National Award Winners: No. 13 Gino Torretta
1992 HEISMAN TROPHY WINNER
1992 UNITAS GOLDEN ARM AWARD WINNER
1992 DAVEY O’BRIEN AWARD WINNER
1992 MAXWELL AWARD WINNER
Second Hurricanes’ quarterback to earn the Johnny Unitas Award, capping a brilliant 1992 season with the honor.
Dominated the Heisman voting and became the most decorated football player in Miami history taking every award available to him in ’92: the Maxwell Award (best overall player), Davey O’Brien Award (top quarterback), Unitas Award (top senior quarterback), consensus All-American, and every Player of the Year Award. As a senior, threw for 3,060 yards while completing almost 57 percent of his pass attempts.
Exceeded 300 yards passing five times, including a 433-yard effort against Iowa in the season opener.
Very efficiencient quarterback who threw only seven interceptions in 402 pass attempts while throwing 19 touchdown passes.
Led the Hurricanes to a perfect 12-0 record in the regular season on the way to a No. 1 ranking and a Sugar Bowl berth.
The Pinole, California, product rewrote the Miami record books during a spectacular senior season where he left UM with 11 records to his name, including career marks for passing yards (7,690), pass completions (555) and total offense (7,722 yards). He also set a record for consecutive passes thrown without an interception (123).
Joined former Hurricane Vinny Testaverde (1986) as a Davey O’Brien Award winner. Both Steve Walsh (1988) and Craig Erickson (1990) were runners-up in their respective years.
Torretta’s 1992 Game-By-Game Stats
|at (23) Iowa||51||31||433||1||2||60.8||51||0-0||0-0||0|
|(3) Florida State||48||20||252||1||2||41.7||33||0-0||0-0||1|
|at (7) Penn State||31||11||80||0||0||35.5||15||0-0||0-0||2|
|at Virginia Tech||28||17||249||0||3||60.7||33||0-0||0-0||1|
|at (7) Syracuse||43||23||343||3||0||53.5||48||0-0||0-0||0|
|at San Diego State||35||19||310||0||1||54.3||47||0-0||0-0||1|
Passing Efficiency Rating: 132.80
TORRETTA’S CAREER STATS
Career Passing Efficiency: 132.00
*-Indicates school record; t-indicates scoring play
1992 Heisman Voting
|1. Gino Torretta, Miami||1400||310||179||112|
|2. Marshall Faulk, San Diego St.||1080||164||207||174|
|3. Garrison Hearst, Georgia||982||140||196||170|
|4. Marvin Jones, Florida State||392||81||51||47|
|5. Reggie Brooks, Notre Dame||294||42||53||62|
|6. Charlie Ward, Florida State||126||18||18||36|
|7. Micheal Barrow, Miami||64||10||10||14|