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Encyclopedia > Gino Torretta
Gino Torretta

Gino Torretta in 1993
Date of birth August 10, 1970 (age 36)
Place of birth Flag of United States Pinole, California
Position(s) Quarterback
College University of Miami
NFL Draft 1993 / Round 7/ Pick 192
Career Highlights
Awards 1992 Heisman Trophy
1992 Davey O'Brien Award
1992 Johnny Unitas Award
1992 Maxwell Award
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Gino Louis Torretta (born August 10, 1970 in Pinole, California) is a former American football quarterback for several teams in the National Football League from 1993 to 1997. Image File history File links Gino. ... August 10 is the 222nd day of the year (223rd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1970 calendar). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_States. ... Pinole is a city in Contra Costa County, California, United States. ... In American football, each team has 11 players on the field at one time. ... Navy quarterback Aaron Polanco sets up to throw. ... This is a list of athletic conferences of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). ... The University of Miami (also known as UM or just The U) is a private university founded in 1925 with its main campus in the city of Coral Gables in metropolitan Miami, Florida, in the United States. ... The NFL Draft (officially the NFL Annual Player Selection Meeting) is an annual sports draft in which National Football League (NFL) teams take turns selecting amateur college American football players and other first-time eligible players. ... The 1993 NFL Draft Round one External links 1993 NFL Draft Categories: | ... John Cappellettis 1973 Heisman Trophy is part of an exhibit at the Penn State All-Sports Museum located at Beaver Stadium, on the campus of the Pennsylvania State University. ... The Davey OBrien Award, officially the Davey OBrien National Quarterback Award, is presented annually to the collegiate American football player adjudged by the Davey OBrien Foundation to be the best of all National Collegiate Athletic Association quarterbacks. ... The Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award is given annually in the United States to the nations outstanding senior quarterback in college football. ... The Maxwell Award is presented annually to the collegiate American football player adjudged by a panel of sportscasters, sportswriters, and National Collegiate Athletic Association head coaches and the membership of the Maxwell Football Club to be the best in the United States. ... City Minneapolis, Minnesota Other nicknames The Vikes, The Purple People Eaters Team colors Purple, Gold, and White Head Coach Brad Childress Owner Zygi Wilf General manager Rob Brzezinski Mascot Ragnar League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1961–present) Western Conference (1961-1969) Central Division (1967-1969) National Football Conference (1970... City Detroit, Michigan Team colors Honolulu Blue, Silver, and Black Head Coach Rod Marinelli Owner William Clay Ford, Sr. ... City San Francisco, California Other nicknames Niners, The Red And Gold, Bay Bombers Team colors Cardinal red, metallic gold and black Head Coach Mike Nolan Owner Denise DeBartolo York and John York General manager none Mascot Sourdough Sam League/Conference affiliations All-America Football Conference (1946-1949) Western Division (1946... City Seattle, Washington Team colors Pacific Blue, Navy Blue, Neon Green, White Head Coach Mike Holmgren Owner Paul Allen General manager Tim Ruskell Mascot Blitz, and Taima the augur hawk League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1976–present) American Football Conference (1977-2001) AFC West (1977-2001) National Football Conference... City Indianapolis, Indiana Team colors Speed Blue and White Head Coach Tony Dungy Owner Jim Irsay General manager Bill Polian Mascot Blue League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1953–present) Western Conference (1953-1969) Coastal Division (1967-1969) American Football Conference (1970-present) AFC East (1970-2001) AFC South (2002... August 10 is the 222nd day of the year (223rd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1970 calendar). ... Pinole is a city in Contra Costa County, California, United States. ... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ... Navy quarterback Aaron Polanco sets up to throw. ... For other uses of National Football League, see National Football League (disambiguation). ... 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and marked the Beginning of the International Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (1993-2003). ... 1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Torretta is best known, however, for winning the Heisman Trophy in 1992 as the quarterback of the University of Miami, playing on the University of Miami's National Championship teams of 1989 and 1991. He joined the Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity at Miami. John Cappellettis 1973 Heisman Trophy is part of an exhibit at the Penn State All-Sports Museum located at Beaver Stadium, on the campus of the Pennsylvania State University. ... 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday. ... The University of Miami (also known as UM or just The U) is a private university founded in 1925 with its main campus in the city of Coral Gables in metropolitan Miami, Florida, in the United States. ... Pi Kappa Alpha International Fraternity (ΠΚΑ) is an international, secret, social, Greek-letter, college fraternity. ... Look up fraternity in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...

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University of Miami career

1989 and 1990 seasons

As quarterback at the University of Miami, Torretta spent his first two seasons mostly on the bench behind then starting quarterback Craig Erickson, with his only significant playing time coming with three starts in 1989 after Erickson injured his throwing hand. During that span, however, the then-unknown Torretta lit up San Jose State for 486 yards, setting a school record for most passing yards in a game that has not since been broken. Craig Neil Erickson (born May 17, 1969 in Boynton Beach, Florida), was a former American professional football player who was selected by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the 4th round of the 1992 NFL Draft. ... San José State University, commonly shortened to San Jose State and SJSU, is the oldest university in what became the California State University system. ...


1991 season

In his first year as a starter, Torretta garnered further attention by stealing the show in a nationally-televised 1991 game versus the Houston Cougars and their Heisman-frontrunning quarterback, David Klingler. As Miami's defense cut down Houston's run-and-shoot offense, Torretta was putting on the performance that many expected out of Klingler en route to a not-even-that-close 40-10 victory (Klingler's lone touchdown pass in the game would come with :03 left in the 4th quarter and the game long since decided). Torretta would go on that season to lead Miami to a 4th quarter comeback on the road versus #1 Florida State and ultimately to an undefeated season and a co-national championship. The University of Houston, formerly University of Houston–University Park, is a comprehensive doctoral degree-granting university[1] located in Houston, Texas. ... David Klingler (born February 17, 1969, in Houston, Texas), is a former American football player. ... The Florida State University (commonly referred to as Florida State or FSU) is a public research university located in Tallahassee, the capital city of Florida. ...


