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Kyle Rasmussen
Kyle Rasmussen

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Hadley, Mich.

High School:
Lapeer West

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 303

Position:
DT

Birthdate:
03/21/1981

Experience:
3L


Expected to push Matthias Askew and Kevin Vickerson for a starting job at defensive tackle...produced four tackles in the March 29 scrimmage...AS A JUNIOR: Named to the Verizon Academic All-District IV Second Team...earned Academic All-Big Ten honors for the third straight year...also presented the Potsy Ross Award as the team's top scholar-athlete...started all 12 games in 2002, including the first eight at defensive tackle and the last four at defensive end...played a career-best 297.5 minutes...led the defensive line in tackles for the second year in a row, with 49 (27 solos, 22 assists)...also credited with four QB hits...came on strong late in the season, recording 19 tackles over the last three games...registered seven stops each vs. Penn State (4-3), Indiana (4-3) and Notre Dame (4-3)...produced his only sack in the season finale vs. Penn State (4 yards)...AS A SOPHOMORE: Academic All-Big Ten selection for the second year in a row...shared the Tommy Love Award as the team's most improved player with tailback Little John Flowers and cornerback Broderick Nelson...started all 12 games at defensive tackle in 2001 and played 268 minutes...led the defensive line and ranked fifth on the team in tackles with 54 (24 solos, 30 assists)...really picked up the slack after his running mate at defensive tackle Josh Shaw went down with a season-ending knee injury in the first quarter vs. Michigan...recorded 36 tackles, including three for losses (15 yards), over the last six games...his fumble recovery in the third quarter vs. Missouri set up T.J. Duckett's 4-yard touchdown run...made six stops (3-3) vs. Penn State...had seven tackles vs. Purdue (2-5) and Indiana (4-3)...shared Spartan Defensive Player of the Week honors vs. Michigan after producing a career-high 10 tackles, including a 12-yard sack...AS A FRESHMAN: Named to the Academic All-Big Ten Team in 2000...appeared in 10 games (DNP vs. Purdue/pulled groin) and played 109.5 minutes...started four of the last six games at defensive tackle...registered 21 tackles (9 solos, 12 assists)...saved his best for the regular-season finale vs. Penn State, producing a season-high eight tackles (2-6)...had three stops each vs. Illinois (1-2) and Marshall (3-0)...recorded his first career sack vs. Notre Dame (3 yards)...1999 SEASON: Redshirted...HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Named to PrepStar's, SuperPrep's and Tom Lemming's Prep Football Report All-America Teams...ranked as the Midwest's No. 3 defensive tackle according to The National Recruiting Advisor...rated the state's No. 1 defensive lineman by Tom Lemming's Prep Football Report...listed among the state's top 20 players by both The Detroit News (No. 16) and Lansing State Journal (No. 20)...all-state pick by both the Detroit Free Press and The Detroit News...two-time first-team All-Metro League selection by the Flint Journal...three-year starter at center for Coach Jeff Putnam at Lapeer (Mich.) West High School...also started his last two seasons at defensive end...anchored an offensive line that helped produce the Metro League's top-ranked scoring unit in 1998...had 65 tackles (20 solos, 45 assists), including five sacks, and recovered two fumbles as a senior. . . recorded 72 stops, including four sacks, as a junior...graduated from high school with a 3.4 grade-point average...brother, Kemp, played defensive end at Indiana...son of Terry and Debi Rasmussen...born March 21, 1981...majoring in engineering arts.

Rasmussen's Statistics
	G/GS	UT	AT	TM	TFL	Sacks
2000	10/4	9	12	21	1-3	1-3
2001	12/12	24	30	54	3-15	1-12
2002	12/12	27	22	49	1.5-7	1-4
Career	34/28	60	64	124	5.5-25	3-19

Rasmussen's Career Highs Tackles: 10, vs. Michigan (2001) Tackles for Losses: 1.5, vs. Penn State (2002) Sacks: 1, three times (last vs. Penn State, 2002)

Rasmussen's Game-By-Game Statistics 2000 Defense UT AT TM TFL Sacks Marshall 3 0 3 0-0 0-0 Missouri 0 2 2 0-0 0-0 Notre Dame 1 0 1 1-3 1-3 Northwestern 0 1 1 0-0 0-0 Iowa 0 1 1 0-0 0-0 Wisconsin 1 0 1 0-0 0-0 Michigan 1 0 1 0-0 0-0 Illinois 1 2 3 0-0 0-0 Ohio State 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 Purdue DNP Penn State 2 6 8 0-0 0-0 Totals 9 12 21 1-3 1-3

2001 Defense UT AT TM TFL Sacks Central Michigan 3 2 5 0-0 0-0 Notre Dame 1 1 2 0-0 0-0 Northwestern 0 2 2 0-0 0-0 Iowa 1 3 4 0-0 0-0 Minnesota 1 1 2 0-0 0-0 Wisconsin 1 2 3 0-0 0-0 Michigan 5 5 10 1-12 1-12 Indiana 4 3 7 0-0 0-0 Purdue 2 5 7 1-2 0-0 Penn State 3 3 6 0-0 0-0 Missouri 2 1 3 1-1 0-0 Fresno State 1 2 3 0-0 0-0 Totals 24 30 54 3-15 1-12

2002 Defense UT AT TM TFL Sacks Eastern Michigan 1 0 1 0-0 0-0 Rice 1 1 2 0-0 0-0 California 1 4 5 0-0 0-0 Notre Dame 4 3 7 0-0 0-0 Northwestern 3 1 4 0-0 0-0 Iowa 1 1 2 0-0 0-0 Minnesota 3 2 5 0-0 0-0 Wisconsin 1 0 1 0-0 0-0 Michigan 1 2 3 0-0 0-0 Indiana 4 3 7 0-0 0-0 Purdue 3 2 5 0-0 0-0 Penn State 4 3 7 1.5-7 1-4 Totals 27 22 49 1.5-7 1-4