Mike Mucha
Mike Mucha

Orland Park, Ill.

High School:
Montini Catholic

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 232



2007: Member of UI squad.

2006: Member of UI squad.

2005: Redshirted.

High School: Earned 12 prep letters, four in football, wrestling and track ... Compiled 3,550 career rushing yards ... Recorded 185 wins in wrestling, second most in school history ... Amassed 87 pins in wrestling, third most in school history ... All-state, all-area and all-conference in football junior and senior year ... 2004 Chicago Sun-Times Conference 1-4A Player of the Year ... Wrestling state runner-up at 189 pounds during his junior and senior years ...Four-time state wrestling qualifier ... Two-time all-state in track ... 4 x 100m and 4 x 200m relay state champion his senior year ... 2004 4A football state champions ... Participated on four state champion wrestling teams.

Personal: Full given name is Michael Mucha ... Born July 21, 1986, in Blue Island, Ill. ... Son of Jerry and Lona Mucha ... Has one brother and sister ... Father played football at Weber State ... Grandfather, Rudy, played on the 1946 World Championship Chicago Bears ... Enrolled in the general curriculum ... Credits his dad as the person who most influenced his athletic career ... Fighting Illini hero is Dick Butkus ... Plans on becoming either a doctor or a high school counselor.

updated 2/08