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Mike Elgin
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Mike Elgin

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Bankston, IA

High School:
Western Dubuque HS

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 277

Position:
OL

Birthdate:
10/15/1983

Hawk-Items - - Drafted by the New England Patriots in the 7th round of the 2007 NFL Draft . . . One of six seniors selected to 2006 Leadership Council . . . one of three juniors selected to 2005 Leadership Council . . . moved to right guard in spring, 2005 after starting all 12 games at center in 2004 . . . split time between guard and center in 2006 after starting all games at right guard in 2005.

2006 Honors - - Named as first team academic all-American and to District VIII academic all-American team . . . Permanent Team Captain . . . earned Forest Evashevski Scholastic Achievement Award . . . Coaches Appreciation Award, offense . . . named honorable mention all-Big Ten by both league coaches and media . . . semi-finalist for Draddy Trophy, the top academic award given out in college football . . . Alamo Bowl Sportsmanship Award . . . selected to compete in Hula Bowl.

2006 pre-season Honors - - Named pre-season first team all-Big Ten by Street & Smith's . . . pre-season all Big Ten second team by Athlon Sports . . . named to pre-season Watch List for The Dave Remington Award . . . 2006 - - listed as first team right guard following spring practice . . . started at right guard in opening win over Montana as offense gained 416 yards total offense . . . started at right guard and played every offensive down in double overtime win at Syracuse . . . started at right guard and played every offensive down in win over Iowa State as offensive gained 410 yards total offense . . . started at right guard in win over Illinois . . . moved to center for second half and played every offensive down in the game . . . started at center and played every offensive down in loss to top-ranked Ohio State . . . started at center in win over Purdue as offense reached season high marks in points (47) and rushing yards (286) . . . started at center and played every offensive down in loss at Indiana as offense gained 467 yards total offense . . . started at right guard and played every offensive down in loss at Michigan . . . started at right guard and played every offensive down in win over Northern Illinois as offense gained 405 yards total offense . . . started at center and played every offensive down in loss to Northwestern . . . started at center and played every offensive down in loss to Wisconsin . . . started at right guard and played every offensive down as offense gained season-best 546 yards total offense in loss at Minnesota . . . started at right guard and played every offensive down as offense gained 363 yards total offense in Alamo Bowl vs. Texas.

2005 Honors - - First team academic all-American . . . District VII first team academic all-American . . . academic all-Big Ten . . . 2005 - - Started at right guard in opening win over Ball State as offense gained 441 yards total offense . . . started at right guard at Iowa State as offense gained 173 rushing yards . . . started at right guard in win over Northern Iowa as offense gained season-best 496 total yards . . . started at right guard at Ohio State . . . started at right guard in win over Illinois as offense rushed for 301 yards and gained 476 yards total offense . . . started at right guard in win at Purdue as offense gained season-best 535-total yards . . . started at right guard in win over Indiana as offense gained 425 yards total offense . . . started at right guard vs. Michigan as offense gained 427 yards total offense . . . started at right guard at Northwestern as offense gained 492 yards total offense . . . started at right guard in win at Wisconsin as offense gained 390 yards total offense . . . started at right guard in win over Minnesota as offense gained 613 yards total offense . . . started at right guard in Outback Bowl vs. Florida as offense gained 410 yards total offense.

2004 Honors - - First team District VII academic all-American . . . academic all-Big Ten . . . Hustle Team Award, offense . . . one of two sophomores selected to team Leadership Council for 2004 season . . . 2004 - - started 11-of-12 games at center, missing win over Minnesota due to injury . . . started at center in opening win over Kent State as offense rushed for 214 yards and gained 437 yards total offense . . . started at center in win over Iowa State, playing every offensive down . . . started at center at Arizona State, playing every offensive down . . . started at center at Michigan, playing every offensive down . . . started at center in win over Michigan State, playing every offensive down as offense gained season-best 464 yards total offense . . . started at center in win over Ohio State as offense gained 448 yards total offense . . . started at center and played every offensive down in win at Penn State . . . started at center and played every offensive down in win at Illinois . . . started at center in win over Purdue . . . left game in second quarter due to injury and did not return . . . did not play in win at Minnesota due to injury . . . returned to starting line-up in win over Wisconsin to clinch share of Big Ten title . . . started at center in Capital One Bowl win over LSU as Hawkeyes scored 30 points against one of the top defensive teams in the nation.

2003 - - Did not see action in opening win over Miami . . . saw first action of career at center in win over Buffalo . . . saw action in win at Iowa State . . . saw action in win over Illinois as offense gained season-best 505 yards, including 244 rushing yards and 261 passing yards . . . saw action in win over Minnesota as offense gained 344 yards in defeating third ranked opponent of the season . . . saw action in win at Wisconsin . . . saw action in Outback Bowl win over Florida as Iowa offense rushed for 238 yards and gained 408 yards total offense.

2002 - - Redshirted.

High school honors - - Named first team all-state . . . member of the Des Moines Register Elite all-state squad . . . all-conference selection as a junior and senior . . . named to the first academic all-state team . . . Career - - lettered twice in football and basketball and three times in track . . . played linebacker, tight end and punter . . . had 300 career tackles, including 188 his senior season . . . single-game best of 28 tackles in a game . . . registered 18 tackles for loss as a senior . . . three career interceptions and 30 career tackles for loss . . . 112 tackles as a junior . . . team MVP his final two prep campaigns and team captain as a senior . . . team won 2001 Class 3-A state football championship . . . member of basketball team that won 2001 Class 3-A state title.

Personal - - Born 10/15/83 . . . mechanical engineering major . . . parents are Grace and Daniel Elgin . . . high school coach was Tom Kilburg.

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