USD: Fifth-year Torero will compete for a starting spot with defense at linebacker... Played in all 11 games in 2012... Chipped in with 18 tackles (10 solo)... Season-high 5 stops against Campbell... Added 4 tackles over Dayton... Appeared in all eleven contests in 2011 for the PFL champions... Started with the special teams unit and saw action with the defensive unit at linebacker... Appeared in five contests for the Toreros in 2010... Sat out 2009 as a redshirt... Is a two-time PFL Academic Honor Roll selection (2010 & 2009).
HIGH SCHOOL: Competed at Napa High School where team secured the 2008 CIF Division Section Championship... Named the Monticello Empire League Player of the Year, All-County Player of the Year, and an All-MEL selection at both linebacker and tight end.
PERSONAL: Born on October 21, 1990 in Napa, California... Parents are Barb and Joe Ruffino of Napa... Chose USD for location and strong academics... Also recruited by Brown, Humboldt State and Sacramento State.
Head Coach Dale Lindsey was named to the College Sports Journal All-Freshman Team as their Coach of the Year, the publication announced on Friday. Lindsey led the Toreros to an 8-3 overall record... Read More [+]
Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll and San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh have known each other for a long time -- by Carroll's estimation, the two probably first met when Carroll... Read More [+]
The academic honors keep piling up for seniors Robbie Beathard and Blake Oliaro. They recently were selected to the FCS Athletics Directors Association (ADA) Academic All-Star Team. 43 players were... Read More [+]
USD seniors Robbie Beathard (San Diego, Calif.) and Blake Oliaro (Folsom, Calif.) have been named to the 2013 Capital One Academic All-America® Division I football first team as selected by the... Read More [+]
Seven members of the Torero football team were named to the PFL All-Academic Team, the league office announced Wednesday. Quarterback Mason Mills, defensive end Blake Oliaro, linebacker Troy... Read More [+]
The University of San Diego football team had 19 players selected by PFL coaches as all-league selections the PFL announced Tuesday morning. Senior defensive end Steve Gargiulo, senior running back... Read More [+]
Senior quarterback Mason Mills (Coronado, Calif.) has been named the 2013 Pioneer Football League Offensive Player of the Year after leading San Diego to an 8-3 record this season. Mills, who was ... Read More [+]
After an emotional week the University of San Diego wrapped up their 2013 season with a 23-13 win over Drake. Senior quarterback Mason Mills threw for three touchdowns and 287 yards on 29 of 47... Read More [+]
(San Diego, Calif.) - USD senior defensive end Steve Gargiulo was named a Pioneer Football League co-defensive player of the week following his outstanding performance in the team's 23-13 season-e... Read More [+]