Hall of Fame - Inductee Detail

Gino Torretta

Gino Torretta

Details

  • Position: Quarterback
  • School: Miami (FL)
  • High School: Pinole Valley HS (Pinole, CA)
  • Years: 1989-1992
  • Inducted: 2009
  • Place of Birth: Pinole Valley, CA
  • Date of Birth: Aug 10, 1970
  • Jersey Number: 13
  • Height: 6-2
  • Weight: 215

Member Biography

A key factor in many of Miami's national championship- contending teams, Gino Torretta became one of the most decorated players in college football history, claiming unanimous First Team All-America honors, the Heisman Trophy, Davey O'Brien, Johnny Unitas Golden Arm, Maxwell and Walter Camp awards in 1992. As a freshman on the 1989 National Championship team, Torretta posted a 3-1 record as a starter while filling in for injured quarterback Craig Erickson. As a junior, Torretta led the Hurricanes to the 1991 National Championship game and was named the Big East Player of the Year. During his senior season in 1992, Torretta once again led Miami to the National Championship game and a Big East Championship. Torretta again took home Big East Player of the Year as well as the 1992 Tanqueray World Amateur Athlete of the Year. He currently holds the conference record for lowest career percentage of interceptions (1.94), passing yards in a single-game (485) and longest passing play (99) yards, also an NCAA record. Torretta led Miami to a 26-2 record as a starter and was part of Miami's NCAA record 58-game home winning streak