Recipient of the W.J. Gooding `52 Award, which is given to the team's most improved player ... made 19 tackles, nine of which were solo ... recorded 5.5 stops in the backfield for a loss of 40 yards ... tallied three sacks on the year ... posted six tackles during a win against Army in the Pride Bowl (10/2) ... all three of his tackles against Penn came behind the line of scrimmage for a loss of 27 yards, including a sack (10/28).
Recorded nine tackles, seven solo ... combined on a pair of sacks for a loss of four yards ... forced and recovered two fumbles ... also broke up one pass attempt ... made six tackles, one sack, forced a fumble and recovered a fumble against Princeton (10/22).
Attended Homer Central High School ... earned four letters in football and five in wrestling ... played quarterback and a corner back during his career ... named all-league and served as team captain of the wrestling team during his senior year.
Son of Stan and Donna Birchenough ... born Feb. 3, 1984, in Kingston, N.Y. ... majoring in international relations.