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John Van Dam
John Van Dam

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
East Lansing, Mich.

High School:
Okemos

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 225

Position:
QB

Birthdate:
08/18/1984

Experience:
1L


Fifth-year walk-on adds depth at quarterback . . . AS A JUNIOR: Academic All-Big Ten selection . . . ranks as the only other quarterback on the 2007 roster besides Brian Hoyer that has game experience . . . made his only appearance of the 2006 season vs. Eastern Michigan . . . AS A SOPHOMORE: Saw action in the 2006 Homecoming game vs. Indiana . . . AS A FRESHMAN: Made his only appearance of the 2004 season in the home finale vs. Wisconsin . . . 2003 SEASON: Redshirted . . . HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Two-year letterman for Coach Keith Froelich at Okemos (Mich.) High School . . . saw action at quarterback and outside linebacker . . . completed 29-of-61 passes (.475) for 179 yards as a senior . . . posted 11 tackles and recovered a fumble in 2002 . . . recorded 15 tackles and an interception as a junior to go along with a fumble recovery . . . played midfield as a senior on the lacrosse team . . . also lettered in track as a junior, competing in the 400 and 4x400 relay . . . graduated from Okemos High School with a 3.5 grade-point average . . . awarded a National Merit Scholarship . . . son of Gary and Joan Van Dam . . . father Gary is the director of sales and marketing for the Motor City Bowl . . . born Aug. 18, 1984 . . . majoring in kinesiology.

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