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Cincinnati Football: Dontay Corleone continues to prepare for highly-anticipated campaign

Cincinnati Bearcats defensive tackle Dontay Corleone against the Indiana Hoosiers at Nippert Stadium.
Cincinnati Bearcats defensive tackle Dontay Corleone against the Indiana Hoosiers at Nippert Stadium. /
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Bearcats star defensive tackle Dontay Corleone continues to prepare for the upcoming campaign as the program transitions to Big 12 play.

Corleone developed into a dominant force during his redshirt freshman year and will be a leader on the defensive front moving forward.

Scott Satterfield’s staff looks to continue building momentum entering next season and Corleone will be a significant part to the success.

The Cincinnati product received All-AAC First Team recognition last year and should compete for All-Big 12 honors this coming season.

Cincinnati Football: Dontay Corleone continues to prepare for highly-anticipated campaign

After an impressive freshman season, Corleone was recently named to the Walter Camp Preseason All-American First Team.

Corleone was included on a pair of watch lists including the Nagurski Trophy and Outland Trophy, given to the nation’s top defensive player.

Moving to a new conference will certainly come with plenty of obstacles but Corleone is expected to bring stability to the defensive unit.

The Bearcats defense has been a force for years but they will face new challenges in a conference that is known for explosive offenses.

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Make sure to stay tuned for more player profiles throughout the month as Cincinnati continues to prepare for the inaugural Big 12 campaign.

The next player profiles will be centered around senior quarterback Emory Jones, followed by senior defensive lineman Jowon Briggs.

With less than a month until the season officially kicks off against Eastern Kentucky, the Bearcats are set to begin training camp this week.

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