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Chris Napoli

position

Offensive Line

Height

6-3

Weight

270 lbs.

Class

Junior

Hometown

Davie, Fla.

High School

St. Thomas Aquinas HS

CAREER: Powerful offensive lineman who is hoping to work his way back into the lineup this year after missing the last season and a half with inujuries…Could contend for playing time as a reserve…Can play center or guard after a standout prep career as a tackle…Has the tools to be a solid college lineman…Graduated in 2006 with a degree in language studies.

2005 (JUNIOR): Did not play while rehabilitating his knee…Suffered a torn ACL in his left knee in the spring game…Received a medical redshirt.

2004 (SOPHOMORE): Played against Louisiana Tech before a back injury sidelined him midway through the season.

2003 (Freshman): Played on the Hurricanes scout team and saw game action against Temple and East Carolina.

2002 (Redshirt): Sat out the 2002 season as a redshirt.

HIGH SCHOOL: St. Thomas Aquinas…Two-year starter at offensive tackle for one of the state’s top programs…School was 27-2 over his last two seasons, winning the 1999 Class 4A state championship and finishing as Class 4A runner-up in 2000…Also played extensively on school’s regional champion team as a sophomore in 1998…A preseason All-State and All-County selection in 2000…Named an All-Region recruit by PrepStar, SuperPrep and Dixieland Prep…Rated the No. 91 offensive lineman nationally by PrepStar…Played in the Broward vs. Dade All-Star game…Earned All-State, All-County and All-Region honors as a senior…Was a key blocker for an offense that averaged nearly 400 yards per game over the course of his career…Began his prep career at Cooper City High School before transferring…Earned four varsity letters in football, one in wrestling and one in track…Coached by George F. Smith.

2005 totals: 0 games, 0 starts
Career totals: 3 games, 0 starts