2006: Led the defense much of the season in tackles...ended the year second with 70 tackles...earned the team's Defensive MVP honors...his most productive season saw him champion the cause on defense with the 70 tackles, 3.5 for a loss of 11...he recorded two interceptions one for a team leading 89-yard return yards...changed the momentum of the North Texas game with an INT and score just before the half to take the lead in a game they won in the last seconds...surprisingly, he also became the team's primary kick returner...on the season, tallied 16 returns for 345 yards with an average of 21.6 yards per return, which lists him no. 62 nationally and no. 7 among the Sun Belt...set an FAU record in returns for a single season and is third all-time in number of returns and yards returned...two INTs were part of a team record-setting 18 interceptions...awarded the game ball once for defense, once for special teams and once as the "Bone Award" recipient...represented the team as a game-day captain twice.
2005: Secured a starting safety spot...led the team in tackles twice, versus Kansas and Middle Tennessee...was among the top two game tacklers four times...career-high performance was against Middle
Tennessee with three solos and 12 assists for a total of 15 tackles...also had two for a loss of five yards in the same game...served as the defensive captain against Arkansas State...second most single-game tackles came against Oklahoma State...recorded his first interception, which was returned for 39 yards, against Monroe, and recovered two fumbles, Oklahoma State and Minnesota.
2004: Made the spring team and was invited to join the team in the fall...made the traveling squad for the Florida A&M game, a game he recorded two tackles...continued that pace the following two games, recording three against Illinois State and four against Edward Waters...ended the year with 14 tackles.
High School: Played for Coach Guandolo at Chaminade-Madonna...awarded three varsity letters in football...named second-team All-County...two-year letterman in track and field.
Personal: Interdisciplinary studies major...son of Jack and Manuela Bartels...born July 27, 1985, in Hollywood, FL.