2003: Played in 11 games, totaling 11 tackles ... Had a career-high four tackles at Michigan and at Iowa ... Notched one tackle vs. Missouri, Illinois State and Wisconsin.
2002: Saw action in nine games, recording five tackles and a forced fumble ... Had a career-high two tackles vs. Indiana ... Also had two assists at Southern Miss.
2001: Played in 10 games as a special teams standout ... Registered nine tackles including a season-high three in the season-opener at California ... Also had two tackles in the win over Louisville.
2000: Redshirted the 2000 season.
High School: Three-time All-State selection ... Named to the All-Ohio Capital Conference team for three straight seasons ... Earned first-team All-Southeast District honors for two consecutive years ... Named Southeast District Defensive Player of the Year ... Led his Chillicothe squad with 189 tackles ... Helped team to 8-4 record and first playoff berth in 12 years ... Amassed 451 career tackles ... Registered 153 tackles as a junior and 109 as a sophomore ... Three-year starter and letterwinner ... Selected to play in the Ohio North/South game.
Personal: Full given name Michael Lucas Gawelek ... Born Feb. 14, 1982 in Lake Forest, Ill. ... The son of Randy and Marilyn Gawelek ... Has four brothers ... Majoring in sport management ... An honor roll student ... Admires former Ohio State linebacker Andy Katzenmoyer for his attitude and toughness ... Lists his first interception, which he returned for a 65-yard touchdown, as his biggest thrill in sports ... Plans on pursuing a career as a fireman after a stint in professional football.
CAREER HIGHS Tackles: 4, twice (last time at Iowa, 11/1/03) Solos: 4 at Michigan, 10/18/03 Fum. Forced: 1 vs. Michigan, 9/28/02