UCLA - Ippolito figures to compete with sophomore Troy Danoff for playing time at center ... A tough competitor who plays extremely hard ... Has seen little action in the last two years but will be looked upon for depth at this position.
1998 - Saw limited action as a sophomore while rehabilitating his knee from off-season surgery.
1997 - Saw limited action at guard, appearing in two games on offense before suffering a season-ending knee injury which required surgery ... Played 11 snaps versus Houston after making his debut with three snaps at Texas.
1996 - Redshirted while practicing with the scout team and has two seasons of eligibility remaining.
HIGH SCHOOL - Lettered three years in football for coach Bill McQueary at Stockton's Lincoln High ...Named to the SuperPrep All-Far-West team and the BlueChips Illustrated West Region squad as a senior in 1995 ... Member of the Tacoma News Tribune Western 100 ... Selected to the Student Sports All-Academic team ... Received the McKay Award as the Offensive Lineman of the Year ... Named to the Stockton Athletic Hall of Fame ... Named first-team Cal-Hi All-State in all three years ... Named first-team all-area by the Stockton Record in both his senior and junior years and earned second-team honors as a sophomore ... First-team All-SJAA in all three years ... Did not give up a sack in three years of varsity football ... National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame Scholar-Athlete ... Played in the California-Texas All-Star Football Classic game ... Team captain ... Also wrestled in his freshman year in the heavyweight division.
PERSONAL - Full Name: Anthony Joseph Ippolito ... Parents: Anthony Ippolito and Mary Adams ... Born: April 27, 1978 in Stockton, CA ... Has four brothers, Kirk, Keith, Kevin and Domenic, and two sisters, Gina and Kara ... Lists working out and fishing as hobbies ... Names Anthony Mu?oz as the player he patterns his style of play after ... Earned spot on the Director's Honor Roll in Winter 1998 with his 3.13 GPA, Fall 1998 (3.00) and Winter 1999 (3.25) ... Economics major.