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December 13, 1992
Gino Torretta, who led the University of Miami to a national championship last season and will win another if the top-ranked Hurricanes beat No. 2 Alabama in the sugar bowl on Jan. 1, won the Heisman trophy yesterday over two running backs -- Marshall Faulk of San Diego State and Garrison Hearst of Georgia.Faulk finished second, 320 points behind Torretta, and Hearst was third, trailing the winner by 418 points.Torretta received 310 first-place votes and 1,400 points in balloting by the media and former Heisman winners.
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By Vito Stellino and Vito Stellino,Sun Staff Writer | April 26, 1994
ASHBURN, Va. -- Heath Shuler and Trent Dilfer, the two quarterbacks drafted among the first six picks Sunday, were the talk of the first day of the NFL draft.Charlie Ward, the quarterback who wasn't drafted, was the talk of the second day of the draft yesterday.Ward, last year's Heisman Trophy winner from Florida State, was snubbed, as only nine of the 222 players selected in the 14-hour, 59-minute draft were quarterbacks.Those selected included C. W. Post's Perry Klein -- who went on the 111th selection to the Atlanta Falcons and was the third one selected -- and Tulsa's Gus Frerotte, who was once a backup to T. J. Rubley and went to the Washington Redskins.
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December 12, 1992
Overview of 58th annual presentationWhen: Today, 3:30 p.m.Where: Downtown Athletic Club, New YorkTV: NBC, 3:30 p.m. (or after conclusion of Buffalo-Denver NFL game, also on NBC)Hosts: Jim Lampley, O. J. SimpsonVoters: 918 total, including 870 media members (145 in each of six geographic sections) and 48 former Heisman winnersLast year's winner: Michigan flanker Desmond Howard, by the second-largest margin in history, over quarterback Casey Weldon of Florida StateLeading candidatesGino Torretta, Sr., QB, Miami: Most valuable player for the No. 1-ranked team in the country.
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By Greg Cote and Greg Cote,Knight-Ridder News Service | April 27, 1993
MIAMI -- He isn't No. 13 anymore, at least not in any way that matters. Yesterday, the NFL said Gino Torretta's new number is 192. It is a big, awful number. A number that looks especially ugly standing next to a Heisman Trophy."It's just another challenge," says Torretta, the quarterback with the scarlet number. "It's not the end of the world."It's not the start of a career that he had in mind, either.The University of Miami's Torretta entered pro football yesterday, but it was back door, not red carpet.
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By Malcolm Moran and Malcolm Moran,New York Times News Service | December 13, 1992
NEW YORK -- He qualified as a Heisman Trophy contender by throwing the football. But in the final hours before his senior season definitely became a Heisman season, Gino Torretta of the University of Miami was forced to do a little scrambling.Torretta became the winner of the 58th Heisman Memorial Trophy Award yesterday, but not before the storm throughout the Northeast forced a change in his itinerary.Torretta began the trip in Louisville, Ky., where he accepted the Johnny Unitas Award on Friday.
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By Dan Le Batard and Dan Le Batard,Knight-Ridder | November 14, 1991
MIAMI -- It was only the most important game of the kid's existence. That's all. He had started at quarterback three other times, but those games meant nothing now. This opponent was much larger than San Jose State. The 62,602 hissing people told you that.University of Miami coaches advised Gino Torretta not to worry. Torretta, a 19-year-old freshman, seemed to understand. But then, the Florida State drums started pounding and the masses started chanting and the defenders started acting as if Torretta had done something really bad to them.
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By Don Markus and Don Markus,Staff Writer | October 9, 1992
CORAL GABLES, Fla. -- Geoff Torretta's biggest contribution to the University of Miami football program didn't come during his two years there as Vinny Testaverde's backup in 1985 and 1986.It came in telling the coaching staff about his younger brother, and in not dissuading his little brother from becoming a Hurricane despite his own frustrating experience."If my brother didn't come here, I don't know if I would be here either," Gino Torretta told a group of reporters during a class break Monday.
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December 10, 1992
Gino Torretta, the most successful quarterback in Miam history, was named to the 1992 Associated Press All-America team today along with repeaters Marshall Faulk of San Diego State and Marvin Jones of Florida State.Torretta is 26-1 as a starter, holds almost every career passing record at Miami and is one victory away from leading the Hurricanes to their second straight national championship.He threw for 3,060 yards this season, completed 57 percent and had 19 touchdown passes with only seven interceptions.
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By Knight-Ridder News Service | November 28, 1992
This year's race for the Heisman Trophy is generating all th excitement of a Bowling Green-Ball State football game. Maybe less.The best college player in the country?Some say that Miami quarterback Gino Torretta -- one contender for the Heisman -- might be the fourth- or fifth-best player on his own team.Others say that San Diego State running back Marshall Faulk -- another front-runner -- accumulates his yards in a conference where defense has all the stopping power of a speed bump.Frustrated Heisman voters might turn to the long-shot candidates, led by Georgia running back Garrison Hearst.
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By Vito Stellino and Vito Stellino,Sun Staff Writer | April 26, 1994
ASHBURN, Va. -- Heath Shuler and Trent Dilfer, the two quarterbacks drafted among the first six picks Sunday, were the talk of the first day of the NFL draft.Charlie Ward, the quarterback who wasn't drafted, was the talk of the second day of the draft yesterday.Ward, last year's Heisman Trophy winner from Florida State, was snubbed, as only nine of the 222 players selected in the 14-hour, 59-minute draft were quarterbacks.Those selected included C. W. Post's Perry Klein -- who went on the 111th selection to the Atlanta Falcons and was the third one selected -- and Tulsa's Gus Frerotte, who was once a backup to T. J. Rubley and went to the Washington Redskins.
