DiMarco had the best season of his career, catching 13 balls for 110 yards and two touchdowns for the Falcons in 2015. More importantly, he played an integral role leading the way for Devonta Freeman, who finished the season tied with three other running backs for the most rushing touchdowns (11) on the season. Freeman finished fourth in the league in rushing, and a lot of that was due to DiMarco opening holes for the agile back. The pair will anchor Atlanta's ground game for the foreseeable future.
DiMarco came out of nowhere to score two touchdowns in Sunday's 24-21 loss to the Colts, catching three of four targets for 21 yards. It's a shame DiMarco's moment in the sun came in a losing cause. Don't be surprised if the fullback falls back into obscurity, as he has just nine touches all season.
Falcons fullback Patrick DiMarco wasn't threatened when the team signed Collin Mooney during the offseason. It's just going to push me to be a better player," DiMarco said, per ESPN. "When competition comes to you, you've got to step up to the plate and you've got to play good. That's my whole thing. There's nothing that he's going to do that's going to change me. I've just got to continue to work on my craft and continue to get better every day
The Falcons re-signed fullback Patrick DiMarco and defensive end Cliff Matthews, the team announced on Tuesday. DiMarco was an exclusive-rights free agent, and Matthews was scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent in March. DiMarco had 17 catches for 111 yards and a touchdown in two seasons with the Falcons. Matthews has appeared in 32 games, mainly on special teams, in four years with the team. The Falcons also brought in WR Nick Williams, a former Redskin.
Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones (hip) is the most notable player listed as questionable for Week 14 against Pittsburgh. other players deemed questionable were fullback Patrick DiMarco (illness) and safety William Moore (foot). Guard Jon Asamoah (back), guard Justin Blalock (back), wide receiver Harry Douglas (foot), defensive end Stansly Maponga (elbow), defensive tackle Paul Soliai (shoulder) and wide receiver Roddy White (ankle) were all labeled as probable. Meanwhile, cornerback Robert Alford (wrist) was the only player on the report ruled out for Sunday.
|* indicates player did not play that week|
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|1||09/11||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||15||16.88|
|3||09/27||@New Orleans Saints||31||22.38|
|7||10/23||San Diego Chargers||30||21.50|
|8||10/30||Green Bay Packers||11||15.33|
|9||11/04||@Tampa Bay Buccaneers||15||16.88|
|13||12/04||Kansas City Chiefs||4||13.44|
|14||12/11||@Los Angeles Rams||23||18.50|
|15||12/18||San Francisco 49ers||32||22.88|
|17||01/01||New Orleans Saints||31||22.38|