Deric Maddaleni

Primary Sport:

football

Secondary Sport:

rugby

Height:

6'3"

Weight:

240 lbs

Deric Maddaleni

Football / Rugby - 6'3" 240lbs

05/2016
06/29/94 (23 years old)
Boxford, MA
Saugus, MA
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High School
Lynnfield High School
06/2012
Previous College Experience
North Shore Community College
3.8
05/2016 - 12/2017
Desired College Information
other
Criminal Justice
AL, AZ, AR, CA, CO, CT, FL, GA, HI, IL, LA, ME, MD, MA, MI, MN, NH, NJ, NY, NC, OH, PA, RI, SC, TN, VT, VA
Military
Army
Veteran
E-4
11B - Infantryman
01/2013
05/2016
Bio
I played football, hockey, and lacrosse in high school. I started playing hockey when I was 7 years-old and it was my number one sport for all of my life. That was until my Sophomore year when I decided to play football for the first time. I immediately fell in love with the game and knew I wanted to continue playing. I played as a tight end on offense and a defensive end on defense and I also did some special teams. My junior year, I had many people trying to convince me to not play football and focus on hockey, including coaches, and I regretfully listened to them and never played football again. I had a few junior hockey teams reaching out to me following my hockey season my senior year, where we were ranked 2nd in Division 2 in all of Massachusetts, but I decided that my duty to my country was more important at the time.

I graduated from high school in June of 2012 and soon after that, on my 18th birthday, I enlisted into the Army as an Active Duty Infantryman. I ended up having to wait six months before I would ship to Fort Benning, GA for Basic Training. During these 6 months I worked out rigorously and that caused me to find my passion for the gym. I left for basic training in January of 2013 and following basic training I got stationed in Schofield Barracks, HI with the 25th Infantry Division. While with the 25th Infantry Division, I graduated from the Jungle Operations Training Course, the Warrior Leader Course, and the Air Assault Course. I served 3 years and 4 months in the Army from ages 18 through 21. Being in the military forced me to mature quicker than most men my age and I am very glad I had the opportunity to do so. Being an active duty infantryman, I learned how to push myself for others and learned that the only physical limits I have are mental, I can do whatever it takes to ensure the mission is complete. I bring that same mentality to all aspects of life and I will bring that with me anywhere I go. I got out of the Army in May of 2016 and immediately began college at North Shore Community College. I will be finished there following the Fall of 2017 and will be transferring somewhere else for the Spring of 2018.