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Rich Piekarski
Rich Piekarski

Class:
Freshman

Hometown:
Hudson, Ohio

High School:
Hudson

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 200

Position:
G

Birthdate:
06/06/1991



02/23/2012

DU Men at George Washington Saturday at 2:00 p.m.

Dukes and Colonials battling for A-10 post-season positioning

02/20/2012

DU Men Host Dayton on Wednesday at 7:00 p.m.

Game to be televised regionally by CBS Sports Network

Back-up safety for the DU football team, began practicing with the basketball team on Nov. 21 - two days after the season finale against Robert Morris ... was an outstanding quarterback/point guard at Hudson High School.

Duquesne Football
Redshirted at quarterback in 2010 prior to making the move to safety in the spring of 2011 ... played in all 11 games for DU's 9-2 NEC co-Championship team (7-1 in league play) ... was part of a secondary that led the nation's Football Championship Subdivision in pass defense ... had 10 tackles, one interception and recovered a pair of fumbles as a member of DU's nickel and dime defensive package ... also served as the holder for placekicks.

High School
Hudson High School in Hudson, Ohio (head basketball coach Jeff Brink) ... was a standout guard who averaged nearly 17 points and nine rebounds for the Hudson basketball team ... had 33 points in a win over Cuyahoga Falls ... scored 25 of Hudson's 30 second-half points in a 68-59 win over Stow ... was named honorable mention Division I All-Ohio ... played in the Greater Akron Basketball Coaches Association All-Star Game ... was a third team all-state and first team all-district quarterback ... finished his career as Hudson's all-time leader in passing yards (2,094) and total offense (3,377) ... led the team with 877 yards rushing and 16 rushing TDs as a senior ... completed 88-of-146 passes for 1,162 yards and seven more scores on his way to being named team MVP for the 8-2 Explorers ... lettered three years in football and four in basketball.

Personal
Life-long Pittsburgh Steelers fan chose Duquesne over Robert Morris, Dayton, Ashland University and Holy Cross ... his uncle, Bill played basketball for the Dukes from 1974-77 ... another uncle, Dave, played for Duquesne's freshman team ... a third uncle, Gene, also graduated from DU ... major: management ... date of birth: 6/6/91.

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