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Mike Wells

Hometown:
Arnold, MO

High School:
Fox Senior

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 287

Position:
DL

Birthdate:
01/05/1971

Iowa item - -One of Iowa's tri-captains for 1993...became Iowa's all-time sack leader in 1992 with three sacks vs. Northwestern...first team all-Big Ten in 1992 and 1993...co-winner of 1992 and 1993 Roy J. Carver MVP Awards...named to sophomore all-America team by Football News in 1991...honorable mention all-Big Ten in 1990...co-winner of Coaches Appreciation Award for defense in 1990

1993 - -all-Big Ten first team selection by media and second team by coaches...started all 12 games at defensive tackle...defensive MVP vs. Iowa State, Northwestern, and Minnesota...defensive Mr. Hustle vs. Minnesota...holds Iowa career recordsfor tackles for loss (54-223) and QB sacks (33-190)...309 career tackles...ABC-TV player of the game vs. Penn State...third on team with 64 solo tackles and 37 assists for 101 total...recovered one fumble, broke up six passes and returned an interception 28 yards to the one-yard line in win over Minnesota to set up Iowa's final score...13 tackles at Michigan...10 tackles, including two sacks, vs. Purdue...10 tackles and a fumble recovery vs. Northern Illinois...nine tackles vs. Tulsa and Indiana...nine tackles and a forced fumble at Iowa State...nine tackles, including five for minus yardage, in win at Northwestern...seven tackles and two sacks to go with interception vs. Minnesota...seven tackles vs. Penn State...six tackles vs. Illinois...eight tackles, including tow sacks, vs. Michigan State...four tackles vs. California in Alamo Bowl...1992 - -started all 10 games he played in...12 tackles, including three sacks, at Indiana to earn co-defensive game MVP honors...10 stops (six solos) vs. North Carolina State...nine tackles, including six solos, vs. Wisconsin...seven tackles and three sacks vs. Northwestern...nine stops, including two for loss, vs. Ohio State...eight tackles (six solos), including two for loss, vs. Miami (FL)...nine tackles, including one sack, vs. Iowa State...eight tackles (six solos), two sacks and a pass break-up at Illinois...defensive game MVP vs. Minnesota after recording nine tackles (three for loss)...1991 - -played in 11 games and started seven times at right tackle for defensive unit that led Big Ten in total defense...fourth on team in tackles...third in Big Ten with 11 sacks for minus 60 yards and fifth in tackles for losses with 14 for minus 65 yards...in Big Ten games only was second to teammate Leroy Smith in sacks...defensive MVP vs. Indiana and Minnesota...led team with 12 tackles in his first start of the season vs. Illinois and has started ever since...tied for team high with 11 stops in 38-21 win over Indiana...had 14 stops, four for losses and two QB sacks, in 23-8 win over Minnesota...11 tackles in win at Northwestern...nine tackles in win at Ohio State...caused a fumble and blocked PAT at Purdue...missed Iowa State game with injury...two tackles, including one sack, vs. Bringham Young in Holiday Bowl...1990 - -started final two regular season games and three total at noseguard...fourth among down lineman with 48 tackles...tied for third on team with six tackles for loss (-26 yards)...Hawkeyes led Big Ten in rushing defense and total defense...totaled 24 tackles, two sacks and five tackles for loss in three starting assignments...produced 10 tackles (three for loss) and one sack vs. Northwestern in first career start...nine tackles and a sack at Minnesota...a 12-yard sack at Illinois...five stops and a tackle for loss vs. Purdue...six hits at Michigan State...1989 - -redshirted...scout team defensive MVP vs. Wisconsin.

High School Honors - -Parade, USA Today and Prep Report first team all-American...USA Today all-sports Missouri state Athlete-of-the-Year...SuperPrep Midlands Defensive Player of the Year...St. Louis Post-Dispatch College Prospect of the Year...Career - -411 tackles and nine fumble recoveries in career...made 132, 131, and 105 tackles his last three seasons...won state discus title as sophomore...Personal - -communications studies major...father Rich played two years at Purdue...high school coach was Irv Keppler.

Defense Solo Ast. Total T/loss Sacks PBU
Fresh.2424486/263/221
Soph.42337514/6512/631
Jun.55348917/629/502
Sen.60379717/709/556
Career18112830954/22333/19010
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