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#30 Mike Salvatico
Position: Running Back
Height: 5'9"
Weight: 195
Year: Senior
Hometown: Marlton, N.J.
High School: Cherokee HS
Experience: SQ

A third-year player who serves as a reserve defensive back ... one of the top all-around athletes on the team ... earned Iron Terp status for the first time in his career last spring, posting the second-best strength index on the team.

As a Junior (2009): Did not see game action ... earned defensive scout team player of the week honors twice, leading up to the MTSU (9/19) and BC (11/28) games.

As a Sophomore (2008): Sat out while fulfilling NCAA transfer requirements ... named scout team defensive player of the week for his efforts in preparation for the Wake Forest game (10/18).

As a Redshirt Freshman (2007 at UConn): Did not see game action.

As a Freshman (2006 at George Mason): Served a redshirt season.

At Cherokee High School: Played running back and defensive back for the Chiefs ... also returned kickoffs ... helped team compile a 10-2 record and claim 2005 NJSIAA South Jersey Group IV title as a senior ... recorded nearly 200 all-purpose yards, two touchdowns and an interception in the state title game, a 32-25 overtime victory ... garnered all-county and all-conference honors in 2005 after rushing for 800 yards and 12 touchdowns with two interceptions on defense ... also accumulated 750 rushing yards and 14 scores as a junior in 2004 ... also considered Lehigh, Rutgers and Towson ... coached by P.J. Mehigan.

Personal: Born in Willingboro, N.J. ... parents are Alexander and Catherine Vasile ... has an older brother, Christopher (25) ... his uncle, George Lehmann, was an all-star in the American Basketball Association and also played in the NBA ... lists winning the state championship as his biggest sports thrill ... was an academic all-county nominee in high school ... majoring in economics.


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