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Tretter, by a nose

Five broken noses later, JC Tretter ’13 remains committed to an NFL career. The Big Red offensive tackle was sidelined for the Jan. 26 Senior Bowl in Mobile, Ala., after a training camp mishap “moved my nose across my face,” Tretter said.

Surgery repositioned Tretter’s nose. “I have had much worse,” said the ILR student, referring to a torn meniscus repaired in his sophomore year.

He resumed training Jan. 29 and went to the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis, Ind., where officials from all 32 NFL teams watch 300 elite football players perform before the 2013 NFL Draft, April 25-27, at Radio City Music Hall.

Tretter hopes the Indianapolis event makes up for being idled during the Mobile showcase. Missing the Senior Bowl “was a huge missed opportunity. Every team wanted to see me play against higher competition,” Tretter said.

If he isn’t drafted this spring, Tretter said, “I will look to jump on with a team as an undrafted free agent.”

– Mary Catt, ILR School


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