CAREER HIGHS Tackles: 7, vs. Wisconsin (Nov. 20, 2010) Solos: 5, two times (last vs. Mississippi State, Jan. 1, 2011) Asst: 4, vs. Wisconsin (Nov. 20, 2010) TFLs: 1, twice, last vs. Air Force (Sept. 8, 2012) Sacks: 0.5, vs. Purdue (Oct. 29, 2011) Int.: 1, twice (last vs. Ohio State, Nov. 26, 2011) FR: 1, three times (last at Minnesota, Nov. 3, 2012) PBUs: 2, vs. Bowling Green (Sept. 25, 2010)
At Michigan ... three-year letterman ... has appeared in 39 career games at cornerback, making 14 starts ... tied Michigan record for longest fumble return for a touchdown (83) yards vs. Minnesota (10/1/11).
Junior (2012) ... Academic All-Big Ten ... started five games at cornerback and appeared in eight games as a reserve cornerback ... SOUTH CAROLINA (Jan. 1) ... started at cornerback ... MINNESOTA (Nov. 3) ... recorded a fumble recovery for six yards ... NOTRE DAME (Sept. 22) ... started at cornerback ... MASSACHUSETTS (Sept. 15) ... started at cornerback, collecting five tackles with 0.5 tackles for loss ... AIR FORCE (Sept. 8) ... started at cornerback ... tallied two tackles, including one for a loss ... ALABAMA (Sept. 1) ... started at cornerback ... made one tackle ... earned Frederick Matthaei spring award for the junior-to-be who has displayed leadership, drive and achievement on the athletic field and in the classroom.
Sophomore (2011) ... Sugar Bowl champion ... earned second varsity letter ... played in all 13 games; 12 at cornerback, making three starts (Western Michigan, Notre Dame, Virginia Tech), and 13 on special teams ... tied for first on the team with two interceptions ... VIRGINIA TECH (Jan. 3) ... started at cornerback ... made two tackles, including one half tackle-for-loss ... OHIO STATE (Nov. 26) ... Second career forced fumble and second career interception ... made interception with 39 seconds left on OSU's final drive to seal the win ... NEBRASKA (Nov. 19) ... recorded first career solo tackle-for-loss, second career fumble recovery on kickoff return to open the second half and a PBU ... PURDUE (Oct. 29) ... made two tackles, including first career sack (half-sack), and recorded first career interception ... MINNESOTA (Oct. 1) ... appeared as a reserve cornerback, tied the Michigan record for longest fumble return for a touchdown (83 yards) to go along with two tackles ... SAN DIEGO STATE (Sept. 24) ... recorded season-high 4 solo tackles ... WESTERN MICHIGAN (Sept. 3) ... started, set season high with four tackles and had a pass break-up.
Freshman (2010) ... earned first varsity letter ... played in all 13 games and started five contests ... registered 36 tackles, 0.5 tackles for loss, a forced fumble and four pass breakups ... made collegiate debut on kickoff coverage unit vs. Connecticut (Sept. 4) ... saw his first action at cornerback and contributed on special teams at Notre Dame (Sept. 11) ... recorded his first collegiate tackle on kickoff coverage unit vs. Massachusetts (Sept. 18) ... made two tackles and broke up a team-high two passes at cornerback and special teams vs. Bowling Green (Sept. 25) ... switched from jersey #9 to #5 prior to the Indiana (Oct. 2) game ... recorded two tackles as a reserve cornerback against the Hoosiers ... posted one solo tackle at nickelback vs. Michigan State (Oct. 9) ... assisted on two tackles at nickelback vs. Iowa (Oct. 16) ... recorded one solo tackle and one assisted tackle at nickelback at Penn State (Oct. 30) ... tallied a career-high five tackles and a pass breakup in first career start at cornerback vs. Illinois (Nov. 6) ... matched his career high with five tackles and broke up a pass in start at Purdue (Nov. 13) ... reset his career high with seven tackles, including an assisted tackle for loss, and forced his first career fumble in start vs. Wisconsin (Nov. 20) ... registered three tackles in start at Ohio State (Nov. 27) ... tallied six tackles in start at cornerback vs. Mississippi State (Jan. 1) in the Gator Bowl.
Prep ... attended Lexington High School (2010) coached by B.J. Payne ... four-year starter at quarterback and two-year starter at cornerback ... ran 40-yard dash in 4.54 seconds and had a 36-inch vertical leap ... Key Statistics ... completed 413-of-674 passes (61%) for 5,926 yards and 56 touchdowns with 17 interceptions during his career ... carried the ball 175 times for 1,175 yards and scored 16 TDs ... holds seven school records at quarterback ... registered 54 tackles, 21 pass breakups and one interception in two years at cornerback ... threw for over 1,828 yards on 136-of-220 passing and accounted for 22 TDs as a senior ... made 25 stops, eight PBUs and one pick during senior year ... completed 150-for-215 for 2,482 yards and 24 TDs with three interceptions junior year ... made 29 tackles, 13 PBUs and recovered one fumble from cornerback spot as a junior ... completed 72-of-125 passes for 973 yards and 12 TDs as a sophomore ... passed for 643 yards on 55-of-114 passing with three touchdowns as a freshman ... Honors and Rankings ... three-star prospect by Rivals.com and scout.com ... listed as the No. 34 cornerback in the country according to scout.com ... two-star and the nation's No. 92 cornerback according to Scouts, Inc. ... earned All-Ohio Division II first-team selection as a junior and senior ... named the Ohio Cardinal Conference Offensive Player of the Year as a junior and senior ... Mansfield News Journal/Brown Derby Roadhouse Offensive Player of the Year as a junior ... named to the Ohio High School Coaches Association North-South All-Star Classic ... three-time all-conference and all-district selection ... 2009 runner-up for the Art Teynor Award which is Ohio coaches association's version of the Mr. Football Award given to the top academic/football player in the state of Ohio.
Personal ... Courtney Avery was born April 3, 1991 ... enrolled in the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts, major undeclared ... relative of George Jewett, the first African-American football player at Michigan and in the Big Ten Conference (1890).