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|high_school = [[Don Bosco Preparatory High School|Don Bosco Prep]]<br/>([[Ramsey, New Jersey]])
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* [[Tampa Bay Buccaneers]] ({{NFL Year|2017}})
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* [[BCS Championship Game|BCS National Champion]] ([[2009 BCS Championship Game|2009]])
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* [[SEC Championship Game|SEC Champion]] ([[2008 SEC Championship Game|2008]])
* [[BCS Championship Game|BCS National Championship]] ([[2009 BCS Championship Game|2009]])
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* [[Super Bowl|Super Bowl champion]] ([[Super Bowl XLVI|XLVI]])
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'''Justin Trattou''' (born August 28, 1988) is an [[American football]] [[defensive end]] for the [[New York Giants]] of the [[National Football League]] (NFL). He was signed by the Giants as an [[undrafted free agent]] in 2011. He played [[college football]] for the [[University of Florida]].
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'''Justin Trattou''' (born August 28, 1988) is an [[American football]] [[defensive end]] who is currently a free agent. He played [[college football]] for the [[University of Florida]]. He was signed by the [[New York Giants]] as an [[undrafted free agent]] in 2011.
   
 
==Early years==
 
==Early years==
Trattou was born in [[Maywood, New Jersey]].<ref name=nflprofile>National Football League, Current Players, [http://www.nfl.com/player/justintrattou/2530868/profile Justin Trattou]. Retrieved January 9, 2012.</ref> He attended [[Don Bosco Preparatory High School]] in [[Ramsey, New Jersey]].<ref name=ufprofile>GatorZone.com, Football History, 2010 Roster, [http://www.gatorzone.com/football/bios.php?year=2010&player_id=147 Justin Trattou]. Retrieved September 20, 2011.</ref> As as senior, he tallied 82 tackles and 17 sacks, and helped lead Don Bosco to a perfect 12&ndash;0 record and its first state title since 2003.<ref name=ufprofile/>
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Trattou was born in [[Maywood, New Jersey]].<ref name=nflprofile>National Football League, Current Players, [http://www.nfl.com/player/justintrattou/2530868/profile Justin Trattou]. Retrieved January 9, 2012.</ref> He lived in Maywood, Hawthorne and [[Franklin Lakes, New Jersey]] and attended [[Don Bosco Preparatory High School]] in [[Ramsey, New Jersey|Ramsey]], where he was named all-state during both his junior and senior years.<ref>Stapleton, Art. [http://www.northjersey.com/franklinlakes/Franklin_Lakes_Justin_Trattou_battling_to_make_Giants_roster_as_defensive_end.html?page=all "Franklin Lakes' Justin Trattou battling to make Giants roster as defensive end"], ''[[The Record (Bergen County)]]'', August 23, 2013. Retrieved August 24, 2013. "Justin Trattou has four championship rings, including one for each of the rungs on his football ladder from Don Bosco to Florida and with the Giants. Not only has the Franklin Lakes native never been more desperate to prove he belongs in the NFL, but also that he deserves to stay."</ref><ref>Hutchinson, Dave. [http://www.nj.com/giants/index.ssf/2013/08/giants_justin_trattou_is_making_a_name_for_himself.html "Giants' Justin Trattou is making a name for himself"], ''[[The Star-Ledger]]'', August 23, 2013. Retrieved December 9, 2014. "But so is third-year pro Justin Trattou, a Ramsey native and undrafted free agent who just keeps making plays."</ref><ref name=ufprofile>GatorZone.com, Football History, 2010 Roster, [http://www.gatorzone.com/football/bios.php?year=2010&player_id=147 Justin Trattou]. Retrieved September 20, 2011.</ref> He collected 65 tackles, eight sacks and an interception as a sophomore. He helped lead Don Bosco to the state final his junior year by recording 96 tackles and totaling 11 sacks. As a senior playing for the Don Bosco Ironmen [[high school football]] team, he tallied 82 tackles and 17 sacks, and helped lead Don Bosco to a perfect 12–0 record and its first state title since 2003.<ref name=ufprofile/> He was chosen as a U.S. Army All-American and was also honored at the High School Heisman ceremony.
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Regarded as a four-star recruit by [[Rivals.com]], Trattou was rated No. 4 among [[New Jersey]]’s Top 30 prospects. He was rated fourth among [[defensive ends]] by [[Scout.com]]. He was also selected to be on the [[ESPN]] 150 list. He chose Florida over [[Notre Dame Fighting Irish football|Notre Dame]] and committed on January 25, 2007. He also had scholarship offers from [[Ohio State Buckeyes football|Ohio State]], [[Boston College Eagles football|Boston College]] and [[Penn State Nittany Lions football|Penn State]], among others.<ref>[https://sports.yahoo.com/byu/football/recruiting/player-Justin-Trattou-34117 Justin Trattou]. [[Rivals.com]]. Retrieved July 25, 2015.</ref>
   
