2006 All Star West
6’4″ 240 lbs.
High School Coach: John Winkler
High School: Fulton-Middleton
College: Grand Valley State University
Justin has been involved in football since he was a member of the Rocket football program as a third grader. He believes this early exposure to football was extremely valuable and because of this, he assists in Fulton’s youth football camp. Justin was a four -year varsity starter. He was a two-way starter in his sophomore year. As a sophomore, Justin had 103 tackles, 3 sacks and 3 fumble recoveries. During his junior year, he totaled 141 tackles, 12 sacks and 4 fumble recoveries. Justin served as a team captain his senior year and led his team to the CMAC championship, District Championship and Regional Championship. Justin was nominated by his teammates as the overall player of the year with 168 tackles, 25 sacks, and 4 fumble recoveries. He led the Fulton Pirates to three consecutive, undefeated CMAC championships along with making the playoffs all four years.
Justin has been very involved year-round in sports at Fulton. He was a three-year starter in basketball and a four-year participant in track, excelling in the disc and shot put.
Justin thanked his family, “for all of their support, being there for me, always believing in me and critiquing my game.” He thanked Coach Sheahan, “for his extra effort during the off-season and always pushing me to excel and to climb ‘that hill.’”
ALL C.M.A.C. 1st Team Offensive Line and Defensive Line, 2005
C.M.A.C. Defensive Player of the Year, 2005
All State 1st Team Class D, Detroit Free Press and Detroit News , AP, 2005
Defensive Player of the Year, Lansing State Journal and Morning Sun, 2005
All Area Dream Team, Lansing State Journal and Morning Sun, 2005
All State Class D Player of the Year, AP, 2005