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Jethro Pepe
Player Profile:
Jethro Pepe 1873537
Position: Offensive Lineman
Height: 6'7"
Weight: 280
Year: Redshirt Senior
Hometown: Colonia, N.J.
High School: St. Joseph's
Major: History
Experience: 2 Letters

AT DELAWARE
Fifth-year member of the squad as a redshirt senior offensive lineman • big, athletic player who can move well and change direction.

2017 SEASON
Started the first six games of the season and saw action in the season finale vs. Villanova • part of an offensive line unit that paved the way for the Blue Hens to rush for 2,100 yards and 14 touchdowns. 

2016 SEASON
Saw first career action on the offensive line for Delaware as a redshirt sophomore • part-time starter who played a key role at the tackle spot • played in eight games and made collegiate debut in opener vs. Delaware State • earned first career start in Week 2 vs. Lafayette and also started games vs. Maine and Richmond • helped Delaware rank No. 2 in the CAA 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).

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

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

HIGH SCHOOL
Earned second team all-area and first team all-division honors as a senior at St. Joseph's High School • versatile standout for head coach Casey Ransone • team captain • played tight end, defensive line, and offensive tackle • earned team's Main Man Award for team leadership as a senior • played sparingly as a backup as a junior but started as a senior at tight end and defensive line and led team to a 9-1 record and a divisional championship • caught five passes for 98 yards as a tight end • recorded nine sacks, six pass breakups, one interception, and one forced fumble on defense in 2013 • member of the Weight Room Club and Umoja Cultural Club.

PERSONAL
Jethro Wesly Pepe (“peppy”) • history major at Delaware • born Jan. 11, 1996 • son of Wesner and Myrlande Pepe • has two sisters • father is a minister and mother is a nurse • plays the piano.


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