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John Froland
57  John Froland
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Snohomish, Wash.

High School:
Glacier Peak

Height / Weight:
6-5 / 260

Position:
DL

Experience:
1L

2012 (Sophomore): Recorded his 11th career start vs. Colorado (Sept. 1) but was forced to leave the game after suffering a shoulder injury... Missed next two games because of the nagging shoulder...

2011 (Freshman): Captured the starting role at defensive tackle early in spring practice and never relinquished it, playing in 11 games, with 10 starts...Had 34 tackles (eight solo), 3½ stops behind the line of scrimmage, ½ sack, one pass broken up and one forced fumble...Made his college debut in a start at New Mexico (Sept. 3), recording a tackle for loss on the Lobos' first series...In exhilarating win at Utah State (Sept. 24), made an important first-quarter play with the Aggies driving, immediately penetrating the backfield to force a Chuckie Keeton fumble on third-and-7; teammate Austin Gray recovered at the Rams' 30...Later helped CSU hold off the Aggies, 35-34, in double overtime, denying USU of a game-winning two-point conversion...In 38-31 loss vs. San Jose State (Oct. 1), injured his ankle on a Spartans TD run with 5:43 left in the second quarter and did not return...Did not play in loss vs. No. 5 Boise State (Oct. 15)...Didn't start but returned to action in loss at UTEP (Oct. 22), entering in first quarter and playing most of game; made a solid effort to deflect a third-down pass and force a field-goal attempt late in the first half, then hurried the passer in the end zone to disrupt a screen, nearly sacking the QB for a safety on the first play of the fourth quarter...Later in fourth quarter of Miners contest, shared in the first sack of his career, assisting Nuku Latu in dropping QB Nick Lamaison at the UTEP 6-yard line to force a punt...Early in second quarter at UNLV (Oct. 29), busted through the belly of the Rebels line to drop QB Caleb Herring for a loss on fourth-and-goal from the 2-yard line, ending the threat with CSU trailing by a FG; later in quarter, injured his neck but returned to play in second half...In windy, 18-15 loss vs. San Diego State (Nov. 12), hurried Ryan Lindley on a first-quarter incompletion...Earned academic all-conference honors following the season.

2010: Redshirted as a true freshman in his first season of college eligibility.

High School: Rated by Rivals.com the No. 9 overall prospect in Washington, and the No. 60 defensive tackle in the nation...Earned first-team all-state selections on both offensive and defensive lines as a senior, and first-team all-state honors on defense as a junior, playing his final two seasons at Glacier Peak High School in Snohomish, Wash., about 30 miles northeast of Seattle...Helped inaugurate the football program at a school that opened in 2008...A two-year starter on both lines of scrimmage, played offensive tackle, defensive end and defensive tackle ...As a blind-side offensive tackle, allowed just two sacks in two years as a starter, protecting a QB that threw for 3,322 yards and 34 TDs in `09...Was among the oldest on his team for two seasons (the school did not have a senior class in its first year; member of GPHS' first graduating class)...The North Puget Sound Area Defensive Player of the Year (Everett Herald) as a senior, was all-state on both sides of the ball, helping the second-year Grizzlies to the Class 3A state quarterfinals and a 9-3 record...In 2009, finished second on the team and ranked among Washington state leaders at his position with 42 tackles; also had 13 stops behind the line of scrimmage, three forced fumbles and three passes batted down, but only one sack as opponents double- and triple-teamed him all season...An occasional power back, also had two carries for 5 yards and one TD...During the playoffs, made critical plays in helping GPHS win a double-OT contest one week, then defeat a previously unbeaten team the next before bowing out to the state's top-ranked program, Bellevue...Also invited to the state's all-star game...As a junior, started on both sides of the ball and led the 5-5 Grizzlies to a playoff berth in their first season, earning first-team all-state honors as a defender, and first-team all-Wesco Conference recognition as both an offensive and defensive lineman...Spent his sophomore season at Snohomish High School, lettering for a team that went 9-2 and advanced to the second round of the state playoffs...Began high school as a freshman at Seattle O'Dea, where he played football and lettered in track...Also earned all-state and all-area honors in track...With his 3.96 GPA, was academic all-conference in both football and track, in addition to several other academic honors...Ran the 40-yard dash in 5.0 seconds...Head football coaches were Rory Rosenbach (GPHS), Mark Perry (Snohomish) and Monte Kohler (O'Dea)...Also recruited by Northwestern, New Mexico and Air Force, but not highly recruited because 2-year-old GPHS was not yet in most college databases, according to coaches.

Personal: Given name John Michael Froland...Nicknamed J-Fro...Born Oct. 6, 1991, in Seattle, Wash. ...Parents are Curtis Froland and Kristie Buchanan...Has a younger sister...Cousin, Garth Enger, was an offensive lineman at Montana...Another cousin, Grant Enger, is an offensive lineman at Oregon State...Enjoys several types of hunting, including bear, in addition to fishing, skiing and snowboarding in his spare time; built his own boat as a teenager...Invested time in kids' lives at the Boys & Girls Clubs, in both Fort Collins and Loveland, before and after 2011 spring practice...Majoring in construction management...Hometown: Snohomish, Wash.

Division I career statistics

TACKLES

SACKS

FUMBLE

Year

School

GP

GS

Solo

Ast

Tot

TFL

Yds

No

Yds

FF

FR

Yds

Int

Yds

PBU

2011

CSU (fr.)

11

10

8

26

34

3.5

5

0.5

2

1

0

0

0

0

1

2012

CSU (so.)

1

1

0

0

0

0.0

0

0.0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

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