Gritty senior looks to provide depth at outside linebacker this season for the Bears ... Had a great spring, including a tackle in the Maroon and White Game (4/21/12).
2011: Played in all 11 games and brought down 12 ball carriers ... Posted season-high 4 tackles at Division I champion North Dakota State (10/15/11) ... Notched 3 total tackles at No. 12 Oregon (9/17/11) ... Also had a pair of stops against Illinois State (10/8/11) ... Had 4 tackles and a TFL in the Maroon and White Spring Game (4/16/11).
2010: Was on the Bears' practice squad as a walk-on ... Earned MSU Defensive Scout Team Player of the Week honors for his efforts in preparing the offense for MSU's win over No. 20 Youngstown State (10/2/10).
Saint Vincent College: Played 2 seasons at linebacker for Coach Bob Colbert at NCAA Division III Saint Vincent College in Latrobe, Pa. ... The Bearcats were 1-9 his freshman year in 2008 and 0-10 during his sophomore campaign ... Played in 3 games in 2008, recording 1 tackle.
High School: Started 2 seasons for Coach Chris Haering at Mt. Lebanon (Pa.) High ... Was a standout running back and linebacker, tallying 92 tackles, 62 solo stops and a pair of fumble recoveries his senior year ... Was first-team All-WPIAL his senior campaign in 2007 for the 4-6 Blue Devils ... Squad was 6-4 his junior year.
Personal: Patrick Crawford Fornadel was born 3/8/90 in Pittsburgh, Pa. ... Son of Ed and Joyce Fornadel who now reside in Kansas City ... Brother, Joe, played football at Wofford ... Comes from a football family, including his father who played at West Virginia and uncles who played at Penn State and James Madison.... Majoring in Criminology.