DIVITTO'S CAREER HIGHS Interceptions: 1, Massachusetts, Sept. 24, 2011 Tackles: 18, at Army, Oct. 6, 2012 (10-8) Sacks: 1.0, 2 times (last vs. Florida State, Nov. 3, 2011) Tackles for loss: 1.0, 4 times Fumbles forced: 1, 2 times (last vs. Notre Dame, Nov. 10, 2012) Fumbles recovered: 1, 6 times Pass breakups: 2, 2 times (last vs. Notre Dame, Nov. 10, 2012) All-purpose yards: 10, at Northwestern, Sept. 15, 2012 Kick returns: 1, 2 times (last at Northwestern, Sept. 15, 2012) Kick return yards: 10, at Northwestern, Sept. 15, 2012 (1 return) Long kick return: 10, at Northwestern, Sept. 15, 2012
NOTES: Enters the 2013 season having started each of the last 24 games at linebacker ... named to the Lott IMPACT Trophy Watch List in May 2013.
2012 (JUNIOR): Started all 12 games ... led the team with 1,052 snaps played ... finished the season ranked second on the team with 92 tackles ... averaged over seven tackles per game ... career-high 18 tackles (10 solo) at Army (Oct. 6) ... recorded fumble recoveries against Northwestern (Sept. 15), Army, Notre Dame (Nov. 10) and NC State (Nov. 24) ... forced two fumbles, one against Florida State (Oct. 13) and one against Notre Dame ... broke up two passes against both Wake Forest and Notre Dame ... tied for second overall on the team with six total pass breakups ... three 10+ tackle games ... earned Athletic Director's Award for Academic Achievement honors.
2011 (SOPHOMORE): Played in 12 games; started each game as strong side linebacker ... finished the season ranked third on the team with 72 tackles ... led the team with five pass break ups ... recorded four tackles for loss ... ranked second on team with two sacks ... averaged six tackles per game ... contested 735 plays on defense and special teams' units ... posted eight stops and one pass breakup at Notre Dame (Nov. 19) ... notched eight tackles against NC State (Nov. 12) ... finished the game ranked second on the team with six tackles, including five solo tackles and a sack for a loss of six yards, against Florida State (Nov. 3) ... broke up one pass and registered six tackles, one for loss, against Wake Forest (Oct. 1) ... registered his first career interception and finished second on the team with eight tackles against UMass (Sept. 24) ... posted a career-high 10 tackles (7 solo) and added a pass breakup versus Duke (Sept. 17) ... registered his first-ever pass breakup and tallied two solo tackles at Central Florida (Sept. 10) ... recorded seven tackles - five solo and one for loss - and notched his first career sack against Northwestern.
2010 (FRESHMAN): Played in 11 games ... recorded 20 tackles ... recovered two fumbles ... tallied one solo tackle and a fumble recovery against Nevada in the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl (Jan. 9) ... totaled three tackles against Virginia (Nov. 20) ... posted a two-tackle outing at Wake Forest (Nov. 6) ... charted two solo tackles and one fumble recovery against Clemson (Oct. 30) ... registered a season-high four tackles against Maryland (Oct. 23) ... recorded three tackles at NC State (Oct. 9) ... first-career tackle was a tackle-for-loss against Kent State (Sept. 11).
HIGH SCHOOL: Earned USA Today All-America second-team honors and All-State first-team honors as a senior linebacker at Don Bosco Prep ... also gained All-Non-Public first-team accolades in 2009 ... was a two-time All-Bergen County first team selection ... recorded 78 tackles, eight sacks, two forced fumbles, one fumble recovery and two blocked punts in his senior season ... made 77 stops as a junior ... served as team captain in 2009 ... helped the Ironmen to three state titles and the 2009 national title ... played for head coach Greg Toal ... was selected to the USA Football Junior National Team; recorded eight tackles and one sack in Team USA's 17-0 win over Team World (Jan. 30, 2010 in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.).
PERSONAL: Steele Daniel Divitto, born October 24, 1991 ... enrolled as a marketing major in the Carroll School of Management ... Steele is the middle of Rosemary Alfredo and Daniel Divitto's three children.