VILLANOVA: Making the move to offensive line after playing defensive tackle last season; Has the potential to be a top notch offensive lineman; Enters the season as the starter at offensive tackle.
2006: Played in all 11 games and tallied 12 tackles and two blocked kicks; Made two tackles at Central Florida; Recorded two stops versus Lehigh; Tallied two tackles and a blocked field goal against Massachusetts; Credited with one assisted stop versus Towson; Registered two tackles against William & Mary; Made one assisted stop against Richmond; Tallied two tackles and blocked the game-winning field goal with 1:32 to play in a 28-27 win at Delaware; For his efforts in the Delaware game, he was named Atlantic 10 Special Teams Co-Player of the Week.
2005: Tallied six tackles and a tackle for loss as a defensive lineman; Made one solo stop in the season opener at Rutgers; Tallied one assisted tackle versus Northeastern; Recorded one solo tackle versus Penn; Credited with two solo tackles and a tackle for loss versus Bucknell; Had one assisted tackle against Rhode Island.
Hun School of Princeton: Earned four varsity letters in football, three in basketball and two in track; Three-time All-Area and All-Conference honoree; Second team All-State selection; All-Prep recognition from the Star Ledger and Trentonian, as well as a member of the All-Prep 12th Man Club; Two-time team captain; Played in the Sunshine Classic All-Star Game and the New York/New Jersey Governors Cup.
Personal: Communications major; Second of three children of Michael and Theresa Caroppolo; Born 3/5/85 in Brooklyn, N.Y.