2005: Played in eight games, all as a reserve ... caught only pass of the season against Drake ... also returned only punt of the season against Drake.
2004: Played in three games, all on special teams ... returned four punts, including a long of 15 yards against Eastern Illinois ... averaged eight yards per return.
Northern Illinois 2003: Redshirted.
Central HS: A two-time all-state selection ... versatile two-year regular with 2,245 all-purpose yards, including 58 catches for 1,109 yards and 10 TDs, as wide receiver, running back, quarterback, defensive back and kick returner ... rushed for 792 yards and 13 touchdowns on 134 carries ... in his final prep game, hauled in 11 receptions for 199 yards ... named team captain, MVP and Player of the Year ... first team Naperville Sun All-City ... unanimous first team All-DuPage Valley Conference ... first team All-DVC Academic, first team Daily Herald All-DuPage Area ... special mention Chicago Sun-Times All-Area ... honorable mention all-state by the Champaign News-Gazette ... selected pre-season Chicago Sun-Times Area Top 100 Players and pre-season Chicago Tribune Top 100 Area Player and Players to Watch ... preseason All-Midwest Region by Rivals.com in PrepStar magazine and Senior to Watch in Street & Smith's (2002) ... played in the Suburban All-State game ... as a junior caught 47 passes for 908 yards for a 19.3 yards per catch average and 10 touchdowns ... returned five kickoffs for 189 yards and one touchdown ... junior team posted a 13-1 record as league champions and Class 8A state runner-up ... cited as honorable mention All-DVC, first team all-city, honorable mention Daily Herald All-DuPage Area and honorable mention all-state by the Chicago Tribune ... two-year letterwinner in football and baseball ... honor roll student ... coached by Joe Bunge.
Data: Born 10-12-84 ... son of Richard and Lynn Passarelli ... his brother Nick is a defensive back at Illinois State ... pronounced PASS-uh-rel-ee ... major: general student.