2007: Started eight games and saw action in all 11 ... notched seven tackles in each game against Indiana State and Youngstown State .... recovered a fumble against Murray State ... ranked third on the team among linebackers with 41 tackles.
2006: Played in 13 games, mostly on special teams ... made first-career start at Kansas State ... recorded special-teams tackles in consecutive games against Murray State and Western Kentucky ... also recorded one tackle against Southern Illinois.
2005: Played in all 11 games, mostly on special teams ... recorded first-career tackle against Murray State ... posted three stops at No. 1 Southern Illinois.
Winter Springs HS: Finished his career with 244 tackles ... had 107 tackles, seven tackles-for-loss, three interceptions and one sack as a senior ... third-team Class 5A all-state selection ... second-team All-Central Florida ... named the most valuable player of the East Team at the Central Florida All-Star Game ... first-team all-district and all-county ... Orlando Kiwanis Golden Helmet winner ... Orlando Touchdown Club Defensive Player of the Week ... Orlando Sentinel Defensive Player of the Week ... in his final prep season, the team finished 7-5 and advanced to the class 5A state playoffs and ranked No. 11 in the final state poll ... lettered in football, baseball and wrestling ... recipient of the Lamp of Knowledge, an athletic-academic award ... coached by Steven Katz.
Data: Born 9-16-85 in Orlando, Fla. ... son of Patrick and Letha Cucci ... his father, Patrick, wrestled at Appalachian State and was a wrestling coach at Central Florida ... his cousin, Steven, played football at Houston ... major: recreation and park administration ... pronounced COO-chee.
CAREER SINGLE-GAME HIGHS