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JC Tretter
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Biography

  • Fourth-round draft choice that grew from a high school quarterback, running back and slot receiver into an All-American left tackle as a collegian, starting 20 consecutive games up front over his final two seasons at Cornell.
  • Initially joined the program as a tight end, catching five passes for 80 yards (16.0 avg.) and a TD during his first two seasons before undertaking the transition to tackle as he continued to develop physically.
  • Earned first-team Football Championship Subdivision All-American honors from The NFL Draft Report following his senior season in 2012, becoming just the third Cornell offensive lineman to earn the distinction since 1940.
  • Followed a strong family lineage of college football players from the Northeast, including his father, Joe, who played TE at Hobart College in New York (1980-83), and a trio of uncles who were lettermen at Hobart, Cornell and the University of Rochester.
  • Was also a decorated high school basketball player who graduated as the all-time leading scorer and rebounder in Akron Central HS history and was named the Western New York Player of the Year following his senior season.


CAREER Highlights:

  • Chosen by Green Bay with the second of three fourth-round draft picks in 2013. Selected with 122nd overall pick, initially the club’s lone fourth-rounder entering the weekend, though it later acquired Nos. 109 and 125 via draft-day trades.
  • With his selection, he became just the eighth offensive lineman in school history to be chosen by an NFL team since the introduction of the draft, and the first player from Cornell to be chosen by the Packers since E Stan Intihar (18th round, 1956).
  • A four-year letterman and two-year starter for the Big Red who grew from a 238-pound freshman tight end to a 300-pound All-American left tackle during his time on campus and appeared in 40 games during his career.
  • Earned unanimous first-team All-Ivy League honors, and was a first-team All-American (Football Championship Subdivision) selection by The NFL Draft Report as a senior in 2012, after he started all 10 games at LT and blocked for an offense that racked up a conference and school-record 3,748 passing yards, the third-highest total in the nation.
  • Also earned third-team All-American acclaim from both Beyond Sports College Network and The Sports Network.
  • With the first-team all-conference nod, became the first Cornell OL to receive the distinction since Kevin Boothe (N.Y. Giants) in 2005.
  • Blocked for QB Jeff Matthews as he posted his second consecutive 3,000-yard passing season in 2012, throwing for 3,196 yards, the fourth-highest single-season total in the history of the Ivy League.
  • Was credited by the coaching staff as having 120 knockdowns and 13 touchdown-resulting blocks, while also not having been responsible for a single sack during the season.
  • As a junior in 2011, enjoyed an excellent first season as a member of the offensive line, earning second-team All-Ivy League honors after starting all 10 games at LT and protecting Matthews’ blindside to the tune of a conference- and school-record 3,412 passing yards in addition to 25 TDs.
  • That season, was credited by the coaching staff as having executed 10 TD-resulting blocks and 94 knockdowns, while allowing just one sack for an offense that ranked fourth in the nation in passing (341.5 ypg).
  • Spent the 2009 and 2010 seasons as a reserve TE and special teams contributor, highlighted by his career-best four catches for 62 yards (15.5 avg.) and a TD as a sophomore in 2010.
  • Earned a degree in industrial labor relations.


2012:
The lead protector for a prolific passing attack that led the conference and ranked third in the nation with a school-record 3,748 passing yards on the season…The unit produced eight 300-yard passing games and averaged 430.6 total yards and 26.5 points per contest…Was credited by the coaching staff as having recorded 13 touchdown-resulting blocks and 120 knockdowns while also not being charged with a sack during the season…Blocked for Matthews as he completed 251 of 405 passes for 3,196 yards and 18 TDs with 11 INTs in just nine games…Matthews’ individual passing-yardage total was the second highest in school history and the fourth-highest single-season mark in the history of the Ivy League…Earned unanimous first-team All-Ivy League honors following the season, becoming the first Big Red offensive lineman since Boothe in 2005 to earn the acclaim…Was also named a first-team FCS All-American by The NFL Draft Report, becoming just the third OL in school history to be named to a first team by any publication…Picked up third-team All-American honors from both the Beyond Sports College Network and The Sports Network…At Fordham (Sept. 14): Blocked for an offense that saw Matthews complete 48 of 56 attempts for 489 yards and three TDs with no INTs in a season-opening loss…Vs. Monmouth (Oct. 13): With Matthews sidelined due to a neck injury, helped block for backup QB Chris Amrhein, who came off the bench to deliver a tremendous performance in a 41-38 victory. Amrhein completed 33 of 56 attempts for 523 yards and a TD in his first career start. The yardage mark was the third most in school history and the fourth highest in the history of the Ivy League…Vs. Princeton (Oct. 27): Part of an offensive line that allowed Matthews time to complete 35 of 51 attempts for 525 yards and four TDs with no INTs in a 37-35 victory over the Tigers. Matthews’ yardage total was the second highest in school history and the third most in the history of the conference.

