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8 Dante Nepa
8 - Dante Nepa
Height: 6-4
Weight: 220
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Santa Rosa Valley, Calif.
High School: Viewpoint
Position: WR
gp 9
yds 475
yds/g 52.8
td 9

School Records:

  • Career: No. 3 in receiving touchdowns (26); No. 5 in receptions (142); No. 5 in receiving yards (1,963); No. 10 in points (158)
  • Season: No. 5 in receptions (62 in 2016); No. 6 in receiving yards (899 in 2016)

2019:

  • First Team All-MWC
  • Team co-captain

2018:

  • Played in all 10 games
  • Totaled 27 receptions for 311 yards (11.5 yards per catch) and five touchdowns on the season
  • Caught seven passes for 71 yards and a touchdown versus St. Norbert
  • Hauled in five receptions for 45 yards and a touchdown at Washington-St. Louis
  • Team co-captain

2017:

  • Played in nine games
  • Totaled 18 receptions for 278 yards (15.4 yards per catch) and four touchdowns on the season
  • Hauled in three catches for 92 yards, including a 70-yard touchdown versus Cornell
  • Posted four receptions for 72 yards and one touchdown at Illinois College

2016:

  • UAA Rookie of the Year
  • Second Team All-UAA, Honorable Mention All-SAA
  • Played in all 10 games
  • Ranked second on the team in receptions (62) while leading the Maroons in receiving yards (899) and receiving touchdowns (8) for 14.5 yards per catch
  • Caught seven passes for 190 yards and two touchdowns at Sewanee
  • Hauled in nine passes for 149 yards versus Carnegie Mellon
  • Tallied four receptions for 131 yards and three touchdowns against Millsaps
  • Posted four games with at least 100 receiving yards and three games with multiple touchdowns

Personal:

