Rich Piekarski
Rich  Piekarski


Hudson, Ohio

High School:

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 187



Dukes Host Robert Morris Saturday in ESPN3 Senior Day Game

Twenty-four seniors to be honored before the game


DU Football Heads to New York to Take On Wagner Saturday at Noon

Red and Blue look to end two-game skid


@DUQFB to Host #21 Bryant Saturday at Noon

Dukes look to rebound from back-to-back NEC losses


@DUQFB Loses at Saint Francis, 26-16

Ryan Ho and Chris King score for the Dukes


@DUQFB Travels to St. Francis Saturday for 1:00 Kick-off

Red and Blue Look to Win Fifth Straight Versus Red Flash


Sacred Heart 23, Duquesne 20

Sacred Heart 23, Duquesne 20


Duquesne 39, West Liberty 13

Duquesne 39, West Liberty 13


Dayton at Duquesne Football

Dukes 33, Flyers 13


Duquesne 24, CCSU 21

Duquesne 24, CCSU 21


Duquesne 34, Wagner 7

Duquesne 34, Wagner 7

Brings a team-high streak of 22 consecutive starts into the 2014 season ... his 145 career tackles are also a team-best ... has three career interceptions to go along with 14 passes broken up ... made the move from quarterback to safety prior to his sophomore season and emerged as the starter at safety ... a multiple-sport star in high school, he became the first football player since Jeremy Conley (2001-02) to walk on the DU basketball team in 2011-12 ... did not play basketball in 2012-13 or 2013-14 ... is expected to be a leader in the secondary.

as a junior (2013)
Started all 11 games at safety ... finished third on the team and led the secondary with 70 tackles (team-high 38 solo) ... broke up a team-high seven passes ... ended Albany's last two possessions with interceptions to preserve DU's 35-24 opening day win ... posted a team-high 10 tackles (6 solo) in the win at Robert Morris ... tackled RMU's Josh Thiel, who had recovered teammate Ryan Thermil's fumble in the end zone, for a safety that gave DU a 14-7 third quarter lead in an eventual 21-20 win ... added 10 more stops in the season-ending win at Monmouth ... led the team with seven tackles in the win over Saint Francis.

as a sophomore (2012)
Started all 11 games at strong safety ... finished second among defensive backs with 65 tackles (31 solo) ... added 2.5 tackles for loss and broke up six passes ... had his top tackle game with a career-high 11 stops in the season finale at Wagner ... had six or more tackles in seven games ... broke up three passes in the win over Dayton ... had five solo stops (seven total tackles) and broke up a pass in the victory over Saint Francis.

as a freshman (2011)
Played in all 11 games as a member of DU's nickel and dime packages ... also served as the holder for placekicks ... had 10 tackles, one interception and recovered a pair of fumbles ... his pick and 20-yard return with just over two minutes left sealed DU's 28-21 win over Bryant ... his recovery of a fumble at the Bucknell 23 set up a field goal that gave the Dukes a 26-20 third quarter lead in a 27-26 season opening loss to the Bison ... covered a fumble at the Wagner 19 early in the fourth quarter to set up DU's final score in a 37-21 win ... had a season high three tackles at Albany.

as a freshman Duquesne basketball (2011-12)
Walked on the Duquesne basketball team on Nov. 21 - two days after the season finale against Robert Morris ... his first game in uniform was on Nov. 26 vs. Louisiana-Lafayette ... saw his first, and only, action on Dec. 31 against Houston Baptist ... showed his passing skills with two assists and added a rebound in the final minute of a 118-72 win.

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 ... was a standout point guard who averaged nearly 17 points and nine rebounds for the Hudson basketball team ...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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