Tino Merlo - Football - University of Kentucky Athletics 66


  • position Offensive Lineman
  • height 6-2
  • Weight 279
  • class Sophomore
  • Hometown Youngstown, Ohio
  • High school Cardinal Mooney

2023 – Freshman
• Practiced with the team

High School
• Played on the offensive and defensive line for head coach Carl Pelini at Cardinal Mooney High School
• Named to the All-State, All-Steel Valley Conference, All-Mahoning County and All-Northeast Inland District teams
• A four-year letterwinner on the track & field team, participating in the shot put and discuss
• Elected class president as a senior
• Chose Kentucky over Youngstown State

• Born in Youngstown, Ohio
• Son of Tino and Michelle Merlo
• Siblings are Isabella and Gianna
• Both of his older sisters played soccer at John Carroll University; a cousin, Joey Merlo, played soccer at Mount Union – Buffalo
• Major is undecided

Tino Says
• Nickname is “T”
• Is a proficient piano player
• His karaoke song is “When I was Your Man” by Bruno Mars
• He speaks some Italian
• His favorite family recipe to make is pasta sauce

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