Emerged as a terror on the defensive line on third down situations as he saw action in nine games as a freshman … Ranked No. 12 in the Ivy League with five sacks while playing only on third down situations … Led the Lions in sacks (5.0-23 yards) and quarterback hurries (seven), registered 6.0 tackles for loss for 33 yards and made 16 tackles (eight solo) … Made four tackles vs. Cornell (Nov. 12) … Made four tackles and 2.0 sacks at Harvard (Nov. 5) … Recorded a sack, two quarterback hurries and a tackle vs. Dartmouth (Oct. 22) … Registered 2.0 sacks, three tackles (one for loss) and registered three quarterback hurries at Wagner (Oct. 8) … Saw first career game action and made first solo tackle at Georgetown (Sept. 24).
A 2016 graduate of Bergen Catholic High School in Oradell, N.J. where he played two years of varsity football for head coach Nunzio Campanile … Finished with 43 tackles (14 solo), 3.5 sacks and 14.5 total tackles for loss as a senior … Helped lead the Crusaders to a 7-4 overall record and No. 2 state rank … Registered a safety in the season opener of his senior season where he chased down a scrambling quarterback tackled him in the end zone, seven tackles and 3.0 tackles for loss in a 37-7 win over American Heritage, Fla. … Made nine tackles and two tackles for loss vs. DePaul Catholic … Made six tackles vs. St. Joseph Regional … Did not play football his junior season … Split time between linebacker and nose tackle for the Crusaders … Two-time All-Area Bergen County wrestler … In four years of wrestling, compiled a 54-25 career record with 25 pins and five major decisions … Also spent time on the wrestling mat in high school, taking fourth place in the New Jersey State Championships and compiling a 28-9 record at 195 pounds his junior season … Delivered a final-bout, match-winning decision to help Bergen Catholic win the state title and ward of an upset bit by rival Don Bosco Prep … Bergen Catholic was the state’s No. 1 team.
Born Daniel Francis DeLorenzi on January 30, 1997 … Son of Dan and Barbara DeLorenzi of Cedar Grove, N.J. … Father attended Rutgers and works at the MetLife Stadium … Chose Columbia because of the opportunity to play for Al Bagnoli, one of the most successful Ivy League coaches in conference history … Committed to Columbia after his season-opening football game during his senior season … Originally verbally committed to wrestle at Princeton in April, 2015 but changed his mind and opted to play football at Columbia … Committed to Columbia in September, 2015 … Always had a dream of playing college football … Enrolled at Columbia College.