Wiregrass Ranch QB James Tringali headed for St. Norbert College



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Thu. April 14, 2011 | Bryan Burns

James Tringali, who quarterbacked Wiregrass Ranch to its first district title and postseason appearance in the school's four-year history in 2010, will sign Thursday, April 21,  with St. Norbert College according to Bulls head coach Jeremy Shobe.

The 6-foot-4, 210 pound signal caller started 34-straight games for Wiregrass Ranch. During his senior season, he completed 103-of-181 passes (57% completion percentage) for 1,400 yards with 13 touchdowns and only four interceptions. Tringali also rushed for 228 yards on 66 carries and two more scores.

"James is a true measure of a student-athlete," Shobe said in an e-mail. "He has been fully committed to academics, football and basketball. He has earned many accomplishments and awards, and his best is yet to come. His experience and poise helped us win our first district championship. James will be able to continue his education and compete for a spot on a winning team that is a proven champion."

Tringali was a third team All-Sunshine Athletic Conference pick at quarterback and was a St. Petersburg Times' all-North Suncoast honorable mention selection in 2010. As a starter on the Bulls' basketball team, Tringali averaged 6.3 points, 7 assists and 5.5 rebounds a game. Wiregrass Ranch won its first district title in boys basketball as well this season and advanced to the postseason for the first time, beating Wesley Chapel in the Class 4A region quarterfinals before falling to Nature Coast in the region semifinals.

St. Norbert College is a Division III school located in De Pere, Wis., outside of Green Bay. The Green Bay Packers have held training camp at St. Norbert College annually for 53 seasons. The Green Knights made the Division III playoffs in 2010 after finishing the regular season with a 7-3 record but lost to North Central College in the first round. The Green Knights play in the Midwest Conference.

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