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    49 Griffen Dahlstrom  
    Griffen Dahlstrom

    Hometown:
    Coatesville, Ind.

    High School:
    North Putnam

    Height / Weight:
    6-3 / 235

    Position:
    LB

    Experience:
    4L


    Graduated with a bachelor of science degree in business finance in December 2013.

    2013 (Senior): Played in the first four games before suffering a season-ending injury ... made lone tackle in season-opening win over Indiana State ... Indiana State game captain ... Academic All-Big Ten selection.

    2012 (Junior): Started seven of the final eight games at weak-side linebacker and played in all 12 ... compiled 48 tackles, 29 solo, with one sack, seven tackles for loss (tied for fourth on team), one forced fumble and one pass breakup ... posted career-highs with nine stops and six solos to go along with one TFL at Navy ... added eight tackles with a half-stop for loss in victory at Illinois ... recorded first career sack and first career forced fumble in season-opening win against Indiana State ... received Indiana's Academic Excellence Award ... Academic All-Big Ten selection.

    2011 (Sophomore): Played in six games ... collected eight tackles, including five against Northwestern ... Academic All-Big Ten selection.

    2010 (Freshman): Appeared in all 12 games, primarily on special teams ... collected six tackles overall and made collegiate debut in season-opening win against Towson ... three-time IU special teams player of the week ... Academic All-Big Ten selection.

    2009: Redshirted the 2009 season ... named scout team player of the week following the Virginia game.

    Prep/Personal: Athlete for head coach Greg Barrett at North Putnam High School ... played fullback, quarterback and linebacker and served as the team's place-kicker and punter ... named Indiana Football Coaches Association Top 50 All-State, Gridiron Digest Top 25 and Indiana AP Class 2A All-State ... four-time all-county, three-year all-state, all-conference and All-Wabash Valley, two-time Journal Review and Banner Graphic All-Area Player of the Year ... four-year football, basketball and baseball letterwinner ... three-year track letterwinner ... 4.0 student earned an academic scholarship offer from Harvard before deciding to join the Hoosiers ... parents are Ross and Krista Dahlstrom ... Ross played football at Valparaiso University ... brother, Brayden, played wide receiver at DePauw University and brother, Trent, played defensive back and was a pitcher on the baseball team at Franklin College ... Griffen Spencer Dahlstrom was born on June 8, 1990.

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