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Erik Jensen

Hometown:
Appleton, WI

High School:
East HS

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 259

Position:
Tight End

Birthdate:
10/11/1980

2004 Draft. . .Drafted in fifth round by St. Louis.

Hawk-Item - - Moved from fullback to tight end prior to 2000 spring practice.

2003 Honors- - Academic all-Big Ten . . . Hustle Team Award, offense . . . 2003 - - Listed as first team tight end following spring practice . . .- - started 10 of 13 games at tight end . . . started opening win over Miami at tight end . . . two receptions for 20 yards, with a long of 15 . . . started at tight end in win over Buffalo, but had no statistics . . . started at tight end in win at Iowa State, but had no statistics . . . started at tight end in win over Arizona State, with three receptions for 16 yards and one touchdown . . . started at tight end at Michigan State, with 22 yards on two receptions . . . started at tight end in win over Michigan, covering 60 yards on three receptions . . . two of three catches vs. the Wolverines came on late scoring drive that provided Iowa?s winning margin . . . started at tight end at Ohio State, but had no receptions . . . did not see action in win over Penn State after being injured at Ohio State . . . started at tight end in win over Illinois, gained 21 yards on two receptions . . . saw action at Purdue, but had no statistics . . . started at tight end in win over Minnesota, with two catches for 26 yards . . . started at tight end in win at Wisconsin and had one reception for nine yards . . . started at tight end in 37-17 Outback Bowl win over Florida, with one reception for eight yards. . . 2002 Honors - - Academic all-Big Ten . . . 2002 - - saw action in first two games of the year, but had no statistics . . . one pass reception for 25 yards vs. Iowa State . . . foot injury forced him to miss games vs. Utah State, Penn State, Purdue, Michigan State and Indiana . . . returned to action in win at Michigan, but had no statistics . . . saw action as second tight end in win over Wisconsin, but had no statistics . . . one reception for eight yards in win over Northwestern . . . saw action in win at Minnesota, but had no statistics . . .saw action vs. Southern Cal in Orange Bowl, but had not statistics . . . 2001 Honors - - Academic all-Big Ten . . . 2001 - - saw action in 11 of 12 games . . . did not play at Michigan State due to injury . . . started at Wisconsin and Northwestern . . . four catches for 30 yards and one touchdown for the season . . . one reception for seven yards at Wisconsin . . . one catch for four yards and a touchdown in win at Northwestern . . . 11 yards on only reception at Iowa State . . . one reception for eight yards in Alamo Bowl win over Texas Tech set up Iowa?s only touchdown of the game at the one-yard line . . . 2000 - - saw action in opening game vs. Kansas State, but was injured and missed next three games . . . saw action on special teams and at tight end in final eight games . . . two catches for 37 yards and one TD . . . had no catches through first seven games . . . recorded one tackle on special teams vs. Kansas State before being injured . . . two catches for 37 yards and one touchdown vs. Ohio State . . . first career reception was a 27-yard scoring reception vs. Ohio State . . . saw action in final four games of the season, but had no receptions . . . 1999 - - redshirted.

High School Honors - - Super Prep and Prep Star all-American . . . second team all-state linebacker as a junior and senior . . . unanimous all-conference first team selection as both fullback and linebacker in final two prep seasons . . . Running Back of the Year and Offensive Player of the Year in Fox Valley Association as a senior . . . honorable mention all-conference on both offense and defense as a sophomore . . . ranked as third best prospect in Wisconsin and 30th best linebacker prospect in the nation . . . - - three-year starter on both offense and defense . . . team captain as junior and senior . . . career totals on offense include 455 attempts for 2,808 yards and 44 TDs, an average of 6.2 yards per carry . . . also had 41 receptions for 607 yards and six TDs . . . as a senior rushed for 1, 463 yards on 221 attempts and scored 24 TDs, with 14 catches for 245 yards and two scores . . . rushed for 1,104 yards and 12 TDs as a junior . . . career defensive totals include 375 tackles, with 145 solo stops and 230 assists . . . also had 20 tackles for loss, nine interceptions, 13 caused fumbles, 13 recovered fumbles, 12 knockdowns and nine QB sacks . . . totaled 154 tackles and five interceptions as a senior and 133 tackles as a junior . . . prep team won conference title with 9-0 league record and 11-1 overall mark, losing in state quarter-finals to eventual state champion . . . also competed in baseball and power lifting as a prep . . . as a senior won state title in weight lifting, lifting a career-best total of 1,450 pounds in the bench press, squat and dead-lift.

Personal - - Born 10/11/80 . . . marketing major . . . 3.5 prep GPA and Honor Roll student . . . parents are Jody and Gary Jensen . . . high school coach was Pat Schwanke.

Jensen's Collegiate Receiving Stats

Year No. Yards Avg. TD Lng.
Freshman 2 37 18.5 1 27
Sophomore 4 30 7.5 1 11
Junior 2 33 16.5 0 25
Senior 16 182 11.4 1 24
Totals 24 282 11.8 3 27
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