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1992 - 57th Award
Gino Torretta
Miami Back

A 6-foot 3-inch, 205-pound senior, Torretta was the key man in the extraordinary success of his team. The one attribute shared by all great quarterbacks is the ability to lead their team to victory week after week. It is extremely difficult to go undefeated for one season, but it is a truly amazing accomplishment to do it twice in succession. Against archrival Florida State, one of the strongest teams in the nation, it all came down to the fourth quarter. On the crucial third down and long yardage play, that meant the difference between victory and defeat, it was Torretta once again coming through with a thrilling 14-yard run that left the Florida State defense awestruck. Torretta, as clever a quarterback as college football has seen in years, quickly exploited his advantage and threw the touchdown pass that won the game. "Gino showed everybody he is the best quarterback in college football," said his delighted coach Dennis Erickson. Florida State's coach Bobby Bowden captured the essence of the day when he noted: "I can sum this game up in one word-Torretta was great." Torretta is the latest in a long line of standout Miami quarterbacks and has eclipsed all other Hurricane quarterbacks when it comes to the record book with his 7,000 aerial yards. Gino and his wife Bernadette reside in Miami, Florida. Gino works for Prudential Services in Miami and covers college football for ESPN.

 

Points

 

Place

Name

School

Class

Position

1

2

3

Total

1stGino TorrettaMiami (Florida)Sr.QB3101791121,400
2ndMarshall FaulkSan Diego StateSo.RB1642071741,080
3rdGarrison HearstGeorgiaJr.RB140196170982
4thMarvin JonesFlorida StateJr.LB815147392
5thReggie BrooksNotre DameSr.RB425362294
6thCharlie WardFlorida StateJr.QB181836126
7thMichael BarrowMiami (Florida)Sr.LB10101464
8thDrew BledsoeWashington StateJr. QB6181448
9thGlyn MilburnStanfordSr.RB5111047
10thEric CurryAlabamaSr.DE3131247

Gino Torretta became the second Miami player to win the Heisman and the first senior in five years. Torretta won four of the six sections

No. of registered electors: 918
Date of announcement: December 12, 1992
Date of dinner: December 15, 1992

The number of points by region and position within each region are as follows for the top five candidates:

Name

North-east

Mid Atlantic

South

South-west

Mid-west

Far West

Torretta235127112202248122012062
Faulk172214331313158219022861
Hearst125315522521126317531493
Jones674414924535794604
Brooks565385227914415465

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