2011 (Junior): Played in eight games ... missed four games with an injury ... collected 11 tackles with three tackles for loss, two forced fumbles, one fumble recovery and one pass breakup ... made four stops with one TFL and one forced fumble at North Texas ... forced and recovered first career fumble and added one tackle for loss in win over South Carolina State.
2010 (Sophomore): Started 11 times and played in all 12 games ... posted 20 tackles with one sack, four tackles for loss, four passes broken up and three quarterback hurries ... recorded a career-high five stops with a half-TFL at Illinois ... made three tackles with one tackle for loss at No. 6 Wisconsin ... collected first career sack, two PBUs and a QBH in win over Akron.
2009 (Freshman): Saw time in all 12 games at defensive tackle ... closed out the season with 16 tackles, eight solo, a half-tackle for loss and one pass breakup ... posted three stops apiece against Eastern Kentucky, No. 9 Ohio State and at No. 19 Penn State.
2008: Redshirted the 2008 season ... four-time scout team player of the week (Murray State, Minnesota, Iowa and Central Michigan).
Prep/Personal: Defensive tackle and linebacker for head coach Chris Svarczkopf at Bishop Dwenger High School ... all-state, all-area and all-conference selection in 2007 ... recorded 90 tackles and led team to 13-1 record and runner-up finish at semi-state ... the No. 20 prospect in the state of Indiana by Rivals.com ... Prep Star All-Midwest Region selection ... three-year football and basketball and one-year track letterwinner ... parents are Scott and Nancy Mentzer ... born on May 31, 1989, Michael Scott Mentzer is a recreational sport management major.