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#62 Doug Free
Sr., 6-7, 315
Manitowoc, Wis. (Lincoln)
Selected First-Team All-MAC by league coaches and CollegeFootballNews.com last fall. Tied for team lead in blocking grades at 91 percent while ranking second in "flatback" blocks with 13 and third in knockdown blocks with 49. Started all 12 games at LT and anchored offensive line that blocked for nation's No. 16 major-college rushing attack (206.7 yards/game) and total offense (441.1 yards/game). Nominated for MAC All-Academic and CoSIDA District V All-Academic with 3.24 cumulative grade point average as Industrial Technology major.
Named Third-Team CollegeSportsReport.com Sophomore All-America and coaches' Second-Team All-MAC. Started all 12 games at LT led team with 91 percent blocking grade. Totaled team-high 17 flatback blocks and ranked fourth with 67 knockdown blocks.
Named Third-Team Freshman All-America by The Sporting News. Started 12 games, 10 at LT and two at TE. Blocked for one of only two 1-A offenses with 2,500-yard passer, 1,500-yard rusher, and 1,000-yard receiver. Ranked third on team with 40 knockdown blocks.
Redshirted as true freshman.
Ranked as No. 9 college prospect in Wisconsin by Milwaukee Journal Sentinel in 2002. Named team captain and Defensive Lineman of the Year while also capturing First-Team All-Fox Valley Conference accolades on both offense and defense. Earned First-Team Herald Times Reporter All-Area and First-Team Milwaukee Journal Sentinel All-State honors. Recorded 64 tackles, eight sacks, seven blocked kicks, six forced fumbles, five deflections, and two fumble recoveries at DT, plus made six receptions for 141 yards and one TD at TE as senior. Named First-Team All-FVC as a junior. Honor Roll student.
Runs the 40 in 5.0 seconds. Boasts second-best squat lift on roster with 500-pound effort. Produced 18 reps with 225 pounds, 29-inch vertical jump, 350-pound power clean, and 355-pound bench press in off-season conditioning program (2006).