Tsopanides is a defensive end from Torrington, CT. The story goes KOK saw Tsopanides participating in a combine held at Milford Academy (you may remember Milford as the prep school Shonn Greene attended before coming to Iowa) and was impressed enough to get his film and eventually offer the scholarship. Tsopanides was orginially planning on attending Milford before comitting to Iowa.
Tsopanides in High SchoolAt Torrington High School, Tsopanides plays on the line on both sides of the ball. He was also the long snapper (which could actually be a need now that Andrew Schulze has graduated). He helped the Red Raiders to a 7-3 record last year.
- 86 tackles, 13 sacks, 3 forced fumbled, and 2 blocked field goals
Tsopanides won a state wrestling title in Connecticut's Class L as a heavy weight and went 26-1 in the regular season.