UTAH: Two-year starter at right tackle ... lettered three years.
2008-Started in all 13 games at right tackle ... in 12 games (no bowl stats were kept) had a team-best 28 cuts ... also had 11 pancake blocks and 27 knockdowns ... five cuts against Michigan and four against Air Force ... six knockdowns against BYU ... held All-American Jerry Hughes of TCU (who entered the game as the nation's sack and tackle for loss leader), to a half sack ... Academic all-MWC.
2007-Started all 13 games at right tackle ... took part in 808 plays, an average of 67.3 per game, during the regular season (bowl stats were not kept) ... totaled eight pancake blocks, 20 knockdowns and 26 cuts ... had the line's highest grade against UNLV (87%) and Wyoming (89%) ... Academic all-MWC.
2006-Played in nine games, mostly for special teams ... participated in 20 offensive plays as a backup tackle.
PRIOR TO UTAH: Second-team all-Mission Conference in 2004 while playing for Golden West JC ... one of his junior college coaches was former Ute player and assistant coach Alex Gerke ... first-team all-Empire League in 2003 as a senior at John F. Kennedy High (California) ... earned three letters in football and two in basketball.
PERSONAL: Son of Mitch Hensel and Linda Fleming ... youngest of four children ... sister Kristy played softball at San Diego State and sister Traci played softball at Long Beach State ... history major ... full name is Dustin Jon Hensel ... born Nov. 22, 1985.