Q&A With ODU Football's Thomas DeMarco

February 11, 2009
By ODU Athletics
ODU Sports

Feb. 11, 2009

A weekly Q&A with an Old Dominion University football player



Thomas DeMarco


5-11, 205, So.

Palm Desert, Calif.

Palm Desert / College of the Desert



When did you begin playing football?

During my freshman year of high school when I was 14 or 15 years old


Who has had the greatest impact on your career?

My mom and my grandma


Why did you choose to attend ODU?

ODU gave me a shot to play Division I as a quarterback


What has been the biggest difference between high school football and college football?

Speed, size and skill level


What has it been the best part about being a member of ODU’s first football team in over 60 years?

Knowing that in a few months I will be playing in front of a sold out crowd of 20,000 people.


If you could play another position what would it be and why?

Offensive line because you can eat whatever you want and still play.


Favorite sports other than your own?

Soccer, ping pong, baseball, miniature golf and bowling


After meeting Coach Wilder for the first time, what were your thoughts?

It makes your decision easier if you can get along with the head coach.


After meeting your position coach for the first time, what were your thoughts?

I can learn a lot from him


Do you have a pre-game ritual, if so what is it?

Before every game I like to eat


If you could line up opposite any player in the NFL and go 1-on-1, who would it be and why?

Troy Polamalu of the Steelers because I would like to feel what a NFL hit is like.


What song is stuck in your head right now?

Bring The Noise


What is one thing people would be surprised to learn about you?

I was first recruited here to kick/punt


What is your dream job?

American Idol judge


What is your most valued possession?

My necklace that my grandma gave me


What is your favorite place to eat on campus?

Webb Center