2015 Spring Everyday Effort Award - Offense
Redshirt junior offensive lineman... two-year letterman who could play either guard or tackle... put together an excellent spring, vaulting him into the projected first-team unit at right tackle entering the fall.
2015: Played in 10 of 12 games... most of his action came on special teams... earned one of four Everyday Effort awards presented in the spring at the Garnet & Black game.
2014: Redshirt freshman offensive lineman... saw action in eight games, primarily on special teams... played in just one of the first five contests, then saw more consistent action as the season progressed.
2013: Offensive lineman who enrolled at Carolina in January 2013... worked primarily at right tackle during the spring due to numbers, but moved inside in the fall... redshirted.
HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Dillon (S.C.) High School in December 2012... started at left tackle for the Class AA I state champions... the Wildcats went 14-1 during his senior season... coached by Jackie Hayes... participated in the Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas and in the Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl in Carson, Calif.... named to the MaxPreps 2012 Small Schools All-American Football team... earned all-region and all-state honors as a junior... four-star prospect who was the state's third-best player, the 19th-best offensive tackle in the land and the nation's 220th-best prospect according to Rivals... a four-star prospect and the nation's 23rd-best offensive tackle, and No. 294 on the Scout300 list... a four-star prospect, the fifth-best player in the state, and the 16th-best offensive tackle in the country by 247Sports... considered a four-star prospect, the nation's second-best offensive tackle and the 52nd-best player overall by MaxPreps... a four-star prospect, the 20th-best offensive tackle in the country and the 178th-best player overall by PrepStar... had offers from numerous other schools throughout the Southeast, including Auburn, Clemson, Florida, LSU and Tennessee.
PERSONAL: Joseph Dijion Park is a criminal justice major.