2011 – – Saw action in 11 games, recording nine solo tackles and five assists . . . started at strong safety in 34-9 opening win over Tennessee Tech, recording one solo tackle and two assists in first career action . . . started at strong safety in triple-overtime loss at Iowa State, recording four solo tackles and one assist . . . saw action in 31-27 win over Pittsburgh, recording one assisted tackle . . . saw action in 45-17 win over Louisiana-Monroe, but had no statistics . . . did not see action in 13-3 loss at Penn State . . . saw action in 41-31 win over Northwestern, recording one solo tackle . . . saw action in 45-24 win over Indiana, recording one solo tackle . . . saw action in 22-21 loss at Minnesota, recording one solo tackle . . . saw action in 24-16 win over 13th-ranked Michigan, recording one solo tackle and one assist . . . saw action in 37-21 loss to Michigan State, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 31-21 win at Purdue, recovering blocked punt as defense allowed just 282 yards total offense . . . saw action in 20-7 loss at Nebraska, but had no statistics . . . did not see action in Insight Bowl.
2010 – – Not listed on depth chart following spring practice. . . did not see any game action.
2009 – – Not listed on two-deep following spring practice . . . did not see any game action.
2008 – – Redshirted after joining team as a walk-on.
High School Honors – – Earned all-state and all-conference honors as a junior and senior . . . Career – – team captain for prep team that claimed state title in his senior season . . . played in eight of 13 games as a senior due to injury . . . gained 661 yards (5.8 average) total offense as a senior, with eight touchdowns . . . collected four receiving touchdowns and 33 tackles and one interception on defense . . . rushed 88 times for 781 yards and 13 touchdowns as a junior . . . also had 131 receiving yards (two touchdowns) and 28 tackles on defense.
Personal – – Born 1/28/90 . . . interdepartmental studies major . . . parents are Angela and Paul Sleeper . . . one of three players from Solon on Iowa roster . . . attended same high school as PK Marshall Koehn and LB James Morris . . . high school coach was Kevin Miller.