** 2013 Ball State's Gene Booker Academic Award **
** 2010 Ball State's Bill Meitzler Scout Team
Co-Defensive Player of the Year **
2013 (Sr.): Played in 13 games, including the GoDaddy Bowl . . . career high four tackles at Eastern Michigan . . . three tackles vs. Army . . . three tackles vs. Army, vs. Toledo and vs. Miami University.
2012 (Jr.): Played in all 13 games, including the Beef 'O' Brady's Bowl St. Petersburg . . . made first career start vs. Northern Illinois . . . season high three tackles vs. Northern Illinois. . . two tackles at Indiana and at Central Michigan . . . earned second letter.
2011 (So.): Did not see action . . . earned first letter.
2010 (Fr.): Played vs. Western Michigan.
2009: Joined the Ball State football team as a walk on prior to the 2010 season . . . did not compete during the 2009 campaign.
HIGH SCHOOL: Earned three letters for Coach Brian Leair at Cedarburg . . . helped the Bulldogs to an 8-3 record as a senior, the winningest team in Cedarburg school history, and a 23-10 mark in his career . . . helped team to tie for second in the North Shore Conference with a 6-2 mark as a senior . . . all-conference second team as a linebacker as a junior and senior . . . received honorable mention on the all-conference team as a senior wide receiver and punter . . . Cedarburg's team captain as a senior . . . also lettered in basketball and golf for the Bulldogs . . . captain of the basketball team as a senior and received the golf team's Spirit of the Game Award for sportsmanship as a senior.
PERSONAL: Son of Joe and Lisa Fazio . . . two sisters . . . owns a 3.769 cumulative grade-point average on Ball State's 4.0 scale . . . managed a 3.600 grade-point average last fall . . . born Nov. 9, 1990, in Wausau, Wis. . . . full name is Joseph Michael Fazio.
Tackles: 4, at Eastern Michigan, 9/21/2013 (2-2)