Nittany Lions Host Senior Day on Saturday Versus Badgers
With the graduation of Pat Zerbe, the fullback position is a spot on the depth chart that is up for grabs heading into the season. Redshirt sophomore Dominic Salomone is among the primary candidates who will challenge for playing time when training camp begins in August. The hard-working Salomone made good progress as a key member of the scout team during the 2013 campaign. In addition to adding depth at running back, the former Northern High School standout will look to battle for a spot on special teams. A Dean's List student, Salomone owned a cumulative 3.82 grade-point average entering the summer and is a potential Academic All-Big Ten candidate. Salomone is among 17 returning Nittany Lions from Central Pennsylvania.
2013 (Sophomore Season)
Salomone made good strides and continued to progress, but did not see any game action. He was an important member of the scout team.
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.