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December 13, 1992
Gino Torretta, who led the University of Miami to a national championship last season and will win another if the top-ranked Hurricanes beat No. 2 Alabama in the sugar bowl on Jan. 1, won the Heisman trophy yesterday over two running backs -- Marshall Faulk of San Diego State and Garrison Hearst of Georgia.Faulk finished second, 320 points behind Torretta, and Hearst was third, trailing the winner by 418 points.Torretta received 310 first-place votes and 1,400 points in balloting by the media and former Heisman winners.
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By Malcolm Moran and Malcolm Moran,New York Times News Service | December 13, 1992
NEW YORK -- He qualified as a Heisman Trophy contender by throwing the football. But in the final hours before his senior season definitely became a Heisman season, Gino Torretta of the University of Miami was forced to do a little scrambling.Torretta became the winner of the 58th Heisman Memorial Trophy Award yesterday, but not before the storm throughout the Northeast forced a change in his itinerary.Torretta began the trip in Louisville, Ky., where he accepted the Johnny Unitas Award on Friday.
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December 12, 1992
Overview of 58th annual presentationWhen: Today, 3:30 p.m.Where: Downtown Athletic Club, New YorkTV: NBC, 3:30 p.m. (or after conclusion of Buffalo-Denver NFL game, also on NBC)Hosts: Jim Lampley, O. J. SimpsonVoters: 918 total, including 870 media members (145 in each of six geographic sections) and 48 former Heisman winnersLast year's winner: Michigan flanker Desmond Howard, by the second-largest margin in history, over quarterback Casey Weldon of Florida StateLeading candidatesGino Torretta, Sr., QB, Miami: Most valuable player for the No. 1-ranked team in the country.
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December 10, 1992
Gino Torretta, the most successful quarterback in Miam history, was named to the 1992 Associated Press All-America team today along with repeaters Marshall Faulk of San Diego State and Marvin Jones of Florida State.Torretta is 26-1 as a starter, holds almost every career passing record at Miami and is one victory away from leading the Hurricanes to their second straight national championship.He threw for 3,060 yards this season, completed 57 percent and had 19 touchdown passes with only seven interceptions.
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By Knight-Ridder News Service | November 28, 1992
This year's race for the Heisman Trophy is generating all th excitement of a Bowling Green-Ball State football game. Maybe less.The best college player in the country?Some say that Miami quarterback Gino Torretta -- one contender for the Heisman -- might be the fourth- or fifth-best player on his own team.Others say that San Diego State running back Marshall Faulk -- another front-runner -- accumulates his yards in a conference where defense has all the stopping power of a speed bump.Frustrated Heisman voters might turn to the long-shot candidates, led by Georgia running back Garrison Hearst.
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By Don Markus and Don Markus,Staff Writer | October 9, 1992
CORAL GABLES, Fla. -- Geoff Torretta's biggest contribution to the University of Miami football program didn't come during his two years there as Vinny Testaverde's backup in 1985 and 1986.It came in telling the coaching staff about his younger brother, and in not dissuading his little brother from becoming a Hurricane despite his own frustrating experience."If my brother didn't come here, I don't know if I would be here either," Gino Torretta told a group of reporters during a class break Monday.
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By Greg Cote and Greg Cote,Knight-Ridder News Service | April 27, 1993
MIAMI -- He isn't No. 13 anymore, at least not in any way that matters. Yesterday, the NFL said Gino Torretta's new number is 192. It is a big, awful number. A number that looks especially ugly standing next to a Heisman Trophy."It's just another challenge," says Torretta, the quarterback with the scarlet number. "It's not the end of the world."It's not the start of a career that he had in mind, either.The University of Miami's Torretta entered pro football yesterday, but it was back door, not red carpet.
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November 22, 1992
OFFENSEHQuarterback -- Gino Torretta, Miami, 6-3, 205, senior.Running backs -- Marshall Faulk, San Diego State, 5-10, 180, sophomore; Garrison Hearst, Georgia, 5-11, 202, junior.Wide receivers -- O. J. McDuffie, Penn State, 5-11, 185, senior; Lloyd Hill, Texas Tech, 6-2, 180, junior.Tight end -- Chris Gedney, Syracuse, 6-5, 256, senior.Offensive linemen -- Lincoln Kennedy, Washington, 6-7, 325, senior; Will Shields, Nebraska, 6-1, 305, senior; Ben Coleman, Wake Forest, 6-6, 310, senior; Mike Compton, West Virginia, 6-7, 289, senior; Mike Devlin, Iowa, 6-3, 280, senior.
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By Dan Le Batard and Dan Le Batard,Knight-Ridder | November 14, 1991
MIAMI -- It was only the most important game of the kid's existence. That's all. He had started at quarterback three other times, but those games meant nothing now. This opponent was much larger than San Jose State. The 62,602 hissing people told you that.University of Miami coaches advised Gino Torretta not to worry. Torretta, a 19-year-old freshman, seemed to understand. But then, the Florida State drums started pounding and the masses started chanting and the defenders started acting as if Torretta had done something really bad to them.
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