HIGH SCHOOL: Attends Notre Dame Prep in Pontiac, Mich. • wore No. 77 for the Fighting Irish • as a senior, anchored an offensive line that produced an average of 35 points and 400 yards of offense per game • named to the Detroit News All-Metro Team and the Associated Press All-State Team twice • a three-star recruit by Scout and 247 and a two-star recruit by Rivals and ESPN • Scout ranked him as the No. 2 offensive tackle prospect in Michigan, the No. 46 prospect at his position and as the No. 77 recruit in the Midwest • ESPN listed him as the No. 33 prospect in Michigan, while 247 Sports had him at No. 38 • coached by Pat Fox.
PERSONAL: Born October 12, 1998 • son of Russ and Audra Sassack • has two brothers (Evan and Troy) and one sister (Jenna) • father, Russ, played basketball at Albion College • sister, Jenna, played volleyball at Seton Hill University • brother, Evan, played football at Hillsdale College and brother,Troy, played football at Grand Valley State University.
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Minnesota hosts Illinois at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday at TCF Bank Stadium. The game can be watched on the Big Ten Network and can be heard on KFAN.