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Geoff Amato
89  Geoff Amato

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
El Paso, Texas

High School:
Americas

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 240

Position:
DL

Experience:
2L

Amato Bio Action 2009 (JUNIOR): Appeared in nine games primarily as part of the special teams units, registering two tackles ... had a solo tackle against Marshall ... started the year as the Miners' long snapper before filling a reserve role.

2008 (SOPHOMORE): Played in 11 games mainly on special teams duty, where he recorded one solo tackle (versus Texas) ... also served as a reserve tight end and the Miners' backup kick snapper.

2007 (FRESHMAN): Did not see action.

PRIOR TO UTEP: Played tight end and defensive end at Americas High School in El Paso ... first team All-District defensive end and second team All-Region as a senior, when he was also chosen the outstanding defensive end in the El Paso County High School All-Star Game ... first team All-City defensive end and second team All-District tight end as a junior ... sophomore honors included first team All-District defensive end and second team All-District tight end ... led Americas High with six sacks as a junior, and led the city with 11 sacks as a senior ... made four catches for 112 yards as a senior ... four-year varsity letterwinner for coach Jack Murphy.

PERSONAL: Parents are Serge and Mary Amato ... has two brothers ... brother Brandon played football at Texas A&M Kingsville in 2002 and 2003 ... full name is Geoffrey Martin Amato ... he is left-handed ... born 10/14/87 (El Paso, Texas) ... Criminal Justice major.

Geoff Amato's Career Stats
Year GP Solo TK Assist TK Total TK Rec Yards KR KR Yds KR Avg
2007 0 - - - - - - - -
2008 11 1 0 1 - - 2 28 14.0
2009 9 1 1 2 - - - - -
Total 20 2 1 3 - - 2 28 14.0