Patrick Bitar

Years with LPRFC: 2003 – 2018

What was your favorite position? Tight-head only, not a damn other position. (And we had to play A and B side because we lacked props AND there were no tactical subs, you had to be injured.)

How did you first start playing for LPRFC? I was plucked off De Paul’s college team by the coach (Brian Niro) who played for LP. Came to practice that Thursday, started A side against the Lions on Saturday and have started A side ever since.

What’s your favorite memory from your LPRFC career? Best was winning the Midwest Championship in Indianapolis in 2003-2004, beating both Detroit and Indy in the same weekend. The bus ride home was the best ever.

What was your favorite Old Boy memory? Best old boy moment was playing in the Cam/Am circa 2014 with a bunch of real old boys. I knew of them and then I got to party and play with them. I was 37 and 10 years the youngest by far. It was a blast and memories with and old team that really captured what it meant to be part of LP.