Steelers select LB MIke Humpal in the sixth round

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MIKE HUMPAL  SIXTH ROUND SELECTION188th OVERALL

* *Mike Humpal Conference Call* *  * *Mike Humpal Statistics**

MIKE HUMPAL –LB
HEIGHT – 6-3
WEIGHT – 244
COLLEGE – Iowa
BIRTHDATE – February 17, 1985
BIRTHPLACE –New Hampton, Iowa
HOW ACQUIRED –D6a-'08 (#188)
NFL EXPERIENCE – Rookie

PRO: Selected as the Steelers' first of two sixth-round draft picks (188th overall) in the 2008 NFL Draft out of Iowa.

COLLEGE: In his final 24 games, posted 172 tackles (69 solos), 10 stops behind the line of scrimmage, two forced fumbles, five pass deflections and six interceptions…his 123 tackles in 2007 rank 26th on the school's season-record list..graduated in May, 2007 with a bachelor's degree in Health and Sport Studies and is presently working towards an advanced degree…four-time Academic All-Big Ten Conference selection. 2007: All-Big Ten Conference second-team choice by the media, adding honorable mention from the league's coaches…named team captain…added Academic All-Big Ten honors…one of five seniors named to 2007 Leadership Group…started all year at weak-side outside linebacker, leading the team with a career-high 123 tackles (46 solos), the fourth-best total in the Big Ten and ranked tied for 23rd in the nation…registered a 2-yard sack, 5.5 stops for losses of 13 yards and two forced fumbles…recovered a fumble and deflected two passes…had three interceptions for 49 yards in returns…earned Big Ten and Bronko Nagurski and Master Football Coaches National Defensive Player of the Week honors for his play vs. Illinois. 2006: Started 12 games at weak-side outside linebacker, sitting out the Purdue contest with a leg contusion…ranked ninth on the team with 49 tackles (23 solos), adding 4.5 stops for losses of 17 yards…deflected three passes and intercepted three others. 2005: Academic All-Big Ten Conference choice…appeared in 12 games as a reserve outside linebacker, recording 25 tackles (14 solos) with a stop for a 1-yard loss…also deflected a pair of passes. 2004: Academic All-Big Ten Conference choice…saw action vs. Kent State and Iowa State. 2003: Redshirted as a freshman.

PERSONAL: Attended New Hampton (La.) High School, playing football for head coach Scott Ferichs…lettered three times in football…named to the Des Moines Register Elite first-team All-State team as a linebacker and by the Iowa Newspaper Association as a running back…added first-team All-Conference accolades as a running back and punter in 2002 and went on to play in the 2003 Shrine Bowl…team captain as a senior…all-state honorable mention as a junior running back, adding first-team All-Conference honors that year…ran for 2,308 yards and 30 career touchdowns, averaging 13 yards per carry…ranked second in the state in rushing in the Class 3A ranks as a junior, totaling 765 yards…also recorded 98 tackles, seven for negative yards, as a senior…won the Class 2A state wrestling title at 215 pounds as a junior…placed second in the 110-meter high hurdles at the Class 3A state track meet as a junior, placed eighth in the discus and was a member of 400-meter relay team that qualified for state meet… son of Nancy and Reggie Humpal…born February 17, 1985…resides in New Hampton, Iowa…Full Name: Michael Humpal.

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