53 - Gary Acquah
Gary Acquah
Height: 6-2
Weight: 262
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Bronx, N.Y.
High School: Mount St. Michael Academy
Position: DL

TEAM CO-CAPTAIN

AS A JUNIOR IN 2012:
• Started all 11 games on the season.
• Named second team All-Patriot League.
• Received the Davitt Award as the team’s top defensive lineman.
• Ranked fourth on the squad and led all Holy Cross defensive linemen with 54 total tackles on the year, including 35 solo stops and two sacks.
• Placed second on the team with seven tackles for loss.
• Ranked 20th in the Patriot League in tackles for loss, 28th in tackles.
• Also recorded a pass breakup and a blocked extra point.
• Tied his career-high with 10 tackles against New Hampshire.
• Made eight tackles, including one tackle for loss, at Lafayette.
• Totaled seven tackles with a quarterback sack at Harvard.
• Posted six total tackles against Dartmouth.
• Recorded five tackles and a sack in the shutout victory at Georgetown.

AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2011:
• Played in all 11 games on the season, starting nine times.
• Led all Crusader defensive linemen with 40 tackles on the year.
• Also registered two sacks and three tackles for loss.
• Ranked 46th in the Patriot League in total tackles.
• Recorded a season-high 10 total tackles against Georgetown, including two tackles for loss.
• Made five total tackles against Massachusetts.
• Finished with four total tackles against Harvard, Brown and Lehigh.
• Totaled three tackles and a sack during the season finale at Fordham.
• Registered three tackles and a sack in the victory over Colgate.

AS A FRESHMAN IN 2010:
• Did not see any varsity action.

HIGH SCHOOL:
• Played for head coach Mario Valentini at Mount St. Michael Academy.
• Served as team captain during his junior and senior seasons.
• Named first team All-State, first team All-City and first team All-Bronx as a senior.
• A three-time All-Catholic High School Football League selection.
• Selected as the Bronx / Manhattan Player of the Year by the New York Post as a senior.
• Totaled 64 tackles and eight sacks during his senior year, while leading Mount St. Michael to the CHSFL title.
• Recorded 169 tackles over the course of his high school career, in addition to rushing for 1,318 yards and 23 touchdowns as a fullback.
• Also lettered in basketball, and earned All-League honors.
• Member of National Honor Society.

PERSONAL:
• Son of William and Vera Acquah.
• Has one brother, Kenny, who is a sophomore linebacker for the Crusaders.
• Majoring in Sociology.

ACQUAH'S DEFENSIVE STATISTICS
YEAR GP-GS UT AT TT SACK TFL INT PBU
2011 11-9 23 17 40 2-3 3-7 0-0 0
2012 11-11 35 19 54 2-5 7-14 0-0 1
TOTAL 22-20 58 36 94 4-8 10-21 0-0 1