59 Eli Kovach
Eli Kovach
Height: 6-2
Weight: 260
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Eastlake, OH
High School: Willoughby South
Position: DL
Major: Education

2012: Named First Team All-GLIAC despite missing four games with injury…Finished with 21 tackles (18 solo)…Tied for team lead with 8.5 tackles for loss and also had 2.0 sacks and two fumble recoveries…Had a sack that resulted in a 23-yard loss and safety against Virginia-Lynchburg (9/1)…Finished with six tackles (2.5 for loss) at Hillsdale (9/8)…Also made six tackles against Northern Michigan (9/15) and had five solo stops against Malone (11/10).

2011: GLIAC All-Academic Team member…Honorable Mention All-GLIAC performer…Started all 11 games and team’s fifth-leading tackler with 59 stops (10.5 for loss)…Ninth in GLIAC in tackles for loss…Tallied 2.5 sacks (loss of 27 yards) and 3.0 tackles for loss against Tiffin…Had season-best eight tackles (2.0 for loss) at Findlay…Also made seven stops against Wayne State.

2010: Played in nine games…Recorded 31 total tackles, including two sacks and 5.5 tackles for loss…Also recovered one fumble…Tallied seven tackles against Findlay…Made six tackles (1.5 for loss) against Ferris State…Received GLIAC All-Academic honors.

2009: Started at defensive tackle in nine games for ODU…Recorded a total of 19 tackles…Had seven solo stops and 12 assists…Tallied three tackles for loss…Had two pass break-ups.

2008:  Did not play…Was red-shirted his freshman season…Continued to improve as an interior defensive linemen for the Panthers…Will compete for more playing time as he gets stronger in the Panthers defensive scheme.

High School:  Comes to Ohio Dominican from Willoughby South High School in Willoughby, Ohio…Was named team captain in his final season for the Rebels….Selected to the First Team All-Lake County, All-Premier Athletic Conference and All-District Defense…Voted Lake County Defensive Player of the Year and Kiwanis Lineman of the Year…Was a Division I All-Ohio Special Mention…Earned Scholar Athlete Award and was a Honor Roll student…Was also a member of the Rebels’ track and field team.

Defensive

G

UA

A

Total

TFL/Yds

Sack

PD

FF

FR

2009

10

7

12

19

3.0/6

0

2

0

0

2010

9

8

23

31

5.5/13

2

0

0

1

2011

11

18

41

59

10.5/40

2.5

1

0

0

2012

7

18

3

21

8.5/41

2

0

0

2

Totals

37

51

79

130

27.5/100

6.5

3

0

3

CAREER HIGHS
Tackles: 8 at Findlay (10/15/11)
Tackles For Loss: 3.0 vs Tiffin (10/22/11)
Sacks: 2.5 vs Tiffin (10/22/11)
Fumbles Recovered: 2 times vs Malone (11/10/12)
Pass Break Ups: 1 vs Indy (11/12/11)