Mario Urrutia

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Mario Urrutia
No. 84 Free agent
Position: Wide receiver
Personal information
Date of birth: (1986-01-18) January 18, 1986 (age 31)
Place of birth: Louisville, Kentucky
Height: 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Weight: 238 lb (108 kg)
Career information
High school: Louisville (KY) Fern Creek
College: Louisville
NFL Draft: 2008 / Round: 7 / Pick: 246
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
As executive:
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at NFL.com
Career Arena statistics
Receptions: 142
Receiving yards: 1,675
Receiving TDs: 38
Player stats at ArenaFan.com

Mario Urrutia, Jr. (born January 18, 1986) is an American football wide receiver who is a free agent. 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 has also been a member of the New York Jets, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Hartford Colonials and Sacramento Mountain Lions.

Early life[edit]

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   247Sports: N/A
Overall recruiting rankings: Scout: 66 (WR)   Rivals: 72 (WR), 6 (KY)
  • Note: In many cases, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN may conflict in their listings of height and weight.
  • In these cases, the average 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 career[edit]

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 career[edit]

Utah Blaze[edit]

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 VooDoo[edit]

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

Kentucky Xtreme[edit]

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 Bombers[edit]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mario Urrutia". www.scout.com. Microsoft. Retrieved November 25, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Mario Urrutia". www.rivals.com. Yahoo!. Retrieved November 25, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Mario Urrutia Named AFL Rookie of the Year". www.oursportscentral.com. OurSports Central. August 15, 2013. Retrieved August 16, 2013. 
  4. ^ "VooDoo Assigned 2013 AFL Rookie of the Year". www.oursportscentral.com. OurSports Central. September 9, 2013. Retrieved September 9, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Former Louisville receiver Mario Urrutia buys into Xtreme". www.courier-journal.com. www.courier-journal.com. November 20, 2013. Retrieved November 22, 2013. 
  6. ^ Kirk Penton (April 14, 2014). "Winnipeg Blue Bombers receiver Mario Urrutia also involved with football ownership". www.ottawasun.com. The Ottawa Sun. Retrieved April 15, 2014. 

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