Kirlew Selected All-Big Ten
Nov. 24, 2008
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - A day after being named the Anthony Thompson team MVP, Indiana defensive end Jammie Kirlew added All-Big Ten honors to his resume on Monday evening. The junior earned first team accolades from the conference media and second team recognition from the conference coaches. Redshirt freshman punter Chris Hagerup received honorable mention from the conference media, while fifth-year senior kicker Austin Starr was Indiana's sportsmanship honoree.
Kirlew, who was added to the Watch List for the Ted Hendricks Defensive End of the Year Award during the season, finished second in the Big Ten in sacks (10.5) and 14th nationally (0.88 per game), and second in the league in tackles for loss (19.5) and fifth nationally (1.62 per game). In conference action only, Kirlew paced the Big Ten with 15 tackles for loss and finished tied for third with seven sacks.
The Orlando native recorded a sack in six of his last eight games. He posted two against Wisconsin, his third multi-sack game of the season and the fourth of his career. His team- and career-high 10.5 sacks are good for fourth place on IU's single-season list, and his 16.5 career sacks are a half-sack behind Joe Huff for fifth place on the school's career chart.
Although he did not collect a sack at No. 8 Penn State, the Orlando native set a career high with 11 tackles, five solo, and forced his second fumble of the season. He started his six-game sack streak with 2.5 sacks at Minnesota and also tallied 10 tackles to go along with 3.5 tackles for loss, the second-best total of his career. Kirlew set a new career mark with nine solo stops against No. 22 Northwestern, and he ended the year second on the Hoosiers with 74 total tackles and tied for the team lead with 53 solos on the year.
Kirlew added three tackles for loss and one forced fumble vs. NU, while his sack of Mike Kafka resulted in a 24-yard loss. He moved into a share of fourth place with Nathan Davis (1993-96) on the school's career tackles for loss chart with one at Purdue to give him 37 in his career. Kirlew led the team with his 19.5 tackles for loss this year, which was good for fourth on the Hoosiers' single-season list, and he has 11 multi-TFL games in his career and seven this season. He collected at least three tackles for loss three times, has at least one TFL in eight of his last nine games and in 10 of 12 games this season.
Hagerup wrapped up his first season handling the team's punting duties with a 42.4 average, the seventh-best single-season average in IU history and the third-best mark in the Big Ten (22nd nationally). The Whitefish Bay, Wis., native boomed 13 of his 61 punts over 50 yards, including a Big Ten-long 67-yarder, and landed 14 inside the 20-yard line.
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