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Trent Wissner
Trent Wissner

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Beaver Falls, Pa.

High School:
Blackhawk

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 225

Position:
Linebacker

Birthdate:
03/03/1980

Special:
Co-Captain



2001 Second Team All-MAAC

Enters the season with more career starts than any other player on the Dukes' roster ... has started the last 25 regular-season games at outside linebacker ... former star high school running back who uses speed and quickness to his advantage ... has averaged 8.5 tackles per game over the last two seasons ... begins the season with nine career double-digit tackle games

As a junior (2001): Led the team with 92 tackles (67 solo) ... finished in the top two in tackles in nine of DU's 11 games ... tied for second on the team with eight tackles for loss ... also registered one sack and picked off a pass ... led the team with four double-digit tackle games (13 vs. VMI, 12 each at Georgetown & at Butler and 11 vs. Canisius) ... was named MAAC co-Defensive Player of the Week after the Butler game ... posted a career-high 17 tackles (11 solo) in the ECAC Bowl loss to Sacred Heart ... averaged 9.2 tackles per game in the regular season

As a sophomore (2000): Finished second on the team with 87 tackles (58 solo) ... also tied for second on the team with nine tackles for loss (-33 yards) ... added 2.5 sacks for -16 yards ... posted a season-high 16 tackles at Bucknell ... added 14 stops (12 solo) and 1.5 sacks vs. Lafayette ... registered 10 unassisted tackles vs. Fairfield ... averaged 7.9 tackles per game for the season

As a freshman (1999): Began the season at defensive back and made his first career start vs. Siena at linebacker in week eight ... responded with five tackles, including his third sack of the season, vs. the Saints ... earned MAAC Rookie of the Week honors for his effort ... he also added a tackle for loss in providing a much-needed spark to the Dukes' defense ... finished the year with 37 tackles (21 solo) ... averaged 7.0 tackles per game as a starter with 28 of his total stops coming in DU's last four games ...finished the year with seven tackles for loss for -39 yards ... returned an interception 63 yards for a score in the season finale vs. Canisius

Personal: Came to Duquesne as a 4,282-yard rusher out of Blackhawk High School ... was a 1998 Associated Press Big School Second Team All-State pick ... was also named WPIAL Class AAA Player of the Year ... rushed for 1,637 yards as a senior ... full name is Trent C. Wissner ... major: information technology ... date of birth: 3/3/80

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