Mario Fernandez
Mario Fernandez
Player Profile
Class:
Freshman

Hometown:
Hialeah, FL

High School:
Haleah High School

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 195

Position:
QB

Birthdate:
11/13/1981

Major:
Business/Marketing

2000: Practiced in the fall and was making great strides, but was forced to non-contact practice in the spring after shoulder surgery on his non-throwing shoulder...has good speed and size...can make plays and has a chance to be a good quarterback.

High School: Played for Glenn Maiolini at Hialeah High School...completed his senior season 72-144 passing for 902 yards...passed for eight touchdowns adn was intercepted just five times...rushed for 480 yards on 47 carries (10.2 yards per carry)...named All-Dade County Third Team...four-sport athlete: football, basketball, tennis and volleyball...named Tennis District Champion.

Also Considered: University of Illinois and Minnesota.

Why he chose FAU: "If I had to speculate, it was because of Howard Schnellenberger," said Fernandez in a newspaper interview prior to coming to FAU. "He's a great coach and he ahs had success everywhere he has been. He talks about Vinny Testaverde, Jim Kelly and all his quarterbacks. For him to pick me, feels pretty good."

Personal: Business/Marketing major...son of Mario and Teresita Fernandez...born November 18, 1981 in Hialeah, FL

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