5 - Christopher Lopes|
Prior to Sacramento State: Attended Connecticut for three seasons (2009-11)…redshirted in 2009 before playing for the Huskies the next two years…was a member of the team which won the Big East title and played in the Orange Bowl in 2010…in 2011, he appeared in eight games and made six tackles on special teams…earned Big East all-academic honors in 2011.
High School: A 2009 graduate of the Tilton School in Tilton, N.H…became the first player in school history to play Div. I BCS football…following his senior season he was selected to the New Jersey vs Northeast All-Star Cassic for Joe Theismann and led the Northeast team with 11 tackles and a pass breakup…named all-New England and all-Evergreen League as a junior and senior…was also named to the Collegiate Sports of America all-region team those two years…as a senior he recorded 91 tackles with five interceptions, four forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries…also rushed for over 400 yards with four TDs and had 500 receiving yards and five touchdowns…was named the team MVP as a senior and also served as a team captain…as a junior, he recorded 75 tackles, five interceptions, three forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries…on offense, he rushed for 150 yards and a TD and had 400 receiving yards with five touchdowns…ran track where his time of 10.84 in the 100 was the fastest in New Hampshire in 2009…as a sophomore at Brockton HS he was named a Big Three League all-star and was a member of the Boston Globe all-scholastic team…intercepted seven passes to go along with 77 tackles that season…also had over 800 all-purpose yards with nine touchdowns…helped his teams to a 36-8 record during his four years, including a pair of undefeated seasons…as a freshman, Brockton went 13-0 and won the Div. I Superbowl…as a junior Tilton was 9-0 en route to winning the NEPSAC.
Personal: Majoring in communication studies…parents are Oliveiro Lopes and Karen Burgo.