Mark Whitaker
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Mark Whitaker

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Moline, Ill.

High School:
Moline

Last College:
Drake

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 220

Position:
LB

Experience:
2L

2006: Participated in 13 games, mostly on special teams ... had a 21-yard kickoff return at Northern Iowa ... collected seven tackles, including three solo stops on the season ... amassed a career-high four tackles against Missouri State ... made a stop in the playoff contest at Youngstown State.

2005: Played in 10 games, all on special teams.

2004: Member of the practice squad while meeting NCAA transfer rules.

Drake 2003: Redshirted ... coached by Rob Ash.

Moline HS: Started all 10 games as a senior and led the conference in tackles for loss ... team captain ... all-area selection his senior season ... as a junior, named to the Moline Dispatch All-Area team and the Quad City Times All-Metro team ... a member of the honor roll ... an all-conference academic selection ... recipient of the Presidential Scholarship ... coached by Joel Ryser ... also lettered in basketball and track and field.

Data: Born 7-17-85 in Moline, Ill. ... son of Dan and Kim Whitaker ... youngest of three children ... his father played football at Missouri ... his brother, Jeff, and sister, Emily, both attended Illinois State ... major: business education ... has been named to the AFNI Honor Roll twice.