  • Major: Public Policy
  • UChicago activities: member of the Order of the "C"
  • Participated in four years of football, two years of track & field, one year of soccer and one year of lacrosse in high school
  • As a senior, he totaled 1,492 all-purpose yards, 77 receptions, 1,186 receiving yards and 14 receiving touchdowns. On defense, he tallied 64 tackles, four interceptions, two forced fumbles, one sack and one touchdown.
  • Team MVP, First Team All-League, Second Team All-County, First Team All-CIF
  • Ventura County All-Academic Team, NFF Scholar Athlete Award
  • In track & field, won the 2015 4x100 relay league championship, team MVP
  • Two-time Headmasters List, two-time Principals List, four-time Scholar-Athlete Award, Honors and AP student
  • Four-year member of the Upper School Advanced Orchestra
Recent Games
Oct 12 Knox W, 37-6
Oct 19 at Cornell College W, 56-7
Oct 26 at Grinnell
Nov 2 Monmouth (Ill.) L, 21-20
Nov 9 at Illinois College W, 20-14
Nov 16 Lake Forest W, 35-21
Statistics category Overall Conf
Receptions 35 12
Yards 475 166
Yards per game 52.8 41.5
Yards per catch 13.6 13.8
Touchdowns 9 3
Date Opponent Score comp att pct yds y/a td int sac yds
Sep 7 Washington (Mo.) L, 43-7 - - - - - - - - -
Sep 14 at Simpson L, 27-23 - - - - - - - - -
Sep 28 Lake Forest W, 27-10 - - - - - - - - -
Oct 5 at Beloit W, 48-0 - - - - - - - - -
Oct 12 Knox W, 37-6 - - - - - - - - -
Oct 19 at Cornell College W, 56-7 - - - - - - - - -
Oct 26 at Grinnell   - - - - - - - - -
Nov 2 Monmouth (Ill.) L, 21-20 - - - - - - - - -
Nov 9 at Illinois College W, 20-14 - - - - - - - - -
Nov 16 Lake Forest W, 35-21 - - - - - - - - -
Date Opponent Score rush yds y/a lng td fum lost
Sep 7 Washington (Mo.) L, 43-7 - - - - - - -
Sep 14 at Simpson L, 27-23 - - - - - - -
Sep 28 Lake Forest W, 27-10 - - - - - - -
Oct 5 at Beloit W, 48-0 - - - - - - -
Oct 12 Knox W, 37-6 - - - - - - -
Oct 19 at Cornell College W, 56-7 - - - - - - -
Oct 26 at Grinnell   - - - - - - -
Nov 2 Monmouth (Ill.) L, 21-20 - - - - - - -
Nov 9 at Illinois College W, 20-14 - - - - - - -
Nov 16 Lake Forest W, 35-21 - - - - - - -
Date Opponent Score rec yds y/r lng td fum lost
Sep 7 Washington (Mo.) L, 43-7 4 63 15.8 25 0 - -
Sep 14 at Simpson L, 27-23 3 23 7.7 8 0 - -
Sep 28 Lake Forest W, 27-10 5 62 12.4 16 2 - -
Oct 5 at Beloit W, 48-0 4 73 18.3 36 2 - -
Oct 12 Knox W, 37-6 5 70 14.0 23 2 - -
Oct 19 at Cornell College W, 56-7 1 8 8.0 8 0 - -
Oct 26 at Grinnell   - - - - - - -
Nov 2 Monmouth (Ill.) L, 21-20 3 41 13.7 20 0 - -
Nov 9 at Illinois College W, 20-14 3 47 15.7 25 1 - -
Nov 16 Lake Forest W, 35-21 7 88 12.6 38 2 - -
Date Opponent Score fgm fga lng xpm xpa pts
Sep 7 Washington (Mo.) L, 43-7 - - - - - 0
Sep 14 at Simpson L, 27-23 - - - - - 0
Sep 28 Lake Forest W, 27-10 - - - - - 0
Oct 5 at Beloit W, 48-0 - - - - - 0
Oct 12 Knox W, 37-6 - - - - - 0
Oct 19 at Cornell College W, 56-7 - - - - - 0
Oct 26 at Grinnell   - - - - - -
Nov 2 Monmouth (Ill.) L, 21-20 - - - 0 0 0
Nov 9 at Illinois College W, 20-14 - - - - - 0
Nov 16 Lake Forest W, 35-21 - - - - - 0
Date Opponent Score punt yds avg long in20 fc tb blk
Sep 7 Washington (Mo.) L, 43-7 - - - - - - - -
Sep 14 at Simpson L, 27-23 - - - - - - - -
Sep 28 Lake Forest W, 27-10 - - - - - - - -
Oct 5 at Beloit W, 48-0 - - - - - - - -
Oct 12 Knox W, 37-6 - - - - - - - -
Oct 19 at Cornell College W, 56-7 - - - - - - - -
Oct 26 at Grinnell   - - - - - - - -
Nov 2 Monmouth (Ill.) L, 21-20 - - - - - - - -
Nov 9 at Illinois College W, 20-14 - - - - - - - -
Nov 16 Lake Forest W, 35-21 - - - - - - - -
Date Opponent Score kr yds avg lng td pr yds avg lng td
Sep 7 Washington (Mo.) L, 43-7 - - - - - - - - - -
Sep 14 at Simpson L, 27-23 - - - - - - - - - -
