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Tom Busch
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Tom Busch

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Cottage Grove, MN

High School:
Park HS

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 235

Position:
FB

Birthdate:
01/26/1985

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    Hawk-Item - - One of five seniors named to 2007 Leadership Group . . . moved from linebacker to fullback during 2004 spring practice . . . first career start came in 2004 home win over Purdue.

    2007 Honors - - Earned Big Ten Conference Sportsmanship Award . . . Permanent Team Captain, offense . . . Coaches Appreciation Award, offense . . . 2007 - - Listed as first team fullback following spring practice . . . started at fullback in opening win over Northern Illinois as offense rushed for 250 yards and gained 383 yards total offense . . . had no offensive statistics vs. Northern Illinois and recorded one assisted tackle on special teams . . . started at fullback in win over Syracuse, but had no statistics as offense gained 408 yards total offense . . . started at fullback in loss at Iowa State but had no statistics . . . started at fullback in loss at Wisconsin, but had no statistics . . . started at fullback in loss to Indiana, but had no statistics as offense gained 428 yards total offense . . . started at fullback in loss at Penn State, but had no statistics . . . started at fullback in win over 18th-ranked Illinois as offense rushed for 141 yards and gained 323 yards total offense, but had no statistics . . . started at fullback in loss at Purdue, but had no statistics . . . started at fullback in double OT win over Michigan State as offense gained 230 rushing yards, rushing for two yards on only rushing attempt . . . started at fullback in win at Northwestern as offense gained 299 passing yards and 369 yards total offense . . . recorded one pass reception for three yards at Northwestern . . . started at fullback in win over Minnesota . . . had no offensive statistics vs. Minnesota, but collected two assisted tackles on special teams . . . started at fullback in loss to Western Michigan . . . had one pass reception vs. Western Michigan for three-yard touchdown.

    2006 Honors - -Offensive Hustle Award

    2006 Pre-season Honors - - Named 12th best fullback in the nation by The Sporting News . . . 2006 - - listed as first team fullback following spring practice...listed as first team fullback following spring practice . . . started at fullback in opening win over Montana as offense gained 416 yards total offense . . . had no offensive statistics vs. Montana and recorded one assisted tackle on special teams . . . started at fullback in double overtime win at Syracuse, but had no statistics . . . started at fullback in win over Iowa State . . . one reception for two-yard touchdown in the fourth period gave Iowa a 24-17 advantage . . . the catch was the first scoring reception of his career . . . started at fullback in win at Illinois, but had no statistics . . . started at fullback in loss to top-ranked Ohio State, but had no statistics . . . started at fullback in win over Purdue as offense reached season high marks in points (47) and rushing yards (286) . . . had two pass receptions for 17 yards vs. Purdue, including a two-yard catch for second touchdown of the season . . . started at fullback in loss at Indiana as offense gained 467 yards total offense, but had no statistics . . . started at fullback in loss at Michigan . . . gained three yards on first rushing attempt of the season vs. Michigan and recorded one solo tackle on special teams . . . started at fullback in win over Northern Illinois as offense gained 405 yards total offense . . . one pass reception for three yards vs. Northern Illinois . . . started at fullback in loss to Northwestern, gaining two yards on one reception . . . started at fullback in loss to Wisconsin . . . had one reception for three yards and a touchdown vs. Wisconsin, recording his third touchdown of the season . . . started at fullback in loss at Minnesota as offense gained season-best 546 yards total offense . . . one rush for one yard and one pass reception for nine yards vs. Minnesota . . . started at fullback vs. Texas in Alamo Bowl, recording one pass reception for 19 yards.

