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#48 Dirk Kool
Position: Linebacker
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 230
Year: Senior
Hometown: Fairfield, Iowa
High School: Fairfield H.S.
Major: Interdisciplinary Studies
Experience: 3 Letters
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Dirk is the third generation of his family to play Football for the Jackrabbits, joining his father, Mark (1977-79) and grandfather, Marv (1949-51)

Moved into the starting lineup at linebacker and led team with seven tackles for loss in 11 starts ... ranked fifth overall in tackles with 70 ... tallied career high with nine tackles at Northern Iowa and versus Missouri State ... recorded seven tackles and an interception in game at Nebraska ... honored as team's Defensive Player of the Week after registering seven tackles, including 2.5 tackles for loss and a pair of sacks, as well as an interception in shutout win over North Dakota

Played in all 12 games ... recorded at least one tackle in each of the team's first five games, including season-high four stops in season opener against Georgia Southern ... credited with one tackle and recovered lob kick to set up touchdown in win at Missouri State ... registered two tackles in Football Championship Subdivision playoff game at Montana

Saw action in 11 of the team's 12 games, contributing both defensively and on special teams ... made season-high four tackles in season opener at Iowa State ... credited with two tackles versus Western Illinois and Missouri State ... returned interception 65 yards in home finale against Illinois State ... handled the punting duties at Indiana State and averaged 44 yards on three attempts, with a long of 47 ... first collegiate punt was a 41-yarder that pinned Indiana State at its own 8-yard line

Redshirted ... received Scout Defense Player of the Week honors leading up to season opener at Western Illinois and in preparation for Cal Poly during redshirt season in 2007 ... also was a Scout Special Teams Player of the Week honoree before the UC Davis game

At Fairfield High School, he earned third-team all-state honors as a linebacker from the Iowa Newspaper Association in 2006 ... also was a second-team selection at tight end by the Des Moines Register in 2004