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#9 Stephen Dazzo
Position: Defensive Back
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 225
Year: Senior
Hometown: Arlington Heights, Ill.
High School: Prospect
Major: Economics
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Stephen DazzoCo-captain for the 2014 season ... USA College Football FCS Preseason All-America Second Team and College Sports Madness Preseason All-Ivy First Team defensive back.

JUNIOR (2013)
Second-team All-Ivy at defensive back ... selected as the team’s Charles (Stubby) Pearson ’42 Award ... provided some of the biggest plays of the season with two interceptions to tie for the team lead and a 33-yard fumble return for a touchdown ... began the season with five tackles (three solo) and a key interception in the end zone late in the third quarter to thwart a potential Butler touchdown in the seven-point win ... dropped a receiver for a one-yard loss in the blanking of Columbia ... broke up passes against Holy Cross, Bucknell and Harvard, the last of which came on third down to force a punt ... also matched his season high of five tackles against the Crimson ... biggest play at Harvard, however, was his 33-yard fumble return that gave the Green a 14-13 lead in the third quarter ... 31-yard interception return late in the third quarter versus Cornell ended any Big Red hopes of making a miraculous comeback in a 34-6 Dartmouth triumph ... suffered an injury early in the game at Brown, causing him to miss most of the final two games.

SOPHOMORE (2012)
Emerged as a defensive force for the Big Green, ranking second on the team with 59 tackles and tying for the team lead with five passes broken up ... started all 10 contests and recorded at least two tackles in each one ... made six stops, five solo, and broke up a third-down pass to force a punt in the season-opening win over Butler ... had five more tackles in Dartmouth’s first win at Yale in 11 years ... dropped a Sacred Heart runner for a four-yard loss among his seven stops that day ... sealed the 21-16 win at Columbia with his first career interception with 27 seconds to play ... collected eight tackles versus Harvard, one of which dropped a receiver for a one-yard loss on a third-down play, forcing a punt ... picked off Cornell QB Jeff Mathews late in the first quarter, setting up the Big Green’s third TD for a 21-0 lead ... also chipped in seven stops against the Big Red ... led Dartmouth with a season-high 13 tackles against Brown and forced two fumbles, both of which were converted into the team’s first two scores ... finished the season with five tackles and a PBU in the win at Princeton.

FRESHMAN (2011)
Played on the junior varsity squad in rookie campaign ... in first jayvee contest, took down seven Middlebury ball carriers in the 24-0 victory ... made six more stops the following game versus Williams.

HIGH SCHOOL
Mid-Suburban East Co-Offensive Player of the Year and ESPN Chicago and Cook County All-Area as a senior at Prospect ... rushed for 1,476 yards and 23 TDs, and passed for 1,263 yards and 12 TDs last fall ...  led team to a 9-2 record as a senior ... split time between corner and linebacker while playing on the defensive side as a junior ... also played baseball at Prospect and considered playing baseball in college before deciding on football ... National Honor Society member.

PERSONAL
Economics major ... son of Perry and Mary Beth ... born on July 24, 1992 ... has one brother and two sisters ... offered by Indiana State to play quarterback ... chose Dartmouth over QB offer from Columbia ... more of a hockey player than a football player until high school.


Complete Career Statistics

TACKLESguaatotaltflpdfffrblk
2012 10 43 16 59 2.0-5 5 2 0-0 0
2013 9 12 12 24 1.0-1 5 0 1-33 0
TOTAL 19 55 28 83 3.0-6 10 2 1-33 0
 
INTERCEPTIONSgno.yardstdlongavg/ravg/g
2012 10 2 3 0 3 1.5 0.3
2013 9 2 31 0 31 15.5 3.4
TOTAL 19 4 34 0 31 8.5 1.8
 
SCORINGgtdrushrcvretpat2patfgtotalavg/g
2012 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
2013 9 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 6 0.7
TOTAL 19 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 6 0.3
 
ALL PURPOSEgrushrcvprkrirtotalavg/g
2012 10 0 0 0 0 3 3 0.3
2013 9 0 0 0 0 31 31 3.4
TOTAL 19 0 0 0 0 34 34 1.8
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