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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 NFL.com

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]

Contents

  • 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 Rivals.com, 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]

References

  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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