Stepped into the starting lineup as a true freshman and has been a fixture ever since ... his ability to occupy linemen helped linebackers rank first, second and fourth on the team in total tackles in 2013 ... joined the starting lineup in the second game of his freshman season ... his streak of 21 consecutive starts is second only to senior Rich Piekarski's 22.
as a sophomore (2013)
Started all 11 games at defensive tackle ... had 44 tackles (17 solo) including 5.5 tackles for loss ... was credited with 2.5 sacks for -14 yards on the season ... showed a nose for the football with a team-high four fumble recoveries ... pounced on a loose ball in the end zone that gave the Dukes a 14-7 lead in a 27-14 win over West Liberty ... also forced a fumble in the West Liberty game ... covered a fumble at the Robert Morris 10-yard line to set up a Dillon Buechel-to-Gianni Carter TD pass on the next play that gave the Dukes their first lead at 12-7 in a 21-20 win ... had a career-high seven tackles including a pair of tackles for loss with one sack in the win over Wagner ... matched the seven stops at Sacred Heart.
as a freshman (2012)
Played in all 11 games with starts in the last 10 ... was second among down linemen with 39 tackles (17 solo) ... was also second on the team with two forced fumbles ... had a season high six tackles against both CCSU and Robert Morris ... two of the six tackles at CCSU were for losses totaling five yards ... added five stops against Bryant, Albany and Wagner.
Played on both sides of the line for Boardman ... named first team All-Federal League ... also earned a spot on the Associated Press Northeastern Inland All-District Division I Second Team ... was also named to the OHSFCA Academic All-Ohio Team ... high school coach Mark D'Eramo. ... major: supply chain management ... date of birth: 7/23/93.