2004: Ian Bracken sat out the 2003 season while recovering from a knee injury, but was near full-speed during spring drills and is expected to add depth to the Bears' defensive line.
2003: Redshirt freshman walk-on did not see any playing time as he spent the year recovering from a knee injury ... Named to both the fall and spring Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll.
2002: Joined the program as a walk-on and sat out his true freshman year as a redshirt.
High School: Waco High School, Waco, Texas ... Earned second-team all-district honors as a defensive tackle for the Lions as a senior in 2001 ... Waco High posted an 8-4 record and finished second in the district during his senior season ... Also earned academic all-district honors as a senior ... National Honor Society member ... Coached by Johnny Tusa at the District 13-5A school.
Personal: The son of Michael Bracken and Karin Knutzen, Ian Patrick Bracken was born Dec. 30, 1983, in Maryville, Ill. ... Father, Michael, is a Baylor graduate ... Recreation and leisure services major plans on a career in athletics, either as a coach or personal trainer.