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Mario Giannelli


Mario Giannelli

Mario Giannelli
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Personal information
Date of birth: (1920-12-24)December 24, 1920
Place of birth: Everett, Massachusetts
Date of death: July 2, 2003(2003-07-02) (aged 82)
Place of death: Chelsea, Massachusetts
Height: 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)Weight: 265 lb (120 kg)
Career information
College: Boston College
NFL Draft: 1945 / Round: 20 / Pick: 201
(By the Boston Yanks)
Debuted in 1948 for the Philadelphia Eagles
Last played in 1951 for the Philadelphia Eagles
Career history

Career highlights and awards

Career NFL statistics as of 1951
Stats at

Mario M. Giannelli (December 24, 1920 – July 2, 2003), nicknamed "Yo-Yo",[1][2] was an American football guard in the National Football League. He played for the Philadelphia Eagles for four seasons from 19481951. He was drafted by the Boston Yanks in the twentieth round of the 1945 NFL Draft, but did not play for them. He played college football at Boston College.

College career

Giannelli played college football at Boston College in 1942, 1946 and 1947. In 1942, he played on the team that made it to the 1943 Orange Bowl. Giannelli's college career was broken up by World War II, and he fought in the Battle of Okinawa in 1945. While in the Army, he was a champion boxer.[1] He returned to football in 1946, and in 1948 he was selected to the College All-Star Game.[3]

Gianelli was inducted into the Boston College Varsity Club Athletic Hall of Fame in 1991.[3]

Professional career

Giannelli was drafted by the Boston Yanks in the twentieth round (201st overall) of the 1945 NFL Draft, but did not play for them. He signed with the Philadelphia Eagles in 1948, and played in the 1948 and 1949 NFL Championship Games.[1] He was re-signed on June 30, 1951,[2] but was traded to the Green Bay Packers on April 25, 1952 in exchange for guard Buddy Burris.[4] He retired from football on July 29, 1952 and returned to his hometown of Everett, Massachusetts.[5]


Giannelli died on July 2, 2003 in Chelsea, Massachusetts at the age of 82.[1]


External links

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  • Find a Grave
  • Boston College Eagles football bio
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