At Princeton — 2007: switched to defensive back from tailback before the season ... recorded 11 tackles and two pass breakups as a reserve defensive back ... made seven solo tackles, including three against Hampton ... recorded pass breakups against Lafayette and Harvard ... averaged 19.7 yards on nine kickoff returns. 2006: rushed 28 times for 71 yards, including career-long 22-yard carry at Colgate ... caught four passes for 35 yards, including 22-yard catch against Harvard ... returned 13 kicks for 245 yards, an average of 18.8 yards. 2005: led all freshmen with 16 carries for 58 yards ... lead block paved the way for Jay McCareins’ 93-yard game-winning kickoff return in the fourth quarter at Harvard ... rushed 10 times for 29 yards in 30-0 win at Dartmouth.
At St. Charles East — earned all-state honors as a senior running back/wide receiver ... gained 1,525 total yards as a senior and earned all-area and all-conference honors ... team Most Valuable Player as a senior ... all-conference and all-area as a junior free safety, when he led the team in tackles ... three-time all-area and two-time all-state selection in track as a sprinter ... finished sixth in the state in both the 100m and 200m as a senior ... won the 200m indoor state championship as a senior and placed third in the 55m ... led team to top-six finishes in the state in each of his last two years ... named a Chicago Tribune All Sports Scholar Athlete, which was given to 20 total athletes from all schools and all sports ... academic all-conference selection ... St. Charles East Joe Gaffney (top male student-athlete) and St. Charles East Fleur De Lis (academic, character, leadership and other activities) award winner.
Personal — born Jan. 20, 1987 ... son of Michael and Karen Ploszek ... father works in development, mother is an inclusion assistant ... has three brothers, Michael, Matthew and Luke, and a sister Lauren ... a history major.
PLOSZEK'S CAREER STATISTICS
|Year||Tackles (U/A) ||TFL ||Sks/Yds. ||FF/FR ||INT ||Pass BrUp |
|2007 ||11 (7/4) ||0/0 ||0/0 ||0/0 ||0/0 ||2 |
|City/State:||St. Charles, IL|
|High School:||St. Charles East|