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    Brian Grzelakowski
    35 Brian Grzelakowski
    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Clarendon Hills, Ill

    High School:
    Hinsdale Central

    Height / Weight:
    5-11 / 215

    Position:
    LB

    Birthdate:
    11/14/1984

    Experience:
    2-2

    updated 2/06


    2005: Moved from fullback to linebacker during spring drills ... Recorded four tackles on the season, including two against Michigan State ... Had a half tackle for loss and two quarterback hurries vs. San Jose State ... Earned Academic All-Big Ten honors.

    2004: Earned the team's Scholar-Athlete Award ... Appeared in eight games, mainly on special teams, returning four kicks for 29 yards and totaling one solo tackle.

    2003: Redshirted.

    High School: Consensus All-State pick after rushing for 2,355 yards and scoring 27 TDs his senior season ... Those totals were both school records ... Made the Sun-Times Top-100 Chicago Area recruit list ... Rushed for 3,775 yards and scored 38 TDs in his career ... Set Illinois Class 8A single-game playoff records with a 98-yard run and 326 yards rushing ... West Suburban Silver Conference Offensive MVP ... Won letters in football and baseball ... Also an All-State pick on the diamond ... Led the Hinsdale Central baseball team to state semifinals while being named a first-team All-State tournament pick ... High school coach was Ken Schreiner.

    Personal: Full given name is Brian James Grzelakowski ... Born Nov. 14, 1984, in Hinsdale, Ill. ... Son of Edward and Maureen Grzelakowski ... Has one brother ... Majoring in business ... Dad was an All-American baseball player at Northwestern ... Mother played softball for the Wildcats ... Hobbies include basketball, music and skiing ... Plans to attend graduate school following graduation ... Played in the Pop Warner World Championship in 1998 ... Was a member of the Hinsdale Central National Honor Society and Athletes Committed to Excellence Program ... Was a Wendy's High School Heisman finalist.

    Career Highs
    Tackles: 2 vs. Michigan State, 9/24/05
    Solos: 1 vs. Wisconsin, 10/29/05
    TFL: 0.5 vs. San Jose State, 9/10/05
    QBH: 2 vs. San Jose State, 9/10/05
    KOR:2 vs. Purdue, 9/25/04 & vs. Penn State, 10/22/05
    KOR YDS: 22 vs. Penn State, 10/22/05
    Long KOR: 21 vs. Rutgers, 9/3/05

    Grzelakowski's Game-By-Game Statistics

    D E F E N S E KICKOFF RETURNS
    GAME/YEAR G ST AT TOT TFL-YDS INT-YDS PBU FF-FR NO YDS TD LG
    2004 Totals80000-00-00 0-0 4 29
    (7.3 ypr,
    3.6 ypg)
    0 12
    RUTGERS 0000-00-00 0-0
    SAN JOSE STATE 0110.5-10-02 0-0
    at California 0000-00-00 0-0
    MICHIGAN STATE 0220-00-00 0-0
    at Iowa 0000-00-00 0-0
    at Indiana 0000-00-00 0-0
    PENN STATE 0000-00-00 0-0
    WISCONSIN 1010-00-00 0-0
    at Ohio State 0000-00-00 0-0
    at Purdue 0000-00-00 0-0
    NORTHWESTERN 0000-00-00 0-0
    2005 Totals111340.5-10-02 0-0 3 43 0 21
    CAREER TOTALS191340.5-10-02 0-0 7 72 0 21

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