NFL Draft - -Picked in the 11th round of the NFL draft by Pittsburgh.
Iowa items - -The Hawkeyes' leading tackler each of his four seasons, three of which the Hawkeyes led the Big Ten in defense...all-time leading tackler in Iowa history with 492 stops...an Iowa captain in 1985...started 42 straight games.
1985 - -Consensus first team all-America...made first team all-America by AP, UPI, Football News, Walter Camp, Mercedes, Scripps-Howard, Mizlou and Kodak...academic all-America by GTE and academic all-Big Ten...finalist for the Lombardi and Butkus Linebacker Awards...first team all-Big Ten by AP and UPI...a Hawkeye captain and team MVP along with 12 other seniors...co-winner of the Forest Evashevski Scholastic Achievement Award...played in the Japan Bowl...topped the team with 129 tackles (91 solos, 38 assists)...counted 15 tackles for losses of 59 yards...caused one fumble, broke up two passes and had a 25-yard interception return in the opener vs. Drake...Iowa defensive player of the game vs. Drake and Purdue...double figure tackles vs. Michigan State (20), Purdue (15), Northern Illinois (13), Wisconsin (13), Drake (12), Minnesota (11), and Ohio State (10)...besides a dozen tackles vs. Drake, he had four sacks and intercepted a pass...forced a fumble along with nine tackles at Iowa State...three hits totaling losses for 22 yards at Purdue.
1984 - -Made first team all-America by AP, UPI, Walter Camp and Kodak (as selected by the American Football Coaches Association)...third-team all-America by Football News and honorable mention by Gannett News Service...First team all-Big Ten by AP and UPI...one of two players who made the Big Ten's all-academic squad for the second year in a row...Iowa's top tackler with 137 stops (85 solos, 52 assists)...ninth in the Big Ten in total tackles...got eight tackles for losses of 49 yards...caused a fumble against Illinois and recovered fumbles vs. the Illini, Purdue, and Michigan State...had a TD save vs. Wisconsin...broke up two passes vs. Indiana...career-high 21 tackles against Minnesota...other good games vs. Wisconsin (14 tackles), Iowa State (13), Illinois (13), Penn State (12), Ohio State (11), Michigan State (11) and Indiana (nine)...three sacks vs. Northwestern and two vs. Iowa State.
1983 - -Consensus all-Big Ten first-team and second-team all-America by Football News...academic all-America in computer science...tackle highs of 20 in a game and 138 in a season...started in all 12 games and finished with 81 solos and 57 assists...also had eight tackles for losses (35 yards) as a blitzing linebacker...best tackle games vs. Purdue (20), Penn State (19), Ohio State (17), Michigan (14), Michigan State (13), Indiana (12), Wisconsin and Minnesota (nine), Illinois and Iowa State (seven), Florida (six) and Northwestern (five)...led the Hawkeyes in tackles in seven games...two of his tackles vs. Illinois, Michigan State, and Minnesota were for losses...intercepted a pass and returned it 20 yards in the Indiana game...knocked down a pass vs. Purdue...Iowa's defensive player of the game vs. Illinois and Purdue...finished third in the Big Ten in tackles (100) with an average of 11.1 per game.
1982 - -started only five games as a freshman, but still led the team in tackles (88)...second-team AP all-Big Ten...Football News freshman all-America selection...got his first college start vs. Northwestern...Iowa's defensive player of the game vs. Michigan with a fumble recovery and deflected pass.
High School honors - -First team all-state in football (twice) and state track champion in discus (1982) and shot put (1981 and 1982)...lettered three times in each sport...captained football once and track twice...led team to 1982 Nebraska track championship...threw the discus 202-1...all-city and all-conference in both football and track...top prep tennis prep, too...National Honor Society member.