Purdue Personal Preferences Favorite Athelete: Cecil Fielder
Last Concert He Attended: Wiz Khalifa
Favorite Author: R.L. Stein
Film Favorites: Actor: James Franco, Actress: Natalie Portman, Director: Martin Scorsese
Favorite Month: June
Favorite Holiday: Christmas
Favorite Food: Turkey Sandwich with No Crust
Favorite Big City: Chicago
Unique Travel Locale: Japan
Foreign Country He'd Most Like to Visit: Italy
Favorite Outdoor Activity: Ping Pong
Another Sport He Enjoys Playing: Football
Most Memorable Moment at Purdue: 2012 Big Ten Tournament wins vs Indiana
Enjoyed this Professor's Class: Thomas Tharp, Geology
Other Hobbies: Piano, Monopoly
2012 Season Academic All-Big Ten... DeAno pitched in 10 games, all in relief... earned the win in his Purdue debut, working three innings of hit relief in the comeback victory versus Southern Miss... that marked his first pitching appearance in game action since high school... also earned the win in the opener of the Wichita State series, pitching 3 1/3 innings of scoreless relief... worked two scoreless innings of relief in the finale of the Murray State series... surrendered only one extra-base hit in 15 2/3 innings... was the first man out of the bullpen in the loss to Kent State at the NCAA Regionals... was tough on opposing batters with runners on (.211) and two outs (.211)... pitched in Big Ten games against Ohio State, Penn State and Iowa... surrendered only one earned run while limiting opposing hitters to a .184 in 10 1/3 innings pitched over four appearances in March... retired the leadoff man to open the ninth inning in the one-run win at Illinois State.
2011 Season Did not see action while sitting out the season as a transfer,
Previous College Attended Vanderbilt during the 2009-10 school year but did not see action.
High School Three-year varsity letter-winner at Wheaton North High School in Wheaton, Ill. ... First Team All-State and DuPage Valley Conference Player of the Year as a senior ... three-time first team all-conference and all-area honoree ... established new Wheaton North career records for hits, RBIs, runs scored, stolen bases and shutouts ... Gatorade Player of the Year nominee as a senior ... two-time team MVP as an upperclassman after winning the most improved award as a sophomore ... as a senior, batted .423 with eight home runs and 33 RBIs while also going 7-1 with a 2.02 ERA on the mound ... also earned all-state honors as a junior after batting .475 with 42 runs scored and eight wins on the mound ... helped lead Wheaton North to a fourth-place finish at the 2008 4A IHSA state tournament ... WNHS also won the DuPage Valley Conference and regional titles in 2008 and 2009 ... standout football player was a two-time first team all-conference and all-area performer as an upperclassman ... special teams player of the year as a senior ... led the DuPage Valley with seven interceptions while also returning four kicks for scores as a junior ... four-year high honor roll student.
Personal Full name is John Michael DeAno ... born June 11, 1990, in Wheaton, Ill ... son of James and Greta DeAno ... also has two older sisters, Christie and Laura ... majoring in political science.