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Nico Ranieri
16  Nico Ranieri
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Orlando, Fla.

High School:
Dr. Phillips

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 204

Position:
QB

Experience:
RS

2010 (Freshman): Battled Pete Thomas throughout the spring and the first half of fall practice for the starting job and spent the year as the No. 2 quarterback...Played in one game...Made his college debut, taking the last series at No. 9 Utah (Oct. 23).

2009: Redshirted as a true freshman in his first season of college eligibility.

High School: Voted his team's offensive MVP in each of his final three prep seasons, and was his squad's captain as both a junior and senior...As a senior at Dr. Phillips High School in Orlando, Fla., set almost every school single-game and single-season passing record, and neared many career records despite playing just one season for the team...Completed 173 passes on 280 attempts for 2,496 yards and 26 touchdowns with only seven interceptions, and added 160 yards rushing yards and two touchdowns...The Central Florida Player of the Year, was named first-team all-Central Florida while leading the Panthers to a 10-2 record and the second round of the 6A state playoffs...The 10 wins were tied for the most in a season for a Dr. Phillips team...Set school records for passing yards in a game three times during the season...Twice earned the Varsity Athlete of the Week award from the Orlando Sentinel, first after completing 20 passes for 377 yards and five touchdowns - all school records - in a 42-27 victory over the state's then-No. 1 team, Boone; reclaimed the honor after hitting 15-of-18 passes for 301 yards in a 34-22 victory over Sanford Seminole...Played in Florida all-star game and finished 4-for-4 for 137 yards and a touchdown...Finished third in voting for 6A Player of the Year and garnered second-team all-state honors...As a junior at Cypress Creek High School, completed 67-of-127 passes for 1,087 yards and five touchdowns, while also rushing for two scores, despite missing the last five games of the season with an injury...As a sophomore, threw for 1,069 yards and 10 touchdowns while adding seven rushing touchdowns to earn honorable-mention all-Orange County...Started every game during his freshman year and passed for 860 yards and eight touchdowns...Also played free safety...Had offers from Iowa State, Boston College, Central Florida, Syracuse and many others...Head coach at Dr. Phillips was Dale Salapa...Had a 4.0 weighted GPA.

Personal: Given name Nicolas Anthony Ranieri...Nicknamed Nico...Born Oct. 7, 1990, in Valparaiso, Ind. ...Son of Bill and Sue Ranieri...Has one younger brother...Played against CSU cornerback Momo Thomas in high school, but joined Thomas on a central Florida AAU basketball team...In February before the '10 season, devoted a night to prepare food and serve dinner to homeless individuals at the Open Door Mission in Old Town Fort Collins...Helped with organized sports for low-income students at a 2010 summer camp at Lincoln Middle School in Fort Collins...Majoring in business administration...Hometown: Orlando, Fla.

Division I career statistics

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RUSHING

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Int

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TD

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TD

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2010

Colorado State (fr.)

1

0

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-

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