UI defensive coordinator Phil Parker had zero hestitation in taking on the role of secondary coach
2012 - - Redshirted.
High school honors - - Named second team all-state as defensive end and third team all-state as offensive lineman as a senior . . . named first team all-Broward County on defense as a senior, as selected by coaches . . . selected first team all-county by Miami Herald and Sun Sentinel . . . named to first team Under Armor All-Star team . . . Career - - earned four letters while playing tight end and defensive end . . . helped team advance to state playoffs as a junior and senior . . . team captain as a senior . . . set school record with eight fumble recoveries as a senior . . . recorded 105 tackles as a senior, with 16 sacks, six caused fumbles, eight recovered fumbles and one touchdown . . . also had 28 tackles for loss, 22 pressures and 10 pass break-ups . . . also lettered in wrestling and track.
Personal - - Born 3/23/94 in Klaipeda, Lithuania . . . open major . . . four-year member of President's List . . . parents are Violeta and Matt Cucchiara . . . high school coach was Marc Guandolo.