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#46 Laith Wallschleger
Position: Defensive End
Height: 6'4"
Weight: 275
Year: Senior
Hometown: Alexandria, Va.
High School: St. Stephen's & St. Agnes
Major: Finance
Experience: 2 Letters
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At Delaware: Fourth-year junior and a key cog in the Blue Hen defensive line unit • has potential to be one of the top defensive ends in the Colonial Athletic Association • two-year letterwinner • versatile performer and one of the team's strongest and most physical players • also plays special teams • one of nine players on defensive line who have starting experience • adept at blocking field goal and extra point attempts and has four for his career, one shy of the school record of five by Lamont Watson (1997-98) • has played in 21 career games and started 15 contests • has registered 69 career tackles (32 solo) to go with 10 tackles for loss and 2.5 sacks • did not take part in spring drills due to an injury • honor student.


2012 Season: Once again one of the team's top defensive linemen as a sophomore • saw action in all 11 games and started 10 games at left end • ranked No. 8 on the team in tackles with 46, including 21 solo stops • third on the team with 7.5 tackles for loss for 30 yards • had two sacks for 14 yards • blocked three kicks on the season, one shy of the UD single season record • posted a career-high nine tackles vs. Towson and had seven vs. West Chester and Old Dominion, six vs. Villanova, and five against New Hampshire • registered sacks vs. William & Mary, Old Dominion, and Richmond • had two tackles for loss vs. Towson • blocked field goal attempt vs. William & Mary that was returned 90 yards for a touchdown by Travis Hawkins • also blocked field goal attempts vs. Delaware State and Maine • defensive line unit ranked second in the Colonial Athletic Association in rushing defense, allowing just 134.2 yards per game • recorded three tackles in spring game • member of Colonial Athletic Association Academic Honor Roll • earned team went 5-6 for head coach K.C. Keeler.

2011 Season: Saw first action of career at Delaware as a redshirt freshman and played a key role on the defensive front • saw action in 10 games and started five contests at defensive tackle • missed season opener vs. Navy with injury but returned to play in final 10 games • started five of the final six games of the season, including each of the final four games • registered 23 tackles, including 11 solo tackles • had 2.5 tackles for loss • blocked a field goal attempt vs. Richmond • had season-best six tackles in late-season win over CAA champion Towson • also had four tackles vs. Maine, three vs. Rhode Island and Villanova, and two vs. Massachusetts • recorded first career sack against William & Mary and had other tackles for loss against Rhode Island, West Chester, and Maine • named Blue Hen Touchdown Club Defensive Player of the Week for performance against Towson • team went 7-4 under Keeler • member of Colonial Athletic Association Academic Honor Roll • enjoyed an outstanding spring as he was named the Blue Hen Touchdown Club Most Improved Defensive Player.


2010 Season: Moved up the depth chart during the season but did not see game action and retained freshman eligibility • was considered one of the team’s top scout players in practice • team went 12-3 and advanced to the FCS national title game under Keeler.


High School: Standout defensive lineman and tight end at St. Stephens and St. Agnes School under head coach Dave Holm • first team All-State selection as both a defensive end and tight end • named first team all-conference as a defensive end • honored as team’s Most Valuable Player • posted 21 sacks as a senior to break the school single-season record • recorded 112 tackles, 46 tackles for a loss, four forced fumbles, and five recoveries in nine games as a defensive end • caught 15 passes for 423 yards as a tight end • also blocked a punt and field goal, and led the team in special teams tackles • St. Stephens and St. Agnes went 16-12 during his three seasons and advanced to the 2007 state playoffs • also was a member of the basketball, track and baseball teams.

Personal: Laith Andrew Wallschleger (“wall-shlay-gur”) • born March 15, 1992 • honor student as a finance major at Delaware • son of Kurt and Mayla Wallschleger.


Career Statistics at Delaware

Year GP/GS Tackles (Solo) TFL-Yards Sacks-Yards PB Int. FR/FF
2012 11/10 46 (21) 7.5-30 2-14 0 0 0/0
2011 10/5 23 (11) 2.5-11 0.5-3 0 0 0/0
Totals 21/15 69 (32) 10-41 2.5-17 0 0 0/0

Career-High Tackles: 9 vs. Towson, 2012

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