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    Chris Malleo
    Chris Malleo

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Wall Township, N.J.

    High School:
    Wall Township/The Hun School of Princeton

    Height / Weight:
    6-2 / 235

    Position:
    LB

    Birthdate:
    05/08/1984



    General: Spent five seasons (2003-07) with the Wildcats ... Played his first three years on the offensive side of the ball before the coaching staff moved him to defense (linebacker) ... Played several snaps per game (especially in passing situations) his final season ... Finished his career as an outside (will) linebacker ... Played quarterback and the Wildcats' superback spot his first three years.

    2007: NU's Marcel Price Award recipient ... Totaled four tackles vs. Nevada ... Named team's special teams player of the week for his performance against the Wolf Pack ... Two tackles at Ohio State ... Registered two hits at Michigan State ... One solo tackle vs. Minnesota ... Two solo tackles vs. Eastern Michigan ... One tackle vs. Purdue ... Had two tackles vs. Iowa, earning team's special teams player of the week honor against the Hawkeyes ... Three solo tackles vs. Indiana ... Two hits at Illinois.

    2006: Played in all 12 games and registered six tackles -- two each vs. Eastern Michigan and Michigan State ... Named team's defensive practice player of the week three times (vs. Miami, Purdue and Ohio State).

    2005: Played in all 11 regular-season games ... Totaled seven tackles as a special teams performer ... Notched two hits against Michigan and Illinois ... Named team's Special Teams Player of the Week vs. Michigan.

    2004: Backup quarterback who saw his first collegiate action against Minnesota when Brett Basanez left the game for awhile with an injury ... Totaled 28 rushing yards on five carries (5.6 ypc) and completed 1-of-2 passes for 6 yards ... Quarterbacked NU on its final drives at Wisconsin and Michigan.

    2003: Redshirted ... Named team's Offensive Practice Player of the Week on two occasions -- for the Kansas and Duke games.

    High School: PrepStar/Rivals honoree ... Attended Wall Township High (1998-01) before prepping at The Hun School of Princeton in 2002 ... At Hun: New Jersey Prep Offensive Player of the Year, First-team all-state, Prep all-state, First-team prep all-county, Team MVP and voted Player of the Year by the Princeton Packet, Trenton Times and Trentonian ... At Wall Township: First-team All-Division and All-Shore, All-Monmouth County quarterback ... Named to New Jersey's Top 100 Players by the Star-Ledger ... MVP of various games throughout the season ... Completed 128 of 227 passes for 2,408 yards and 25 TD's .. Rushed for 617 yards and 10 TD's ... Also punted at both schools ... MVP of 2002 XXV All-Shore Football Classic ... Holds single-game school record for passing yards (364) and passing touchdowns (six) ... Totaled 3,025 yards in total offense and 35 touchdowns in a nine-game season ... At Wall, helped the Knights win a pair of Liberty Division titles and reach the state finals once ... At Hun, helped the Raiders finish at Maple Prep League state runner-up ... Also lettered in tennis and basketball ... Coached by Gerry Shulte (Wall), Chris Barnes (Wall), Dave Dudek (Hun) and Dan O'Dea (Hun).

    Personal: Born Christopher Peter Malleo on 5/8/84 ... Son of Michelangelo and Elizabeth Malleo ... Chose NU over Boston College and Syracuse ... Communication studies major.

    The Malleo File
    Q: A song that best describes you is...
    A: Like a Rock -- Bob Seger
    Q: If you could dine with anyone from any period in history, who would it be?
    A: Jesus Christ
    Q: If you could have a starring role in any film already made, which movie would you pick?
    A: Ferris Bueller's Day Off
    Q: If you could choose the title of your autobiography, what would it be?
    A: The Road Less Traveled
    Q: What is the greatest lesson in life that you have learned?
    A: Nothing is ever out of reach if you want it bad enough
    Q: If you had to choose the best television show ever made, which one would you pick?
    A: The Simpsons
    Q: Something people would be surprised to know about me is ...
    A: I enjoy art and painting
    Q: My favorite pregame ritual is ...
    A: Prayer
    Q: My favorite opposing stadium to play in is ...
    A: Ohio State
    Q: The best thing about NU is ...
    A: My teammates
    Q: The best book I have ever read is ...
    A: The Bible
    Q: My ultimate SportsCenter highlight would be ...
    A: Directing a two-minute drive, down five in the Rose Bowl
    Q: My favorite place to visit is ...
    A: Mexico
    Q: The person that inspires me the most is ...
    A: My brother and sister
    Q: My favorite food is ...
    A: Sushi
    Q: When I played football as a kid, I pretended to be ...
    A: John Elway
    Q: If you could suddenly possess an extraordinary talent in one of the arts, what would you like it to be?
    A: I would like to be a comedian
    

    Malleo's Career Statistics

    RUSHING                G   Att    Yds  TD  Lg Avg/C Avg/G
    2004................   4     7     26   0  12   3.7   6.5
    2005................  11     0      0   0   0   0.0   0.0
    2006................  12     0      0   0   0   0.0   0.0
    2007................  12     0      0   0   0   0.0   0.0
    TOTAL...............  39     7     26   0  12   3.7   0.7
    

    PASSING G Att- Cmp- Int Yds TD Lg Pct Avg/P Avg/G Effic 2004................ 4 3- 2- 0 10 0 6 66.7 3.3 2.5 94.7 2005................ 11 0- 0- 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 2006................ 12 0- 0- 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 2007................ 12 0- 0- 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 TOTAL............... 39 3- 2- 0 10 0 6 66.7 3.3 0.3 94.7

    TOTAL OFFENSE G Rush Pass Total Avg/G 2004................ 4 26 10 36 9.0 2005................ 11 0 0 0 0.0 2006................ 12 0 0 0 0.0 2007................ 12 0 0 0 0.0 TOTAL............... 39 26 10 36 0.9

    TACKLES G UA A Total TFL-Yds PD FF FR Blkd 2004................ 4 0 0 0 0.0-0 0 0 0 0 2005................ 11 2 5 7 0.0-0 0 0 0 0 2006................ 12 5 1 6 1.0-1 0 0 0 0 2007................ 12 10 9 19 0.0-0 0 0 0 0 TOTAL............... 39 17 15 32 1.0-1 0 0 0 0

    ALL PURPOSE G Rush Rec PR KR IR Total Avg/G 2004................ 4 26 0 0 0 0 26 6.5 2005................ 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 2006................ 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 2007................ 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 TOTAL............... 39 26 0 0 0 0 26 0.7