73 James Brewer  
    James Brewer

    Indianapolis, Ind.

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    Height / Weight:
    6-8 / 331



    Graduated with a general studies degree in December 2010. Brewer received the team's 2010 Don Howell "Outstanding Offensive Lineman" Award, given to the outstanding offensive lineman in memory of Don Howell. The Indianapolis native started the final 21 games he appeared in during his career at right tackle and played in 29 career games.

    2010 Honors: Received honorable mention All-Big Ten from the league's coaches and media ... also a third team All-Big Ten selection by Phil Steele's magazine.

    2010 (Senior): Started nine games at right tackle ... missed three games with an ankle injury ... front five shared 15th nationally surrendering 1.0 sack per game ... offensive line allowed one sack per 42.8 pass attempts, which led the Big Ten ... Brewer allowed just two sacks on the year ... IU led the league and ranked 14th nationally with 287.2 passing yards per game ... Hoosiers threw for a school-record 480 yards vs. No 19 Michigan ... team surpassed 350 passing yards three times and 300 passing yards on six occasions ... voted a game captain twice.

    2009 (Junior): Started all 12 games at right tackle ... offensive line allowed just 16 sacks on the season, a total that ranked second in the Big Ten and shared 28th nationally ... the front five surrendered one sack per 27.5 pass attempts, which ranked second in the Big Ten ... Hoosiers finished second in conference games only with 262.4 passing yards per game ... also ended year fourth in overall games and 35th nationally with 247.9 passing yards per game ... team rushed for over 180 yards on four occasions, including 197 yards at No. 23 Michigan and 196 yards vs. Purdue ... 197 yards was IU's second-highest rushing total in 60 all-time games vs. Michigan.

    2008 (Sophomore): Saw action in the first eight games of the season on the offensive line before suffering a season-ending ankle injury.

    2007 (Freshman): Missed the 2007 season with a foot injury.

    2006: Redshirted the 2006 season.

    Prep/Personal: Offensive guard under head coach Rob Patchett at Arlington High School ... began playing football again as a senior after playing basketball as a sophomore and junior ... spent first two years of high school at Warren Central and one year at Lawrence Central before transferring to Arlington, where he earned 5A All-State recognition ... garnered Indianapolis Star All-City football honors in 2005 ... parents are James Brewer, Sr., and Neitra Squires ... James Da'One Brewer was born on Dec. 23, 1987.

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