2009: Started every game at right guard for a second straight season ... blocked for a rushing attack that ranked 30th in the nation and third in the conference ... part of a line that allowed just 1.36 sacks per game to rank among the top 24 in the nation.
2008: Started all 11 games at right guard ... helped clear the way for two 1,000-yard rushers and was part of a ground game that finished ninth in the nation in yards per game ... blocked for a rushing attack that broke the Big South conference record for rushing yards in a game in each of the last two contests of the season ... part of a unit that allowed just 17 sacks and ranked 37th in the nation in sacks allowed.
2007: Played in every game but one along the offensive line ... played both guard and center ... part of an offensive line that allowed just 1.45 sacks per game to rank 30th in the nation.
2006: Saw limited action in one game.
High School: A 2005 graduate of Patchougue-Medford High School ... three-time letterwinner in football for the Raiders as an offensive/defensive lineman ... first team all-state, All-Long Island, all-county and all-division as a senior ... won the Zellner Award as the best lineman in Suffolk County ... over 200 tackles as a defender over his career.
Personal: Born Christopher John Pugliese on September 4, 1987 in Medford, New York ... son of Michael and Mary Pugliese ... two brothers ... enrolled in masters program in liberal studies.