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Today in Central Florida history: OPD detective, ESPN broadcaster Rene Ingoglia celebrates his birthday

Rene Ingoglia is a rare college football analyst who isn't idle during the coronavirus shutdown of sporting events.

Ingoglia, an ESPN analyst who was born on this date in 1972, is an Orlando Police Department detective who has juggled his day job with college football radio and TV appearances.

The 5-foot-10-inch former running back earned all-conference honors at UMass from 1993-95. He scored 55 touchdowns, ranking second in school history.

Ingoglia started as a patrol officer in 2000 before moving into a detective role, but he missed football. Coaching required too much time, so he volunteered to serve on UMass' radio crew in 2009 and was hooked.