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July 21, 2011

Roster Countdown: Nos. 69-60

Nos. 59 - 50 Nos. 79 - 70

60 Jesse Smitherman DS Sr. 1L 6-3/238 Burleson, Texas (Kilgore J.C.)
Transferred to Tech from Kilgore JC. ... Earned all-conference honors at Kilgore. ... Played in all 13 games in 2010 as the team's starting DS. ... Expected to be Tech's starting DS in 2011.
61 Jonathan Guerra OL Sr. 1L 6-4/300 Victoria, Texas (Memorial HS)
Joined the Tech football program as a walk-on in 2007. ... Spent first three seasons on the scout team. ... Made his collegiate debut against New Mexico in 2010. ... Played in two games in 2010. ... Not listed on Tech's post-spring two-deep.
62 David Neill OL Sr. 3L 6-6/290 Flower Mound, Texas (Marcus HS)
Has played in 23 career games. ... Redshirted in 2007. ... Was moved to OL during the 2008 season. ... Moved back to DL in 2009. ... Moved back to OL as a junior. ... Ended the spring listed second at C behind Justin Keown.
63 James Polk OL Fr. RS 6-6/324 Houston, Texas (Alief Elsik HS)
Graded out higher than 90 percent in eight games as a senior at Alief Elsik HS. ... Did not allow a sack during his senior year. ... Impressed during fall camp as a freshman. ... Redshirted in 2010. ... Ended the spring listed second at LG behind Lonnie Edwards.
65 LaAdrian Waddle OL Jr. 2L 6-6/332 Columbus, Texas (Columbus HS)
Extremely talented. ... Has played in 15 career games. ... Made two career starts in 2009 as a true freshman. ... Lost over 40 pounds between February and August 2010. ... Moved to LT before the beginning of the 2010 preseason. ... Started all 13 games at LT in 2010. ... Earned All-Big 12 Honorable Mention honors in 2010. ... Some Tech coaches think Waddle is a future NFL player. ... Missed most of the spring with a high ankle sprain and twisted knee. ... Ended the spring listed as a co-starter at LT with Terry McDaniel.
66 Deveric Gallington OL Jr. 2L 6-3/328 North Richland Hills, Texas (Richland HS)
Nicknamed "Gummy Bear Bandit" in high school. ... Has played in 22 career games. ... Lost over 40 pounds between February and August 2010. ... Very imposing run blocker. ... Started all 13 games at RG in 2010. ... One of the strongest guys on the team, can squat over 700-pounds. ... Ended the spring listed as the team's starting RG.
67 Matt Wilson OL Fr. HS 6-6/254 Coldspring, Texas (Coldspring HS)
Originally committed to Houston but switched to Tech two weeks before National Signing Day.
68 Terry McDaniel OL Jr. 2L 6-6/328 Diana, Texas (New Diana HS)
Earned an offer after a very strong performance at a Tech camp in 2007. ... Has played in eight career games. ... Worked his way into the starting lineup at LT early in 2009. ... Sustained a season-ending injury against Nebraska. ... Was in contention for one of the team's starting OT positions during the 2010 preseason. ... Filled in for an injured LaAdrian Waddle at LT during the TicketCity Bowl. ... Capable of playing RG as well. ... Ended the spring listed as a co-starter at LT with LaAdrian Waddle and second behind Deveric Gallington at RG.

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