 
==College career==
 
==College career==
Trattou received an [[athletic scholarship]] to attend the University of Florida, where he played for coach [[Urban Meyer]]'s [[Florida Gators football]] team from [[2007 Florida Gators football team|2007]] to [[2010 Florida Gators football team|2010]].<ref name=ufmediaguide>''[http://web.gatorzone.com/football/media/2011/media_guide.pdf 2011 Florida Gators Football Media Guide]'', University Athletic Association, Gainesville, Florida, pp. 154, 185 (2011). Retrieved January 9, 2012.</ref> During his sophomore season, the Gators won a [[Southeastern Conference]] (SEC) championship and the [[2009 BCS National Championship Game]]. As a senior [[captain (sports)|team captain]] in 2010, he memorably returned an interception thirty-five yards for a touchdown, and was the recipient of the Gators’ [[Fergie Ferguson Award]], recognizing “the senior football player who displays outstanding leadership, character and courage.”<ref name=ufmediaguide/> In his four seasons as a Gator, he played in fifty-two games, and started thirty-one of them, including all thirteen games during his senior year.<ref name=ufprofile/>
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Trattou accepted an athletic scholarship to attend the [[University of Florida]], where he played for coach [[Urban Meyer]]'s [[Florida Gators football]] team from [[2007 Florida Gators football team|2007]] to [[2010 Florida Gators football team|2010]].<ref name=ufmediaguide>''[http://web.gatorzone.com/football/media/2011/media_guide.pdf 2011 Florida Gators Football Media Guide] {{webarchive|url=https://web.archive.org/web/20120402035222/http://web.gatorzone.com/football/media/2011/media_guide.pdf |date=April 2, 2012 }}'', University Athletic Association, Gainesville, Florida, pp. 154, 185 (2011). Retrieved January 9, 2012.</ref> He played in 52 games at Florida, including 31 starts. For his career, he amassed 121 [[tackle (football move)|tackles]] (75 solo, 47 assisted), 26.0 tackles for loss, 8.5 [[quarterback sack|sacks]], three [[interceptions]], one [[fumble|forced fumble]], one fumble recovery, one pass breakup and three pass deflections.
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During his sophomore season, the Gators won a [[Southeastern Conference]] (SEC) championship and the [[2009 BCS National Championship Game]]. As a senior team captain in 2010, he memorably returned an interception thirty-five yards for a touchdown, and was the recipient of the Gators' [[Fergie Ferguson Award]], recognizing "the senior football player who displays outstanding leadership, character and courage."<ref name=ufmediaguide/> In his four seasons as a Gator, he played in fifty-two games, and started thirty-one of them, including all thirteen games during his senior year.<ref name=ufprofile/>
   
