2006 (Sophomore): Did not play.
2005 (Redshirt Freshman): Earned the confidence of the coaches and played the last six games of the season on special teams ... Got a varsity letter.
2004 (Freshman): Redshirted ... Named Scout Team Player of the Week during the season for his efforts in practice.
High School: Four-year letterman and three-year starter at Holy Cross HS in Covington, Ky. ... Played tight end and defensive tackle ... As a senior, caught 22 passes for approximately 300 yards and five touchdowns ... Broke the school records for catches and yardage by a tight end ... Added 60 tackles and six quarterback sacks on defense ... Won the team's "Workhorse Award" and top defensive lineman award ... Named to the Northern Kentucky all-star team ... Helped lead the team to state playoff appearances as a junior and senior ... Coached by Bruce Kozerski and John Wysong ... Four-year letterman in basketball, playing center ... Named to the Northern Kentucky all-star team and the all-district tournament team ... Helped lead team to a conference championship ... Won a certificate of honor for his high grade-point average.
Personal: Born in Covington, Ky. ... Son of Bill Fischer and Joan Fischer ... Bill was a hammer-thrower for the UKtrack team ... An uncle, Ben Fischer, played basketball at Northern Kentucky ... Major is agricultural economics.