5 Scott Patalano
5 Scott Patalano
Height: 6-1
Weight: 205
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Orangevale, Calif.
High School: Casa Roble
Position: DB

Patalano: Highlights  

Big, physical safety ... Received significant Division I interest ... Tallied 49 tackles with 31 solo stops in 2012 ... Also intercepted four passes and had a fumble recovery ... Played in 10 games for American River Junior College ... Led team to the Northern California Community College championship game ... American River finished with an 8-3 overall record and won a third-straight conference crown ... Team was ranked as one of nation's top 20 programs in the 2012 JCGridiron.com Dirty Thirty Team Rankings ... Coached by Jerry Haflich at the junior college level ... Appeared in nine games as a freshman in 2011 and totaled 31 stops with two pass breakups, an interception and a fumble recovery ... Also made significant contributions in special teams and blocked two punts ... Helped team to a 10-0 mark and number three ranking in the California Community College Football poll in 2011 ... Led squad to a number six national ranking and unbeaten campaign as a freshman ... Team won 22 consecutive games during his JUCO career ... Played with his brother, Frankie, at American River this past season ... Was an all-conference and all-star selection on the prep level at Casa Roble High School ... Listed among the state of California's top defensive backs as a prepster ... Three-year starter in high school who was named to the prestigious Oakland Nike All-Combine Team ... Had 83 tackles and seven picks as a prep senior.