MIHALIK'S CAREER HIGHS
2014 (SENIOR): Started all 12 regular-season games ... recorded 27 tackles, including 15 solo stops and 4.5 tackles for a loss of 26 yards ... tied for second on the team with 3.5 sacks for a loss of 22 yards ... also recorded three quarterback hurries ... recorded two tackles (one solo), including a sack for a loss of seven yards at Massachusetts (Aug. 30) ... tallied three unassisted stops against Pittsburgh (Sept. 5) ... notched two solo take-downs, including a sack for a loss of six yards, against No. 9 Southern California (Sept. 13) ... tallied three tackles (one solo) and assisted on a sack against Colorado State (Sept. 27) ... recorded two tackles (one solo) at NC State (Oct. 11), sacked quarterback Jacoby Brissett for a loss of eight yards and registered first career interception, returning the ball 21 yards for State's 10-yard line to start the second half, breaking Brissett's streak of 187 passes without a pick ... earned ACC Defensive Lineman of the Week honors for performance against the Wolfpack ... made a season-high four tackles in the Eagles' win at Virginia Tech (Nov. 1) ... tallied two unassisted tackles at No. 1 Florida State (Nov. 22).
2013 (JUNIOR): Saw action in all 13 games ... finished the season with 22 tackles, including 10 solo tackles, six tackles for loss and two sacks ... recorded two forced fumbles and one pass break-up ... tallied a single-game season-high seven tackles, including five solo tackles, 1.5 tackles for loss and one forced fumble at Syracuse (Nov. 30) ... recorded two tackles, including 1.5 tackles for loss and one sack for a loss of 10 yards, in the team's 24-10 home win over Wake Forest (Sept. 6) ... registered one tackle for loss in wins over Virginia Tech (Nov. 2) and at Maryland (Nov. 23).
2012 (SOPHOMORE): Played in nine games ... started at defensive end in two games - Miami (Sept. 1) and Clemson (Sept. 29) ... missed three games due to injury ... totaled 22 tackles (10 solo), 3.5 tackles for loss, a sack, and four pass breakups on the season ... contested 327 snaps on the year, including a season-high 82 snaps against Clemson ... recorded four tackles (three solo), a sack, a forced fumble, and two pass breakups against the Tigers ... sacked Clemson's Tajh Boyd for a 16-yard loss in the third quarter and forced a Boyd fumble in the fourth quarter ... tallied a career-high six tackles (0.5 for loss) at Wake Forest (Nov. 3) ... made five tackles (1.0 for loss) at Northwestern (Sept. 15).
2011 (FRESHMAN): Played the final nine games of the season ... recorded six tackles and two pass breakups ... assisted with two stops at Notre Dame (Nov. 19) ... contributed on one tackle and broke up one pass against NC State (Nov. 12) ... tallied first career sack for a loss of 11 yards against Clemson (Oct. 8) ... recorded his first career tackle against UMass (Sept. 24) in first collegiate game.
HIGH SCHOOL: Earned All-Ohio Division II second-team honors and All-Northeast District first-team honors as a senior defensive lineman at Avon Lake ... also gained all-county and All-Southwestern Conference first-team accolades ... registered 13 sacks in 2010; scored two touchdowns, returning an interception for a score and recovering a fumble and racing 46 yards for a touchdown ... also saw time at tight end for the Shoremen ... played for head coach Dave Dlugosz ... played in the 66th Annual Ohio North-South Classic in Ohio Stadium.
PERSONAL: Brian Jeffrey Mihalik ... enrolled as a marketing major in the Carroll School of Management ... is the recipient of The Orrie T. Scarminach '71 Memorial Athletic Scholarship Fund ... Brian is the middle of Michelle and John Mihalik's three children; his father played fullback at Boston College (Class of 1986).