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Alex Pihakis
Player Profile:
Alex Pihakis 920212
Position: Defensive Lineman
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 270
Year: Senior
Hometown: Bridgeville, Pa.
High School: Canon-McMillan
Major: Sport Management
Experience: 3 Letters

At Delaware: Fifth-year senior for Blue Hens • walk-on • three-year letterwinner who adds depth to Blue Hen defensive front at the tackle position • strong player with quick feet • has played in nine career games at Delaware and registered four tackles.

2012 Season: Earned third letter as a backup defensive tackle for Blue Hens • saw action in four games in a reserve role • recorded two tackles on the season, both in late-season game at Richmond • posted three tackles in 2012 Blue-White spring game • team went 5-6 for head coach K.C. Keeler.

2011 Season: Played in two games in backup role to earn second letter • saw action vs. West Chester and Delaware State • did not record a tackle • team went 7-4 under Keeler.

2010 Season: Saw action in five games for the Blue Hens to earn first letter • registered two tackles on the season • had one tackle for loss vs. West Chester • registered a solo stop vs. Towson • member of a Delaware defense that led the nation in scoring defense at 12.1 points per game and ranked No. 5 in total defense (280.7 yards per game)…team went 12-3 and advanced to the FCS national title game under Keeler.

2009 Season: Did not see game action and retained freshman eligibility • team went 6-5 under Keeler.

High School: Three-sport standout in football, ice hockey, and baseball at Canon-McMillan High School • four-year letterwinner in football who played offensive guard and defensive end for head coach Guy Montecalvo • three-time all-conference pick • named to all-district team as a senior when he was named to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Fab 22 • played in state East-West All-Star Game • four-year letterwinner as a defenseman in ice hockey • first baseman in baseball who led team to state title his junior year • honor student • student council member.

Personal: Alex Michael Pihakis (“puh-hay-cuss”) • born July 5, 1990 • son of Michael and Karen Pihakis • sport management major with a minor in business administration at Delaware • would like to become a sports agent • has an older sister • enjoys riding dirt bikes and skiing in spare time • grandfather, Manuel Pihakis, wrestled at Indiana University.

Career Statistics at Delaware

Year GP/GS Tackles (Solo) TFL-Yards Sacks-Yards PB Int. FR/FF
2012 4/0 2 (0) 0-0 0-0 0 0 0/0
2011 2/0 0 (0) 0-0 0-0 0 0 0/0
2010 5/0 2 (1) 0-0 0-0 0 0 0/0
Totals 9/0 4 (1) 0-0 0-0 0 0 0/0

Career-High Tackles: 2 vs. Richmond, 2012

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