Michael "Mike" Terrizzi is a retired football player who played quarterback for the Purdue University football team and was later signed by the San Francisco 49ers before his playing career was cut short by injury. He is a current attorney with the law firm of Plastiras & Terrizzi located in San Rafael, California. As quarterback for Purdue during the 1974 football season, he led the Boilermakers to a 31-20 victory over arch rival Notre Dame at Notre Dame's stadium in South Bend, Indiana. Following this victory, Purdue did not defeat Notre Dame at Notre Dame for 30 years until 2004, when Kyle Orten led the Boilermakers to a 41-16 victory in South Bend. Nicknamed "Dorothy," he is regarded as one of Purdue football's best quarterbacks with Bob Griese, Drew Brees and Kyle Orton. After graduation, he was signed by the San Francisco 49ers although his professional football career was cut short not long thereafter by an injury.
He is a board member of the National Football Foundation and College Football Hall of Fame, Northern California Chapter.
After graduating from Golden Gate University School of Law, Terrizzi was admitted to the California State Bar in 1981. As an attorney, Terrizzi developed a national reputation as an expert in community/homeowner association law, serving as President and a member of the Board of Directors of the Community Association Institute, Bay Area Chapter.