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Sam Aiello
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Sam Aiello

Hometown:
Carol Stream, IL

High School:
Streamwood HS

Height / Weight:
6-5 / 307

Position:
Offensive Line

Birthdate:
02/27/1981

2004 Draft - - Signed as a free agent with Chicago.

2003 - - Listed as second team right tackle following spring practice . . . missed season-opening win over Miami before returning to action vs. Buffalo . . . started at right tackle in win at Iowa State as Hawkeye offense rushed for 171 yards in 40-21 win . . . started at right tackle in win over Arizona State as offense gained over 300 yards total offense . . . started at right tackle at Michigan State . . . started at right tackle in 30-27 win over Michigan . . . started at right tackle at Ohio State . . . started at right tackle in win over Penn State as team rushed for 212 yards and gained 386 yards total offense . . . started at right tackle in win over Illinois as offense gained season-high 505 yards, including 244 rushing yards and 261 passing yards . . . started at right tackle at Purdue . . . started at right tackle in win over Minnesota as offense gained 344 yards total offense in defeating third ranked opponent of the season . . . started at right tackle in win at Wisconsin as offense rushed for over 200 yards . . . started at right tackle in Outback Bowl win over Florida as offense rushed for 238 yards and gained 408 yards total offense in 37-17 win. 2002 - - saw action in the offensive line in season-opening win over Akron . . . part of Iowa offense that totaled 593 yards total offense, including 376 net rushing yards and 217 passing yards . . . saw action in win over Utah State as Iowa rushed for 300 yards and had 518 yards total offense . . . saw action in win over Michigan State as Iowa offense reached its second highest point total under Kirk Ferentz in Big Ten action . . . saw action in win at Michigan in scoring drive that led to 17-9 Iowa advantage . . . part of Iowa offense that totaled 399 yards of offense in 34-9 win over the Wolverines . . . saw action in win over Northwestern as part of Iowa offense that rushed for 245 yards and gained 475 yards total offense . . . saw action in win at Minnesota as part of Iowa offense that rushed for 265 yards and gained 465 yards total offense . . . 2001 - - started first four games in the offensive line . . . started at right tackle vs. Kent State and at left guard vs. Miami, Penn State and Purdue . . . missed final eight games of the season due to injury . . . 2000 - - did not play vs. Kansas State due to pre-season injury . . . saw first action of career vs. Western Michigan . . . started at right tackle vs. Iowa State, Nebraska, Indiana and Michigan State . . . started at right guard vs. Illinois . . . did not play vs. Ohio State, Wisconsin, Penn State, Northwestern and Texas Tech due to injury . . . 1999 - - redshirted.

High school honors - - Earned all-state honors as a senior . . . first-team all-conference as a junior and senior . . . was team captain and most valuable lineman final two years at Streamwood . . . Career - - lettered three times in football and track and once in wrestling . . . was a three-year starter on both offense and defense . . . helped team average 380 yards total offense per game while compiling a 6-3 record as a senior . . . posted a 16-8 record in wrestling as a prep junior . . . has track and field bests of over 52 feet in the shot put and 145 feet in the discus.

Personal - - Born 2/27/81 . . . given name is Salvatore . . . communication studies major . . . parents are Gwen and Salvatore Aiello, Sr. . . . high school coach was John Padjen.

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