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Two Minute Drill With Tino Sunseri

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Senior QB Tino Sunseri discusses his athletic family and his ties to Pittsburgh in today's Two Minute Drill.

Was Pitt a school you were a fan of growing up?

Yeah, my mom and dad went here and whenever we would come up to visit family it was one of the places where we would stop. My dad still knew all of the people around here so whenever I came up here to go to high school all the same people were still around and some people would come to my games. Then, when I was being recruited I spent some time here. It was one of my favorite places.


You're at Pitt, your brother plays football for Alabama and your dad coaches at Tennessee. What's that like?

I feel bad for my mom actually, because it puts a lot of pressure on her. Each weekend she is picking one of us to be able to go see in person and cheer on, and she isn't able to go see the other ones. She feels bad, and she also has to worry about my younger sister who plays volleyball at Tennessee. But at whatever game she is at she wears all three schools' pins to represent them and let us know she is thinking about all of us.


Do you get the chance to watch your dad's and brother's games?

I try to watch their games as much as I can. Whenever we get off the field I'm always checking to see if they've won, checking the scores and cheering them on.


What was your experience like at Pittsburgh Central Catholic, a school with a rich quarterback history?

It was a great school for me academically and spiritually, and I loved the way that the people are there. I feel like it's the best school in Pittsburgh. The way the brotherhood is there it's like a fraternity. Even after you're gone you still have a Central Catholic connection that I don't think a lot of people can describe. I'm so blessed to be able to have gone there.


What would you like to do after your playing career at Pitt?

I would like to pursue football as far as I can. I feel like I have coaching in my blood with what my dad has done in his career. But for now I'm just taking it one day at a time and just concentrating on being the best person I can be today and not worrying about tomorrow.


You've been at Pitt for five seasons now, is it a difficult feeling knowing that this is your last season?

The way I've always approached college football is you never know when your last play is going to be so I've really relished every single game and every single moment. I feel like college football is the best sport you could possibly play. I think a lot of people don't realize how blessed they are to be able to play at this level. Every game I'm able to go out there and represent Pitt is truly an honor.


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