44  Tyler Santucci
Tyler Santucci

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
New Kensington, Pa.

High School:
Valley

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 235

Position:
LB

Major:
Sociology


2009: Second-team All-American by Associated Press ... honored by ECAC as a FCS All-Star ... first-team all-Big South ... Big South Defensive Player of the Year ... Totaled 93 tackles and 14 tackles for a loss ... season-high 13 tackles at UMass (9/26) ... 12 tackles vs. Brown (9/19) and at Gardner-Webb (10/31) ... recorded a sack at North Dakota (10/10), vs. Coastal Carolina (10/24) and vs. Liberty (11/21) ... intercepted a pass at Charleston Southern (11/14) ... had two pass breakups ... tied school record with 145 solo tackles ... 284 career tackles is fourth all-time at Stony Brook.

2008: Started every game for Stony Brook at linebacker ... second team All-Big South ... led Stony Brook in tackles (career-high 79) and passes broken up (5) ... tied for seventh in the Big South in tackles ... second on the team in tackles for loss (7.0) ... four games in double figures in tackles ... at least one tackle in every game ... nine stops and two passes broken up in the season-opener vs. Colgate (8/30) ... 11 tackles and one interception against nationally ranked Elon (9/6) ... 10 tackles at Maine (9/13) ... was in on three tackles for a total of eight yards of losses against the Black Bears ... five solo tackles at Brown (9/20) ... 10 stops at Liberty (10/11) ... broke up a pass in three straight games starting vs. Charleston Southern (10/18) ... season-high 12 tackles, seven solo, in the win at Coastal Carolina (10/25) ... six solo tackles vs. Gardner-Webb (11/1) ... eight stops in the win over VMI (11/15).

2007: Played in 10 games, starting eight at middle linebacker ... fifth on the team with 56 tackles ... second on the team in tackles for loss (5.5) and interceptions (2) ... three games in double figures in tackles ... five stops in the season-opener vs. Georgetown (9/1) ... picked off his first pass vs. Monmouth (9/21), returning it 27 yards ... 11 tackles, including a sack, at Albany (10/6) ... 10 stops vs. Maine (10/20) ... six tackles, an interception and a safety vs. Bryant (10/27) ... career-high 13 tackles at Elon (11/17).

2006: Played in all 11 games as a true freshman ... finished fourth on the squad with 56 tackles ... tied for second on the team with four tackles for loss ... four tackles and a pair of passes broken up at Georgetown (9/9) ... nine stops, including a pair for a loss, at New Hampshire (9/16) ... only interception of the year came at Monmouth (9/30) ... six tackles at Wagner (11/4) ... matched his season-high with nine tackles at Central Connecticut St. (11/11).

High School: A 2006 graduate of Valley High School ... played linebacker and running back for the Vikings ... 136 tackles and three interceptions as a senior ... Alleghany Conference Defensive Player of the Year ... three-time first team all-conference ... Valley News Dispatch Defensive Player of the Year ... also played basketball.

Personal: Born Tyler Santucci on May 29, 1988 in New Kensington, Pennsylvania ... son of Ron and Shannon Varhola ... one brother ... majoring in sociology.