2007: Anchored the defensive front as a starter in all 13 games ... ranked second among Cincinnati's defensive tackles and 13th on the team in tackles with 38 ... collected four tackles vs. Oregon State ... made two stops, including a sack at San Diego State ... a consistent performer, he notched three tackles in each of the first four BIG EAST games of the year ... charted three tackles, with a sack at Rutgers ... carded three stops vs. Louisville ... made three solo tackles at Pittsburgh ... finished with three tackles and a fumble recovery at USF ... intercepted a batted pass and returned it 16 yards vs. Connecticut to set up an ensuing score that gave UC a 13-0 lead ... tallied a season-high five stops vs. West Virginia ... collected four tackles, including 1.5 sacks at Syracuse ... provided a career-high seven tackles, including a sack in the Papajohns.com Bowl.
2006: Joined the starting lineup for three of the final five contests ... recorded five tackles, three of them solos, vs. USF in his first start ... honored as the Scout Team Defensive Player of the Week at Louisville and then made a pair of stops in the game ... hurried the pass that led to an interception and 84-yard touchdown return in the win over Rutgers ... collected two tackles at West Virginia.
2005: Provided depth to the defensive line ... saw action in four games.
Beaver Local High School: Eastern Ohio District Player of the Year and a second-team all-Ohio selection as a senior, under the coaching of Rich Wright ... earned all-Eastern Ohio District honors in each of his final three seasons ... named area player of the year by the East Liverpool Journal ... amassed 217 career tackles and 26 sacks ... Ohio Division II wrestling champion in 2002 and a runner-up in 2003.
Adam Lee Hoppel: Born May 30, 1985 ... son of Carl and Patty Hoppel ... father was a three-time state wrestling champion ... uncle Jim Hoppel wrestled at Bowling Green and is a member of the Falcons' Athletic Hall of Fame ... cousin Mark Hoppel was an NCAA Division III wrestling national champion at Muskingum.
Academic Major: Marketing.