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2015 NFL DRAFT

Scott Vallone, DT

School: Rutgers  |  Conference: BIGE
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Central Islip, NY
Height/Weight: 6-2 / 273 lbs.
Projected Ranking
OverallPositionProj. Rnd.
51038-
2012 Season
Started all 13 games, making 52 tackles (12.5 for loss) and three sacks ... totaled nine quarterback hurries ...named to All-BIG EAST First Team at defensive line ... selected to ESPN.com's All-BIG EAST Team ... awarded David Bender Trophy at team banquet (top defensive lineman) ... four-time member of the BIG EAST All-Academic Football Team ... invited to play in East-West Shrine game ... fourth year as a starter at defensive tackle ... recovered a fumble to snuff out a deep drive in the 26-0 victory over Howard (9/8), also record 0.5 tackle-for-loss ... three tackles, including 1.5 tackles-for-loss, in the 23-13 victory at USF (9/13) ... haunted the opposing backfield in the 35-26 win at Arkansas (9/22), coming away with three tackles ... three tackles in the 19-3 victory vs. UConn (10/6).

Season-best four tackles, including 0.5 sack, in the 23-15 win vs. Syracuse (10/13) ... two tackles, including 0.5 tackle-for-loss, in the 35-10 win at Temple (10/20) ... season-best seven tackles and tied career-high with 2.5 tackles-for-loss in the Kent State game (10/27) ... tied career-high with 12 tackles in disruptive outing in the 28-7 victory over Army (11/10), recording 2.0 tackles-for-loss and 1.0 sack ... two tackles and one pass breakup in the 10-3 win at Cincinnati (11/17) ... second-leading RU tackler in the Pitt game (11/24), making eight stops, including 2.0 tackles-for-loss ... tied a career-high with 2.5 tackles-for-loss and matched a season-best with 1.0 sack amongst four tackles in the Louisville game (11/29) ... named to Preseason All-BIG EAST First Teams by Athlon and Phil Steele.

2011 Season
Third year as a starter at defensive tackle ... finished season with 58 tackles (20 solo), including 8.5 tackles-for-loss and 2.5 sacks ... recorded four tackles, 2.5 TFLs and two sacks in the season-opening 48-0 victory vs. North Carolina Central (9/1) ... scored first career touchdown after recovering a fumble in the end zone in the NCCU victory ... dropped back into pass coverage at North Carolina (9/10) and tipped a pass into the hands of teammate Wayne Warren for an interception ... recorded a career-best 12 tackles in the 21-20 victory over Navy (10/15), including 0.5 tackle-for-loss ... brought in eight tackles in back-to-back weeks against USF (11/5) and Army (11/12) ... recovered a fumble and returned it 13 yards in the 27-13 victory over Iowa State (12/30) in the 2011 Pinstripe Bowl in Yankee Stadium ... named to Rivals.com All-Spring Team with his performance during spring drills ... member of the BIG EAST All-Academic Football Team.
2010 Season
Second-year starting defensive tackle ... started all 25 games over the previous two seasons ... 44 tackles, 6.5 tackles-for-loss, 1.5 sacks and five quarterback hurries on the year ... multiple tackles in 11 of 12 games ... set career-highs in tackles for loss (2.5) and sacks (1.5) against North Carolina (9/25) ... named to BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll for performance against Tar Heels ... posted a season-high nine tackles including a tackle for loss vs. Army (10/16) ... member of the BIG EAST All-Academic Football Team.
2009 Season
A Football Writers Association of America Freshman All-America selection ... Phil Steele's Magazine First Team Freshmen All-America ... CollegeFootballNews.com Honorable Mention Freshman All-America ... starting defensive tackle in all 13 games ... 41 tackles and 9.0 TFLs on the year ... recorded a tackle in every game with a tackle for loss in six contests ... had a season-high 2.0 tackles for loss in three contests at Army (10/23), vs. West Virginia (12/5) and in St. Petersburg Bowl vs. UCF (12/19) ... posted career-high 11 tackles against the Mountaineers ... member of the BIG EAST All-Academic Football Team.
2008 Season
Appeared in two games before undergoing season-ending surgery and redshirted ... collegiate debut against Morgan State (9/27).
High School
One of the most heralded defensive tackles in the nation from a dominant prep program at St. Anthony's on Long Island ... three-year starter for coach Rich Reichert ... ended his varsity career with a 31-2 record for the Friars ... St. Anthony's won seven consecutive CHSFL AAA Championships at the time of Vallone's graduation ... posted 71 tackles, including 16 for loss and eight sacks en route to CHSFL Defensive Player of the Year honors as a senior ... two-time All-Long Island selection by Newsday ... rated as the No. 3 prospect in the state of New York and the No. 20 defensive tackle in the nation by Rivals.com ... ESPN.com listed Vallone as the No. 29 defensive tackle in the nation ... New York State Sportswriters Association First Team All-State selection as a senior ... New York Daily News Player of the Year on Long Island ... first junior to be elected captain at St. Anthony's and was a two-time captain for the Friars.
Personal
Born 5/26/90 ... an Economics major.
 
Latest News
12/28/2012 - PLAYERS TO WATCH: DL Scott Vallone is coming off a big game against Louisville, with 2.5 tackles for loss. The senior leader of the defensive line, he's a big reason why Rutgers is one of the best run defenses in the country. - The Sports Xchange

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