2013 (Junior): Posted four solo tackles, including a sack, against Missouri ... made two tackles, including a 5-yard sack, against Penn State ... sacked the QB for a 9-yard loss as one of four tackles at Michigan State ... posted a 17-yard sack and three solo tackles at Michigan ... made a pair of tackles, including a TFL, against Minnesota ... recorded four tackles, including 1.5 TFL, against Illinois
2012 (Sophomore): Started three times and played in 10 games ... made 18 tackles with a half-sack, 3.5 tackles for loss and one pass breakup ... posted a career-high six stops, five solo, in win at Illinois ... collected four tackles and a half-TFL at Penn State ... registered one tackle for loss apiece at Massachusetts (half-sack), at Northwestern and against No. 8 Ohio State ... earned a scholarship for the 2012 season during preseason camp ... Academic All-Big Ten selection.
2011 (Freshman): Did not see any game action in 2011 ... defensive scout team player of the year ... four-time scout team player of the week (North Texas, Wisconsin, Northwestern and Michigan State) ... Academic All-Big Ten selection.
2010: Redshirted the 2010 season ... scout team player of the week (Illinois).
Prep/Personal: Defensive end and linebacker for head coach Dave Keel at Homestead High School ... moved to defensive end as a senior and earned all-state, all-area and all-conference honors ... team posted an undefeated regular season ... parents are Scott and Christine Laihinen ... born on Dec. 6, 1991, John Scott Laihinen is an accounting and finance double major.
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