Bitonio has appeared in 51 games at Nevada, starting his last 38 contests for the Wolf Pack – 26 at right tackle and his last 12 contests at left tackle… Since the start of his junior campaign (twenty-five games), Bitonio has registered 249 knockdowns/key blocks, an average of 9.96 per game…Delivered 58 touchdown-resulting blocks during that span, including 41 for the ground game (team has rushed for 64 scores) and 17 more in pass protection…Produced 23 blocks in the second level…On 821 pass plays, he has yielded just one quarterback pressure and two sacks…During the course of his last 2,054 snaps, he has been penalized just five times… Has also provided the team with four tackles (three solos), delivering those stops after Nevada turnovers.
Economics major, earning Scholar-Athlete recognition from the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame, as the senior is also a two-time Academic All-Conference selection (both in the Western Athletic and Mountain West). Attained a 3.25 cumulative grade point average. Has a minor in Civil Engineering. Active participant in the community, as Bitonio reads at local elementary schools. Also speaks to middle school athletes about the importance of academics. Served food to the homeless and also served food at an aging center on campus. One of three children (sister, Katie and brother, Lucas) of Debbie and the late Mike Bitonio. Born Joel Michael Bitonio on 11/11/91 in San Pedro, California. Resides in Long Beach, California.