5  Dan Bertzos
Dan Bertzos

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Plantsville, CT

High School:
Southington

Height / Weight:
5-9 / 180

Position:
Free Safety

Birthdate:
12/16/1979


2002: Had seven tackles in season opener against St. John's (9/14) . . . posted 11 tackles in win over Albany (9/28) . . . Recorded six tackles including one for a loss in helping the Seawolves in their win over St. Francis (10/5) . . . Posted six tackles in the road win over Siena (10/26). . . Recorded three tackles, including two solo for the win against Central Connecticut (11/2). . . Posted five tackles in the final game of the year a big win over Canisius at home (11/16)

2001:Notched six tackles in his first action since the first game of 2000 versus St. John's (9/21) . . . totaled 11 tackles, eight of the solo variety, in loss at Albany (9/29) . . . turned in an outstanding performance with a career-high 14 tackles, an interception, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery versus Jacksonville (10/27) . . . recorded nine tackles versus CCSU (11/10) . . . led team with 12 tackles, one for a loss, in win over St. Francis (11/17)

2000: Injured ankle in first half of season opener against Southern Connecticut (9/11) . . . missed the rest of the season.

1999: Started all 10 games, running his streak to 20 consecutive starts since arriving on campus . . . after two seasons, he is on pace to set new all-time school records in total tackles and unassisted tackles . . . led team in tackles with 76 - 38 solo, 38 assisted . . . recorded at least four tackles in every game . . . averaged 7.6 tackles per game . . . led team in solo stops with 38 . . . hit opponents with eight tackles for a loss (-28 yards) . . . recorded three sacks, two of which came against St. John?s (11/26) and the other at Sacred Heart (10/9). In the game against the Pioneers, Bertzos tallied a career-high seven solo stops and one assisted takedown . . broke up two passes and had one interception versus St. Francis (11/13) . . . recorded double-digit tackles on two occasions - team-leading 11 at C.W. Post (10/23) and 10 at San Diego (11/6) . . . recovered a blocked punt in the end zone versus C.W. Post for his first career touchdown . . . had team-leading nine tackles in St. Francis win (11/13) . . . recorded eight tackles against Monmouth (9/25) and St. John?s (11/26).

1998: Started all 10 games at outside linebacker in first season with the Seawolves . . . finished third on the team in tackles (74), including 34 solos stops - fourth-best on the team . . . intercepted one pass and knocked two down . . . recorded team-high 10 tackles in first career game at Southern Connecticut (9/11) . . . made nine stops and one quarterback sack at Assumption (10/3) . . . recorded eight tackles at Bentley (10/10) . . . registered nine tackles against Albany (10/17) . . . made six tackles and intercepted a pass in Merrimack win (10/24) . . . racked up nine more tackles versus Wagner (10/31) and eight takedowns, two for a loss, against Post (11/14).

High School: Played at Southington High School . . . selected defensive MVP after senior season where he led the team in tackles . . . earned All-Conference honors . . . also lettered in track.

Paw Prints: Dan P. Bertzos . . . born Dec. 16, 1979 . . . son of Nancy and Mike Bertzos . . . brother of Nicole and Jason.


The File on Bertzos
Year   UT   AT   Tot   TFL   Sacks   FR   Int   Br
1998   34   40    74    5      1      0    1     2
1999   38   38    76    8      3      1    1     2
2000   Medical Redshirt
2001   38   43    81    4      0      1    1     0             
Total  110 121    231   17     4      2    3     4