Western Michigan vs. Indiana - September 2, 2006 (photos courtesy of Associated Press)
2007 (Senior): Played in all 13 games on the defensive line ... posted 13 tackles on the season, four for loss, and two sacks ... made one tackle for loss against Indiana State ... posted a sack against Western Michigan ... made three tackles and a sack against Akron ... made two tackles, one for loss, and recorded a pair of QB hurries against Wisconsin.
2006 (Junior): Moved from tight end to defensive line ... played in six games and made five solo tackles. ... had a stellar debut on the D-line, making three tackles, all for loss, including two sacks, against Western Michigan ... started the first three games of the season before injuries limited his playing time.
2005 (Sophomore): As a reserve tight end, played in four games (Kentucky, Illinois, Ohio State and Minnesota).
2004 (Freshman): Played 10 snaps in the season-opening victory over Central Michigan.
2003: Redshirted the 2003 season.
Prep: Ranked by Rivals.com as the No. 50 tight end in the nation and the seventh-best player in the state of Indiana ... a first team all-state selection who helped Ben Davis High School to the 5A State Championship ... a PrepStar All-Region selection ... honored as the No. 68 player in the Midwest region by SuperPrep ... also tabbed as the ninth-best player coming out of the state of Indiana in 2002 by TheInsiders.com ... recorded 31 catches and scored 12 times in 2002, but was touted as an even better blocker ... earned the Ben Davis consistent performer award as a junior, catching 19 passes for 247 yards and three touchdowns in 15 games ... also graded out at 87 percent as a blocker and had 20 pancakes ... in addition to football, Faires played center for the Ben Davis basketball team and ran the 400-meter dash in track and field.
Personal: Born on July 5, 1984, Brian Michael Faires is a recreational sport management major.
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