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  Brett Sykes

Brett  Sykes

Player Profile


Eastlake, Ohio

High School:
Eastlake North

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 273



2007: Played in all 12 games ... Recorded 15 solo and 22 assisted tackles ... Had 6.5 tackles for loss including two sacks ... Broke up one pass ... Recorded a career high of two sacks against Eastern Michigan (October 13).

2006: Played in all 14 games, including three starts ... Began the year at defensive end, but was moved to tackle during the season ... Registered seven tackles, including 1.5 for loss ... Made one tackle in seven different games.

2005: One of nine Bobcats to start all 11 games ... Finished the season fifth among defensive lineman with 27 total tackles ... Also had four tackles for loss and a pass breakup on the season ... Had a career-high six tackles at Bowling Green.

2004: Played in all eleven games, starting eight times ... Credited with career-high four tackles at Pittsburgh, including one tackle for loss ... Made four more tackles versus Buffalo ... Recorded three stops at Kentucky ... Was credited with a sack at Toledo when he burst through the line and forced an intentional grounding call that resulted in a safety for Ohio ... Recorded three stops in the season finale against Akron ... Also served as short snapper for all field goal and extra point attempts.

2003: Redshirted.

HIGH SCHOOL: A three-year letterman at Eastlake North High School, where he played fullback and inside linebacker ... Earned first team all-conference honors as a junior and senior ... Named second-team Division I All-Northeast Lakes District ... Led the Rangers in rushing in his senior season with 980 yards, while also adding 140 tackles ... Scored 14 touchdowns ... Rushed for 760 yards as a junior and 341 yards as a sophomore ... Voted team MVP following the 2002 season ... A member of the honor roll.

PERSONAL: A recreation management major ... Son of William and Carol Sykes.