Tuesday, October 7, 2008
APB, Where are they now?
Normally, the Varsity Letters looks back a few years for its All Points Bulletin. This week, we're looking for former California High School standout Donte Valentino.
A 2008 graduate of California, Valentino became the first player in WPIAL history to rush for 4,000 career yards primarily as a quarterback. Jeannette's Terrelle Pryor joined the exclusive club a couple weeks after Valentino.
One of the more entertaining athletes to watch during his varsity career, Valentino often played behind center during his sophomore, junior and senior seasons. A three-time all-state defensive back, Valentino finished his career with 456 carries for 4,406 yards. The total ranks Valentino 18th in WPIAL history.
He also started at point guard for three years on a Trojans basketball team which reached the WPIAL Class A championship in 2007.
Valentino was scheduled to attend Citrus Community College in Los Angeles and play football. He is not on Citrus' football roster.