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April 9th Speaker Will Be Nicholas Giaquinto Former NFL Running Back

April 9th Speaker Will Be Nicholas Giaquinto Former NFL Running Back

Nicholas Albert Giaquinto (born April 4, 1955) is a former American football running back in the National Football League (NFL) for the Miami Dolphins and the Washington Redskins, where head coach Joe Gibbs nicknamed him β€œThe Trashman” for his ability to fill many roles on the team. During the 1983 season, Giaquinto played as the first H-Back in NFL history. He played in the 1982 and 1983 Super Bowls with the Redskins and retired after the 1983 season, ending his four-year NFL career. He played college football at the University of Connecticut and the University of Bridgeport. He holds the single-game rushing record at UConn of 277 yards, set in a 1976 game against Holy Cross. He attended Stratford High School in Stratford, Connecticut where he was an All-State and National High School All American selection in football.

Giaquinto recently retired as the head baseball coach at Sacred Heart University in Connecticut, a position he held since prior to the 1989 season.

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