Draft Scout Snapshot: A closer look at the Packers' picks: Round 4/122 -- J.C. Tretter, G, 6-4, 307, Cornell...The converted tight end flourished in the Ivy League as a two-year starter at left tackle but, more so than the similarly versatile Bakhtiari, projects to be an interior lineman at the next level. A hard-nosed, driven Tretter could push left guard T.J. Lang or inexperienced center Evan Dietrich-Smith for a starting job. - The Sports Xchange
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04/28/13 - A closer look at the Packers' picks: Round 4/122 -- J.C. Tretter, G, 6-4, 307, Cornell...The converted tight end flourished in the Ivy League as a two-year starter at left tackle but, more so than the similarly versatile Bakhtiari, projects to be an interior lineman at the next level. A hard-nosed, driven Tretter could push left guard T.J. Lang or inexperienced center Evan Dietrich-Smith for a starting job. - The Sports Xchange
12/18/12 - After finals this semester, JC Tretter '13 will launch into five weeks of 12-hour training sessions in preparation for a football game that might clinch him an NFL berth. His mantra: "Work hard and get bigger, faster, stronger." That's what Tretter has been doing since grade school.
Tretter, who was named a second team All-American by the Associated Press and a third team All-American by the Sports Network, was selected Dec. 12 to play in the Senior Bowl, Jan. 26 in Mobile, Ala. The bowl is one of football's premier pre-draft events, annually featuring the country's best senior collegiate football stars and top NFL draft prospects. Some 800 coaches, scouts and team staffers will be watching every move of America's best college players. A lucky few will be drafted by the NFL. Tretter intends to be one of them.
He arrived at Schoellkopf Field as a 237-pound tight end. Intense training helped build him to 305 pounds and to excel as a tackle, particularly this year. "The season progressed well for me. Football is where I'm headed," Tretter said. If he isn't drafted, Tretter hopes to be signed as a free agent.
At the IMG Academy's football program in Bradenton, Fla., training sessions will run daily from is 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., as Trotter hones his skills as a guard, his assigned position for the Senior Bowl, to be broadcast at 3:30 p.m. on the NFL Network. - Mary Catt, Cornell Chronicle
12/04/12 - Cornell senior football player JC Tretter earned an invitation to play in the 2013 Senior Bowl, The all-star game will be played in Mobile, Ala. on Saturday, Jan. 26 and showcases many of the nation's top NFL Draft prospects. The game will be broadcast on the NFL Network.
Tretter, a unanimous first-team All-Ivy League pick in 2012 at left tackle, is expected to play guard during the game and will also work at center during the week in front of coaching staffs and scouts from all 32 NFL teams. He is just the second Big Red player to earn an invite to the Senior Bowl, joining tackle Charles Metzler in 1952.
The 6-4, 300-pound Tretter has been responsible for protecting quarterback Jeff Mathews' blind side for two seasons, allowing the All-American quarterback to set numerous Cornell and Ivy League passing records. A preseason honorable mention FCS All-American by Beyond Sports College Network, he was part of a line that allowed the passing game to pile up 3,748 yards, a mark that ranked third in the FCS in 2012. He started each of his final 20 games at left tackle and is the first Big Red offensive lineman to earn first-team honors since Kevin Boothe in 2005.
All of Tretter's success comes after spending only two seasons on the offensive line after opening his career at tight end. He was a high school quarterback and the Western New York small school Player of the Year in basketball as a senior at Akron HS. - Cornell football