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    99 Ben Ishola  
    Ben Ishola

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Berlin, Germany

    High School:
    Berlin Adler

    Height / Weight:
    6-3 / 255

    Position:
    Defensive End


    Defensive end Ben Ishola started all 11 games of his senior season. He opened the year with five tackles at Central Michigan and followed that with a career-high six stops against Nicholls State. Ishola closed the year with 27 total tackles, including 6.5 tackles for loss.

    Ishola played in 10 contests for the Hoosiers in 2004 and was a huge part in IU's win at then-No. 24 Oregon as he registered two sacks. He posted a season-high five tackles, all solo, against Michigan State and had a pair of solo tackles versus then-No. 23 Minnesota. Ishola finished the year with 12 solo tackles and two assists.

    He appeared in all 12 games in 2003, recording a pair of tackles on the season in addition to a quarterback sack against Illinois.

    A native of Berlin, Germany, Ishola played for the Berlin Adler American Football Club and helped the team to a 7-8 record in 2002 and an appearance in the league semifinals. Ishola anchored a defense that recorded two shutouts and held a third team to only seven points. He spent time living in Nigeria, the birthplace of his father, as a child.

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