Freshman: Gained valuable experience on the Bears' Junior Varsity team... Secondary School Background: A graduate of Seaside High School where he lettered in football, wrestling, and track & field... Two-time First Team All-Cowapa League Linebacker... Two-time honorary football team captain... Defensive captain his senior season...Rushed for over 800 yards and 13 touchdowns, and averaged over 11 tackles per game his senior year... Track and field team captain... Finished 5th in the District 200 meter dash and 3rd in the long jump... Placed 3rd in the State Championship 4x100 meter relay his senior season... President of the National Honor Society... Class President... Selected Outstanding Chemistry Student of the Year in 2006... Recipient of the Bausch and Lomb Honorary Science Award... Earned the United States Army Distinguished National Scholar-Athlete Award... Personal: Joseph Michael DeNotta, born October 31, 1988... Son of Donald DeNotta... Has two younger brothers, Charlie and Anthony, and two older sisters, Julia and Sally... Father, Donald, played football at Portland State University... Enjoys fishing, hunting, and hiking... Concentrating in Mechanical Engineering.