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    Dwayne Missouri
    Dwayne Missouri

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    San Antonio, Texas

    High School:
    Roosevelt

    Height / Weight:
    6-5 / 265

    Position:
    DE

    Eligibility:
    Sr.



    1999: Second team All-Big Ten selection by both the coaches and the media ... Started all 11 games at left defensive end ... Led the team with 20 tackles for loss, which tied him for fourth in the conference and the second best in school history ... Fifth all-time in NU career record book with 29 TFLs ... Also led the team with eight quarterback hurries and five sacks ... Recorded 52 tackles, finishing eighth on the team ... Had season-highs of nine tackles and two sacks against Miami (Ohio) ... Recipient of Northwestern's Thomas Airth Spirit Award ... Earned championship performance recognition four times, defensive player of the game twice and big playmaker of the game once.

    1998: Started all 12 games at left defensive end ... Collected 34 tackles, seven tackles for loss and three sacks ... Also broke up three passes ... Recorded a tackle for loss in each of the last five games of the season ... Had two TFLs vs. Ohio State including a sack (-10 yards) ... First career sack came against Duke.

    1997: Collected four tackles, two of which were for losses ... Recovered a fumble against Michigan State ... Played in seven games.

    1996: Did not see any game action ... Named rookie champion for the Wake Forest and Wisconsin games.

    High School: Named first-team all-state, all-district and all-city his senior season ... Also named the Defensive Player of the Year in San Antonio ... Second-team all-district and honorable mention all-city ... Led team to perfect 16-0 record and state championship in 1995 ... High school coach was Bryan Dausin ... Lettered twice in track throwing the shot put ... Two-time academic all-district ... Member of National Honor Society and honor roll.

    Personal: Born Dwayne Anthony Missouri on 12/23/78 ... Son of Roger and Verna Missouri ... A communication studies major.

    Missouri's Career Stats

    DEFENSE

    Year GP ST AT TT TFL INT PBU FR FF SAk
    1997 7 3 1 4 2/8 0 0 1 0 0/0
    1998 12 21 13 34 7/22 0 3 0 0 3/15
    1999 11 33 19 52 20/74 0 2 0 0 5/39
    TOTALS 30 57 33 90 29/104 0 5 1 0 8/54

    The Missouri File
    Q. The three words that best describe me: crazy, dedicated, skinny-legged.
    Q. Nobody knows that I: was born in Germany.
    Q. If I could change one thing about myself: I would make my calves look bigger.