The University of Chicago Football announced that Belmont resident Vincent Cortina has been named the team's captain for the 2013 season.
The senior quarterback, who played for Belmont High School and graduated in 2010, has played in 22 games for the Maroons in his first three seasons. The signal caller has thrown for 2,228 yards and 19 touchdowns.
Cortina plays for Chicago's Head coach Dick Maloney who's in his 19th year.
Cortina was Honorable Mention All-University Athletic Association, UAA All Academic Team, UAA All Conference Team and was on the 2010 UAA Championship team.
The Maroons, which currently play in the NCAA Division III conference, has a rich football tradition as a founding member of the Big Ten conference and was coached by Amos Alonzo Stagg, one of the game's pioneers, for 41 seasons. In 1935, the first recipient of the Heisman Trophy was UChicago halfback Jay Berwanger.