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Middleton finished his career tied for third on the school's career sacks list with 23. He won the 2009 Chris Dal Sasso "Outstanding Defensive Lineman" Award, given to the defensive lineman who exemplifies the qualities of Chris Dal Sasso, a three-year letterman and captain in 1936.
Named to the Ted Hendricks Award Watch List ... started all 12 games at defensive end ... finished third on the team with 8.5 tackles for loss (31 yards) and fourth with three sacks (15 yards) ... collected 38 tackles, 21 solo, in addition to one forced fumble and two pass breakups ... carded six tackles, four solo, with two sacks and 2.5 tackles for loss at No. 23 Michigan ... closed out career with seven multi-sack contests and nine multi-TFL games ... posted a sack, six solo stops and one pass breakup at Akron ... made two tackles for loss, three solo tackles and preserved the victory over Western Michigan with a forced fumble at the Indiana 8-yard line with 1:20 remaining ... compiled four tackles and one TFL vs. No. 9 Ohio State ... added four stops and one tackle for loss at No. 19 Penn State ... broke up a pass and recorded four tackles at Northwestern ... netted a TFL in the victory over Illinois ... selected a game captain for the Michigan game ... a second team All-Big Ten defensive lineman by Lindy's preseason magazine.
Suspended for first game for disciplinary reasons. Started five games at defensive end and appeared in 11 games ... ended the year third on the team with four sacks and fifth with five tackles for loss ... ranks fourth in school history with 20 career sacks ... also collected 18 tackles, 14 solo, shared the team lead with two fumble recoveries (tied for third in league games only and fifth overall), forced one fumble and broke up one pass ... named to the Ted Hendricks Defensive End of the Year, the Chuck Bednarik Award, the Bronko Nagurski Trophy, the Rotary Lombardi Award and the Lott Trophy Watch Lists ... made four tackles with one sack and recovered two fumbles at No. 7 (AP) Penn State ... became the first Hoosier since John Anderson (vs. Wisconsin, Nov. 11, 2000) to recover two fumbles in a game ... recorded a sack and forced a fumble with 1:34 remaining to seal the team's win over No. 22 (BCS) Northwestern ... tallied a sack and two tackles for loss against Central Michigan ... added a sack vs. Murray State ... secured several preseason honors, including first team All-America selection, All-Big Ten and a Bednarik/Nagurski Award candidate by Sporting News ... second team All-America selection and a first team All-Big Ten pick by Athlon Sports and Lindy's ... rated as the best pass rusher in the Big Ten and the fourth-best defensive end in the country by Lindy's ... also earned All-Big Ten honors from the Blue Ribbon College Football Yearbook ... named a third team All-America selection, rated the fifth-best defensive end in the country and first team All-Big Ten by Phil Steele's preview magazine.
A finalist for the Ted Hendricks Award, presented to the top defensive end in college football ... named first team All-Big Ten by both the coaches and media, Indiana's first All-Big?Ten first team selection from the defensive line since AdewaleOgunleye in 1997 ... also named first team All-Big Ten by Rivals.com and All-Big Ten by ESPN.com ... picked up All-America distinction from the Walter Camp Football Foundation (second team), the Associated Press (third), The Sporting News, CBSSports.com, SI.com (second), Rivals.com (second team) and CollegeFootballNews.com (first team) ... broke Van Waiters' school record (14 in 1987) with 16 sacks (105 yards lost), a total that led the nation ... finished fourth in Big Ten single-season history with his 16 sacks ... needs a half-sack to move into a share of fifth place on the school's career list ... added 50 tackles and 17 tackles for loss (102 yards lost), which ranked fifth in the Big Ten and shared 24th nationally ... also broke up four passes, recovered two fumbles (one for a score), forced a fumble and registered one quarterback hurry ... had six multi-sack contests and started all 13 games ... made three tackles, recorded two sacks and forced a fumble in his first career start against Indiana State ... collected a sack and scored his first career touchdown on a 44-yard fumble recovery at Western Michigan ... matched a career-best 2.5 sacks against Purdue with four stops ... made five tackles, including 2.5 sacks at Iowa ... posted six tackles and added two sacks against Akron ... collected a 17-yard sack against Minnesota and broke up a pair of passes at the line against the Gophers ... posted a career-best seven tackles and forced a fumble against Penn State ... six tackles and recorded a pair of sacks at Wisconsin ... delivered two more sacks against Ball State ... made 1.5 tackles for loss, including a sack, at Michigan State ... posted six tackles at Northwestern ... tallied five stops against Illinois.
Played in five games, making six total tackles and two solos ... best contest of the year came against Michigan, when he made three tackles, one for loss ... college debut came against Illinois.
Defensive end for Pike High School under head coach Keith Wilkins ... earned a No. 6 state ranking from Rivals.com prior to the 2005 season ... closed the campaign with 79 tackles and nine sacks ... also earned first team all-state honors as a junior after recording 89 tackles, including seven for loss, and two forced fumbles.
Born on Dec. 1, 1986, Gregory Alan Middleton, Jr., is an athletic training major.