BREAKING NEWS: Miami great QB response with a two word message to Miami Canes management decision over his Retirement

He is already a member of the College Football Hall of Fame. He is already a member of the University of Miami Ring of Honor. And, as many Miami Hurricanes fans are aware, he won the Heisman Trophy in 1992. Now, Hurricanes legend Gino Torretta has received his latest distinction – and it’s a special one. Torretta’s No. 13 jersey will be retired on Nov. 18 in Miami’s final regular-season home game against Louisville.
Torretta, 53, told the Miami Herald on Thursday, “It’s awesome.” “What an incredible honor. “A lot of guys I played with will be at the game.” Torretta’s No. 13 will be displayed among four other retired UM football jerseys: Nos. 10 and 14 (George Mira and Vinny Testaverde, respectively).

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Numbers 14 (Vinny Testaverde), 42 (Jim Dooley), and 89 (Ted Hendricks). “I had a lot of great coaches and a lot of great teammates to help me,” Torretta added. “It brings back a lot of great memories and success.” The University of Miami helped form me into the person I am today.”
Torretta, 53, redshirted his first season in 1988 under Jimmy Johnson before being replaced by Dennis Erickson, who guided the Canes to national championships in 1989 and 1991. Torretta’s final season was in 1992. Torretta was a member of UM’s undefeated ’91 team and led the Hurricanes to another perfect regular season in ’92.

“Gino is the most decorated college player in University of Miami football history and a member of our Ring of Honor, which serves as the highest honor for a Hurricanes football player or coach,” UM athletic director Dan Radakovich said in a statement. “We are excited to honor Gino and his family at Hard Rock Stadium.”

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Torretta is still a senior vice president for his financial firm Gabelli Asset Management and does a nationwide radio broadcast of a college football game every Saturday for his company Touchdown Radio. He is married to Bernadette and has a freshman daughter, Aria, at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.


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