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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

AT DELAWARE
Fifth-year member of the squad as a redshirt senior •
tough, physical player with great movement on the line.

2017 SEASON
Saw action on the offensive line in nine games during the season • part of the offensive line unit that paved the way for the Blue Hens to rush for 2,100 yards and 14 touchdowns. 

2016 SEASON
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).

2015 SEASON
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).

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

HIGH SCHOOL
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.

PERSONAL
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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