David Molk discusses the win at Northwestern and the upcoming game at Michigan State.
At Michigan ... 2011 season captain ... four-year letterman and starter at center ... 2011 Rimington Trophy recipient ... 2011 Consensus All-America first team selection: Associated Press, Football Writers Association of America All-America, The Sporting News, Walter Camp ... 2011 Big Ten Rimington-Pace Offensive Lineman of the Year ... 2011 All-Big Ten first team by coaches and second team by media ... 2010 All-Big Ten first team by coaches and second team by media ... started 41 career games at center.
Fifth-Year Senior (2011) ... Sugar Bowl champion ... earned fourth varsity letter ... 2011 Rimington Trophy recipient ... 2011 Consensus All-America first team selection: Associated Press, Football Writers Association of America All-America, The Sporting News, Walter Camp ... Phil Steele's Postseason All-America and All-Big Ten first team selection ... Big Ten Rimington-Pace Offensive Lineman of the Year ... All-Big Ten first team by coaches and second team by media ... recipient of U-M's Hugh R. Rader Memorial Award (top offensive lineman) ... Phil Steele's Midseason All-America and All-Big Ten first team selection ... voted a 2011 season captain by teammates during fall camp ... named to Rotary Lombardi Award preseason watch list ... appeared in all 13 games at center, started all 12 regular season games, missed first series of Sugar Bowl against Virginia Tech due to injury.
Senior/Junior (2010) ... earned third varsity letter ... Rimington Trophy finalist ... All-Big Ten first team (coaches) and All-Big Ten second team (media) ... co-recipient of U-M's Hugh R. Rader Memorial Award (top offensive lineman) ... Rotary Lombardi Award watch list ... Phil Steele's Midseason All-Big Ten first team ... started all 13 contests at center ... made the start at center against Connecticut (Sept. 4) and Notre Dame (Sept. 11) ... opened the game at center vs. Massachusetts (Sept. 18) and Bowling Green (Sept. 25) ... started at center in Big Ten opener at Indiana (Oct. 2) ... made start at center vs. Michigan State (Oct. 9), Iowa (Oct. 16) and at Penn State (Oct. 30) ... opened the game at center against Illinois (Nov. 6), Purdue (Nov. 13) and Wisconsin (Nov. 20) ... started at center in regular-season finale against Ohio State (Nov. 27) ... made start at center vs. Mississippi State (Jan. 1) in the Gator Bowl. Junior/Sophomore (2009) ... earned second varsity letter ... Lombardi Award (candidate) ... Rimington Trophy (candidate) ... started four games at center ... started at center and contributed on special teams vs. Western Michigan (Sept. 5) and vs. Notre Dame (Sept. 12) ... made start at center vs. Eastern Michigan (Sept. 19) ... had started 15 consecutive games before injuring his foot against EMU ... missed four straight games from Indiana (Sept. 26) through Delaware State (Oct. 17) due to a foot injury ... returned to game action with start at center vs. Penn State (Oct. 24) ... injured on the first series against Penn State ... missed the rest of the season due to a knee injury suffered against the Nittany Lions. Sophomore/Freshman (2008) ... earned first varsity letter ... recipient of the Iron Wolverine Award as the best all-around conditioned player from the linemen group ... started all 12 games at center ... played every snap at center during his first year as a starter ... made career debut and started at center vs. Utah (Aug. 30) ... earned start at center vs. Miami (Sept. 6) ... started at center in road game at Notre Dame (Sept. 13) ... started vs. Wisconsin (Sept. 27) ... earned start at center vs. Illinois (Oct. 4) ... opened game at center vs. Toledo (Oct. 11) ... starting center at Penn State (Oct. 18), against Michigan State (Oct. 25), at Purdue (Nov. 1), at Minnesota (Nov. 8), vs. Northwestern (Nov. 15) and at Ohio State (Nov. 22).
Freshman (2007) ... did not see game action ... redshirted.
Prep ... attended Lemont Township High School (2006) coached by Eric Michaelsen ... led team to a 31-12 record as a four-year starter at Lemont ... selected as team captain as a senior ... Honors and Rankings ... No. 1 center prospect nationally according to Max Emfinger ... ranked as the No. 3 center in the nation and a four-star recruit by Scout.com ... three-star prospect, the No. 5 center nationally and the No. 7 player in the state of Illinois according to Rivals.com ... listed as All-Region by PrepStar Magazine ... named to the Chiefs Tribune All-State first team as a senior ... Champaign News Gazette All-State selection as a senior ... all-area selection by Daily Southtown and NCSA ... named all-area by South Chicagoland area coaches following junior and senior seasons ... named All-Suburban Prairie Conference twice ... played in the East-West All-American game in Orland, Fla.
Personal ... David Michael Molk was born Dec. 15, 1988, in Palos Hills, Ill. ... attended the Michigan Summer Football Camp ... enrolled in the School of Kinesiology, majoring in sport management.