The Golden Eagles return to action this weekend when they travel for the C-USA Championship game.
The Golden Eagles enjoyed their fourth practice of the fall under sunny skies on Monday.
2014 (Redshirt Junior): Played in nine games, making one start ... Earned first collegiate start in the season opener against Mississippi State ... Missed the next three games with an injury, but returned against Rice ... Finished the season with eight tackles, including five solo stops ... Notched a half a tackle for loss against Rice ... Had a season-high three tackles (all solo) at North Texas.
2013 (Redshirt Sophomore): Named to the 2013-14 Conference USA Commissioner's Academic Honor Roll ... Played in all 12 games on the season ... Finished the year with 14 tackles, including seven solo stops ... Shared a tackle for loss for two yards at Arkansas ... Had a season-best three tackles against No. 22 Nebraska and Middle Tennessee ... Had a season-high two unassisted tackles against Louisiana Tech, Middle Tennessee and UAB ... Recovered a blocked punt for 12 yards against Louisiana Tech.
2012 (Redshirt Freshman): Used primarily in special teams situations on kickoff coverage, playing in 11 of the 12 games during the season ... Made collegiate debut against East Carolina.
2011 (Freshman): Did not compete during the season, taking a redshirt ... Lone football student-athlete to earn President's List honors for spring 2012.
High School: Played at Gulfport High School for coach Mike Justice ... Received the John B. "Shorty" Sneed Scholarship Award from the Gulfport Gridiron Club as a senior ... Participated on the South squad in the Bernard Blackwell All-Star Football Classic ... Led the Admirals to an 11-2 record as a senior, finishing the year with 114 total tackles ... State finalist for the Wendy's High School Heisman Award and named to the Sun Herald All-Coast Football team ... Picked up First-Team All-State 6A honors ... Also played soccer and was a member of the track & field team ... Earned All-State, All-Region, All-District and Team MVP honors in soccer, helping team to 2012 Georgia State Championships ... Also competed in the North and South All-Star Game ... Earned All-Region and All-District accolades in track ... Honor student and member of the National Honor Society ... Also a member of the Student Government.
Personal: Full name is David Gordon Bertucci ... Son of Carol and Philip Bertucci ... Has three brothers -- T.J. Mawhinney, Chris Bertucci and Philip Bertucci -- and a sister, Lucy Bertucci ... Brother, T.J., played football at Mississippi State, and brother, Chris, played football at Memphis ... Born on Oct. 14, 1992 in Sylva, N.C. ... Majoring in biology.