High School: A two-year varsity letterwinner at Landon ... Played guard, fullback and linebacker ... Captained the freshman, junior varsity and varsity teams throughout his career ... Earned all-league, all-county and all-state honors as a junior and senior in 2007 and 2008 ... Selected to the Maryland Crab Bowl All-Star Game in 2008 ... Named the Landon Line MVP ... Helped lead team to league title in 2008 ... Also wrestled and was a member of the rugby team ... Earned all-league honors in wrestling in 2008 and 2009 and finished in third place at the Maryland State Championships ... Coached by Rob Bordley.
Personal: Born on March 8, 1990 in Silver Spring, Md. ... The son of John and Joan Vassos ... Has one brother, Luke, and two sisters, Erica and Allison ... A member of the National Honor Society ... Enjoys fishing, hunting and surfing ... Lists playing in the Maryland state all-star game as the most thrilling moment in his athletic career ... Lists his father as the most influential person in his athletic career ... Favorite athlete is Muhammed Ali ... Favorite team is the Washington Redskins ... Plans to major in business.