true junior who will figure into the regular defensive end rotation.
played in all 25 games of his career with six starts … Recorded 62
tackles, including 10.5 tackles for loss and 5.5 sacks … Has made on
interception and broken up four passes.
Played in all 13 games as a reserve defensive end … Made 23 tackles on
the year, including 4.5 for a loss with two sacks … Intercepted a pass
and broke up three more … Chipped in a TFL amongst his three tackles in
the Meineke Car Care Bowl (Dec. 29) … Made a season-high four stops
against Syracuse (Nov. 17) including a TFL and broke up three passes …
Recorded three tackles against Rutgers (Nov. 3) … Shared a TFL against
Akron (Sept. 29) as a part of a two-tackle day … Intercepted a pass and
made two stops at Pittsburgh (Sept. 22) … In the season-opener at Duke,
both of his tackles were for a loss, one of them being a sack.
2006: Played in all 12 games as a true freshman, starting each of
the final six … Recorded 39 tackles, six tackles for loss and 3.5 sacks
… Also broke up a pass … Capped the year with a four-tackle day,
including a TFL, at Louisville (Dec. 2) … Had a season-high six tackles
in each of four consecutive games (vs. Rutgers, Pittsburgh, Syracuse and
Cincinnati) … Added a 14-yard sack in the win over the Panthers … Made
four tackles against West Virginia (Oct. 20) in his first career start …
Had a total of seven tackles combined over the first six games when
coming off of the bench.
High School: All-State honorable mention pick from Ohio who made
98 tackles and had 18 sacks in his senior year … High school is one of
the top programs in the state of Ohio as the Tarblooders had 15 Division
I signees in Witten’s senior class … Glenville advanced to the 2004
state Division 1 semifinals.
Personal Profile: Lindsey Rashaun Witten … Born on April 28, 1988
… Older brother, Donte Whitner, started at strong safety for Ohio State
and was picked in the first round of the 2006 NFL Draft (eighth overall)
by the Buffalo Bills … A pre-teaching major.
6, 5x, last vs. Cincinnati, 11/25/06
Most TFL: 2,
at Duke, 9/1/07
Most Sacks: 1, 5x, last vs. Syracuse, 11/17/07
Most INT: 1, at Pittsburgh 9/22/07
Longest INT Return: 5, at Pittsburgh 9/22/07