    2005 Honors - - Hawkeye Hustle Award, offense . . . 2005 - - Started in opening win over Ball State . . . gained five yards on only carry of the game and had no receptions . . . started at fullback at Iowa State . . . had one pass reception for no gain . . . started at fullback in win over Northern Iowa . . . rushed three times for 21 yards vs. UNI, including career-best 17-yard gain . . . started at fullback at Ohio State, with one rushing attempt for no gain . . . started at fullback in win over Illinois, recording one pass reception for 16 yards . . . started at fullback in win at Purdue as offense gained season-best 535 total yards . . . two rushing attempts for four yards and one reception for three yards vs. Purdue . . . started at fullback in win over Indiana as offense gained 425 yards total offense, but had no statistics . . . started at fullback vs. Michigan, but had no statistics . . . started at fullback at Northwestern, but had no statistics . . . started at fullback in win at Wisconsin at offense gained 390 yards total offense . . . gained one yard on two rushing attempts vs. Badgers . . . started at fullback in win over Minnesota, but had no statistics as offense gained 613 yards total offense . . . started at fullback in Outback Bowl vs. Florida, with one pass reception for 10 yards.

    2004 - - Started at fullback vs. Purdue, Minnesota and LSU . . . season stats included 12 carries for 26 yards and one touchdown and six receptions for 56 yards . . . saw action in opening win over Kent State . . . had two pass receptions for 22 yards, with a long of 13 . . . saw action in win over Iowa State, but had no statistics . . . saw action vs. Arizona State, with one rushing attempt for seven yards and one reception for one yard . . . saw action at Michigan, but had no statistics . . . saw action in win over Michigan State . . . one rushing attempt resulted in three-yard touchdown, his first career score . . . saw action in win over Ohio State, gaining two yards on two attempts . . . saw action in win at Penn State, with one rushing attempt for minus one yard . . . saw action in win at Illinois, with two pass receptions for 20 yards . . . started at fullback in win over Purdue . . . one rushing attempt for one yard and gained 13 yards on one pass reception to match career-long . . . started at fullback in win at Minnesota . . . carried three times for nine yards . . . saw action in win over Wisconsin to clinch share of Big Ten title . . . rushed three times for five yards vs. the Badgers . . . started at fullback in Capital One Bowl win over LSU, but had no statistics.

    2003 - - Redshirted.

    High school honors - - Senior season honors include Cottage Grove Lion's Club Amateur Athlete of the Year, Minnesota Vikings all-state selection and Bigger, Faster, Stronger National High School Athlete of the Year... 2002 Tom Lemming Prep Football All-American... rated 179th best player in the country by Tom Lemming... considered the seventh best inside linebacker in the country by ESPN analyst Tom Lemming... listed among the Midwest's top 100 players by TheInsider.com... all-Midwest selection by SuperPrep and PrepStar magazines . . earned first team all-state and all-conference honors as a junior and senior . . . all-conference selection as a sophomore . . . honored as an all-metro performer as a junior and senior . . . team captain during junior and senior seasons . . . Career - - recorded a school-record 413 tackles in three-year varsity career . . . totaled 14 career sacks . . . recorded 135 tackles and five QB sacks as a senior for prep team that posted 5-5 record, falling in the first round of the state playoffs to the defending state champions . . . as a junior recorded 150 tackles, including 20 tackles for loss . . . also handled punting and kicking duties.

    Personal - - Born 1/26/85 . . . Health and Sport Studies major. . . parents are Jean and Lloyd Busch . . . high school coach was Doug Ekmark.

    Career Rushing Best
    Attempts:	3, 3 times, last vs. No. Iowa, 9/17/05
    Yards:	21 vs. Northern Iowa, 9/17/05
    TDs:	1 vs. Michigan State, 10/2/04
    Long:	17 vs. Northern Iowa, 9/17/05
    
    Career Receiving Bests Catches: 2, 3 times, last vs. Purdue, 10/7/06 Yards: 22 vs. Kent State, 9/4/04 TDs: 1, 4 times, last vs. W. Michigan, 11/17/07 Long: 19 vs. Texas, 12/30/06

    Busch's Collegiate Stats

    Rushing At. Yards Avg. TD Lng.
    Freshman 12 26 2.2 1 7
    Sophomore 9 31 3.4 0 17
    Junior 2 4 2.0 0 ---
    Senior 1 2 2.0 0 ---
    Career 24 63 2.6 1 17
    Receiving No. Yards Avg. TD Lng.
    Freshman 6 56 9.3 0 13
    Sophomore 4 29 6.3 0 16
    Junior 8 55 6.9 3 19
    Senior 2 6 3.0 1 3
    Career 20 146 7.3 4 19
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