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    Mike Souza
    Mike Souza

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Kaneohe, Hawaii

    High School:
    Punahou

    Height / Weight:
    6-6 / 297

    Position:
    OL

    Birthdate:
    04/22/1979

    Eligibility:
    Sr.



    General: Started 38 career games at Northwestern, including final 37 contests ... Solid, consistent performer.

    2001: Named an honorable mention all-Big Ten tackle by both the media and coaches ... Team?s starting right tackle ... Savored his best season since coming to NU ... Missed part of the Purdue contest with an injured knee ... Played a key role in helping NU's offense rank first in the Big Ten in total offense (442.9) ... Turned in seven "championship game" performances, the most by any NU offensive lineman.

    2000: Started all 12 games at right tackle ... Helped NU offense rank first in the Big Ten -- 467.9 yards per game ... Offense scored a Big Ten-best 36.8 ppg, a school record ... Played a key blocking role for Damien Anderson, who ran for a school-record 2,063 yards and finished fifth in the Heisman Trophy balloting ... Helped lead NU to a co-Big Ten title.

    1999: Started all 11 games at right tackle ... Earned championship performance recognition three times.

    1998: Played in eight games, starting four at split tackle.

    1997: Did not see any game action.

    High School: A SuperPrep All-American ... Blue-Chip All-American ... Parade All-American ... A two-time all-state selection ... Two-time all-league pick ... Recorded 102 pancake blocks and 15 blocks for touchdowns his senior season ... Had 20 pancakes in one game ... Selected to play in the state All-Star Game ... High school coach was Dan Morrison ... Selected to the Dean's List.

    Personal: Born Michael Yoawkim Souza on 4/22/79 ... Son of Milton and Linda Souza ... Political science major.