3 Donavon Sawyer
3 Donavon Sawyer
Height: 6-1
Weight: 200
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Little Rock, Ark.
High School: Robinson
Position: DB

2009: Two-year letterwinner ... will serve as the starting strong safety again this fall.

2008: Started all 10 games last season and finished second on the team with 63 total tackles, including 4.0 tackles for a loss (-14) … also had six pass breakups, two interceptions and shared a sack (-4) … posted seven or more tackles in seven contests … had eight tackles in six games … logged eight tackles and intercepted a pass in a 34-27 loss to Guilford (10/25) … notched eight tackles and shared a sack in a 32-19 loss at Bridgewater (11/1).

2007: Played in all nine games as a nickel back and special teams player during his sophomore season ... totaled 12 tackles, including 2.0 tackles for a loss (-5) ... also had a pass breakup and blocked a punt ... posted five tackles in a 28-21 win over Catholic (10/6).

2006: Played in a majority of the games on special teams as a first-year player ... did not record a tackle.

High School: Earned four letters in football at Joe T. Robinson High School ... earned all-conference and all-metro honors as a senior ... competed in the AAU National Championships in the long jump.

Personal: Business administration major.