Position: Defensive Lineman
Height /Weight: 6-0 / 265
Hometown: Bridgeville, Pa.
High School: Canon-McMillan HS
Major: Sport Management
At Delaware: Third-year member of the squad as a walk-on…will add depth to a young Blue Hen defensive front at the tackle position…strong player with quick feet... switched number from No. 60 to 92.
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 head coach K.C. 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 legal studies 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 Defensive Statistics at Delaware
Career-High Tackles: 5 vs. Towson, 2010Back To Football Home Football Story Archive