Big-play threat averaged 15.1 yards per catch while gaining 454 yards on 30 catches ... contributed four touchdowns, including a pair of scores against Arkansas ... had a career-best day against the Hogs with four catches for 151 yards to go along with his two touchdowns ... his 86-yard TD strike against Arkansas was the team’s longest scoring play of the season ... had a season-high five catches (for 30 yards) against Ole Miss.
Logged playing time in nine contests … recorded nine receptions for 65 yards ... swooped in highlight reel-worthy catch from Johnny Manziel vs. Alabama … had season-high 12-yard catches vs. Alabama and SMU … season-high three receptions and 27 yards vs. SMU.
Redshirted ... named Co-Offensive Scout Team MVP.
Coached by Scott Surratt at Carthage HS … U.S. Army and SuperPrep All-American … first-team All-State pick on offense and a third-team selection on defense in 2011 … Earned first-team All-East Texas honors on offense and defense by the Longview News Journal … caught 76 passes for 1,233 yards and 17 touchdowns as a senior in 2011 … rated a 4-star prospect by 247sports.com and Rivals.com … ranked the No. 17 athlete nationally by Rivals.com … ranked the No. 16 athlete nationally by 247sports.com … ranked the No. 30 safety nationally by ESPNU … ranked the No. 33 safety nationally by Scout.com … SuperPrep ranked him the No. 25 player and No. 2 safety in Texas ...chose A&M over TCU, LSU, Missouri, Baylor and Arkansas.
Edward Pope is the son of Rita Pope of Kilgore, Texas and Jeffery Pope of Carthage, Texas … born Feb. 10, 1994 in Carthage ... ag leadership and development major.