That's pretty crazy since he didn't get drafted and started on the practice squad. I would give some props to Ralphie, but I think he would have gone to Maryland anyway because of his dad. Good for you Joe! Way to represent our hard-working team!
Personal: Parents are Paul and Joney Vellano ... father was a first team Kodak AFCA All-American, as well as a second team choice by both UPI and AP in 1973 ... also a two-time All-ACC selection (1972-73) at defensive tackle for Maryland ... first father-son All-America combo at the same school in ACC history and one of four known in FBS (Florida - Lee and Travis McGriff; Georgia - Kevin and Drew Butler; Ole Miss - Archie and Eli Manning) ... brother, Paul, played football at Rhode Island (2006-09) and has been a player-coach the last three years for the Parma Panthers of the Italian Football League ... member of National Honor Society ... enjoys boating in his spare time ... a family science major.
|Vellano's Career Statistics|
Tackles - 20 (vs. Georgia Tech, 10/8/11)
Solo Tackles - 14 (vs. Georgia Tech, 10/8/11)
TFL - 3.0 (vs. Navy, 9/6/10) Sacks - 2.0 (twice: vs. Duke, 10/2/10; vs. Navy, 9/6/10)
PBU - 2 (vs. Duke, 10/2/10)
Fumble Recoveries - 2 (vs. Miami, 9/5/11)
Fumbles Forced - 1 (three times: vs. NC State, 11/26/11; vs. Virginia, 11/5/11; vs. East Carolina, 12/29/10)