58 - Nico Caponi
Nico Caponi
Height: 6-3
Weight: 278
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Sandusky, Ohio
High School: Sandusky Perkins HS
Position: DL

as a Junior (2012): Starter on the defensive line in the nine games in which he played ... in the lineup for the first six games and last three contests of the season after being sidelined due to injury ... tallied 29 tackles (17 unassisted) ... responsible for two sacks, one versus UMass (Nov. 10) and the other at Toledo (Nov. 20) ... recorded three tackles for a loss ... earned Mid-American Conference Academic Honorable Mention recognition.

as a Sophomore (2011):
Academic All-MAC selection ... saw action in 10 games, starting on the defensive line in each ... starter the first game of the season at Ohio State (Sept. 3) as well as in the final nine contests of the campaign ... was sidelined for week No. 2 and No. 3 due to injury ... led the team with three fumble recoveries for a combined 30 yards (all 30 of those yards came off one recovery against Ohio on Oct. 22) ... those three recoveries ranked tied for the most in the league ... registered 30 tackles (6 solo) ... season-high seven stops (6 assisted) against FIU (Oct. 8) ... assisted on one sack and had two tackles for loss in that FIU contest ... finished the season with 2.5 tackles for loss (9 yards), 1.5 sacks (7 yards) and 1 pass breakup.

as a Freshman (2010): Played in all 12 games, making one start against Western Michigan (Oct. 23) ... recorded 10 total tackles (six solo) ... notched one tackle for loss (3 yards) ... blocked a field goal against Miami (Ohio) (Nov. 17).

at Sandusky Perkins HS: Named Division III first-team All-Ohio ... tabbed 22nd-best prospect in Ohio by Tom Lemming’s MaxPreps.com and CBS College Sports ... rated the ninth-best inside linebacker in Ohio by OhioVarsity.com ... also tabbed 2009 Sandusky Bay Conference Most Outstanding Performer ... tabbed first team Associated Press All-Northwest District and Northwest District Lineman of the Year after making 76 tackles and five sacks along with eight tackles for loss ... selected on the All-Journal Register Team ... as a junior, voted to the AP All-Northwest District second team as a linebacker ... in addition to being a defensive lineman, played linebacker, fullback and tight end.

Personal: Born July 10, 1992 ... son of Amy and Anthony Caponi ... has one sister, Mikaela.