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83 Joe Torchia
Joe  Torchia

Class:
RS Junior

Hometown:
Cold Spring, N.Y.

High School:
Queen of Peace

Height / Weight:
6-5 / 237

Position:
TE

HIGH SCHOOL: One of the top tight ends in the country ... SuperPrep All-America ... PrepStar All-American ... CSTV.com SuperProspect ... rated the ninth-best tight end in the country by SuperPrep, 11th by Rivals.com, No. 15 by Collegefootballnews.com, 20th by ESPN.com and No. 31 by Scout.com ... listed as the No. 11 tight end on the PrepStar 200 ... 4 stars by Rivals.com ... 3 stars according to Scout.com ... No. 66 on Scout.com's East Region Hot 100... ranked the No. 8 player in New Jersey by Rivals.com, ninth by SuperPrep and 15th by Scout.com ... MaxPreps top-20 players in the state ... second-team all-state tight end by the Associated Press as a senior ... third-team all-state defensive end by the Newark Star-Ledger ... first-team all-non public school defensive end by the Newark Star-Ledger ... Newark Star-Ledger first-team all-Bergen County tight end as a junior and senior ... also earned first-team all-Northern Jersey, all-county and all-league both years ... caught 21 passes for 266 yards and six touchdowns ... also scored two rushing touchdowns ... made 59 tackles at defensive end, including 12 quarterback sacks ... earned second-team all-state honors from the Associated Press as a junior ... team went 10-1 and was the Group 2 non-public state champion for the first time in its history ... 21 receptions for 567 yards and six scores ... had 58 tackles, nine quarterback sacks and recovered two fumbles ... spent his sophomore season at Haldane High School where he was a three-sport standout in football, basketball, and baseball ... also played basketball at Queen of Peace ... made a 100-mile round-trip each day to attend Queen of Peace because of its curriculum ... national honor society member.

PERSONAL: Joseph Dominic Torchia ... born 5-23-88 in North Tarrytown, N.Y. ... son of Florence and Joe Torchia ... has a younger brother Nicholas ... volunteer fire fighter ... coached 9-10-year old CYO basketball team.

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