12 games played...51 total tackles/24 solo...12.5 tackles for loss...5.0 sacks in 2011.
Had three tackles in the season opener at Fresno State.
Saw action in all 13 games, earning the start in the season opener at Rutgers ... tallied 23 tackles, 6.0 tackles for a loss, a pair of sacks, and a quarterback hurry ... recorded a season-best four tackles at Miami (OH) and against West Virginia ... added a pair of tackles and 1.5 sacks at USF ... recorded multiple tackles in eight games.
Started at defensive tackle in Eastern Kentucky game, finishing with two tackles ... played in 13 games, registering 20 tackles and two sacks on the year ... season-high three tackles came against Rutgers ... had a sack at Marshall ... wrapped up the regular season with an unassisted tackle at Hawai'i.
Lincoln High School...Received Associated Press All-Ohio, all-Ohio Capital Conference, all-district, and all-metro honors after his senior season ... averaged 18.2 yards per catch during his final campaign for the Golden Lions ... team captain totaled 58 stops for coach Mike Lanza's squad in 2006 ... competed in the Big 33 All-Star Game ... three-sport athlete ... had two top-eight showings in the state shot put competition.
John L. Hughes: Born April 27, 1988 ... grandson of Esther Hughes ... oldest of five brothers.