4 John Wenzel
John Wenzel
Height: 6-2
Weight: 210
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Mandeville, La.
High School: Mandeville
Position: DB
Major: Aerospace Engineering

2013: Moved to defensive back as a senior … started all eight games in which he played … CoSIDA Academic All-District … Academic All-NEFC … finished third on the team with 42 tackles … shared the team lead with a pair of interceptions … also the starting punter for the Engineers … averaged 35.2 yards on 26 boots … three punts of over 50 yards … started the season with four tackles at Pomona-Pitzer (9/7) … three stops and an interception at Salve Regina (9/28) … six tackles and an interception return for 59 yards and a score against Curry (10/5) … seven tackles at Western New England (10/26) … punted six times for a season-best average of 39.2 yards, including a 66-yard attempt, against the Golden Bears … six stops against Endicott (11/2) … season-high 11 tackles against Maine Maritime (11/9).

2012: Injuries limited him to two games at quarterback … Academic All-NEFC … started the season opener against Becker (9/8) … completed 12-of-21 for 163 yards and a score … also rushed for 21 yards against the Hawks … ran for 38 yards and threw for 34 yards and a score in the upset win over Salve Regina (10/19).

2011: Started all nine games at quarterback for the Engineers … Academic All-District … Academic All-NEFC … set career highs with 1,108 yards passing, eight TD passes and 340 yards rushing … seventh in the NEFC in passing yards per game and total offense … threw for over 150 yards four times … three times he reached the 200-yard mark … averaged over 160 yards of total offense an outing … also served as the team’s punter for a second straight season … averaged 33.6 yards … placed 12 kicks inside the 20-yard line … three punts of 50+ yards … hit on 17-of-27 attempts for 224 yards and three scores in the season opener at Becker (9/10) … threw for 159 yards at Mass. Maritime (9/17) … rushed for 69 yards and a score completed 15-of-24 for 217 yards and another score at UMass Dartmouth (10/1) … rushed for two scores and threw for another at Plymouth State (10/8) … rushed for a career-high 82 yards and completed 20-of-35 attempts for 204 yards and two scores against Endicott (11/5).

2010: Played in all nine games as a freshman for MIT … became the team’s primary quarterback … completed 82 of 149 attempts for 863 yards and one score … threw for over 100 yards three times … hit the 200-yard mark once … third on the team in rushing with 170 yards and a TD … also served as the team’s punter … averaged 32.5 yards a kick … three kicks over 50 yards … placed 13 inside the opponents 20-yard line … hit on 13 of his 19 attempts at Curry (9/25) … ran for a season-high 53 yards on nine carries against UMass-Dartmouth (10/2) … also punted for a career-high 39.5 average against the Corsairs … also had his season-long punt of 68 yards in that game, missing the school record by just one yard … 9-of-15 for 129 yards at Western New England (10/16) … career-highs in attempts (28), completions (19) and yards (246) at Nichols (10/30) … also tossed his TD pass against the Bison … hit on 14 of 24 attempts for 145 yards at Endicott (11/6).

Off The Field at MIT: Majoring in aerospace engineering with a concentration in economics … internship with Boeing on satellite propulsion … internship with Booz & Company … research with the New England University Transportation Center … research in driver vehicle interaction at the MIT AgeLab … Lambda Chi Alpha.

High School: A 2010 graduate of Mandeville High School … Allstate Sugar Bowl Louisiana Student-Athlete of the Year in 2010.