Sep 28 Lake Forest W, 27-10 - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 5 at Beloit W, 48-0 - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 12 Knox W, 37-6 - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 19 at Cornell College W, 56-7 - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 26 at Grinnell   - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 2 Monmouth (Ill.) L, 21-20 - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 9 at Illinois College W, 20-14 - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 16 Lake Forest W, 35-21 - - - - - - - - - -
Date Opponent Score gp rush rcv pr kr yds
Sep 7 Washington (Mo.) L, 43-7 1 - 63 - - 63
Sep 14 at Simpson L, 27-23 1 - 23 - - 23
Sep 28 Lake Forest W, 27-10 1 - 62 - - 62
Oct 5 at Beloit W, 48-0 1 - 73 - - 73
Oct 12 Knox W, 37-6 1 - 70 - - 70
Oct 19 at Cornell College W, 56-7 1 - 8 - - 8
Oct 26 at Grinnell   - - - - - -
Nov 2 Monmouth (Ill.) L, 21-20 1 - 41 - - 41
Nov 9 at Illinois College W, 20-14 1 - 47 - - 47
Nov 16 Lake Forest W, 35-21 1 - 88 - - 88
Date Opponent Score pts rush rec kr pr int fum xpm fgm saf misc 2pt
Sep 7 Washington (Mo.) L, 43-7 0 - 0 - - - - - - - 0 -
Sep 14 at Simpson L, 27-23 0 - 0 - - - - - - - 0 -
Sep 28 Lake Forest W, 27-10 12 - 2 - - - - - - - 0 -
Oct 5 at Beloit W, 48-0 12 - 2 - - - - - - - 0 -
Oct 12 Knox W, 37-6 12 - 2 - - - - - - - 0 -
Oct 19 at Cornell College W, 56-7 0 - 0 - - - - - - - 0 -
Oct 26 at Grinnell   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 2 Monmouth (Ill.) L, 21-20 2 - 0 - - - - 0 - - 0 1
Nov 9 at Illinois College W, 20-14 6 - 1 - - - - - - - 0 -
Nov 16 Lake Forest W, 35-21 12 - 2 - - - - - - - 0 -
Date Opponent Score tack ast tot sack lost tfl yds ff fr td int yds td brup blk saf
Sep 7 Washington (Mo.) L, 43-7 - - 0.0 - - 0 - - - - - - - - - -
Sep 14 at Simpson L, 27-23 - - 0.0 - - 0 - - - - - - - - - -
Sep 28 Lake Forest W, 27-10 - - 0.0 - - 0 - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 5 at Beloit W, 48-0 - - 0.0 - - 0 - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 12 Knox W, 37-6 - - 0.0 - - 0 - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 19 at Cornell College W, 56-7 - - 0.0 - - 0 - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 26 at Grinnell   - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 2 Monmouth (Ill.) L, 21-20 - - 0.0 - - 0 - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 9 at Illinois College W, 20-14 - - 0.0 - - 0 - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 16 Lake Forest W, 35-21 - - 0.0 - - 0 - - - - - - - - - -
  gp comp att pct yds y/g y/a td int lg effic
2016-17 10 0 1 .0% 0 0.0 0.0 0 1 0 -200.0
2017-18 9 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
2018-19 10 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
2019-20 9 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
Total 38 0 1 .0% 0 0.0 0.0 0 1 0 -200.0
  gp rush yds y/g avg td lg fum lost
2016-17 10 - - - - - - - -
2017-18 9 - - - - - - - -
2018-19 10 - - - - - - - -
2019-20 9 - - - - - - - -
Total 38 - - - - - - - -
  gp rec rec/g yds y/g avg td lg
2016-17 10 62 6.2 899 89.9 14.5 8 66
2017-18 9 18 2.0 278 30.9 15.4 4 70
2018-19 10 27 2.7 311 31.1 11.5 5 28
2019-20 9 35 3.9 475 52.8 13.6 9 38
Total 38 142 3.7 1963 51.7 13.8 26 70
  gp fgm fga pct lg xpm xpa pct pts
2016-17 10 - - - - - - - 0
2017-18 9 - - - - - - - 0
2018-19 10 - - - - - - - 0
2019-20 9 - - - - 0 0 - 0
Total 38 - - - - 0 0 - 0
  gp punt yds avg lg in20 fc tb blk
2016-17 10 - - - - - - - -
2017-18 9 - - - - - - - -
2018-19 10 - - - - - - - -
2019-20 9 - - - - - - - -
Total 38 - - - - - - - -
  kr yds avg td lg pr yds avg td lg
2016-17 - - - - - - - - - -
2017-18 - - - - - - - - - -
2018-19 - - - - - - - - - -
2019-20 - - - - - - - - - -
Total - - - - - - - - - -
  gp rush rcv pr kr yds ypg
2016-17 10 - 899 - - 899 89.9
2017-18 9 - 278 - - 278 30.9
2018-19 10 - 311 - - 311 31.1
2019-20 9 - 475 - - 475 52.8
Total 38 - 1963 - - 1963 51.7
  pts pts/g rush rec kr pr int fum xpm fgm 2pt misc
2016-17 48 4.8 - 8 - - - - - - - 0
2017-18 24 2.7 - 4 - - - - - - - 0
2018-19 30 3.0 - 5 - - - - - - - 0
2019-20 56 6.2 - 9 - - - - 0 - 1 0
Total 158 4.2 - 26 - - - - 0 - 1 0
  gp tkl ast tot tkl/g sck yds tfl yds ff fr yds int yds brup blk
