37 - John Kavanagh
John Kavanagh
Height: 5-10
Weight: 185
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Cos Cob, Conn.
High School: Greenwich
Position: DB

2010: Two-year letterwinner and a team captain ... among the top return men in the country ... a preseason Second Team All-America selection at kick returner ... expected to compete for the starting nod at strong safety and will likely continue to return kickoffs.

2009: Played in all 10 games, starting six contests at linebacker ... earned Second Team All-State honors as a kick returner ... finished fourth on the team with 48 tackles, including 32 solo stops ... also had five tackles for a loss of 24 yards ... notched 2.0 sacks (-19), two pass breakups and recovered two fumbles ... returned 15 kickoffs for a 33.2 average, leading Division III in that category ... also had two punt returns for three yards ... posted a career-high eight tackles and had a 99-yard kickoff return for a touchdown in a 28-21 win over Guilford (10/24) ... had seven tackles in a 28-14 win over Catholic (10/10) and in a 38-31 loss to Hampden-Sydney (10/17).

2008: Played in all 10 games with one start during his rookie campaign … posted 21 tackles and one pass breakup … posted a season-best six tackles and one pass breakup in a 39-29 loss to Hampden-Sydney (10/18) … also had five stops in a 31-23 win over Averett (9/27).

High School: Lettered in football, baseball and lacrosse at Greenwich High School … helped lead the football team to two conference championships and a pair of state titles … named first team all-conference in football as a senior … also garnered honorable mention all-conference laurels in lacrosse.

Personal: Mother, Alyce, was a seven-time All-America diver at Manhattanville College … accounting major.