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#75 Dean Tsopanides

Height 6-2
Weight 240 lbs.
Class Fr.
Hometown Torrington, Conn.
High School Torrington

2014 – – Saw action in 48-7 win over Northwestern, but had no statistics as defense allowed just 180 yards total offense.

2013 – – Did not see any game action.

2012 – – Did not see any game action.

2011 – – Redshirted . . . 2011 Honors – – Team Leader Award, Special Teams.

High school honors – – Elected to 1929 Gridiron Club as one of best all-time players in state of Connecticut . . . named to Walter Camp team as one of top five linemen in Connecticut as a senior . . . selected to play in 13th annual Governor’s Cup all-star game (Connecticut vs. Rhode Island) . . . earned first team all-state honors as a junior and senior . . . was first team all-conference as a junior and senior . . . Career – – team MVP as a senior and named Best Defensive Player as a junior . . . team captain as a senior . . . earned two varsity letters in football as offensive and defensive lineman, helping team post 7-3 record as a senior . . . recorded 70 total tackles as a senior, including 40 solo stops and nine QB sacks . . . recorded 65 tackles and 13 QB sacks as a junior . . . recorded two QB sacks in Governor’s Cup all-star game as Connecticut defeated Rhode Island, 37-6 . . . also competed in wrestling, earning Class L state championship at 215 pounds as a senior while posting 42-5 overall record . . . placed third in state tournament as a junior.

Personal – – Born 1/23/93 . . . political science and economics major . . . parents are Darlene and Timmy Tsopanides . . . high school coach was Dan Dunaj.