Stryker Sulak is a defensive end for the Green Bay Packers. Sulak was selected in the sixth round of the 2009 NFL Draft by the Oakland Raiders, but was released before training camp. Sulak played four seasons at Missouri, where he was a two-time All-Big 12 selection. Sulak is 6-feet, 5-inches tall and weighs 250 pounds.
At Rockdale High School in Rockdale, TX, Sulak was a first team all-state selection in 2003. He finished his senior season with a team-high 83 tackles and also had an interception return for a touchdown. He chose Missouri over Houston, Arkansas, Iowa and Texas A&M.
Sulak redshirted the 2004 season and moved into the starting lineup late in 2005. He made an impact on his first play from scrimmage, against Iowa State, sacking quarterback Bret Myers. Sulak finished his redshirt freshman season with 38 total tackles (6.5 for loss) and 4.0 sacks. His three forced fumbles ranked second on the team.
As a sophomore, Sulak started four times in 12 games, finishing with 51 total tackles (5.0 for loss) and 2.0 sacks. Late in the season, Sulak replaced the injured Brian Smith in the lineup, helping Missouri reach the Sun Bowl. In the bowl game, Sulak had five total tackles, including a sack, and recovered a fumble.
Sulak was a regular starter for the first time in 2007, recording 60 total tackles, including a team-high 11 for loss. He also led the Tigers with four forced fumbles, earning second team All-Big 12 honors from the league's coaches and the AP. Against the high-powered Texas Tech offense, Sulak tipped a Graham Harrell pass and intercepted it, returning it for his first career touchdown.
Sulak submitted his name for consideration by the NFL Draft Advisory Committee after the 2007 season, but chose to return to Missouri for 2008. He had surgery prior to the 2008 season, cleaning up a knee injury he suffered in the Cotton Bowl. As a senior, he earned All-Big 12 honors for the second consecutive year, leading the Tigers with 10.5 sacks. Among Big 12 players, only Brandon Williams and Brian Orakpo had more sacks in 2008. Following the 2008 season, Sulak was invited to participate in the 2009 East-West Shrine Game. He had three total tackles (0.5 for loss) for the winning East squad.
Sulak was selected in the sixth round (199th overall) of the 2009 NFL Draft by the Oakland Raiders. On July 13, Sulak was released by the Raiders, two weeks prior to the start of training camp.
On August 13, Sulak signed with the Green Bay Packers. He was cut by the team on Aug. 31, 2009.
Gary Pinkel has always emphasized Texas in his recruiting, as 28 current Tigers hail from the Lone Star State, including six starters and plenty of key reserves. The starters are Chase Daniel (Southlake), WR Jared Perry, LB Sean Weatherspoon and three of the four D-linemen: tackle Ziggy Hood (Amarillo) and ends Tommy Chavis (Orange) and Stryker Sulak (Rockdale).
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