2017 NFL DRAFT

Mike Catapano, DE

School: Princeton  |  Conference: IVY
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Bayville, NY
Height/Weight: 6-4 / 271 lbs.
Projected Ranking
OverallPositionProj. Rnd.
246197
2012 Season
Ranked second nationally in sacks and took home the Bushnell Cup as the Ivy League Defensive Player of the Year.

Catapano earned unanimous selection to the All-Ivy first team. He led the Ivy League with 12 sacks and ended the regular season ranked second in the Football Championship Subdivision with 1.2 sacks per game. He ranked second in the Ivy League in tackles for loss with 15.5, which was only a half tackle off the League lead, and ranked ninth nationally in that category. The two-year co-captain ended the season with 41 tackles, and he had five games with at least two tackles for loss, as well as five games with at least five tackles.

2011 Season
Earned second-team All-Ivy League honors ? recorded 49 tackles, including 20 solo stops ? had career highs in tackles for loss (10) and sacks (five) ? served as team tri-captain ? had six games with at least five tackles, including season-best eight at Hampton ? had three pass breakups ? recorded two sacks against Penn. 2010: earned Honorable Mention All-Ivy League distinction after recording 37 tackles and two sacks during injury-hampered season ? recorded 20 solo tackles, 2.5 tackles for loss, two fumble recoveries and one forced fumble ? also broke up two passes ? led all Princeton defensive linemen in tackles ? recorded three tackles, including one for loss, a forced fumble, a fumble recovery, a quarterback hurry and a pass breakup in the season opener at Lehigh ? recorded a career-best eight tackles against Colgate ? had sacks against both Penn and Lafayette ? had at least four tackles in five games despite playing with a nagging back injury that kept him out of the Cornell game. 2009: recorded 22 tackles, including eight solo stops, as a member of the defensive line rotation ... had season-best five tackles in 17-14 win over Cornell ... had three pass break-ups on the season and a sack against Cornell ... made first career start against The Citadel and recorded three tackles, including one for loss, a sack and a pass breakup.
High School
Lettered four years in football and two years in lacrosse ... ranked 15th nationally among fullbacks by Scout.com ... named to the New York all-star team ... earned all-league honors and named captain as a senior ... played both fullback and linebacker in football and defense in lacrosse ... led football team to two undefeated seasons and lacrosse team to one.
Personal
Born Aug. 17, 1990 ... son of Mike and Barbara Catapano ... father is an IT consultant, mother is a real estate representative ... has a younger sister April ... interested in playing in the NFL and sports medicine ... enjoys working out, skiing and hunting.
 
 

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