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Dante

Landolfi

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Linebacker
Height 6'2"
Weight 225
Year First Year
Hometown Columbus, Ohio
High School Upper Arlington H.S.
Major Enrolled at Columbia College
Experience High School
School: CC
Birthdate March 05, 2000

Bio

HIGH SCHOOL

 

A 2018 graduate of Upper Arlington High School in Columbus, Ohio, where he played four years of varsity football for Head Coach Joel Cutler … All-Ohio Third Team selection as a linebacker … Preseason All-State selection … Two-time First Team All-Ohio Capital Conference selection … Named the OCC co-Player of the Year in 2017 … Two-time All-Central District football selection … Two-time Columbus Dispatch All-Metro selection in 2016 and 2017 … Named Upper Arlington H.S.’s Wendy’s High School Heisman nominee … Named the OCC’s Ernie Godfrey National Football Foundation Scholar-Athlete and finalist for the Maggied-Romanoff Award in 2017 … Named the Penn Station Athlete of the Year award (October 2017) … Earned back-to-back Hammer/Hitter Awards for leading his team in tackles in 2016 and 2017 … Served as the Golden Bears’ middle linebacker on defense and fullback on offense … Named team captain as a senior … In four-year varsity career, finished with 289 total tackles, four sacks, 29 tackles for loss, nine forced fumbles and five fumble recoveries … Totaled 101 tackles (48 solo), one sack, 12 tackles for loss, five quarterback hurries, four forced fumbles, one fumble recovery, one interception for a 46-yard return and a touchdown as a senior linebacker … Led Golden Bears to a 5-5-2 overall record and 3-2 conference record as a senior …  Recorded a team-high 106 tackles (56 solo), two sacks, 14 tackles for loss, four quarterback hurries, three forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries as a junior … Totaled 80 tackles (53 solo) with three tackles for loss as a sophomore … Led the Golden Bears to an 8-4 record and regional quarterfinalist finish as a sophomore … Earned seven varsity letters in football and wrestling … Also competed for three years on the wrestling team and named team captain as a junior … Two-time All-Ohio Capital Conference Central Division honoree … Earned Archie Griffin Sportsmanship Award … Wrestled at the 195-pound slot … Three-time district qualifier … Led team in wins as a junior (36) and sophomore (30) … As a sophomore wrestler, won 30 matches, captured the Lee Spitzer Golden Bear Invite title, finished second at the All-North Tournament and third at the section … National Honor Society, Cum Laude Society, AP Scholar with Honors, National Merit Commended Scholar and Presidential Scholar nominee … Earned a perfect score of 36 on the ACT test, less than one-tenth of one percent of all who take the test earn a perfect score … Involved in a variety of community service activities … Organized charity race which attracted 900 runners and raised $23,000 for ovarian cancer research treatment … For this event, won the Upper Arlington Youth of the Year award, Association of Fundraising Professionals Award for Youth, Ovarian Cancer Alliance of Ohio’s Inaugural Teal Spotlight Award and Barnum and Bailey Circus Youth Award … Volunteer for Habitat for Humanity ReStore, OCC Student Leadership Conference Football Representative, Volunteer coach and referee and Mat Cubs wrestling program … Named Homecoming King as a senior.

 

PERSONAL

 

Born Dante Louis Landolfi on March 5, 2000 … Son of John and Chrissie Masdea Landolfi in Columbus, Ohio … Has two brothers Johnny and Marco … Older brother Johnny is a student at Georgetown … Mother also attended and was a football/basketball cheerleader at Georgetown … Father was an Academic All-American football player as a wide receiver at Westminster, Ohio (1982-86) and played in two NCAA Division II national championship games before earning an NFL tryout … Grandfather John Madsea played wide receiver at Cincinnati for coach Sid Gilman (1951-55) … Uncle John Masdea walked on to the Southern California basketball team where he eventually earned a college scholarship from coach George Raveling (1990-94) … At age seven, experienced his first dreams of playing football at the college level … Lifelong football devotee … Nickname is Lando … Hobbies and interests include playing the guitar and reading … Speaks Spanish and took an immersion trip to Costa Rica … Visited every Ivy League school … Chose Columbia to get a world-class education in the best city in the world while getting the opportunity to play NCAA Division I football for Al Bagnoli … Selected Columbia over offers from Brown, Dartmouth, Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Davidson, Morehead State, Carnegie Mellon and Dayton, along with interest from Stanford … Enrolled at Columbia College and plans to major in business or economics.

 

ARTICLES

http://nbc4i.com/2017/08/03/ua-linebacker-earns-perfect-score-on-act-aims-for-ivy-league/

http://www.thisweeknews.com/sports/20170926/landolfi-excelling-on-off-field-for-bears

http://www.dispatch.com/entertainmentlife/20171102/upper-arlington-fourth-graders-learn-lessons-planning-race-against-cancer

 

 

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