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Bret Bielema
Bret Bielema

Hometown:
Prophetstown, IL

Position:
Defensive Line

Iowa Item - One of two captains for 1992... joined squad as walk-on...co-winner of Coaches Appreciation award for defense in 1991...

1992 - Appeared in 11 games, making five starts...tallied 37 tackles (19 solos, 18 assists) including one for loss, vs. Ohio State...four stops at Michigan...four tackles, including three solo stops, vs. Miami...seven tackles vs. Iowa State

1991 - Played in all 12 games and started six times at nose guard...totaled 14 solo tackles and 17 assists...had six tackles for loss (-17) and one QB sack for minus two yards...six tackles in wins over Indiana and Purdue...four tackles vs. Wisconsin, Ohio State and Northwestern.

1990 - Saw action as reserve defensive end...totaled five tackles, including two solos...had two tackles for minus two yards...two tackles and blocked PAT attempt in win over Purdue.

1989 - Earned first letter while playing in reserve roll and on special teams...scout team defensive MVP vs. Oregon.

High school honors - Two-time first team all-conference selection as both linebacker and tight end...all-Western Illinois as senior...team captain in football and wrestling as senior...two-time wrestling MVP... Career - led conference in receiving as junior and tied league receiving mark...prep team was 7-3 in senior year, advancing to state playoffs three straight years...four-year wrestling letterman with 31-2 mark as senior...tossed shot put and discus and ran hurdles in track before missing senior season with broken leg...National Honor Society member and member of student council.

Personal - born 1/13/70...marketing major.

Bielema's Career Statistics

Defense	Solo	Ast.	Total	T/Loss	Sacks
Fresh.	4	6	10	2/10	1/6
Soph.	2	3	5	2/2	0/0
Junior	14	17	31	6/17	1/2
Senior	19	18	37	2/5	0/0
Career	39	44	83	12/34	2/8
 
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