#78 Drew Mormino
Position: Offensive Line
Height: 6'4"
Weight: 301
Year: Senior
Hometown: Buffalo Grove, Ill.
High School: Stevenson HS
Drew Mormino
Courtesy: CMU Athletic Communications
Release: 07/11/2006
Started 29 games over the past three seasons, including every game in 2003 and 2005 … physically imposing presence in the middle of the offensive line … has led the way for a Chippewa running back to rush for at least 1,000 yards in each of the past three seasons … key cog in offensive line that allowed Oakland Raiders free agent signee Kent Smith to pass for at least 2,000 yards in 2004 and 2005 … played alongside current Cincinnati Bengals Eric Ghiaciuc and Adam Kieft.
2005: Started all 11 games at center … led teammates with 75 knockdown blocks … part of an offensive line that helped CMU average 418.8 yards of offense per game … played center for Oakland Raiders free agent signee Kent Smith, who set new single-season and single-game records for total offense … paved the way for true freshman Ontario Sneed to run for 1,065 yards.
2004: Started six games but injuries caused him to miss the other five.
2003: Started all 12 games. 2002: Redshirted.
High School: All-state selection in Illinois … led his Stevenson High School team to an 8A quarterfinal berth … USA Today Red Zone Player of the Year … all-conference twice … earned three letters in football and three in track … set the school record in discus (159-0) and was only athlete in school history to qualify for state meet in both shot and discus.
Personal: Born November 20, 1983 … mother is Kirsten Mormino … most memorable moment in athletics was beating Toledo 21-17 at Kelly/Shorts Stadium … majoring in sociology with an emphasis in social and criminal justice … minoring in earth science.