DSU Football BIO
7 Brian Cavicante


2018: All-MEAC First Team selection … second in the league in total tackles (89) and third in tackles-per- game (8.1) … second in the conference with 17 tackles-for-loss and tied for third with 50 unassisted tackles … MEAC Defensive Player-of-the-Week after recording 12 tackles (eight unassisted), including five behind the line-of-scrimmage, and a fumble return for a touchdown vs. St. Francis on Sep. 8 … 2018 Preseason All-MEAC First Team pick

2017: Appeared in all 11 games at inside linebacker … second on the Hornets and 13th in the MEAC in tackles at 6.7 per game (74 total) … recorded 32 solo tackles and assisted on 42 stops … second on the team with 10 tackles-for-loss (-36 yds.) and tied for second on the squad with two sacks (-15) …  also credited with two pass break-ups and two pass deflections … posted career-high 16 tackles, including four solo stops, vs. NC Central (Oct. 28) … also recorded career-best three tackles for loss in NC Central contest … had four solo tackles, including one behind the line-of-scrimmage, and five assists to help lead Hornets to 33-30 win over Morgan State (Nov. 11) … collected eight tackles (three solo), including two backfield stops (-9) and a sack, in loss to Hampton (Sep. 8) … had four solo stops (1.5 behind the line-of-scrimmage) and four assists at Savannah State (Nov. 3) … recorded five solo tackles and one assist in loss to FBS West Virginia (Sep. 16) … lone solo tackle was a nine-yard sack in 17-14 win over So. Carolina State (Oct. 21)

2016: Competed in all 11 games as a true freshman … second on the Hornets and tied for 18th in the MEAC in total tackles at 6.4 per game (70 total) … recorded 47 solo tackles and assisted on 23 others … also credited with 7.0 tackles for loss (-19), 1.5 sacks (-8), one fumble recovery, one pass break-up and a pass deflection … recorded career-high 13 tackles in two games … had game-high 13 tackles (10 solo, 3 assists) vs. MEAC champ North Carolina Central (Nov. 5) … also recorded a sack and pass break-up in NC Central contest … led all players with 13 tackles (7 unassisted, 6 assists, 1 TFL) at South Carolina State (Oct. 22) … collected seven tackles (five solo), including a backfield stop, in collegiate debut at Delaware (Sep. 1) … recorded five solo tackles and two assists vs. Howard on Nov. 19 … had six tackles, including one behind the line-of-scrimmage, vs. Bethune-Cookman (Oct. 29) … credited with six tackles (three solo), including 1.5 tackles for loss, vs. Hampton (Oct. 8).      

2015: Enrolled at Milford Academy Prep … season stats included 80 tackles, 11 tackles for loss, 10 sacks, three interceptions and two fumble recoveries.

High School: 2014 All-Conference linebacker and utility player as a senior … competed in All-State Shootout … senior season defensive stats included 101 tackles, eight sacks, 10 tackles-for-loss and five forced fumbles … also rushed for 678 yards and eight  touchdowns as a senior … ran for 878 yards and 11 touchdowns during junior year  … sophomore year defensive stats  included 40 tackles, six sacks and four other backfield stops … also a member of Norcum’s track and field team … helped lead track and field squads to indoor and outdoor state championships in the same school year for the first time in its history as a senior .. two-time state shotput champion. 

Personal: Son of Michelle and Michael Cavicante … has one sister, Briana, 20 …hopes to work in physical therapy … last name is pronounced KY-VIH-CONT-TAY … switched to No. 7 for 2017 season after wearing 43 as a freshman in 2016.

Position: Linebacker
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 220
Year: Senior
Hometown: Portsmouth, Va.
High School: Milford Academy Prep
Experience: High School
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