The nine honorees are the most for the IU program since 2001, when 12 Hoosiers collected league laurels.
Sliger ended his career with 59 tackles, 24 solo, 4.5 tackles for loss, one interception and one forced fumble in 46 games.
2012 Honors: Indiana's Big Ten Sportsmanship Award honoree.
2012 (Senior): Appeared in 11 games and posted 18 tackles with a half-tackle for loss ... made three stops with a half-TFL against No. 8 Ohio State ... netted three tackles at Penn State.
2011 (Junior): Made 25 tackles with 1.5 tackles for loss and one forced fumble ... played in all 12 games ... recovered first career fumble and recorded one TFL at Ohio State ... opened the season with four stops vs. Ball State ... collected at least three tackles in a game six times.
2010 (Sophomore): Appeared in 11 games with one start at Western Kentucky ... posted nine tackles and 1.5 tackles for loss ... made three stops with one TFL in season-opening win over Towson ... tallied three tackles against Northwestern and added a half-tackle for loss at Illinois.
2009 (Freshman): Played in all 12 games ... posted seven tackles, one tackle for loss and one interception ... picked off a pass at No. 23 Michigan ... carded a TFL in team's win over Western Michigan.
2008: Redshirted the 2008 season ... named co-defensive scout team player of the year ... two-time scout team player of the week (Michigan State and Iowa).
Prep/Personal: Defensive tackle and offensive lineman for head coaches Scott May and Rob Cutter at Hamilton Southeastern High School ... awarded Indiana Mr. Football - defensive line award (first place) ... named to the Indianapolis Star All-North (twice) and Super Teams ... Associated Press All-State selection and recognized as one of the state's top 50 players by the Indiana Football Coaches Association (twice) ... two-time all-conference and all-county selection ... recognized on the Bloomington Herald-Times Top 33, the Indiana Football Digest Prime Time 25 and the Indiana High School Football Guide Tremendous 26 Teams ... ranked the No. 15 prospect in the state by Scout.com and Rivals.com ... Prep Star All-Midwest Region selection ... three-year football letterwinner also collected letters in wrestling and track ... parents are Bruce and Kathy Sliger ... born on July 30, 1989, Nicholas M. Sliger graduated with a bachelor's degree in recreational sport management major in August 2012.
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