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    Demetrius Eaton
    Demetrius Eaton

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Milwaukee, Wis.

    High School:
    Milwaukee Vincent

    Height / Weight:
    6-2 / 250

    Position:
    LB

    Birthdate:
    12/21/1983



    General: Three-year letterwinner ... Played in 44 career games ... Was one of NU's most gifted athletes ... Played outside linebacker.

    2006: Recipient of team's Thomas Airth Spirit Award ... Starter at an outside linebacker position ... Named a team captain for the season's final four weeks (Michigan to Illinois) with the loss of Nick Roach to an injury ... Registered five tackles (three solos), including a key 11-yard sack in season-opener at Miami (Ohio) ... Registered one of five team sacks at Miami ... Seven tackles (three solos), including a 2-yard TFL, vs. New Hampshire ... Four tackles (three solos), including his second sack of the year vs. Eastern Michigan ... Four solo tackles at Nevada ... Five tackles at Penn State ... Notched four tackles at Wisconsin ... One tackle vs. Purdue ... Three solo hits vs. MSU ... Five solo tackles and a pass breakup vs. Michigan ... Earned six tackles at Iowa ... Six tackles, including a 0.5 sack, vs. Ohio State ... Totaled four tackles in season-ending win over Illinois.

    2005: Reserve linebacker ... Played some defensive end, making a start at that position vs. Arizona State ... Finished the ASU game with a pair of solo tackles ... Totaled three tackles vs. Ohio ... Registered a tackle and a forced fumble vs. Penn State ... Delivered one of his career's top plays at Michigan State when he picked up a fumble and rumbled 86 yards for a touchdown ... That play turned what appeared was going to be a game-tying TD drive for Michigan State into a 21-7 Northwestern lead ... ESPN designated the play one of the week's four "Pontiac Game Changing Performances" ... Two solo tackles vs. Michigan ... Saw some significant action vs. Iowa and totaled three tackles, one breakup and one hurry ... Three tackles at Ohio State.

    2004: Reserve middle linebacker ... Started games vs. Arizona State and Minnesota ... Saw significant action against Wisconsin when Nick Roach left with a first-quarter injury ... Set single-game career bests for tackles (11), solo tackles (5) and assisted tackles (6) vs. the Badgers ... Came up with one of his young career's biggest plays when he sacked IU quarterback Matt LoVecchio on fourth down in the second overtime to seal the win vs. the Hoosiers ... Registered five tackles, including the sack, and a pass breakup vs. Indiana ... Totaled two tackles in the season opener vs. TCU ... Also was credited with the blocked field goal, which prevented TCU from winning the game in the first overtime session ... Started first career game vs. Arizona State ... Finished the ASU game with three tackles ... Totaled three tackles and a QB hurry vs. Kansas ... Notched six tackles (five solos) vs. Minnesota.

    2003: Saw action on special teams ... Also used as a fullback occasionally on goal-line situations ... Named team's Scout Player of the Week for Purdue game (defense) and Air Force game (offense).

    2002: Redshirted.

    High School: A second-team all-state, first-team all-area, first-team all-region and first-team all-conference selection in 2001 ... Named his league's Defensive Player of the Year in 2001 ... Also garnered all-conference honors at both running back and linebacker as a junior ... As a senior, led team with 14 tackles for loss and 6.5 sacks ... Accumulated 10.5 sacks and 31 tackles for loss during career ... Helped team record consecutive city championships (2000-01) ... Member of school's Honor Roll ... Coached by Adam Walker.

    Personal: Born Demetrius L. Eaton on 12/21/83 ... Son of Glen and Barbara Eaton ... Chose NU over Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa and Illinois ... Communication studies major.

    The Eaton File
    Q: If you could have a starring role in any film already made, which movie would you pick?
    A: John Q because I too hope to express my love for someone in a heroic way.
    Q: What is the greatest lesson in life that you have learned?
    A: Love can be deceiving
    Q: If you had to choose the best television show ever made, which one would you pick?
    A: Martin
    Q: Something people would be surprised to know about me is...
    A: I don't always crack jokes
    Q: My favorite pregame ritual is...
    A: I like to sit down and keep to myself until the start of the game
    Q: The best thing about NU is...
    A: I love that it is so close to Chicago
    Q: My ultimate SportsCenter highlight would be...
    A: Making the key block during a game winning kickoff return for a touchdown
    Q: My favorite place to visit is...
    A: South Beach (Miami, Fla.)
    Q: My favorite food is...
    A: Catfish
    Q: If I were not playing football, I would be...
    A: Acting
    Q: When I played football as a kid, I pretended to be...
    A: Tony Dorsett
    Q: Which current NU football player is the biggest jokester?
    A: Me!
    Q: If you could suddenly possess an extraordinary talent in one of the arts, what would you like it to be?
    A: I would like to be a great actor
    

    Eaton's Career Statistics

    TACKLES	G	UA	A	Total	TFL	Yds	PD	FF	FR
    2003	8	0	0	0	0.0	0	0	0	0
    2004	12	21	12	33	1.0	5	1	0	0
    2005	12	9	5	14	0.0	0	1	1	1
    2006	12	27	27	54	3.5	26	2	0	0
    TOTAL	44	57	44	101	4.5	31	4	1	1
    

    SACKS G UA A Total Yds 2003 8 0 0 0.0 0 2004 12 0 0 0.0 0 2005 12 0 0 0.0 0 2006 12 2 1 2.5 24 TOTAL 44 2 1 2.5 24

    ALL PURPOSE G Rush Rec PR KR IR Total Avg/G 2003 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 2004 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 2005 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 2006 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 TOTAL 44 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0

    SCORING G TD Rush Pass Retn PAT 2PAT FG Total Avg/G 2003 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 2004 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 2005 12 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 6 0.5 2006 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 TOTAL 44 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 6 0.1