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ELIGIBLE

Height:​​  5110

Weight:  240 lbs.

DOB:  July 10, 1996

Hometown:   West Chester, PA

Airport:  Philadelphia, PA  (PHL)
Career Highlights: 
2018 (Redshirt Senior): 
  • Burlsworth Trophy Nominee
  • APEX Predator Special Teams Player of the Game (Boston College)
  • #theSTANDARD Player of the Game (Villanova, Maryland, Tulsa, Boston College, ECU, Navy, Cincinnati, UCF, Houston, USF)
  • Was awarded a coveted single-digit jersey in the summer and changed from #45 to #4 (Temple awards single-digits to the nine toughest players on the team)
  • Forced a fumble on a kickoff that was returned for a TD against Boston College
  • Also forced a fumble on a kickoff vs #20 Cincinnati that resulted in an Owls TD
  • Had a career-high 91 rushing yards and  a TD at Houston

2017 (Redshirt Junior): 
  • #theSTANDARD Player of the Game (ECU, UCF)
  • Led the team in rushing yards at USF with 24 yards highlighted by a career-long 19 yard scamper
  • Saw extended backfield action at ECU scoring hist first career TD
  • Awarded a full scholarship during the Week 9 bye

2016 (Redshirt Sophomore): 

  • Played in every game but the season opener vs. Army and saw most action on special teams
  • American Athletic Conference All-Academic Team
  • Athletic Director's Honor Roll

2015 (Sophomore): 

  • Moved to fullback and played in opener against Penn State
  • Suffered injury and missed remainder of season
  • Redshirted
  • American Athletic Conference All-Academic Team
  • Athletic Director’s Honor Roll

2014 (Freshman): 

  • Made collegiate debut in week 3 victory against Delaware State
  • Played  in games 3-6, mostly on special teams
  • Athletic Director’s Honor Roll

High School: Three-year letterwinner at wide receiver, linebacker and running back for head coach Dan Elli at West Chester East … named to all-area and all-league for two years … played in the PFSCA East-West Game and Valor Bowl … also was a two-year letterwinner in wrestling and one-year letterwinner in track.

Personal: Born Robert Matthew Ritrovato (pronounced rich-roe-vah-toe) in West Chester, Pa. ... nicknamed "Nitro" … parents are Susan and Stephen Ritrovato … has a brother Alex (22) … mother attended Temple … has volunteered with Little Viking youth wrestling camp … wanted to be a superhero when he was younger … awarded a scholarship in fall of 2017 ... marketing major.