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Mario Farinella
Player Profile:
Mario Farinella 1871955
Position: Offensive Lineman
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 300
Year: Redshirt Senior
Hometown: Bloomfield, N.J.
High School: Bergen Catholic
Major: Criminal Justice
Experience: 2 Letters

Fourth-year member of the squad as a redshirt junior • made incredible recovery after suffering season-ending injury in 2016 opener • was expected to miss all of spring drills but made strong recovery and took part in drills • projected to open preseason battling Steve Robinson for starting left guard spot • has played in five career games with two starts •
tough, physical player with great movement on the line • intelligent player.

Earned starting spot at offensive guard in preseason and started season opener vs. Delaware State • suffered season-ending injury in the opener and had surgery in the fall • part of offensive line unit that led the Colonial Athletic Association in fewest sacks allowed with 11 (No. 8 in NCAA).

Saw first action of his career as a redshirt freshman and played in four games with one start • served in backup role the entire season and filled in as a starter at right guard vs. North Carolina when Will Lewis was injured • helped team gain 279 yards on the ground against the Top 20 ranked FCS Tar Heels • also saw action vs. Lafayette, Rhode Island, and New Hampshire • unit ranked No. 2 in the CAA and 17th in the NCAA in rushing offense (219.4 yards per game) and No. 4 in sacks allowed (1.64/44th in NCAA).

Did not see game action and retained freshman eligibility • one of four offensive linemen in 2014 recruiting class.

Two-year starter at tradition-rich Bergen Catholic High School for head coach Nunzio Campanile • earned second team all-conference honors as a senior when he also earned a spot on the Group 4 non-public all-region team • two-way lineman who played primarily at center on offense • played in 21 career games • led team to 8-4 record and state runner-up finish in 2012 and an 8-3 mark and a state runner-up showing in 2011 • honor student at Bergen Catholic.

Mario Richard Farinella (“fair-uh-nella”) • born March 1, 1996 • criminal justice major at Delaware • son of Lisa Trabucco • has one younger sister • mother is a dispatcher with the Bloomfield (N.J.) Police Department • avid car enthusiast • has worked at UD Football Youth Camp during the summer.

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