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David Dalessandro
David  Dalessandro


Pittsburgh, Pa.

High School:
North Hills

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 265



Villanova: Will serve as a team captain for the second consecutive season; Provides the Wildcat defensive unit with toughness and strength; Has a passion for the game.

2007: Served as a tri-captain; Played in nine games and registered 42 tackles, four tackles for loss and 1.5 sacks; Tallied four total tackles at Maryland; Credited with three assisted stops at Lehigh; Made four solo tackles, two assisted stops and 1.5 tackles for loss versus Penn; Registered two solo tackles and four assisted stops for six total tackles at JMU; Totaled three total tackles against William & Mary; Amassed two solo tackles, one sack and one tackle for loss at Massachusetts; Tallied nine total tackles (five solo), 1.5 tackles for loss and ½ sack against Hofstra; Recorded two solo stops, five assisted tackles for seven total tackles at Richmond; Made two solo tackles versus Delaware.

2006: Started all 11 games and tallied 46 tackles (sixth on the team), six tackles for loss, and a team-high tying 3.5 quarterback sacks; Registered four solo tackles at Central Florida; Posted five tackles against Lehigh; Recorded seven tackles, two tackles for loss and a sack versus Massachusetts; Credited with one tackle at Penn; Made four tackles and a half a sack at Hofstra; Amassed four tackles, one sack and a tackle for loss at Maine; Totaled five solo tackles versus Towson; Posted three solo stops and four assisted tackles for seven total tackles at William & Mary; Tallied three tackles against Richmond; Registered six tackles, one sack, one tackle for loss, one pass break-up and two quarterback hurries versus James Madison.

2005: Played in all 11 games and had 52 tackles, five tackles for loss, 2.5 sacks, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery; Made three tackles and a tackle for loss at Rutgers; Tallied three tackles, a tackle for loss and a sack against Northeastern; Recorded three tackles and two tackles for loss versus Penn; Totaled five tackles and a half a sack at New Hampshire; Had two assisted tackles and a fumble recovery at Richmond; Registered five solo tackles and a forced fumble at Bucknell; Recorded nine total tackles against Rhode Island; Made four tackles in win over William & Mary; Totaled six tackles, a tackle for loss and a sack at Towson; Credited with 10 tackles at James Madison; Had two tackles versus Delaware.

North Hills High School: Earned three varsity letters in football while playing on both the offensive and defensive lines; Defensive MVP for a team ranked first in scoring defense in WPIAL Quad A; First team WPIAL Quad A defensive tackle; First team Quad A All-Conference offensive guard; Selected to the Pittsburgh Post Gazette Fab 22 North team; Played for the Northern team in the City League All-Star Classic and in the Big 33 game; Team captain; Made 86 tackles as a senior, including 19 stops for a loss, six sacks and five forced fumbles; Recorded 10 or more tackles five times; As a junior had 60 tackles (eight stops for a loss, six sacks and three forced fumbles).

Personal: Communications major; Younger of two boys of David and Judith Dalessandro; Uncle was a running back at Muskingum College and grandfather was an offensive guard at John Carroll University; Born 10/11/85 in Youngstown, Ohio.