10 - Joe Piko
Joe Piko
Birth Date: 02/04/1981
Height: 5-9
Weight: 170
Year: Senior
Hometown: Oak Lawn, Ill.
High School: Marist
Position: Defensive back
Seasons at Butler: 4th season
Has played both running back and defensive back during his Butler career...boasts excellent speed...clocked at 4.55 in the 40 during spring testing...2001: Saw action in all 10 games...finished 12th on the team in total tackles...tied for the team lead with two fumble recoveries...posted a career-high seven tackles at Southern Utah...had a 30-yard pass interception return for a touchdown against Valparaiso...2000: Played in nine games as a running back...tied for third on the team in rushing with 86 yards on 23 carries...gained 61 yards on 11 carries in Butler's victory at Quincy...had two pass receptions for 19 yards and five kickoff returns for 80 yards...chalked up five tackles on special teams...1999: Sat out 1999 campaign with a broken foot...Personal: Marketing major...born 2/4/81...son of James and Mary Pat Piko...brother of former Butler wide receiver Jim Piko ('97)...High School: Two-year starter at Marist High School...racked up 1,500 all-purpose yards and 10 TDs as a senior...prep team captain and offensive most valuable player...earned three varsity letters in track and two in basketball...honor student...High School Coach: Werner Emmrich.