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2004: A candidate for postseason honors ... honorable mention All-Pac-10 selection ... finished second on the team with 100 tackles ... started the first 10 games of the year before suffering a broken wrist in the home finale vs. California ... finished the Cal game with five tackles and two sacks... had a great opening game vs. Fresno State, racking up 16 tackles, five tackles for loss, a sack and a forced fumble ... followed that with 15 tackles vs. UCLA ... shared lead in the Notre Dame game with nine stops for 40 total in three games ... had seven tackles and a forced fumble (on the goal line) at Stanford ... totaled nine tackles vs. San Jose State ... had 13 tackles and four TFLs (both team highs) in Oregon State game ... tied for team-high with eight stops at USC ... led UW with 12 tackles at Oregon ... posted six tackles, three TFLs and fumble recovery vs. Arizona ... third in the Pac-10 with 10.0 tackles per game and seventh with 13.5 TFLs ... a captain ... named the team's co-defensive player of the year along with defensive lineman Manase Hopoi ... also Named the KJR-Radio Defensive Player of the Year ... the recipient of the Chuck Niemi Big Hit Award. 2003: Missed most of the 2003 season due to a knee injury ... had seven tackles in the season opener at Ohio State ... made six solo stops in that game ... did not participate in spring drills. 2002: Started twice at inside linebacker, at Michigan and vs. Oregon State ... made 23 tackles on the season, including one-and-a-half for loss, and a sack ... also recovered two fumbles ... had a career-high six tackles at Arizona State ... despite only starting twice, was credited with at least one tackle in 11 of 13 games ... sacked Idaho's Brian Lindgren for second-career sack ... had tackles for-loss against Idaho and Arizona State ... recovered fumbles in consecutive games, against USC and ASU ... part of an excellent Husky rush defense that ranked 11th in the nation with just 97.7 yards allowed per game. 2001: One of four true freshmen, along with receivers Reggie Williams and Charles Frederick, and defensive end Tui Alailefaleula, to appear in every game in 2001 ... was Washington's biggest hitter on special teams, finishing with eight tackles, a sack, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery ... was twice named special teams MVP for his play on kick coverage ... earned the first honor after Washington's 31-28 win over Arizona, when he stuffed the Wildcats' Gary Love inside the 20-yard line on the opening kick of the second half ... garnered the second for his performance in a 26-14 Apple Cup win over ninth-ranked Washington State ... key fumble recovery on a Cougars' kick return at the end of the first half turned the momentum in Washington's favor ... earned first-career sack and first-ever forced fumble against top-ranked Miami.
High School and Personal: Parents are Litia, a government employee, and Richard, a bus operator ... third of four siblings, including William, an offensive lineman at Hawaii ... tallied 77 tackles, 14 tackles for loss, 24 quarterback hurries, 10 knockdowns, four sacks, four forced fumbles, seven fumble recoveries (three for touchdowns), three blocked punts, two interceptions and five passes defensed in 2000 ... led the Crusaders to a top-five USA Today national ranking in 2000, before being toppled by Kahuku in the state final, 26-20 ... won three state titles at Saint Louis, part of a string of 14-straight titles won by the team from 1986-99 ... stellar performance against the run and pass earned 2000 Interscholastic League of Honolulu Defensive Player of the Year honors ... a three-time All-ILH All-Star ... also twice earned Honolulu Advertiser All-State honors ... a PrepStar and Student Sports All-American ... rated by PrepStar as the 14th-best linebacker in the West Region ... a SuperPrep All-Region pick ... also lettered in wrestling and track ... from same high school as former Husky and current Chicago Bears offensive lineman Olin Kreutz ... double majoring in American ethnic studies and communications.
Year G-S Solo Asst. Tot. Loss FC FR PD Int. Sacks
2001 12-0 7 1 8 1-5 1 1-0 0 0-0 1-5
2002 13-2 10 13 23 1.5-5 0 2-15 1 0-0 1-3
2003* 3-2 6 1 7 0-0 0 0-0 0 0-0 0-0
2004 10-10 50 50 100 13.5-42 2 1-0 2 0-0 3-20
Totals 38-14 73 65 138 16-52 3 4-15 3 0-0 5-28
* Received medical redshirt for the season.
Lobendahn news and features:
Lobendahn Named To Butkus Watch List - Gohuskies.com (Aug. 25, 2005)
Head of the line The Daily (Oct. 8, 2004)
Huskies may have a leader - Tacoma News Tribune (Sept. 9, 2004)
In the Trenches with Joe Lobendahn - gohuskies.com (Sept. 7, 2004)