Nick Giaquinto's NFL career spanned only four seasons, but it was filled with enough impressions and memories to last a lifetime.
One that comes to mind for the Bridgeport native and Stratford High standout includes his final shot to make it in pro football. After unsuccessful opportunities with the Giants, Jets and in the CFL, he moved to Miami in 1980 and lived with a cousin in a trailer.
He would not give up. Giaquinto, the baseball coach at Sacred Heart since 1989, went to work bussing tables and substitute teaching while trying out for the Dolphins.
Still, the 5-foot-11, 205-pound running back who graduated from UConn in 1979 and would ultimately play in two Super...