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Mike Klinkenborg

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Rock Rapids, IA

High School:
Central Lyon HS

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 240

Position:
LB

Birthdate:
01/19/1985

Hawk-Item - - Selected as a National Football Foundation Scholar-Athlete who will receive an $18,000 post-graduate scholarship . . . one of 15 finalists for the 2007 Draddy Trophy . . . selected as CoSIDA first team academic all-American for second straight season . . . named to CoSIDA District VII academic first team for third straight season . . . ranked seventh in the Big Ten in tackles per game (8.8) for all games . . . career totals include 224 tackles and he ranks 40th in career stops . . . one of five seniors named to 2007 Leadership Group . . . one of two sophomores selected to 2005 Leadership Group.

2007 Pre-season Honors - - Named to pre-season Bednarik Award Watch List and Lott Trophy Watch List . . . 2007 Honors - - Named honorable mention all-Big Ten by league media . . . Academic all-Big Ten . . . Win During the Week Award, defense . . . 2007 - - listed as first team middle linebacker following spring practice . . . started at linebacker in opening win over Northern Illinois as defense allowed just 21 rushing yards and 235 yards total offense . . . recorded four solo tackles and five assists vs. Northern Illinois . . . started at linebacker in win over Syracuse as defense allowed just 24 rushing yards and 103 yards total offense . . . recorded four tackles vs. Syracuse, including two solo stops and two assists . . . started at linebacker in loss at Iowa State . . . recorded 11 tackles at Iowa State, including six solo stops and five assists . . . started at linebacker in loss at Wisconsin . . . recorded eight tackles at Wisconsin, including one QB sack, and also had one caused fumble . . . caused first Wisconsin turnover of the game, recording a sack for minus 20 yards and forcing fumble that Iowa recovered after Badgers had reached the Iowa 16-yardline . . . did not see action in loss to Indiana due to injury . . . did not see action in loss at Penn State due to injury . . . did not see action in win over 18th-ranked Illinois due to injury . . . started at linebacker in loss at Purdue, returning to action after missing three games . . . recorded seven tackles, including six solo stops, along with first career interception at Purdue. with theft leading to an Iowa field goal . . . started at middle linebacker in double OT win over Michigan State, recording five assisted tackles before leaving the game due to injury . . . started at middle linebacker in win at Northwestern as defense allowed just three points, seven rushing yards and 124 yards total offense in second half . . . recorded nine tackles, including four solo stops, and one pass break-up at Northwestern, despite suffering a fracture in his right hand the previous week . . . started at linebacker in win over Minnesota . . . led team with 13 tackles in win over Minnesota, including five solo stops and eight assists . . . started at linebacker in loss to Western Michigan . . . collected 13 tackles vs. Western Michigan, including 12 assisted tackles and two tackles for loss.

2006 Honors - - Selected as first team academic all-American and first team District VII academic all-American . . . Permanent Team Captain . . . Most Valuable Player, defense . . . named second team all-Big Ten by conference media . . . honorable mention all-Big Ten by league coaches . . . named Walter Camp Foundation national Defensive Player of the Week for his play in win over Iowa State, helping Hawkeyes post win just six days after the passing of his father . . . 2006 - - listed as first team middle linebacker following spring practice . . . started at linebacker in opening win over Montana as defense allowed just 144 yards total offense . . . led team with career-best 11 tackles vs. Montana, including two solo stops and nine assists . . . started at linebacker in double overtime win at Syracuse . . . recorded career-best 12 tackles vs. Syracuse, including eight solo stops . . . played key role in stopping Syracuse on eight straight plays from inside the five-yardline in second overtime . . . started at linebacker in win over Iowa State . . . recorded three solo tackles and five assisted stops vs. Iowa State, along with one tackle for loss . . . started at linebacker in win at Illinois . . . recorded three solo stops and seven assisted tackles vs. Illinois, along with one pass break-up . . . started at linebacker in loss to top-ranked Ohio State . . . recorded career-high 13 tackles vs. OSU, including two solo tackles and 11 assists . . . started at linebacker in win over Purdue . . . recorded nine solo tackles and three assisted tackles, along with one tackle for loss . . . has 10 or more tackles in five of first six games . . . started at linebacker in loss at Indiana . . . recorded five solo tackles and two assists vs. Indiana, including one tackle for loss and one fumble recovery that led to Iowa's second touchdown of the game . . . started at linebacker in loss at Michigan . . . recorded seven tackles vs. Michigan, including six solo stops and one pass break-up . . . started at linebacker in win over Northern Illinois as defense allowed just 196 yards total offense . . . seven solo tackles and four assists vs. Northern Illinois, including one tackle for loss and a recovered fumble . . . started at linebacker in loss to Northwestern . . . recorded career-high 16 tackles vs. Northwestern, including five solo and 11 assists . . . also had one QB sack for minus seven yards . . . started at linebacker in loss to Wisconsin . . . recorded 12 tackles vs. Wisconsin, including six solo stops and one tackle for loss . . . started at linebacker in loss at Minnesota . . . recorded five solo tackles and five assisted tackles vs. Minnesota . . . did not see action vs. Texas in Alamo Bowl due to injury.

