|Hometown:||Cedar Rapids, Iowa|
2009: Earned a varsity letter ... appeared in nine games ... made 15 tackles (seven solo) ... made a season-high five tackles against Northwestern on Sept. 12.
2008: Earned a varsity letter ... appeared in four games ... made five tackles (two solo).
High School: A 2008 graduate of Prairie High School ... coached by Craig Jelinek ... named second team All-State by the Des Moines Register and Iowa Newspaper Association as a senior ... also earned first team All-Conference, All-Metro and Academic All-Conference during senior campaign ... a member of the National Honor Society.
Personal: Born June 12, 1989 ... son of Bill and Donna Jo Elsner ... majoring in biology.