2004: Played in all 11 games, recording 11 tackles, a sack, one QBH and one PBU ... Made a career-high four tackles and had a sack and a PBU vs. Indiana ... Tallied a QBH vs. Western Michigan.
2003: Tallied 14 tackles in eight games ... Had a season-high three tackles vs. Illinois State and vs. Minnesota ... Recorded two stops vs. Missouri, at Michigan and at Indiana ... Made one tackle at UCLA and at Iowa.
2002: Played in all 12 games as a true freshman at linebacker and on special teams ... Had tackles in seven games including at Penn St., where he had a season-high three stops ... Added two tackles vs. Arkansas State ... Had solo stops vs. Ohio St., Indiana and Michigan and an assist vs. San Jose St.
High School: Garnered Most Valuable Player accolades for the Suburban Prairie (Red) Conference ... Prep Star All-Region ... SuperPrep All-Midwest team ... Named to the Champaign News-Gazett All-State first team ... Averaged 15 stops per game ... Recorded over 300 tackles combined during his junior and senior seasons ... Named the All-Area MVP by the Morris Daily Herald ... Joliet Herald All-State team member as a linebacker and punter ... First-team All-Conference linebacker ... Earned eight varsity letters in football, wrestling and track at Morris High School ... Also earned All-Conference honors in the shot put and discus following the 2000 track season ... Helped lead team to the state finals in 2001 ... High school coach was Dan Darlington.
Personal: Full given name is Joshua Cody Tischer ... Born March 21, 1984 in River Forest, Ill. ... The son of Stan and Janis Tischer ... Majoring in education ... Father, Stan, played football for the Concordia St. Paul Golden Bears ... A four-year honor roll student and member of the National Honor Society ... Enjoys fishing and hunting ... Favorite athlete is Chicago Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher.
Career Highs Tackles: 4 vs. Indiana, 11/6/04 Solos: 2, three times (last time at Indiana, 11/6/04 Sacks: 1 vs. Indiana, 11/6/04 TFL: 1 vs. Indiana, 11/6/04 QBH: 1 vs. W. Michigan, 9/18/04