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Mario Urrutia
No. 84     
Wide receiver
Personal information
Date of birth: (1986-01-18) January 18, 1986 (age 34)
Place of birth: Louisville, Kentucky
Career information
College: Louisville
NFL Draft: 2008 / Round: 7 / Pick: 246
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
* Cincinnati Bengals ( 2008 2009)*
 As executive:
* Kentucky Xtreme (Co-Owner) (2014)
Career highlights and awards
* Sporting News Freshman All-American (2005)
Stats at NFL.com
Receptions     142
Receiving yards     1,675
Receiving TDs     38
Stats at ArenaFan.com

Mario Urrutia, Jr. (born January 18, 1986) is a former American football wide receiver. Urrutia is also a co-owner of the Kentucky Xtreme. He was drafted by the Cincinnati Bengals in the seventh round of the 2008 NFL Draft. He played college football at Louisville.

Urrutia was also a member of the New York Jets, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Hartford Colonials, Sacramento Mountain Lions, Utah Blaze, New Orleans VooDoo, Kentucky Xtreme and Winnipeg Blue Bombers.

Early lifeEdit

Born the son of Ruth Annette and Mario Urrutia, Sr., Urrutia attended Fern Creek High School in Louisville, Kentucky, where he was a member of the Tigers football team.

Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight 40 Commit date
Mario Urrutia
WR
Louisville, Kentucky Fern Creek High School 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 195 lb (88 kg) 4.6 Jan 18, 2004 
Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars
Overall recruiting rankings: Scout: 66 (WR)   Rivals: 72 (WR), 6 (KY)
  • Note: In many cases, Scout and Rivals may conflict in their listings of height and weight.
  • In these cases, an average of the two was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.

Sources:

Urrutia committed to the University of Louisville on January 18, 2004.[1] He chose Louisville over football scholarships from Indiana, Kentucky, Nebraska, Virginia and West Virginia.[2]

College careerEdit

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 careerEdit

Utah BlazeEdit

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.[3]

New Orleans VooDooEdit

On September 6, 2013, Urrutia was selected by the New Orleans VooDoo during the dispersal draft.[4]

Kentucky XtremeEdit

In November 2013, Urrutia announced that he would be joining the Kentucky Xtreme front office as a co-owner.[5] Urrutia also played for the Xtreme.

Winnipeg Blue BombersEdit

Urruita left the Xtreme to sign with the Canadian Football League's (CFL) Winnipeg Blue Bombers.[6]

ReferencesEdit

External linksEdit

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