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Rocco Cironi
Rocco Cironi

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Warren, Ohio

High School:
Warren G. Harding

Height / Weight:
6-6 / 309

Position:
OT

Experience:
3L



2009 SEASON (SENIOR): Started every game (26) in 2008 and 2009 at left tackle . . . appeared in 36 career games, including 28 starts at left tackle . . . one of two recipients of the team's President's Award for perseverance . . . named to the midseason All-Big Ten third team by Phil Steele . . . named Lineman of the Week vs. Michigan . . . graduated in December 2009 with a degree in interdisciplinary studies in social science - human resources.

2008 SEASON (JUNIOR): Started all 13 games at left tackle . . . led team in pancake blocks, with 32 during the regular season . . . produced a career-best eight pancakes vs. Purdue . . . selected Lineman of the Week by the coaching staff vs. Indiana . . . tallied six pancakes vs. Eastern Michigan . . . recorded three pancake blocks in the season opener at California.

2007 SEASON (SOPHOMORE): Appeared in three games (UAB, Pittsburgh and Indiana).

2006 SEASON (RED-SHIRT FRESHMAN): Named to the Big Ten All- Freshman Team as selected by The Sporting News . . . saw action in seven games in 2006, including starting assignments at left tackle in back-to-back road games vs. Northwestern and Indiana . . . graded out 90 percent or higher in six of seven games . . . scored a season-best 96 percent in the home finale vs. Minnesota . . . graded 95 percent against top-ranked Ohio State, including a pancake block . . . scored 92 percent in his first career start vs. Northwestern, including one pancake . . . produced a perfect score (100 percent) in limited action vs. Pittsburgh.

2005 SEASON: Redshirted.

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Rated among the nation's top 50 offensive tackles by Rivals.com (No. 47) . . . also ranked among the nation's top 25 defensive tackles by Max Emfinger (No. 25) . . . named to Prep Football Report's and PrepStar's All-Midwest Teams . . . listed among the Midwest's top 75 prospects by Prep Football Report (No. 70) . . . ranked among Ohio's top 40 seniors by Rivals.com (No. 31) . . . three-year starter for Coach Thom McDaniels at Warren G. Harding High School in Warren, Ohio . . . attended the same high school that produced former Spartan linebacker David Herron Jr. . . . son of Dale and Elaine Cironi . . . born Aug. 18, 1986 . . . majoring in interdisciplinary studies in social science - human resources.