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Jethro Pepe
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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

Fourth-year member of the squad as a redshirt junior offensive lineman • looks to take over full-time starting spot at right tackle with graduation of two-time All-Colonial Athletic Association performer Connor Bozick • big, athletic player who can move well and change direction • part of a unit that returns five players with starting experience.

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).

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.

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.

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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