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98   Ola Sanusi
Ola Sanusi

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Detroit, Mich.

High School:
Renaissance H.S.

Height / Weight:
6-5 / 210

Position:
LB

Birthdate:
04/17/1984


General: Tallest member of the team ... An outstanding athlete who plays with tremendous speed and passion ... A raw talent who has the physical tools and the frame to develop into a dominant force.

As A Redshirt Sophomore In 2004: Game-By-Game Statistics
Named to the Atlantic-10 Academic All-Conference Team ... Tall defensive lineman who started two games in place of injured Keron Williams ... Has played in all 11 games, with 23 tackles, four tackles for loss (23 yards) and a 3.5 sacks ... Finished off game-clinching blocked extra-point which was deflected by L.A. Love to give UMass 35-34 overtime over Maine (10/30) ... Career-game in first-career start vs. Richmond (9/18), posting nine tackles, two pass break-ups and forced fumble ... Opened year with first career sack and four tackles at Delaware State (9/4) ... Made four tackles, three solo, vs. Colgate (9/11) ... Recorded a 10-yard sack at James Madison (10/9) for his only tackle of game at James Madison (10/9) ... Posted a two-yard sack at New Hampshire (10/16).

As A Redshirt Freshman In 2003: Game-By-Game Statistics
A backup outside linebacker for the Minutemen, who also contributed on special teams ... Saw action in 12 games ... Totaled six tackles on the year, including four solo stops ... Made two solo tackles in the season opener against Central Connecticut State ... Had single tackles in the victories over Maine, James Madison, Northeastern and Rhode Island.

As A Freshman In 2002: Redshirted ... Named UMass' Outstanding Defensive Scout Team Player.

Before UMass: Played for coach William Hill at Renaissance High School ... Totaled 75 tackles, 15 sacks, 20 tackles for loss, 13 pass breakups and six blocked punts during his senior season ... Served as team captain during his senior year ... During his high school career, recorded totals of 150 tackles, 28 sacks, 35 tackles for loss and 10 blocked punts ... Named All-State and All-City by the Detroit Free Press ... An All-Metro selection by the Detroit News ... Also earned All-State honors from the Detroit Free Press in track ... Had a career-best leap of 23'0" in the long jump ... Ran a leg on the All-City and All-Region 4 x 200-meter relay team.

Personal: Olayinka H. Sanusi ... Born April 17, 1984, in Detroit, Mich. ... Son of Dorothy Sanusi ... Majoring in Computer Science Engineering.

Career Statistics (Defense)
Year	GP	UT	AT	TT	Sacks	TFL	Int	PBU
2003	12/0	4	2	6	0-0	0-0	0-0	0
2004	11/2	15	8	23	3.5-22	4-23	0-0	2
Totals	23/2	19	10	29	3.5-22	4-23	0-0	2

CAREER HIGHS Tackles: 9 vs. Richmond (9/18/04) Sacks: 1 three times (last at New Hampshire, 10/16/04)

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