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Wade Landers
93  Wade Landers
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Durango, Colo.

High School:
Durango

Height / Weight:
6-6 / 258

Position:
DE

Experience:
3L

2008 (Senior)
Played as a defensive lineman in all 13 games, including the New Mexico Bowl (Dec. 20), with eight starts...Had 15 tackles (10 solo), four for loss, one sack and a pair of fumble recoveries...In first victory, vs. Sacramento State (Sept. 6), dropped Evander Wilkins for a 1-yard loss, helping to force a first-quarter punt...At Cal (Sept. 27), pounced on a Jahvid Best fumble (forced by Klint Kubiak), to end a first-quarter Bears drive in CSU territory; later, in the third quarter, dropped Cal's other explosive back, Shane Vereen, for a 1-yard loss...Also had a fourth-quarter hurry, forcing an incompletion, late in Cal contest...In conference-opening win vs. UNLV (Oct. 4), recorded a second-quarter hurry on third down, forcing an incompletion and punt...Made his initial 2008 start, vs. TCU (Oct. 11)...Also started at Nov. 14 Utah (Oct. 18), at San Diego State (Oct. 25) and vs. No. 17 BYU (Nov. 1)...In third quarter of Cougars contest, stuffed RB Harvey Unga for no gain at the CSU 13-yard line, forcing BYU to settle for an eventual field goal, preserving a 28-24 Rams lead...At Air Force (Nov. 8), dropped QB Tim Jefferson for a 2-yard loss in the first quarter...In win at Wyoming (Nov. 22), made two fourth-quarter plays to help preserve the Rams' bowl eligibility...With CSU nursing a 24-20 lead, recovered a Wynel Seldon fumble at the Rams' 44, setting up the game-clinching TD drive, then picked up his first sack since the 2006 finale...Sustained a knee injury that sidelined him the last days of spring drills, including the spring game.

2007 (Junior)
Slowed by a preseason injury in fall camp, still played in all 12 games with one start...Finished with 27 tackles (13 solo), 1½ for loss, and one fumble recovery...Had three stops in Game 1 at Colorado (Sept. 1), and two solo tackles vs. Cal (Sept. 8)...Registered four stops (three solo), vs. Air Force (Oct. 13), including ½ tackle for loss on a fourth-quarter drive that eventually ended in a Rams defensive score...Recovered a fourth-quarter fumble vs. Utah (Oct. 27)...At BYU (Nov. 3), made his ninth career start, but his first since Oct. 28, 2006, vs. New Mexico, and turned in a career-high six tackles (two solo)...At New Mexico (Nov. 10), penetrated to drop Rodney Ferguson for an early 1-yard loss on second-and-goal from the 5...In win vs. Georgia Southern (Nov. 17), his third-down hurry caused an incompletion and forced the Eagles to settle for a second-quarter field goal.

2006 (Sophomore)
Started in six of the team's 12 games...Recorded ½ sack at San Diego State (Dec. 2)...Made two total tackles at Utah (Nov. 11)...Tied a career high with three total tackles vs. BYU (Nov. 4)...Recorded two tackles and one sack vs. New Mexico (Oct. 28)...Tied a career high with three total stops, and had his first career sack, at Wyoming (Oct. 21)...Had one unassisted tackle and a pass breakup vs. UNLV (Oct. 7)...Named third-team preseason all-MWC by Athlon.

2005 (Freshman)
Made six tackles on the season, including 1½ sacks...Played in the final six games.

High School
Regarded as one of the state's top defensive players in 2004 at Durango (Colo.) High School...Earned three varsity letter awards in football...As a senior in 2004, earned all-state honors for the Demons...Also played tight end...Was a four-year starter both offensively and defensively and was the team's most outstanding defender...High school coach was Shane Voss.

Personal
Given name Wade Abram Landers...Born Jan. 16, 1987, in Durango, Colo. ...Son of Tim and Kirsten Landers...Has two brothers, including Jake, a freshman on the CSU roster...Majoring in liberal arts...Hometown: Durango, Colo.

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