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Gordon Niebylski
Gordon Niebylski

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Farmington, Mich.

High School:
Birmingham Brother Rice

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 312

Position:
OG

Birthdate:
02/19/1983

Experience:
3L


Projected starter at right guard following the loss of William Whitticker . . . versatile enough to move outside and play offensive tackle if required . . . AS A JUNIOR: Named to the CoSIDA Academic All-District IV First Team . . . Academic All-Big Ten selection for the third-straight year . . . played in all 12 games in 2004, including three starting assignments at left tackle (vs. Indiana, Iowa and Illinois) . . . key reserve on an offensive line that helped produce a rushing attack that ranked second in the Big Ten and No. 10 in the NCAA, averaging 238.5 yards per game . . . part of a unit that allowed the fewest sacks in the Big Ten (8 in 399 passing attempts) . . . scored 90 percent or better in 11 of 12 games while producing a career-high 28 pancakes . . . graded 97 percent each vs. Hawaii, Michigan, Illinois (career-best 6 pancakes), Notre Dame and Central Michigan . . . posted a season-best 99 percent vs. Wisconsin . . . graded out 98 percent vs. Rutgers . . . had 34 production points on special teams . . . AS A SOPHOMORE: Academic All-Big Ten selection for the second year in a row . . . saw action in nine games in 2003 (DNP vs. Western Michigan, Notre Dame, Minnesota and Penn State) . . . graded out 90 percent or better in five regular-season games . . . recorded four pancakes . . . made his first collegiate start at left tackle vs. Wisconsin, taking over for Stefon Wheeler who suffered a neck injury vs. Ohio State, and responded by scoring 90 percent . . . graded 92 percent vs. Ohio State . . . posted perfect scores (100 percent) in back-to-back games vs. Indiana and Illinois . . . scored 96 percent vs. Rutgers . . . had 21 production points on special teams . . . AS A FRESHMAN: Academic All-Big Ten selection . . . appeared in seven games (vs. Eastern Michigan, Rice, California, Northwestern, Michigan, Indiana and Penn State) and played 18.5 minutes . . . graded out 90 percent or better in five of seven games . . . played a season-high 9.5 minutes vs. Indiana and scored 90 percent . . . 2001 SEASON: Redshirted . . . selected Spartan Scout Team Offensive Player of the Week vs. Minnesota . . . HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Named to PrepStar's and SuperPrep's All-Midwest Teams . . . ranked among the Midwest's top 100 prospects (No. 82) by SuperPrep . . . rated among the nation's top 100 offensive linemen (No. 82) by Rivals.com . . . listed among the state's top 20 players by the Detroit Free Press (No. 16), The Detroit News (No. 17), Lansing State Journal (No. 17) and The Midwest Football Recruiting News (No. 18) . . . didn't allow a sack during the entire 2000 season while earning all-state and all-metro honors . . . two-year starter for Coach Al Fracassa at Brother Rice High School in Bloomfield Hills, Mich. . . . helped Brother Rice to back-to-back appearances in the state championship game, with the Warriors claiming the 2000 title (Division 2) . . . honor roll student ... threw the shot put over 50 feet ... son of Bruce and Sharon Niebylski . . . born Feb. 19, 1983 . . . earned a bachelor's degree in supply chain management in May 2005 . . . currently pursuing a master's degree in labor relations and human resources.