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#31 Cort Dennison
Position: Linebacker
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 234
Year: Senior
Hometown: Salt Lake City, Utah
High School: Judge Memorial
Experience: 3 Letters

2011: Started all 13 games at inside linebacker ... served as a team captain for the season ... named second-team All-Pac-12 ... also earned second-team Academic All-Pac-12 ... finished the season as the No. 1 tackler in the Pac-12 with 128 total stops ... capped his career with a season-high 15 tackles vs. Baylor in the Alamo Bowl ... had one and a half tackles for loss in the bowl game ... 13 tackles at Stanford ... made 12 tackles (10 solo) and forced a fumble vs. Hawai'i ... named Pac-12 Player of the Week after the Hawai'i game ... also had 12 tackles at USC ... 11 tackles, including one and a half for a loss, vs. California ... 11 tackles at Oregon State ... eight tackles and a late interception in the win over Arizona ... eight stops, including a sack, at Nebraska ... 10 tackles in the win at Utah ... 10 tackles, one for a loss, vs. Oregon ... nine stops in the Apple Cup win over Washington State ... named the Sports Radio KJR Most Outstanding Defensive Player at the postseason team banquet.

2010: Played in 12 of 13 games, starting all 12 of those at middle linebacker ... missed the Nebraska (regular season) game due to an injury ... finished the regular season ranked No. 4 in the Pac-10 with 8.00 tackles per game ... named Academic All-Pac-10 honorable mention ... 10 tackles, including two tackles for loss, one sack and an interception, vs. Arizona State ... season-high 12 tackles vs. Syracuse ... 11 tackle at Arizona ... notched nine stops, including a sack, in the win at Washington State ... six tackles, one-and-a-half for loss, in the victory at Cal ... five stops, one-and-a-half for loss and an interception, vs. UCLA ... eight tackles each vs. Arizona and Stanford, with half a tackle for loss in each ... nine tackles vs. Oregon State and seven at USC, both wins ... served as a game captain for the BYU game and again in the Holiday Bowl vs. Nebraska... won the defensive Weight Lifting Award at the team's postseason banquet.

2009: Played in all 12 games as a linebacker and key special teams performer ... started a total of five games at one linebacker spot: Notre Dame, UCLA, Oregon State, Washington State and California ... earned Academic All-Pac-10 honorable mention ... notched a season-high eight tackles, including one for a loss, at Stanford ... in first college start the following week at Notre Dame, had eight tackles, including two for a loss and one sack ... also had eight tackles, including half a sack, in the 30-0 shutout of Washington State in the Apple Cup ... seven tackles, including two for a loss, at Oregon State ... five tackles, one for a loss, at UCLA ... seven tackles and a fumble recovery in the 42-10 win over 19th-ranked California ... four tackles vs. Idaho and five against Arizona.

2008: Didn't see any action in the first two games of the season, but then played in each of the last 10 ... most of his time came on special teams ... recorded two tackles, one solo and one assist, vs. Notre Dame ... named the UW's special teams scout player of the week for the Oklahoma game ... also named defensive scout team player of the week for the Arizona State game.

2007: Redshirted his true freshman season at the UW ... earned the Mark Drennan Defensive Scout of the Year Award at the postseason awards banquet ... named the team's defensive service team player of the week for the Oregon game ... named the special teams player of the week for the service squad four times, earning the honor for the Ohio State, UCLA, Stanford and Washington State games.

HIGH SCHOOL & PERSONAL: Starred at both tight end and linebacker in high school, earning 3A All-State first-team honors as a tight end ... named Utah Athlete of the Year by The Salt Lake Tribune ... led team to the quarterfinals of the state 3A tournament in 2006 ... team finished 9-3 overall and 4-1 in its region ... scored on a 14-yard touchdown pass in Judge's opening-round playoff win over Hurricane ... scored 12 touchdowns as a senior ... scored three times on receptions in wins over West Jordan and North Sanpete in 2006 ... also helped the Bulldogs to the state tournament his junior year, scoring on a 65-yard fumble return in an opening-round, 14-12 loss ... earned second-team 3A All-State as a linebacker his junior season ... also one of Judge Memorial's top basketball players ... played for coach James Cordova.

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