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Postgame Notes: #13 Michigan 23, #17 Virginia Tech 20 (OT)
Sugar Bowl Notebook: New Year's Day
Tackles: 4, twice (last vs. Ohio State, Nov. 26, 2011)
Solos: 3, vs. Minnesota (Oct. 1, 2011)
Asst: 3, vs. Ohio State (Nov. 26, 2011)
TFLs: 2, at Michigan State (Oct. 15, 2011)
Sacks: 1, at Iowa (Nov. 5, 2011)
PBUs: 1, twice (last vs. Western Michigan, Sept. 3, 2011)
At Michigan ... four-year letterman ... 2008 and '09 Big Ten Distinguished Scholar ... three-time Academic All-Big Ten Conference (2008-10) ... appeared in 32 career games and made 12 starts at defensive tackle.
Fifth-Year Senior (2011)... Sugar Bowl champion (missed game due to injury) ... earned fourth varsity letter ... Capital One College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-District V team ... Academic All-Big Ten ... received U-M's Dr. Arthur D. Robinson Scholarship Award (leading senior scholar) ... played in 12 games; started all 12 games on defensive line and contributed to special teams each game ... OHIO STATE (Nov. 26) ... matched career high with four tackles, setting new career best with three assisted stops ... IOWA (Nov. 5) ... recorded two tackles, a TFL and first career unassisted sack ... MICHIGAN STATE (Oct. 15). ... set career highs for tackles (4) and TFLs (2) ... MINNESOTA (Oct. 1) ... honorary senior game captain ... set career high with three solo tackles ... EASTERN MICHIGAN (Sept. 17) ... first career tackle for loss ... WESTERN MICHIGAN (Sept. 3) ... made first career start, second career pass breakups (1).
Senior/Junior (2010) ... earned third varsity letter ... Academic All-Big Ten ... missed the first 10 games of the season due to injury ... appeared in three games ... made season debut at defensive end vs. Wisconsin (Nov. 20), making one solo stop ... tallied one solo tackle as a backup defensive end against Ohio State (Nov. 27) ... notched one solo tackle as a reserve defensive end vs. Mississippi State (Jan. 1) in the Gator Bowl.
Junior/Sophomore (2009) ... earned second varsity letter ... Big Ten Distinguished Scholar Award ... Academic All-Big Ten ... played defensive end in all 12 games ... saw action on PAT/field goal protection unit in every game ... registered 10 tackles, one assisted sack and one pass breakup ... appeared at defensive end vs. Western Michigan (Sept. 5) ... recorded his first career tackle from defensive end spot vs. Notre Dame (Sept. 12) ... posted two tackles and first collegiate sack vs. Eastern Michigan (Sept. 19) ... contributed at defensive end vs. Indiana (Sept. 26) ... assisted on one tackle from defensive end spot at Michigan State (Oct. 3) ... played defensive end at Iowa (Oct. 10) ... recorded first career pass breakup against Delaware State (Oct. 17) ... earned a career-high three tackles vs. Penn State (Oct. 24) ... made two assisted tackles at Illinois (Oct. 31) ... contributed at defensive end vs. Purdue (Nov. 7) ... made one solo stop at Wisconsin (Nov. 14) ... played defensive end vs. Ohio State (Nov. 21).
Sophomore/Freshman (2008) ... earned first varsity letter ... Big Ten Distinguished Scholar Award ... Academic All-Big Ten Conference ... U-M Athletic Academic Achievement ... made career debut vs. Michigan State (Oct. 25), playing on kick return team ... contributed on special teams at Purdue (Nov. 1) and Minnesota (Nov. 8) ... played on kick return unit vs. Northwestern (Nov. 15) ... contributed on special teams at Ohio State (Nov. 22).
Freshman (2007) ... did not see game action ... redshirted.
Prep ... attended Pioneer High School (2007) coached by Chuck White ... two-year letterman in football ... team captain senior year ... National Honor society ... member of the Honor Roll all four years ... Honors and Rankings... all-conference senior year ... earned Academic All-State honors as a senior ... Academic All-Conference junior year ... Other Sports... varsity letterman in baseball as a sophomore, junior and senior ... received all-district and all-conference honors in baseball junior and senior years ... team captain as a senior ... Academic All-Region senior year.
Personal ... William Joseph Stevens Heininger was born December 1, 1988 ... enrolled in the School of Kinesiology, majoring in sport management with minor in economics.