Saw action in all 13 games on special teams and at running back ... Made six starts at running back (Hawai'i, Colorado, Arizona, Oregon, Utah, Kansas State) ... Caught six passes on the season (51 yds) and made three rushing attempts (10 yds) ... Had two receptions at Arizona ... Had his long reception of the year, 29 yards, against Arizona State.
Saw action as a tight end and on special teams ... Made his first career start against Stanford ... Credited with one tackle ... Awarded a scholarship at halftime of the 2017 Spring Showcase.
Saw game action and worked as a reserve along the offensive line and at fullback ... Played offensive line at UNLV and then shifted to the fullback position ... Appeared in four games.
Did not see game action in his first season in the program as a walk-on.
Corona del Mar High School
Played at Corona del Mar High School 2010-14… Lettered three years in Varsity Football (three CIF championships and one state title) and one year in Varsity Track & Field (ShotPut/Discus) … 1st team MaxPreps Small Schools All-American … 1st Team CalHi Sports All-State Medium Schools … 1st Team All-CIF Southern Section/Southern Division--Offensive Player of the Year … Pacific Coast League MVP … 1st Team All-Orange County … 1st Team All-League … Daily Pilot Newport-Mesa Male Athlete of the Year … Daily Pilot Newport-Mesa Dream Team Player of the Year … CDM HS Most Valuable Offensive Player … CDM HS Lineman of the Year … CDM HS Player of the Year … CDM HS Football Team Captain … Overall CDM HS Male Athlete “Sea King” of the Year … Ranked #26 Long Snapper in 2013 in the USA as verified by Rubio Long Snapping … Lettered Senior Year in Track & Field … Pacific Coast League Champion for 1st place in ShotPut ; 2nd place in Discus and Pacific Coast League MVP.
Full Name: Giovanni Paul Gentosi … Born in Newport Beach, CA … Parents: Paul and Marie Gentosi … Has one sister Michaela, an SDSU Junior and Division 1 Rower … His biggest athletic thrill was winning the CIF Division 3 State Title breaking State, Division, County and High School records and joining the UCLA Bruins Football Team … Admires NFL Defensive End J.J. Watt … Hobbies: Spearfishing, Body Surfing and Piano ... Earned a spot on the Athletic Director's Academic Honor Roll in Winter 2015, Fall 2016, Winter 2017, Spring 2017, Fall 2017 and Winter 2018 quarters ... Received his degree in Political Science from UCLA in 2018.