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#16 J.J. Cosentino
Position: Quarterback
Height: 6'4"
Weight: 239
Year: Redshirt Sophomore
Hometown: Lower Burrell, Pa.
High School: Central Catholic
Experience: High School
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2015: Appeared in three games at quarterback in a reserve role...finished the season 5-for-10 for 27 yards with no touchdowns or interceptions…made his collegiate debut against Syracuse, saw action against Chattanooga and against Houston in the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl...completed 2-of-3 passes in his first two games against the Orange and the Mocs...engineered a 13-play, 66-yard drive that covered 6:12 (second longest drive of the season in terms of time) in the third quarter resulting in a Colton Plante two-yard touchdown run against Chattanooga...completed a season-long pass of 12 yards on a third down conversion to Nyqwan Murray to keep the drive going….completed one of four pass attempts against Houston in the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl…came off the bench against the Cougars in the first quarter in replace of the injured Sean Maguire and was under center for three straight drives. 

2014: Strong-armed quarterback who impressed as a member of the scout team in 2014...a natural pocket passer who is also athletic enough to make plays with his legs...will compete for the starting quarterback position in fall camp...a four-star prospect coming out of high school.

PERSONAL: Consensus four-star prospect...rated the 15th-best pro-style quarterback in the nation and the No. 8 player in Pennsylvania by Rivals...the No. 16 pro-style quarterback by 247Sports and No. 6 player in his state...member of the ESPN300 (No. 240)...ranked the 11th-best pocket passer in the nation by ESPN and No. 3 player in Pennsylvania...rated the nation’s No. 11 quarterback by Scout...ranked the 17th-best quarterback (No. 218 overall) by PrepStar 2013, led Central Catholic to a 15-1 record, including the WPIAL championship...led Central Catholic to runner-up at the PIAA Class AAAA of two quarterbacks named to Pennsylvania Big 33 team...passed for 771 yards and 13 touchdowns and rushed for 256 yards and 13 scores during his senior season...passed for 552 yards and rushed for 10 touchdowns as a junior, taking over the starting job in Week 3...named MaxPreps preseason Mr. Football for Pennsylvania before senior season...participated in the Semper Fidelis All-Star game in Carson, Calif. in January...threw for 100 yards, including a 50-yard touchdown, in the Semper Fi game...attended the same high school as former NFL stars Dan Marino and Marc Bulger...chose FSU over Penn State and USF...born September 18, 1995...majoring in business.

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