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Josh Antinopoulos
Josh Antinopoulos

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Monaca, Pa.

High School:
Monaca

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 265

Position:
Defensive Lineman

Birthdate:
06/26/1983



2004 Sports Network Mid-Major All-American
2004 Don Hansen First Team All-American
2004 First Team All-MAAC
2003 Sports Network Mid-Major All-American
2003 Don Hansen First Team All-American
2003 Second Team All-MAAC

Two-time All-American who was named as the seventh-best returning defensive lineman in all of I-AA by the Sports Network in its preseason positional rankings ... was the only Mid-Major player named to the 75-man I-AA.org Preseason All-America Team ... also one of 28 players named to the Sports Network 2005 I-AA Mid-Major Preseason All-America team ... enters his senior season tied for second on the team (with offensive lineman Josh Martin) for most consecutive starts with 21 ... ranks sixth on Duquesne's all-time sacks list with 15.0

As a Junior (2004)

Picked up where he left off as a sophomore by being named All-American by both the Sports Network and Don Hansen for a second consecutive season ... was also a First Team All-MAAC selection ... finished the year with 63 tackles including 13 tackles for loss (-46) and 7.5 sacks (-39) as the starter at defensive tackle for all 10 games ... his sacks per game average of .75 tied for 18th nationally ... showed his athleticism by breaking up three passes and blocking a kick ... tied his career high with 12 tackles - including a career-best 4.0 sacks - in a 7-3 win over Marist ... two of his sacks came on third and fourth down on what turned out to be Marist's final possession ... recorded eight tackles and blocked a fourth-quarter extra point that was returned for a two-point conversion in a tough 41-34 loss at Fordham ... had nine tackles, including four tackles for loss, vs. Iona

As a Sophomore (2003)

2003 Sports Network and Don Hansen Mid-Major All-American ... joined teammate Harry Carter as one of just two sophomores on the 13-man 2003 Sports Network Mid-Major All-American defense ... started all 11 games ... finished fourth on the team with 72 total tackles (29 solo) ... was second on the team with 17 tackles for loss (-38) and 5.0 sacks (-25) ... broke up a pair of passes and also blocked one kick ... topped 10 tackles in a game three times ... posted a career-high 12 tackles including four tackles for loss vs. Iona ... had 11 tackles (9 solo) in the season opener at Bucknell ... added 11 tackles, four TFLs and 2.0 sacks in the ECAC Classic win over Monmouth

As a Freshman (2002)

Played in all 12 games as a back-up on the defensive line ... finished the year with 14 total tackles (9 solo) ... added 2.5 sacks (-20) and four tackles for loss (-23) ... had one of the Dukes nine sacks in a 46-0 win at La Salle ... posted a season-high four solo tackles in the ECAC Classic at Albany ... also had three tackles in the season-opener vs. Bucknell

Personal

Is a two-time member of the MAAC All-Academic Team (2002 & 2004) ... Josh's brother, Jim, played middle linebacker for the Dukes from 1998-01 ... major: computer science ... date of birth: 6/26/83.

ANTINOPOULOS' CAREER STATISTICS

DEFENSE

Year G/GS TT (solo) Sacks TFL INT-Yds. PBU FF/FR
2002 12/0 14 (9) 2.5-20 4-23 0-0 0 0/0
2003 11/11 72 (29) 5.0-25 17-38 0-0 2 0/0
2004 10/10 63 (29) 7.5-39 13-46 0-0 3 1/0
Totals 33/21 149 (67) 15.0-84 34-107 0-0 5 1/0

ANTINOPOULOS' TOP TACKLE GAMES

TT (solo) Opponent Year
12 (5) Marist 2004
12 (2) at Iona 2003
11 (4) Monmouth (ECAC Classic) 2003
11 (9) at Bucknell 2003

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