Tommy Grillo
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Lancaster, Calif.

High School:
Oaks Christian HS '07

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 245

Position:
DE

Major:
Human Development

2010: Started 9 of 11 games played, switching from left to right end at midseason... Posted 9 solo tackles and 11 assists for 20 total... Also had 2.5 tackles for losses of 16 yards, including an 8-yard sack vs. San Diego... Credited with a pass breakup and a fumble recovery... Earned season-best 4 stops (1-3-4) in opener at California... Lone sack came against Mason Mills in 2nd quarter... Recovered Jordan La Secla's fumble (on Andrew Benjamin's sack) on the San Jose State 9-yard line, setting up Sean Kelley's field goal.

2009: Played in all 11 games, earning his first career start at Sacramento State... Tallied 13 tackles (6 solos, 7 assists), including 1.5 sacks for 6 yards... Hit Hornet QB Jason Smith for 4-yard loss midway through 2nd quarter in Causeway Classic, one of season-high 4 tackles that day.

2008: Appeared in 11 games as a reserve DE... Amassed 10 total tackles (5 solos, 5 assists), including 2.5 sacks for 11 yards... Hit Portland State's Drew Hubel for two 5-yard sacks in home opener, earning team's Defensive Player of the Week nod... Registered 3 tackles each vs. San Jose State and PSU.

2007: Redshirted... Earned Scout Defense Player of the Week honors after San Jose State game.

OAKS CHRISTIAN HS '07: Starred for powerhouse program that won 46 straight games, was ranked No. 8 in state by MaxPreps and was selected as Cal-Hi Sports Team of the Year... Earned All-Ventura County first-team honors as a senior, recording 74 tackles and 10.5 sacks... Won second-team All-Tri-Valley League honors as a junior, posting 78 tackles and 7 sacks... Also starred in baseball... Made all-county and all-league teams as a pitcher (2.70 ERA) and third baseman (.475 batting average)... Member of National Honor Society... Previously attended Lancaster HS, earning All-Golden League honors as a tight end in 2004.

PERSONAL: Born in Detroit, Mich.... Majoring in human development... Parents are Thomas & Kelley Grillo, whom he lists as non-sports heroes... Sports hero is Brian Urlacher... Career highlight was recording three sacks in section championship game.