2005 Honors - - District VII first team academic all-American . . . academic all-Big Ten . . . Hawkeye Hustle Award, special teams . . . 2005 - - Saw action in opening win over Ball State, recording one solo tackle and one assist . . . saw action at Iowa State, but had no statistics . . . saw action in win over Northern Iowa, but had no statistics . . . saw action at Ohio State, recording one solo tackle and one assist . . . saw action in win over Illinois, but had no statistics . . . saw action in win at Purdue, recording two solo tackles . . . saw action in win over Indiana, seeing limited action due to injury and recording no statistics . . . saw action vs. Michigan, but had no statistics . . . saw action at Northwestern, recording one solo tackle . . . saw action in win at Wisconsin as defense held Badgers to 276 yards total offense, recording one solo tackle . . . saw action in win at Minnesota, recording one solo tackle and two assisted tackles as defense held top rushing team in the nation to 129 net rushing yards . . . did not see action in Outback Bowl vs. Florida.

2004 - - Played in six games, recording five tackles . . . saw action in opening win over Kent State, but had no statistics . . . saw action in win over Iowa State, recording two solo tackles . . . saw action at Arizona State, but had no statistics . . . did not see action at Michigan . . . saw action in win over Michigan State, recording two solo tackles and one assist . . . saw action in win over Ohio State, but had no statistics . . . saw action in win at Penn State, but had no statistics . . . did not see action in win at Illinois . . . did not see action in win over Purdue . . . did not see action in win at Minnesota . . . did not see action in win over Wisconsin . . . did not see action in Capital One Bowl win over LSU.

2003 - - Redshirted.

High school honors - - Earned all-state honorable mention as a junior . . . selected to 2003 Shrine Bowl... senior season accomplishments included team captain, Iowa Newspaper Association first team all-state, Des Moines Register Elite first team all-state and first team Super Prep all-region . . . Career - - three-year varsity career totals include 417 tackles, six interceptions, three blocked kicks, 10 forced fumbles, 11 fumble recoveries and six sacks . . . recorded 162 tackles, three sacks and one interception at the middle linebacker position as a senior . . . rushed for 701 yards on 122 attempts . . . caught nine passes for 132 yards . . . recorded 144 tackles, two QB sacks and two interceptions as a junior outside linebacker. . . recorded 111 tackles, three interceptions and one sack as a sophomore safety . . . also competes in basketball, baseball and track and field, with a best of 6-7 in the high jump

Personal - - Born 1/19/85 . . . Elementary Education major . . . carried a 3.98 GPA and ranked first in his class academically . . . National Honor Society member . . . parents are Mary and the late Myron Klinkenborg . . . high school coach was Toby Lorenzon.

Career Bests
Tackles:	16 vs. Northwestern, 11/4/06
Solos:	9 vs. Purdue, 10/7/06
Assists:	12 vs. Western Michigan, 11/17/07
TFLs:	2 vs. Western Michigan, 11/17/07
INT:	1 at Purdue, 10/20/07
FR:	1, twice, last vs. No. Ill., 10/28/06
FF:	1 at Wisconsin, 9/22/07
PBU:	1, three times, last at N'western, 11/3/07

Klinkenborg's Collegiate Stats

Defense Solo Ast. Total T/Loss Sacks In-Yd. QBH PBU FF RF
Freshman 4 1 5 0/0 0/0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Sophomore 7 4 11 0/0 0/0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Junior 61 68 129 6/13 1/7 0-0 0 2 0 2
Senior 32 47 79 3/20 1/20 1-0 0 1 1 0
Career 104 120 224 9/33 2/27 1-0 0 3 1 2
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