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    Pete Konopka
    Pete Konopka

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Marengo, Ill.

    High School:
    Marion Central Catholic

    Height / Weight:
    6-4 / 258

    Position:
    DE

    Birthdate:
    02/23/1979

    Eligibility:
    Sr.



    2001: Season and career was cut short when he was forced to stop playing football with a back injury ... Appeared in season's first two games (vs. UNLV and Duke) and totaled five tackles and two quarterback hurries.

    2000: Played in all 12 games ? Registered 15 tackles, nine solo ? Had a tackle for loss against Nebraska in the Alamo Bowl ? Recovered a fumble vs. Wisconsin ? Academic All-Big Ten.

    1999: Saw action in all 11 games ... Recorded 12 tackles, including a season-high three against Miami (Ohio) ... Academic All-Big Ten.

    1998: Academic All-Big Ten ... Played in all 12 games mostly on special teams.

    1997: Did not see any game action ... Named scout team champion after the Michigan State game.

    High School: Named all-conference and all-area second team his senior season ... Illinois Coaches Association Academic All-State ... Team captain ... Named his team's outstanding offensive and defensive lineman ... Chicago Tribune scholar-athlete regional winner ... Recorded 114 tackles, 14 sacks, three fumble recoveries and 15 tackles for loss ... High school coach was David Proffitt ... Valedictorian ... Illinois state scholar ... Bausch and Lomb Science Award ... National Honor Society ... American Legion Citizenship Award ... ISAC Merit Recognition Scholarship.

    Personal: Born Peter Alvah Konopka on 2/23/79 ... Son of Peter and Kathy Konopka ... Civil engineering major.