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Patrick Scott DiMarco (born April 30, 1989) is an American football fullback for the Buffalo Bills in the National Football League (NFL). He was originally signed by the San Diego Chargers as an undrafted free agent in 2011. He played college football at South Carolina. He has also played for the Kansas City Chiefs and Atlanta Falcons.

Patrick DiMarco
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DiMarco in 2013
No. 42 – Buffalo Bills
Position:Fullback
Personal information
Born: (1989-04-30) April 30, 1989 (age 30)
Altamonte Springs, Florida
Height:6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight:234 lb (106 kg)
Career information
High school:Lake Brantley
(Altamonte Springs, Florida)
College:South Carolina
Undrafted:2011
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status:Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 10, 2019
Rushing yards:14
Yards per carry:2.0
Rushing touchdowns:0
Receptions:52
Receiving yards:404
Receiving touchdowns:4
Player stats at NFL.com
Player stats at PFR

Early lifeEdit

DiMarco attended and played football at Lake Brantley High School in Altamonte Springs, Florida, where he played on both offense and defense. Rated a two-star recruit by Rivals.com and Scout.com, DiMarco was recruited by UCF, USF, Northwestern, Florida Atlantic, and South Carolina.[1]

College careerEdit

DiMarco played college football at South Carolina from 2007 to 2010 under coach Steve Spurrier.[2] At South Carolina, DiMarco played tight end and fullback.[1] In four seasons, he recorded 38 receptions for 302 yards and six touchdowns.[3]

Professional careerEdit

San Diego ChargersEdit

DiMarco was signed by the Chargers as an undrafted free agent on July 26, 2011. He was released on August 7, 2011 after fracturing a bone in his foot.

Kansas City ChiefsEdit

On August 2, 2012, DiMarco was signed by the Chiefs.[4] He played the last 5 games of the 2012 NFL season for the Chiefs as the principle blocking back, out of the fullback position, for running back Jamaal Charles, starting 4 games. On May 2, 2013, the Kansas City Chiefs released DiMarco.

Atlanta FalconsEdit

On May 30, 2013, DiMarco was signed by the Atlanta Falcons.[5] On February 24, 2015, he signed a two-year contract extension with the Falcons.[6] In Week 5, against the New York Jets, he caught a 13-yard pass for his first career reception.[7] In Week 4 of the 2014 season, he caught his first career touchdown pass in a 41–28 loss to the Minnesota Vikings.[8] Leading into Week 4 of the 2015 NFL season, DiMarco was graded out as the best fullback in the NFL by Pro Football Focus grading.[9] In Week 11, against the Indianapolis Colts, he had three receptions for 21 yards and two touchdowns for his first career multi-touchdown game.[10] DiMarco won the Falcons' Walter Payton Man of the Year Award nominee for the 2015 Season.[11] Pro Football Focus listed DiMarco as a First-team All-Pro fullback for 2015.[12] In 2015, DiMarco was elected to his first Pro Bowl and was a second-team All-Pro.[13][14] The Falcons would reach Super Bowl LI in the 2016 season. Against the New England Patriots, DiMarco had two receptions for 12 yards in the 34–28 overtime defeat.[15]

Buffalo BillsEdit

On March 9, 2017, DiMarco signed a four-year contract with the Buffalo Bills.[16]

On September 10, DiMarco made his debut as a member of the Buffalo Bills. He had one reception for five yards in the 21–12 victory over the New York Jets.[17]

Personal lifeEdit

DiMarco is the nephew of professional golfer Chris DiMarco.[18]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Patrick DiMarco Bio. gamecocksonline.com. Retrieved August 17, 2016.
  2. ^ Muller, Brad. Catching Up with Patrick DiMarco. gamecocksonline.com. March 24, 2015.
  3. ^ "Patrick Dimarco College Stats". College Football at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved December 29, 2017.
  4. ^ Looney, Josh (August 2, 2012). "Chiefs add fullback Patrick DiMarco". Chiefs.com. Retrieved November 26, 2016.
  5. ^ Adams, Jay. Falcons Sign FB Patrick DiMarco. May 30, 2013. Retrieved August 16, 2016.
  6. ^ McClure, Vaughn (February 24, 2015). "Falcons give extensions to Cliff Matthews, Patrick DiMarco". ESPN.com. Retrieved November 26, 2016.
  7. ^ "New York Jets at Atlanta Falcons - October 7th, 2013". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved December 25, 2017.
  8. ^ "Atlanta Falcons at Minnesota Vikings - September 28th, 2014". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved December 25, 2017.
  9. ^ Khaled. Best players at every position for Week 4 2015. Retrieved August 17, 2016.
  10. ^ "Indianapolis Colts at Atlanta Falcons - November 22nd, 2015". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved December 25, 2017.
  11. ^ DiMarco Honored for Impact in the Community. AtlantaFalcons.com. December 2, 2015. August 17, 2016.
  12. ^ Khaled. 2015 PFF’s All-Pro team. Pro Football Focus. Retrieved August 17, 2016.
  13. ^ McClure, Vaughn. Pro Bowl alternate Desmond Trufant feels underrated. ESPN. December 24, 2015. Retrieved August 9, 2016.
  14. ^ McClure, Vaughn. Falcons' Patrick DiMarco honored to make All-Pro second-team. ESPN.com. January 9, 2016. Retrieved August 17, 2016.
  15. ^ "Super Bowl LI - New England Patriots vs. Atlanta Falcons - February 5th, 2017". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved August 6, 2017.
  16. ^ Brown, Chris (March 9, 2017). "Bills agree to terms with five including S Hyde and K Hauschka". BuffaloBills.com.
  17. ^ "New York Jets at Buffalo Bills - September 10th, 2017". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved September 24, 2017.
  18. ^ Myers, Alex. "Chris DiMarco's nephew is a key player for the Atlanta Falcons in Super Bowl LI - Golf Digest". Golf Digest. Retrieved December 29, 2017.

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