Position: Defensive Line
Height /Weight: 6-4 / 250
Hometown: Mullica Hill, N.J.
High School: Gloucester Catholic HS
Major: Civil Engineering
At Delaware: Third-year member of the squad as a defensive tackle • projected to battle with freshman Josh Plummer for backup spot at defensive end behind Maryland transfer Zach Kerr.
2011 Season: Saw first action of career and earned letter as a backup defensive tackle • played in five games but did not register a statistic • saw first career action in season opener vs. Navy and also played vs. Delaware State, William & Mary, Towson and Richmond • team went 7-4 for head coach K.C. Keeler.
2010 Season: Did not see game action and retained freshman eligibility • team went 12-3, captured a share of the Colonial Athletic Association title and advanced to the NCAA Division I FCS title game.
High School: Competed in football, golf, and lacrosse at Gloucester Catholic High School • two-way lineman in football who helped lead squad to two state championship game appearances • four-year letterwinner who earned all-conference honors as a senior • played one season of golf and helped lead team to the state title • two-year defender for lacrosse team, leading squad to the state playoffs as a senior • earned all-conference honors.
Personal: Alessio David Azzari ("uh-lessio uh-zahri") • born May 25, 1992 in Newark, Del. • son of Art and Beth Azzari • civil engineering major at Delaware with a minor in business • works in family concrete business during the summer • has an older sister • father attended Villanova • uncle, Alex Azzari, played football at Temple and uncle, Albert Azzari, played football at Widener • uncle, Dominic Botto, played defensive end for Delaware in 1991-93 and led team to three NCAA Tournament appearances.
Career Statistics at Delaware
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