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60 Mike Elgin G/C
Mike Elgin was born October 15, 1983 to Grace and Daniel Elgin ... Attended Western Dubuque High School (Iowa) ... Named first team All-State ... Member of the Des Moines Register Elite All-State squad ... All-Conference selection as a junior and senior ... Named to the first Academic All-State team ... Lettered twice in football and basketball and three times in track ... Played linebacker, tight end and punter ... Had 300 career tackles, including 188 stops his senior season ... Team MVP his final two prep campaigns and team captain as a senior ... Team won 2001 Class 3-A state football championship ... Member of basketball team that won 2001 Class 3-A state title ... Was a mechanical engineering major at Iowa.
Mike Elgin was drafted by the New England Patriots in the seventh round (247th overall) of the 2007 NFL Draft.
2006 (Senior): Split time between guard and center in 2006 after starting all games at right guard as a junior ... Named as first team academic All-American and to District VIII Academic All-American team ... Permanent Team Captain ... One of six seniors selected to 2006 Leadership Council ... Earned Forest Evashevski Scholastic Achievement Award ... Received the Coaches Appreciation Award ... Named honorable mention All-Big Ten by both league coaches and media ... Semi-finalist for Draddy Trophy, the top academic award given out in college football ... Alamo Bowl Sportsmanship Award ... Selected to compete in Hula Bowl. 2005 (Junior): Moved to right guard in the spring after starting all 12 games at center as a sophomore ... One of three juniors selected to 2005 Leadership Council ... First team Academic All-American ... District VII first team Academic All-American ... Academic All-Big Ten. 2004 (Sophomore): Started all 12 games at center ... First team District VII Academic All-American ... Academic All-Big Ten ... Earned Hustle Team Award ... One of two sophomores selected to team Leadership Council for 2004 season ... Started 11-of-12 games at center ...Started at center in Capital One Bowl win over LSU as Hawkeyes scored 30 points against one of the top defensive teams in the nation. 2003 (Freshman): Saw first action of career at center in win over Buffalo ... Saw action in win over Illinois as offense gained season-best 505 yards, including 244 rushing yards and 261 passing yards ... Saw action in Outback Bowl win over Florida as Iowa offense rushed for 238 yards and gained 408 yards total offense. 2002 (Redshirt): Redshirted his first season.