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Hawk-Item - - Suffered season-ending injury at Ohio State in seventh game of 2003 season . . . injured during spring practice, 2001, and did not see any game action, using 2001 as a medical redshirt season . . . played fullback as a true freshman in 2000 before moving to defensive line.
2004 Honors - - One of five seniors selected to team Leadership Council for 2004 season . . . 2004 - - listed as first team defensive tackle following spring practice.
2003 Honors - - One of three juniors selected to team Leadership Council for 2003 season . . . 2003 - - started at defensive tackle in first seven games of the season . . . recorded one tackle and two QB pressures in opening win as Iowa held Miami to 54 rushing yards and without a touchdown for the first time in 93 games . . . recorded one solo tackle and two assists, including one QB sack, in win over Buffalo . . . had four solo stops and two assists in win at Iowa State . . . recorded four solo tackles in win over Arizona State . . . three solo stops and two assists at Michigan State . . . four assists in win over Michigan . . . suffered injury early in the game at Ohio State and missed the remainder of the season.
2002 Honors - - Coaches Appreciation Award, defense . . . key member of defense that ranked fifth in the nation in rushing defense (81.9) . . . 2002 - - started first 11 games at defensive end before missing win at Minnesota due to a death in the family . . . returned to starting line-up vs. USC in Orange Bowl . . . recorded four solo tackles and two assists in season-opening win over Akron . . . recorded one QB sack that resulted in loss of 13 yards . . . recorded forced fumble in the opening period that was returned 72 yards for a touchdown by teammate Kevin Worthy . . . three solo tackles and two assists in win at Miami, including one QB sack . . . four solo tackles and two assists vs. Iowa State . . . one solo tackle and two assists in win over Utah State . . . two solo tackles, one assist and three QB pressures in win at Penn State . . . two solo tackles and two assists in win over Purdue . . . also had one tackle for loss and two QB pressures . . . recorded three solo tackles and two assists in win over Michigan State, including a QB sack, a caused fumble and a QB pressure . . . three solo tackles and two assists in win at Indiana, including two tackles for loss, one QB sack, one QB pressure and a pass break-up . . . one solo tackle, three assists and one QB pressure in win at Michigan as Iowa defense held Wolverines to 22 rushing yards and 171 yards total offense . . . four solo tackles and two assists, including two QB sacks, in win over Wisconsin as defense held Badgers to 78 rushing yards and 215 yards total offense . . . recorded three solo tackles and two assists in win over Northwestern and had a 10-yard return on the first pass interception of his career.
2001 - - did not see any game action due to injury . . . suffered broken leg at the end of spring drills and was not completely healed at the start of fall practice.
2000 - - played in 11 games, with three starts at fullback . . . listed on travel squad for Kansas State but did not see game action . . . saw action on special teams in remaining 11 games . . . saw first offensive action at Illinois, but had no stats . . . earned first career start vs. Ohio State and started vs. Wisconsin and Penn State . . . had one rushing attempt for four yards and one pass reception for four yards vs. Ohio State . . . one pass reception for eight yards vs. Wisconsin . . . saw limited action but had no stats vs. Northwestern and Minnesota . . . one solo tackle in Orange Bowl vs. USC was a QB sack.
High school honors - - First team all-conference linebacker as a senior . . . team captain as a senior . . . Career - - played linebacker and end on defense along with fullback on offense, and handled punting duties . . . averaged 40 yards per punt . . . best time of 4.6 seconds in the 40-yard dash . . . played on the Lincoln basketball team which was ranked No. 1 in the state of Texas. . . also played prep baseball.
Personal - - Born 10/12/81 . . . health and sport studies major . . . carried a prep GPA of 3.95 . . . Iowa assistant Coach Carl Jackson coached at Lincoln prior to re-joining the Iowa staff in 1999 . . . prep teammate of DB Jermire Roberts . . . high school coach was Richard Williams.
Babineaux's Collegiate Stats