Nittany Lions Host Senior Day on Saturday Versus Badgers
Mark Arcidiacono is looking forward to returning to the field when preseason camp begins to resume making his bid for a more substantial role on the offensive line. He was working hard and improving during winter strength and conditioning when he suffered a foot injury, halting his progress and keeping him out of spring practice. The former St. Joseph's Prep standout has good size and skills. He is among 11 returning Nittany Lions from Eastern Pennsylvania.
2011 Junior Season
Arcidiacono played in the non-conference matchups against Indiana State and Eastern Michigan. He played a total of 17 snaps, with a high of nine against the Eagles.
2010 Sophomore Season
Arcidiacono continued his progression, but did not see any game action.
2009 Freshman Season
Arcidiacono was a standout lineman for Coach Gil Brooks at St. Joseph's Prep. The first-team Class AAAA all-state selection earned All-Southeastern Pennsylvania, all-city and All-Catholic League honors. A team captain, he also played in the Big 33 Classic.
Full name is Mark Arcidiacono Jr. He is the son of Mark and Mary Arcidiacono. He is the oldest of eight children, with five brothers and two sisters. His father played football at Temple and an uncle, Joe Arcidiacono, was captain of the Villanova gridiron squad. A cousin, Nicole Arcidiacono, was a guard on the Penn State women's basketball team from 2007-10. He is an economics major. Born July 15, 1990 in Philadelphia, Pa.