Started every single contest the past three seasons (39 games)...finished his career second all-time at Pitt in total offense (8,591) and third in passing yards (8,590)...saved his best season for last, completing 65% of his passes (256 of 393) for 3,288 yards and 21 touchdowns against only three interceptions...his passing yardage in 2012 marks the second-highest single-season total in Pitt history...had a streak of 271 consecutive passes without an INT, stretching from the fourth quarter of the Sept. 15 Virginia Tech game to the first quarter of the BBVA Compass Bowl vs. Ole Miss...ranked second in Big East and 23rd nationally in pass efficiency (151.52 rating)...two-time Big East Offensive Player of the Week in 2012 -- was honored for his play in 35-17 win over Virginia Tech (19-28-1, 283 yards, 3 TD) and 27-6 win over Rutgers (21-39-0, 227 yards, 2 TD).
Starter in all 13 games...completed 247-of-385 passes (64.2%) for 2,616 yards on the season...had 10 TD passes against 11 INTs...his completion total of 247 tied the single-season school record set by Rod Rutherford in 2003...had career game against Connecticut, completing 69% of his passes (29 of 42) for 419 yards and two TDs with no INTs...it was the highest single-game passing yardage by a Pitt QB in eight years and the fourth highest in school history (tying Rod Rutherford, who also threw for 419 yards at West Virginia in 2003)...Sunseri's 419 yards were also the most by a collegiate QB at Heinz Field...named Big East Offensive Player of the Week and one of the Manning Award's "Stars of the Week" for his UConn performance...rushed for a team and career-high 64 yards on 16 attempts (4.0 avg.) with a four-yard TD run against Cincinnati...completed 73% of his passes (16 of 22) for 196 yards with a TD and no interceptions at Louisville...also rushed for the game-clinching TD with 1:53 left, a four-yard run off a quarterback draw play he called coming out of a timeout...Sunseri's rushing TD put Pitt up 21-7 and iced the victory over the Cardinals.
Starting quarterback for all 13 games...completed 64.5% of his passes (223 of 346) for 2,572 yards with 16 touchdowns and nine interceptions...ranked third in the Big East in pass efficiency (137.0)...had season highs in completions (28) and attempts (46) against West Virginia, throwing for 284 yards, one TD and an INT...also had a team-high 38 rushing yards, averaging 7.6 yards on five attempts vs. WVU...in the BBVA Compass Bowl vs. Kentucky, rushed for a season-high 53 yards and a TD on just four carries (13.2 avg.)...hit 69% of his passes (11 of 16) for 142 yards and a TD at USF...had key 18-yard rush late in the final period to help Pitt burn clock with a seven-point lead over the Bulls...completed 71% of his passes (20 of 28) for 220 yards with one TD and two INTs at Connecticut...completed 78% of his passes (21 of 27) for a season-high 307 yards with three TDs and one INT vs. Rutgers.
Completed 71% of his passes (17 of 24) for 281 yards and a career-high four TDs with no INTs at Syracuse...scoring strikes covered 79, 15, 30 and six yards...had a 218.9 passer rating vs. the Orange, which entered the game first in the Big East in pass efficiency defense (105.8 rating)...completed 27 of 39 (69.2%) for 272 yards, one TD and one INT at Notre Dame...hit his first eight passes vs. the Irish...also had his first career rushing TD at Notre Dame (four yards)...threw for 275 yards and two TDs vs. New Hampshire, completing 24 of 34 (70.6%)...closed FIU game by hitting 13 of final 14 passes...finished 15 of 23 for 169 yards and a TD against FIU...honored on the 2010 Big East All-Academic Football Team.
Played in five games as the chief backup at quarterback...completed 10 of 17 for 114 yards with two TDs and no INT...threw his first career TD pass, a six-yarder to Aundre Wright, in the opener against Youngstown State...was 5-of-8 passing for 80 yards against YSU, all season highs...other TD pass was a five-yarder to Dorin Dickerson against USF.
Redshirted as a true freshman.
Guided Pittsburgh Central Catholic to a 16-0 record and the PIAA and WPIAL Class AAAA championships as a senior...the PrepStar All-American threw 23 touchdown passes against just four interceptions on the year...overall Sunseri completed 110-of-200 passes (55%) for 1,960 yards...named to The Associated Press Pennsylvania Class AAAA All-State Team (second team)... Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Fabulous 22"...Pittsburgh Tribune-Review "Terrific 25"...rated the nation's No. 24 quarterback by Rivals and Scout...rated Pennsylvania's No. 22 overall prospect by Keystone Recruiting, No. 26 by Rivals and Scout and No. 30 by SuperPrep...rated No. 91 on Scout's East Top 100 list...SuperPrep All-Northeast Team...played under Coach Terry Totten...selected to play in the Big 33 Football Classic...prior to Central Catholic, attended Weddington High in North Carolina, where he was an all-section quarterback, throwing for 1,800 yards and 18 TDs against just six picks his junior year...led Weddington to a 10-2 mark and the conference title...also a basketball letterman.
Santino M. Sunseri, born 12/21/88, is the son of Sal and Roxann Sunseri...has two sisters and one brother...both of Tino's parents are Pitt products and former standout athletes for the Panthers...father was an All-America linebacker at Pitt, lettering from 1979-81...Sal, who also graduated from Central Catholic, was on Pitt's coaching staff from 1984-92 and currently is the defensive coordinator at the University of Tennessee...mother was an All-East gymnast at Pitt and a high school state champion...brother Vinnie is a sophomore defensive back for the Crimson Tide...communication major.