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#94 - SCOTT VALLONE
DL | 5TH-SR. | 6-3 | 275
ST. ANTHONY'S
CENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y.

2012: Named to Preseason All-BIG EAST First Teams by Athlon and Phil Steele.

2011: Third year as a starter at defensive tackle … finished season with 58 tackles (20 solo), including 8.5 tackles-for-loss and 2.5 sacks … recorded four tackles, 2.5 TFLs and two sacks in the season-opening 48-0 victory vs. North Carolina Central (9/1) … scored first career touchdown after recovering a fumble in the end zone in the NCCU victory … dropped back into pass coverage at North Carolina (9/10) and tipped a pass into the hands of teammate Wayne Warren for an interception … recorded a career-best 12 tackles in the 21-20 victory over Navy (10/15), including 0.5 tackle-for-loss … brought in eight tackles in back-to-back weeks against USF (11/5) and Army (11/12) … recovered a fumble and returned it 13 yards in the 27-13 victory over Iowa State (12/30) in the 2011 Pinstripe Bowl in Yankee Stadium … named to Rivals.com All-Spring Team with his performance during spring drills ... member of the BIG EAST All-Academic Football Team.

2010: Second-year starting defensive tackle … started all 25 games over the previous two seasons … 44 tackles, 6.5 tackles-for-loss, 1.5 sacks and five quarterback hurries on the year … multiple tackles in 11 of 12 games … set career-highs in tackles for loss (2.5) and sacks (1.5) against North Carolina (9/25) … named to BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll for performance against Tar Heels … posted a season-high nine tackles including a tackle for loss vs. Army (10/16) … member of the BIG EAST All-Academic Football Team.

2009: A Football Writers Association of America Freshman All-America selection …  Phil Steele’s Magazine First Team Freshmen All-America … CollegeFootballNews.com Honorable Mention Freshman All-America … starting defensive tackle in all 13 games ... 41 tackles and 9.0 TFLs on the year ... recorded a tackle in every game with a tackle for loss in six contests ... had a season-high 2.0 tackles for loss in three contests at Army (10/23), vs. West Virginia (12/5) and in St. Petersburg Bowl vs. UCF (12/19) … posted career-high 11 tackles against the Mountaineers … member of the BIG EAST All-Academic Football Team.

2008: Appeared in two games before undergoing season-ending surgery and redshirted ... collegiate debut against Morgan State (9/27).

Prior to Rutgers: One of the most heralded defensive tackles in the nation from a dominant prep program at St. Anthony’s on Long Island … three-year starter for coach Rich Reichert … ended his varsity career with a 31-2 record for the Friars … St. Anthony’s won seven consecutive CHSFL AAA Championships at the time of Vallone’s graduation … posted 71 tackles, including 16 for loss and eight sacks en route to CHSFL Defensive Player of the Year honors as a senior … two-time All-Long Island selection by Newsday … rated as the No. 3 prospect in the state of New York and the No. 20 defensive tackle in the nation by Rivals.comESPN.com listed Vallone as the No. 29 defensive tackle in the nation … New York State Sportswriters Association First Team All-State selection as a senior … New York Daily News Player of the Year on Long Island … first junior to be elected captain at St. Anthony’s and was a two-time captain for the Friars … born 5/26/90 ...  an Economics major.

Tackles     GP-GS  Solo   Ast. Total   TFL   Sacks   FF   FR INT PBU
2008             2-0       0        0       0        0.0      0.0       0     0     0      0
2009           13-13    22      19     41       9.0      1.5       0     0     0      0
2010           12-12    16      28     44       6.5      1.5       0     0     0      0
2011           13-13    20      38     58       8.5      2.5       1     2     0      2
Career       50-38    58      85    143     25.0     5.5       1     2     0      2

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