Episode 34: Pat DiMarco



This week’s podcast features Patrick DiMarco.

Patrick is currently a fullback in the NFL for the Buffalo Bills.  He grew up just outside Orlando, Florida in a town called Altamonte Springs where he starred at Lake Brantley High School.  He went on to play collegiate football in the SEC at the University of South Carolina playing for the legendary Steve Spurrier.  After a great career with the Gamecocks, Patrick was signed as an undrafted free agent by the San Diego Chargers in the NFL.  He had stops in San Diego and Kansas City before breaking onto the scene as a fullback with the Atlanta Falcons.  The 2015 season was a big one for DiMarco when he won the 2015 Walter Payton Man of the Year Award for the Falcons and was named to his first Pro Bowl and a second team All-Pro.  In 2016, he was on the NFC championship team with the Falcons who made it all the way to the Super Bowl.  In 2017, he signed a four-year contract to go play for the Buffalo Bills.

In this episode, Mike Linch talks with Patrick DiMarco about his upbringing and the role sports played, what is was like playing for Steve Spurrier, some of the adversity the he’s dealt with in sports and life, and how his faith has grown through the years.

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