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William Whitticker
William Whitticker

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Marion, Ind.

High School:
Marion

Height / Weight:
6-5 / 329

Position:
OG

Birthdate:
08/02/1982

Experience:
3L


Figures to earn his share of playing time at right guard, behind sixth-year senior Paul Harker...has 19 career starts to his credit...has recorded 115 career pancakes...AS A SOPHOMORE: Appeared in all 12 games in 2002, starting the first eight contests at right guard...played 280.5 minutes, including a career-best 37.5 minutes vs. Northwestern...graded out 90 percent in eight of 12 games...registered 52 pancake blocks...scored 96 percent vs. Northwestern, with eight knockdowns...named Spartan Offensive Player of the Week vs. Eastern Michigan, grading out 97 percent to match his career best while producing eight pancakes...AS A FRESHMAN: Named first-team Freshman All-American by the Football News...earned second-team Freshman All-America honors from The Sporting News...started all but one game in 2001 and played 358.5 minutes ...suffered a sprained ankle in the first quarter vs. Notre Dame and sat out the next game vs. Northwestern...graded out over 90 percent seven times...saved his best for last, grading out over 90 percent in six of his last seven starts, including the last five games in a row...scored a season-high 97 percent, including seven pancakes, vs. Fresno State in the Silicon Valley Football Classic...also produced high marks vs. Missouri (95 percent), Penn State (94), Purdue (91), Indiana (94), Wisconsin (94) and Central Michigan (93)...ranked third on the team in pancakes with 63, including a career-high 10 knockdowns vs. Minnesota...2000 SEASON: Redshirted...HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Listed on PrepStar's and SuperPrep's All-Midwest Teams...ranked as Indiana's No. 1 prospect and the Midwest's No. 43 player by the Midwest Football Recruiting News...three-year starter at offensive tackle for Coach Mark Surface at Marion (Ind.) High School...attended the same high school that produced former Spartan basketball standout and NBA first-round draft selection Zach Randolph (Portland Trail Blazers)...son of Joselyn Whitticker...born Aug. 2, 1982...majoring in merchandise management.

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