Nick Caserio bio snapshot

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Patriots director of player personnel Nick Caserio is stepping in for coach Bill Belichick at this morning's 9 a.m. press conference.

A snapshot look at Caserio's bio:

1. Named director of player personnel on Feb. 21, 2008.

2. Enters his 10th season with the Patriots in 2010, and eighth in player personnel.

3. In 2007, he was the team's wide receivers coach. In 2002, he was a coaching assistant on offense. He has assisted the coaching staff in a variety of roles in other years as well, such as handling press-box duties during games.

4. Initially joined the team as a personnel assistant in 2001.

5. Was a standout player at John Carroll University, starting at quarterback in each of his four seasons, where he was a teammate of former Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels.

6. A native of Westlake, Ohio.