FIU junior defensive end Michael Wakefield's fast start has him on target to break some FIU defensive records held by FIU great Antwan Barnes (photo below) and other Panthers. Wakefield currently has 6.5 tackles for loss and 4.5 sacks. At this rate Wakefield would break the FIU single-season sacks record held by Barnes (9.5). Wakefield is on pace for 13.5 sacks.
Barnes holds the single-season tackles for loss record with 22.5. Wakefield is on pace for 19.5 tackles for loss.
Wakefield is on pace to break the FIU single-season record for fumbles forced and fumbles recovered. He has two of each. Jermell Weaver holds the fumbles forced record with four in the 2002 inaugural season. Lionell Singleton holds the fumbles recovered mark with four in 2007.
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