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    Kevin Mims
    Kevin Mims

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    The Woodlands, Texas

    High School:
    The Woodlands

    Height / Weight:
    6-3 / 265

    Position:
    DE



    Career: Played in 49 career games with 38 all-time starts ... Closed career with 163 tackles, 19 TFL's (7.5 sacks), five pass deflections, three forced fumbles and a memorable interception (returned for a TD against UCLA in 2005 Sun Bowl) ... Bounced back from a tough 2006 season (back injury) ... Was one of team's defensive leaders ... Intelligent player.

    2008: Starting defensive end ... Recipient of team's George W. Ballantine Award (given for demonstrating tremendous enthusiasm and leadership) ... Led all defensive linemen with 46 tackles ... In 2008 Alamo Bowl vs. Missouri, picked up two tackles ... Named Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week and team's defensive player of the game vs. Illinois for his seven tackles, 2.5 TFL's and one forced fumble ... At Michigan, tied a season high with seven stops ... Registered four tackles, including 1.0 TFL, vs. Ohio State ... Tied a career-best with 2.0 TFL's and recovered the first fumble of his career at Minnesota ... Finished with five total tackles against the Gophers and earned team defensive player of the week honors ... Recorded one solo tackle at Indiana ... Collected three tackles and one QB hurry while batting down two passes at the line of scrimmage vs. Purdue ... Notched four tackles, including a 0.5 pass sack, vs. Michigan State ... One tackle vs. Iowa ... Against Ohio, tallied two tackles ... Registered one tackle against Southern Illinois ... At Duke, recorded seven tackles, including 1.5 TFLs for six yards and half a sack for a 4-yard loss ... Against Syracuse, registered two tackles.

    2007: Started at defensive end seven straight games ... Had a career-best 10-tackle effort (three solos) vs. Duke ... Two of his 10 hits were TFL's ... Delivered two huge pass sacks on the final two plays of the Nevada game, with the last one resulting in a safety ... Finished the game with seven tackles as well as a forced fumble ... Totaled two tackles, including a 0.5 TFL, as well as a QB hurry against Northeastern ... Four tackles, including a 0.5 TFL, at Ohio State ... Three tackles vs. Michigan State ... Five tackles vs. Minnesota ... One tackle vs. Eastern Michigan ... One tackle at Purdue ... One hit vs. Indiana ... Four tackles at Illinois ... Tied for fifth on team in TFL's (5.5) ... Third among defensive linemen with 38 tackles.

    2006: Started first two games at defensive end, opposite Corey Wootton ... As he got healthier (slowed with a bad back early in the season), started to play his best football ... Registered a pair of tackles at Miami (Ohio) ... Totaled eight tackles, including a season-best seven solo hits, vs. New Hampshire ... Three solo tackles and a QB hurry vs. Eastern Michigan ... One tackle vs. Nevada ... Six tackles and a pass deflection at Penn State ... Two tackles, including a TFL, at Wisconsin ... Started vs. Purdue and recorded two tackles ... Had one of his season's top performances against Michigan State with five tackles ... Four solo tackles, including a TFL, at Michigan ... Registered seven tackles at Iowa ... One solo tackle vs. Ohio State ... Pass breakup vs. Illinois.

    2005: Sporting News Big Ten All-Freshman team ... Also named a TSN honorable mention Freshman All-American ... NGN Defensive Newcomer of the Year Award recipient ... Redshirt freshman ... Closed the season on a strong note, being named the Jimmy Rogers Jr. Lineman of the Game at the Vitalis Sun Bowl ... Earned the honor after recording three tackles and an impressive 30-yard interception return for a TD vs. UCLA ... Delivered one of the season's biggest defensive plays when he stripped Michigan State's Drew Stanton deep in NU territory and then shielded a, MSU player, which allowed Demetrius Eaton to run 86 yards for a momentum-turning touchdown ... Also added four solo tackles vs. the Spartans ... One tackle and a pass breakup vs. Ohio ... Three tackles (0.5 TFL) and two quarterback hurries vs. Northern Illinois ... After playing end his first two games, moved to defensive tackle against Arizona State and contributed four tackles (three solos), which included two TFL's ... Returned to the end position vs. Penn State, and has started there the past five games ... Two tackles vs. the Nittany Lions ... Three tackles vs. Wisconsin ... Racked up a season-high nine tackles, including a sack, vs. Michigan ... Two solo tackles and a hurry vs. Iowa ... Notched five tackles, including a 0.5 TFL, at Ohio State ... Registered five tackles, including a 7-yard pass sack, and a pass breakup at Illinois.

    2004: Did not see action ... Named team's defensive practice player of the week on two occasions -- vs. Wisconsin and Illinois.

