TULANE: A three-year letterwinner and two-year starter... has played in 35 career games with 21 starts... defensive statistics include 151 tackles (96 solo), 10.5 stops for lost yardage, 0.5 sacks, three forced fumbles, four fumble recoveries and eight interceptions... made the move from safety to linebacker during the spring and enters the fall as the starter at strong-side linebacker.
2007 (JUNIOR): Started 11 of 12 games and was an honorable mention All-Conference USA selection... led the team in interceptions for the second straight season with four and was fourth on the team in tackles with 66 (39 solo), including four for lost yardage... also forced one fumble and recovered three, and recorded 10 pass breakups... had season-high nine tackles, including 1.5 for lost yardage and a PBU at East Carolina... notched eight tackles vs. Mississippi State (six solo, two assists) and SMU (all solo tackles)... picked off a pair of passes, broke up another and posted six tackles (three solo, three assists) vs. Houston... added six stops (three solo, three assists) and a pick vs. LSU... registered five stops, a PBU and recovered two fumbles vs. Tulsa... produced four pass breakups and grabbed and interception vs. UTEP... 2006 (SOPHOMORE): Started 10 of 12 games on defense and led the team with 80 tackles (55 solo) and interceptions (4), and registered 6.5 tackles for lost yardage, 0.5 sacks, three pass breakups, one fumble recovery and two forced fumbles... named to the all-Conference USA third team... made eight stops, including one for lost yardage and returned his first career interception 30 yards for a touchdown vs. SMU... produced five stops, including one for lost yardage and one forced fumble vs. UCF... came up with 10 tackles (5 solo), 1.5 tackles for lost yardage and one interception at Marshall... produced eight tackles and came up with one interception vs. Army... registered six stops (5 solo), one tackle for lost yardage and one fumble recovery at No. 8 Auburn... came up with his second career pick vs. Rice and finished with eight tackles and one pass breakup... was credited with five stops, including one quarterback sack at No. 10 LSU... earned his first collegiate start at Mississippi State and finished with three stops... 2005 (FRESHMAN RS): Became a key special teams contributor for the Wave, playing in all 11 games... recorded five tackles (two solo), including a career-best two against Tulsa (11/19)... 2004 (FRESHMAN): Did not play walk-on; received a red-shirt season.
HIGH SCHOOL: Lettered in football at Fordham Preparatory School in the Bronx.
PERSONAL: Majoring in finance... born David Victor Skehan on March 26, 1986... the son of Jane Skehan... a former walk-on, who earned a scholarship prior to the 2006 campaign... spent the summer of 2005 traveling in Europe... named to the C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll for 2005-06.
Skehan's Career Defensive Stats
Year G/GS UT-AT-TT TFL Sacks FF/FR QH PD Int
2005 11/0 2-3-5 0-0 0-0 0/0 0 0 0-0
2006 12/10 55-25-80 6.5-14 0.5-6 2/1 0 3 4-41
2007 12/11 39-27-33 4-13 0-0 1/3 0 10 4-9
Career 35/21 96-55-151 10.5-27 0.5-6 3/4 0 13 8-50