Talented juco transfer who will provide the Bears' defense with needed depth up the middle and should push returning starter Andrew Beisel at the Mac linebacker spot.
Glendale CC: Finished third on the team in total tackles with 57 and led squad in forced fumbles for Coach Mickey Bell at Glendale (Ariz.) Community College in 2011 ... Led Glendale to an 8-4 record and berth in the Valley of the Sun Bowl last season ... Team was 8-3 and finished as conference runners-up his freshman season at Glendale.
High School: Earned all-conference and all-state distinction as a senior at Poudre High in Fort Collins, Colo. ... Helped Coach Steve Bradley's team to a 10-3 record and state semifinal run as a standout middle linebacker his senior season (2008) ... Posted 111 total tackles and earned second-team all-state and first-team all-conference distinction as a senior ... Was also a three-year letterman in wrestling.
Personal: Timothy James Piccarreto was born 6/15/91 in Fort Collins, Colo. ... Son of Scott Piccarreto and Jackie Hazard of Phoenix, Ariz. ... Has four brothers, Jasper, Josh, Levi and Gabe, and a sister, Nona ... Plans to major in Exercise and Movement Science.