2016-17 10 - - 0.0 .0 - - 0 - - - - - - - -
2017-18 9 - - 0.0 .0 - - 0 - - - - - - - -
2018-19 10 1 0 1.0 .1 - - 0 - - - - - - - -
2019-20 9 - - 0.0 .0 - - 0 - - - - - - - -
Total 38 1 0 1.0 .0 - - 0 - - - - - - - -
  gp comp att pct yds y/g y/a td int lg effic
Total 9 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
Conference 4 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
Exhibition - - - - - - - - - - 0.0
-
Home 5 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
Away 4 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
Neutral - - - - - - - - - - 0.0
-
Wins 6 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
Losses 3 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
-
September 3 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
October 3 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
November 3 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
  gp rush yds y/g avg td lg fum lost
Total 9 - - - - - - - -
Conference 4 - - - - - - - -
Exhibition - - - - - - - - -
-
Home 5 - - - - - - - -
Away 4 - - - - - - - -
Neutral - - - - - - - - -
-
Wins 6 - - - - - - - -
Losses 3 - - - - - - - -
-
September 3 - - - - - - - -
October 3 - - - - - - - -
November 3 - - - - - - - -
  gp rec rec/g yds y/g avg td lg
Total 9 35 3.9 475 52.8 13.6 9 38
Conference 4 12 3.0 166 41.5 13.8 3 25
Exhibition - - - - - - - -
-
Home 5 24 4.8 324 64.8 13.5 6 38
Away 4 11 2.8 151 37.8 13.7 3 36
Neutral - - - - - - - -
-
Wins 6 25 4.2 348 58.0 13.9 9 38
Losses 3 10 3.3 127 42.3 12.7 0 25
-
September 3 12 4.0 148 49.3 12.3 2 25
October 3 10 3.3 151 50.3 15.1 4 36
November 3 13 4.3 176 58.7 13.5 3 38
  gp fgm fga pct lg xpm xpa pct pts
Total 9 - - - - 0 0 - 0
Conference 4 - - - - 0 0 - 0
Exhibition - - - - - - - - 0
-
Home 5 - - - - 0 0 - 0
Away 4 - - - - - - - 0
Neutral - - - - - - - - 0
-
Wins 6 - - - - - - - 0
Losses 3 - - - - 0 0 - 0
-
September 3 - - - - - - - 0
October 3 - - - - - - - 0
November 3 - - - - 0 0 - 0
  gp punt yds avg lg in20 fc tb blk
Total 9 - - - - - - - -
Conference 4 - - - - - - - -
Exhibition - - - - - - - - -
-
Home 5 - - - - - - - -
Away 4 - - - - - - - -
Neutral - - - - - - - - -
-
Wins 6 - - - - - - - -
Losses 3 - - - - - - - -
-
September 3 - - - - - - - -
October 3 - - - - - - - -
November 3 - - - - - - - -
  kr yds avg td lg pr yds avg td lg
Total - - - - - - - - - -
Conference - - - - - - - - - -
Exhibition - - - - - - - - - -
-
Home - - - - - - - - - -
Away - - - - - - - - - -
Neutral - - - - - - - - - -
-
Wins - - - - - - - - - -
Losses - - - - - - - - - -
-
September - - - - - - - - - -
October - - - - - - - - - -
November - - - - - - - - - -
  gp rush rcv pr kr yds ypg
Total 9 - 475 - - 475 52.8
Conference 4 - 166 - - 166 41.5
Exhibition - - - - - 0 -
-
Home 5 - 324 - - 324 64.8
Away 4 - 151 - - 151 37.8
Neutral - - - - - 0 -
-
Wins 6 - 348 - - 348 58.0
Losses 3 - 127 - - 127 42.3
-
September 3 - 148 - - 148 49.3
October 3 - 151 - - 151 50.3
November 3 - 176 - - 176 58.7
  pts pts/g rush rec kr pr int fum xpm fgm 2pt misc
Total 56 6.2 - 9 - - - - 0 - 1 0
Conference 20 5.0 - 3 - - - - 0 - 1 0
Exhibition 0 - - - - - - - - - - 0
-
Home 38 7.6 - 6 - - - - 0 - 1 0
Away 18 4.5 - 3 - - - - - - - 0
Neutral 0 - - - - - - - - - - 0
-
Wins 54 9.0 - 9 - - - - - - - 0
Losses 2 0.7 - 0 - - - - 0 - 1 0
-
September 12 4.0 - 2 - - - - - - - 0
October 24 8.0 - 4 - - - - - - - 0
November 20 6.7 - 3 - - - - 0 - 1 0
  gp tkl ast tot tkl/g sck yds tfl yds ff fr yds int yds brup blk
Total 9 - - 0.0 .0 - - 0 - - - - - - - -
Conference 4 - - 0.0 .0 - - 0 - - - - - - - -
Exhibition - - - 0.0 - - - 0 - - - - - - - -
-
Home 5 - - 0.0 .0 - - 0 - - - - - - - -
Away 4 - - 0.0 .0 - - 0 - - - - - - - -
Neutral - - - 0.0 - - - 0 - - - - - - - -
-
Wins 6 - - 0.0 .0 - - 0 - - - - - - - -
Losses 3 - - 0.0 .0 - - 0 - - - - - - - -
-
September 3 - - 0.0 .0 - - 0 - - - - - - - -
October 3 - - 0.0 .0 - - 0 - - - - - - - -
November 3 - - 0.0 .0 - - 0 - - - - - - - -