The Panthers return seven starters on defense
Four Panther student-athletes and two teams earned the honor
The Panthers opened training camp on Tuesday
The Panthers concluded 15 spring workouts on Friday night.
Coach Chryst has 15 practices scheduled beginning March 5.
AP Photos: Football vs. Cincinnati
2014: Played in four games and totaled five tackles on the year...had a career-high five stops in the season opener vs. Delaware.
2013: Played in all 13 games in his first active season, primarily in special teams capacities.
2012: Redshirted as a true freshman.
HIGH SCHOOL: Finished his career as Woodland Hills' all-time tackling leader with more than 350 stops...earned a starting role midway through his freshman season and started every single game his final three years...playing middle linebacker, spearheaded a defense that held opponents to 14.2 points per game his senior year...also was a starting fullback/H-back on offense and scored two touchdowns...had a career-high 122 tackles as a junior and was named first team All-State Class AAAA by the Pennsylvania Sports Writers, Pennsylvania Football News All-Class AAAA and Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Fabulous 22"...led team to a four-year record of 31-16 (.660) with four WPIAL playoff berths...helped Woodland Hills to the 2009 WPIAL championship and PIAA playoffs as a sophomore...played under Coach George Novak...selected to play in the Big 33 Football Classic...also a two-year letterman in wrestling...High Honors graduate of Woodland Hills...National Honor Society.
PERSONAL: Michael Anthony Caprara Jr., born 9/21/93, is the son of Melissa Davis and Michael Caprara Sr....has three sisters...has five great uncles who played college football (two at Penn State, one at Georgia, one at Michigan State and one at Notre Dame)...communication major.
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