Senior defensive back who figures to gain his playing time on special teams... has appeared in 19 contests over the past two seasons earning a pair of letters... named to the 2009 Fall SEC Academic Honor Roll... earned the Special Teams Award, presented at the 2010 Garnet & Black Spring Game.
2009: Regular contributor on special teams... saw action in 11 games... recorded five tackles, including three solo stops... granted a scholarship prior to the season.
2008: Appeared in eight games, all on special teams... did not record any statistics... earned his first varsity letter.
2007: Joined the squad in the fall as a walk-on defensive back... did not play.
2006: Attended Midlands Tech in Columbia... was a member of the President's List.
HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Lexington (S.C.) High in 2005... played under coaches Jimmy Noonan, Jimmy Satterfield, Bob Stillwell and Bart Miller... team captain... helped his team to two regional titles... was a two-time all-state pick in weightlifting... earned all-region honors in track & field and wrestling... was a member of the National Honor Society.
PERSONAL: Christian Blake Baxley was born June 3, 1987... pursuing a sport and entertainment management degree with a minor in business... grandfather, Clayton Baxley, played football in the Shrine Bowl and later at Brevard College.