Adam Dominic DiMichele
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 6' 1", Weight 185 lb.
Adam DiMichele was drafted to play baseball but opted for football, where he won a MVP award.
DiMichele was a three-sport superstar in high school. As a point guard, he led his team to a state title and was named to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Fabulous 5. As a quarterback, he set the Western Pennsylvania Interscholatic Athletic League (WPAIL) record for passing yards (6,741, since broken). In baseball, he played shortstop, pitcher and outfield and was named All-Area. In both 2003 and 2004, he and Neil Walker shared honors as the Post-Gazette male high school athletes of the year.
Originally planning to attend Pennsylvania State University (he had been recruited as a safety), he instead signed on with Okaloosa-Walton College. He played baseball there. The Toronto Blue Jays drafted him as a pitcher in the 38th round of the 2005 amateur draft but he did not sign. He then transferred to Temple University. In two years there, he passed for 5,024 yards as a quarterback, fourth on the school's all-time list.
He later tried out with the NFL's Philadelphia Eagles. Playing for the Erie Explosion, he was MVP of the Southern Indoor Football League in 2011, then was inducted into the WPIAL Hall of Fame in a class including three-time Pro Bowler LaVar Arrington.
Sources: Several Pittsburgh Post-Gazette articles