Garnet & Black Spring Game Set for April 13
Big-bodied, senior offensive lineman with power and athleticism... versatile performer who can play guard or tackle... spent the spring battling for the starting left guard position with Donell Stanley... has appeared in 31 games with three starts... graduated in May with a degree in criminal justice.
2016: Redshirt junior offensive lineman... played in every game, with three starts... earned his first career start at right tackle vs. Vanderbilt... moved to right guard in the Vandy win after an injury to Donell Stanley... shifted back to right tackle against Mississippi State.
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... 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... the nation's 23rd-best offensive tackle and No. 294 on the Scout300 list... rated the fifth-best player in the state and the 16th-best offensive tackle in the country by 247Sports... considered the nation's second-best offensive tackle and the 52nd-best player overall by MaxPreps... the 20th-best offensive tackle in the country and the 178th-best player overall by PrepStar.
PERSONAL: Joseph Dijion Park was born February 15, 1995... is a criminal justice major who graduated in May.