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    96 John Laihinen  
    John Laihinen

    Hometown:
    Mequon, Wis.

    High School:
    Homestead

    Height / Weight:
    6-4 / 255

    Position:
    DE

    Experience:
    3L


    Graduated with a bachelor of science in accounting and a bachelor of science in finance in May 2014.

    2013 (Senior): Played in all 12 games and started at No. 17 Wisconsin ... posted 22 tackles, 15 solo, 4.5 sacks (36 yards) and seven tackles for loss (43 yards) ... led the team in sacks and TFLs ... recorded a sack in four straight games against Missouri, Penn State, at Michigan State and at Michigan ... collected four stops and 1.5 tackles for loss in win over Illinois ... added four tackles against Missouri and at MSU ... IU defensive scout team player of the week (Illinois) ... earned a scholarship for the 2013 season during preseason camp.

    2012 (Junior): 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 (Sophomore): Did not see any game action in 2011 ... Indiana's 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 (Freshman): Did not see any game action in 2010 ... 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 ... John Scott Laihinen was born on Dec. 6, 1991.

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