2018 NFL Draft

D.J. Monroe,

School:  |  Conference: BIG12
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Angleton, TX
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Projected Ranking
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2012 Season
Played in all 13 games as a reserve running back and kick returner, including starts against Oklahoma State and Kansas State ... an honorable mention All-Big 12 selection as a kick returner by the Coaches ... tied for third on team in rushing touchdowns (3) and was fifth in all-purpose yards (55.1 per game) ... averaged 24.5 yards per kickoff return which ranked fifth in the Big 12 and No. 36 in the FBS ... his 515 kickoff return yards rank No. 4 on the UT all-time single-season list ... had three kickoff returns of 70 or more yards, including a 100-yard TD ... shared the Frank Denius Special Teams MVP Award with Alex King ... posted 36 rushing yards on five attempts with one touchdown and one catch for 15 yards in the season opener vs. Wyoming ... scored a 6-yard rushing touchdown vs. New Mexico ... recorded one carry for a 10-yard touchdown against Ole Miss ... recorded his third kickoff return for a touchdown (100 yards) against Oklahoma State to pass Foswhitt "Fozzy" Whittaker on the UT career list ... only the fourth 100-yard return in school history.

Totaled 144 all-purpose yards vs. the Cowboys ... selected as the Big 12 Conference Special Teams Player of the Week, College Football Performance Awards (CFPA) National Kickoff Returner of the Week and the team's special teams player of the game by the coaching staff ... had one kickoff return for 17 yards vs. Oklahoma ... had two carries for 6 yards, one reception for 3 yards, and three kickoff returns for 107 yards, including a 70-yarder, against Baylor ... posted one carry for 11 yards and three kickoff returns for 36 yards vs. Kansas ... had one carry for 10 yards against Texas Tech ... registered one reception for 2 yards vs. Iowa State ... had one kickoff return for 21 yards against TCU ... recorded one carry for a season-high 46 yards, two catches for 10 yards, and six kickoff returns for 140 yards, including a 72-yarder, vs. Kansas State ... had a career-high 196 all-purpose yards vs. the Wildcats ... named the CFPA National Kickoff Returner of the Week for that performance ... totaled 82 all-purpose yards, including 64 on kickoff return, vs. Oregon State in the Alamo Bowl.