2011: Assumed starting LT duties after making the full-time switch from TE…Earned second-team All-Ivy League honors after starting all 10 games for an offense that led the conference and ranked fourth in the nation in passing (341.5 ypg)…The unit also ranked 26th in the FCS in total offense (409.0 ypg) and set a school record with 3,415 passing yards on the season…Part of a protection unit that allowed Matthews time to complete 250 of 368 attempts for a school- and conference-record 3,412 yards with 25 TDs and 11 INTs…Was credited with 10 TD-resulting blocks and 94 knockdowns, while only being charged with one of the 30 sacks the line surrendered during the season…Vs. Wagner (Oct. 1): Blocked for an efficient offensive performance during which Matthews completed 18 of 26 passes for 197 yards and three TDs, marking the first time a Cornell QB threw three TDs in a game since the 2008 season…Vs. Columbia (Nov. 12): The front end of a late-season surge that saw the team win its final two games and close out the year with a 5-5 record. Blocked for one of the most prolific offensive performances in school history as the Big Red rolled up 576 total yards and posted a school-record point total in the 62-41 victory. Blocked for Matthews as he completed a remarkable 40 of 46 passes for 521 yards and five TDs with no INTs, leading a comeback that saw them outscore the Lions by a 34-7 margin after halftime…At Penn (Nov. 19): Finished the season in style as the offense produced 627 total yards and 48 points in a victory over the Quakers. Game was highlighted by a record-setting passing performance by Matthews, who completed 35 of 45 attempts for an Ivy League- and school-record 548 yards, with five TDs and an INT. Matthews had three wide receivers eclipse the 100-yard mark and during the game, became the single-season record holder for passing yards in the Ivy League.  

2010: Appeared in all 10 games at TE and also as a contributor on special teams…Caught a career-high four passes for 62 yards (15.5 avg.) and his only career TD…Also added four tackles on the coverage units…Had a punt return that went for 6 yards and a 14-yard kickoff return during the season…At Columbia (Nov. 13):Posted a career-high two catches for 36 yards (18.0 avg.), including his first career TD reception on a 27-yard play in the third quarter that gave Cornell a 17-3 lead (following PAT).

2009: Earned his first letter as a true freshman, appearing in all 10 games on special teams and also in spot duty on offense…Finished with one catch for 18 yards.

HIGH SCHOOL: A two-sport standout as a prep at Akron (N.Y.) Central High School, he lettered three times in football and all four years in basketball...Appeared as a QB, RB, WR, and DE at different times during his football career, being named first-team All-Section 6C North League following each of his three seasons…Also earned the Western New York Class C Defensive Player of the Year award and was named a second-team all-state selection as a senior…Was named the team’s Most Valuable Player following both his junior and senior seasons when he was also a team captain…Also excelled in basketball, graduating as Akron Central’s all-time leading scorer and rebounder…Was a four-year starter and three-time All-Niagara-Orleans League first-team selection in basketball…Was named the Western New York Player of the Year as a senior after averaging 28 points and 17 rebounds per game.  

PERSONAL: Given name Joseph Carl Tretter Jr. …Nicknamed “JC”…Born in Batavia, N.Y. …Single…Credited his father, Joe, who lettered as a TE at Hobart (N.Y.) College (1980-83), as having the biggest influence on him as an athlete…Also has three uncles who played college football, including Dave Tretter, who was a RB at Cornell (1975, 1977), Bob Tretter, who was a QB at Hobart College in New York (1979-82), and Bill Tretter, who was a DE/P at the University of Rochester and still ranks in the top 10 in every major career statistical punting category in school history…While in college, held internships during different summers at Hispanics United of Buffalo, a social nonprofit for minority and immigrant laborers, and the Human Service Coalition in Ithaca, N.Y. …Enjoys all forms of competitive games, naming darts, backgammon and video games among his favorite leisure activities…Lists The Walking Dead as his favorite TV show, The Great Gatsby as his favorite book and Law Abiding Citizen as his favorite movie…Visited the Dominican Republic during the summer in both 2011 and 2012 and names it as his favorite vacation spot…Residence: Akron, N.Y.

