VILLANOVAExperienced performer who will be a leader on the Wildcat defensive unit; Will start at defensive tackle; Hard worker with a good understanding of the game.
2002: Tallied 40 total tackles, four tackles for loss, three sacks, two forced fumbles and one pass break-up; Had two tackles at Rutgers; Credited with one assisted stop at Colgate; Made one solo stop versus Maine; Tallied two tackles and one forced fumble versus UNH; Credited with one tackle and a tackle for loss at JMU; Had two solo tackles versus Hofstra; Made one solo stop against William & Mary; Totaled a solo tackle at Northeastern; Tallied three tackles and two tackles for loss versus Rhode Island; Recorded four tackles and a sack at Delaware; Made three solo tackles against Furman; Credited with four tackles at McNeese State.
2001: Tallied 16 tackles, two sacks, two tackles for a loss, three quarterback hurries and one fumble recovery; Had one tackle against Colgate; Made three tackles and one tackle for a loss versus Northeastern; Posted two tackles at Richmond; Registered three tackles, one sack and one tackle for a loss at Maine; Credited with three tackles and a fumble receovery against UMass; Had one tackle and a tackle for a loss at New Hampshire; Made one tackle against Delaware; Registered three tackle in season finale at William & Mary
2000: Played in all 11 games and had 42 tackles, six sacks and two quarterback hurries; Had three tackles and a sack versus Millersville; Tallied four tackles and a sack versus Norfolk State; Registered four tackles and a sack against Maine; Credited with three stops at Northeastern; Made eight tackles against both New Hampshire and Richmond; Posted six stops and two sacks at UMass; Recorded six tackles and a sack versus William & Mary.
NUTLEY HIGH SCHOOL:
Three-year letter winner; Team captain; First Team All-NNJIL Pacific; First Team All-Essex County - Star Ledger; First Team All-Area Worrall Publications; First Team Quad Town - Nutley Sun; First Team All-County Essex County Coaches' Association; Second Team Group 3 All-State; Participated in New Jersey's North-South All-Star Classic; Also played baseball.
Liberal Arts major; Youngest of three children of Joseph and Lesley Tesei; Born 1/26/81 in Montclair, N. J.