Nittany Lions Host Senior Day on Saturday Versus Badgers
Among the players who used the Blue-White game to make a strong impression was freshman fullback Dom Salomone. With the graduation of Michael Zordich, senior Pat Zerbe returns as the only fullback with any game experience, providing Salomone with an opportunity when training camp opens. The hard-working redshirt freshman ran for 44 yards on 10 carries during the spring game and is ready to clear the way for the stable of talented Nittany Lion running backs. Salomone earned Dean's List recognition with a perfect 4.00 grade-point average during the spring semester. The former Northern High School standout owned a 3.86 GPA entering the summer and is a potential Academic All-Big Ten candidate.
2012 (Freshman Season)
Salomone posted nearly 1,900 all-purpose yards during his two seasons playing for Coach Rick Mauck at Northern High School. A standout fullback and linebacker for the Polar Bears, he amassed 821 rushing and 147 receiving yards as a senior, scoring eight touchdowns, and 632 rushing and 221 receiving yards as a junior. Salomone was a team captain, recording 185 tackles his last two years at Northern. He also lettered in baseball and track and field. Salomone was a member of the National Honor Society and Distinguished Honor Roll. He began his prep career at Carlisle High School, recording a combined 185 tackles as a two-way lineman.
Full name is Dominic Cash Salomone. He is the son of Blasé and Tina Salomone, and has two younger brothers, twins Anthony and Vincent. His father played football at Brockport State University. He enjoys spending time with his friends. He is majoring in kinesiology and plans to pursue a career as a physical therapist. Born November 15, 1993 in Carlisle, Pa.