Mario Giannelli

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No. 64Mario Giannelli_header_cell_0_0_0
Position:Mario Giannelli_header_cell_0_1_0 GuardMario Giannelli_cell_0_1_1
Personal informationMario Giannelli_header_cell_0_2_0
Born:Mario Giannelli_header_cell_0_3_0 (1920-12-24)December 24, 1920

Everett, MassachusettsMario Giannelli_cell_0_3_1

Died:Mario Giannelli_header_cell_0_4_0 July 2, 2003(2003-07-02) (aged 82)

Chelsea, MassachusettsMario Giannelli_cell_0_4_1

Height:Mario Giannelli_header_cell_0_5_0 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)Mario Giannelli_cell_0_5_1
Weight:Mario Giannelli_header_cell_0_6_0 265 lb (120 kg)Mario Giannelli_cell_0_6_1
Career informationMario Giannelli_header_cell_0_7_0
College:Mario Giannelli_header_cell_0_8_0 Boston CollegeMario Giannelli_cell_0_8_1
NFL Draft:Mario Giannelli_header_cell_0_9_0 1945 / Round: 20 / Pick: 201

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Career historyMario Giannelli_header_cell_0_10_0
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Career NFL statistics as of 1951Mario Giannelli_header_cell_0_14_0
Games played:44Games started:2Fumbles recovered:2Mario Giannelli_cell_0_15_0
Games played:Mario Giannelli_header_cell_0_16_0 44Mario Giannelli_cell_0_16_1
Games started:Mario Giannelli_header_cell_0_17_0 2Mario Giannelli_cell_0_17_1
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Mario M. Giannelli (December 24, 1920 – July 2, 2003), nicknamed "Yo-Yo", was an American football guard in the National Football League. Mario Giannelli_sentence_0

He played for the Philadelphia Eagles for four seasons from 19481951. Mario Giannelli_sentence_1

He was drafted by the Boston Yanks in the twentieth round of the 1945 NFL Draft, but did not play for them. Mario Giannelli_sentence_2

He played college football at Boston College. Mario Giannelli_sentence_3

College career Mario Giannelli_section_0

Giannelli played college football at Boston College in 1942, 1946 and 1947. Mario Giannelli_sentence_4

In 1942, he played on the team that made it to the 1943 Orange Bowl. Mario Giannelli_sentence_5

Giannelli's college career was broken up by World War II, and he fought in the Battle of Okinawa in 1945. Mario Giannelli_sentence_6

While in the Army, he was a champion boxer. Mario Giannelli_sentence_7

He returned to football in 1946, and in 1948 he was selected to the College All-Star Game. Mario Giannelli_sentence_8

Gianelli was inducted into the Boston College Varsity Club Athletic Hall of Fame in 1991. Mario Giannelli_sentence_9

Professional career Mario Giannelli_section_1

Giannelli was drafted by the Boston Yanks in the twentieth round (201st overall) of the 1945 NFL Draft, but did not play for them. Mario Giannelli_sentence_10

He signed with the Philadelphia Eagles in 1948, and played in the 1948 and 1949 NFL Championship Games. Mario Giannelli_sentence_11

He was re-signed on June 30, 1951, but was traded to the Green Bay Packers on April 25, 1952 in exchange for guard Buddy Burris. Mario Giannelli_sentence_12

He retired from football on July 29, 1952 and returned to his hometown of Everett, Massachusetts. Mario Giannelli_sentence_13

Death Mario Giannelli_section_2

Giannelli died on July 2, 2003 in Chelsea, Massachusetts at the age of 82. Mario Giannelli_sentence_14

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