Position: Defensive Lineman
Height /Weight: 6-0 / 260
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 Blue Hen defensive front at the tackle position • strong player with quick feet • two-year letterwinner who has appeared in five career games and recorded two tackles • posted three tackles in 2012 Blue-White Spring Game.
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 head coach K.C. 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 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 Statistics at Delaware
Career-High Tackles: 1 vs. West Chester, Towson, 2010Back To Football Home Football Story Archive