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Gus Mustakas

| | College: Pittsburgh
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2007 Season

Missed all but two games due to a left knee injury (ACL) sustained in the Sept. 8 Grambling game … took a medical redshirt … started opening two games at DT and had 11 tackles and two TFLs … had a career-high six tackles vs. Grambling before getting injured … before the injury, had played in 25 consecutive games.

2006 Season

Moved to defensive tackle after playing end in '05 … started all 12 games and collected 24 tackles … also had to his credit a nine-yard INT for a score (vs. Toledo), a forced fumble and fumble recovery … broke open the game vs. Toledo by picking off a screen pass and returning it for a TD to put Pitt up 14-0 … it was the first TD by a defensive lineman for Pitt since 1999 … had a career-high four tackles vs. West Virginia … included in his tackle total was a two-yard TFL … had two stops, forced a fumble and recovered it vs. The Citadel … had two tackles, a QB hurry and a TFL assist vs. Virginia.

2005 Season

Played in all 11 games as a reserve defensive end … second on the team with three sacks … recorded a sack in three consecutive games (Cincinnati, South Florida and Syracuse) … had seven tackles on the year and three pass breakups … had a season-high two tackles against both South Florida and West Virginia.

High School

First team All-Florida Class 2A selection as a defensive lineman … starter at both defensive tackle and tight end for Chaminade-Madonna … Sun-Sentinel All-Broward County selection on both sides of the ball … Mustakas became only the second player in Broward history to earn two-way all-county honors … offensively compiled 30 pancake blocks and 10 receptions for 249 yards (24.9 avg.) with three touchdowns … had 64 tackles and five sacks on defense … also was the holder on placekicks … team captain … team went 24-2 (.930) his final two seasons … led team to an 11-1 record and the semifinals of the Florida Class 2A playoffs his senior season … as a junior Mustakas helped the Lions to the state championship with a 13-1 mark … Chaminade-Madonna was voted the top team in the state (all classifications) by a panel of sportswriters in 2003 … selected to play in the Broward-Dade County All-Star Game … played under Coach Mark Guandolo … also participated in baseball, wrestling and track and field … was a Life Leader in his Christian ministry.


Gus James Mustakas, born 4/15/87, is the son of Jim and Caryn Mustakas … has one sister … communication and rhetoric major.

Latest News
12/14/2009 - 2009 ALL-BIG EAST SECOND TEAM (COACHES): DL Gus Mustakus, Pittsburgh, has been selected Second Team All-BIG EAST Conference for the 2009 college football season as voted on by the BIG EAST head coaches. Mustakas (Cooper City, Fla./Chaminade-Madonna Prep) is another vital performer on Pitt's defensive front, compiling 36 tackles, nine TFLs, 4.5 sacks and two fumble recoveries. The versatile Mustakas played both tackle spots this year. - Pittsburgh football

09/20/2009 - Pittsburgh's outstanding defense seems to have Navy figured out, despite its tricky option game. In a 27-14 victory, the Panthers held Navy to just 129 rushing yards. Navy has led the nation in rushing the last four years and averaged 238 rushing yards entering the game. "[Defensive tackle] Gus Mustakas had an outstanding performance on the defensive line and [safety] Elijah Fields had his first start and played well. This is a difficult scheme to prepare for, and I thought our coaches and players really bought into what we were trying to do this week," Coach Dave Wannstedt said. "That was probably one of the worst performances as a team we've had in a long while," Navy coach Ken Niumatalolo said. "We have to be able to run the option. Obviously, the option is our bread and butter and Pitt did a great job of defending it. They've done it two years in a row." Navy averaged only 2.8 yards a carry in their running game and could manage only 218 total yards in the game. Pitt also collected six sacks as it forced Navy to throw the ball, two of them coming from middle linebacker Dan Mason, who filled in admirably for an injured Adam Gunn. "He was making all the calls and he was confident with it, too," said Pitt defensive end Greg Romeus. "He's a young guy but he didn't act like it. He went in there and took the role and played very well." The Pitt offense revolved around the passing of quarterback Bill Stull, who seems to be getting more effective in managing the game each week, which is what Pitt is trying to build to. Stull completed 17 or 24 passes for 245 yards and one touchdown. "The only thing that can stop us is ourselves," Stull said of the offense.

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