OLBGarret Dooley

Wisconsin — Big Ten
  • Height: 6017
  • Weight: 248
  • Hometown: Rochester, IL
  • Age: 23

Bio

2017 (Redshirt Senior): Has played in 13 games, starting all 13 ... has claimed 40 tackles, including 19 solo tackles, 12.0 TFL and 7.5 sacks ... notched 3 tackles and 1.0 TFL vs. Ohio State on Dec. 2 in the Big Ten Championship game ... recorded 5 tackles, including 3 solo stops and 1.0 sack vs. Illinois on Oct. 28 ... had 2 tackles vs. Iowa on Nov. 13 ... recorded 4 unassisted tackles and broke up 1 pass ... notched 2 tackles at Indiana on Nov. 4 ... made 2 tackles, including 0.5 TFL vs. Minnesota on Nov. 25 ... had 3 unassisted tackles vs. Maryland on Oct. 21 ... claimed 3 tackles, including 1.0 sack vs. Purdue on Oct. 14 ... notched 8 tackles, including 4.5 TFL and 3.0 sacks to open Big Ten play vs. Northwestern ... had 2 tackles, one unassisted, at BYU on Sept. 16 ... facing Fla. Atlantic on Sept. 9, recorded 4 tackles, including 4 solo tackles, 2.0 TFL and 1.0 sack ... made 2 tackles against Utah State, including 0.5 TFL ... had 1 tackle at Nebraska on Oct. 7

2016 (Redshirt Junior): Earned second letter, playing in all 14 games, including two starts ... made a tackle vs. LSU on Sept. 3 ... logged 1 solo tackle vs. Akron on Sept. 10 ... recorded a solo tackle vs. Georgia State on Sept. 17 ... made 3 tackles at Michigan State on Sept. 24 ... garnered 7 tackles, including 5 solo tackles and 1.0 sack, at Michigan on Oct. 1 ... logged 4 solo tackles vs. Ohio State on Oct. 15 ... recorded 7 tackles, including a career-high 2.5 tackles for loss, at Iowa on Oct. 22 ... made a career-high 7 tackles, including 1.0 sack, vs. Nebraska on Oct. 29 ... recorded 2 solo tackles, including 1.0 TFL, at Northwestern on Nov. 5 ... logged 2 tackles vs. Illinois on Nov. 12 ... garnered 2 tackles, including 0.5 sack at Purdue on Nov. 19 ... recorded 0.5 sack vs. Minnesota on Nov. 26 ... logged 1 solo tackle vs. Penn State in the Big Ten Championship Game on Dec. 3 ... made 1 solo tackle vs. Western Michigan in the Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic

2015 (Redshirt Sophomore): Earned first letter, playing in 11 games … recorded three tackles … logged career-high two tackles vs. Rutgers on Oct. 31 … also made a tackle vs. Iowa on Oct. 3

2014 (Redshirt Freshman): Did not play

2013 (Freshman): Redshirt season

High School: Four-star recruit according to ESPN ... rated three stars by Rivals and Scout ... rated as the No. 18 inside linebacker according to ESPN, No. 22 by Scouts and No. 25 by Rivals ... ranked as the No. 11 recruit in the state of Illinois by ESPN, No. 17 by Rivals ... made 132 tackles, including 18.0 for loss and 14.5 sacks, at middle linebacker ... on offense, ran for 1,456 yards and 32 touchdowns, adding 34 catches for 474 yards and five more touchdowns as a senior ... Class 4A first-team all-state, ILB Lemming Award Recipient, Chicago Tribune All-State selection ... first-team all-conference and Central State Eight Conference Player of the Year as a senior ... as a junior, recorded 1,209 rushing yards, 598 receiving yards and 31 total touchdowns to go along with 146 tackles, 21 tackles for loss, six sacks ... all-state honorable mention, first-team all-conference as a junior ... two-time academic all-state pick ... six-time academic all-conference selection between football and baseball ... Spanish National Honor Society ... head coach was Derek Leonard

Personal: Parents are Barbie and Greg Dooley ... cousin, Buck Casson, played football at Rice University (2003-06) ... cousin, Adam Casson, plays baseball at Parkland College (2011-present) ... volunteered with the Big Buddy program, Homes for Troops and Community Service Sundays ... enjoys golfing and playing the guitar ... majoring in personal finance