 
==Professional career==
 
==Professional career==
The New York Giants signed Trattou as an undrafted free agent in {{NFL Year|2011}}, and he appeared in six regular season games during his rookie season.<ref name=nflprofile/> He was waived/injured on August 16, 2012, and subsequently reverted to [[injured reserve]] on August 18.
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The [[New York Giants]] signed Trattou as an [[undrafted free agent]] in {{NFL Year|2011}}, and he appeared in six regular season games during his rookie season.<ref name=nflprofile/> He was waived/injured on August 16, 2012, and subsequently reverted to [[injured reserve]] on August 18.
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On October 9, 2013, Trattou was signed by the [[Minnesota Vikings]].
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On September 20, 2015, Trattou got his first career interception against the Detroit Lions during a Vikings 26-16 victory.
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On December 14, 2013, Trattou was re-signed by the [[Minnesota Vikings]].
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===Tampa Bay Buccaneers===
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On July 28, 2017, Trattou signed with the [[Tampa Bay Buccaneers]].<ref>{{cite web|title=Last Camp Add: Justin Trattou|url=http://www.buccaneers.com/news/article-smith/Last-Camp-Add-Justin-Trattou/ba74f174-d085-4b96-8b25-ad178e7b9a4e|author=Smith, Scott|website=Buccaneers.com|date=July 28, 2017}}</ref> He was placed on injured reserve on August 28, 2017.<ref>{{cite web|title=Buccaneers Sign DEs Abdesmad, Ekpe|url=https://web.archive.org/web/20180102201047/http://www.buccaneers.com/news/article-smith/Buccaneers-Sign-DEs-Abdesmad-Ekpe/dd6fa6c7-4129-4a5a-b5dc-9f7d3e717c37|author=Smith, Scott|website=Buccaneers.com|date=August 28, 2017}}</ref>
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==Personal life==
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Trattou majored in [[sports management]] at the [[University of Florida]] and was named twice to SEC’s academic honor roll.
   
 
==See also==
 
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* [[List of New England Patriots players]]
 
   
 
==References==
 
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==External links==
 
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* [http://www.gatorzone.com/football/bios.php?year=2010&player_id=147 Justin Trattou] &ndash; Florida Gators player profile
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* [http://www.gatorzone.com/football/bios.php?year=2010&player_id=147 Justin Trattou] Florida Gators player profile
* [http://www.giants.com/team/roster/Justin-Trattou/41e25e47-533d-4a51-a849-64a8b55a8e82 Justin Trattou] &ndash; New York Giants player profile
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* [http://www.giants.com/team/roster/Justin-Trattou/41e25e47-533d-4a51-a849-64a8b55a8e82 Justin Trattou] New York Giants player profile
   
 
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| NAME = Trattou, Justin
 
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| SHORT DESCRIPTION = American college football player, professional football player, defensive lineman, defensive end
 
| DATE OF BIRTH = August 28, 1988
 
| PLACE OF BIRTH = Ramsey, New Jersey, United States
 
| DATE OF DEATH =
 
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Justin Trattou
Defensive end
Personal information
Date of birth: (1988-08-28) August 28, 1988 (age 31)
Place of birth: Maywood, New Jersey
Career information
College: Florida
Undrafted in 2011
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
* New York Giants ( 2011 2013)
Career highlights and awards
* BCS National Champion (2009)
Career NFL statistics as of 2017
Total tackles     13
Sacks     0.0
Forced fumbles     0
Fumble recoveries     0
Interceptions     2

Justin Trattou (born August 28, 1988) is an American football defensive end who is currently a free agent. He played college football for the University of Florida. He was signed by the New York Giants as an undrafted free agent in 2011.

Early years

Trattou was born in Maywood, New Jersey.[1] He lived in Maywood, Hawthorne and Franklin Lakes, New Jersey and attended Don Bosco Preparatory High School in Ramsey, where he was named all-state during both his junior and senior years.[2][3][4] He collected 65 tackles, eight sacks and an interception as a sophomore. He helped lead Don Bosco to the state final his junior year by recording 96 tackles and totaling 11 sacks. As a senior playing for the Don Bosco Ironmen high school football team, he tallied 82 tackles and 17 sacks, and helped lead Don Bosco to a perfect 12–0 record and its first state title since 2003.[4] He was chosen as a U.S. Army All-American and was also honored at the High School Heisman ceremony.

