|Height:||6-1||Previous Team:||Brainerd H.S.|
AS A BULLDOG: Is the lone holdover from last year’s starting linebacker cast and a major component in UMD’s defensive scheme for 2012 ... became the seventh Bulldog to reach the triple-digit tackle plateau in 2011 -- racked up 101 stops, including 2.5 quarterback sacks ... delivered a 2011 UMD best 12-tackle performance in a 26-23 victory at Bemidji State on Sept. 24 more than earned his keep in 2010 supporting UMD’s second all-time leading tackler Robbie Aurich on the inside ... played in all 15 games two years ago and accumulated more total tackles (37) and solo stops (24) than any Bulldog reserve ... was redshirted as a first-year freshman in 2009. COLLEGIATE HIGHS: Total Tackles - 12 at Bemidji State (9/24/11). Sacks - 1.0 (3 Times). Tackles For Loss - 1.5 at Bemidji State (9/24/11) and Minnesota Crookston (11/6/10). MAJOR: Marketing. BEFORE UMD: Was the 2008 Brainerd Dispatch Area Football Player of the Year … exited the Brainerd High School gridiron program as its all-time leader in tackles … received Associated All-State honorable mention notice as a senior and junior at two different positions – linebacker and running back – and as a sophomore for his defensive play … was a Mr. Football finalist and All-Central Lakes Conference honoree (for the second straight year) in 2008 ... topped the 2007 and 2008 Warriors in scoring … played under head coach Ron Stolski at Brainerd High School … also participated for three years in hockey (defenseman) and track (sprints) with the Warriors .