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Dexter Heyman, ILB

School: Louisville  |  Conference: BIGE
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Louisville, KY
Height/Weight: 6-3 / 238 lbs.
Projected Ranking
OverallPositionProj. Rnd.
70931-
2010 Season
Started nine of 13 games played at Sam linebacker ... credited with 48 tackles, 4.5 for loss, and two sacks ... also broke up two passes on the year.
2009 Season
Appeared in nine games as a reserve ... finished with two tackles and a pass break-up at USF... did not play against Syracuse... finished with two tackles at Cincinnati... did not play at Uconn... played but did not have a tackle against Southern Miss... had one tackle against Pitt... played but did not register a stat at Utah... did not play at Kentucky... finished with two tackles, including 1.5 for loss in the Cards' season-opener. Also recovered a fumble in the win over Indiana State.
2008 Season
Appeared in eight games, making one start... recorded 10 total tackles... was replaced a lot in nickel situations... did not play against West Virginia or Syracuse... recorded career-high three tackles and one fumble recovery against Connecticut... had one tackle and broke up one pass against Kansas State... did not play against Tennessee Tech... started at LB in first career game with a pair of solo tackles against UK.
High School
Played for Bob Redman at Male High School... rated the No. 36 defensive end and a three-star prospect by Scout.com... played defensive end, linebacker, wide receiver and running back... timed at 4.5 in the 40-yd dash... ranked as the fifth-best prospect in the state of the Kentucky and the 64th-best outside linebacker by Rivals... rated the No. 42 prospect on Scout.com's Midwest Top 100 list... selected first-team Courier-Journal All-State... voted first team All-Metro and All-County... earned All-Area honors... forced six fumbles and recovered three... selected to the All-Southern Football Team... named first team All-State... rated as one of the top Fab 50 defensive ends... selected first team Associated Press All-State... member of Kentucky's preseason Tremendous 26... an outstanding basketball player... McDonald's All-American candidate in the state of Kentucky... led his team to a championship at the King of the Bluegrass.
Personal
Son of Doris Heyman (deceased) and Earl Dickerson... born 10/16/89... brother of former Louisville standout defensive lineman Earl Heyman, who played for the New Orleans Saints.
 
 
Latest News
12/27/2011 - PLAYERS TO WATCH: LB Dexter Heyman is the most disruptive player on the defense, leading Louisville in tackles, tackles for loss and interceptions. He also has four sacks. When he's at his best, he seems to be everywhere on the field, and as one of the few senior starters, he's had a big role in getting the Cardinals this far. - The Sports Xchange

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