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Michael Sabers

Hometown:
Iowa City, IA

High School:
City HS

Height / Weight:
6-5 / 245

Position:
TE

Birthdate:
02/15/1986

2008 Honors - - Academic all-Big Ten.

2008 - - Not listed on depth chart following spring practice . . . did not see action in 46-3 opening win over Maine due to injury . . . did not see action in 42-0 win over Florida International due to injury . . . did not see action in 17-5 win over Iowa State due to injury . . . did not see action in 21-20 loss at Pittsburgh due to injury . . . did not see action in 22-17 loss to Northwestern due to injury . . . saw first action of the season in 16-13 loss at Michigan State, but had no statistics in limited playing time . . . saw action in 45-9 win at Indiana, but had no statistics as offense rushed for 227 yards and gained 422 yards total offense . . . saw action in 38-16 win over Wisconsin as offense rushed for 254 yards, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 27-24 loss at Illinois, but had no statistics . . . did not see action in 24-23 win over third-ranked Penn State . . . saw action in 22-17 win over Purdue, but had no statistics as offense gained 248 net rushing yards . . . saw action in 55-0 win at Minnesota, but had no statistics as offense rushed for 222 yards and gained 483 yards total offense . . . saw action in 31-10 Outback Bowl win over South Carolina but had no statistics as offense gained 328 yards total offense.

2007 Honors - - Academic all-Big Ten . . . 2007 - - Not listed on depth chart following spring practice . . . did not see action in opening win over Northern Illinois . . . did not see action in win over Syracuse . . . did not see action in loss at Iowa State . . . did not see action in loss at Wisconsin . . . saw action in loss to Indiana, but had no statistics . . . saw action in loss at Penn State, but had no statistics . . . saw action in win over 18th-ranked Illinois, but had no statistics . . . saw action in loss at Purdue, but had no statistics . . . saw action in double OT win over Michigan State, but had no statistics . . . saw action in win at Northwestern, but had no statistics as offense gained 299 passing yards and 369 yards total offense . . . saw action in win over Minnesota, but had no statistics . . . saw action in loss to Western Michigan, but had no statistics.

2006 - - Not listed on depth chart following spring practice . . . did not see action in opening win over Montana . . . did not see action in win at Syracuse . . . did not see action in win over Iowa State . . . did not see action in win at Illinois . . . did not see action in loss to top-ranked Ohio State . . . saw action in win over Purdue, but had no statistics . . . did not see action in loss at Indiana . . . did not see action in loss at Michigan . . . did not see action in win over Northern Illinois . . . did not see action in loss to Northwestern . . . did not see action in loss to Wisconsin . . . did not see action in loss at Minnesota . . . did not see action vs. Texas in Alamo Bowl.

2005 - - Saw action in opening win over Ball State, but had no statistics . . . did not see action at Iowa State . . . did not see action in win over Northern Iowa . . . did not see action at Ohio State . . . did not see action in win over Illinois . . . did not see action in win at Purdue . . . did not see action in win over Indiana . . . did not see action vs. Michigan . . . did not see action at Northwestern . . . did not see action in win at Wisconsin . . . did not see action in win over Minnesota . . . did not see action in Outback Bowl vs. Florida.

2004 - - Redshirted.

High school honors - - Named to Elite and first team Class 4A all-state teams by the Des Moines Register, and earned first team all-state honors by the Iowa Newspaper Association . . . first team all-conference as a junior and senior . . . first team Press Citizen all-area as a junior and senior . . . Career - - career totals include 47 receptions for 617 yards and four touchdowns at tight end . . . also recorded 97 tackles, 29 tackles for loss, 11 sacks and two interceptions on defense . . . caught 24 passes for 300 yards and two touchdowns as a senior.

Personal - - Born 2/15/86 . . . Interdepartmental Studies (Business) major . . . parents are Debbie and Dan Sabers . . . awarded National Council on Youth Leadership Youth Salute Award . . . one of nine players from Iowa City on Iowa roster . . . high school coach was his father, Dan Sabers.

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