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Mike DeVito

Date of birth : 1984-06-10
Date of death : -
Birthplace : New York, U.S.
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2010-10-27

Mike DeVito is an American football nose tackle and defensive end for the New York Jets. He played college football at The University of Maine. DeVito resides in Wellfleet, Massachusetts on Cape Cod.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

◊ Appeared in 38 career regular-season games, with one career start, and three career postseason games.
◊ Amassed career totals of 76 tackles (33 solo), setting career-highs in tackles (37), solo tackles (19) and fumble recoveries (3) in 2009.
◊ In his first three postseason games, recorded 14 tackles (five solo) and his first-career full sack as the Jets advanced to the AFC Championship in 2009.
◊ Made his first-career start at defensive tackle in place of Marquis Douglas at TB, 12/13/09.
◊ Recorded his first career sack, taking down QB Philip Rivers in the 2009 AFC Divisional Playoff Game at SD, 1/17/10.
◊ Made his NFL debut vs. BUF, 10/28/07.

2009 (JETS) Set career-highs in tackles (37), solo tackle (19) and fumble recoveries (3) as a member of a defensive unit that finished first in the league in seven defensive categories, including total defense and scoring defense.… Appeared in his first three postseason contests as the Jets advanced to the AFC Championship Game for the first time since 1998. … Added 14 tackles and the first full sack of his career in the postseason. POSTSEASON: (AFC Championship: 1/24 at IND). … Collected four tackles (two solo). (Divisional: 1/17 at SD). … Recorded the first full sack of his career when he dropped Philip Rivers for a five-yard loss in the fourth quarter. … Finished the game with five tackles (one solo). (Wild Card: 1/9 at CIN). … Rotated on the defensive line and collected five tackles (two solo). SEASON HIGHLIGHTS: (1/3 vs. CIN). … Collected three tackles (two solo) as the defense posted their second shutout of the season in helping the Jets advance to the postseason for the first time since 2006. (12/20 vs. ATL). … Combined with David Harris to stuff Jason Snelling for no gain on a key third-and-one attempt in the third quarter. (12/13 at TB). … Made his first-career start as the Jets defense held TB to three total points. (11/22 at NE). … Posted a career-high six tackles (two solo). … Named game captain. (11/15 vs. JAX). … Recovered a David Garrard fumble on a botched handoff. (10/25 at OAK). … Scooped up a Bruce Gradkowski fumble after a Calvin Pace sack before pitching the ball to Shaun Ellis. … Dropped Michael Bush for a loss late in the fourth quarter as he helped to preserve the Jets’ first shutout of the season. (10/12 at MIA). … Tied career-high with three solo stops in Jets lone Monday Night Football appearance. (10/4 at NO). … Recorded four total tackles, including a career-high three solo stops as part of a defense that held the league’s number-one scoring offense to 10 offensive points. (9/13 at HOU). … Recovered his first career fumble as Donald Strickland stripped Steve Slaton to halt a scoring drive that had penetrated the Jets 20-yard line.

2008 (JETS) Appeared in all 16 games, recording 28 tackles, 0.5 sacks and two tackles-for-loss. SEASON HIGHLIGHTS: (12/7 at SF). … Recorded his first-career half-sack with 2:10 remaining in the first half as he and David Harris combined to bring down 49ers QB Shaun Hill for a 10-yard loss.

2007 (JETS) Made the 53-man roster as an undrafted free agent and appeared in seven games, recording 11 tackles. SEASON HIGHLIGHTS: (12/30 vs. KC). … Collected a season-high three tackles, including his first two solo stops in the season finale. (10/28 vs. BUF). … Made his NFL debut and assisted on his first career tackle.

BEFORE THE NFL

◊ Recorded 112 total tackles and 16 sacks at Maine.
◊ Earned All-Atlantic 10 honors as a nose tackle for the second time after finishing the 2006 season ranked second on the team with seven sacks.
◊ Played tight end and defensive end at Wallfleet (MA) HS.

OFF THE FIELD

◊ Business major.
◊ Grew up in Massachusetts, but was born in New York. Family hails from NY and New Jersey and are Jets fans.
◊ His late grandfather, Ralph Consiglio, was a long-time high school football coach in Suffern, NY.
◊ Met with children at Goryeb Children’s Hospital at elMorristown Memorial.
◊ Visited Brookside Elementary School in Allendale, NJ as part of the Eat Right, Move More program set up in response to new nutritional guidelines and standards for New Jersey public school cafeterias.
◊ Handed out gift cards to underprivileged children for a holiday shopping spree at the Livingston Toys “R” Us in New Jersey.


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