Augustus “Augie” Contressa
#8 Linebacker/Safety
Stony Brook
Ht: 6’0”
Wt: 225 lbs.
Hometown: Commack, NY
Born: April 7, 1998

Scouting Report: Good athlete that moves well both linearly and laterally…smart and instinctive player against the run who diagnoses and identifies a play’s aiming point with veteran savvy…quality blitzer on passing downs…excellent short burst and ability to read and react with efficient steps…gym rat who has the work ethic to meet the higher weight requests of his coaches if necessary…experience at rover position shows versatility to play in the box as a linebacker or defensive backfield as a safety…overall physical makeup, versatility and athleticism to be a sub-package linebacker and special teams ace…quintessential blue-collar, lunch-pail type player that championship teams require.

Career: Has started 28 consecutive games with 41 career games played…Prior to the canceled 2020 season, was named Team Captain and First-Team Preseason All-CAA Football by Phil Steele…His 88 total tackles with 10.5 tackles for a loss in 2019 led the Seawolves on his way to earning second team All-CAA Football honors…For his career, has collected 212 total tackles with 24.5 tackles for loss and 7.0 sacks.


Senior Highlights (Spring 2021):

Junior Highlights (Fall 2019):

Sophomore Highlights (Fall 2018):

A Day In The Life of Augie Contressa:

Career Highs:

Tackles11Three (3) times
Solo Tackles11@ New Hampshire (10/13/18)
Asst. Tackles5Five (5) times
TFL3.0@ New Hampshire (10/13/18)
vs. Fordham (9/21/19)
Sacks2.0@ New Hampshire (10/13/18)
FF1@ New Hampshire (10/13/18)
vs. James Madison (10/15/19)
INT1@ Albany (11/17/18)

Career Summary

2021: Captain…Started at the rover position for all four games of the truncated Spring Season before the last two games were canceled…Earned Second Team All-CAA Football…registered 23 total tackles with 2.5 tackles for loss and one QB hurry…season-high of eight total tackles with two tackles for loss and one QB hurry in loss versus Maine (3/20).

2020: Captain…Named First-Team Preseason All-CAA Football by Phil Steele…Season canceled due to COVID-19. 

2019: Started all 12 games…Earned Second Team All-CAA Football…Registered a team-best 88 total tackles with 10.5 tackles for a loss and 3.5 sacks…Had at least five tackles in 10 of the 12 games with three double-digit totals…Collected a career-high 11 stops against both James Madison (10/5) and New Hampshire (10/12)…Made 10 tackles at Rhode Island (9/28)…Commissioner’s Academic Honor Roll.

2018: Played in all 12 games and started all 12 at the rover position…His 73 total tackles were the third most on the team…His 47 solo stops were tied for team lead…Had 10.0 tackles for loss and three sacks…Had a 47-yard interception return at Albany (11/17)…Recorded a career-best 11 tackles (all solo) with 2.0 sacks, 3.0 TFLs and a forced fumble in the win at New Hampshire (10/13)…Made 10 tackles at Albany (11/17)…Collected nine tackles in the victory over Delaware (11/10)…Had at least five tackles in eight of the 12 games…as back to return kickoffs during the second half of the season, collected 99 return yards on four returns, including a 31-yard return at New Hampshire (10/13).

2017: Played in all 13 games…Recovered a blocked punt in the end zone for a touchdown at USF (9/2)…Recorded 28 total tackles…Collected a then career-high seven stops at Richmond (10/28)…Had five tackles against Sacred Heart (9/26).

2016: Redshirted.

High School: Graduated from Commack High School in 2016…Was a two-time captain for the football team…Named All-County, All-Long Island and was a Third Team All-State selection…Also played lacrosse and ran track for the Cougars.

Personal: Multidisciplinary studies major… …Earned bachelor’s degree in December 2020…Son of Vincent and Vivian…Has one older brother, Vinny.