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Tolen Avery

Class: Freshman
Position: DL
Height: 6-4
Weight: 235

Previous School: Ball HS

Hometown: Texas City, Texas

• Three-year letterwinner from Ball High School in Galveston, Texas
• Two-time all-district honoree
• Finished his sophomore season with 54 tackles, 12 tackles for a loss and one forced fumble
• During his junior campaign, he recorded 68 tackles, 10 tackles for a loss, one forced fumble and five pass breakups
• Had a career year as a senior, finishing his final season at Ball with 78 tackles, 16 tackles for loss, three forced fumbles, five sacks and four pass breakups
• Also played basketball and participated in powerlifting at Ball

• Son of Frank, Sr. and Betty Avery
• Father, Frank Avery, Sr., played football at Texas State (1979-82) as a fullback
• His brother, Frank Avery, Jr., played football at Texas A&M (2007-09) as a tight end
• Cousin, Kevin Hollis, played football at Kansas State (1984-85) as a cornerback