Tino Sunseri

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Tino Sunseri
No. 8
Born: (1988-12-21) December 21, 1988 (age 30)
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Career information
CFL status International
Position(s) QB
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 215 lb (98 kg)
College Pittsburgh
High school Central Catholic
(Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)
Career history
As player
20132015 Saskatchewan Roughriders
Career highlights and awards

Tino Sunseri (born December 21, 1988) is a former American football quarterback. He was originally signed by the Saskatchewan Roughriders in 2013.[1] He played college football at Pittsburgh.

College career

Tino Sunseri was the starting quarterback at the University of Pittsburgh for 3 years. A local Central Catholic grad, Tino led Pitt to a 20-19 record including three bowl appearances. He went undrafted in the NFL Draft at the end of his senior year.

Professional career

Sunseri shares the all-time professional football (NFL and CFL) record for the most two-point converts scored in a single game, at three, for six points in total, with Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz , who converted three conversions in the November 19, 2017, contest against the Dallas Cowboys. This is one short of the all-time team record of four scored by the St. Louis Rams during their game with the Atlanta Falcons on October 15, 2000. All conversions by Sunseri were done consecutively (via passing), in a 31-24 loss to the Calgary Stampeders on October 3, 2014. The three two-point conversions in a single game by one team is an all-time CFL record.

On June 15, 2015, Sunseri was among the Roughriders first cuts, and was released to free agency. On July 1, 2015, it was announced that he was re-signed to the Saskatchewan Roughriders due to a season-ending injury to the Roughriders' starting quarterback Darian Durant. General Manager Brendan Taman stated Tino's knowledge of Jacques Chapdelaine's offensive system was the key to his signing.[2] On September 1, 2015, Sunseri was once again cut by the Roughriders. His cut was among the firing of the Roughriders head coach and general manager, after an 0-9 start to the 2015 season.[3]

Personal life

His father, Sal Sunseri, is a Defensive Line coach for the Florida Gators and his younger brother, Vinnie Sunseri, played professional football for the San Francisco 49ers.[4]

References

  1. ^ Saskatchewan Roughriders sign new quarterback Tino Sunseri
  2. ^ Riders bring back quarterback Tino Sunseri
  3. ^ "Roughriders release Tino Sunseri, again". regina.ctvnews.ca. September 1, 2015. Retrieved March 30, 2016.
  4. ^ Before supporting brother Vinnie, Pitt quarterback Tino Sunseri has unfinished business in Birmingham

External links

  • Saskatchewan Roughriders bio
  • Pittsburgh Panthers bio
Retrieved from "https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Tino_Sunseri&oldid=880344384"
This content was retrieved from Wikipedia : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tino_Sunseri
This page is based on the copyrighted Wikipedia article "Tino Sunseri"; it is used under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License (CC-BY-SA). You may redistribute it, verbatim or modified, providing that you comply with the terms of the CC-BY-SA