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Ed Marinaro

 

Ed Marinaro

Ed Marinaro
No. 49
Position: Running back
Personal information
Date of birth: (1950-03-31) March 31, 1950
Place of birth: New York, New York
Height: 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight: 212 lb (96 kg)
Career information
High school: New Milford (NJ)
College: Cornell
NFL draft: 1972 / Round: 2 / Pick: 50
Career history
Career highlights and awards
  • NFC Champion (1973, 1974)
Career NFL statistics
Rushing yards: 1,319
Average: 3.4
Rushing touchdowns: 6
Stats at NFL.com
Stats at pro-football-reference.com
College Football Hall of Fame

Ed Marinaro (born March 31, 1950) is an American former football player and actor. In 1971 he finished as a runner up to Pat Sullivan for the Heisman Trophy, and from 2010–2011 starred in the football comedy series, Blue Mountain State.

Contents

  • Football career 1
  • Acting career 2
  • Personal life 3
  • See also 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6

Football career

Marinaro played high school football in New Milford, New Jersey, for the New Milford High School Knights.[1]

Marinaro played college football at Cornell University where he set over 16 NCAA records. He was the first running back in NCAA history to run for 4,000 career rushing yards and led the nation in rushing in both 1970 and 1971.

Marinaro was runner-up to Pat Sullivan for the Heisman Trophy in 1971, the highest finish for an Ivy League player since the league de-emphasized football in the mid-1950s. Princeton's Dick Kazmaier won the award in 1951 when the Ivy was still considered a major football conference. Marinaro won the 1971 Maxwell Award and the UPI College Football Player of the Year as the top player in college football. He holds two NCAA records: most rushes per game in a season (39.6 in 1971) and career average carries per game (34.0, 1969–71).

While at Cornell, Marinaro was a member of Psi Upsilon and was selected for membership in the Sphinx Head Society. He went on to play professional football for six seasons with the Minnesota Vikings, New York Jets and Seattle Seahawks, appearing in Super Bowl VIII and Super Bowl IX with the Vikings. He scored 13 touchdowns over his career.

Marinaro was inducted in the College Football Hall of Fame in 1991.

Acting career

After leaving football, Marinaro became an actor. He has been a cast member on a number of television series, including Laverne & Shirley and Sisters. He joined the regular cast of Hill Street Blues in 1981 playing officer Joe Coffey until 1986. He also appeared in the 2006 film Circus Island.

Marinaro played the head football coach for three seasons on Spike TV's comedy, Blue Mountain State.

In May 2015 Tuff TV, a multicast television network targeted at men, named Marinaro as the diginet’s first celebrity spokesman.

Personal life

Marinaro has a son, Eddie, with fitness expert Tracy York.[2]

See also

References

  1. ^ Rohan, Virginia. "North Jersey-bred and talented too", The Record (Bergen County), June 18, 2007. Accessed June 25, 2007. "Ed Marinaro: Class of 1968, New Milford High School"
  2. ^ Sports Illustrated, July 2, 2007, p. 120

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