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      David  Houser
Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Columbia, S.C.

High School:
AC Flora HS

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 220

Position:
C

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2015 - JUNIOR
•Houser has appeared in 30 games for the Vols in 2015, hitting .276 with three doubles, six runs scored and four RBIs.
•Registered his fourth RBI, going 1-for-1, at Kentucky on April 18.
•Had a 1-for-3 outing at Middle Tennessee (April 14).
•Tallied one hit in three at bats against Missouri on April 9.
•Went 2-for-4 and scored a run in the series opener at Ole Miss (April 3).
•Batted in a run on a double at Vanderbilt (March 29).
•Scored on a 1-for 2 showing in the series finale at Florida (March 15).
•Recorded two RBI's in a 2-for-3, one double outing against Florida (March 14).
•Hit his first double of the season against East Tennessee State (March 10).
•Tallied two runs after going 1-for-3 against Grand Canyon on March 6.
•Went 1-for-3 during a victory over Belmont (Feb. 25).
•Posted his first multi-hit effort of the season going 2-for-3 with one run scored against Lipscomb (Feb. 20).
•Started two of three games behind the dish for the Vols during the season opening series at Florida International (Feb. 13-15).

2014 - SOPHOMORE
•Played in 34 games for the Vols, making 30 starts at catcher.
•In his second season on Rocky Top, he hit .229 with four doubles, nine runs scored and 14 RBIs.
• Went 3-for-4 with four RBIs and a run scored in the second game of the doubleheader against Purdue (Feb. 16).
• Went 2-for-3 with a double and two RBIs against No. 29 UNLV (Feb. 22).
• Went 2-for-3 with a double, two RBIs, and two runs scored against Quinnipiac (Feb. 28).
•Posted an impressive 2-for-3 effort with a double, two RBIs, and two runs scored against Auburn (March 23).
•Scored two runs and went 1-for-3 in the club's 8-2 win over Kentucky on May 2.
•Went 1-for-5 with one RBI in an extra-innings win against Morehead State on May 13.
•Collected two hits (2-for-4) on May 15 against Florida, marking his fifth multi-hit game of the season.
•Hit .169 with 10 RBIs in 28 games with the Cape Cod League's Hyannis Harbor Hawks (Summer 2014).

2013 - FRESHMAN
• Appeared in 37 games for the Vols, including 30 starts (27 at catcher, three as the designated hitter).
• Hit .191 with four doubles and 11 RBI as a freshman.
• He threw out a team high 26.5 percent of base runners (9-for-34) on the season.
• Made his collegiate debut on February 15 at UNLV, going 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI.
• Went 3-for-5 with one RBI in an 11-2 win over No. 20 Arizona State on Feb. 23.
• Had a three-game hitting streak from March 3-9 in which he hit .273 (3-for-11).

HIGH SCHOOL
• Graduated from AC Flora High School where he was coached by Andy Hallett.
• Led the Falcons to the South Carolina Class AAA state championship as a senior.
• Named the High School Sports Report AAA Player of the Year and South Carolina Coaches Association All-State.
• As a senior, hit .397 with 12 home runs and 42 RBIs.
• Ranked as the sixth-best player in the Palmetto State and received a 9.5 grade from Perfect Game.
• In other PG rankings, he came in at 321 nationally, 35th among all catchers.
• Also was named a 2010 Perfect Game Third-Team Underclass All-American.
• Moved up to the first-team All-American list in 2011.
• Claimed 2012 Rawlings All-Atlantic Region first-team accolades.
• At the 2010 Junior National Showcase at Tropicana Field in Tampa, Fla., he set the Perfect Game all-time record with a recorded pop time of 1.75.
• Hit .295 with eight home runs, 32 RBIs and a .512 on-base percentage that season.

PERSONAL
• Full name is David Elliott Houser
• Born April 5, 1994
• Son of Chip and Lynne Houser
• Majoring in Communications
• Recipient of the Alma & Hal Reagan Scholarship Endowment
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