Played in two games in his final season at NU (vs. South Dakota, vs. Illinois) ... Did not record any statistics.
2011: Saw time in one game, the home-opening win over Eastern Illinois ... Limited by injuries much of the year.
2010: Played against Illinois State ... Tabbed team's special teams practice player of the week vs. Rice.
2009: Did not see action.
High School: Rivals.com All-Region and SuperPrep All-Midwest Region honoree ... Ranked the 30th-best player (third among inside linebackers) by Rivals.com in Ohio player ranking and the 100th-best prospect in the Midwest (six states) by SuperPrep ... Ranked 25th nationally among inside linebackers by ESPN.com/Scouts, Inc., and 40th among inside linebackers nationally by Rivals.com ... Tabbed Ohio's best tackler among the state's inside linebackers ... Two-time first-team all-state linebacker (Ohio Division III) ... Also a two-time Columbus Dispatch All-Metro first team selection ... Three-time first-team All-Ohio Capital Conference honoree and a two-time first-team all-district and Super 25 Team member ... 2008 All-Agonis Club Central Ohio All-Star, Army All-American Bowl nominee and Under Armour All-American Bowl nominee ... Named the Eagles' Defensive MVP in both 2007 and '08 ... Registered a career-high 22 tackles in 2007 state championship game, which Big Walnut won 17-10 over Newark Licking Valley ... The Eagles finished with a school-record 14 wins (14-1) that year ... Played and helped lead Ohio to a win in the Ohio-Pennsylvania Big 33 All-Star game ... Also lettered in wrestling and played three years of rugby ... Helped rugby team with the state title ... Graduated cum laude ... Honor Roll all four years ... National Honor Society ... French and Social Studies honor societys ... Coached by Scott Wetzel.
Personal: Born William Monroe Studlien ... Son of Nels and Robin Studlien ... Brothers, Joel and Holden, played college football, respectively, at Findlay and Mount Union ... Learning and organizational change major.
The Studlien File
Q: Name five favorite songs (and artist) on your I-Pod:
A: Spacebound: Eminem; She Talks to Angels: Black Crows; Let Her cry: Hootie and the Blowfish; Watch Me Burn: Eminem; 25 to Life: Eminem
Q: If you could dine with anyone from any period in history, who would it be and why?
A: Bela Lugosi, because he was one of the first and best horror movie actors.
Q: Something people would be surprised to know about me is:
A: I spent over 200 hours in wood shop over the course of a year and built a pretty sweet gun cabinet
Q: My favorite place to visit is and why?
A: Gatlinburg, Tenn. Cabins in the mountains are cool and the shops and haunted attractions are fun
Q: Which current NU football player is the biggest jokester on the team and why?
A: Tim Riley, constantly joking or trying to make me believe things that are not true. One of the funniest kids I've ever met.
Q: Best part about being a Northwestern football player is:
A: Players are great
Q: Describe Coach Fitzgerald in five words or less:
A: Intense, smart, funny
Q: Describe your position coach in five words or less:
A: Enthusiastic, smart, funny
Q: Most humbling experience:
A: Getting to know the Little Brothers and Sisters that came out to support us at the Big 33 All-Star game. They left a lasting impression on a lot of us guys.
Q: What do you consider to be your greatest achievement and why?
A: Playing football for NU
Q: The best book I have ever read is and why?
Q: When I played football as a kid, I pretended to be:
A: Chris Spielman
Q: If you could have a starring role in any film already made, which movie would you pick and why?
A: The Princess Bride
Q: My favorite food is:
A: Hamburgers or Deerburgers
Q: My favorite television show is and why?
A: Dexter, best show ever
Q: If I were not playing football, I would be:
A: A tattoo artist, or wood shop teacher/carpenter
Q: Which FORMER NU football student-athlete has had the most impact on your Wildcat career and why?
A: Coach Fitz