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Louis Trinca-Pasat

Louis Trinca-Pasat
No. 62 St. Louis Rams
Position: Defensive tackle
Personal information
Date of birth: (1991-09-07) September 7, 1991
Place of birth: Chicago, Illinois
Height: 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight: 290 lb (132 kg)
Career information
High school: Lane Tech (IL)
College: Iowa
Undrafted: 2015
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status: Practice squad
Career highlights and awards

3× Academic All-Big Ten honors (2012–14)

Second Team All-Big Ten (2014)
Career NFL statistics
Stats at

Louis Trinca-Pasat (born September 7, 1991) is an American football defensive tackle for the St. Louis Rams. He played college football for the University of Iowa.[1]


  • Early years 1
  • College career 2
  • Professional career 3
    • St. Louis Rams 3.1
  • Personal life 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6

Early years

Trinca-Pasat attended Lane Technical College Prep High School in Chicago, where he was a four-sport athlete, lettering in football, basketball, track, and volleyball. He was an All-conference and Academic All-state selection during his time there. He didn't start playing tackle until his freshman year of college and previously played tight end, linebacker, and wide receiver.[2]

Pasat was also a team captain as a senior and earned team MVP honors. He helped Lane to the 2008 Chicago Public League football championship with former teammate Laken Tomlinson. He was named MVP of the CPS football.[3]

Regarded as a three-star recruit by, Pasat was listed as the No. 45 defensive end prospect in the class of 2010. He chose Iowa Hawkeyes over offers from Wisconsin, Michigan State and Stanford.[4]

College career

He was redshirted as a true freshman at the University of Iowa in 2010. As a redshirt freshman in 2011, Trinca-Pasat didn't get much playing time due to the fact he was still developing and improving his technique. Trinca-Pasat notched 40 tackles as sophomore in 2012. He has started all 38 games over the past three seasons. He has recorded a career-best 69 tackles in 2014, including 11.5 tackles for loss and 6.5 sacks as a redshirt senior. He was named honorable mention All-Big Ten in 2013 and earned 2nd Team All-Big Ten in 2014. He also earned Academic All-Big Ten honors in 2012, 2013 and 2014.

Professional career

St. Louis Rams

Trinca-Pasat went undrafted in the 2015 NFL Draft. On May 4, 2015, he signed a free-agent contract with the St. Louis Rams.[5]

Personal life

Trinca-Pasat is a first-generation Romanian-American born in Chicago, Illinois. His parents Vasile and Estera escaped communist-ruled Romania in the late 1980s.[6]


  1. ^ "Trinca-Pasat is Hawkeyes' ironman with 30 consecutive starts". Quad-City Times. September 30, 2014. Retrieved March 23, 2015. 
  2. ^ "Finding the true Trinca-Pasat". The Daily Iowan. October 17, 2014. Retrieved March 25, 2015. 
  3. ^ "Former Lane Tech standouts look to make mark at Senior Bowl". Chicago Tribune. January 22, 2015. Retrieved March 26, 2015. 
  4. ^ "Trinca-Pasat talks about his decision". Hawkeye Report. June 8, 2009. Retrieved March 28, 2015. 
  5. ^ "Rams Announce Undrafted Free Agents". St. Louis Rams Website. May 8, 2015. Retrieved May 15, 2015. 
  6. ^ "Iowa defensive tackle Louis Trinca-Pasat impressing at Senior Bowl, but still not satisfied". Chicago Football. January 21, 2015. Retrieved April 15, 2015. 

External links

  • Iowa Hawkeyes bio

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