BIENEMANN'S HIGH SCHOOL CAREER
Coached by Mike Mitchell at St. Francis High...played both tight end and defensive end...also played basketball...during JUNIOR season earned first team all-league honors...made over 60 tackles and two sacks...SENIOR year earned league co-MVP honors on defense...finished with 72 tackles and one sack...on offense, caught 27 passes at tight end for 313 yards and one touchdown...named by Prep Star as the #5 tight end on the West Coast...named by the TNT to the Western One Hundred...first team all-league...all-San Jose Mercury News...first team all-Mid Peninsula....all-metro team...National Football Hall of Fame scholar-athlete honoree...also selected to the Super Prep Far West team.
BIENEMANN'S WSU CAREER
FRESHMAN (2001-02): Delayed enrollment until January, 2002...participated in spring drills.
FRESHMAN (2002-03): V-letter...Games - 11...Starts - 11...all 15 of his receptions have came in the last seven regular season games, including six for 64 yards against Washington...had three for 66 yards at Arizona...only TD came on a 1-yard pass against ASU...enrolled in January, 2002, participated in spring drills and earned the starting spot in fall camp...also handled WSU's deep snaps in punt formation...suffered a pinched neck nerve and did not play against MSU and California...earned the following weekly team awards: Specialist of the Week - Nevada...Most Disciplined Special Teams - Oregon; Cougar Claw - Washington.
SOPHOMORE (2003-04): V-letter...Games - 12...Starts - 12...earned the following weekly team awards: Most Disciplined Offense - Idaho/Stanford/UCLA...earned All-Pac-10 second team honors...named to the Pac-10 academic first team and to the CoSIDA District 8 academic first team...five receptions at Stanford for 51 yards...caught TD passes against Oregon and UCLA...four receptions against Notre Dame and Oregon...was able to handle deep snaps against Oregon State, but because of a sore back did not see much tight end action...missed the USC game the next week because of the back problem, but then returned for the UCLA game...caught at least one pass in all but the OSU and USC games...caught two passes against Texas in WSU's Holiday Bowl win.
JUNIOR (2004-05): V-letter...Games - 11...Starts - 9...Special Teams: FG/PAT kicks...named to the Pac-10 academic first team...selected to the ESPN/CoSIDA academic all-district first team...does double duty as WSU starting tight end and handles deep snaps...had at least three receptions in each of the games first five games when he played the tight end position...suffered a bruised lower left leg against Arizona and was not able to play in the second half...only action against Oregon was late in the game when he came in to handle the last WSU punt...the next week against Stanford caught three passes...had one reception at Oregon State and only handled center snaps against USC as leg injury continued to limit action...returned to regular duty at UCLA and caught one pass, but is still hampered by the injury...made four catches for 38 yards in WSU's win over Washington, including one TD reception.
PERSONAL: Troy Michael Bienemann...born February 19, 1983 in Minneapolis, Minn...parents Thomas and Gail Bienemann...father self employed and mother a nurse practitioner...one sister Cassandra...prep GPA 3.87...high school member of the national and the foreign language honor society...interested in a communications major at WSU.