The Scouting Report:
Good athlete who gained some valuable playing time a year ago ... Begins the fall as a backup middle linebacker ... Also plays for NU's varsity baseball program (outfielder/pitcher), and missed most of the 2002 spring while playing with the Cats.
2001: Played in 10 games and started the season finale at Illinois ... Against the Illini, started at outside linebacker and notched a season-high nine tackles (five solos) ... Totaled six tackles the previous week vs. Bowling Green ... Registered at least one tackle in every game played ... Forced a fumble in the thrilling 27-26 win over Michigan State ... Had one Defensive Championship game performance ... On the baseball field, hit .252 (.299 in Big Ten play) with 15 RBI ... As a pitcher, went 3-3 with two saves and a 6.51 ERA.
High School: Chris Pool's Pigskin Recruiting Service First-Team All-Midwest ... 10th-ranked running back in Midwest by PrepStar ... 48th-rated running back nationally by Rivals100.com ... Champaign News- Gazette all-state, 1999 ... Chicago Tribune second-team all-state, 1999 ... Chicago Tribune special mention all-state, 1998 ? Three-time all-area ... Three-time all-conference (Mid-Suburban West) ... Led team to Class 6A state title game as a junior ... Rushed for 4,100 yards and 63 TDs in three seasons, averaging 6.3 yards per carry ... In two years as a free safety, accumulated 104 tackles, five sacks and four forced fumbles ... Member of Barrington's All-Century Team ... Team went 28-7 in his three years as a starter ... Also a four-year letterwinner in baseball ... Honor roll all four years ... Academic all-state three times ... Academic all-conference ... High school coach was Al Kamradt.
Personal: Born Daniel Robert Pohlman on 1/1/82 ... Son of Bud and Jane Pohlman ... Father was a defensive end at Michigan State ... Psychology major.
Pohlman's Career Statistics
Year GP ST AT TT TFL INT PBU FR FF SACK
2001 10 19 18 37 1/3 0/0 0 0 1 0/0