    High School: First-team AP all-state defensive lineman ... Ranked nation's 34th-best defensive end by Rivals.com and 69th-best player in Texas ... SuperPrep All-Southwest and ranked 69th among players in Texas, as well ... PrepStar all-region selection ... Coaches' District 15-5A Defensive Player of the Year ... All-County Defensive MVP ... Team captain ... Totaled 104 tackles (82 solos), nine sacks, 22 TFL's, one interception, one fumble recovery and six pass deflections his senior year ... Preseason All-Greater Houston Defensive Player of the Year nominee ... Preseason All-Greater Houston Coaches' team ... Four-time Defensive Lineman of the Game ... Led the Highlanders to Texas' state championship game ... The Woodlands finished 14-1 and ranked No. 7 nationally by USA Today ... Team was ranked first in the state of Texas (Div. 1, 5-A) at the end of the regular season ... Had 44 tackles, six sacks, four TFL's, an interception, a fumble recovery and four pass deflections as a junior ... Second-team all-district in 2002 ... Also long snaps, and was listed as a "top prospect" for long-snapping by the Ray Guy Long-snapping Camp ... Also played basketball ... Academic All-State ... Two-time Rotary Student of Year nominee ... Christian Athlete of the Year nominee ... Coached by Weldon Willig.

    Personal: Born Kevin G. Mims ... Son of Michael and Katherine Mims ... Father wrestled at USC and mother played volleyball at Cal State Fullerton ... Mechanical engineering major.

    The Mims File
    Q: Name five favorite songs (and artist) on your I-Pod:
    A: Jason Aldean........Hick Town
    Rodney Adkins....... If You're Going Through Hell
    Josh Turner.........Way Down South
    Trace Adkins..........Rough and Ready
    Hank Williams Jr. ..........That's How They Do it in Dixie
    Q: If you could dine with anyone from any period in history, who would it be?
    A: Jesus, there are so many things that he could answer for me.
    Q: What is the greatest lesson in life that you have learned?
    A: You have to work hard for everything that you want.
    Q: A song that best describes you?
    A: Songs About Me by Trace Adkins
    Q: My favorite place to visit is:
    A: HOME!!!
    Q: Which current NU football player is the biggest jokester on the team?
    A: Kyle Daley
    Q: Describe Coach Fitzgerald in five words or less:
    A: He bleeds purple!
    Q: Most humbling experience:
    A: Hurting my back last summer
    Q: The best book I have ever read is:
    A: Lazerous Vendetta
    Q: The person that inspires me the most is:
    A: My dad.
    Q: When I played football as a kid, I pretended to be:
    A: An Australian football player.
    Q: If you could have a starring role in any film already made, which movie would you pick?
    A: 300
    Q: My favorite food is:
    A: Anything barbequed well
    Q: My ultimate SportsCenter highlight would be:
    A: It would include all the best sacks of that football season, both pro and college.
    Q: My favorite television show is:
    A: House
    Q: If I were not playing football, I would be:
    A: Bored and fat.
    Q: My football-related superstition is:
    A: I have to get dressed in the same order every time I put on the pads.
    

    Mims' Career Stats

    SCORING                G    TD  Rush  Pass Retn  PAT 2PAT   FG  Total Avg/G
    2005................  12     1     0     0    1    0    0    0      6   0.5
    2006................  12     0     0     0    0    0    0    0      0   0.0
    2007................  12     0     0     0    0    0    0    0      2   0.2
    2008................  13     0     0     0    0    0    0    0      0   0.0
    TOTAL...............  49     1     0     0    1    0    0    0      8   0.2
    

    INTERCEPTIONS G No Yds TD Lg Avg/R Avg/G 2005................ 12 1 30 1 30 30.0 2.5 2006................ 12 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 2007................ 12 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 2008................ 13 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 TOTAL............... 49 1 30 1 30 30.0 0.6

    ALL PURPOSE G Rush Rec PR KR IR Total Avg/G 2005................ 12 0 0 0 0 30 30 2.5 2006................ 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 2007................ 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 2008................ 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 TOTAL............... 49 0 0 0 0 30 30 0.6

    TACKLES G UA A Total TFL-Yds PD FF FR Blkd 2005................ 12 19 22 41 4.5-22 3 1 0 0 2006................ 12 26 12 38 2.0-2 1 0 0 0 2007................ 12 12 26 38 5.5-33 0 1 0 0 2008................ 13 18 28 46 7.0-32 2 1 1 0 TOTAL............... 49 75 88 163 19.0-89 6 3 1 0

    SACKS G UA A Total Yds 2005................ 12 2 0 2.0 7 2006................ 12 0 0 0.0 0 2007................ 12 2 0 2.0 24 2008................ 13 2 3 3.5 20 TOTAL............... 49 6 3 7.5 51