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James Trucilla

270 lbs.
Erie, Pa.
Cathedral Prep
High School

2017 –
Appeared in seven of UVA’s 13 games … made one stop against William & Mary … made one solo tackle against UConn … made one tackle against Navy in the Military Bowl. 2016 – Appeared in six of UVA’s 12 games … made collegiate debut against Richmond in the season opener … recorded one tackle against the Spiders … made one tackle at then-No. 24 Oregon … made one stop at Georgia Tech … recorded one tackle at Virginia Tech. 2015 – Did not appear in any games … redshirted season.

Played defensive tackle at Cathedral Prep for head coach Michael Mischler … rated a three-star recruit by,, and … tallied 40 tackles, 18 tackles for loss and 6.0 sacks in 2014 … two-time first-team all-state Class AAA … twice named to the Erie Times-News District 10 All-Star team … named to the Pennsylvania Football News first-team all-state squad … helped Cathedral Prep to an 11-1 record and an appearance in the first round of the AAA state playoffs … earned the 2015 Wilwohl Memorial Award which is Cathedral Prep’s award for outstanding student character and athletics achievement … awarded the 2014 Richard Arrington Award as Erie County’s outstanding lineman … son of John and Suzanne Trucilla … has two older brothers, John and Luke … has three sisters, Marielle, Grace and Anne … maternal grandfather, Jerry Uht, played professional baseball in the Cleveland Indians’ organization … father, John, played baseball and Dayton and was a two-year captain … brother, John, participated in the javelin at Texas … brother, Luke, played one season of football at Minnesota … sister, Grace, has signed an NLI to attend Penn State and particpate in track & field … is a triplet, along with sisters Anne and Grace … at 12 years old went door-to-door and raised over $1,000 to give to the family of a 9-year old boy who drowned in a nearby creek … likes to hunt, fish, play golf, and also plays the drums and the piano.