58   Mike Krause
Mike Krause

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Germantown, WI

High School:
Germantown

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 266

Position:
DT

Experience:
2L


2010: Started every game at nose guard for the 2010 Huskies after missing the entire 2009 season due to a medical condition. One of the top scholar-athletes on the Huskie team, earned recognition as a semifinalist for the National Football Foundation Scholar-Athlete Award. One of five Huskies named to the Academic All-MAC squad. Tied for fifth on the team in tackles for loss with 5.5, while making a career-high 27 tackles, knocking down two passes and blocking one kick. Top performer on the Huskie defensive line through the first half of the season, according to NIU coaches. Made at least one tackle in 12 games on the year. Tallied three tackles, one-and-a-half for loss, at Illinois (9-18). Credited with three tackles at Akron (10-2). Named NIU's Defensive Linemen of the Week for the second consecutive week and third time on the season after making a career-high five tackles, including two tackles for loss, against Toledo (11-9). Recorded two pass break-ups and blocked an extra point against Miami (Ohio) in the 2010 MAC Championship game (12-3). The PAT play looked to be the difference in the contest until Miami's late touchdown. Tallied three tackles against Fresno State in the 2010 Humanitarian Bowl (12-18). Recorded two tackles against Minnesota (9-25), Central Michigan (10-23), Ball State (11-20) and Eastern Michigan (11-26). Added a tackle for loss in the EMU game.

2009: Did not appear in any games. Forced to sit out the season due to a medical condition.

2008: Started all 13 games at nose guard. Made 20 tackles with 12 solo and three for loss. Led the team with two fumble recoveries. Named team defensive lineman of the week twice vs. Indiana State and Eastern Michigan. Made a season-high four unassisted tackles at Eastern Michigan (9-27). Against Central Michigan (11-12), forced a fumble that halted a Chippewa drive on the NIU 30-yard line. Also made two tackles in that game. Tallied two stops and recovered a fumble that resulted in a field goal in the Tennessee game (10-4). In the Independence Bowl (12-28), blocked a 41-yard field goal attempt by Louisiana Tech at the end of the first half, then recovered the ball. Also had a tackle for loss in that game. Made one tackle for loss and broke up a pass on third-and-10 to end a drive versus Bowling Green (10-25). Recorded two tackles against Ball State (11/5), Navy (11/25), and Toledo (10-18). Made at least one tackle in all but one game.

2007: Appeared in seven games with four starts on the defensive line. Ranked fourth on the team among linemen with 13 tackles. Added two tackles for loss, including one sack. Made his collegiate debut in the season-opener vs. Iowa (9-1). Totaled four tackles, and was in on one tackle for loss before suffering a knee injury in that game. Returned to action as a starter with one tackle, and one-half tackle for loss at Central Michigan (9-29). Made two tackles at Toledo (10-17) and in the win over Kent State (11-10). Recorded a career-high three stops, including a 15-yard sack, vs. Ball State (11-24).

2006: Redshirted.

High School: Team captain and MVP. Earned first team All-North Shore Conference honors at both offensive tackle and defensive tackle and was named league Offensive Lineman of the Year. First team Wisconsin Football Coaches Association All-Region selection and first team Milwaukee Journal Sentinel All-Area and Area Lineman of the Year. First team WFCA All-State choice on both sides of the ball and first team Associated Press All-State at defensive tackle. A second team AP All-State honoree at offensive tackle, and was first team all-state at defensive tackle by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel as a senior. Recorded 65 stops and six sacks on 9-3 WIAA Division 2 quarterfinalist squad during his senior campaign. Wrapped up prep career by playing in WFCA Shrine All-Star Game. Racked up 146 career tackles and 14 sacks. Team captain and Defensive MVP, first team All-NSC at OT and DT, plus league offensive lineman of year, and made 51 tackles and six sacks on 8-4 state quarterfinalist as a junior. Team "Rookie of the Year" with 30 tackles for 12-2 state champion as a sophomore. Earned three letters in football and track. Placed second in the state in the discus (162-1) and was 15th in state in the shot put (50-6.75) as a senior. Placed 12th in the discus and 19th in shot put at state meet as a junior. National Honor Society member and seven-semester High Honor Roll student.

Personal: Born July 3, 1988 in Menomonee Falls, Wis. Business management major. Huskie Scholar owns a 3.372 GPA. Son of Adrian and Kathleen Krause. Brett Favre fan. Hobbies include weightlifting and showing cows.

KRAUSE'S CAREER DEFENSIVE STATISTICS

Year G/GS Solo Assist Total TFL-Yds. Sk.-Yds. FF/FR Int/PBU
2007 7/4 6 7 13 2.0-17 1-15 0/0 0/0
2008 13/13 12 8 20 2.0-2 0-0 1/2 0/1
2009 Did Not Play Medical Reasons
2010 14/14 11 16 27 5.5-13 0.5-3 0/0 0/2
Career 34/31 29 31 60 9.5-32 1.5-18 1-2 0/3

KRAUSE'S CAREER GAME HIGHS
Tackles: 5, vs. Toledo, 11-9-10
TFL:
2, vs. Toledo, 11-9-10