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  Gus Mustakas
Gus Mustakas

Player Profile
Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Cooper City, Fla.

High School:
Chaminade-Madonna Prep

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 285

Position:
DL

2009 Scouting Report: A vital veteran cog on the defensive line...has been a contributor since his true freshman season...excellent versatility and instincts on the interior...can play either the nose or at defensive tackle...a past honoree on the Big East All-Academic Football Team.

2008: Played in 13 games, starting three...had 14 tackles, two TFLs, one sack and a fumble recovery...had season-high four stops with one TFL and a fumble recovery vs. Navy...had an eight-yard sack vs. Buffalo.

2007: Missed all but two games due to a left knee injury (ACL) sustained in the Sept. 8 Grambling game...took a medical redshirt...started opening two games at DT and had 11 tackles and two TFLs...had a career-high six tackles vs. Grambling before getting injured...before the injury, had played in 25 consecutive games...performed exceptionally during the spring and was named the defensive recipient of the Ed Conway Award, annually presented to the team's most improved players.

2006: Moved to defensive tackle after playing end in '05...started all 12 games and collected 24 tackles... also had to his credit a nine-yard INT for a score (vs. Toledo), a forced fumble and fumble recovery...broke open the game vs. Toledo by picking off a screen pass and returning it for a TD to put Pitt up 14-0...it was the first TD by a defensive lineman for Pitt since 1999...had a season-high four tackles vs. West Virginia...included in his tackle total was a two-yard TFL...had two stops, forced a fumble and recovered it vs. The Citadel...had two tackles, a QB hurry and a TFL assist vs. Virginia...named to the Big East All-Academic Football Team.

2005: Played in all 11 games as a reserve defensive end...second on the team with three sacks...recorded a sack in three consecutive games (Cincinnati, South Florida and Syracuse)...had seven tackles on the year and three pass breakups...had a season-high two tackles against both South Florida and West Virginia.

High School: First team All-Florida Class 2A selection as a defensive lineman...starter at both defensive tackle and tight end for Chaminade-Madonna...Sun-Sentinel All-Broward County selection on both sides of the ball... Mustakas became only the second player in Broward history to earn two-way all-county honors...offensively compiled 30 pancake blocks and 10 receptions for 249 yards (24.9 avg.) with three touchdowns...had 64 tackles and five sacks on defense...also was the holder on placekicks... team captain...team went 24-2 (.930) his final two seasons...led team to an 11-1 record and the semifinals of the Florida Class 2A playoffs his senior season...as a junior Mustakas helped the Lions to the state championship with a 13-1 mark...Chaminade-Madonna was voted the top team in the state (all classifications) by a panel of sportswriters in 2003...selected to play in the Broward-Dade County All-Star Game...played under Coach Mark Guandolo...also participated in baseball, wrestling and track and field...was a Life Leader in his Christian ministry.

Personal: Gus James Mustakas, born 4/15/87, is the son of Jim and Caryn Mustakas...has one sister... communications major.