· Preseason second-team All-Conference USA honoree (Athlon Sports)
· 2012 second-team All-Western Athletic Conference selection
Team captain started all 12 games and was a second-team All-WAC choice at linebacker … played the opening four tilts at strong safety before moving back to linebacker for the final eight contests … led the team with 4.5 sacks, was second with 5.5 TFLs and fourth with 71 tackles (41 solos/30 assists) … added three QB hurries, a pass breakup and returned a fumble 50 yards for a touchdown (Oct. 20 vs. San Jose State) … had a season-high nine stops at Rice (Oct. 13).
Played in seven games, including six starts, before missing the last three due to injury, … third on the team with 61 tackles (32 solos/29 assists), including four for loss … recorded double-digit stops in three of his final five outings … also registered a sack, three quarterback hurries, two interceptions, three pass breakups and a forced fumble … became the first player in program history to record double-digit tackles when he racked up 13 (8 solos/5 assists) at Southern Utah (Sept. 17) … accomplished the feat again two weeks later at #16 Sam Houston State (Oct. 1) with nine solo stops and four assists in addition to picking off a pass for the second consecutive week … had a dozen tackles, two TFLs, one sack and a quarterback hurry against South Alabama (Oct. 8) … added another program first against Bacone (Sept. 24) when he brought back an interception 45 yards for a touchdown (first defensive score) … redshirted in 2010.
Prior To UTSA
Came to UTSA as a walk-on in Fall 2010, but earned a scholarship at the conclusion of the “practice” season … saw action in six games at Eastern New Mexico in 2009 and recorded a half dozen tackles (5 solos/1 assist) … a two-year starter who played defensive back and wide receiver at the prep level … a 2008 first-team All-District 28-5A selection … collected 79 tackles (47 solos/32 assists), including two for loss, four interceptions, three pass breakups, a pair of forced fumbles and a fumble recovery as a senior … also hauled in eight passes for 227 yards and four touchdowns that season … an academic all-state honoree … coached by Danny Padron.
Born March 5, 1991 … son of Christine and Bill Kurfehs … cousin, Corey Wootton, is a defensive end with the Chicago Bears … exercise science major.
Year G/GS TT (S/A) TFLs (Yds) Sacks FF/FR INT PBU BLK
2012 12/12 71 (41/30) 5.5 (20) 4.5 0/1 0 1 0
2011 7/6 61 (32/29) 4.0 (18) 1.0 1/0 2 3 0
Total 19/18 132 (73/59) 9.5 (38) 5.5 1/1 2 4 0
Tackles: 13 (2x), last at #16 Sam Houston State (10/1/11)
Tackles For Loss: 2.0, vs. South Alabama (10/8/11)
Sacks: 1.5 (2x), last at New Mexico State (9/29/12)