RIP: Colts HOF DE Gino Marchetti (1927-2019)

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Colts legend Gino Marchetti died on Monday

https://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2019/04/30/colts-legend-gino-marchetti-died-on-monday/


Gino Marchetti, one of the star players of the Colts championship teams in 1958 and 1959, died on Monday.

Marchetti had pneumonia and died with his wife Joan by his side at a hospital in Pennsylvania. He was 93 years old.

“I kissed him and he knew me and smiled,” Joan Marchetti told the Baltimore Sun. “That was Gino’s way of saying goodbye.”

Marchetti served in the U.S. Army during World War II and fought in the Battle of the Bulge. He went to the University of San Francisco and was drafted in 1952 by the New York Yanks, who became the Dallas Texans that year and made the move to Baltimore in 1953. Marchetti would play defensive end for the team through 1966 and was named an All-Pro every year from 1956 to 1964.
 

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Colts legend Gino Marchetti died on Monday

https://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2019/04/30/colts-legend-gino-marchetti-died-on-monday/


Gino Marchetti, one of the star players of the Colts championship teams in 1958 and 1959, died on Monday.

Marchetti had pneumonia and died with his wife Joan by his side at a hospital in Pennsylvania. He was 93 years old.

“I kissed him and he knew me and smiled,” Joan Marchetti told the Baltimore Sun. “That was Gino’s way of saying goodbye.”

Marchetti served in the U.S. Army during World War II and fought in the Battle of the Bulge. He went to the University of San Francisco and was drafted in 1952 by the New York Yanks, who became the Dallas Texans that year and made the move to Baltimore in 1953. Marchetti would play defensive end for the team through 1966 and was named an All-Pro every year from 1956 to 1964.

one of the all-time great DEs.I know he went into the restaurant business and did well for years.
 

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Impressive resume from Mr. Marchetti! Part of the greatest game ever played vs. NY. Crazy tough players back then. Godspeed Mr. Gino Marchetti!
 

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fought in the Battle of the Bulge, and, NFL player

based on his birth year, he was 18 in WW2


my hats off
 

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