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James Kretkowski
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James Kretkowski 1872058
Position: Offensive Lineman
Height: 6'5"
Weight: 300
Year: Redshirt Senior
Hometown: Oceanside, N.Y.
High School: Oceanside
Major: English (Film Concentration)
Experience: 2 Letters

Fifth-year member of the squad as a redshirt senior • tough, physical player, strong competitor, and an outstanding student.  

Made an impact on the offensive line seeing action in all 11 games of the season • part of an offensive line unit that paved the way for the Blue Hens to rush for 2,100 yards and 14 touchdowns. 

Saw first career action on Delaware offensive lineman • No. 2 backup at tackle behind Trump throughout the season • saw action in season-opening win over Delaware State and vs. James Madison • helped Delaware rank No. 2 in the Colonial Athletic Association in rushing offense (227.2 yards per game/No. 14 in NCAA) and lead the CAA in fewest sacks allowed (11 for 75 yards in 11 games/No. 8 in NCAA) • named to CAA Academic All-Conference team.

2015 SEASON 
Did not see game action as a redshirt freshman • spent season No. 2 on the depth chart at offensive tackle. 

Did not see game action and retained freshman eligibility • one of four offensive linemen in 2014 recruiting class.

Two-year starter at offensive tackle as part of a three-year varsity career at Oceanside High School for head coach Rob Blount • team captain • earned first team All-State, first team All-Long Island, first team All-Nassau County, and first team all-conference honors as a senior • named to Nassau County Golden 11 team and earned the Al Martone Award as the top lineman in Nassau County • started for teams that posted identical 8-2 records in 2012 and 2013 and advanced to the county semifinals three straight years • team continued success built by legendary head coach Frank Luisi • played one season of basketball as a sophomore • honor student who earned the Jay Fiedler Top-Scholar-Athlete Award for Nassau County • served as president of the student body as freshman, sophomore, and senior, and was vice-president as a junior • president of the National Junior Honor Society • was active in fundraising for Superstorm Sandy damage in his area • in August, 2014, was selected as a finalist for the East Region Award of the National Football Foundation National High School Scholar-Athlete program. 

James Francis Kretkowski (“kret-cow-ski”) • born Dec. 27, 1995 • honor student as an English major at Delaware with a concentration in film • would like to make movies for his career • son of Cliff and Sherri Kretkowski • middle of three children • among his hobbies are weightlifting, watching movies, and listening to heavy metal music.

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