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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.
Trattou was born in
Maywood, New Jersey. He attended  Don Bosco Preparatory High School in Ramsey, New Jersey. As as senior, 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. 
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 to 2010. 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.” 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. 
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. He was waived/injured on August 16, 2012, and subsequently reverted to  injured reserve on August 18.
1.0 1.1 National Football League, Current Players,
Justin Trattou. Retrieved January 9, 2012. ↑
2.0 2.1 2.2 GatorZone.com, Football History, 2010 Roster,
Justin Trattou. Retrieved September 20, 2011. ↑ 3.0 3.1
, University Athletic Association, Gainesville, Florida, pp. 154, 185 (2011). Retrieved January 9, 2012. 2011 Florida Gators Football Media Guide