45   Jason Cruikshank
Jason Cruikshank

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Elk Grove, IL

High School:
Elk Grove

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 230

Position:
DE

Experience:
1L


2008: Saw action on special teams in 10 games as a member of the kickoff and punt coverage groups. Played in nine consecutive contests, from the Western Michigan game (9-6) to the Central Michigan contest (11-12). Appeared in the Independence Bowl against Louisiana Tech (12-18).

2007: Appeared in four games on special teams on the punt coverage and kickoff return units. Made one tackle at Toledo (10-27). Also saw time against Wisconsin (10-20), Kent State (11-10) and Navy (11-17).

2006: Redshirted.

High School: Earned first team All-Mid-Suburban League, first team All-Suburban and honorable mention All-Region notice as a senior. Captained his prep team while playing linebacker and fullback during his senior season. Selected to National All-Star Bowl following his prep career. First team all-conference selection, honorable mention All-Suburban and team co-captain on 11-1 state quarterfinalist squad as a junior. Honor Roll member throughout high school.

Personal: Born May 7, 1988. Physical education major and health education minor. Son of Ken and Judy Cruikshank. Huskie Scholar holds a 3.489 GPA. Aspires to be a high school coach and teacher. Admires Brett Favre.