College of the Canyons (Calif.)
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6-4 / 300
Commodores' uniforms on Saturday will feature names of fallen soldiers
Offensive front replacing two key starters from '16
Unit features five starters, eight letterwinners back from year ago
So. California offensive lineman becomes team's 19th signee
Vanderbilt vs. Alabama A&M on Sept. 9, 2017 - Photos by Joe Howell and John Russell
Vanderbilt's football team and police department joined in a walk of solidarity to the Commodores' first preseason practice.
Vanderbilt vs. Austin Peay. Photos by John Russell (9/19/15)
DellaRipa became a valuable contributor on the Commodore offensive front in his third year on campus... Opened the season as a top reserve, then moved into the starting lineup at Florida... Finished the year with eight consecutive starts... Played every offensive snap against Georgia, Ole Miss, South Carolina and Kentucky... Registered 11 domination blocks during the season... Also contributed on special team conversion units... Part of offensive line that allowed just 19 sacks during the season, 13 less than the previous year.
DellaRipa practiced with the second unit during the regular season, but did not enjoy his initial minutes as a Commodore until the team's victory over Tennessee State... During the season, he provided valuable contribution as a scout offensive lineman.
DellaRipa did not see game action as a sophomore transfer... Participated as offensive lineman on offensive scout teams.
Junior College/High School
Added in late April as 18th member of Commodore 2015 signing class...Started at right tackle as first-year contributor in 2014 for community college located just north of Los Angeles... Earned All-Southern California Football Association Northern League OT as Canyons finished 4-6 overall... Started as prep OT at West Ranch HS located in Santa Clarita... Also earned two varsity letters as lacrosse goalie... High academic achiever as prep student.
Egidio J. DellaRipa... "EJ"... Born Oct. 1, 1996 in Southern California... Son of Gid and Carrie DellaRipa... Has two sisters, Jessica and Gabrielle; and a brother, Luigino... Dad works as UPS supervisor; mom works in retail sales... Enjoys building computers... Avid fisherman and hunter.