As 2016 season is near, there was one more honor from the 2015-16 academic year.
UConn ends regular season with another nationally-ranked opponent.
UConn opens the season on Thursday night against national FCS power Villanova.
As spring practice contineus, Diaco likes how the position is shaping up.
The 2014 team built a solid foundation for the future of the program.
2015: Played in all 13 games on specials teams and as a reserve on defense...made nine tackles (first of his career) with two against Navy (Sept. 26), BYU (Oct. 2), Cincinnati (Oct. 24) and against Marshall (Dec. 26) in the St. Petersburg Bowl...also had a half tackle for a loss vs. Cincinnati.
2014: Played in 11 games on special teams and saw time at defensive tackle...named to the 2014 American Athletic Conference All-Academic Team.
2013: Named to the 2013 American Athletic Conference All-Academic team.
2012: Redshirted...was named to the 2012 BIG EAST All-Academic team.
High School: Led Xavier to its second-straight Class LL title in football ... had 64 tackles and three sacks and led team in quarterback knockdowns as a senior...2011-12 Hartford Courant Male High School Athlete of the Year ... named New Haven Register All-Area Wrestling Most Valuable Player as a senior ... as a senior was 47-0 in 220-pound weight class and won titles at New England Championship, State Open, Class LL and Southern Connecticut Conference meets ...was third in Class LL meet and second in state open as a junior ... finished fifth in the Class L meet as a sophomore at 215 pounds...father Sean Sr. is head football coach at Xavier ... National Honor Society member.
Personal Profile: Sean Robert Marinan, Jr. ... born May 5, 1994...a management information systems major.