Player Profiles

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Class: Sr.
Hometown: River Ridge, La.
Height: 6-1
Weight: 290
Sport: Football
Position: DL


Instinctive defensive lineman with many physical tools ... played more nose than tackle this spring ... his quickness and strength benefit WVU in pass rush situations ... experience has made him better ... 2005 starter at defensive end with 24 tackles for the year ... recovered a Wofford fumble and had four tackles against the Terriers ... five tackles in win at Maryland ... four tackles, two TFL in East Carolina win ... three tackles and a TFL vs. Virginia Tech ... six tackles at Rutgers ... three tackles in the Pitt victory ... received the 2005 Iron Mountaineer Award as the top performer in the winter workout program, an award he also won in 2004 ... backup at nose guard with nine tackles for the 2004 season ... a starter for the UCF win ... four tackles with a TFL and a sack in the win over James Madison ... sack and a pair of tackles against BC ... backup to Ben Lynch at nose tackle in 2003 ... 18 tackles for the year ... 4-yard TFL against Wisconsin ... pair of tackles at Miami ... three stops in the Rutgers win ... pair of tackles and a tipped pass in the win at Boston College ... three tackles with a sack in the win at Syracuse ... made three tackles in the Gator Bowl ... ranked best among the linemen in vertical jump (35.5) ... did not see varsity action in 2002, but won the Danny Van Etten Award as top defensive rookie performer on WVU's scout teams ... rookie of the week: Miami ... two-way standout lineman at powerhouse John Curtis Christian High ... helped the Patriots post a 14-1 record while winning the AAAA state and district championships ... recorded 92 tackles, 10 sacks and 12 TFL as a senior for Coach J.T. Curtis ... MVP of the Super Bowl high school all-star festival ... won the school’s weightlifting marathon ... district and regional MVP in track and field as a finalist in shot put and discus ... birthday is August 22 ... son of Wanda Wilson and Lee Solinen ... majoring in athletic coaching education

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