2010 Scouting Report: The premier defensive player in the Big East and one of the very finest nationally...an All-America candidate who should contend for college football's most prestigious individual honors in 2010, including the Bednarik Award, Rotary Lombardi Award, Bronko Nagurski Trophy and the Ted Hendricks Defensive End of the Year Award...possesses the ultimate combination for a defensive end - strength, length and speed...can cover a lot of ground with his quickness and long arms...athletic enough to rush the edge and physical enough to bull rush...incredibly, he is still learning the game...arrived at Pitt four years ago as a rangy 220-pound prospect with tremendous upside but little in terms of experience...played only one year of high school football...now entering his senior year, Romeus has established himself as one of the most disruptive players in the game...career has been characterized by annual improvement, both physically and in terms of understanding the game...teams with fellow senior Jabaal Sheard to give Pitt arguably the finest defensive end tandem in the country.
2009: Big East Co-Defensive Player of the Year and unanimous first team All-Big East...Ted Hendricks Defensive End of the Year Award finalist...named to three All-America teams at season's end, including CollegeFootballNews.com (second team), Sporting News (third team) and Rivals (third team)...had 43 tackles, 11.5 TFLs and eight sacks...also had an INT, a fumble recovery, three forced fumbles and a blocked PAT...clinched the Notre Dame win by forcing a Jimmy Clausen fumble with 2:10 left that was recovered by Myles Caragein...also had a nine-yard TFL and blocked a PAT vs. the Irish...had career-high 3.5 sacks (five total stops) at Louisville and was named the Coaching Staff Defensive Player of the Game...had a season-high seven tackles with a sack assist at West Virginia...had a seven-yard sack, a fumble recovery and forced fumble vs. Connecticut...had his first career INT vs. Syracuse.
2008: All-Big East (second team) selection...started all 13 games and compiled 51 tackles, 15.5 TFLs, 7.5 sacks, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery...had three blocked PATs (two vs. Rutgers and one vs. Bowling Green)...named Sun Bowl's Most Valuable Lineman after collecting two sacks (for 20 yards in losses) and four total tackles vs. Oregon State...matched career high with eight tackles and had three TFLs and a six-yard sack at Notre Dame...had five tackles and a 10-yard sack at Cincinnati...had a nine-yard sack at USF...recovered an Iowa fumble with 50 seconds to go to clinch Pitt's 21-20 win...sacked Syracuse QB Cam Dantley, forcing a fumble that was recovered by Jabaal Sheard at the Orange 34 with 8:05 left to set up Pitt's clinching TD in a 34-24 win.
2007: Named a Freshman All-American by the Football Writers, CollegeFootballNews.com, Sporting News, Rivals and Scout...played in all 12 games and compiled 41 tackles...second on the team with 11.5 TFLs...tied for second with four sacks...had four tackles and a fumble recovery in the West Virginia upset...tracked down a scrambling Pat White for a seven-yard loss, setting up a subsequent 4th-and-17 play and incomplete pass that ended WVU's chance for a comeback...against USF had three tackles, two TFLs and a 10-yard sack...had a career-high eight tackles with two TFLs and his first career sack vs. UConn...had six tackles and a 12-yard sack at Louisville...helped preserve Pitt's 20-17 victory over Syracuse by getting a six-yard sack with under 30 seconds to play...had five tackles with three TFLs at Virginia...had four tackles with a TFL and deflected pass vs. Grambling.
2006: Redshirted as a true freshman.
High School: Drew recruiting attention despite playing just one year of high school football...considered a basketball prospect heading into his senior year, he went on to earn Coral Glades' Team MVP honor in football...starter at defensive end...also contributed at receiver and had five receptions for 54 yards and a TD...selected to play in the Broward County All-Star Game...played under Coach Rex Nottage.
Personal: Gregory Daniel Romeus, born 4/29/88, is the son of Sadrac and Fanie Romeus...has two brothers...communication major.
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