SYLVIA'S CAREER HIGHS All-purpose yards: 18, at Maryland, Oct 29, 2011 Interceptions: 1, at Maryland, Oct 29, 2011 Long interception return: 18, at Maryland, Oct 29, 2011 Tackles: 7, at Virginia Tech, Oct 22, 2011 (1-6) Tackles for loss: 1.0, Northwestern, Sep 03, 2011 (1-0) Pass breakups: 2, at Clemson, Oct 08, 2011
2011 (REDSHIRT FRESHMAN): Appeared in 11 games ... registered two starts at strong safety - against Duke (Sept. 17) and at No. 8 Clemson (Oct. 8) ... finished the season with 38 tackles, two pass breakups, an interception and a tackle for a loss ... notched a career-high seven tackles in a 30-14 loss at No. 16 Virginia Tech (Oct. 22) ... intercepted his first pass and had two tackles in a 28-17 win at Maryland (Oct. 29) ... had four tackles and a season-high two pass breakups in a 36-14 loss at No. 8 Clemson (Oct. 8) ... recorded five tackles in a 16-14 loss at No. 24 Notre Dame (Nov. 19) ... credited with four tackles and a tackle for a loss in the season-opening 24-17 loss vs. Northwestern (Sept. 3).
2010 (FRESHMAN): Redshirted.
HIGH SCHOOL: Earned NEPSAC All-New England Class B honors as a safety at Cheshire Academy in 2009; also gained All-Colonial League first-team accolades ... had 10 interceptions in nine games ... played for head coach Dan O'Dea ... was a four-year starter at quarterback at Dartmouth High School ... earned EMass Division I all-star honors as a senior in 2008 ... was a three-time Old Colony League all-star selection ... captured Boston Globe and Boston Herald All-Scholastic honors in 2007 ... also gained New Bedford Standard-Times Super Team honors ... finished with a 22-3 record leading the Indians ... served as team captain in 2008 ... played for head coach Rick White ... earned Offensive MVP honors for the victorious South team at the 2009 Shriners Football Classic ... also played basketball and tennis at Dartmouth.
PERSONAL: Sean Andrew Sylvia, born October 8, 1990 ... enrolled as a human development and communications major in the Lynch School of Education ... Sean is the third of Carol Ann and Antone Sylvia's four children; his older sister is a BC alumna.