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#9 Lindsey Witten

Defensive End
6-4, 251
Cleveland, Ohio

A true junior who will figure into the regular defensive end rotation.

Career: Has 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.

2007: 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.


2006 12-6 12 27 39 3.5-31 6-36 0 1
2007 13-0 12 11 23 2-11 4.5-19 1 3
Totals 25-6 24 38 62 5.5-42 10.5-55 1 4

Most Tackles: 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



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