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#41 Justin Cherocci
Position: Linebacker
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 231
Year: Senior
Hometown: Rochester Hills, Mich.
High School: Brother Rice HS
Major: Sociology
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Justin Cherocci
Courtesy: CMU Athletic Communications
Release: 09/10/2012

2013: [Game-by-Game Statistics] Earned Third Team All-MAC recognition ... named CMU's Defensive Upfront Co-Player of the Year ... received Phil Steele Midseason First Team All-MAC honors ... named to Phil Steele Preseason All-MAC Third Team ... selected to Athlon Sports Preseason All-MAC Second Team ... led the MAC in total tackles with 121 and ranked 16th in the NCAA in tackles per game (10.1) ... led CMU in tackles in seven games and recorded seven double digit tackle performances ... tied for the team lead in sacks with 4.0 and ranked second in tackles for loss (9.5) ... recorded 13 tackles, including a season high eight solos, one sack and two forced fumbles against UNH (9/7) ... had 11 total tackles, including a season high 2.5 (-11 yards), at UNLV (9/14) ... tied a career high with 15 tackles and had a fumble recovery versus Toledo (9/21) ... made 11 stops and recorded his first career interception against Northern Illinois (10/19) ... finished the season by registering 11-tackle efforts against UMass (11/23) and Eastern Michigan (11/29). 

2012: [Game-by-Game Statistics] Named CMU Defensive Co-Player of the Year … led CMU and ranked fifth in the MAC and 19th nationally with 132 total tackles ... also the nation’s leader in assisted tackles with 89 ... recorded double digit stops in seven games and was CMU’s leading tackler in six ... recorded a career-high 15 tackles against Southeast Missouri State (8/30) ... led team with 10 tackles against Michigan State (9/8) ... made a team-high seven tackles at Iowa (9/22) ... totaled 10 tackles and one pass break-up at Northern Illinois (9/29) ... recorded 14 tackles against Navy (10/12) ... made eight tackles against Ball State (10/20) ... tied career-high with 15 tackles and one pass break-up against Akron (10/27) ... made 12 tackles against Western Michigan (11/3) ... tallied nine tackles at Eastern Michigan (11/10) ... made seven tackles against Miami (11/17) ... recorded 12 tackles at UMass (11/23) … made eight stops in Little Caesars Pizza Bowl win over Western Kentucky (12/26).

2011: [Game-by-Game Statistics] Made first career appearance in season opener win against SCSU (9/1) ... appeared at Kentucky (9/10) ... recorded a tackle at Western Michigan (9/17) ... recorded five tackles at Michigan State (9/24) ... appeared against Northern Illinois (10/1) ... led the Chippewas defense with a career-high 11 tackles and broke up a pass at NC State (10/8) ... recorded ten tackles against Eastern Michigan (10/15) ... appeared at Akron (10/29) ... recorded a tackle at Kent St. (11/4) .. recorded a tackle against Ohio (11/10).

2010: Redshirted.

High School: Two-year letterman ... selected to played in the MHSFCA East-West all-star game ... all-state honoree ... led the state of Michigan with 193 tackles as a junior ... again led the state with 220 tackles as a senior ... holds the top two single season tackle totals in school history ... helped lead Brother Rice to the Division 2 state semifinals in 2009 ... earned Division 1-2 all-state first team honors as a senior.


CAREER STATS
  GP GS UA A TOTAL TFL SACKS INT PD FF FR
2011 10 1 13 16 29 1.0-2 0-0 0-0 1 0 0
2012         13 12 43 89 132 2.5-6 0-0 0-0 2 0 2
2013 12 12 47 74 121 9.5-35 4.0-28 1-1 0 2 1
TOTAL 35 25 103 179 282 13-43 4.0-28 1-1 3 2 3