South Carolina football will be represented in the Super Bowl this season after the Atlanta Falcons wrecked the Green Bay Packers on Sunday.
Atlanta fullback Patrick DiMarco played at South Carolina from 2007-10. He had a catch for 31 yards in the Falcons’ 44-21 win against the Packers, as the Falcons advanced to the Super Bowl for the first time since Super Bowl XXXIII in 1999.
DiMarco is in his fourth season with Atlanta, after being signed by San Diego after leaving South Carolina. He played a season with the Kansas City Chiefs before joining the Falcons in 2013. He was named to the Pro Bowl last season, also earning second-team All-Pro honors.
He played fullback and tight end during his career at South Carolina, participated in 52 games through his four seasons under Steve Spurrier. DiMarco totaled 302 yards receiving in his career, 147 of which came as a senior. He had 6 career TDs.
DiMarco had 7 catches for 52 yards and touchdown this season. The Falcons play New England on Feb. 5 in Super Bowl LI.
Former South Carolina tight end Jared Cook came up a game short of the Super Bowl The Green Bay tight end had 7 catches for 78 yards and a touchdown for the Packers in the NFC Championship Game.