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Player Profiles

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Class: Sr.
Hometown: Morgantown, W.Va.
Height: 6-0
Weight: 225
Sport: Football
Position: LB


Veteran linebacker who does so many things well ... smart, consistent combatant who is always in the right position ... has gotten bigger and stronger in the off-season ... ran better and played with more physical punishment in the spring ... a fan favorite since his freshman year ... respected leader who has a knack for making plays ... received the 2004 Iron Mountaineer Award as the top performer in the winter workout program ... earned the starting job at linebacker with a solid 2003 preseason camp ... third on the team with 119 tackles for the year ... also a member of the punt, kickoff and hands teams ... nine tackles in the opener vs. Wisconsin ... nine tackles in win at East Carolina ... 13 tackles against Cincinnati, with five of them coming on special teams ... also forced and recovered a fumble and tipped a Bearcat punt ... seven tackles vs. Maryland, Miami and Rutgers ... 10 stops in the win over Virginia Tech ... four tackles vs. UCF ... team-high 16 tackles in win at Boston College, two TFL and swatted down the Eagles’ final pass attempt to the end zone on the last play of the game ... seven tackles in the Pitt win ... team-best 12 tackles in the win at Syracuse, along with forcing a fumble ... 13 tackles in the Temple victory ... five stops in the Gator Bowl ... coaches gave him the Coaches’ Contribution Award ... Defensive Champion: Boston College, Syracuse ... Special Teams Champion: Cincinnati ... BIG EAST special teams player of week: Cincinnati ... recorded 32 tackles for the 2002 season as a backup to Grant Wiley at linebacker and on special teams ... pair of tackles vs. UTC ... six tackles at Wisconsin ... four tackles against East Carolina ... six tackles in win at Rutgers, including a TFL on a fake punt attempt ... five tackles in the win over Syracuse ... left the Temple game with a neck stinger ... Special Teams Champion: Rutgers ... Hammer Award: Syracuse, Miami ... came up big during 2001 as a true freshman playing on special teams ... eight-yard sack of Ohio QB on a fourth-down fake punt attempt ... two tackles in the win over Kent State ... seven tackles on special teams in the Rutgers win ... two tackles in the Pitt game ... Special Teams Award: Rutgers ... team captain for Coach John Kelley at University High ... first team Class AAA all-state ... North-South all-star game in both football and basketball ... born May 20, 1983 ... son of Randall and Penny Gyorko ... one of three children ... majoring in mechanical engineering ... Athletic Director’s Academic Honor Roll

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