Jared Atkinson has size and speed while Gavin Holmes has enjoyed a tremendous preseason camp after missing most of the last two seasons with ACL knee injuries. "For those that have played sports, you realize it's not easy to come back from an injury like that," Brewer said. "And especially two back-to-back. That takes a lot of mental toughness to get through that, and he's done it day by day for the past two years and shows up with a positive mindset. He's had a fantastic fall camp too. He's a guy that is going to have a big impact this year." - Waco Tribune


(DS#999 WR) rJr/2022 WR Gavin HolmesBaylor
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  09/07/20 - Raleigh TexadaSr/2021, Baylor, 5-10, 188 (DS#26 CB) + More +

  Though senior cornerback Raleigh Texada is the only returning starter in the secondary, Baylor's prospects aren't as dire as they might appear. Junior cornerback Kalon Barnes, a former state sprint champion at Silsbee, saw considerable time in a backup role as he made 22 tackles, five pass breakups and an interception. Sophomore cornerback Mark Milton played in all 14 games last season and has been impressive during camp. Texada's experience will be valuable after making 20 starts over the last two seasons, including all 14 games last year when he amassed 45 tackles and five pass breakups. "Raleigh gives us the ability to play some zone concepts," Aranda said. "I think press (coverage) is something that he's really attacked. I'm so encouraged just by his enthusiasm and his desire to learn something new and really improve. He's one of my favorite guys to watch, just his speed and excitement, his want and his ability to grow and learn is very impressive." - Waco Tribune

(DS#26 CB) Sr/2021 CB Raleigh TexadaBaylor
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  09/05/20 - Charlie BrewerSr/2021, Baylor, 6-1, 210 (DS#9 QB) + More +

  Working under offensive coordinator Larry Fedora, the Bears hope Brewer won't take as many hits this season. Throughout preseason drills, Brewer has focused on releasing the ball quicker and staying in the pocket longer to avoid get slammed by defenders. "Coach Fedora has helped me a lot, just getting a good grasp of the offense and really just understanding the scheme and what we're trying to do," Brewer said. "I think he's helped me a lot with my feet, whether it's dropback or one-step quick game. He emphasizes getting the ball out quick. I do feel like my arm is stronger. I feel like my shoulder is healthy." Brewer put up big numbers last season as he completed 64.5 percent of his passes for 3,161 yards and 21 touchdowns with just seven interceptions in 389 attempts. Brewer has seen strong progression in the offensive line as veterans like center Xavier Newman-Johnson, left tackle Connor Galvin and guard-tackle Casey Phillips have led a unit that appears to be much improved over last season.

The addition of UCLA grad transfer right tackle Jake Burton will also give Baylor's offensive line a lift. "I'm impressed with the improvement and the attitude and the work ethic of our offensive line," said Baylor coach Dave Aranda. "I feel like it's going to be a strength of our team, and I feel like the attitude and the edge that is developing there is a real positive for us and something that can lead out in front as compared to kind of supplementing from behind." Brewer has worked on improving his footwork in the pocket, which could help him get in position to make quicker, more accurate passes. Fedora's up-tempo offensive scheme should also allow Brewer to release the ball faster. "I've worked on a multitude of things, and I think that ties in with your feet," Brewer said. "Having good feet in the pocket I think is going to help me this year, help our offense and probably will limit the chance of getting injured." - Waco Tribune Herald


(DS#9 QB) Sr/2021 QB Charlie BrewerBaylor
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  09/05/20 - Charlie BrewerSr/2021, Baylor, 6-1, 210 (DS#9 QB) + More +

