Bill Ferrario

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Bill Ferrario
No. 63, 64
Position: Guard
Personal information
Date of birth: (1978-09-22) September 22, 1978 (age 38)
Place of birth: Scranton, Pennsylvania
Height: 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight: 314 lb (142 kg)
Career information
High school: West Scranton (PA)
College: Wisconsin
NFL Draft: 2001 / Round: 4 / Pick: 201
Career history
Career NFL statistics
Games played: 16
Games started: 0
Player stats at NFL.com

William James Ferrario[1] (born September 22, 1978 in Scranton, Pennsylvania[2]) is a former American football offensive lineman in the National Football League primarily with the Green Bay Packers.

Early years[edit]

Ferrario graduated from West Scranton High School.[3] He is also an Eagle Scout.

College career[edit]

Ferrario was a second team All-Big Ten guard at the University of Wisconsin–Madison,[4] where he paved the way for Heisman Trophy winner Ron Dayne and Michael Bennett. He started all 50 games in his career (only the 3rd player in Big Ten history to accomplish this). He helped Wisconsin win back to back Rose Bowl Championships-1999 and 2000 (only Big Ten school to do so).

Professional career[edit]

Ferrario was a 4th round selection (105th overall pick) in the 2001 NFL Draft by the Green Bay Packers.[5] He was with the Packers through the 2002 season where he saw action in all 16 games.[6] Waived by Green Bay in 2003, Ferrario signed with the Washington Redskins on February 4, 2004 only to be released on September 5, 2004.[7] He signed with the Carolina Panthers on November 11, 2004 but did not play in any games that season. Farrario was released by the Panthers on August 28, 2005.

Life after football[edit]

In his spare time, he works with local athletes to improve their skills and fundamentals and works football camps throughout the summer. Bill now works as a representative for Jostens in Wisconsin, and is super big buddies with Josh and Justin.[8]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bill Ferrario". pro-football-reference.com. Retrieved 2009-04-02. 
  2. ^ "Bill Ferrario". nfl.com. Archived from the original on 15 February 2009. Retrieved 2009-04-02. 
  3. ^ "Bill Ferrario". databasefootball.com. Archived from the original on 2006-09-22. Retrieved 2009-04-02. 
  4. ^ "Hutchinson Becomes Four-Time All-Big Ten Selection". mgoblue.com. November 28, 2000. Retrieved 2009-04-02. [permanent dead link]
  5. ^ "2001 NFL Draft". nfl.com. Archived from the original on 7 March 2009. Retrieved 2009-04-02. 
  6. ^ "Bill Ferrario". packers.com. Archived from the original on October 10, 2008. Retrieved 2009-04-02. 
  7. ^ "Bill Ferrario". tsn.ca. Retrieved 2009-04-02. 
  8. ^ "Owner".