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#55 Michael Costanzo
Position: Defensive Line
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 278
Year: Senior
Hometown: Danville, CA
High School: Monte Vista HS
Experience: 2 Letters


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PRONUNCIATION: (cuh-STAN-zo)

CAL CAREER (Career Stats): Played in 32 games all off the bench primarily as a backup defensive lineman, recording nine tackles and 1.0 tackle for loss (-2 yards) ... changed his uniform to No. 55 for his 2010 senior season after being No. 77 in each of his first four campaigns with the program from 2006-09.

2010 (Game-by-Game Stats): Played in 10 games off the bench, recording a pair of tackles with one stop each in back-to-back games at USC and vs. Arizona State ... also had a big block against the Sun Devils on a Marc Anthony interception return.

2009 (Game-By-Game Stats): Played in all 12 regular-season games off the bench, contributing four tackles and 1.0 tackle for loss (-2 yards), but did not participate in the team's Poinsettia Bowl contest vs. Utah ... had single stops in home games vs. Maryland, Eastern Washington and Washington State, as well as at Washington in the regular-season finale ... recorded his tackle for loss in the season opener against Maryland.

2008 (Game-By-Game Stats): Had a pair of tackles in seven games played off the bench ... stops came against Colorado State and Washington.

2007 (Game-By-Game Stats): Saw action in three games (at Colorado State, vs. Louisiana Tech, at Washington), notching his first career tackle in the Washington contest.

2006: Redshirted.

HIGH SCHOOL: A high school All-American selection by Prepstar ... rated No. 17 nationally among defensive tackle prospects and the No. 30 player overall in California by Rivals ... rated No. 18 nationally at defensive tackle according to Scout ... All-Region selection by SuperPrep, which listed him as the No. 30 overall prospect for the states of California, Nevada and Hawaii ... two-time member of the San Francisco Chronicle All-Metro team and listed on the Rivals250 list ... a first-team selection on the prestigious Cal-Hi Sports All-State squad, rated No. 4 on the Contra Costa Times "Cream of the Crop" team, and a Long Beach Press-Telegram Best in the West honorable mention selection as a senior in 2005 ... three-time All-East Bay Athletic League pick and conference MVP in his senior campaign ... honored by multiple media outlets as both an offensive and defensive lineman ... ended his prep career with 175 tackles and 26.0 sacks ... had 33.0 tackles for loss over his last two high school campaigns ... preseason high school All-American by Sports Illustrated prior to his senior campaign when he played on an 11-1 squad that reached the section semifinals ... also participated in track and field for two years.

PERSONAL: Full name is Michael Richard Costanzo ... born April 28, 1988 ... parents are Rich and Cindy Costanzo ... father was an offensive lineman for Nebraska and the Dallas Cowboys ... also known as "DJ BIG RED" for his role a sidekick and disc jockey for former Cal wide receiver and rapper Alex "LOGGY" Lagemann ... has spent time producing his own music and pursuing a career as a music producer while also considering an audio engineering degree ... received his bachelor's degree from Cal in American Studies in December of 2010.

COSTANZO'S CAREER GAME-HIGHS
Tackles: 1 (nine times, last vs. Arizona State, 2010)
Tackles For Loss: 1.0 (vs. Maryland, 2009)
Tackle For Loss Yards: 2 (vs. Maryland, 2009)

LAST UPDATED: August 4, 2011

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