Wildcats' 15.83 awards per fall sport lead conference by a wide margin
2013: Played in all 12 contests in his final season with the Wildcats ... Registered five total special teams tackles, including a career-best three in a win over Syracuse ... Academic All-Big Ten.
2012: Appeared in 13 games on special teams and as a reserve linebacker ... One tackle on the season ... Big Ten Distinguished Scholar (3.7 GPA or above) and Academic All-Big Ten honoree.
2011: Played in nine games, primarily on special teams coverage ... Named the special teams practice player of the week for Eastern Illinois game ... Credited with a 10-yard kickoff return against Michigan State ... Academic All-Big Ten honoree.
2010: Appeared in four games.
2009: Did not see action.
High School: An all-inter-academic league and all-city selection in football and baseball ... Team's MVP in both football and baseball in 2008-09 ... Philadelphia Maxwell Club honoree ... Selected to play in the Montgomery County All-Star game ... Lettered three years as a tight end and linebacker for the Patriots ... Led team in receptions (20), receiving yards (237) and tackles ... Totaled 13 tackles, 3 TFL's and an interception vs. rival Penn Charter his senior year ... Set Germantown's record with a 99-yard kickoff return for touchdown ... Graduated cum laude, Honor Roll every semester ... Earned school's Scholar-Athlete Award his sophomore, junior and senior seasons ... Coached by Luke Harris.
Personal: Born Timothy Richard Vernon ... Son of Tony and Jean Vernon ... Brothers Pete and Billy were both college baseball players -- Pete played at William & Mary (class of 2008) and Billy played at Stanford (class of 2011) ... Cousin, Chris Getz, plays for the Kansas City Royals ... Graduated with a degree in history (business institutions minor) before pursuing a master's in liberal studies in his fifth year.