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James Trucilla
James  Trucilla


Erie, Pa.

High School:
Cathedral Prep

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 280




James Trucilla - Defensive Tackle

DL James Judge Trucilla talks about his Spring Ball experience this year as the team prepares for the final week of practice.

2017 -
Appeared in seven of UVA's 13 games ... made one stop against William & Mary ... made one solo tackle against UConn ... made one tackle against Navy in the Military Bowl. 2016 - Appeared in six of UVA's 12 games ... made collegiate debut against Richmond in the season opener ... recorded one tackle against the Spiders ... made one tackle at then-No. 24 Oregon ... made one stop at Georgia Tech ... recorded one tackle at Virginia Tech. 2015 - Did not appear in any games ... redshirted season.


Played defensive tackle at Cathedral Prep for head coach Michael Mischler ... rated a three-star recruit by,, and ... tallied 40 tackles, 18 tackles for loss and 6.0 sacks in 2014 ... two-time first-team all-state Class AAA ... twice named to the Erie Times-News District 10 All-Star team ... named to the Pennsylvania Football News first-team all-state squad ... helped Cathedral Prep to an 11-1 record and an appearance in the first round of the AAA state playoffs ... earned the 2015 Wilwohl Memorial Award which is Cathedral Prep’s award for outstanding student character and athletics achievement ... awarded the 2014 Richard Arrington Award as Erie County’s outstanding lineman ... son of John and Suzanne Trucilla ... has two older brothers, John and Luke ... has three sisters, Marielle, Grace and Anne ... maternal grandfather, Jerry Uht, played professional baseball in the Cleveland Indians’ organization ... father, John, played baseball and Dayton and was a two-year captain ... brother, John, participated in the javelin at Texas ... brother, Luke, played one season of football at Minnesota ... sister, Grace, has signed an NLI to attend Penn State and particpate in track & field ... is a triplet, along with sisters Anne and Grace ... at 12 years old went door-to-door and raised over $1,000 to give to the family of a 9-year old boy who drowned in a nearby creek ... likes to hunt, fish, play golf, and also plays the drums and the piano.



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