Troy Nunes

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Born (1979-11-21) November 21, 1979 (age 43)
OccupationFootball Quarterback

Troy Nunes is a former college football quarterback, who played at Syracuse University from 1999 to 2002. Nunes was a popular Syracuse quarterback, who is now best known as the moniker for the Syracuse sports media site "Troy Nunes is an Absolute Magician" run by SB Nation.[1]

Early life

Troy Nunes was born November 21, 1979 in Butler, Pennsylvania.[2] He played four years of varsity football for the Golden Tornado of Butler Area Senior High School, and was named to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette North All-Star Team three times. Despite this success, Nunes was not heavily recruited, only receiving scholarship offers from Syracuse and Boston College.[3]

College career

Nunes eventually chose to play college football for the Syracuse University football team. In 1999, in his freshman season, he played in 12 games, starting six. Against his hometown Pittsburgh Panthers, Nunes was named ECAC rookie of the week after Syracuse beat nationally ranked Pitt 24-17. Prior to the game, Pitt football coach Walt Harris told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette that he did not even know that Nunes was from the Pittsburgh area.[4]

On November 9th, 2002, Nunes led the Orange to a 50-42 upset win over nationally ranked Virginia Tech at the Carrier Dome. Nunes threw for 403 yards, which ranks 9th all-time for single-game passing yards in Syracuse football history.[2] It was one of the biggest upsets of the college football season [5]

Nunes finished his Syracuse career ranked 4th all-time in touchdown passes, career passing yards, and career completions.[2]

Personal life

Nunes is now a financial advisor, working and living in Western Pennsylvania.[6]


  1. "Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician: The Audio Proof".
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 "Troy Nunes - Football". Syracuse University Athletics. Retrieved 2022-12-08.
  3. "Three Western Pennsylvania QBs will highlight Syracuse-West Virginia battle". Retrieved 2022-12-08.
  6. "Troy Nunes".

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