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Ken Dangerfield

position

Linebacker

Height

6-2

Weight

230 lbs.

Class

Junior

Hometown

Patterson, La.

High School

Patterson HS

Ken Dangerfield
47 ?Ken Dangerfield
Class:
Senior
Hometown:
Patterson, La.
High School:
Patterson
Height / Weight:
6-2 / 230
Position:
Linebacker

DANGERFIELD’S CAREER BESTS:

  • Total Tackles – 12 (vs. McNeese State, 2000)
  • Solo – 7 (12 (vs. McNeese State, 2000)
  • Assists – 5 (12 (vs. McNeese State, 2000)

AT MIAMI: Saw considerable playing time in 2000 at strong side linebacker…also played an important role on special teams…one of the strongest and fastest linebackers on the team…runs a 4.58 in the 40 and has a 34-inch vertical leap.

2000 (SOPHOMORE): Played in all 12 games for the Hurricanes, including a starting assignment in the season opener vs. McNeese State on August 31…registered 20 tackles (10 solos) during the season…had a game-high 12 tackles (7 solos) in the McNeese State game…played frequently thereafter as a reserve behind starter Howard Clark…had four tackles in Miami’s victory at Temple on October 21.

1999 (FRESHMAN): Played in all 12 games recording 18 tackles including 11 unassisted stops…recorded a career-high six tackles against Virginia Tech…tallied three tackles versus Rutgers and Syracuse.

1998 (REDSHIRT): One of 15 members of the 1998 recruiting class to redshirt.

HIGH SCHOOL: Patterson…SuperPrep All-Southeastern selection…first-team All-State and All-Conference…named All-District as both a linebacker and tight end…registered 105 solo tackles, 75 assists, 25 sacks, six fumbles recovered, three caused fumbles, 10 tackles for loss, and one interception as a senior…at tight end, recorded 550 yards rushing and receiving, with three touchdowns…chosen to play in Louisiana high school All-Star game…holds school record for most solo tackles in a season (149 solo during junior year), sacks in a season (25) and sacks in a game (4)…named the MVP of the defense as a senior…also lettered in track & field…was an All-District track selection in the 100- and 200-meters…tallied three sacks, two fumbles caused (one resulting in a safety), an INT, a fumble returned for a touchdown, and two touchdown receptions on offense in victory allowing team to qualify for state playoffs…coached by Wally Griffin.

PERSONAL: Born 2/11/80…management major…full name is Kenneth Gene Dangerfield, Jr…a four-year member of his high school’s honor roll…selected Miami over Arkansas, Oklahoma and North Carolina…son of Christine Dangerfield.

DANGERFIELD’S CAREER STATISTICS

Year G-S TTck Solo Asst TFL Sk-Yds Int-Yds BrUp FF FR
2000 11-1 20 10 10 0-0 2 0-0 0 0 0
1999 12-0 18 11 7 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 0
Totals 23-1 38 21 17 0-0 2 0-0 0 0 0