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Jason Werner
Jason Werner

Class:
Graduate Student

Hometown:
Greenwood, Ind.

High School:
Roncalli

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 232

Position:
Linebacker



11/21/2013

Football Captains' Breakfast Saturday

Twenty-one captains expected back.

2010: Team co-captain.

2009: Academic All-Big Ten ... team co-captain ... started all 12 games ... ranked 25th in Big Ten and third on team with 77 tackles (61 solo, 16 assists) ... ranked eighth in Big Ten and second on team with 14.5 tackles for loss and tied for third on team with 4.5 sacks ... ranked second on squad with two forced fumbles ... recorded one interception and two pass breakups ... recorded career-high 13 tackles (11 solo, 2 assists), including 1.0 tackles for loss, vs. Toledo on Sept. 5 ... registered six tackles (5 solo, 1 assist), including 3.0 tackles for loss and 1.0 sacks, and a forced fumble at Oregon on Sept. 12 ... recorded eight tackles (6 solo, 2 assists), including 2.0 tackles for loss, and an interception vs. Northern Illinois on Sept. 19 ... led team with nine tackles (8 solo, 1 assist) at Michigan on Nov. 7.

2008: Received team's Most Improved Award - Defense for spring practice ... did not play due to back injury.

2007: Academic All-Big Ten ... appeared in all 13 games as reserve ... had 28 tackles (21 solo, 7 assists), including 2.0 for loss and 1.0 sack ... recorded season-high six tackles (4 solo, 2 assists), including at Toledo on Sept. 1 ... equaled career high of six tackles (5 solo, 1 assist), including 1.0 sack, vs. Northwestern on Oct. 27 ... had five tackles (5 solo, 1 assist) at Indiana on Nov. 17.

2006: Moved from safety to linebacker during spring practice ... did not play due to back injury.

2005: Appeared in six games as reserve and on special teams ... did not record any statistics.

High School: Ranked as No. 43 outside linebacker in nation and No. 3 player in Indiana by Rivals.com ... No. 31 overall prospect in Midwest by Prep Football Report ... Indiana Mr. Football and Class 4A first team all-state as senior ... led state with 14 interceptions, including nine during playoffs ... recorded 81 tackles ... played defensive back, wide receiver and running back ... had 13 catches for 348 yards (26.8 average) ... totaled 88 tackles, five interceptions and 10 receptions for 129 yards (12.9 average) and one touchdown his junior year ... holds school records for interceptions in a game (4), season (14) and career (18) ... team won 4A state championship his sophomore, junior and senior seasons ... coach was Bruce Scifres ... also participated in basketball and track and field ... honored as Indianapolis Star Marion County Male Co-Athlete of the Year as senior ... holds school records in 100 meters, 200 meters, long jump and 400 relay ... finished fifth at state meet in 200 and was member of sixth-place 400 relay team his senior year ... placed fourth in 200 and eighth in 100 as junior.

Personal: Given name is Jason Michael Werner ... born Sept. 17, 1986 ... has earned degree in organizational leadership and supervision ... enjoys music ... father, Jim, played football and basketball at Wabash College ... sister, Ashley, played softball at Evansville.