Green Wave forces two turnovers
Green Wave set to return 23 lettermen which started games in 2014, including four of five offensive linemen
Offense rolls up 337 yards while the defense posted 2.0 sacks among 8.0 tackles for loss with 2 interceptions
Tyler Gilbert posts 4.0 tackles for loss and Lorenzo Doss picks off a pass in the loss
The redshirt-freshman quarterback tossed for 301 yards on the day on 25-of-43 passing
Photos By Parker Waters
Career Notes: Two-year letterman has played in 24 career games…has made 17-of-25 field goals (.680) with a long of 42 while knocking in 51-of-54 extra points (.944) for 102 career points.
2015: Played in all 12 games as a sophomore…was 9-of-10 (.900) on field goals with a long of 39 while connecting on 29-of-30 PATs (.967) for a total of 56 points…led the team in scoring…notched a 35-yard game-winning field goal as time expired at Army (11/14) to go along with a 31-yarder and four extra points…scored Tulane’s lone points vs UConn (11/7) on a 37-yard field goal…posted four extra points, as well as field goals of 31- and 39-yards vs Tulsa (11/27)…kicked a 23-yard field goal and was 5-for-5 on extra points vs Maine (9/19)…knocked in a 27-yard field goal to go along with one extra point at Temple (10/10)…posted a 34-yard field goal and was 6-for-6 on extra points vs UCF (10/3)…scored four points at Georgia Tech (9/12) with an extra point and a 27-yard field goal…recorded two PATs at Navy (10/24)…was 1-for-2 on PATs at Memphis (10/31)…went 3-for-3 on PATs with one blocked field goal at SMU (11/21)…notched a PAT vs Duke (9/3) and a PAT vs Houston (10/16).
2014: Played in all 12 games as a true freshman…was 8-of-15 (.533) in field goals while going 22-of-24 on extra point attempts (.905)…led the team in total points scored with 46…was 3-of-5 (.600) from 20-29 yards, 3-of-6 (.500) within 30-39 yards and 2-of-4 (.500) within 40-49 yards…scored a season-high seven points on three occasions: nailing a 30-yard field goal and four PATs at Tulsa (9/28); drilling a career-long 42-yard boot as well as a 21-yarder to go with a PAT at UCF (10/18); and squaring up a 25-yard field goal and all four PATs at Houston (11/8)…added field goals of 33 and 40 yards at East Carolina (11/22)…converted a career-best five PAT opportunities vs Southeastern Louisiana on (9/13)…drilled a 38-yard field goal and converted his lone PAT try vs UConn (10/11)…posted a 28-yard field goal vs Temple (12/6)…had three PATs vs Georgia Tech on Sept. 6…added a pair of PATs vs Cincinnati on Oct. 31…off the field, was named to Tulane’s 3.0 Club.
High School: Two-year letterman at University School of Nova Southeastern for coach Roger Harriott...rated a three-star recruit by ESPN while garnering two-star status by Rivals.com, Scout.com and 247Sports.com...received a 77 rating and listed as the No. 13 kicker nationally by 247Sports.com while claiming a 74 Scout Grade and rating as the No. 44 kicker by ESPN...helped lead the Suns to a combined 23-3 record with a pair of district titles, a state championship as a junior and a regional finals appearance as a senior...named first-team all-state and all-country as a senior after scoring 74 points courtesy of an 8-of-8 performance on field goals - with a long of 35 - and converting 50-of-54 PATs while averaging 39.0 yards per punt and pinning opponents inside the 20 on 11 of his 20 boots...selected to participate in the 2013 Team Florida All-Star Game...as a junior, kicked off 37 times with 32 touchbacks, punted 21 times for 812 yards (38.7 avg) and a long of 52, and scoring 10 points after converting all four PATs and 2-of-3 FGs with a long of 39...off the field, was a member of the A-B Honor Roll.
Personal: Born Andrew Robert DiRocco on July 3, 1996, in Plantation, Fla...son of Robert DiRocco and Ruth McCormick...has one brother, Brian, and two sisters: Samatha and Cheresa...proposed major is physical therapy...chose Tulane over Air Force, Hawai'i and Western Kentucky.
DiRocco's Career Kicking Statistics