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Vince Lombardi

Vince Lombardi, by Matt Gill Vince Lombardi was born on June 11, 1913 in Brooklyn, New York. While watching Super Bowl 55 on February 7, 2021, I began a look back at the Super Bowl, I quickly discovered the names of 200 Italians, and Americans of Italian descent, who all had a big impact on American Football. Yes, there were a few Italians from Italy who played American football. In fact, there is even an Italian Football League the IF that started in 2008.      Our own Italian American football… Continue Reading…

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Joe Montana

Joe Montana was born on June 11, 1956, to Joseph Clifford Montana, Sr. and Theresa Marie Bavuso Montana in New Eagle, Pennsylvania, located in the western portion of the state. He grew up in the city of Monongahela, a coal mining town 25 miles south of Pittsburgh. His maternal grandparents, were both Italian immigrants. He was nicknamed Joe Cool, Golden Joe, and Comeback Joe, played quarterback with the San Francisco 49ers and Kansas City Chiefs. He started his NFL career in 1979 with 49er’s, where he played 14 seasons, he spent his final… Continue Reading…

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Andy Robustelli

Andrew Robustelli was born on December 6, 1925, in Stamford, Connecticut, to Lucien Robustelli, an Italian-American and his wife Catherine Robustelli. Robustelli was a defensive end in the National Football League for the Los Angeles Rams and the New York Giants. He played 5 years for the Rams, and 9 years with the New York Giants.He played college football at Arnold College and was drafted in the nineteenth round of the 1951 NFL Draft. Robustelli was a six-time First-team All-pro selection. He  was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in… Continue Reading…

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List of Italian American football players

Included are college, and professional, players, coaches, owners, and other contributors to the sport. Shown here are some of the most popular. For a complete list as of 2019 click here. As of the creation of this webpage there are 230 names. Source wikipedia. Click to view a NFL List on the Order Sons and Daughters of Italy Blog!Click here for a list from Italiansrus.com   Lyle Alzado (1949–1992) Alan Ameche (1933–1988) Mark Bavaro (born 1963) Gary Beban (born 1946) Stephen Bisciotti (born 1960), NFL owner, Baltimore Ravens Doug Buffone… Continue Reading…

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