Senior kicker joined on publication's All-Conference USA squad by seven other football standouts
First-year head coach talks about the state of the Green Wave and the adversity his team has faced to date
Darion Monroe tallies career-high 12 tackles; defense forces three turnovers in the loss
2012: Played in all 12 games as a true freshman...led the team in punts (69) and punting yards (2,846) with eight boots of 50-plus yards, dropping 16 inside opponents' 20-yard line and forcing 13 fair catches...ranked seventh in Conference USA and 52nd nationally in punt yardage per game (41.25)...posted career highs with 10 punts, 403 punting yards, four downed inside the opponent 20 and a pair of 50-yard punts - including a career-long 70-yard boot - at Tulsa (9/8)...averaged 40.0-plus yards per punt nine times, including a season-best 47.2 yards on four punts vs Rice (11/3)...punted nine times for 371 yards with a 62-yard punt and three fair catches vs ULM (9/29)...had eight punts twice: for 322 yards at Louisiana-Lafayette (10/6) and for 339 yards at Houston (11/24).
High School: Three-year letterman at LaSalle Academy for coach Geoff Marcone...rated a four-and-a-half star recruit by ChrisSailerKicking.com and a four-star recruit by KohlsKicking.com while claiming the No. 12 punting recruit nationally by TopRecruitKicking.com...helped lead the Rams to a combined 24-10 record with state semifinal appearances as a sophomore and junior, and a state runner-up showing as a senior...earned first-team All-Division I honors as a prepster and claimed first-team all-state recognition as a junior and senior...for his career, punted 122 times for 4,638 yards (38.0 avg.) with a long of 60 and 33 downed inside the 20-yard line while scoring a combined 90 points after connecting on 66 PATs and eight field goals...as a senior, punted 30 times for 1,299 yards (43.3 avg.) with a long of 55 and 11 downed inside the 20 while hitting 35 PATs and a pair of field goals, and was selected to participate in the Rhode Island Governor's Cup All-Star Game...punted 58 times for 2,237 yards (38.6 avg.) and 13 downed inside the 20 to go with 14 PATs and two field goals as a junior...as a sophomore, tallied 34 punts for 1,102 yards (32.4 avg.) and nine downed inside the 20 while nailing 17 PATs and four field goals...also lettered twice in baseball...off the field, was a member of the Honor Roll and Best Buddies Rhode Island, a volunteer organization which works with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Personal: Born Peter Anthony Picerelli on Feb. 3, 1994, in Providence, R.I...son of Robert and the late Marilyn Picerelli...has one brother, Jimmy...mother, Marilyn, played tennis and ran track at the University of Rhode Island and is a member of the school's Hall of Fame...undecided on major.
Picerelli's Career Punting Statistics