2011 Season
Appeared in all 13 games with three starts ... Academic All-Big 12 first-team selection ... tallied 326 rushing yards on 48 attempts (6.8 ypr), eight receptions for 70 yards (8.8 ypc) and 10 kickoff returns for 203 yards (20.3 avg.) on the season ... scored his first touchdown of the year on a 12-yard gain against Texas Tech as part of his two carries for 18 yards ... led the team with 77 rushing yards on eight carries, including a season-long 51-yard rush at Baylor ... also had four kickoff returns for 90 yards to give him 173 all-purpose yards against the Bears ... tallied seven carries for 30 yards, one two-yard catch and one 29-yard kickoff return at Missouri ... recorded five carries for a total of 41 yards (8.2 ypc) in season-opener against Rice ... registered three carries for a total of 40 yards (13.3 ypc) and one catch for 26 yards against BYU ... notched five rush attempts for 31 yards at Iowa State ... had 58 all-purpose yards on five touches against Oklahoma with 23 rushing yards on three carries, one catch for 18 yards and one kickoff return for 17 yards ... carried the ball four times for 33 yards and had one catch for five yards in the Oklahoma State game ... in the Holiday Bowl against California he caught two passes for 11 yards and returned one kickoff for 23 yards.
2010 Season
Appeared in all 12 games at running back and on special teams ... recorded 195 yards and one TD on 23 carries (8.5 ypc) ... also returned 21 kickoffs (No. 5 on the UT single-season list) for 430 yards (20.5 ypr) ... returned one kickoff for 27 yards versus Wyoming ... carried one time for 14 yards at Texas Tech ... logged a season-high 174 all-purpose yards, including six rushes for 51 yards and five kickoff returns for 123 yards, against UCLA ... logged his first career TD run, a 60-yarder, and rushed four times for 65 yards versus No. 8 Oklahoma ... also returned three kickoffs for 49 yards against the Sooners ... returned one kickoff for 16 yards against No. 5/4 Nebraska ... rushed one time for 10 yards and returned two kickoffs for 58 yards, including a 32-yard return, versus Iowa State ... rushed four times for 10 yards and returned two kickoffs for 24 yards against No. 25/24 Baylor ... returned three kickoffs for 50 yards at Kansas State ... rushed six times for 43 yards and returned two kickoffs for 40 yards versus Florida Atlantic ... rushed once for 2 yards and returned one kickoff for 20 yards against No. 17/18 Texas A&M.
2009 Season
Appeared in 11 games, including one start, at tailback, wide receiver and on special teams ... posted 23 rushes for 143 yards (6.2 ypc) and 16 kickoff returns for 537 yards (33.6 ypr) and two TDs ... tallied 680 all-purpose yards on 39 plays (17.4 ypp) ... only player in school history to return two kickoffs for TDs ... 537 kickoff return yards ranks third on UT's single-season list ... posted a season-high 175 all-purpose yards on 11 touches against ULM, rushing nine times for 64 yards (7.1 ypc) and returning two kickoffs for 111 yards and a TD ... scored on his first-ever collegiate play with an 89-yard return in the second quarter against the Warhawks ... named the team's Most Productive Performer on special teams and earned the Top Contributor award for his effort ... returned a kickoff for 41 yards and rushed five times for 15 yards at Wyoming ... returned two kickoffs for 66 yards and rushed twice for six yards against Texas Tech ... scored on a 91-yard kickoff return (t-No. 8 on UT's longest kickoff return list) against UTEP ... returned three kickoffs for 75 yards versus No. 20 Oklahoma ... rushed two times for 18 yards and returned two kickoffs for 49 yards at Missouri ... returned one kickoff for 27 yards at Baylor ... rushed three times for 33 yards and returned two kickoffs for 36 yards in the BCS Championships game against No. 1 Alabama.
2008 Season
High School
Coached by Finis Vanover at Angleton H.S. ... a prep All-American and all-state selection ... two-sport letterman who was an offensive, defensive and special teams standout ... played in the 2008 U.S. Army All-American Bowl and earned the Fastest Player award ... was tabbed the Offensive MVP of the Texas High School Coaches Association All-Star game after rushing for 107 yards and a TD and recording 100 return yards ... ranked as the fifth-best defensive back in the nation by Rivals and was a member of Rivals' top 100 national prospects ... tabbed the state's No. 2 cornerback by Dave Campbell's Texas Football ... a first-team member of Dave Campbell's Super Team ... three-time 23-4A all-district selection on offense ... tallied 2,745 all-purpose yards (2,093 rushing/252 receiving/210 PR/190 KR), 27 TDs, 173 tackles and eight INTs in his final two seasons ... named first-team 4A all-state in the secondary and as a kick returner by the Texas Sports Writers Association as a senior ... also earned second-team 4A all-state honors from the Associated Press.

Named all-district co-Offensive MVP and Special Teams Player of the Year ... rushed 154 times for 864 yards (5.6 ypc) and 10 TDs and caught eight passes for 128 yards (16.0 ypc) and a TD ... returned seven kickoffs for 190 yards (27.1 ypr) and three TDs and eight punts for 210 yards (26.3 ypr) ... also recorded 97 tackles and two INTs ... earned all-district honors and was voted district MVP as a junior ... rushed for 1,229 yards and 11 TDs on 167 carries (7.4 ypc) and made five catches for 124 yards (24.8 ypc) and two TDs ... also posted 76 tackles and six INTs, returning one for a TD ... first-team all-district 24-4A at receiver and second-team all-district at defensive back as a sophomore ... tallied six TDs on offense while posting 86 tackles, six forced fumbles and two INTs on defense ... also a three-year letterman in track and field ... won the 2006 4A state championship in the 100 meters (10.45) and finished seventh in 2007 ... holds a personal best of 10.31 in the 100 meters ... three-year regional qualifier in the 100 meters.

Born in Angleton, Texas ... full name is Donald O'Neal Monroe Jr., but goes by D.J. ... earned his bachelor's degree in applied learning development/youth and community studies in Dec. 2012 ... active participant in UT's community service program ... part of a group of Longhorns that makes regular visits to the Dell Children's Medical Center ... prep honor roll student ... active in community service as a prepster ... participated in P.A.L.S., a group that provides mentoring to elementary and junior high students ... cousin, Ahmard Hall, played fullback at Texas (2003-05) and now is a free agent in the NFL ... enjoys fishing.