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Tom Dance
Tom Dance

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Erie, Pa.

High School:
Cathedral Prep School

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 218

Position:
LB

Birthdate:
11/26/1985

Experience:
2L


His playing status for the 2007 season remains uncertain due to complications from a concussion . . . AS A SOPHOMORE: Named to the Academic All-Big Ten team for the second year in a row . . . appeared in 11 of 12 games in 2006 . . . AS A FRESHMAN: Academic All-Big Ten selection . . . saw action in 10 of 11 games in 2005, working primarily on special teams (DNP vs. Northwestern) . . . compiled 43 production points on special teams . . . 2004 SEASON: Granted a medical redshirt after missing 10 games with a sprained ankle . . . made special teams appearances vs. Rutgers and Central Michigan . . . HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Named to PrepStar's All-Northeast Team . . . ranked among the nation's top 50 safeties by Rivals.com (No. 45) . . . Associated Press first-team all-state selection in 2003 . . . also earned first-team all-metro honors as a senior . . . nominated for the 2004 Ohio-Pennsylvania Big 33 All- Star Game . . . two-year starter for Coach Michael Mischler at Cathedral Prep School in Erie, Pa. . . . accounted for 1,589 all-purpose yards and 15 touchdowns in 2003 . . . completed 44-of-106 passes (.415) for 756 yards and eight TDs as a senior while helping the Ramblers (7-5 overall) to the District 10 and Metro League titles . . . rushed for 478 yards on 82 carries and scored six rushing TDs in 2003 . . . scored on a 77-yard run vs. Bishop Timon . . . returned 12 kickoffs for 355 yards (29.6 avg.) in 2003, including a 94-yard runback for a TD vs. St. Ignatius . . . his 94-yard runback marked the second-longest kickoff return in school history . . . led the Ramblers in receptions (13), receiving yards (259) and TD catches (3) as a junior . . . also participated in track and field . . . won 2003 state title in the 110-meter hurdles . . . also won two district championships, in the 100 meters and 110-meter hurdles . . . runs 4.4 in the 40 . . . son of Ted and Debra (deceased) Dance . . . born Nov. 26, 1985 . . . majoring in marketing.

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