2010 (Junior) - Played in the first six games of the season as a backup defensive lineman and on special teams ... missed the last seven games due to injury ... had two total tackles ... had one tackle each vs. Northwestern State and Colorado State.
2009 (Sophomore) - Played in 13 games, mostly on special teams, but was not credited with any statistics.
2008 (Freshman) - Played on the junior varsity.
High School - Lettered three years in football and basketball ... football coach was Ricky Turner ... was a member of the National Honor Society.
Personal - Son of Gary and Jeanne Kopacka ... siblings include Taylor and Ryann ... his father is a graduate of the Air Force Academy and currently is a pilot for Delta Airlines ... member of cadet squadron 11 ... majoring in civil engineering ... spent this past summer working the command center and also took a course in astronautical engineering ... is the element leader in his squadron ... favorite class is architectural design ... person in history he would like to meet is John D. Rockefeller ... something not many people know about him is that he plays the piano ... credits his high school freshman coach Kevin Mann as having the greatest influence on his sports career because "even though he passed away from cancer shortly after, the passion he brought and the way he coached had an everlasting affect on me" ... hobbies are anything in the outdoors ... favorite athlete is Detroit Pistons' forward Ben Wallace ... would like to go to graduate school after graduation ... future plans are to work as a civil engineer in the Air Force and then own his own construction company.