20  Rich Vitale
Rich Vitale

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Higganum, Conn.

High School:
New London

Height / Weight:
5-8 / 180

Position:
LB

Birthdate:
08/22/1989

Major:
Multidisciplinary Studies


11/02/2012

No. 9 Stony Brook hosts VMI Saturday

Seawolves looking for seven straight victory

08/07/2012

Get to know CAA Football

Facts and figures on Stony Brook Football's new home in 2013.

08/07/2012

Stony Brook to join CAA Football in 2013

A new era of Stony Brook Football in the premier FCS conference to begin in 2013.

02/01/2012

Stony Brook announces 2012 football recruiting class

Class is made up of student-athletes from six states

CAREER HIGHS
Tackles:
5, at UTEP (9/3/11)
Solos:
4, at UTEP (9/3/11)
Asst:
4, vs. Charleston Southern (10/6/12)
TFLs: 2.0, vs. Lafayette (9/24/11)
Sacks: never
Int.: never
FR: 1, at South Florida (9/4/10); vs. VMI (10/9/10)
PBUs: 1, vs. Lafayette (9/24/11); vs. Presbyterian (10/8/11); vs. Pace (9/8/12)

2012: Played in all 13 games ... made 10 tackles, including 2.0 for loss ... made two tackles, including one for loss, vs. VMI (11/3) ... had two tackles vs. Gardner-Webb (10/20) ... made four tackles vs. Charleston Southern (10/6) ... made a tackle vs. Colgate (9/22) ... a tackle and a pass breakup vs. Pace (9/8) ... saw action vs. Central Connecticut (9/1).

2011: Played in all 13 games ... made 25 tackles, including 3.0 for loss ... two pass breakups ... two special teams tackles vs. Albany (11/26) ... had a tackle at Gardner-Webb (11/12) ... recorded three tackles at Charleston Southern (11/5) ... made two tackles vs. Coastal Carolina (10/29) ... recorded two tackles at VMI (10/22) ... made four tackles, including one for a loss, vs. St. Anselm (10/15) ... recorded two tackles and a pass breakup vs. Presbyterian (10/8) ... made four tackles, including two for a loss, and a pass breakup vs. Lafayette (9/24) ... made five tackles at UTEP (9/3).

2010: Played in 10 games ... Seawolves' Ray Downey Special Teams MVP ... made six tackles and recovered two fumbles ... one tackle vs. Gardner-Webb (11/13) ... made three tackles at Presbyterian (11/6) ... had a tackle at Coastal Carolina (10/23) ... recovered a fumble in the end zone for a touchdown against VMI (10/9) ... made one tackle at Brown (9/18) ... had a fumble recovery on special teams against South Florida (9/4).

2009: Saw action in all 11 games on special teams ... a tackle each vs. Liberty (11/21), at North Dakota (10/10) and vs. Presbyterian (10/3) ... made two tackles vs. Brown (9/19).

High School: A 2009 graduate of the Science & Technology Magnet School of New London High School ... four-year starter for the Whalers ... New London Day and Norwich Bulletin Player of the Year ... New Haven Register all-state team on defense ... Class SS all-state on offense ... totaled 149 tackles, nine sacks and five interceptions as a linebacker ... rushed for 2,024 yards and 24 touchdowns on offense ... MVP of the state championship game, gaining 304 yards and making 14 stops as New London claimed the state crown ... all-area pick ... New Haven Register all-state team on defense as a junior ... 130 tackles and five sacks that season ... Class S all-state team and all-area.

Personal: Richard Alen Vitale ... born August 22, 1989 in Meriden, Connecticut ... son of Rich and Karen Vitale ... brother of Britain and Nicolas.

Vitale's Statistics
Year GP/GS UA A Totals TFL Sacks Int. PB FR FF
2012 13/0 3 7 10 2.0-3 - - 1 0 0
2011 13/0 18 7 25 3.0-7 - - 2 0 0
2010 10/0 6 0 6 - - - 0 2-0 0
2009 11/0 4 1 5 - - - 0 0 0
Totals 47/0 31 15 46 5.0-10 - - 3 2-0 0