2001: Started all 12 games at defensive tackle ? Recorded a season-high four tackles vs. LSU at the Nokia Sugar Bowl ... Two of those tackles went for four yards in losses ... Had one tackle for loss and his first career PBU vs. Northwestern ... Had one of his best games of the season at Michigan ... Tallied three tackles, two of which went for a loss, and a sack ... Had three tackles against Penn State and Indiana ... Finished eighth on the team in TFL?s with five.
2000: Played in all 11 games ... Totaled 13 tackles, three tackles for loss, a sack and a fumble recovery ... Tied a career-high with three tackles at San Diego State and vs. California ... Registered tackles for loss in those same games and as well as in the Illini's shutout win over Iowa ... Recovered a fumble at Penn State.
1999: Reserve defensive tackle saw action in five games ? Totaled three tackles against Ohio State ? Registered seven tackles (five solos) during the season ? Recorded one tackle for loss on a sack against Arkansas State.
1998: Redshirted the 1998 season.
High School: A first-team all-state selection, also earned all-area and All-Mid-Penn 1 offensive and defensive honors . . . Named all-area Defensive Player of the Year ? Helped lead Central Dauphin to District III title and runner-up finish in state playoffs ? Recorded 15.5 QB sacks as a senior . . . High school coach was George Chaump . . . Earned four varsity letters, three in football and one in basketball at Central Dauphin.
Personal: Full name is Brett Patrick Kautter ? Born Jan. 18, 1980 ??Majoring in finance ? Parents are John and Shirley Kautter.
CAREER HIGHS Tackles: 3, four times (last time vs. PSU, 11/10/01) Solos: 2, three times (last time at Mich, 9/22/01) TFL: 2 at Michigan, 9/22/01 Sacks: 1, three times (last time at Michigan, 9/22/01) QB Hurries: 2 vs. Louisville, 9/15/01 & at Purdue, 11/3/01