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#90 Sam Brincks

Height 6-5
Weight 250 lbs.
Class Fr.
Hometown Carroll, Iowa
High School Kuemper

Hawk Item – – Recorded first career touchdown with 10-yard pass reception as part of field goal unit at Penn State.

2018 Honors – – Brett Greenwood Award, defense . . . Academic All-Big Ten for second year . . . 2018 – – Started all 13 games at defensive tackle, recording 17 tackles . . . started at defensive tackle in 33-7 win over Northern Illinois, recording one assisted tackle as defense allowed just 211 yards total offense . . . started at defensive tackle in 13-3 win over Iowa State as defense allowed 19 net rushing yards and 188 yards total offense . . . recorded one solo tackle and one assist vs. ISU . . . started at defensive tackle in 38-14 win over Northern Iowa, recording one QB pressure as defense allowed just six net rushing yards and 222 yards total offense . . . started at defensive tackle in 28-17 loss to #18 Wisconsin, recording one assisted tackle . . . started at defensive tackle in 48-31 win at Minnesota, recording one solo tackle as defense allowed just 86 net rushing yards . . . credited with key block on fake field goal that resulted in a touchdown . . . started at defensive tackle in 42-16 win at Indiana as defense allowed just 67 net rushing yards . . . matched career-high with four tackles at Indiana, including one solo stop and three assists, with a shared tackle for loss . . . started at defensive tackle in 23-0 win over Maryland, recording one assisted tackle as defense allowed just 39 offensive plays and115 yards total offense . . . started at defensive tackle in 30-24 loss at #17 Penn State, recording one assisted tackle . . . scored first touchdown of career with 10-yard pass reception as part of field goal unit at Penn State . . . started at defensive tackle in 38-36 loss at Purdue, recording one solo tackle and one assist . . . started at defensive tackle in 14-10 loss to Northwestern, recording one solo tackle and one assist . . . started at defensive tackle in 63-0 win at Illinois, but had no statistics as defense allowed just 216 yards total offense . . . started at  defensive tackle in 31-28 win over Nebraska, but had no statistics . . . started at defensive tackle in 27-22 Outback Bowl win over #18 Mississippi State, recording one solo tackle and one assist.

2017 Honors – – Academic All-Big Ten . . . 2017 – – Collected 19 tackles, including five solo stops and 19 assists, along with one tackle for loss and one pass break-up . . . saw action in 24-3 win over Wyoming, but had no statistics as defense allowed just 233 yards total offense . . . saw action in 44-41 OT win at Iowa State, recording career-best three assisted tackles . . . saw action in 31-14 win over North Texas, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 21-19 loss to #4 Penn State . . . matched career-best with three tackles vs. Penn State, including two solo stops and one assist . . . recorded one tackle for loss vs. PSU and added one QB pressure that resulted in an Iowa interception . . . saw action in 17-10 loss at Michigan State, recording one assisted tackle . . . saw action in 45-16 win over Illinois, recording one solo tackle and one QB pressure . . . saw action in 17-10 OT loss at Northwestern, recording one pass break-up . . . saw action in 17-10 win over Minnesota, recording one assisted tackle as defense allowed just 281 yards total offense . . . saw action in 55-24 win over #3 Ohio State, recording one solo tackle and one assist . . . saw action in 38-14 loss at #6 Wisconsin . . . career-best four tackles at Wisconsin, including one solo tackle and three assists . . . saw action in 24-15 loss to Purdue, recording one assisted tackle . . . saw action in 56-14 win at Nebraska, recording one assisted tackle  as defense allowed 67 rushing yards and just 267 yards total offense . . . saw action in 27-20 Pinstripe Bowl win over Boston College, recording two assisted tackles as defense allowed just 21 net rushing yards and 102 yards total offense in second half.

2016 – – Saw action in all 13 games, recording four assisted tackles, one pass break-up and one recovered fumble . . . saw action in 45-21 win over Miami, recording first fumble recovery of career . . . saw action in 42-3 win over Iowa State as defense allowed just 291 yards total offense . . . collected two assisted tackles and first career pass break-up vs. ISU . . . saw action in 23-21 loss to North Dakota State, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 14-7 win at Rutgers, but had no statistics as defense allowed just one touchdown . . . saw action in 38-31 loss to Northwestern, but had no statistics . . . saw actrion on special teams in 14-7 win at Minnesota, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 49-35 win at Purdue, recording one assisted tackle as defense allowed just 47 net rushing yards . . . saw action in 17-9 lost to #10 Wisconsin, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 41-14 loss at #12 Penn State, but had no statistics . . . saw action on special teams in 14-13 win over #2 Michigan, but had no statistics as defense allowed just 201 yards total offense . . . saw action in 28-0 win at Illinois, recording one assisted tackle for loss . . . saw action in 40-10 win over #15 Nebraska, but had no statistics as defense allowed just 90 net rushing yards and 217 yards total offense . . . saw action in 30-3 Outback Bowl loss to #17 Florida, but had no statistics.

2015 – – Saw first action of career on special teams in 31-14 win over Illinois State, but had no statistics . . . did not see action in 31-17 win at Iowa State . . . saw action on special teams in 27-24 win over Pitt . . . saw action in 62-16 win over North Texas, but had no statistics . . . saw action on special teams in 10-6 win at Wisconsin as defense allowed no touchdowns and just 320 yards total offense . . . saw action on special teams in 29-20 win over Illinois, but had no statistics as defense allowed just 46 net rushing yards . . . saw action in 40-10 win at Northwestern, but had no statistics as defense allowed just 51 net rushing yards and 198 yards total offense . . . saw action on special teams in 31-15 win over Maryland . . . saw action on special teams in 35-27 win at Indiana . . . saw action on special teams in 40-35 win over Minnesota . . . saw action in 40-20 win over Purdue, but had no statistics . . . saw action on special teams in 28-20 win over Nebraska, but had no statistics . . . saw action on special teams in 16-13 loss to Michigan State, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 45-16 Rose Bowl loss to Stanford, but had no statistics.

2014 – – Redshirted after joining the team as a walk-on.

High school honors – – Earned first team all-conference and all-state honors on offense as a junior and senior . . . was honorable mention all-conference as a sophomore . . . Career – – Three-year letterman as offensive lineman and defensive end . . . led team to Class 2-A state title as a senior with perfect 14-0 record as team compiled three-year record of 36-3 . . . set school record for sacks in a game (five) . . . missed five games as a senior due to injury . . . had 22.5 tackles and seven tackles for loss as a senior, with two fumble recoveries and an interception return for a touchdown . . . as a junior had 80 tackles, including 19 tackles for loss, 11.5 sacks and two fumble recoveries . . . had 44 tackles as a sophomore, with 15 tackles for loss, seven sacks and one fumble recovery . . . team captain as a senior . . . also three year letterman in both basketball and track . . . two-time all-state selection in basketball.

Personal – – Born 10/20/95 . . . pre-business major . . . parents are Jodi and Rick Brincks . . . four-year member of prep Honor Roll . . . high school coach was Chad Klein.