  • Fourth-round draft choice that grew from a high school quarterback, running back and slot receiver into an All-American left tackle as a collegian, starting 20 consecutive games up front over his final two seasons at Cornell.
  • Initially joined the program as a tight end, catching five passes for 80 yards (16.0 avg.) and a TD during his first two seasons before undertaking the transition to tackle as he continued to develop physically.
  • Earned first-team Football Championship Subdivision All-American honors from The NFL Draft Report following his senior season in 2012, becoming just the third Cornell offensive lineman to earn the distinction since 1940.
  • Followed a strong family lineage of college football players from the Northeast, including his father, Joe, who played TE at Hobart College in New York (1980-83), and a trio of uncles who were lettermen at Hobart, Cornell and the University of Rochester.
  • Was also a decorated high school basketball player who graduated as the all-time leading scorer and rebounder in Akron Central HS history and was named the Western New York Player of the Year following his senior season.


CAREER Highlights:

  • Chosen by Green Bay with the second of three fourth-round draft picks in 2013. Selected with 122nd overall pick, initially the club’s lone fourth-rounder entering the weekend, though it later acquired Nos. 109 and 125 via draft-day trades.
  • With his selection, he became just the eighth offensive lineman in school history to be chosen by an NFL team since the introduction of the draft, and the first player from Cornell to be chosen by the Packers since E Stan Intihar (18th round, 1956).
  • A four-year letterman and two-year starter for the Big Red who grew from a 238-pound freshman tight end to a 300-pound All-American left tackle during his time on campus and appeared in 40 games during his career.
  • Earned unanimous first-team All-Ivy League honors, and was a first-team All-American (Football Championship Subdivision) selection by The NFL Draft Report as a senior in 2012, after he started all 10 games at LT and blocked for an offense that racked up a conference and school-record 3,748 passing yards, the third-highest total in the nation.
  • Also earned third-team All-American acclaim from both Beyond Sports College Network and The Sports Network.
  • With the first-team all-conference nod, became the first Cornell OL to receive the distinction since Kevin Boothe (N.Y. Giants) in 2005.
  • Blocked for QB Jeff Matthews as he posted his second consecutive 3,000-yard passing season in 2012, throwing for 3,196 yards, the fourth-highest single-season total in the history of the Ivy League.
  • Was credited by the coaching staff as having 120 knockdowns and 13 touchdown-resulting blocks, while also not having been responsible for a single sack during the season.
  • As a junior in 2011, enjoyed an excellent first season as a member of the offensive line, earning second-team All-Ivy League honors after starting all 10 games at LT and protecting Matthews’ blindside to the tune of a conference- and school-record 3,412 passing yards in addition to 25 TDs.
  • That season, was credited by the coaching staff as having executed 10 TD-resulting blocks and 94 knockdowns, while allowing just one sack for an offense that ranked fourth in the nation in passing (341.5 ypg).
  • Spent the 2009 and 2010 seasons as a reserve TE and special teams contributor, highlighted by his career-best four catches for 62 yards (15.5 avg.) and a TD as a sophomore in 2010.
  • Earned a degree in industrial labor relations.


2012:
The lead protector for a prolific passing attack that led the conference and ranked third in the nation with a school-record 3,748 passing yards on the season…The unit produced eight 300-yard passing games and averaged 430.6 total yards and 26.5 points per contest…Was credited by the coaching staff as having recorded 13 touchdown-resulting blocks and 120 knockdowns while also not being charged with a sack during the season…Blocked for Matthews as he completed 251 of 405 passes for 3,196 yards and 18 TDs with 11 INTs in just nine games…Matthews’ individual passing-yardage total was the second highest in school history and the fourth-highest single-season mark in the history of the Ivy League…Earned unanimous first-team All-Ivy League honors following the season, becoming the first Big Red offensive lineman since Boothe in 2005 to earn the acclaim…Was also named a first-team FCS All-American by The NFL Draft Report, becoming just the third OL in school history to be named to a first team by any publication…Picked up third-team All-American honors from both the Beyond Sports College Network and The Sports Network…At Fordham (Sept. 14): Blocked for an offense that saw Matthews complete 48 of 56 attempts for 489 yards and three TDs with no INTs in a season-opening loss…Vs. Monmouth (Oct. 13): With Matthews sidelined due to a neck injury, helped block for backup QB Chris Amrhein, who came off the bench to deliver a tremendous performance in a 41-38 victory. Amrhein completed 33 of 56 attempts for 523 yards and a TD in his first career start. The yardage mark was the third most in school history and the fourth highest in the history of the Ivy League…Vs. Princeton (Oct. 27): Part of an offensive line that allowed Matthews time to complete 35 of 51 attempts for 525 yards and four TDs with no INTs in a 37-35 victory over the Tigers. Matthews’ yardage total was the second highest in school history and the third most in the history of the conference.

