A look at Tulsa's defensive line
Hurricane football players spotlighted over next few weeks
April 22, 2013, Issue #34
April 15, 2013, Issue #32
Hurricane has 198 student-athletes honored
Tulsa -- A two-year letterwinner and returning starter . . . has played in 25 games with 12 starting assignments . . . has 63 career tackles and eight stops for -35 yards . . .
2013 - Played and started all 12 games . . . was credited with 49 tackles, including four TFLs for -21 yards and two sacks for -12 yards . . . also had three pass break-ups and two forced fumbles . . . totaled a career-best eight tackles and forced one fumble against Marshall . . . had five stops and two TFLs for -17 yards against Colorado State . . . tallied three tackles in his first career start at Bowling Green . . .
2012 - Played in the first 13 games . . . had 14 tackles, including nine solos and four stops for -14 yards . . . compiled four tackles at Marshall . . . totaled a season-best five tackles and two stops for -3 yards against Nicholls State . . . had his first career tackles against Tulane with three stops, including two sacks for -11 yards . . .
2011 - Was one of several true freshmen to sit out the 2011 season due to red-shirt status . . .
Overall - Provides leadership on the defensive interior . . . an intelligent player . . . brings the most playing experience to the defensive tackle position . . . very dependable, consistent and coachable . . . has been twice been named a C-USA Academic Medalist.
High School -- Was a four-year letterwinner and starter at Hennessey High School . . . started at offensive tackle and defensive tackle all four years . . . helped lead his team to the Class 2A state championship in 2010 . . . earned first-team Tulsa World all-state honors as a defensive end as a senior . . . was named to The Oklahoman all-state second team his senior season, and also earned first-team Little All-City honors by The Oklahoman . . . earned OCA all-state honors as a senior . . . was named the District Defensive MVP . . . was credited with 107 tackles, 12 sacks, 14 stops for lost yardage, 26 QB pressures and three forced fumbles his senior season . . . completed his career with 268 tackles and 29 sacks . . . totaled 64 tackles, nine sacks, 10 TFLs and 16 QB pressures in his junior season . . . earned honorable mention all-state merits as a junior by The Oklahoman . . . high school coach was Shannon Watford . . . also lettered four years in power-lifting and two years in track . . . was the Class 2A state champion in the shot put as a junior . . . high school football coach was Shannon Watford.
Personal -- Enjoys fishing, playing Xbox and watching movies . . . favorite NFL team is the Dallas Cowboys . . . his favorite TV show is "The Voice" . . . favorite sports movie is Remember the Titans . . . favorite movie is Stepbrothers . . . lists J.J. Watt as his favorite NFL player . . . his favorite professional sports team is the Oklahoma City Thunder . . . his favorite actor is Will Ferrell . . . the TV Reality show he can win is "Wipeout" . . . favorite author is James Patterson . . . parents are Rick and Kathy Luetjen . . . his dad played football at Southwestern Oklahoma State and older brother, Jarod, at Southwestern College in Kansas . . . brother Matt is a current teammate . . . majoring in exercise and sports science . . . born June 17, 1992 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
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