Football


Mike Ware
Mike Ware
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Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Naperville, Ill.

High School:
Waubonsie Valley

Last College:
Wheaton College

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 280

Position:
DL

Experience:
1-1

The Ware File

Person you would like to spend a day with
Jesus

Plans after graduation
Start my own business

Why Illinois?
It was a great fit for me

Favorite sports movie
Rudy

Favorite food
Oberweis chocolate milkshake

Pregame Ritual
I have to have the equipment guys help me put on my shoulder pads because I am very claustrophobic

2007: Assisted on a tackle against #25 Michigan ... Recorded a solo tackle at Iowa ... Had two tackles, including a solo, and had a TFL against #5 Wisconsin ... Notched a sack at Indiana for a loss of three yards ... Recorded his first career sack at Syracuse for a loss of nine yards ... Had three tackles, including a solo, at Syracuse ... Saw action at defensive tackle against Western Illinois and Missouri but did not record any statistics.

2006: Appeared in one game for the Fighting Illini, but did not record any statistics.

Wheaton College: Played in 10 games as a sophomore in 2004 ... Registered 46 total tackles, 22 solo and 24 assisted in 2004 ... Tied for second on the team with 8.5 TFL in 2004 ... Tied for first on the team with 4.0 sacks in 2004 ... Also had eight QBH and one PBU in 2004 ... Played in six games as a true freshman for Wheaton College ... Recorded nine solo and three assisted tackles in 2003 ... Had six TFL, two QBH and one and a half sacks in 2003.

High School: Earned 2002 PrepStar All-Region honors ... 2002 Illinois top-30 prospects by Chris Poole Recruiting ... 2002 School Sports Magazine first-team defense ... 2001 and 2002 all-conference and Daily Herald All-Area ... 2002 Upstate 8 Defensive Player of the Year runner-up ... Three-year varsity starter at middle linebacker ... Earned six prep letters, three in football, two in hockey and one in track ... 2003 Suburbs vs. City All-Star game participant ... 2003 Shriner All-Star game ... High school coach was B.J. Luke.

Personal: Born March 8, 1985 ... Son of Tom and Connie Ware ... Majoring in speech communications.


Career Highs:

Tackles: 2 at Minnesota, 11/3/07
Solos: 1 vs. Eastern Illinois, 9/2/06
TFL: 1, three times (last time vs. Wisconsin, 10/6/07)
QB Sacks: 1, twice (last time at Indiana, 9/22/07)


Ware's Game-By-Game Statistics:

2007 Rushing Receiving Passing Kick Ret Punt Ret all
Date Opponent no. yds td lg no. yds td lg c-a-i yds td lg no. yds td lg no. yds td lg purp
Sep 01, 2007 vs Missouri 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Sep 08, 2007 WESTERN ILLINOIS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Sep 15, 2007 at Syracuse 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Sep 22, 2007 at Indiana 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Sep 29, 2007 PENN STATE 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Oct 06, 2007 WISCONSIN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Oct 13, 2007 at Iowa 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Oct 20, 2007 MICHIGAN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Oct 27, 2007 BALL STATE 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Nov 03, 2007 at Minnesota 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Nov 10, 2007 at Ohio State 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Nov 17, 2007 NORTHWESTERN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Jan 1, 2008 vs USC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Games played: 13

2007 Tackles Sacks Fumble Int pass blkd PAT PAT
Date Opponent solo ast total tfl yds no. yds ff fr yds no. yds qbh brup kick kicks rush rcv saf pts
Sep 01, 2007 vs Missouri 0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Sep 08, 2007 WESTERN ILLINOIS 0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Sep 15, 2007 at Syracuse 1 2 3 1.0 9 1.0 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Sep 22, 2007 at Indiana 1 0 1 1.0 3 1.0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Sep 29, 2007 PENN STATE 0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Oct 06, 2007 WISCONSIN 1 1 2 1.0 2 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Oct 13, 2007 at Iowa 1 0 1 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Oct 20, 2007 MICHIGAN 0 1 1 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Oct 27, 2007 BALL STATE 0 1 1 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Nov 03, 2007 at Minnesota 2 0 2 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Nov 10, 2007 at Ohio State 0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Nov 17, 2007 NORTHWESTERN 1 1 2 0.5 3 0.5 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Jan 1, 2008 vs USC 1 0 1 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Totals 8 6 14 3.5 17 2.5 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0


2006 Rushing Receiving Passing Kick Ret Punt Ret all
Date Opponent no. yds td lg no. yds td lg c-a-i yds td lg no. yds td lg no. yds td lg purp
Sep 02, 2006 EASTERN ILLINOIS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Games played: 1

2007 Tackles Sacks Fumble Int pass blkd PAT PAT
Date Opponent solo ast total tfl yds no. yds ff fr yds no. yds qbh brup kick kicks rush rcv saf pts
Sep 02, 2006 EASTERN ILLINOIS 0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Totals 0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0


updated 2/08

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