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Patrick DiMarco
Patrick DiMarco

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Altamonte Springs, Fla.

High School:
Lake Brantley

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 243

Position:
FB/TE

Birthdate:
04/30/1989

Experience:
3 VL


Senior fullback who was double-trained at the tight end position in the spring in an effort to get him on the field more consistently... team captain who was presented with the Joe Morrison Award as the Offensive Player of the Spring... has played in all 38 games over the past three seasons, making 13 starts... considered an excellent blocker and has shown good hands out of the backfield... also used on special teams... has rushed 11 times for 34 yards and has caught 23 passes for 155 yards including three touchdowns in his career.

2009: One of four team captains... made eight starts while playing in all 13 games... rushed 10 times for 31 yards and caught 14 passes for 78 yards with one touchdown... after having just one carry in his first 25 games, rushed for a career-high 19 yards on a career-high five attempts in the season-opening win at NC State... caught four passes for 35 yards against Georgia... scored the Gamecocks only touchdown on a two-yard pass reception in the 16-10 upset win over fourth-ranked Ole Miss.

2008: Played in all 13 games making five starts... carried the ball one time for three yards against Vanderbilt in his only rush of the year... also caught five passes out of the backfield for 45 yards, including a 16-yard touchdown catch against Clemson... given the Ernest A. Brooks Memorial Award as the MVP of the Carolina/Clemson game... earned the Everyday Effort Award for the offense during the spring.

2007: Played in all 12 games as a true freshman... used primarily on special teams, but also saw action in the backfield... did not have any carries... caught four passes for 32 yards... had a pair of nine-yard receptions and two seven-yard catches... scored his first career touchdown on a seven-yard pass reception from Chris Smelley in the win over Kentucky... had a pair of kickoff returns, netting 41 yards.

HIGH SCHOOL: Played on both sides of the ball for Lake Brantley High in Altamonte Springs, Fla.... primarily used as a blocker on offense and as an end on defense... coached by George Clayton... racked up 125 tackles, 29 tackles for loss and 17 sacks as a senior for the 6-A squad... scored eight touchdowns on offense... was the Orlando Sentinel's Player of the Year in Central Florida... helped Lake Brantley to a 14-2 record and a state runner-up finish... was named first-team all-state, conference Player of the Year, the Orlando Touchdown Club Player of the Year, team captain and team MVP... played in the North-South Florida All-Star Game... considered a two-star prospect by both Rivals.com and Scout.com... also participated in baseball, basketball and weightlifting.

PERSONAL: Patrick Scott DiMarco was born April 30, 1989... pursuing a management degree... grandfather, Richard DiMarco, played basketball at St. John's, uncle, Chris DiMarco, is on the PGA Tour and cousin, Steve DiMarco, plays in the Baltimore Orioles system... also recruited by UCF, USF, Northwestern and Florida Atlantic.