Vinny Perretta

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Vinny Perretta
No. 15
Position: Wide receiver
Personal information
Date of birth: (1985-10-14) October 14, 1985 (age 31)
Place of birth: San Diego, California
Height: 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Weight: 186 lb (84 kg)
Career information
College: Boise State
Undrafted: 2009
Career history
Career NFL statistics
Receptions: 0
Receiving Yards: 0
Receiving TDs: 0
Player stats at

Vinny Perretta (born October 14, 1985) is an American wide receiver. He formerly played with the Minnesota Vikings of the National Football League. He was signed by the Vikings as an undrafted free agent in 2009. He played college football at Boise State. He retired from the NFL in April 2010.

Early years[edit]

Perretta is 2004 graduate of La Costa Canyon High School in Encinitas, CA where he was a two-time First-team All-Avocado League selection. He earned offensive team MVP honors and was on all-academic team. He gained over 1,000 yards in total offense as a senior with 12 touchdowns, including two on kickoff returns. He lettered in football three times and track and field once.

College career[edit]

Perretta is best known for throwing the touchdown pass in overtime to Derek Schouman in the 2007 Fiesta Bowl to help Boise State beat Oklahoma 43-42 in what many consider to be the best college football game ever played.

In 2008, as a senior, Perretta caught 36 passes for 578 yards and 2 touchdowns and helped Boise State post an undefeated 12-0 regular season mark. In 2007, he played in four games before being sidelined with shoulder injury. He made nine catches for 120 yards and five rushes for 30 yards and a touchdown. In 2006, he played wide receiver and running back and finished third on team in rushing with 316 yards and three touchdowns on 55 carries while finishing fifth on in receiving with 17 catches for 124 yards and two touchdowns and was named to the All-WAC academic team. In 2005, he was part of Boise State’s wide receiver rotation and played in all 13 games, catching 12 passes for 169 yards. In 2004, he was named offensive scout team player of the year and he red-shirted after walking on prior to the 2004 season.

Professional career[edit]


Pre-draft measureables
Height Weight 40-yard dash 10-yard split 20-yard split 20 ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP Wonderlic
5-9⅛ * 186 * 4.43 ** 1.50 ** 2.53 ** 4.09 ** 6.63 ** 36" * 10'06" * 14 ** X
*At NFL Combine **At Boise State Pro Day

Minnesota Vikings[edit]

On May 8, 2009 the Minnesota Vikings signed Perretta and Boise State teammate Ian Johnson.[1] Perretta was re-signed on April 15, 2010.[2] However, he decided to retire shortly after.

Post-career life[edit]

Perretta is now a sales representative in Boise, Idaho.[3] He is married with two children. Peretta enjoys golf as a hobby.[4]


  1. ^ "Undrafted rookie free-agent signings". Retrieved 2016-12-13. 
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  3. ^ Schnell, Lindsay (2016). "David vs Goliath: 2007 Fiesta Bowl". Sports Illustrated. 125: 55. 
  4. ^ "Boise State’s Fiesta Bowl players: Where are they now". idahostatesman. Retrieved 2016-12-13. 

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