CAREER NOTES: Four-year letterwinner appeared in 45 career games, including seven starts at linebacker . . . made 81 career tackles (32 solo, 49 assists), including 5.5 for losses (10 yards).
2010 SEASON (SENIOR): Appeared in all 13 games, including three starts at star linebacker . . . collected a career-high 31 tackles, including 3.5 for losses (5 yards) . . . had two tackles and a pass break-up in the 2011 Capital One Bowl against Alabama . . . totaled three tackles, including a half tackle for loss (1 yard), on Senior Day in comeback win over Purdue . . . tallied six tackles, including a half tackle for loss, in start against Minnesota . . . recorded a 1-yard tackle for loss on a key third-down stop in the fourth quarter at Northwestern . . . recorded two tackles, including one for a loss, in start against No. 11 Wisconsin . . . compiled four tackles in start against Northern Colorado . . . recorded four tackles against Notre Dame . . . tallied three stops and recovered a fumble in the fourth quarter to preserve MSU's win over Florida Atlantic at Ford Field . . . recorded three tackles in the season opener against Western Michigan.
2009 SEASON (JUNIOR): Appeared in all 13 games in 2009, including two starts at sam linebacker (Wisconsin and Purdue) . . . recorded a career-best 28 tackles (13 solos, 15 assists) and compiled 47 production points . . . made four tackles in the 2010 Valero Alamo Bowl vs. Texas Tech . . . in a starting assignment at Purdue, had a season-high seven tackles, including one for a 2-yard loss (season-best 18 production points) . . . collected four tackles vs. Western Michigan . . . in his first start since 2007, tallied four tackles, including a half tackle for loss, at Wisconsin . . . collected four tackles at Notre Dame.
2008 SEASON (SOPHOMORE): Appeared in the final seven games, playing on special teams . . . missed the first six games of the 2008 season with a broken right foot.
2007 SEASON (RED-SHIRT FRESHMAN): Academic All-Big Ten selection . . . saw action in 12 games in 2007, including starting assignments vs. UAB and Notre Dame . . . registered 22 tackles (9 solos, 13 assists) . . . sat out the Champs Sports Bowl with a broken foot . . . collected three tackles against Pittsburgh . . . had two tackles and a half sack vs. Bowling Green . . . recorded nine tackles (5 solos, 4 assists) vs. UAB in his first collegiate start.
2006 SEASON: Redshirted ... selected Scout Team Defensive Player of the Week vs. Pittsburgh.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Ranked among the state's top seniors by the Lansing State Journal (No. 21), Detroit Free Press (No. 25) and The Detroit News (No. 38) . . . 2005 all-state selection by both The Detroit News and Detroit Free Press . . . named to The Detroit News All-Metro and All-Metro North Teams as a senior . . . also earned All-Catholic (Central Division) honors in 2005 . . . played for Coach George Porritt at St. Mary's Preparatory in Orchard Lake, Mich. . . . recorded 122 tackles, including 15 sacks, in 12 games as a senior . . . intercepted two passes in 2005, returning one for a touchdown . . . also forced eight fumbles and blocked a field-goal attempt as a senior . . . his sack that resulted in a fumble that he recovered late in the fourth quarter vs. Brother Rice preserved the Eaglets' 24-21 victory in 2005 . . . served as captain of the St. Mary's wrestling team . . . son of Lori Misch . . . born March 29, 1988 . . . participated in the July 2010 Heroes for Kids golf outing, benefiting Saginaw (Mich.) youth recreation programs . . . participates in Athletes in Action sports ministry . . . majoring in interdisciplinary studies in social science - humanities.
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