Whereas not a lot is publicly recognized about DiSandro due to his quiet nature and reserved demeanor, this is what followers ought to know concerning the Eagles’ latest viral sensation:
He wears many hats
Whereas his official title is senior adviser to the overall supervisor/chief safety officer, anybody concerned with the Eagles group will let you know DiSandro does a heck of much more than what his job description says.
DiSandro’s official obligations embody overseeing “all security and safety issues for gamers, coaches and executives” and directing “safety on the workforce’s coaching advanced, is answerable for safety measures associated to workforce journey and logistics and offers schooling on the NFL’s private conduct coverage,” per the team’s official website.
His unofficial duties embody being a buddy and confidant to gamers, a sounding board to coaches and the eyes and ears of the entrance workplace. Former Eagles coach Chip Kelly mentioned DiSandro ought to be “head of psychology,” per the Philadelphia Inquirer.
DiSandro has been recognized to be the man gamers flip to for assist with authorized issues comparable to parking tickets and different various levels of run-ins with the regulation, per the Inquirer. He additionally reportedly helps with journey lodging comparable to procuring passports, arranging transportation and coordinating flight data.
“They know that Dom has their again and that he’ll do something for them and their households,” former Eagles coach Doug Pederson informed the Inquirer. “He can discuss gamers off of ledges or he can encourage guys, encourage guys. And if he has to deliver out the self-discipline, he can try this, as nicely.”
He has fairly a little bit of pull within the group
Per the Philly Inquirer, DiSandro waited exterior the house of former offensive guard Evan Mathis following the beginning of his second little one with the only accountability of getting Mathis to the airport for a Week 11 recreation in opposition to the Inexperienced Bay Packers in November 2014.
The Eagles workforce airplane was delayed on the tarmac of Philadelphia Worldwide airport for greater than an hour ready for Mathis’ arrival at DiSandro’s insistence — one thing that few others within the group might have gotten away with.
“Whereas DiSandro’s actions might need put the Eagles in a momentary predicament, it was indicative of the sway he has inside the group,” the Inquirer reported. “There will not be an worker whom proprietor Jeffrey Lurie entrusts together with his franchise’s delicate issues greater than the boxcar-built chief safety officer.”
He’s a pillar of the group
Those that know him say DiSandro is large on giving again to the Philadelphia group. He donates 100% of the sale from his “Large Dom” clothes line to the Eagles Autism Foundation.