After missing most of 2008 season due to injury and receiving medical redshirt, DeCordova returned to action last season and started 10-of-12 games on the defensive front ... listed as No. 2 defensive tackle heading into 2010 season.
2009: Saw action in all 12 games, starting the first 10 of the campaign ... recorded pair of tackles in five different games ... had a fumble recovery against Marshall ... also recorded a QB hurry.
2008: Played in first three games of season before injury ended campaign prematurely ... was given medical redshirt ... recorded two tackles vs. Tennessee and one each vs. Tulsa and Florida Atlantic ... had a quarterback hurry vs. FAU.
JUNIOR COLLEGE: A defensive standout for two years for head coach John Featherstone at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif. ... helped the Warriors win the California State Championship in 2006 and the Mission Conference Championship in 2007 ... had 18 tackles, eight TFLs (-26 yards) and two sacks (-12 yards) in nine games played during his sophomore season ... also recovered a fumble and returned it 20 yards ... recorded 30 tackles, six TFLs, 1.5 sacks, two pass breakups, one forced fumble and one blocked kick as a freshman ... excelled in the classroom as well, being named to the El Camino Scholar-Baller list.
HIGH SCHOOL: Attended Mira Costa High School in Manhattan Beach, Calif. ... played for coach Don Morrow ... had 32 tackles, two sacks and two fumbles recoveries during his senior campaign with the Mustangs ... earned all-league and all-area honors for Mira Costa.
PERSONAL: Born March 16, 1988 at Torrance, Calif. ... son of Liz and Bill DeCordova ... major is mass communications.