  Brewer, out of Lake Travis, helped elevate the Bears last season by leading them to 11 wins and a Sugar Bowl appearance, a major leap from their one-win season two years prior. He's never been one to holster his deep ball; he completed at least one 40-yard pass in eight different games last year, including four of them in a double-digit win at Oklahoma State. The biggest question is about Brewer's health. Former Bears coach Matt Rhule previously said Brewer suffered three concussions in his career, including last year's Big 12 championship game, in which he was removed. Baylor's calling card in 2019 was its fortified defense, which managed to check the majority of its Big 12 counterparts. But only two starters are back from that defense. Combine that with a new coaching staff and Brewer's arm appears vital to the Bears remaining near the top of the conference. - Austin American Statesman

(DS#9 QB) Sr/2021 QB Charlie BrewerBaylor
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  09/05/20 - John LovettSr/2021, Baylor, 6-0, 212 (DS#28 RB) + More +

  Senior running back John Lovett (7) will wear a single digit for the fourth straight year. "I think he's a great leader," Brewer said of Lovett. "I think he has a tremendous work ethic, probably one of the hardest workers on the team, and he just really cares for the guys around him. I know he has my back, as well as the other guys on the offense as well as the defense. Scholarship or walk-on, he's the same to everyone, and I think that's pretty special." - Waco Tribune Herald

(DS#28 RB) Sr/2021 RB John LovettBaylor
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  09/04/20 - Trestan EbnerSr/2021, Baylor, 5-11, 208 (DS#12 RB) + More +

  Baylor completed its list of 10 players who will wear single digits this season as voted on by the team. On Tuesday, Baylor announced No. 4 safety Christian Morgan, No. 6 receiver Gavin Holmes, No. 8 safety-linebacker Jalen Pitre, and No. 9 receiver Tyquan Thornton. Last week, six players were awarded single digits: No. 0 receiver R.J. Sneed, No. 1 running back Trestan Ebner, No. 2 linebacker Terrel Bernard, No. 3 cornerback Raleigh Texada, No. 5 quarterback Charlie Brewer, and No. 7 running back John Lovett. Former Baylor coach Matt Rhule began the single-digit awards, and first-year coach Dave Aranda has continued the tradition after his players requested it. - Waco Tribune Herald

(DS#12 RB) Sr/2021 RB Trestan EbnerBaylor
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  09/04/20 - Jake BurtonrSr/2021, Baylor, 6-5, 312 (DS#40 OT) + More +

  Baylor has signed UCLA transfer offensive lineman Jake Burton following his recent commitment. The graduate transfer was a two-year starter for the Bruins, and will be eligible to play this fall. He's expected to battle for the starting right tackle spot for the Bears. - Waco Tribune Herald

(DS#40 OT) rSr/2021 OT Jake BurtonBaylor
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  09/02/20 - Jalen PitrerJr/2022, Baylor, 6-0, 200 (DS#19 SS) + More +

  First-year Baylor coach Dave Aranda likes the versatility his defensive backs bring to the table. "The five DBs, there is an element of being positionless," Aranda said. "There are certain strengths. The ability to be kind of nameless and interchangeable in today's game allows for quite a bit of hidden successes, and we're looking for those in offenses that we face." Baylor's fifth position in the secondary is the "star" position, a hybrid safety-linebacker spot that features senior Jairon McVea and fourth-year junior Jalen Pitre. Both players have shown the ability to cover receivers and handle tackling duties. "Jairon has really been able to cover well in the slot and be able to do zone concepts that we want for him to execute as well as the man principles, the man coverages that are so dependent on his technique," Aranda said.

"He's covering the slot receiver, kind of their go-to guy. It's been really exciting to see McVea play the way he has." Pitre has been a fan favorite since he was the only player from the 2017 signing class who was recruited by former coach Art Briles that kept his commitment to Baylor after Briles was fired. After appearing in 15 games and starting nine during his first two seasons at Baylor, Pitre redshirted last year after playing in four games. "You've got Pitre who can bring in a blitzing aspect that can set edges against the run, that can cover as well," Aranda said. "So I think that combination of star athletes enables us to really be dynamic and really play into each other strengths." - Waco Tribune Herald


(DS#19 SS) rJr/2022 SS Jalen PitreBaylor
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