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The Bearcats defeated Pitt 34-10 on Sept. 6 in the 2012 season opener at Nippert Stadium.
Updated: November 28
2012:Tallied seven tackles including one tackle for loss and a sack while adding one pass break up against USF (11/23)...against Rutgers (11/17) made five tackles...recorded two total tackles against Temple (11/10) ... forced a fumble vs. Syracuse and recorded a quarterback hurry(11/03) ... finished with two solo and three assisted stops ... recorded three total tackles including a quarterback hurry against Louisville (10/26)...had six total tackles vs. Toledo (10/20), including two tackles for a loss as well as one sack for a loss of six yards...had three solo tackles vs. Fordham (10/12), including a sack for a five-yard loss ... had two quarterback hurries ..recorded fifth quarterback hurry on the season vs. Miami (OH) (10/06) ... added one tackle ... earned a quarterback hurry and one tackle vs. Virginia Tech (09/29) ... against Delaware State (09/14), made three total tackles ... recorded five solo stops and four assisted tackles in season opener vs. Pittsburgh (09/06) ... one assisted tackle resulted in a loss of four yards.
2011: Played in all 13 for the Bearcats ... had four tackles for a net loss of one yard at Tennessee ... recorded one sack for a 16 yard loss against Akron ... also forced and recovered one fumble.
2010: Made his first career start in the opener at Fresno State ... had six tackles, including a sack, a tackle for a loss, and his first career forced fumble.
2009: Saw action in all 13 games as a regular in the defensive line rotation ... totaled 42 tackles, 7.0 for a loss, a pair of sacks, four quarterback hurries, and a pass break up ... made his UC debut in the season opener at Rutgers, finishing with a pair of tackles and a quarterback hurry ... added four tackles against Southeast Missouri State ... had a pair of stops at Oregon State ... tallied a career-best nine tackles against Fresno State ... finished with a pair of tackles at Miami (OH) ... had seven tackles, including 1.5 for a loss, and his first career sack at USF ... had a pair of tackles, 1.5 for a loss, a pass break up, and a sack against Louisville ... had a tackle and quarterback hurry at Syracuse ... finished with three tackles, a sack, and a quarterback hurry against Connecticut ... finished with two tackles against West Virginia ... tallied three tackles and a quarterback hurry against Illinois ... finished with a pair of tackles at Pittsburgh.
Lincoln-Way East High School: A four-year starter at defensive end ... compiled a 44-6 career mark, including the 2005 Illinois 8A State title for the Griffi ns ... a two-time all-conference, all-area (Star Newspapers) and Champaign News-Gazette All-State choice ... selected the Southwest Suburban Conference Defensive Player of the Year after his senior season ... coached by Rob Zvonar.
Daniel James Giordano: Born Sept. 17, 1989 ... son of Edward and Denise Giordano.
Academic Major: Pre-Business Administration.