45 - Lou Capizzi
|Hometown:||Mt. Prospect, Ill.|
|High School:||St. Viator|
|Seasons at Butler:||4th season|
Returning starter at linebacker...clocked at 4.79 in the 40 during spring drills...one of the strongest players on the squad...had the team's second-best bench press (375) during spring testing...2001: Named second team I-AA Mid-Major All-America by the Football Gazette...starter in all 10 games...finished as the team's third-leading tackler...led the squad in tackles for loss and quarterback sacks...second on the team in assisted tackles...tied for fourth on the team in pass breakups (5)...ranked 18th in the PFL in tackles...earned Horizon League Defensive Player of the Week honors after recording 10 tackles, including one quarterback sack, and a game-saving pass interception against Morehead State...had a career-high 11 tackles against San Diego...recorded 10 tackles against Drake...had eight tackles, including a quarterback sack, in win over Quincy...2000: Started all 10 games at linebacker...finished fourth on the squad in total tackles with 48...led the Bulldogs in pass breakups with five...second on the team with two pass interceptions...had a season-high seven tackles against Albion and San Diego...chalked up six tackles and had a 21-yard pass interception return against Georgetown...returned a pass theft 46 yards against St. Francis (Pa.)...1999: Gained experience in four games with Butler's junior varsity squad...Personal: Marketing major...born 3/25/81...son of Diane Capizzi...High School: Three-year starter at St. Viator High School...two-year all-conference performer...team captain as a senior...helped lead St. Viator to a conference title and the state playoffs in 1998...three-year letterwinner...captain and all-conference performer on prep baseball team...honor student...High School Coach: Kevin Kelly.