Mike Piton
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Mike Piton

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Palos Hills, Ill.

High School:
Stagg

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 280

Position:
DL

Experience:
4L

Mike Piton

Career Statistics
Year
G-GS
UT
AT
Total
TFL
Sacks
INT
FF
FR
BLK
2007
11-11
14
20
34
4.5-17
0-0
0
0
1
1
2008
5-3
5
10
15
3.0-11
0-0
0
0
1
0
2009
11-4
9
14
23
2.0-13
2.0-13
0
0
1
0
2010
9-7
7
14
21
0.5-1
0.0-0
0
0
0
1
Total
36-25
35
58
93
10.0-42
2.0-13
0
0
3
2

Career Single Game Highs
Tackles: 9 vs. Western Illinois, 10-27-07
Solo Tackles: 2, six times
Tackles-for-Loss: 2.0 at Murray State, 9-13-08
Sacks: 1.0, twice

Biography and Career Highlights

2010: Played in nine games, with seven starts at defensive tackle ... recorded 21 tackles on the season, with seven solo stops ... also added 0.5 tackles-for-loss, a pass breakup and blocked a kick ... after missing two games due to a knee injury, recorded four tackles in a win over Missouri State ... also tallied four stops against No. 23 Southern Illinois and Youngstown State ... had three tackles and a half TFL in the win over No. 20 South Dakota State ... finished with two tackles and a blocked kick at Indiana State.

2009: Played in all 11 games, with four starting assignments ... registered 23 tackles, two sacks, two tackles-for-loss and three quarterback hurries ... opened the season with two tackles at Eastern Illinois ... secured first-career sack at Illinois ... notched a tackle and recovered a fumble against Austin Peay ... recorded three tackles in back-to-back games at No. 6 Southern Illinois and against Indiana State ... posted four stops in a win at Missouri State ... tallied a season-high five tackles and a sack in the season finale against No. 9 Northern Iowa.

2008: Played in five games with three starts after starting in all 11 games in 2007 ... hauled in 15 tackles on the year, two quarterback hurries and one pass breakup ... had four tackles-for-loss for 11 yards ... recovered a fumble at Murray State.

2007: Played in and started all 11 games at defensive tackle ... collected a career-best nine tackles against Western Illinois ... blocked an extra-point attempt at North Dakota State ... posted at least one tackle in every game ... recovered a fumble in the season opener versus Drake.

2006: Redshirted.

Stagg HS: Three-year starter and two-year team captain ... as a senior, tallied 63 tackles, including nine for loss, and five sacks ... also had two forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries ... a first-team all-conference selection as a senior ... tallied five sacks his senior season on a team that finished 9-2, including an 8-1 regular-season mark, which was the best in school history ... as a junior, totaled 99 tackles and three sacks, while returning one fumble for a touchdown ... as a sophomore, started all 10 games ... finished with 46 tackles and a pair of sacks ... coached by Tim McAlpin ... also lettered in wrestling and baseball.

Data: Born February 24, 1988 in Oak Lawn, Ill. ... son of Jan and Maria Piton ... has an older sister, Janina, and brother, Andrew ... his sister was a synchronized figure skater at Western Michigan ... from the same high school as former Redbird Dave Mordis ... named to the AFNI Athletics Honor Roll once ... major: industrial technology ... last name rhymes with "kitten."






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93
Career Tackles

10.0
Career Tackles for Loss

2.0
Career Sacks