|Height: 6-2 | Weight: 225 | College: Arizona State|
Former junior college transfer who became an immediate starter at safety and quickly became one of the best defensive backs in the Pac-10 Conference the only Sun Devil to start all 25 games during the 2005-06 seasons for his career, he totaled 166 tackles (108 solo), 4.5 tackles-for-loss, 2.5 sacks, three interceptions, four forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries earned Honorable Mention All-Pac-10 recognition both seasons averaged 6.6 tackles-per-game during his career was a catalyst among the 2006 Sun Devil defense, one of the most greatly improved in the nation from the previous season earned Hard Hat Player honors for his work in ASU's winter strength and conditioning program both years.
Started all 13 games at safety earned Honorable Mention All-Pac-10 honors finished third on the team with 59 total tackles (46 solo) added 1.5 tackles-for-loss and, two interceptions and two forced fumbles tied for ninth in the Pac-10 with a team-high two fumble recoveries totaled five or more tackles in eight games recorded a season-high nine tackles (seven solo), and assisted in a sack of Husky quarterback Johnny DuRocher at Washington on Oct. 28 tied for the team lead with five solo tackles against Washington State on Nov. 11, and added a three-yard tackle-for-loss and an interception of All-Pac-10 quarterback Alex Brink against Nevada on Sept. 9, he recorded five solo tackles, forced and recovered a fumble deep in Wolf Pack territory against Colorado on Sept. 16, he totaled five solo tackles and forced a goal line fumble by Buffalo quarterback Bernard Jackson, preventing a CU touchdown.
Recorded five total tackles (four solo) and added an interception of a Nate Longshore pass at No. 21 California on Sept. 23 totaled seven tackles (six solo) and added a fumble recovery against No. 12 Oregon on Sept. 30 registered five total tackles at both No. 3 USC on Oct. 14 and Arizona on Nov. 25 ranked as the fourth-best in the nation at his position by Phil Steele was the Pac-10's leading returning tackler entering the 2006 season (107 total) owned the 21st-best tackles-per-game average (8.9) in the nation among returning defenders from 2005 rated as the 20th-best safety in the nation by Lindy's listed as a preseason fourth-team All-American and a preseason first-team All-Pac-10 honoree by Phil Steele for the second consecutive year, he was recognized as a Hard Hat Player for his work in the team's winter strength and conditioning program (top 10 overall).
Started all 12 games, one of only five Sun Devils to do so on the season earned honorable mention All-Pac-10 honors Earned the Gail Scott Most Improved Defensive Player Award finished second on the team in behind 2005 Pac-10 Conference Pat Tillman Co-Defensive Player of the Year Dale Robinson with 107 tackles (62 solo) ended the season fourth in the Pac-10 in total tackles and fifth in tackles-per-game (8.9.) his tackles-per-game average also ranked within the top-50 nationally, and he had the fifth-highest average among first-year players nationwide.
Recorded three tackles for loss (minus-10 yards), including two sacks (minus-eight yards) also tallied one interception, four pass breakups, two forced fumbles and one fumble recovery led or tied for the team lead in total tackles in four games and had 10 or more total stops in five games averaged 12.0 tackles per game against nationally-ranked teams (No. 1 USC, No. 5 LSU, No. 14 UCLA and No. 25 Oregon) had at least six tackles in all but one contest had a career-high 13 total tackles in consecutive games, against No. 1 USC on Oct. 1 (nine solo), and against No. 25 Oregon on Oct. 8 (seven solo).
Added his only interception of the season against the Ducks paced the squad with 11 tackles (eight solo) against rival Arizona on Senior Day recorded 12 stops (six solo) at No. 6 LSU on Sept. 10 tallied 10 tackles (six solo) at No. 14 UCLA tied for the team lead with eight tackles (three solo) in the Insight Bowl against Rutgers enrolled at ASU in January of 2005 and participated in spring ball was recognized as a Hard Hat Player for his work in ASU's winter strength and conditioning program.
A 2004 graduate of Shasta College in Redding, Calif
.preseason All-America selection
was rated as the No. 66 junior college player in the nation by Scout.com
played free safety and cornerback and returned kicks
earned all-state, all-region and all-conference honors
was also named an honorable-mention All-American
earned team and defensive MVP honors at Shasta as a sophomore
captained the football team
lettered twice in football and once in track and field.
A 2003 graduate of Trinity High School in Weaverville, Calif
played quarterback and safety as a senior
earned a combined 11 letters in baseball (2), basketball (4), football (4) and golf (1)
captained his baseball, basketball and track teams
was all-conference selection and played in the Lions all-star game
won the Mike Polka Award, presented annually to the Most Valuable Player of the team
also won the Jesse Murdock Award, given annually to the most versatile athlete in school
tallied 88 tackles to go along with 633 passing yards, 621 rushing years and 14 touchdowns his senior campaign.
Majoring in business accounting plans on pursuing a career as a certified public accountant parents are Paul (C.P.A.) and Patti (medical transcriptionist) Catanese of Douglas City, Calif has five siblings: Brandon (24), Paige (23), Brooke (19), Kyle (7) and Kameron (5) lists hobbies as snowboarding, camping and working out born March 27, 1985 in Walnut Creek, Calif full name is Zach Joseph Allan Catanese.