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15  Ben Durbin
Ben Durbin


Gilbert, Iowa

High School:

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 272

Defensive Tackle


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UW This Season: Ben Durbin proved to be a valuable contributor on the defensive line in 2010 after making the move from linebacker prior to the start of the `10 season. In 2011, he'll once again help solidify the defensive front, rotating with returning starter Patrick Mertens at right defensive tackle.

2010: With UW's move from a 3-4 defense to a 4-3, Durbin moved from linebacker to defensive tackle and established himself as a key member of the D-line. He played in all 12 games during the season and made 16 tackles, including seven solo stops. He also was credited with 2.0 sacks for 12 yards. Durbin's top performance was a five-tackle effort against Air Force, while he recorded his sacks against Southern Utah and Utah.

2009: As a redshirt freshman, Durbin was a backup inside linebacker but did not see any game action.

2008: Redshirted.

High School: Durbin was one of the top linebackers in the state of Iowa in 2007. He brought a very impressive resume to the University of Wyoming football program. He was named First Team All-District three times, First Team All-State twice and was also selected as a District MVP. He was ranked as the best linebacker and the ninth best overall prospect out of the state of Iowa by He was also the 81st-ranked inside linebacker in the nation by Scouts, Inc. His senior season, he recorded 143 tackles, 18 tackles for loss, six sacks and two blocked kicks. As a junior, he recorded 107 tackles, 17 of which were for a loss. He also had seven sacks, intercepted one pass and blocked one punt as a junior. Besides playing linebacker on defense, he contributed to the offense as a running back, tight end and offensive lineman. Durbin not only excelled at football, he was a four-sport standout at Gilbert High School in Gilbert, Iowa. He ran the 400 and 800-meters in track, was an All-District soccer goalie and was a two-time state qualifying wrestler. As a junior, he compiled a 35-3 record in the 205-pound weight class. Durbin was also recruited by Iowa, Iowa State and Kansas State. Durbin played for head coach Scott Auderer at Gilbert High School.

Personal: Born Aug. 15, 1989, he is the youngest of two sons of Jinjer and Gregg Durbin. His father wrestled at the University of Iowa in 1982-83, and his older brother, Jake, wrestled at the University of Dubuque. Durbin is majoring in psychology.

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