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Sam Martello
Sam Martello

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Westlake, Ohio

High School:
St. Edward

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 209

Position:
LB



Saw considerable playing time as a true freshman linebacker ... also played on special teams.

as a freshman (2012)
Played in all 11 games with starts in the last two for injured outside linebacker Dorian Bell ... finished with 33 tackles (16 solo) ... had a season-high nine stops in the season finale at Wagner ... posted three solo tackles including a pair of tackles for loss and added a quarterback hurry and pass break up in his week 10 start versus Albany ... had seven tackles (3 solo) in his first career game - the season opener at Old Dominion.

personal
Came to the Dukes from one of the most respected programs in Ohio ... had 107 tackles including nine tackles for loss and five sacks and recovered a pair of fumbles as a senior for an 8-4 team that advanced to the second round of the playoffs ... was the leading tackler with 121 stops for St. Edward's 15-0 Ohio Division 1 State Championship team in 2010 ... added 10 tackles and three sacks for a 2010 Eagles team that finished the season ranked among the nation's Top 5 teams by a number of media outlets ... served as a team captain as a senior ... considered Toledo, Ohio, Columbia, Dartmouth and William & Mary in addition to Duquesne ... high school coach Rick Finotti ... major: accounting ... date of birth: 1/18/94.

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