2003: Played in six games to earn his third varsity letter ... Made 18 tackles on the season, seven of which were solos ... Also credited with one tackle for loss (of two yards) and a quarterback hurry ... Had a season-high seven tackles (three solo) at North Texas, and made five stops (one solo) against SMU ... Recorded four multiple-tackle efforts ... Missed six games due to injury ... Named to fall and spring Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll.
2002: Started four games (Kansas State, Texas Tech, Texas and Oklahoma) and played in all 12 contests ... Finished the year with 40 tackles and recorded multiple stops nine times ... Made a career-high eight tackles against both Texas Tech (six solos) and No. 4 Oklahoma ... Recorded six stops against No. 20 Kansas State and five at No. 4 Texas ... Earned second varsity letter ... Spring Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll selection.
2001: Played in eight games, mostly as a reserve linebacker ... Started once, earning the nod at middle linebacker against Iowa State ... Injury kept him out of the Texas, Missouri and Oklahoma State contests ... Had a season-high seven tackles against New Mexico ... Recorded quarterback sacks against Texas A&M and Oklahoma ... Picked up first varsity letter as a redshirt freshman after tallying two or more tackles seven times.
2000: Redshirted as a true freshman.
High School: Reagan High School, Austin, Texas ... Two-year all-district selection ... Credited with 144 tackles, three sacks and two interceptions as a senior ... Named All-Centex ... Earned all-district on both offense and defense as a junior ... A two-time all-district academic choice ... Reached the regional track meet in the shot put ... Honor roll student ... Coached by Andrew Jackson at the District 26-4A school.
Personal: The son of Edward and Nancy Tolbert, Michael Edward Tolbert was born Dec. 22, 1981, in Austin, Texas ... Graduated with a speech communication degree and will play as a graduate student in 2004.
Tackles: 8, twice
Solos: 6 at Texas Tech, Nov. 2, 2002