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Justin

Nunez

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Outside Linebacker
Height 5'10"
Weight 181
Year Senior
Hometown Englewood, N.J.
High School Kent School

Bio

At Columbia: Moves to linebacker, where he had a strong spring ... has played cornerback, strong safety and nickelback ... physical player... "Justin just keeps his mouth shut and does his job. He's going to be a really good player for us in the fall," says Coach Wilson.

2005: Ranked sixth on team with 49 tackles, including career bests of nine vs. Dartmouth and Lafayette ...had a sack and two tackles for a loss vs. Big Green ... forced a fumble and had a tackle for a loss at Lafayette ... played 10 games with five starts.

2004: Played in the final nine games of the season at cornerback ... three tackles vs. Lafayette and Yale ... walk-on as first-year.

At Kent School: Was a member of the Lions' football, tennis and basketball teams ... earned three letters for football and was team captain as a senior ... was All-BCSL Olympic League in 1999 ... totalled 101 tackles, 17 passes defensed, two interceptions and five forced fumbles in his junior and senior seasons ... also added 250 receiving yards and three touchdowns ... team went 8-1 in 2001 and won the New England Class A Championship ... All-New England defensive back in 2002 and top singles record in tennis that same year ... National Scholar Athlete Award winner in 2003.

Personal: Majoring in American studies ... father, Domingo graduated from Columbia in '76, earning two letters on the Lion lightweight football team ... sister, Manelle, graduated from Columbia in 2000 ... enjoys reading and volunteering ... founded a community outreach tennis program for inner city children ... worked as an assistant to an orthopedic surgeon ... Justin Alexander Nunez, b. 1/30/84 in New York City.

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