2011: Assumed starting LT duties after making the full-time switch from TE…Earned second-team All-Ivy League honors after starting all 10 games for an offense that led the conference and ranked fourth in the nation in passing (341.5 ypg)…The unit also ranked 26th in the FCS in total offense (409.0 ypg) and set a school record with 3,415 passing yards on the season…Part of a protection unit that allowed Matthews time to complete 250 of 368 attempts for a school- and conference-record 3,412 yards with 25 TDs and 11 INTs…Was credited with 10 TD-resulting blocks and 94 knockdowns, while only being charged with one of the 30 sacks the line surrendered during the season…Vs. Wagner (Oct. 1): Blocked for an efficient offensive performance during which Matthews completed 18 of 26 passes for 197 yards and three TDs, marking the first time a Cornell QB threw three TDs in a game since the 2008 season…Vs. Columbia (Nov. 12): The front end of a late-season surge that saw the team win its final two games and close out the year with a 5-5 record. Blocked for one of the most prolific offensive performances in school history as the Big Red rolled up 576 total yards and posted a school-record point total in the 62-41 victory. Blocked for Matthews as he completed a remarkable 40 of 46 passes for 521 yards and five TDs with no INTs, leading a comeback that saw them outscore the Lions by a 34-7 margin after halftime…At Penn (Nov. 19): Finished the season in style as the offense produced 627 total yards and 48 points in a victory over the Quakers. Game was highlighted by a record-setting passing performance by Matthews, who completed 35 of 45 attempts for an Ivy League- and school-record 548 yards, with five TDs and an INT. Matthews had three wide receivers eclipse the 100-yard mark and during the game, became the single-season record holder for passing yards in the Ivy League.  

2010: Appeared in all 10 games at TE and also as a contributor on special teams…Caught a career-high four passes for 62 yards (15.5 avg.) and his only career TD…Also added four tackles on the coverage units…Had a punt return that went for 6 yards and a 14-yard kickoff return during the season…At Columbia (Nov. 13):Posted a career-high two catches for 36 yards (18.0 avg.), including his first career TD reception on a 27-yard play in the third quarter that gave Cornell a 17-3 lead (following PAT).

2009: Earned his first letter as a true freshman, appearing in all 10 games on special teams and also in spot duty on offense…Finished with one catch for 18 yards.

HIGH SCHOOL: A two-sport standout as a prep at Akron (N.Y.) Central High School, he lettered three times in football and all four years in basketball...Appeared as a QB, RB, WR, and DE at different times during his football career, being named first-team All-Section 6C North League following each of his three seasons…Also earned the Western New York Class C Defensive Player of the Year award and was named a second-team all-state selection as a senior…Was named the team’s Most Valuable Player following both his junior and senior seasons when he was also a team captain…Also excelled in basketball, graduating as Akron Central’s all-time leading scorer and rebounder…Was a four-year starter and three-time All-Niagara-Orleans League first-team selection in basketball…Was named the Western New York Player of the Year as a senior after averaging 28 points and 17 rebounds per game.  

PERSONAL: Given name Joseph Carl Tretter Jr. …Nicknamed “JC”…Born in Batavia, N.Y. …Single…Credited his father, Joe, who lettered as a TE at Hobart (N.Y.) College (1980-83), as having the biggest influence on him as an athlete…Also has three uncles who played college football, including Dave Tretter, who was a RB at Cornell (1975, 1977), Bob Tretter, who was a QB at Hobart College in New York (1979-82), and Bill Tretter, who was a DE/P at the University of Rochester and still ranks in the top 10 in every major career statistical punting category in school history…While in college, held internships during different summers at Hispanics United of Buffalo, a social nonprofit for minority and immigrant laborers, and the Human Service Coalition in Ithaca, N.Y. …Enjoys all forms of competitive games, naming darts, backgammon and video games among his favorite leisure activities…Lists The Walking Dead as his favorite TV show, The Great Gatsby as his favorite book and Law Abiding Citizen as his favorite movie…Visited the Dominican Republic during the summer in both 2011 and 2012 and names it as his favorite vacation spot…Residence: Akron, N.Y.