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Nathan Totino
Nathan Totino

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Pittsburgh, Pa.

High School:
Seton-La Salle

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 210

Position:
Linebacker

Birthdate:
10/03/1987



2008 First Team All-NEC
2007 Second Team All-MAAC
2007 MAAC Defensive co-Rookie of the Year

Honors candidate has led the Dukes in tackles in each of the past two seasons ... was DU's second-leading tackler as a freshman ... three-year starter ranks sixth among active NCAA FCS players with a career 9.86 tackles per game average ... his career average of 5.1 solo tackles per game ranks fourth in the FCS ... has 15 career double-digit tackle games ... earned first team All-NEC honors in 2008 despite missing the last game of the season due to a knee injury ... missed a pair of late-season games last season with a knee injury.

as a junior (2009)
Started the first eight games before suffering a knee injury at Saint Francis ... missed the Wagner and Sacred Heart games before coming off the bench in the season finale versus Bryant ... led the team with 73 tackles (34 solo) despite the injury ... forced a team-high two fumbles (vs. Bucknell and at Nicholls State) ... had a season-high 12 tackles (three solo) at Dayton ... finished with 11 tackles (seven solo) versus CCSU and had 10 stops (six solo) versus Bucknell.

as a sophomore (2008)
Started the first nine games before having his season cut short by a knee injury suffered in game nine at Wagner ... led the team with 110 tackles (60 solo) despite missing the last five quarters of the season ... his 110 stops were 38 more than any other DU player and his 12.22 tackles per game average ranked fifth nationally ... his 60 solo tackles were 20 more than the nearest Duke and his 6.67 solo stops per game led the nation ... tied for team high with three fumbles forced (his .33 fumbles forced per game ranked tied for 12th nationally) ... added 3.5 tackles for loss ... had seven double-digit tackle games including a career-high 23 (13 solo) against Albany ... the 23 tackles tied the most by an FCS player in 2008 and were the most by a Duquesne player since the Dukes moved up to the FCS level in 1993 ... was named NEC and ECAC Defensive Player of the Week (Oct. 6) for his effort ... also had 16 tackles in the season opener at Bucknell (10 solo) and matched that total at Central Connecticut State.

as a freshman (2007)
Saw action in all 10 games with nine starts as a true freshman ... his 93 total tackles ranked second on the team, fourth nationally among FCS freshmen and 42nd nationally (9.3/g.) ... led the team with 50 solo stops ... also broke up a pair of passes and recovered a fumble ... had four double-digit tackle games with a high of 14 at Sacred Heart ... added 13 at Iona, 11 versus Robert Morris and 10 at Marist ... was named Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Football League Rookie of the Week a league-high five times (Sept. 24, Oct. 8, Oct. 15, Oct. 29 & Nov. 19) on the way to being named the league's Defensive co-Rookie of the Year.

personal
Major: accounting ... date of birth: 10/3/87.

Defense
Year    G/GS   TT (solo)   Sacks    TFL   Int-Yds   PBU   FF/FR
2007    10/9   93 (50)     0.0-0   1.5-3    0-0      2     0/1
2008     9/9  110 (60)     0.0-0  3.5-13    0-0      1     3/0
2009	 9/8   73 (34)	   0.5-5   1.5-9    0-0	     1	   2/0
Totals	28/26 276 (144)	   0.5-5  6.5-25    0-0	     4	   5/1

Top Tackle Games TT (solo) Opponent Year 23 (13) Albany 2008 16 (9) at CCSU 2008 16 (10) at Bucknell 2008 14 (5) at Robert Morris 2008 14 (8) at Sacred Heart 2007 13 (6) Robert Morris 2009 13 (3) at Iona 2007 12 (3) at Dayton 2009 11 (7) CCSU 2009 11 (5) Sacred Heart 2008 11 (5) Saint Francis 2008 11 (6) Robert Morris 2007 10 (6) Bucknell 2009 10 (6) Dayton 2008 10 (7) at Marist 2007

FCS Active Career Leaders
Total Tackles Per Game Entering 2010 Player, School Tackles G Tpg. Scott Lewis, Saint Francis 386 32 12.1 Adrian McLeod, Western Carolina 237 23 10.3 Alex DiMichele, Robert Morris 226 22 10.3 Matthew Parker, Saint Francis 308 31 9.94 Jeffrey Williams, Gardner-Webb 286 29 9.862 NATHAN TOTINO, DUQUESNE 276 28 9.857

Solo Tackles Per Game Entering 2010 Player, School Solo G Stpg. Bryce Smith, Samford 127 21 6.0 Adrian McLeod, Western Carolina 121 23 5.3 Mark Newbill, Southeastern La. 173 33 5.2 NATHAN TOTINO, DUQUESNE 144 28 5.1 Scott Lewis, Saint Francis 159 32 5.0 Jeffrey Williams, Gardner-Webb 136 29 4.7

2007 Top FCS Freshman Tacklers Player, School Tackles G Tpg. Scott Lewis, Saint Francis 126 10 12.6 Jeffrey Williams, Gardner-Webb 120 11 10.9 Darrius Middlebrooks, Indiana State 92 9 10.2 NATHAN TOTINO, DUQUESNE 93 10 9.3 Eric McBride, Richmond 126 14 9.0

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