On Cesa: On Cesa: Fourth-year player who successfully made the transition from linebacker to fullback last season ... enters 2006 as the starter ... very physical blocker who runs well ... plays with a non-stop motor ... a tandem of he and Lance Ball in the backfield had great success down the stretch in `05 ... team's backup long snapper ... posted a 425-pound bench in spring testing.
2005 (Sophomore): Played in nine games, starting four of the last five at fullback ... missed first two games with mononucleosis ... had one reception for five yards ... (vs. BC) ... recorded the first catch of his career, a five-yard gain ... (at UNC) ... was the prime blocker for TB Lance Ball all day, helping him reach 161 yards on the ground ... (at FSU) ... made first career start at fullback ... (vs. WVU) ... saw first action of the season ... opened up a big hole for Mario Merrills, setting up an eight-yard run in the first quarter.
2004 (Redshirt Freshman): Saw action in five games with no starts ... finished the season with 14 tackles (six solo), one tackle for loss and one forced fumble ... (at UVa) ... recorded four tackles (one solo) and had one TFL for two yards ... came flying into the backfield on a blitz to tackle a Virginia tailback for a loss of two yards on a run in the third quarter ... TFL was the first of his career ... (vs. TU) ... replaced an injured D'Qwell Jackson (elbow) at middle linebacker in the second quarter ... had a career-high seven tackles (four solo) to tie for second-most on the team ... stopped a keeper by QB Walter Washington for no gain on a 3rd-and-1 in the fourth quarter, then posted his first career forced fumble the next play (4th-and-1).
2003 (Freshman): Redshirt season ... made the travel roster as a freshman but did not play, preserving his redshirt.
High School: A four-year letterwinner and three-year starter at Harrison High School in Kennesaw, Ga. ... totaled 145 tackles (82 solo), eight TFLs, six sacks and 13 QB hurries in 2002 ... in addition, he caught 21 passes for 236 yards and two touchdowns as a tight end ... as a junior in 2001, he was an all-region choice after totaling 49 tackles, one sack, six TFLs, two interceptions and causing a pair of fumbles for a team which went 9-3 and finished ranked No. 8 in the state ... as a sophomore, he played in the state championship game as Harrison posted a record of 12-3 and finished the year ranked No. 2 in the state ... named first team all-state (Class 5A) and to the SuperPrep all-region team following his senior season ... named to PrepStar ... ranked as the 18th-best linebacker in the nation by Tom Lemming on ESPN.com ... team posted a 12-1 record in 2002, losing its only game of the season in the third round of the state playoffs ... Harrison finished the year ranked fifth in the state ... also ran track (sprints and discus) where he recorded personal bests of 11.7 (100 meters) and 24.00 (200 meters) ... was also recruited by Boston College, Notre Dame and Vanderbilt ... high school coach was Bruce Cobleigh.
Personal: Tim Cesa was born September 15, 1984 ... son of Mary and Joe Cesa ... last name is pronounced "chase-uh" ... carried a 3.9 grade-point average in high school ... majoring in kinesiology.
Rushing G-GS Att. Gain Lost Net Avg. TD LP 2004 5-0 (played defense) 2005 9-3 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 -- Career 14-3 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 --
Receiving G-GS Rec. Yds. Avg. TD Long 2004 5-0 (played defense) 2005 9-3 1 5 5.0 0 5 Career 14-3 1 5 5.0 0 5