Gino Torretta is a former collegiate and professional football player. He graduated from Pinole Valley High School, where he was a standout high school football quarterback for the Pinole Spartans.
He accepted an athletic scholarship to play for University of Miami football team, competeing from 1989 to 1992. He played college football for the University of Miami, won the Heisman Trophy in 1992, and was a member of the Miami Hurricanes' national championship teams of 1989 and 1991. Torretta was a quarterback in the NFL for five seasons. A seventh-round pick in the 1993 NFL Draft, he was a member of several NFL teams. Torretta followed his NFL career with a position at Wachovia Securities as a Senior Financial Advisor.
He is Chairman/CEO of Touchdown Radio, broadcasting an NCAA game of the week on national radio. He is also an NCAA football expert on Sirius/XM channel 91—College Sports Nation. Torretta is Vice President for GAMCO Asset Management, working with Institutional clients nationwide and working out of the firm's Palm Beach office.He was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2010.