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Mario Urrutia

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Mario Urrutia
New Orleans VooDoo
Wide receiver
Personal information
Date of birth: (1986-01-18) January 18, 1986 (age 28)
Place of birth: Louisville, Kentucky
Height: 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)Weight: 238 lb (108 kg)
Career information
College: Louisville
NFL Draft: 2008 / Round: 7 / Pick: 246
Debuted in 2013 for the Utah Blaze
Career history
*Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status: League Suspended
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2009
Career Arena football statistics as of 2013
Stats at ArenaFan.com

Mario Urrutia, Jr. (born January 18, 1986 in Louisville, Kentucky) is an American football wide receiver for the New Orleans VooDoo of the Arena Football League. He was drafted by the Cincinnati Bengals in the seventh round of the 2008 NFL Draft. He played college football at Louisville.

Urrutia has also been a member of the New York Jets, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Hartford Colonials and Sacramento Mountain Lions.

College career

In Urrutia's freshman year, he was named second team All Big East Conference. Catching 37 passes for 797 yards, he ranked third on the team in both statistics. He was also named a Sporting News All American.

While the squad went 12-1, including a win over ACC champion Wake Forest in the 2007 Orange Bowl, Urrutia had his best statistical season during this year, catching a career high 58 balls for 973 yards. He also had 6 touchdown catches. He was second on the team in catches.

Urrutia did not repeat the success of his 2006 season in 2007. He played in only 8 games, catching 35 passes for 501 yards and 3 touchdowns. He left Louisville on December 14, 2007.

Professional career

Utah Blaze

In 2013, Urrutia was assigned by the Utah Blaze of the Arena Football League as a wide receiver. Urrutia had a big season for the Blaze, hauling in 142 passes for 1,675 yards and scoring 39 touchdowns. Urruita's big season landed him the Arena Football League Rookie of the Year Award.[1]

New Orleans VooDoo

On September 6, 2013, Urrutia was selected by the New Orleans VooDoo during the dispersal draft.[2]

Reference

External links

  • Louisville Cardinals bio
  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers bio
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