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Vinny Perretta

Vinny Perretta
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Wide receiver
Personal information
Date of birth: (1985-10-14) October 14, 1985 (age 28)
Place of birth: San Diego, California
Height: 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)Weight: 186 lb (84 kg)
Career information
College: Boise State
Undrafted in 2009
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
Roster status: Retired
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2009

Vinny Perretta (born October 14, 1985 in San Diego, California) is an American wide receiver. He formerly played with the Minnesota Vikings of the National Football League. He was signed by the Vikings as an undrafted free agent in 2009. He played college football at Boise State. He retired from the NFL in April 2010.

Early years

Perretta is 2004 graduate of La Costa Canyon High School in Encinitas, CA where he was a two-time First-team All-Avocado League selection. He earned offensive team MVP honors and was on all-academic team. He gained over 1,000 yards in total offense as a senior with 12 touchdowns, including two on kickoff returns. He lettered in football three times and track and field once.

College career

Perretta is best known for throwing the touchdown pass in overtime to Derek Schouman in the 2007 Fiesta Bowl to help Boise State beat Oklahoma 43-42 in what many consider to be the best college football game ever played.

In 2008, as a senior, Perretta caught 36 passes for 578 yards and 2 touchdowns and helped Boise State post an undefeated 12-0 regular season mark. In 2007 he played in four games before being sidelined with shoulder injury. He made nine catches for 120 yards and five rushes for 30 yards and a touchdown. In 2006 he played wide receiver and running back and finished third on team in rushing with 316 yards and three touchdowns on 55 carries while finishing fifth on in receiving with 17 catches for 124 yards and two touchdowns and was named to the All-WAC academic team. In 2005 he was part of Boise State’s wide receiver rotation and played in all 13 games, catching 12 passes for 169 yards. In 2004 he was named offensive scout team player of the year and he red-shirted after walking on prior to the 2004 season.

Professional career


Pre-draft measureables
Height Weight 40-yard dash 10-yard split 20-yard split 20 ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP Wonderlic
5-9⅛ * 186 * 4.43 ** 1.50 ** 2.53 ** 4.09 ** 6.63 ** 36" * 10'06" * 14 ** X
*At NFL Combine **At Boise State Pro Day

Minnesota Vikings

Perretta was a member of the Vikings practice squad. Perretta was re-signed on April 15, 2010.[1] But decided to retire shortly after.


External links

  • Minnesota Vikings Bio
  • Boise State Broncos Bio
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