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#90 John Sawhill
Position: Defensive Tackle
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 277
Year: Senior
Hometown: Jefferson, Iowa
High School: Jefferson-Scranton
Experience: 2 Letters
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Three-year letterman and returning starter who provides experience and leadership to defensive line group...selected co-captain for 2012...second-team All-PFL in 2011 and honorable mention in 2010...earned 2011 preseason second-team All-PFL recognition from Phil Steele's College Football Preview...played in 30 games and started 22 in first three seasons, registering 55 tackles (45 solo), 8.5 sacks and 21.0 tackles for loss.

2011 — Started 10 games and earned second-team All-PFL honors...earned 2011 Academic All-PFL second team honors...given team Hammer Award for defense at annual Channing Smith Banquet.

  • Had three tackles in win versus Dayton.
  • His six solo tackles led team in win versus Jacksonville.
  • Led team with eight tackles (5 solo), a sack and three tackles for losses in loss at San Diego earning honorable mention Defensive Line Performer of the Week by the CFPA .
  • Recorded seven tackles with two for losses, a forced fumble and a 0.5 sack in win at Morehead State.
  • Had five tackles in win versus Campbell.
  • Contributed an 11-yard sack and 12-yard tackle for loss in three tackles in win at Butler.
  • Recorded five tackles and a seven-yard sack in win versus Missouri S&T.

2010 — Started 10 games and posted 28.5 tackles (20 solo), including 2.5 sacks (-9) and 9.0 tackles for loss (-25), as well as a pass breakup and two blocked kicks...earned honorable mention All-PFL recognition.

  • Had six tackles with two for losses at Dayton (11/6).
  • Recorded six tackles in win at Campbell (10/16).
  • Had a tackle for -6 and a 6-yard quarterback sack in win versus Marist (10/2).
  • Collected two tackles for loss and a sack in win at Valparaiso (9/25).
  • Blocked an extra point conversion at Montana State (9/18).
  • Had five tackles including one for loss in win at Missouri S&T (9/11).

2009 — Played in 10 games and started two, collecting 21 tackles including 10 solo...also posted 2.5 quarterback sacks for 21 yards in losses.

  • Had two tackles, totaling 11 yards in losses, at Marist.
  • Had nine-yard tackle for loss at Davidson.

2008 — Redshirted.

Prep — Versatile athlete who was named to Iowa Class 2A second-team all-state in football...placed seventh in 2008 Iowa Class 2A state wrestling meet as heavyweight at Jefferson-Scranton High...also placed third in shot put at 2008 Iowa Class 2A state track meet.

Personal — Accounting major...named to 2008, 2009 and 2010 Pioneer Football League Fall Academic Honor Roll...son of Mark and Mavis Sawhill...born June 7, 1990.

Season

Solo Tackles

Assisted Tackles

Tackles for a Loss

Sack/Yds

2009

10

11

5.0

2.5-21

2010

20

17

9.0

2.5-14

2011

25

17

7.5

3.5-28

Total

55

45

21.5

8.5-63

Career Highs
Tackles: 6 vs. Jacksonville (11/5/11)
Tackles for a Loss: 3 vs. San Diego (10/15/11)
Sacks: 1 five times