FBU Quarterbacks Coach Gio Carmazzi attended Hofstra University, where he was three-time All-America selection, and went on to be selected in the third round of the NFL Draft.

He is Hofstra's all-time leader in passing yards (9,371) completions (764), touchdown passes (71) and total offense (10,415 yards).  He was a Walter Payton Award finalist his senior year. He played in the annual Senior Bowl in 2000, the first player from Hofstra to do so. Carmazzi was drafted by the San Francisco 49ers in the third round (65th overall pick) of the 2000 NFL Draft (he was the 2nd quarterback taken in the Draft).

Coach Gio also spent time with the Rhein Fire of NFL Europe in 2001, and spent time on the rosters of the BC Lions and Calgary Stampeders of the Canadian Football League in 2004 and 2005, respectively. Carmazzi was a 1999 National Football Foundation National Scholar-Athlete while playing at Hofstra, a 1996 high school scholar-athlete honoree awarded by the Sacramento Chapter and a 1996 West Region High School Scholar-Athlete of the Year. He is one of only four all-time NFF awardees in all three of these categories.

He is a true technician, who believes that "sound fundamentals act as the foundation upon which all else is built.  Without them, achieving success becomes exponentially more difficult.”

Gio Carmazzi
FBU Quarterbacks Coach
Playing Career
College: Hofstra University (1996-99)

Drafted: Round 3 / Pick 65 (San Francisco)
San Francisco 49ers (2000-01)
Rhein Fire (2001)
BC Lions (2004)
Calgary Stampeders (2005)