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  Alex Puccinelli
Alex Puccinelli

Player Profile
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Toluca Lake, Calif.

High School:
Notre Dame HS

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 252

Position:
DE

Experience:
2VL

UTAH: Part-time starter plays both end positions ... listed as the back-up rush end ... also contributes on special teams.

2006-Saw action at end in 12 games and started four ... missed season-opener at UCLA with an eye problem ... 24 total tackles ... 2.5 tackles for loss ... 1.5 sacks ... 1 pass broken up ... recorded career-high 4 stops on 3 different occasions - vs. San Diego State, TCU and UNLV.

2005-Played in 12 games and had three starts at open end ... 7 total tackles ... recorded 2 stops each in the TCU and San Diego State games ... tackle for a loss of 5 yards against TCU.

2004-Appeared in 5 games and made 3 assisted tackles ... figured in on stops vs. Texas A&M, Utah State and UNLV ... elected to the Utah Football Leadership Committee. 2003-Redshirt.

HIGH SCHOOL: All-state ... MVP of San Fernando Valley ... Mission League MVP and Defensive Player of the Year ... over 100 tackles and 23 sacks as senior in 2002 ... Notre Dame High School (Calif.) team captain ... also lettered in baseball ... academic all-CIF.

PERSONAL: Son of Pat and Ronnie Puccinelli ... father played baseball for University of Arizona and Chicago Cubs and is now a baseball scout ... one brother, John, plays baseball for Florida Marlins ... mass communication major ... nickname is "Pooch" ... full name is Alexander Richard Puccinelli ... born Mar. 26, 1985.

YEAR G/GS UT AT TOT TFL PBU 2004 5/0 0 3 3 0 0 2005 12/3 4 3 7 1.0-5 0 2006 12/4 13 11 24 2.5-15 0 Totals 29/7 17 17 34 3.5-20 0

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