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Kevin Vickerson
Kevin Vickerson

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Detroit, Mich.

High School:
Martin Luther King

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 295

Position:
DT

Birthdate:
01/08/1983

Experience:
3L


Figures to battle Matthias Askew and Kyle Rasmussen for the starting nod at one defensive tackle position...AS A SOPHOMORE: Saw action in all 12 games in 2002, including six starts at defensive tackle (vs. Eastern Michigan, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, Indiana and Purdue)...played 204.5 minutes, including a career-high 26.5 minutes vs. Michigan...recorded 42 tackles (28 solos, 14 assists)...ranked third (tied with Askew) on the team in tackles for losses, with six for 25 yards...also credited with four QB hits and a pass break-up...made seven stops (4-3) vs. Purdue...produced two tackles for losses (8 yards) vs. Indiana...registered five tackles (3-2) vs. Michigan, including his only sack (12 yards)...posted a career-best eight tackles (6-2) vs. Minnesota plus recovered a fumble...AS A FRESHMAN: Appeared in eight games as a true freshman in 2001, including two starts at defensive tackle (vs. Missouri and Fresno State)...registered 13 tackles (8 solos, 5 assists)...produced five tackles (3-2), including two for losses (8 yards), vs. Fresno State in the Silicon Valley Football Classic...recorded his first career sack (7 yards) vs. Fresno State All-American David Carr...posted a season-high six stops (3-3) vs. Penn State...played 61.5 minutes in 2001, including a season-high 20 minutes vs. Penn State...HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Ranked among the nation's top 25 defensive ends (No. 24) by Rivals.com and the Midwest's top 50 prospects (No. 42) by SuperPrep...also rated among the state's top players by the Detroit Free Press (No. 8), Lansing State Journal (No. 9) and The Detroit News (No. 16)...earned PrepStar All-America honors as a senior while helping Detroit King to a 10-1 record and its first Public School League title in 10 years...a two-way starter for Coach James Reynolds, playing end and tackle on the defensive line and guard and tackle on the offensive line...recorded 97 tackles in 2000, including 26 for losses with 17 sacks, while earning all-state, All-Detroit and all-metro honors...had 82 tackles as a junior, including 23 for losses with 14 sacks...son of Donnie and Charles Vickerson ...born Jan. 8, 1983.

Vickerson's Statistics
	G/GS	UT	AT	TM	TFL	Sacks
2001	8/2	8	5	13	2-8	1-1
2002	12/6	28	14	42	6-25	1-12
Career	20/8	36	19	55	8-33	2-13

Vickerson's Career Highs Tackles: 8, vs. Minnesota (2002) Tackles for Losses: 2, twice (last vs. Indiana, 2002) Sacks: 1, twice (last vs. Michigan, 2002)

Vickerson's Game-By-Game Statistics 2002 Defense UT AT TM TFL Sacks Eastern Michigan 1 0 1 0-0 0-0 Rice 2 1 3 0-0 0-0 California 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 Notre Dame 0 3 3 0-0 0-0 Northwestern 2 0 2 0-0 0-0 Iowa 3 0 3 0-0 0-0 Minnesota 6 2 8 1-2 0-0 Wisconsin 3 1 4 1-2 0-0 Michigan 3 2 5 1-12 1-12 Indiana 3 1 4 2-8 0-0 Purdue 4 3 7 1-1 0-0 Penn State 1 1 2 0-0 0-0 Totals 28 14 42 6-25 1-12