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26 Joe Lauro

Career Statistics Entering 2018: 27 games played, 17 starts, 149 tackles (96 solo), five tackles for a loss, two sacks, 10 defended passes, two forced fumbles, one fumble recovery, two interceptions, one blocked kick

2017 (Junior): Started eight games at safety ... despite missing three due to injury, finished fourth on the team in tackles (58) and solo stops (36) ... also posted four tackles for a loss, one sack and five defended passes ... made at least five tackles in every start, topping out at 10 (seven solo) against Sacred Heart on Sept. 23 ... also picked off a pass during the Sacred Heart game ... forced a fumble against Holy Cross on Sept. 9 and recovered a fumble against Monmouth on Sept. 30 ... blocked an extra point at Colgate on Oct. 28 ... received Bucknell's Clarke Hinkle Award as the most outstanding defensive back or linebacker ... member of Patriot League Academic Honor Roll.

2016 (Sophomore): Saw action in nine games with nine starts at safety positions ... third on team with 62 tackles ... three double-figure tackle games, including season-high 14 against VMI ... had a 10-yard sack in win at Georgetown ... totaled two pass breakups, one forced fumble and one interception.

2015 (Freshman): Appeared in 10 games as a reserve safety and on special teams ... 11th on team with 29 tackles ... second among freshmen in tackles, trailing only Bryan Marine ... season-high 10 tackles and a pass breakup in win at Lafayette ... had at least one tackle in nine of 10 games played.

Manatee High School: Earned letters in football and weightlifting … First Team All-Bradenton Herald … First Team All-Sarasota Herald Tribune … First Team All-Southwest Florida Region Elite Team … Second Team All-State 8A … helped team to 11-1 record and conference championship … posted 73 tackles, two interceptions and eight pass breakups as a senior.

Personal: Joseph Ryan Lauro … born April 30, 1996 in Bradenton, Florida … son of Tony and Tammy Lauro … has one brother, Anthony … father played football at the University of Akron ... major is sociology.

Position: Safety
Height: 5'11"
Weight: 205
Year: Senior
Hometown: Bradenton, Fla.
High School: Manatee


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