|High School:||Lakewood HS|
PERSONAL — Born John Hawkins Bacon on July 30, 1985 in Denver, Colo. Parents: Richard and Beth Bacon. Family: One brother. High School (Coach): Lakewood (Mark Robinson) 2004. Major: Pre-Business Administration/Economics. Redshirt: 2004.
2008 — Recovered from 2007 knee surgery to start the first six games his senior season ... Completed the season fourth in tackles among linebackers in 10 games, including a season-high four stops vs. Boise State and USC (3 unassisted) ... Contributed his lone quarterback sack against Utah State in addition to tallying tackles for loss at Washington State and vs. the Trojans ... A strong competitor who’s 435-lb. squat was unsurpassed by players at his position in 2007.
2007 — Started the first nine games at middle linebacker before suffering a season-ending knee injury in Oregon’s win over Arizona State ... His season highlights included five solo tackles at Michigan, an interception and 49-yard return vs. Washington State and five total tackles, including one for loss, vs. USC ... Notched his career-high in tackles with seven before going down against the Sun Devils.
2006 — Worked his way into the lineup in a reserve role in 10 games, finishing the year with his first two tackles as a collegian (both vs. Portland State) ... Took part in 14 snaps against the Vikings as well as 10 plays at Oregon State.
2005 — Encountered first collegiate action in first two games of the season vs. Houston and Montana, stepping onto the field for eight plays each ... Completed freshman year making four appearances.
2004 — Made the most of his time during redshirt season, drawing weekly defensive scout team honors for aiding preparations in victories against Idaho and Washington State and earning scout team special teams mention prior to the Arizona and California contests.
HIGH SCHOOL — The all-Colorado honoree (Denver Post) and second-team 4A all-state choice (Rocky Mountain News) led the Tigers with 103 tackles (65 unassisted) his senior year ... Included was a single-game personal high 14 stops in a 37-17 victory over Littleton as he accumulated double digits in tackles in six of his last seven outings, including 12 takedowns in each of his final two prep appearances ... The first-team all-Mountain Plains Conference selection tallied two interceptions and one quarterback sack for a team which completed 2003 with a 6-4 slate.