#14 - Andrew Cassara
2012-13 Football
Mokena, Ill.
Aurora Christian
Andrew Cassara

2013: Appeared in all 11 games for Valpo in his junior season...led the team in receptions (58), punt returns (5), punt return yards (33)...returned eight kickoffs on the season for a combined 155 yards...caught three passes for 40 yards at Saint Joseph's (Sept. 7)...recorded three receptions for 29 yards and a TD vs. William Jewell (Sept. 14)...accumulated a season-high 155 all-purpose yards in Valpo's thrilling 49-42 overtime win over Campbell (Sept. 28) on homecoming, after he registered a 14-yard rush, nine catches for 88 yards and a touchdown, and three kickoff returns for 53 yards...snagged eight passes for 54 yards at Marist (Oct. 5)...returned three punts and caught four passes for 55 yards at Mercer (Oct. 12)...tallied a season-high 12 receptions for 135 yards with a TD versus Morehead State (Oct. 19)...registered five catches for 26 yards at Drake (Oct. 26)...collected three passes for 16 receiving yards versus San Diego (Nov. 2)...hauled in a game-high 10 receptions for 81 yards at Butler (Nov. 9)...closed out the season with four rushes for 11 yards and one catch for 15 yards versus Dayton (Nov. 16).

2012: Appeared in nine games for the Brown and Gold...amassed 423 return yards on 20 returns in the first five games including 151 yards in the season opener versus St. Joseph's (Aug. 30)...hauled in an 11-yard reception versus Youngstown State (Sept. 8) to go along with 89 return yards...snagged three passes for 41 yards and returned a kickoff 22 yards at home versus Duquesne on Sept. 15...had a season-high seven receptions for 60 yards and caught his first career touchdown pass at San Diego (Sept. 22), a game in which he also tallied 98 return yards...returned four kicks for 63 yards versus Butler at home on Oct. 6th...had five carries for 28 yards versus Davidson on Nov. 10th...ran a kick back 13 yards at Morehead State on Nov. 17th.

2011: Saw action in seven games as a rookie for the Crusaders ... made two catches for 14 yards and carried the ball three times for eight yards ... had one carry for four yards in collegiate debut at Youngstown State (Sept. 10) ... caught first collegiate pass for four yards at Drake on Oct. 22 ... had a long reception of 10 yards in the win against Campbell (Nov. 12) ... returned a kickoff against Youngstown State ... named team’s Offensive Prep Team Player of the Week for the Morehead State game (Oct. 1).

Prep: Earned four letters in football throughout high school ... earned Second Team All-Suburban Christian Conference (Blue) honors as a senior in his lone season at Aurora Christian ... team’s special teams Most Valuable Player in 2010 ... team captain as a senior ... played at Providence Catholic High School freshman through junior seasons ... also played basketball.

Personal: Andrew is the son of Fred and Julie Cassara ... major is sports management ... born Nov. 25, 1992.