3 Mikel Resnick
Mikel Resnick

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Oak Ridge, Tenn.

High School:
Oak Ridge

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 215

Position:
Whip

Experience:
3VL



Active defender ... hard-hitting athlete with nose for football ... shifted from outside linebacker to inside linebacker last spring ... moved to "whip" position this winter in head coach Bobby Ross' newly installed defensive scheme ... "whip" serves as blend between strong safety and outside linebacker positions ... versatile performer with outstanding athleticism ... boasts "big-play" potential ... one of fastest players on club ... maintains key special forces role as well ... three-year letterman.

2003: Assumed reserve duty in season's first eight contests ... drew first start of campaign in road date against UAB ... spelled injured starter Greg Washington in lead cast ... returned to starting lineup against Air Force and Navy ... appeared in all 13 contests ... finished year ranked fifth on club with 77 tackles ... boasts one quarterback sack, two tackles for loss and two pass breakups ... credited with 37 primary hits ... posted finest performance of career in home loss to USF ... finished game with 13 tackles, one sack and one pass breakup ... sack resulted in loss of 10 yards ... closed season by equaling career high with 13 hits against Navy ... totaled nine tackles in road date against Air Force ... registered eight stops against UAB ... finished with seven hits in home finale versus Houston ... notched six tackles each against East Carolina and Cincinnati ... credited with tackle for 15-yard loss versus Bearcat punt squad, which set up an Army touchdown ... added four stops in road loss to TCU ... forged three tackles and one pass breakup in home date opposite Tulane ... recorded three tackles against Hawai'i, two stops against both Connecticut and Rutgers.

2002: Maintained starting title at outside linebacker position much of year ... started season's first three contests ... field duty limited against Louisville after being shaken up in first quarter ... did not return to action ... came off bench during dates against Southern Miss and East Carolina ... back in starting lineup versus TCU, UAB, Tulane, Memphis and Navy ... made eight starts in all ... appeared in all 12 games ... finished year ranked fourth on squad with 59 tackles ... responsible for primary hit on 32 of those stops ... registered three tackles for loss, 2.5 quarterback sacks, two pass breakups and three forced fumbles ... latter figure tied for team lead while ranking tied for third among Conference USA leaders ... totaled career-best eight hits in home loss to UAB ... added forced fumble against Blazers ... turnover led to Army field goal ... recorded similar effort in road victory over Tulane ... finished with eight tackles, one pass breakup and one forced fumble against Green Wave ... recorded seven tackles, including one quarterback sack, in road showing at Memphis ... credited with seven tackles and one-half sack in season finale against Navy ... registered six tackles against both Rutgers and TCU ... credited with primary hit on four of those stops against Rutgers ... recorded first pass deflection in that showing as well ... notched five hits against Air Force ... finished with four tackles in relief role opposite Southern Miss ... notched three tackles against Holy Cross ... two hits against East Carolina and Houston ... registered first career sack in that outing ... also forced fumble on play.

2001: Appeared in all 11 contests during rookie season ... filled backup role at one of two outside linebacker spots all season ... regular on special forces units as well ... collected 12 tackles ... credited with four primary hits ... registered three pass breakups ... that figure stood tied for fifth among team leaders, despite limited field duty ... posted season-best three-tackle effort in home loss to East Carolina ... registered two tackles against Tulane, Air Force and Buffalo ... picked up at least one tackle in all but four showings ... one of 10 freshmen to earn varsity letter.

High School: All-state selection during senior year at Oak Ridge High in Oak Ridge, Tenn. ... played for head coach Bruce Lussier ... earned all-region honors ... led team in tackles despite missing five games due to injury ... served as team captain that year ... named All-Region Special Teams "Player of the Year" as a junior ... two-time letterwinner ... lettered four times in track and field ... served as team captain during final two years on track ... member of school-record 4x200-meter relay squad ... very involved with student government ... peer facilitator ... member of school newspaper staff ... Student/Faculty Relations Committee head.

Personal: Born Jan. 28, 1983 ... given name is Mikel Eric David Resnick ... parents' names are Max and Kathleen Resnick ... father, Max, retired from U.S. Navy with rank of Lt. Commander ... majoring in Latin American Studies.

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