55  Mike Snyder
Mike Snyder

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
New Orleans, La.

High School:
John T. Curtis HS

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 234

Position:
Outside Linebacker

Birthdate:
01/27/1984

Experience:
4L


Career Summary: Four-year letterwinner who played as a true freshman in 2003...Participated as a member of the kick-coverage team and was pressed into action with injuries to several linebackers...Played all 12 games in 2004 and recorded his first start against East Carolina and registered four tackles in that game...Was a regular in the starting lineup in 2005, starting 10 of the 12 games that season...Credited with a sack against Tulsa...Had his best career game against Houston, totaling eight tackles, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery...Closed out the 2005 season with 44 tackles.

2006: Played in just the season opener versus Ole Miss and was persuaded by team doctors to halt football action because of persistent stingers in his neck.

Honors: Received the Ralph Hatley Scholar-Athlete Award in spring 2004.

2005: Two-year letterman who was called on to be a starter this past season...Started the first two games of the season while Quinton McCrary was out with an ankle sprain...Logged three tackles against both Ole Miss and Chattanooga to open the season...Came in as a reserve against Tulsa and UTEP...Credited with one tackle and a sack for a loss of one yard against Tulsa...Started the remaining eight games of the season when McCrary was sidelined with a severe thigh bruise...Responded with five tackles against UCF...Returned one game later for a career-high eight stops versus Houston...Also forced a fumble and recovered a fumble against the Cougars...Recorded four tackles and a pass breakup against both East Carolina and UAB...Credited with three tackles against Tennessee and five versus Southern Miss...Closed out the year with four tackles against both Marshall and Akron...Completed his junior season with 44 tackles, a sack, a fumble recovery and a forced fumble.

2004: Consistent player who was a leader on the special teams unit...A utility player who can play various positions...Served as a special teams member in the season opener against Ole Miss...Registered one tackle in the Tigers' 52-21 victory over Chattanooga...Saw extended duty at linebacker in the Memphis win over Tulane...Credited with one tackle in the win over the Green Wave...Had one tackle as a linebacker in the Cincinnati contest...Started his first contest as a Tiger against East Carolina...Credited with four tackles against the Pirates...Also logged time in the GMAC Bowl against Bowling Green...Ended the season with seven tackles and one pass breakup.

2003: Lettered as a true freshman while participating as a member of the Tiger kick-cover teams...Pressed into service in 2003 when the Tigers suffered a number of injuries at the linebacker position...Worked at outside linebacker in the spring of 2003...Received the Ralph Hatley Scholar-Athlete Award in the spring of 2004...Saw playing time in the Southern Miss and Arkansas State games...Had a season high five tackles in the win over Tulane...Credited with one quarterback pressure in the win over East Carolina.

Prep: Lettered for three years at linebacker for John T. Curtis High...Credited with 77 solo tackles, 39 assisted stops, 13 tackles for lost yardage, two quarterback sacks, two fumble recoveries and one pass interception in 2002...Was named to the Louisiana All-State team, as well as the All-East Bank Team, the All-Metro Team and the all-district squad...Also selected as the district MVP on defense as a senior...Helped his team to the state 4-A title.

Personal: Michael Snyder is the son of Doug and Gina Snyder...Born January 27, 1984, in Metairie, La.


SNYDER'S STATISTICS
Defense	G/S 	UT 	AT 	Tot. 	FR 	Int 	Loss 	Sack
2003	7/0	3	2	5	0	0	0-0	0-0
2004	12/1	5	2	7	0	0	0-0	0-0
2005	12/10	18	26	44	1	0	0-0	1-1
2006	1/1	1	1	2	0	0	1-7	1-7
Totals	32/12	27	31	58	1	0	1-7	2-8


SNYDER'S CAREER STATISTICS Most Tackles/Game: 8 vs Houston (`05) Most Solo Tackles/Game: 4 vs UCF (`05) Most Assisted Tackles/Game: 5 vs Houston (`05)

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