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33   Luther Ware
Luther Ware

Class:
Graduated

Hometown:
Bay City, Mich.

High School:
Central

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 225

Position:
LB

Experience:
3L

2012:Honorable Mention All-GLIAC performer...Named GLIAC Defensive Player of the Week following Northwood game...GVSU Defensive Skill Player of the Year...Started all 11 games en route to earning third varsity letter...Ranked third on the team in total tackles with 74 (28 solo/46 assisted)...Recorded eight TFL (-28), 3.5 QB sacks (-14), recovered two fumbles and forced a fumble...Tallied a career-high 15 tackles (1 solo/14 assisted) vs. Ohio Dominican (9/22)...Recorded 11 tackles (6 solo/5 assissted) at Northern Michigan (10/13)...Named GLIAC Defensive Player of the Week after recording 11 tackles (6 solo/5 assisted), 5.0 TFL (-5) and 2.5 QB sacks (-9)...Notched eight tackles (3 solo/5 assissted) vs. Wayne State (11/3).

2011: Earned second varsity letter...Tallied 28 total tackles (16 solo/12 assisted), 3.5 QB sacks (-17), 4.0 tackles for loss (-17), two fumble recoveries and three pass breakups...Tallied six tackles (4 solo/2 assisted) vs. Findlay (10/24)...Notched five tackles (1 solo/4 assisted) a QB sack (-2) and a tackle for loss (-2)...Notched four tackles (1 solo/3 assisted), a tackle for loss (-1) and recovered a fumble vs. Saginaw Valley State (11/12).

2010: Second-Team All-GLIAC honoree...Ranked third on the team in total tackles with 77 (37 solo/40 assisted)...Led the team in tackles for loss with 13.5 (-76) and QB sacks with 8.0 (-63)...Picked off three passes (87 return yards)...Notched eight or more tackles in each of last five games...Tallied six tackles (1 solo/5 assisted), picked off two passes and notched two pass deflections vs. West Texas A&M (9/2)...Recorded four tackles (2 solo/2 assisted) and returned a blocked PAT for a defensive safety vs. Hillsdale (9/11)...Tallied six tackles (2 solo/4 assisted), two QB sacks (-20) and three tackles for loss vs. Indianapolis (9/18)...Recorded eight tackles and career-highs in QB sacks (3.5) and TFL (3.5) vs. Colorado Mines (11/20) in NCAA Playoffs.

2009: Granted medical redshirt after injury in second game...Returned a fumble 72 yards for a TD in season-opening game at West Texas A&M (8/29)...Tallied two tackles.

2008: Redshirted.

High School: Prepped at Bay City Central High School...Played for head coach Morley Fraser...Named First-Team All-SVL as a senior...Carried the ball 143 times for 1,254 yards and 14 touchdowns his senior season after rushing for 1,104 and 946 yards as a junior and sophomore...Was an all-state performer in the 4x100 meter relay team and long jump, where he holds the school record...Became the first Bay City Central athlete since 1957 to graduate with 12 varsity letters.

Personal: Son of Luther and Tammy Ware...Business major...Enjoys fishing and golfing.

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