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Mike Caputo, C

School: Nebraska  |  Conference: BIG10
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Omaha, NE
Height/Weight: 6-1 / 275 lbs.
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2009 Season
Appeared in six games as Hickman's backup at center and saw important playing time with Hickman battling nagging injuries for much of the season. He played in three non-conference games, then saw his most extensive action against Iowa State when Hickman was sidelined with a leg injury.
2008 Season
Caputo played in seven games and helped the NU offense rank among the top 20 nationally in scoring, passing and total offense.
High School
Was an outstanding two-way player for Millard North High School and Coach Fred Petito. Caputo helped Millard North reach four straight Class A state semifinals (2003-06) including a victory in the title game in 2005. For his efforts in 2006, Caputo was named to the Class A all-state team by both the Lincoln Journal Star and the Omaha World-Herald. Caputo received offers from several Division II schools, as well as being asked to walk-on at a handful of Division I schools before deciding on Nebraska.
Caputo was born on May 2, 1989, and he is the son of Tony and Maryann Caputo. Caputo is majoring in communication studies and has assisted with Nebraska's hospital visits, the Omaha Heart Walk and volunteered at Elliott Elementary School.
Latest News
12/21/2011 - Nebraska center Mike Caputo will be charged with reckless driving rather than drunken driving in connection with his Dec. 11 arrest, authorities said Wednesday. Caputo was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence after police found him slumped behind the wheel of a running vehicle in a parking lot. Authorities said his blood-alcohol level measured 0.103 percent after his arrest, above the state's legal limit of 0.08 percent for drivers. Chief assistant city attorney John McQuinn wouldn't say why he's charging Caputo with reckless driving instead of DUI. He said Caputo is not getting preferential treatment because he's a Nebraska football player. His arraignment is scheduled for Thursday. Coach Bo Pelini still has not said whether Caputo, an All-Big Ten second-team pick by the coaches, will play for the 21st-ranked Cornhuskers in the Capital One Bowl against No. 10 South Carolina on Jan. 2. Caputo has started every game the past two seasons. If found guilty of reckless driving, the senior from Omaha would be fined $100 and lose five points from his Nebraska driver's license. A loss of 12 points over a two-year period results in a license suspension. "My expectation is he'll plead guilty and we'll have a resolution," defense attorney Terry Dougherty said. - AP Sports

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