At BC: A tremendously talented athlete with great range, he will anchor the BC secondary again in 1999...capped off a strong spring with 11 tackles and one fumble recovery in the spring game.
1998 Season: Started eight games, hampered by a shoulder injury in the other three...finished sixth on the team with 61 tackles (36 solo)...earned All-BIG EAST honors...season-high 15 tackles against Notre Dame...made 10 stops versus Pittsburgh...registered seven tackles against Rutgers, Temple and Louisville...made six pass deflections...one tackle behind the line of scrimmage in the season opener...named to the 1998 Football News' Pre-Season All-BIG EAST team.
1997 Season: Played in all 11 games and led the Eagles with 130 tackles, including 73 solo...also recorded two interceptions, forced one fumble, and recovered two fumbles...earned All-BIG EAST second team honors...named to the Football News All-Conference team...a member of the New England Football Writers All-New England Team...named to the ECAC All-Star team...second among all BIG EAST players in total tackles...had seven double-digit tackle games...recorded a season-high 16 tackles against Miami...finished with 15 total tackles at Virginia Tech...registered 14 tackles (12 solo) at Notre Dame...At Syracuse, he had 11 tackles, forced one fumble and recovered one fumble.
1996 Season: From the opening day victory at Hawaii, Cirino was a fixture in the Eagle defense...finished the season with 50 tackles (27 solo), the most of any first-year player...earned a starting assignment against Navy, but was forced to the sideline for arthroscopic surgery to his right knee after that game...he returned in time to reclaim his starting position for the Syracuse game and finished with six starts in his rookie season...finished the season with a bang, notching nine tackles in both the Temple and Miami games...also had a big game against Syracuse, intercepting one pass, recovering two fumbles, forcing another and making three tackles...had six stops against Pittsburgh.
High School: Earned All-America honors from Tom Lemming's Prep Football Report and Max Emfinger's Bluechips...captured All-Region accolades from Super Prep magazine...was a Blue Chip Illustrated Big East Super Team selection...a three-time All-City and two-time All-State selection...rushed for 594 yards and earned Newark Star Ledger All-Parochial honors as a senior at St. Peter's Prep; missed five games in 1995 with a broken collarbone... led his team to three conference titles, and to the state championship and a number-five USA Today ranking as a junior...his team advanced to the state title game in 1995...made 14 interceptions and scored 24 touchdowns in his schoolboy career...played in the 18th Annual New Jersey North-South All-Star Football Classic...played for head coach Rich Hansen...also competed on the school's basketball and track teams.
Personal: Pedro Enrique Cirino, born June 3, 1978 ... enrolled as a sociology major in the College of Arts & Sciences...was a member of his school's Students Against Driving Drunk program...a member of St. Peter's Latin American Society... Pedro is the oldest of Dilma and Pedro Cirino's three children.
Career Stats Year S A TOT TFL-YDS INT 1996 27 23 50 1-7 2 1997 73 57 130 - 2 1998 36 25 61 1-3 1 TOTALS 136 105 241 2-10 5