|42 Danny Muhwezi|
Heads into senior year vying for a place on the defensive two-deep at one of the linebacking positions ... Will look to increase playing time after appearing in only eight games after productive junior college career ... Could also see added game exposure as member of special teams unit ... Made four stops during first spring scrimmage (3/23) before enjoying a solid '07 Purple Gold Game performance with seven tackles and a pass breakup.
2006: Played in eight games as a reserve linebacker (UAB, Memphis, West Virginia, Virginia, Tulsa, SMU, UCF and USF) ... In all, tallied eight stops (five solo) and a fumble recovery ... Made Pirate debut against Blazers and responded with a season-high four-tackle performance ... Also recovered lone fumble inside the Pirates' 10 yard line to snuff out a UAB drive in the second quarter ... Followed with a solo stop the next week against Memphis ... Picked up a pair of solo tackles while experiencing action on special teams and as a reserve linebacker vs. SMU at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium ... Closed season with a solo hit during the Papajohns.com Bowl against USF ... Stop came on a third-down play in the fourth quarter ... Originally signed with ECU program Dec. 21, 2005.
Junior College: Started all 22 games during two-year stay at Lackawanna College in Scranton, Pa. ... Recorded 60 overall tackles, six sacks, five forced fumbles and three interceptions during his career for coach Mark Duda ... Was officially credited with 26 tackles for the Falcons in 2005, which included 10 solo stops ... Also posted five tackles for lost yardage, one sack, two pass breakups, one interception, one fumble recovery and one forced fumble ... Enjoyed his top effort of the season against Morrisville State College Oct. 19, booking six stops, a pair of tackles for lost yardage, a sack, interception, a forced fumble and a recovery ... Turned in a pair of five-tackle outings (Erie Community College/Sept. 3, Nassau Community College/Oct. 29) ... Recorded multiple tackle totals in all eight games during the Falcons' 5-3 campaign ... Other contests of note include three-stop performances against Walter Reed College and Navy Prep ... Logged additional TFLs against Erie in season opener and vs. Army Prep in season finale.
High School: Earned a total of three prep letters at three different high schools ... Finished career at Seneca Valley (Md.) High School where he helped lead the Screaming Eagles to a 10-2 record and a Class 3-A State Championship in 2002 ... Keyed a defensive unit under coach Terry Changuris which surrendered just 156 points all season (13.0 ppg) ... Recorded 128 tackles, including 20 for lost yardage ... Also registered six sacks while earning all-league, all-metro and all-state honors ... A two way starter during his junior season at Wichita (Kan.) West High School ... Picked up over 500 receiving yards and scored 10 touchdowns while logging 60 stops and 12 tackles for lost yardage ... Vital member of a WHS squad which captured the city championship and made an appearance in the state title game ... An all-city, all-state (honorable mention) selection in 2001 ... Did not play competitive football during sophomore season (2000) ... Opened prep career playing on both sides of the ball at Wichita (Kan.) Independent High School ... Chosen the second-team all-state unit (Catholic League) after accounting for over 1,300 all-purpose yards (1,005 rushing, 300 receiving) ... Defensively, tallied 70 tackles, five fumble recoveries, a pair of interceptions and six sacks ... Earned additional letters in basketball (three).
Personal: Full name is Daniel M. Muhwezi ... Born October 31, 1984 at Ames, Iowa ... A communications major.