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Sam Martello
Sam  Martello


Westlake, Ohio

High School:
St. Edward

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 217



@DUQFB Picked to Finish Second in NEC Standings

For the second straight year, five Dukes named Pre-Season All-Conference


Sam Martello Named to FCS Athletics Directors Academic All-Star Team

Junior linebacker one of three NEC players to make the 50-man team


Sam Martello and Luis Quintana Named Academic All-District

Second straight year this duo was honored


Seven Dukes Named All-Northeast Conference

Nathan Stone tabbed Defensive Rookie of the Year


Austin Crimmins and Sam Martello Receive NEC Player of the Week Honors

Crimmins claims special teams award, Martello garners defensive laurel


Duquesne 22, Robert Morris 0

Duquesne 22, Robert Morris 0


Bryant 20, Duquesne 17

Bryant 20, Duquesne 17


Sacred Heart 23, Duquesne 20

Sacred Heart 23, Duquesne 20


Dayton at Duquesne Football

Dukes 33, Flyers 13


Duquesne 24, CCSU 21

Duquesne 24, CCSU 21

2013 Capital One Academic All-District 2

Has played in 22 of a possible 22 games in his first two seasons ... brings a streak of 13 consecutive starts into 2014.

as a sophomore (2013)
Started all 11 games at linebacker ... finished fourth on the team with 65 tackles (35 solo) ... tied for the team lead with two fumbles forced ... also had 3.5 tackles for losses totaling 14 yards ... broke up four passes ... had a season-high nine tackles at Sacred Heart ... added eight each vs. Wagner and CCSU ... teamed with Aaron Reed to tackle Albany's Kevin Chillis for a 13-yard loss and safety on the first play from scrimmage in the season opener ... in the third quarter, he fored a fumble on a sack that was followed by a 29-yard Dillon Buechel-to-Gianni Carter TD that gave the Dukes a 29-10 lead ... had six stops in the win over Saint Francis ... his first quarter interception - the first pick of his career - set up DU's first score against the Red Flash

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.

came to the Dukes from St. Edward, known as 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.