Cats in College
Bobby "Butch" Burney | News-Telegram Sports Editor

Nov. 20, 2004 - More than a dozen former Wildcats are currently on the rosters at colleges across the Southwest.

They include:

Aaron Givens (6-2, 195), a junior wide receiver, and his younger brother, Johan Givens (5-10, 230), a freshman running back, are both part of the success at the University of Texas-El Paso, currently ranked No. 24 in the nation. Aaron has started one game and played in seven games for the Miners (7-2), and caught 11 passes for 93 yards and rushed twice for 17 yards. Johan has played in one game, rushing three times for 10 yards.

Paul Dorn (6-3, 293), a senior offensive lineman at Bellhaven University in Jackson, Miss., was named All-Mid South Conference First Team.

Jeremy Godbolt (6-2, 205) played in nine games for East Texas Baptist University as a sophomore defensive end. He has registered seven solo tackles and eight assists including one tackle for a loss.

Klint King (6-2, 200), a sophomore strong safety at Southwest Missouri Baptist College, recorded 14 solo and 13 assisted tackles. He also has one sack and 1.5 tackles for losses. He has broken up one pass and forced two fumbles while starting four games.

KeKe Sims (5-8, 185), a sophomore defensive back at McMurry University in Abilene played four games, making six solo and three assisted tackle along with one pass break-up.

Several other players have been red-shirted as freshmen at their respective colleges. They include offensive lineman Aaron Boles at Central Arkansas, kicker Blake Birchfield at Southwest Missouri Baptist College, quarterback Ryan Henry at Bellhaven, cornerback Trey Hall at Southeastern Oklahoma State University, defensive tackle Jordan Jones at Northwestern (La.) State University, defensive back Brandon Skelton at Southwest Oklahoma State, and wide receiver Kendall Wright at Northwest Missouri State University.

She was a Lady Cat rather than a Wildcat, but Brandi Crouch is doing well at McLennan Community College, where she is starting at point guard, wearing No. 12 instead of her familiar No. 21.

He's not in college anymore, but 2004 Baylor graduate Klint King is continuing to excell in distance running. He clocked a 31:08 last weekend at the New England Cross Country Championships while running for ZAP Fitness. That ws good enough for a fourth-place finish on the 10K (6.2-mile) course.

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