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Mike Blanc
Mike Blanc

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Pompano Beach, Fla.

High School:
Deerfield Beach

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 297

Position:
DL

Major:
Public Administration

2009 -- Had a TFL in eight of 13 games ... Appeared in 13 games with 11 starts ... Recorded a sack (minus 5 yards) to go with two total tackles in season opener vs. Louisiana Tech ... Sack vs. Tech was first since Ole Miss game in 2008 ... Started at defensive tackle vs. Mississippi State and registered four tackles and a pair of QB hurries ... Forced a fumble, registered one sack (minus 4 yards) and had two solo tackles in win vs. West Virginia ... Forced fumble was first of career ... Against Ball State, had half a sack (minus 3 yards) ... Recorded a pair of pass break-ups (first of career) to go with one solo tackle vs. Tennessee ... Tied season high of four tackles, all solo, against Arkansas ... Also had 1.5 TFL's (minus 2 yards) with one pass break-up vs. Razorbacks ... Against Kentucky, racked up half a TFL (minus 1 yard) and four tackles ... Set career high with seven tackles vs. LSU ... Also had half a sack (minus 5 yards) and one TFL (minus 6 yards) vs. LSU ... Totaled four tackles with one QB hurry vs. Ole Miss ... Saw limited time vs. Furman, recording one QB hurry ... Against Georgia, recorded a career-best and team-high nine tackles ... Also had half a TFL (minus 1 yard) ... Against Alabama, registered half a sack (minus 1 yard) to go with five total tackles ... Registered one assisted tackle vs. Northwestern in the Outback Bowl.

2008 -- Played in 12 games with six starts ... Finished with 27 tackles, 3.5 TFL's for minus 6 yards and 1.5 sacks for minus 4 yards ... Earned first career start in season opener vs. Louisiana-Monroe ... Started and notched four tackles vs. Southern Miss ... Also had a half a TFL for no gain vs. USM ... Finished with three tackles, two solo, in win vs. Mississippi State ... Against Vanderbilt, had one solo tackle, a TFL for minus 1 yard ... Recorded two tackles, one solo, vs. Arkansas ... Tallied a career-best five tackles with half a TFL for minus 1 yard vs. West Virginia ... Started at nose guard vs. Ole Miss and totaled five tackles, two solo, with 1.5 TFL's for minus 4 yards and half a sack for minus 1 yard ... The half sack was the first of his career ... Had one assisted tackle vs. UT Martin ... Against Georgia, had two total tackles, one solo, and one QB hurry ... Recorded three assisted tackles against Alabama.

2007 -- Saw action in 11 games ... Named the Most Improved Defensive Lineman after the spring by the coaches ... Played in first career game at Auburn in opener against K-State ... Had one stop against the Wildcats ... Saw action against South Florida, however, did not record a tackle ... One tackle in SEC lid-lifter against Mississippi State ... Career-best two tackles in Vanderbilt win ... One assisted tackle vs. Ole Miss ... Recorded one solo tackle vs. Tennessee Tech.

2007 SPRING -- Named the Most Improved Defensive Lineman after spring by coaches.

2006 -- Redshirted.

HIGH SCHOOL -- High School Coach: Greg Minnus ... Was a two-way standout and four-year starter for Deerfield Beach ... Led Deerfield Beach to a spot in the Florida Class 6A state championship game ... Selected to play in the Florida North-South and Dade-Broward All-Star Games ... Ranked as the No. 60 defensive tackle in the country and the No. 89 player in the state of Florida by Rivals.com.

PERSONAL -- Born April 13, 1987 ... Son of Moname Blanc and Mary Bonnet ... Major: Public Administration.

Career Defensive Stats
YEAR G/GS TT UT AT TFL-YDS QBS-YDS FF/FR PD I/YDS
2007 12/0 6 3 3 0.0-0 0.0-0 0/0 0 0-0
2008 12/6 27 11 16 3.5-6 1.5-4 0/0 0 0-0
2009 13/11 44 12 32 6.5-23 3.5-18 1/0 3 0-0
Totals 37/17 77 26 51 10.0-29 5.0-22 1/0 3 0-0