Nick Passarelli
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Nick Passarelli

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Naperville, Ill.

High School:
Central

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 205

Position:
DB

Experience:
2L

2006: Redshirted due to injury.

2005: Played in four games ... started the final game of the season against Indiana State at linebacker ... missed most of the season with a hamstring injury.

2004: Played in all 11 games with six starting assignments at the rover position ... ranked fifth on the team in tackles with 56 and led the squad with 3.5 sacks ... also posted the fourth best tackles for loss total with 7.5 .. racked up a career-best 11 stops at Western Illinois.

Central HS: Tallied 97 tackles and three interceptions as a senior ... also forced three fumbles and recovered one ... averaged 24.5 yards per kick return and 14.8 yards per punt return, including a 68-yard touchdown ... two time first team all-area selection by the Daily Herald and Naperville Sun ... twice named first team Naperville Sun All-City .. Chicago Tribune and Chicago Sun-Times Special Mention All-Area ... Champaign News-Gazette All-State ... Street & Smith's Top 100 Defensive Backs ... honorerd as one of the Chicago Sun-Times Top 50 Seniors ... twice named team defensive player of the year ... academic all-conference selection ... IHSFCA Honorable Mention All-State ... as a junior, posted 98 tackles, four interceptions, three forced fumbles and two sacks ... first team DuPage Valley All-Conference .. dressed in the 8A state title game as a sophomore ... lettered in football, baseball and rugby .. coached by Joe Bunge.

Data: Born 8-5-86 in Hinsdale, Ill. ... son of Richard and Lynn Passarelli ... younger of two children ... his brother Dan is a wide receiver at Illinois State played in the Pop Warner national football championship in Orlando, Fla. ... pronounced PASS-uh-rel-ee ... major: general student.