2006 Scouting Report: Pitt's elder statesman in the receiving corps who figures to have significant responsibility this season as the lone scholarship senior wideout...his 15 career starts are the most of any Pitt receiver...in addition to experience, his reliable hands and knowledge of the system will be highly valuable commodities this year...will work at flanker... also has starting experience at split end...could figure in as a punt returner as well...joined Pitt as a walk-on in 2003 and was put on scholarship a year later.
2005: Played in all 11 games, starting three...on the year had 15 catches for 156 yards (10.4 avg.)...had a season-high five receptions (for 41 yards) at Rutgers... had a season-high 45 yards receiving (on four catches) versus Notre Dame.
2004: Rewarded with a scholarship prior to the season, DelSardo went on to start all 12 games at split end...second on the team in receptions (49), receiving yards (573) and receiving TDs (tied with four)...averaged 11.7 yards per catch... achieved career highs in receptions (nine) and receiving yards (109) in the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl versus Utah... was outstanding versus Rutgers, catching eight passes for 102 yards and a career-best two TDs (18 and 17 yards)...received national acclaim with his one-handed circus catch for an 18-yard TD versus Rutgers, earning "Play of the Day" status on ESPN's SportsCenter... named coaching staff's Offensive Player of the Game for the Rutgers contest...against Furman, finished with seven receptions for 89 yards and his first collegiate TD catch (30 yards)...coaching staff's Co-Offensive Player of the Game for the Furman contest...tallied 69 yards on four catches (17.3 avg.) at Connecticut, including a highlight-reel over-the-shoulder catch for 36 yards to set up a Tyler Palko TD run...finished with six catches for 45 yards and a TD at Syracuse...his TD reception was a nine-yard catch in the first overtime.
2003: Played in 10 games, including the 2003 Continental Tire Bowl versus Virginia, to letter... contributions exclusively came on special teams.
High School: Four-year starter at Seton-LaSalle High...named to The Associated Press Small School All-State Team (first team)...Pittsburgh Post-Gazette WPIAL Class AA Player of the Year...Pittsburgh Tribune-Review WPIAL Class AA Player of the Year... Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Fabulous 22"...Pittsburgh Tribune-Review "Terrific 25"...three-time All-Century Conference...had 68 receptions for 1,093 yards (16.1 avg.) and 14 touchdowns as a senior...tied a PIAA finals record for receptions with nine for 122 yards versus Mount Carmel...compiled 145 receptions for 2,395 yards (16.5 avg.) and 29 TDs for his career... totaled 4,132 yards in total offense over four years... led Seton-LaSalle to a 14-1 record, the WPIAL Class AA championship and PIAA title game as a senior... Rebels finished as the state runner-up...played under Coach Lou Cerro...selected to play in the Pennsylvania Football Coaches Association East-West All-Star Game...multiple-sport standout who also lettered four times in basketball, twice in tennis and once in bowling...a career 1,000-point scorer and three-time All-Century Conference honoree in basketball...also an all-section honoree in bowling.
Personal: Joseph Michael DelSardo, born 9/30/84, is the son of Joseph and Mary DelSardo...has two brothers...brother Ralph played football at Morehead State, serving as team captain, and earned NCAA Division I-AA Honorable Mention All-America honors...father played baseball at Jacksonville University and later professionally in Italy...theatre arts major.
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