44 - Nick Rossi
Nick Rossi
Height: 6-0
Weight: 230
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Moosic, Pa.
High School: Riverside HS
Position: LB

as a Sophomore (2012): Switched from fullback to linebacker during the offseason ... closed out the season with 10 tackles (four unassisted) ... season-high three stops (one unassisted) in the season opener versus UCF (Aug. 30) ... had one tackle apiece in seven other games ... recovered one fumble and returned it 29 yards for a touchdown in a 66-6 win over Morgan State (Sept. 15) ... also played on special teams ... was given the team's sophomore class Academic Award and earn Academic Honorable Mention recognition by the Mid-American Conference.

as a Freshman (2011): Played in all 12 games, starting four ... rushed the ball eight times for 15 yards, and had three catches for 27 yards ... all three of those receptions came against Temple (Sept. 10) and included a season-long grab of 14 yards ... had a rushing high of six yards on four carries at Miami (Ohio) (Nov. 3) ... responsible for nine tackles when playing special teams ... season-best three tackles at Eastern Michigan (Oct. 1) ... forced and recovered a fumble in the season finale at Western Michigan (Nov. 25).

at Riverside HS: Helped lead team to the PIAA Class A Eastern Conference Championship and a berth in the state title game during his senior season ... rushed for over 1,200 yards and scored 23 touchdowns in 2010 ... also during his senior year, added 352 receiving yards and five receiving touchdowns; registered 116 tackles, 7.5 sacks, and two interceptions ... was a two-year captain ... selected to the Pennsylvania Big 33 Game and the Chesapeake Bowl ... named to the all-state first team as a linebacker and was a two-time all-league selection ... was the 2010 all-regional defensive player of the year ... WNEP-TV Dream Team Player of the Year.

Personal: Born July 18, 1992 ... son of Rich and Lisa Rossi ... has one brother, Rich, who is an all-conference WR/TE at Sacred Heart.