6 - Mike Elias
Mike Elias
Height: 6-2
Weight: 225
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Ann Arbor, Mich.
High School: Huron
Position: LB

Continues to improve as a playmaker . . . Good threat in the middle of the defense . . . Coming off a solid sophomore campaign . . . An athletic and mobile linebacker . . . Big, fast and solid all-around athlete . . . Smart player . . . Has excellent size . . . Started all 11 games in 2010 . . . Had 52 total tackles with 21 solo hits and 31 assisted stops . . . Also had 3.5 tackles for loss . . . Finished with one interception and three pass breakups . . . Tallied 11 total tackles in week two win over nationally-ranked Saginaw Valley State (Sept. 11) . . . Also had eight stops against Michigan Tech (Nov. 6) . . . Played in the first six games of the 2009 season and made one start before an injury . . . Finished with seven tackles, including six assisted stops . . . Also had a sack for a loss of six yards . . . Tallied three sacks in the 2009 spring game . . . Contending for playing time this season . . . Has a good future ahead of him in the program . . . Plays hard . . . Graduated in 2008 from Ann Arbor Huron High School . . . Totaled 70 tackles, five stops for loss and four interceptions as a prep senior . . . Coached by Joel Przygodski . . . Also participated in both basketball and track for the River Rats . . . Team finished with a 4-5 mark his final season . . . His father is employed asa physician while his mother is a professor . . . Has two older sisters, Mira and Anna . . . Born in Ypsilanti, Mich. . . . FSU Letters: Two . . . Birthdate: 4/2/90 . . . Major: Public Accounting.

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