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Ben Emanuel

Height: 6-3 | Weight: 212 | College: UCLA
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Positives … Has an even proportioned frame with good upper body muscle definition and room to add more bulk. … Effective at reading and diagnosing the plays in front of him, reacting with no hesitation. … Has the foot speed and flexibility in his hips to redirect. … Shows steady acceleration in the open. … Fluid and controlled coming out of his backpedal, showing proper hip turn. … Adequate working in the short area zone, using his recovery speed to stay on the hip of the tight ends and handles the switch-offs with good awareness. … Times the pass and will compete for the ball at its high point. … Has soft and natural hands for the interception, extending his arms to reach and pluck the ball. … Plays at a low pad level and takes proper angles to the ball in pursuit. … Opens his hips and flows to the ball, coming out high and effortlessly in his backpedal. … Can turn and run with little gather in transition. … Times his leaps well to get to the ball on fade routes.

Negatives … Needs to play with more toughness. … While he makes plays in front of him, he struggles to react to the deep ball and fails to find the receivers on the deep routes. … Will let wideouts get behind him on the deep ball. … Has limited experience in man coverage. … Shows open field quickness, but it takes him a bit to get into stride. … Has decent range and takes good angles to the ball, but does not generate much power behind his tackles. … At times, he will actually turn down tackles, grabbing at the receiver or diving for their feet rather than wrapping and securing. … Can be fooled by head fakes, which momentarily takes him out of position. … Shows some willingness in run support, but looks timid trying to work through blocks in order to meet the ballcarrier at the line of scrimmage. … Grab tackler with no pop on contact. … Lacks good anticipation to the ball and routes.

2004 Season

Started the first twelve games at free safety, but had a 19-game starting streak snapped in the Silicon Valley Classic when he was suspended for a violation of team rules … Finished fourth on the team in tackles with 80 (48 solos), including a stop for a 3-yard loss … Caused a fumble and recovered two others … Intercepted a pass and deflected another.

2003 GAME Analysis

Colorado … Opened the season with 12 tackles (6 solos).

Illinois … Followed with a 10-tackle performance.

Oklahoma … Made 8 stops (4 solos).

Arizona … Led the team with ten tackles (8 solos).

California … Posted 7 hits (5 solos) and assisted in a stop behind the line of scrimmage.

Washington State … Delivered 5 tackles (4 solos) as he caused a fumble, recovered two others and picked off a pass.

Oregon … Assisted in a stop behind the line of scrimmage and totaled 7 tackles (5 solos).

2003 Season

Started the first three games at strong safety and then moved to free safety and started nine of the last ten games at that position … Ranked fourth on the team in tackles with 58(43 solos) with two stops for losses of 3 yards … Recovered a fumble and blocked a kick … Had four interceptions for 77 yards in returns and a touchdown … Also deflected five passes.


Colorado State … Had six tackles and returned a fumbled two-point conversion attempt by CSU 89 yards for two Bruin points and a 23-19 lead.

Oklahoma State … Made six solo tackles, including one for a loss … Added a pair of interceptions in the game (it marked the second time in his career he had picked off a pair of passes in a game - 2001 vs. Washington State) … Played most of the second half at free safety in place of injured Matt Ware.

Colorado … Credited with eight tackles, including one for a loss.

Oregon … Did not play due to a "stinger" in his left side.

California … Came back to register seven tackles.

Stanford … Had two tackles and blocked a Cardinal field goal attempt.

Washington … Followed with nine tackles.

Southern California … Added six tackles and broke up two passes.

Washington State … Credited with nine tackles … Also had two interceptions for the second straight year in the game against the Cougars … Returned his first interception 41 yards for a touchdown.

2002 Season

Played in eleven games, starting three at strong safety … Recorded 14 tackles (9 solos) with two interceptions for 29 yards in returns and a touchdown … Also deflected a pass … Had a pair of pass thefts, returning the second 29 yards for a touchdown to pull the Bruins to within three points (17-14) with 1:39 remaining in the third quarter vs. Washington State … The next week vs. Oregon, he made five tackles (three assists) in his second start in place of injured Jason Stephens.

2001 Season

Redshirted as a freshman.

Injury Report

2002: Sat out the Oregon game with a "stinger" on his left side.

2005: Failed to complete the agility tests (jumps, shuttles, three-cone) at the Combines due to a left foot cramp.


History major … Cousin, Bert Emanuel, was an NFL wide receiver for Tampa Bay and Atlanta, and played as a reserve quarterback at UCLA in 1990 prior to transferring to Rice … Son of Benjamin and Sandra Emanuel … Born Benjamin F. Emanuel II on 6/18/82 in Texas City, Texas … Resides in Friendswood, Texas.

High School

CAMPUS: 4.58 in the 40-yard dash … 4.56 20-yard shuttle … 11.68 60-yard shuttle … 7.51 three-cone drill … 36-inch vertical jump … 10'0" long jump … 19/36 Wonderlic score. COMBINE: 4.65 in the 40-yard dash … 2.74 20-yard dash … 1.64 10-yard dash … 31 3/8-inch arm length … 9 -inch hands … Bench pressed 225 pounds 21 times … 19 Wonderlic score.


Attended Clear Brook (Friendswood, Tex.) High School, playing football for coach Jim Hatfield … Played free safety … Two-time first-team All-District and All-State, a Super Prep Elite 50 selection and rated the nation's eleventh-best prospect … Accorded Super Prep All-American honors and was rated the second-best defensive back in the nation … Also named Super Prep Southwest Defensive Player of the Year, in addition to picking up Prep Star and Student Sports All-American accolades, and was a finalist for Houston Touchdown Club's Defensive Player of the Year Award … Two-time unanimous All-District selection … During his prep career, he made 13 interceptions … As a senior in 1999, he made 90 tackles, including six for losses, had four interceptions and recovered three fumbles … As a junior, he made seven interceptions, returning two for scores … .Lettered in track for coach James Smith … As a senior in 2000, the track team was 22AAAA district champs … In 1999, he ran on the 4 x 100 relay team (40.6) which won the district title … Also was a forward on the basketball team.


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