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    Jason Sapp


    Bridgeport, CT

    High School:
    Notre Dame

    Height / Weight:
    6-3 / 256

    Defensive End


    Will back up junior Justin Tuck and sophomore Chris Frome at the defensive end position for the Irish in ?03 after serving in the same capacity last season ? originally arrived as an outside linebacker but switched to end in spring of ?00 ? has had difficulty recovering from a knee injury suffered during his freshman season ? will be mostly a special team player in ?03.

    AS A JUNIOR: Reserve defensive end for Irish in 2002 ? played mostly on special teams ? made 12 special teams appearances ? recorded first career tackle vs. Maryland ... played 6:48 seconds on season, including 6:23 vs. Rutgers.

    AS A SOPHOMORE: Did not see action at defensive end in ?01.

    AS A FRESHMAN: Did not play in 2000 after suffering a knee injury in preseason drills.

    HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Honorable mention selection on USA Today prep All-America team ? earned three letters in football as defensive end and tight end at Notre Dame High School in Fairfield, Conn. ? first-team Connecticut all-state pick as a senior in ?99 after helping Notre Dame to 5-5 record ? selected as defensive lineman to all-Courant high school team for ?99 by Hartford Courant ? made 92 tackles, eight sacks and three interceptions as linebacker in ?99 ? captain of team as senior ? two-time all-conference selection ? caught 28 passes for 389 yards and three touchdowns as tight end during senior campaign ? selected for Nutmeg Bowl county all-star game ? earned three letters in basketball, captaining 19-4 team as senior ? started at center as senior, averaging eight points and 11 rebounds ? won four letters in track, captaining team as both junior and senior while competing in shot put ? second cousin of Tampa Bay Bucs standout Warren Sapp, a former Miami Hurricane star ? full name is Jason Tarrell Sapp ? born June 11, 1982 in Bridgeport, Conn. ? enrolled in College of Arts and Letters, majoring in psychology and sociology.

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