USF Football BIO
22 George Baker
BAKER'S CAREER HIGHS
2012: Played in all 12 games, starting 11, at cornerback and on special teams ... posted 42 tackles and five PBU ... had seven games with at least four tackles ... tallied four tackles in the first two games against Chattanooga and Nevada ... notched four tackles and four PBU against Rutgers ... added six tackles at Temple ... posted a career-high nine tackles versus Syracuse ... tallied five tackles and a PBU against UConn.
2011: Appeared in 11 games in the secondary and on special teams ... tallied 14 tackles and a PBU ... recorded two tackles and a TFL against FAMU ... started against UTEP and tied his career-high with five tackles ... notched four tackles and a PBU against Louisville.
2010: Appeared in 12 games at cornerback and on special teams ... posted 12 tackles, a PBU and an INT ... notched his first career INT against Stony Brook in the season opener ... tallied a tackle and PBU at Cincinnati ... added four tackles at Louisville ... notched a career-high five tackles at Miami.
2009: Played in 12 games ... made his first career start against Charleston Southern, his only start of the season ... tallied nine tackles, seven unassisted and half a tackle for loss ... set season highs of three tackles against CSU and Louisville ... played primarily on special teams but also saw time at cornerback.
ARCHBISHOP CARROLL HIGH SCHOOL: Rated as the 47th cornerback in the country by Scout.com ... named All-Dade County in 2006 and '07 ... a versatile athlete who played defensive back, running back and returner ... played at running back as a junior and had 93 carries for 1,010 yards and 10 touchdowns ... recorded 50 tackles between the safety and cornerback position ... as a senior, posted 209 carries for 1,643 yards and 19 touchdowns ... also returned two kickoffs for touchdowns ... had 40 tackles and three interceptions ... chose USF over Auburn, Miami and Rutgers.
PERSONAL: Raised by Stephanie Grant ... has one brother, De'andre Butler ... graduated in Spring 2012 with a degree in interdisciplinary social science.