Hawk-Item - - Named to CoSIDA Verizon District VII academic all-America team for second straight season . . . one of five seniors selected to team Leadership Group for 2001 season . . . ranks seventh in career tackles with 342 . . . Big Ten Conference Defensive Player of the Week for his play in Iowa?s win over Minnesota . . . led the Big Ten in QB sacks per game (0.8), ranked third in tackles for loss per game (1.4), tied for fifth in recovered fumbles (two) and ranked 15th in tackles per game (0.8) . . . moved from linebacker to defensive end prior to 2000 spring practice.
2001 Honors - - Earned Hayden Fry ?Extra Heartbeat? award and Forest Evashevski Scholastic Achievement award . . . selected permanent team captain on defense . . . named first team all-Big Ten by league media and second team by league coaches . . . first team all-Big Ten by collegefootballnews.com . . . first team Verizon academic all-America team . . . named to Verizon District VII academic all-America team for second straight season . . . academic all-Big Ten . . . Big Ten Conference Defensive Player of the Week for his play in Iowa?s win over Minnesota . . . 2001 - - started all 12 games at defensive end . . . game captain vs. Kent State, Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa State and Texas Tech . . . led team in QB sacks and tackles for loss while ranking third in total tackles . . . season totals include 58 solo tackles and 38 assists, including 17 tackles for minus 54 yards, nine QB sacks for minus 34 yards, two interceptions for 14 yards, 15 QB pressures, six pass break-ups, two recovered fumbles, two caused fumbles and one partially blocked punt . . . three solo tackles and three assists vs. Kent State, with a pass interception, one tackle for loss, one QB pressure and a pass break-up . . . two solo tackles and two assists vs. Miami, with two QB sacks, his second interception, one QB pressure and a pass break-up . . . six solo tackles and four assists in win over Penn State, with one tackle for loss and a QB pressure . . . four solo stops and three assists at Purdue, with a tackle for loss and four QB pressures . . . six solo tackles and three assists at Michigan State, with two recovered fumbles and a tackle for loss . . . four solo stops and five assists in win over Indiana, with one tackle for loss, three QB pressures and two pass break-ups . . . nine solo tackles and three assists vs. Michigan, with one tackle for loss and four QB pressures . . . five solo tackles and one assist at Wisconsin, with a partially blocked punt, a pass break-up and a QB pressure . . . four solo stops and six assists in win at Northwestern, including four tackles for loss and two QB sacks . . . 10 solo tackles and five assists in win over Minnesota, including three QB sacks and a pass break-up as he earned Player of the Week honors . . . two solo tackles and two assists at Iowa State, with two tackles for loss and a QB sack . . . three solo tackles and one assist in Alamo Bowl win over Texas Tech . . . 2000 Honors - - Verizon second team academic all-American and District VII academic all-American . . . academic all-Big Ten . . . honorable mention all-Big Ten . . . earned Team Hustle Award on defense . . . 2000 - - started all 12 games at defensive end . . . recorded 94 tackles, including 55 solo stops and 39 assists . . . also had four tackles for loss, three QB sacks, six QB hurries, one interception and one blocked field goal . . . named Big Ten Conference Defensive Player of the Week for his efforts in win over Michigan State . . . against MSU was in on 16 tackles, while also collecting first career interception . . . also had blocked field goal in fourth quarter of 21-16 win . . . six tackles vs. Kansas State . . . eight tackles vs. Western Michigan, including one tackle for loss . . . eight tackles vs. Iowa State, including six solo stops . . . five tackles at Nebraska . . . led team with 10 tackles at Indiana, including five solo stops . . . four tackles, including one QB sack, at Illinois . . . five tackles vs. Ohio State . . . 10 tackles vs. Wisconsin, including five solo tackles . . . also had a QB sack . . . three solo tackles and two assists in win at Penn State . . . five solo tackles and two assists in win over Northwestern, including one QB sack . . . six solo tackles and four assists at Minnesota . . . 1999 Honors - - Academic all-Big Ten . . . earned Coaches Appreciation Award on defense . . . 1999 - - started all 11 games at linebacker . . . ranked second on the team with 103 tackles and had one pass break-up . . . five solo tackles and three assists vs. Nebraska, with one tackle for loss . . . eight tackles vs. Iowa State . . . six tackles vs. Northern Illinois . . . led team with 12 tackles at Michigan State, including 10 solo tackles . . . seven tackles vs. Penn State . . . 12 tackles vs. Northwestern, with seven solo stops . . . 10 tackles vs. Indiana . . . eight tackles at Ohio State . . . five tackles vs. Illinois . . . eight solo tackles and seven assists at Wisconsin . . . 12 tackles, including seven solo stops, along with one PBU vs. Minnesota . . . 1998 Honors - - defensive scout team MVP vs. Iowa State . . . defensive hustle award vs. Northwestern, Wisconsin and Purdue . . . 1998 - - one of four true freshmen to see action . . . did not play in first two games of the year, making deput at Arizona . . . played in nine games, starting final two games of the season . . . ranked 7th on team with 49 tackles, including 32 solo stops and 17 assists . . . had eight tackles for loss, six QB sacks, two forced fumbles and one pass break-up . . . four tackles at Illinois, including a forced fumble on a QB sack . . . four tackles vs. Michigan . . . eight solo tackles and one assist vs. Northwestern, including two tackles for loss and a QB sack . . . seven stops vs. Wisconsin, including three solo tackles and four assists . . . five solo tackles and one assist at Purdue, with a tackle for loss and one pass break-up . . . seven solo stops and four assists vs. Ohio State . . . six tackles, including five solo stops, at Minnesota, including two tackles for loss.
High School Honors - - USA Today Elite 25 player . . . CNN/SI all-American Dream Team . . . Super Prep national top 50 . . . ranked as No. 5 linebacker on PrepStar dream team . . . Tom Lemming all-America team . . . Gatorade Central Region Player-of-the Year . . . USA Today second team all-American . . . Parade Magazine all-American . . . all-Midlands Defensive Player of the Year . . . ranked as top linebacker in Midwest by PrepStar . . . Class 2A Player of the Year . . . district MVP as junior and senior . . . all-state as junior and senior and Elite all-state as a senior . . . earned team MVP honors in Iowa Shrine all-star game following senior season, leading his team with 13 tackles . . . Career - - set high school records for tackles in a game (26 as a senior), season (188 as a junior) and career (447) . . . eight career interceptions and six fumble recoveries . . . 167 tackles and three interceptions in 10 games as a senior . . . 188 tackles as a junior and 92 as a sophomore . . . team MVP his final two years and captain as a senior . . . helped prep team to three straight playoff appearances, including second place finish as a junior, and three-year record of 26-7 . . . lettered three times in football and basketball and four times in track . . . earned all-state honors in basketball as a senior . . . third in shot put at state meet as a junior and senior, while also competing on 4x100 and 4x400 relay teams.
Personal - - Born 11/30/79 . . . wife?s name is Linde . . . elementary education major . . . National Honor Society student . . . academic all-state with 3.82 GPA . . . parents are Dort and Bob Kampman . . . high school coach was Ed Thomas.