At Michigan ... Awards ... All-Big Ten First Team, First Base (2009) ... All-Big Ten Tournament team (2010) ... 2010 Red Raider Classic All-Tournament Team ... Notable ... Team Co-Captain (2010) ... Ranks sixth on the U-M career doubles list (50) and tied for 11th on the home runs list (26) ... Owns a share of the second most doubles (24, 2010) and third-most home runs (17, 2009) in a season.
Senior (2010)... Co-captain ... All-Big Ten Tournament team ... Started all 57 games at first base ... Led the team in doubles (24), sacrifice flys (7) and fielding percentage (.994) ... Had 14 multi-RBI games ... Had 23 multi-hit games ... Posted a career-high six runs batted in against Jacksonville State (Feb. 20) ... Named to 2010 Red Raider Classic All-Tournament Team at First Base after hitting .313 (5-for-16) with 3 2B and 7 RBI ... Collected 100th career RBI as part of a 4 RBI game vs. Lipscomb (March 13) ... Went 3-for-5 against Indiana (April 2), including a game winning 2-RBI single in the tenth for his 12th career game-winning hit ... Hit first home run of the season at Illinois (April 16) ... Went 2-for-4 with a pair of homers and five RBI at Western Michigan (May 4) ... Went 4-for-6 with three singles, an extra-innings walk-off homer and four runs scored vs. Northwestern (May 16) ... Went 2-for-5 with a pair of doubles vs. Iowa (May 29).
Junior (2009) ... Started in all 55 games and made 11 appearances on the mound ... Led the team and all Big Ten first basemen with 17 home runs ... Tied for third place on U-M single season list with 17 homers ... His 19 doubles was a team best ... Finished the season batting .304, fourth best for a Wolverine ... Drove in 59 runs on the season, second most on the team ... Drove in three runs and scored two with a home run against Cincinnati (Feb 21) ... Recorded first save of the season in his first appearance on the mound against St. John's (Feb 22), striking out three in 2.0 innings of work ... Went 3-for-5 with a 2B, HR and RBI and two runs scored against Jacksonville #1 (Feb 28) ... Earned lone win of the season on the mound against Akron (March 1) while going 3.0 innings and striking out three ... Went 3-for-4 with two doubles against Arizona (March 14) ... Drove in three runs in his 3-for-5 performance at Iowa (March 29) ... Had three doubles against Oakland (April 1) ... Picked up three hits against Ohio State (May 3) ... Went 6-for-6, including 2 HR, 5 RBI and 4 runs scored against Western Michigan (May 5) ... Also pitched 1.0 innings and struck out three against Western Michigan (May 5 )... Finished the season with 3 saves, second most for a Wolverine ... Recorded 19 multi-hit games, including six games with three or more hits ... Had 16 multi-RBI games ... Had a pair of two home run games - Western Michigan (May 6) and Northwestern (May 14) ... Swiped two bases on three attempts ... Recorded 21 strikeouts and walked only five in 16.2 innings of work.
Sophomore (2008) ... Played in 49 games (eight as a pitcher) with 25 starts (24-1B, 1-DH) ... Recorded eight mult-hit games (two 3-hit) ... Posted five multi-RBI games (one 5-RBI, two 4-RBI) ... Had career-long five-game hitting streak ... Was 3-for-4 with career-best two doubles vs. Hawai'i (3/1) ... Was 2-for-3 with two runs and career-best 12 putouts at Coastal Carolina (3/16) ... Earned first-career win with 1.0 inning of relief work vs. Eastern Michigan (4/16) ... Posted back-to-back games with four RBI vs. Ohio State (5/4) and at Ball State (5/7) ... Was 1-for-4 with two runs and 12 putouts vs. Ohio State (5/4) ... Hit first-career home run, on a three-run shot to right-centerfield and finished with four RBI at Ball State (5/7) ... Had two homer day with a jack in each game of a doubleheader at Minnesota (5/11) ... Hit first-career grand slam in game one of doubleheader ... Drove in eight RBI on the day with a career-best five RBI in game one ... Picked up first-career save, pitching the final two innings of the second game of double-dip at Minnesota ... Was 3-for-5 with a run in NCAA Ann Arbor Regional vs. Kentucky (6/1).
Freshman (2007) ... Made five starts, all at first base ... saw action at first base and on the mound as freshman ... 0-for-3 with sac fly for gamer in first career start vs. Bethune-Cookman #2 ... retired first seven batters faced in career vs. BCC #3 before allowing single, walk and two runs ... 1-for-2 with 10th inning 1B at UCF ... RBI-2B for 6-5 lead in sixth inning as 1B vs. Troy #1, but became pitcher in seventh and allowed a walk and four singles for blown save as all five runners scored ... 0-for-2 but drew three walks vs. Troy #2 ... grounded out as pinch hitter vs. SDSU in Petco Park ... worked 1-2-3 inning vs. IPFW ... pitched scoreless ninth with a K vs. CMU ... allowed three hits and one run in two innings vs. EMU #3 ... worked scoreless seventh inning vs. Purdue #4 in Big Ten debut ... fanned as PH at MSU #1 ... 0-for-1 vs. MSU #3 ... three put outs and an assist at 1B vs. MSU #3 and #4 ... worked 1-2-3 sixth inning with strikeout at WMU #2 ... 0-for-4 in Illinois series ... allowed two hits and run in 1.1 innings vs. PSU #3 ... 0-for-2 in 1B start vs. PSU #4 ... worked scoreless ninth inning at Iowa #4.
Prep ... Earned four varsity letters with two each in baseball and football ... earned letters in football as sophomore and junior playing quarterback ... accounted for nine touchdowns for coach John Burke as a junior, passing for six, rushing for two and catching one ... outfielder/pitcher for coach Bryan Rice for two seasons ... 2005 and 2006 all-region ... all-state as a senior, hitting .470 with nine home runs and 42 RBI ... 6-0 on mound as a senior with a 3.27 ERA ... had .420 batting average as a junior with three homers and 36 RBI while recording 4-1 mark with 3.99 ERA ... 2005 and 2006 All-Desert Valley Region in baseball ... all- state as a senior ... had .566 average on freshman team and hit .490 as sophomore on junior varsity squad ... high school highlight was complete game pitching effort allowing no earned runs while going 3-for-5 with double, homer and five RBI in 10-1 win over Mesquite HS, the No. 1 ranked team in the state at the time ... drafted by Tampa Bay Raysin 41st round of the 2006 Major League Entry Draft.
Personal ... Enrolled in the College of Literature, Science and the Arts ... born 1-18-88 in Poway, Calif. ... comes from athletic family that has Michigan background ... grandfather, Don Dufek Sr., MVP of the 1949 Rose Bowl; uncle, Don Dufek Jr., All-American defensive back who played for the Seattle Seahawks; uncle, Bill Dufek, an offensive tackle who played for the New York Jets ... father, Joe Dufek, was an All-American in football and baseball at Yale and was a quarterback for Buffalo Bills ... changed from jersey No. 24 to No. 7 for 2008 to honor family friend Rick Leach, an All-American quarterback and centerfielder who earned eight letters at Michigan (football 1975-78, baseball 1976-79) ... most famous people met include Tony Gwynn and Mark Grace ... favorites include ... book - Dan Brown's Angels & Demons; food - steak; teams - San Diego Padres and Chargers; music - alternative rock and rap; movie - Gladiator ... selected Michigan for the education and family tradition ... enjoys traveling and listening to music ... two former high school teammates are playing collegiate baseball.
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