Billy Latsko

William Latsko (born February 16, 1984) is a former American professional football player who was a fullback in the National Football League (NFL). He played college football for the University of Florida, and was a member of a BCS National Championship team. Thereafter, he was signed by the NFL's Carolina Panthers as an undrafted free agent in 2007, and was also a member of the Pittsburgh Steelers and San Diego Chargers of the NFL, and the Virginia Destroyers of the United Football League (UFL).

Billy Latsko
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Latsko in 2011.
No. 42
Position:Fullback
Personal information
Born:February 16, 1984 (age 35)
Gainesville, Florida
Height:5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight:233 lb (106 kg)
Career information
College:Florida
Undrafted:2007
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at NFL.com

Early years

Latsko was born in Gainesville, Florida. He attended Buchholz High School in Gainesville, and was a letterman in football, baseball, and weightlifting. In football, as a junior, he was a third-team all-state selection; as a senior, he received first-team all-area and second team all-state honors. In baseball, he was a four-year letterman. Latsko graduated from Buchholz High School in 2002.

College career

Latsko accepted an athletic scholarship to attend the University of Florida in Gainesville, where he played for coach Ron Zook and coach Urban Meyer's Florida Gators football teams from 2002 to 2006. As a senior in 2006, Latsko was a member of the Gators squad that defeated the Ohio State Buckeyes to win the BCS National Championship. He majored in building construction.

Professional career

Latsko was signed by the Virginia Destroyers of the United Football League on May 19, 2011.[1]

See also

Bibliography

  • Carlson, Norm, University of Florida Football Vault: The History of the Florida Gators, Whitman Publishing, LLC, Atlanta, Georgia (2007). ISBN 0-7948-2298-3.

References

  1. ^ "UFL Transactions". OurSports Central. May 19, 2011. Retrieved June 14, 2011.

External links

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