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#47 Mitch Zajac
Position: Linebacker
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 220
Year: Freshman
City/State: Holt, Mich.
High School: Holt
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2011:  Tied the program record for games played (50) and recorded 92 tackles during the 2011 season ... seven tackles at Michigan (9/3) ... nine stops and first career forced fumble against CMU (9/17) ... season high 11 tackles at No. 24 Illinois (9/24) ... first TFL of season at UConn (10/1) ... recorded a QB hurry and fumble recovery aganist Akron (11/25) ... registered 8 tackles and a forced fumble in the Little Caesars Pizza Bowl (12/27).

2010: Led team with a career high 97 tackles ... had five tackles at Michigan State (9/4) ... second on the team with nine tackles vs. Toledo (9/18) ... assisted on a tackle for loss vs. Idaho (10/2) ... led team with eight tackles at Ball State (10/9) ... season high 2.0 TFLs at Notre Dame (10/16) ... career matching 10 tackles at CMU (11/5) ... career high 14 tackles and 2.0 sacks vs. EMU (11/13) ... set new career high with 15 tackles vs. Kent State (11/20).

2009: Recorded first INT of career with a 26-yard return at Kent State (10/31) ... eight tackles and 3.0 TFLs at MSU (11/7) ... set career high with 10 tackles against Ball State (11/24) ... appeared in 12 games and made six starts ... set career bests for tackles (51) and tackles for loss (4.5) in a season.

2008: Appeared in 13 games and made five starts ... named to MAC All-Freshman Team by Rivals.com ... made collegiate debut on special teams at Nebraska (8/30) ... made first career start at linebacker vs. Eastern Michigan (11/1) ... had four tackles at Idaho (9/13) ... had four tackles and one pass break-up vs. Illinois (11/8) ... has seven tackles (six solo) vs. Toledo (11/15) ... had five tackles at Ball State (11/25)... appeared in the Texas Bowl vs. Rice (12/30).

HIGH SCHOOL: Ranked No. 56 among inside linebackers by ESPN.com ... ranked No. 50 overall in Michigan by Rivals.com ... earned 12 varsity letters heading in football, wrestling and track & field ... 2007 All-State Dream Team Member ... named 2008 High School Athlete of the Year by the Detroit Athletic Club ... 2007 Academic All-State award recipient ... 2007 Football Michigan ‘Great 8’ Finalist ... selected to the Michigan All-Star East vs. West Game in 2007 ... received honorable mention for all-state as a junior ... preseason and postseason all-area Defensive Player of the Year as a senior ... four-time All-Capital Area Activities Conference (CAAC) selection ... three time All-Area Dream Team selection ... holds football program records for tackles in a season (165) and games started in a career (44) ... member of four-time CAAC championship football team ... team finished in the Associated Press Top 10 each year ... combined four-year record of 37-7 ...  named Team MVP and Team Defensive Player of the Year in 2007 ... served as three-year co-captain ... four-time CAAC individual wrestling champion at 215 lbs. ... has over 100 career wrestling wins ... received honorable mention for All-CAAC as a junior and qualified for state as a sophomore ... named Wrestling Team MVP in 2005 ... two-time state qualifier in shot put ... earned All-CAAC in shot put in 2004 and all-area in 2005 ... has received 11 All-CAAC Academic awards and ranks No. 8 in a class of 437 students.

 

PERSONAL: Majoring in engineering with a 3.69 GPA ... son of Mark and Lori Zajac ... born Nov. 10, 1989 in Holt, Mich.

 

YR GP GS ST AT TT TFL SK INT PBU FF FR QBH
2011 13 11 28 64 92 2.5-5 0.0-0 0 0 2 1-9 2
2010 12 12 24 73 97 4.0-26 2.0-22 0 0 0 0-0 0
2009 12 6 26 25 51 4.5-10 0.0-0 1-26 1 0 0-0 0
2008 13 5 11 18 29 1.5-3 0.0-0 0-0 4 0 1-0 0
TOTALS 50 34 89 180 269 12.5-44 2.0-22 1-26 5 2 1 0

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