80 Anthony Kukwa
80 Anthony Kukwa
Height: 6-3
Weight: 221
Year: 5th/Sr.
Hometown: Perry, Ohio
High School: Perry/Ball State
Position: TE

2015: Started all 11 games... caught 18 passes for 245 yards... scored four touchdowns... All-GLIAC Honorable Mention... named to GLIAC All-Academic Team

2014: Started 10 games... caught six passes for 121 yards and two touchdowns... All-GLIAC Academic Team

2013: Missed season due to injury...named to GLIAC All-Academic Excellence Team

2012: Was the team's top pass-catcher in his first season with the team... played in 11 games with eight starts at either tight end or wing back as a redshirt freshman... caught 39 passes for 409 yards and four touchdowns, leading the squad in both receptions and touchdowns... also rushed six times for 69 yards... caught three passes for 55 yards and two touchdowns against Ferris State Sept. 8, earning a spot on GLIAC Weekly Honor Roll... had a season-high 72 yards receiving and a touchdown vs. Saginaw Valley State Sept. 22... caught a touchdown pass in three straight games... had a season-high six receptions at Notre Dame Oct. 6... totaled five games with five-or-more receptions, including each of the last three games of the season... had a 52-yard run against Malone Oct. 13... also recorded two solo tackles on the season. 

PRIOR TO LAKE ERIE: Transfer from Ball State University… redshirted in 2011 as a true freshman for the Cardinals... All-Ohio in football, baseball and basketball  at Perry High School… earned three letters in football for the Pirates. . . helped team to a 6-5 record as a senior and a 32-13 career mark . . . helped squad to the state playoffs in 2007, 2008 and 2010, and an appearance in the regional finals in 2008 . . . three-time All-Chagrin Valley Conference . . . tallied 35 catches for 659 yards and 12 touchdowns as a senior . . . averaged 18.8 yards per catch as a senior . . . managed 82 catches for 1,647 yards with 23 TDs and a 20.1 yards-per-catch average in career . . .  scored over 1,000 points in basketball career and averaged over 14.0 rebounds per game . . . set the school record for most rebounds in a season as a junior . . . helped team to the conference championship as a junior . . . Earned four letters in baseball, named all-conference as a junior when he batted .500 with 17 homeruns plus struck out 100 as a pitcher and helped team to conference title.

PERSONAL:  Born Oct. 30, 1992… son of Tony Kukwa and Mary Turner... married to Taylor ... has two sons, Anthony V and Elliot... undecided on a major.