New Orleans Bowl: Member of the traveling squad, saw action in the program's first bowl appearance.
2007: Returned to the field against Kentucky following his third knee surgery...played in eight games total...recorded his first tackle of the year against no. 6 USF, a solo...followed it up with a similar performance at Lafayete...also recorded an assist at Florida.
2006: Returned from his second knee surgery to see his first collegiate game action in the ULL game...played in six games both on special teams and as a linebacker...recorded five total tackles with game highs at Middle Tennessee, where he recorded two assists and versus Troy, where he had one of each...his first collegiate tackle was a tackle assist, which was a sack for a loss of three against ULL.
2005: Tore his AL during spring practice...returned to work out with the squad in the spring and suffered a similar injury.
2004: Used the season as a redshirt season with four seniors and two juniors returning as starters.
High School: Played for Coach Gowan at Amity High School, where he was a highly decorated running back...during his prep career he set a school career rushing record with 3,345 yards, the school touchdown record with 65 scores, the school unassisted tackle record at 86 and assisted tackle record at 75, as well as the average punt record at 41.9...he was named to the All-Conference team 2001-2003, first-team All-State in both 2002 and 2003, first-team All-State in both 2002 and 2003...also earned the New Haven Gridiron Club Live Jackson Award as the All-Area team running back in both 2002 and 2003...the Connecticut Post named him the area's first-team running back in 2002 and 2003...the Hartford Courant also bestowed the same accolades as did the New Haven Register...was voted the team's most valuable player by his teammates his sophomore through his senior seasons and received the Thomas Laugeni Most Valuable Player Award Thanksgiving Day Game in both 2002 and 2003, as well as the Most Valuable Player by the media for the Southern Connecticut Conference Championship Tournament...was recognized numerous times as the athlete of the week by the New Haven Register, the Connecticut Post and the Shoreline Times during his junior and senior campaigns...was the 2003 William Johnson Scholarship recipient, serving as team captain as a senior...two-sport athlete (football and lacrosse)...earned first-team All-State in lacrosse as well as first-team All-Conference...named All-Area first team by the New Haven Register and the Connecticut Post...selected to the 2003 Connecticut Super Juniors Team and was named as the MVP by the media for the Southern Connecticut Conference Championship Tournament...also served as team captain.
Personal: Political science major...son of Ed and Anne Czepiga...born Dec. 29, 1985, in New Haven, CT.
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