1992 season

Torretta passed for more than 3,000 yards his senior year in 1992 on his way to winning the Heisman that season. His career as quarterback at the University of Miami was hugely successful, with Torretta leading the team to 26 wins and only one loss.


In the 1992 National Championship, however, Torretta's Hurricanes were overmatched by the University of Alabama Crimson Tide's defense, and Alabama won the game and championship easily, 34-13. The University of Alabama (also known as Alabama, UA or colloquially as Bama) is a public coeducational university located in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, USA. Founded in 1831, UA is the flagship campus of the University of Alabama System. ...


NFL career

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1993 and 1994

Despite his huge collegiate-level success, Torretta was not a top NFL draft pick, and his NFL career was fairly unremarkable. He was not selected until the 7th round in the 1993 NFL draft by the Minnesota Vikings and was not afforded a chance to play at all that year. In 1994, Torretta was on the Vikings' roster, and then was picked up by the Detroit Lions. As was the case in 1993, he failed to play at all in 1994, serving the entire season in a backup role with the Lions. City Minneapolis, Minnesota Other nicknames The Vikes, The Purple People Eaters Team colors Purple, Gold, and White Head Coach Brad Childress Owner Zygi Wilf General manager Rob Brzezinski Mascot Ragnar League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1961–present) Western Conference (1961-1969) Central Division (1967-1969) National Football Conference (1970... 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by United Nations. ... City Detroit, Michigan Team colors Honolulu Blue, Silver, and Black Head Coach Rod Marinelli Owner William Clay Ford, Sr. ...


1995

In 1995, Torretta moved to NFL Europe and was also on the roster for the San Francisco 49ers and Detroit Lions but again was relegated to backup roles. He was cut by the 49ers in 1996 and subsequently picked up by the Seattle Seahawks. His only chance to play in an NFL game came in the 1996 season finale when he came off the bench for the Seahawks against the Oakland Raiders. He immediately threw a 32-yard touchdown pass that put Seattle ahead, leading the team to victory. The NFL Europe League is an American football league which operates in Europe. ... City San Francisco, California Other nicknames Niners, The Red And Gold, Bay Bombers Team colors Cardinal red, metallic gold and black Head Coach Mike Nolan Owner Denise DeBartolo York and John York General manager none Mascot Sourdough Sam League/Conference affiliations All-America Football Conference (1946-1949) Western Division (1946... 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... City Seattle, Washington Team colors Pacific Blue, Navy Blue, Neon Green, White Head Coach Mike Holmgren Owner Paul Allen General manager Tim Ruskell Mascot Blitz, and Taima the augur hawk League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1976–present) American Football Conference (1977-2001) AFC West (1977-2001) National Football Conference... City Oakland, California Other nicknames The Silver and Black, Da Raidahs Team colors Silver and Black Head Coach Lane Kiffin Owner Al Davis General manager Michael Lombardi League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960–1969) Western Division (1960–1969) National Football League (1970–present) American Football Conference (1970–present) AFC...


In 1997, Torretta was on the roster for Seattle and later the Indianapolis Colts but again did not play. After that season, he retired from the NFL. 1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... City Indianapolis, Indiana Team colors Speed Blue and White Head Coach Tony Dungy Owner Jim Irsay General manager Bill Polian Mascot Blue League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1953–present) Western Conference (1953-1969) Coastal Division (1967-1969) American Football Conference (1970-present) AFC East (1970-2001) AFC South (2002...


Financial career

Torretta followed his unspectacular NFL career with a position at Wachovia Securities as a Senior Financial Advisor. He now works in the institutional and high net worth marketing team of Gabelli Asset Management in the company's Florida office. Categories: Stub | Fortune 500 companies | Financial services companies of the United States ... Wikibooks has more about this subject: Marketing Marketing is a social and managerial function that attempts to create, expand and maintain a collection of customers. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...

Preceded by
Desmond Howard
Heisman Trophy Winner
1992
Succeeded by
Charlie Ward
Preceded by
Craig Erickson
Miami Hurricanes Starting Quarterbacks
1991-1992
Succeeded by
Frank Costa
Preceded by
Rick Mirer
Seattle Seahawks Starting Quarterbacks
1996
Succeeded by
Warren Moon

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Gino Torretta - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (617 words)
Gino Louis Torretta (born August 10, 1970 in Pinole, California) is a former American football quarterback for several teams in the National Football League from 1993 to 1997.
Torretta is best known, however, for winning the Heisman Trophy in 1992 as the quarterback of the University of Miami, playing on the University of Miami's National Championship teams of 1989 and 1991.
Torretta would go on that season to lead Miami to a 4th quarter comeback on the road versus #1 Florida State and ultimately to an undefeated season and a co-national championship.
University Of Miami Sports Hall Of Fame (746 words)
Gino Torretta capped an illustrious collegiate career by bringing the prestigious Heisman Trophy award back to the Coral Gables campus in 1992.
Like Testaverde, Torretta was a superior athlete who had to wait his turn as the Miami quarterback rotation worked it out.
Torretta played sparingly in 1990 as a sophomore, seeing only mop-up duty but playing in all 11 regular season games of a 10-2 season.
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