Justin Cherocci
Justin  Cherocci

Rochester Hills, Mich.

High School:
Brother Rice

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 231


2014: [Game-by-Game] Started all 13 games … earned First Team All-MAC honors … led the team in tackles with 117, including 59 solos … made eight tackles for loss for 42 yards, four sacks, forced two fumbles and recovered one fumble … had six games with double-digit tackles … was CMU’s leading tackler nine out of 13 games this season … named MAC West Division Defensive Player of the Week after recording a career-high 18 tackles (12 solo) at Kansas … had a team-high 10 tackles, a tackle-for-a-loss and a fumble recovery in the Bahamas Bowl against Western Kentucky (12/24) … tallied a team-high 11 tackles versus Chattanooga … recorded eight solo tackles at Purdue … had a team-high 11 tackles against Syracuse … recorded a team-high 10 tackles against Northern Illinois … had a team-high nine tackles at Buffalo … tallied a team-high nine tackles including two sacks and forced a fumble against Miami (11/15) … finished fifth in the MAC in total tackles with 117 and tackles per game (9.0) and 39th nationally in stops per contest … had 399 career tackles, which is good for seventh all-time at CMU … named to the Rotary Lombardi Award Watch List.

2013: [Game-by-Game] 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] 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] 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.

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