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#71 Sam Collura
Position: Offensive Lineman
Height: 6'4"
Weight: 280
Year: Junior
Hometown: Elkridge, Md.
High School: DeMatha Catholic
Other College: Pitt
Major: Political Science/Pre-Law
Experience: 2 Letters

AT DELAWARE
Third-year member of the squad as a junior after transfer from the University of Pittsburgh • returns to action after missing entire 2013 season due to injury • projected as team's No. 3 right guard behind returning starter JD Dzurko and junior Christian Marchena • athletic lineman who can play guard and tackle • has played in two career games at Delaware.

2013 SEASON
Did not see game action due to an injury.

2012 SEASON
Transferred to Delaware after one season at Pitt • saw action in two games to earn first letter • had an injury-plagued season but played during the second half in victories over William & Mary and Rhode Island • earned one of three UD Strength & Conditioning Hair on Fire Awards for 2011-12 for showing the most intensity in drills.

AT PITTSBURGH
Attended University of Pittsburgh for one year • member of the football team in 2011 for head coach Todd Graham but did not see game action • team finished 6-7 and lost to SMU 28-6 in the BBVA Compass Bowl in Birmingham, Ala. • teammate of current UD offensive lineman Andrew Consevage.

HIGH SCHOOL
Rated one of the top 20 football prospects in the state of Maryland by Rivals.com • two-way starter at DeMatha for head coach Bill McGregor, the same school that produced recently graduated offensive lineman Rob McDowell • as a senior in 2010, compiled 86 tackles and 12 sacks at defensive end and had 14 receptions for 287 yards (20.5 avg.) and five touchdowns at tight end • compiled 28 catches for 581 yards (20.8 avg.) and eight TDs for his career • two-time All-Washington Catholic Athletic Conference (WCAC) • All-Prince Georges County • helped team to a 9-3 mark and second consecutive berth in the WCAC championship game • DeMatha went 31-5 (.861) during his three varsity seasons • rated one of the top 50 prospects in the Mid-Atlantic region by SuperPrep • rated a 3-Star Prospect by Rivals.com.

PERSONAL
Samuel John "Sam" Collura ("kuh-lore-uh") • son of Joseph and Kelly Collura • born May 25, 1993 • political science and pre-law major at Delaware • interned for Delaware U.S. Senator Chris Coons during the summer • enjoys fishing and swimming in his spare time.

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