4 - R.J. Webb
R.J. Webb
Height: 6-2
Weight: 205
Year: Senior
Hometown: Pickens, S.C.
High School: Pickens
Position: SE

Furman: Superb athlete who is on schedule to complete a second comeback from major knee injury that sidelined him for virtually all of the 2008 season, that after missing half of the 2007 campaign due to another major knee injury....has also been sidelined for each of the last two spring practices due to rehabilitation...appeal to the NCAA for a sixth-year of eligibility this spring was denied...sports proven ability as a receiver, return specialist, and punter...successful return would provide another lift to a talented and experienced wide receiving corps...will compete for the starting job at split end with David Hendrix. 2008 -- Had his comeback from season ending injury in 2007 cut short in the first half of Furman's season opener against Mars Hill (62-14 win) after suffering a torn anterior cruciate ligament, that after sustaining the same injury to his other knee the year before...underwent surgery shortly thereafter and was lost for the season...caught three passes for 36 yards, including a touchdown in a little over a quarter of action before injury. 2007 -- Appeared on his way to a breakout season with 23 receptions for 317 yards and two touchdowns before sustaining a torn anterior cruciate ligament in game five against Coastal Carolina (27-17 win)...injury required surgery and shelved him for the remainder of the season...caught seven passes for 143 yards and a touchdown in season opener against Presbyterian (40-16 win)...matched that performance with seven catches for 122 yards, including a 68-yard catch and run for a touchdown versus Wofford...recorded a 63-yard punt return for a touchdown against Coastal Carolina. 2006 -- Fashioned a very impressive season in his first campaign, catching a then Furman freshman record 28 passes for another freshman standard 407 yards and a touchdown in helping the Paladins to an 8-4 record, third straight playoff appearance, and No. 12 ranking in The Sports Network's final poll...saw action in all 12 games and earned one start, the first of his career, versus The Citadel (23-17 win)...netted a season best four receptions in four games, including a 74-yard performance against North Carolina that included a spectacular catch and run along the sideline on a 49-yard play...totaled 80 yards on four grabs versus The Citadel...collected a 12-yard touchdown reception versus Chattanooga (28-22 OT win), against whom he later made perhaps the most important catch of the year in the last seconds of regulation...with Furman trailing 22-19 and faced with a fourth-and-seven play at the 50, slipped behind a Moc defender for a catch, which he extended with a dazzling run for an eventual 41-yard play to the UTC 9, where two plays later Scott Beckler booted a game tying field goal on the final play of regulation to force overtime...averaged 32.0 yards on a pair of pooch punts against Jacksonville State (17-13 win), one of which was downed inside the Gamecock 20. 2005 -- Member of scout team...awarded redshirt and extra year of eligibility...named to SoCon Academic Honor Roll.

High School: 2005 graduate of Pickens (3A) High School...football coach was Brett Turner...played quarterback, wide receiver, and defensive back...passed for 2,300 yards and 18 touchdowns, rushed for 300 yards and 10 scores, and tallied 400 yards in receptions and five touchdowns during his career...also racked up 60 tackles and five interceptions...passed for 1,634 yards and 12 touchdowns and rushed for 250 yards and eight scores in 2004 to key Pickens to the state playoffs before falling 35-28 in the first round to a Greenville squad that included current Paladin quarterback Jordan Sorrells...also registered 22 tackles and two interceptions...collected team MVP, all-region, and All-Southeast Prep honors...selected to play in South Carolina's North-South All-Star Game...averaged 18.4 points, 11.2 rebounds, and 2.1 assists for Pickens basketball squad...scored 37 points in a pair of wins over Daniel (82-72) and Berea (65-64)...also pitched and played centerfield for Pickens' baseball team.

Personal: Full name is Ronald C. Webb, Jr...son of Julia and Ronald Webb...born August 24, 1987, in Greenville, South Carolina...sister, Janna, played volleyball at Wofford...father played basketball at Piedmont (Ga.) College...served as yearbook editor...South Carolina Boys State selection...health and exercise science major.