At Columbia: Could pan out to be an All-Ivy League-caliber linebacker ... “He’s a hitter,” says Coach Wilson, “and he plays fast.”

2006: Saw time in all 10 games as a first-year, starting seven... played much of the season with a cast on his arm ... tied for fourth on the team with 55 tackles ... third on the team in sacks, with one each vs. Cornell, Harvard, and Iona ... named Ivy League Rookie of the Week after making a season-best 12 tackles, including a sack for an 11-yard loss, in win over Cornell ... seven tackles each vs. Princeton and Brown ... six tackles vs. Dartmouth ... totaled five tackles for a loss on the season.

At State College High School: Earned three letters in football and two in wrestling ... captain of both teams as a senior ... football most valuable player as a senior ... first team all-conference as a linebacker and second team as a running back ... second team all-state ... played in the East-West all-star game ... PIAA state qualifier in wrestling.

Personal: Plans to major in film ... attended Penn State’s “Young Filmmakers Institute” ... father played for the 1983 national champion Penn State football team ... Justin Michael Masorti, b. 8/13/87 in Iowa City, Iowa.

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