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Salvatore Mauro
Player Profile:
Salvatore Mauro 2828047
Position: Defensive Lineman
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 265
Year: Redshirt Sophomore
Hometown: Staten Island, N.Y.
High School: Bergen Catholic
Major: Health Behavior Science
Experience: Redshirt

Third-year member of the squad as a redshirt sophomore defensive lineman • has an incredible motor and is equally outstanding against the run and pass. • wearing specially-designed helmet developed by Riddell this season • Riddell's Precision-Fit helmet utilizes state-of-the-art 3D scanning techniques to build a completely custom-fitting helmet liner system for individual players

Made his Blue Hen debut while seeing action in all 11 games during his second season as a Blue Hen • made seven tackles (one solo) with his game high (three) coming vs. Virginia Tech • assisted on one sack vs. Cornell for a three yard loss • added a pass breakup during the homecoming game vs. Richmond. 

Did not see game action in first year at Delaware and retained freshman eligibility • was one of the Hens' top practice players throughout the fall • selected Blue Hen Touchdown Club Defensive Practice Player of the Week a team-high five times (vs. Delaware State, James Madison, William & Mary, Towson, and Richmond) • named to Colonial Athletic Association Academic All-Conference team.

Standout at New Jersey power Bergen Catholic High School for head coach Nunzio Campanile • his assistant coach was former UD outstanding defensive end Dominic Santoli (2001-04) • team was ranked as high as No. 2 in the state during the 2015 season when it advanced to the NJSIAA Non-Public, Group 4 Playoffs semifinals for the second straight year • served as team captain as a senior • three-year starter on defensive line • two-time second team All-State selection (2014, 2015) who also was a two-time second team All-Bergen County pick and a two-time All-Metro selection as a defensive lineman • for his career collected 181 tackles and 25 sacks, including 50 tackles (seven sacks) in 2015, 56 tackles (10 sacks) in 2014, and 75 tackles (eight sacks) in 2013 • honor roll student • member of Hearing Our Heroes Club and Green Club.

Salvatore “Sal” Mauro (“mar-oh”) III • born Apr. 27, 1998 • honor student •  health behavior science major at Delaware • son of Sal and Cathy Mauro • father owns a trucking business • has two younger brothers • enjoys playing sports with his brothers and riding all-terrain vehicles in his spare time • fan of the New York Giants (NFL), Rangers (NHL) and Yankees (MLB).

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