Ahijah Lane
Ahijah  Lane

Fresno, Calif.

High School:

Fresno State: Moving from outside to middle linebacker for his senior season ... spent the spring and summer learning the nuances of the position ... brings speed and toughness to the position ... with a sub-4.6 40-yard dash, should be one of the quickest middle linebackers in the WAC ... an explosive player who is always around the football ... approaching 100 career tackles ... has made eight tackles for losses and 3.5 sacks in his career. (2006) Started all 12 games, one of only four Bulldogs to start every game on defense ... finished third on the team in tackles playing outside linebacker ... finished with 64 tackles, 35 of them solo ... set a career-high with eight tackles against No. 10 Oregon ... matched that later with an eight-tackle performance against Louisiana Tech ... had seven tackles, including one for a loss against Boise State. (2005) Played in nine games, starting in one at Nevada ... made 11 tackles, including four for loss ... recorded two sacks against Oregon ... had two pass breakups. (2004) Played in 11 games, all in a reserve role ... made 17 tackles, including one for loss ... had a season-high six tackles against SMU ... wrapped up the regular season by recording five tackles and a pass breakup against San Jose State. (2003) Sat out to fulfill NCAA academic requirements.

High School: Lettered in football and basketball at Hoover High School ... was all-league in football as a junior and senior ... his team's MVP as a senior ... played both running back and linebacker in high school ... received his team's "Hitter of the Year" Award.

Personal: Born Nov. 5, 1985 ... parents' names are Zelma and Rodney Lane ... has two brothers, Rodney, Jr., and Dawhite Shaw, and a sister, Natasha ... enjoys playing video games ... lists his favorite athlete as former Detroit Lions running back Barry Sanders ... chose to attend Fresno State because of the faith the coaches showed in him ... first name is pronounced "uh-HIGH-juh."

Year	GP-GS	UT	AT	TT	TFL-Yds	Sacks-Yds
2004	11-0	9	8	17	1.0-1	0-0
2005	9-1	7	4	11	4.0-12	2.0-9
2006	12-12	35	29	64	3.0-14	1.5-12
Totals	32-13	51	41	92	8.0-17	3.5-21

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