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#82 Vince Benedetto
Position: Tight End
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 245
Year: Redshirt Freshman
Hometown: Crystal Lake, Ill.
High School: Crystal Lake South H.S.
Major: History
Experience: Redshirt
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Vince has started 14 games at tight end over the past two seasons and will again contend for a starting role in 2013

2012
Made seven starts and played in all 13 games ... caught passes in three games, including three-reception, 29-yard performance in Beef Bowl win over Missouri State ... also recorded catches in wins over UC Davis and Southern Illinois ... caught two-point conversion in road win at Southeastern Louisiana

2011
Started seven games and saw action in all 11 ... recorded two receptions — career-long 23-yarder and 4-yard touchdown — in Beef Bowl game against Indiana State ... caught at least one pass in final five games of season ... tallied career-best five receptions for 34 yards in home game versus North Dakota State ... member of Missouri Valley Football Conference Honor Roll for academics

2010
Played in all 11 games ... did not factor into any receiving statistics, but did record one kickoff return for four yards and was credited with pair of tackles on special teams

2009
Redshirted ... honored as team’s Scout Offense Player of the Week prior to Missouri State game and as Scout Special Teams Player of the Week the following week before North Dakota State game

BEFORE SDSU
Earned all-conference and first-team all-area honors from both the Northwest Herald and Daily Herald newspapers in suburban Chicago ... two-year captain and was honored as team offensive lineman of the year ... recorded 415 receiving yards and three touchdowns in helping lead Crystal Lake South High School to the Class 7A semifinals in 2008 under the direction of coach Jim Stuglis