Regarded as a four-star recruit by Rivals.com, Trattou was rated No. 4 among New Jersey’s Top 30 prospects. He was rated fourth among defensive ends by Scout.com. He was also selected to be on the ESPN 150 list. He chose Florida over Notre Dame and committed on January 25, 2007. He also had scholarship offers from Ohio State, Boston College and Penn State, among others.[5]

College career

Trattou accepted an athletic scholarship to attend the University of Florida, where he played for coach Urban Meyer's Florida Gators football team from 2007 to 2010.[6] He played in 52 games at Florida, including 31 starts. For his career, he amassed 121 tackles (75 solo, 47 assisted), 26.0 tackles for loss, 8.5 sacks, three interceptions, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery, one pass breakup and three pass deflections.

During his sophomore season, the Gators won a Southeastern Conference (SEC) championship and the 2009 BCS National Championship Game. As a senior team captain in 2010, he memorably returned an interception thirty-five yards for a touchdown, and was the recipient of the Gators' Fergie Ferguson Award, recognizing "the senior football player who displays outstanding leadership, character and courage."[6] In his four seasons as a Gator, he played in fifty-two games, and started thirty-one of them, including all thirteen games during his senior year.[4]

Professional career

Pre-draft

Pre-draft measureables
Ht Wt 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP Wonderlic
6 ft 3 in 249 lb 4.72 s 1.62 s 2.77 s 4.47 s 7.12 s 34 in 22 rep

New York Giants

The New York Giants signed Trattou as an undrafted free agent in 2011, and he appeared in six regular season games during his rookie season.[1] He was waived/injured on August 16, 2012, and subsequently reverted to injured reserve on August 18.

Minnesota Vikings

On October 9, 2013, Trattou was signed by the Minnesota Vikings.

On September 20, 2015, Trattou got his first career interception against the Detroit Lions during a Vikings 26-16 victory.

On December 14, 2013, Trattou was re-signed by the Minnesota Vikings.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

On July 28, 2017, Trattou signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.[8] He was placed on injured reserve on August 28, 2017.[9]

Personal life

Trattou majored in sports management at the University of Florida and was named twice to SEC’s academic honor roll.

See also

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 National Football League, Current Players, Justin Trattou. Retrieved January 9, 2012.
  2. Stapleton, Art. "Franklin Lakes' Justin Trattou battling to make Giants roster as defensive end", The Record (Bergen County), August 23, 2013. Retrieved August 24, 2013. "Justin Trattou has four championship rings, including one for each of the rungs on his football ladder from Don Bosco to Florida and with the Giants. Not only has the Franklin Lakes native never been more desperate to prove he belongs in the NFL, but also that he deserves to stay."
  3. Hutchinson, Dave. "Giants' Justin Trattou is making a name for himself", The Star-Ledger, August 23, 2013. Retrieved December 9, 2014. "But so is third-year pro Justin Trattou, a Ramsey native and undrafted free agent who just keeps making plays."
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 GatorZone.com, Football History, 2010 Roster, Justin Trattou. Retrieved September 20, 2011.
  5. Justin Trattou. Rivals.com. Retrieved July 25, 2015.
  6. 6.0 6.1 2011 Florida Gators Football Media Guide Script error, University Athletic Association, Gainesville, Florida, pp. 154, 185 (2011). Retrieved January 9, 2012.
  7. http://www.nfldraftscout.com/ratings/dsprofile.php?pyid=72159&draftyear=2011&genpos=DE
  8. Smith, Scott (July 28, 2017). "Last Camp Add: Justin Trattou". http://www.buccaneers.com/news/article-smith/Last-Camp-Add-Justin-Trattou/ba74f174-d085-4b96-8b25-ad178e7b9a4e.
  9. Smith, Scott (August 28, 2017). "Buccaneers Sign DEs Abdesmad, Ekpe". https://web.archive.org/web/20180102201047/http://www.buccaneers.com/news/article-smith/Buccaneers-Sign-DEs-Abdesmad-Ekpe/dd6fa6c7-4129-4a5a-b5dc-9f7d3e717c37.

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