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Larry Cabrelli

Larry Cabrelli
Date of birth: (1917-03-28)March 28, 1917
Place of birth: Newark, New Jersey
Date of death: June 5, 1974(1974-06-05) (aged 57)
Career information
Position(s): End, Defensive Back
College: Colgate University
Organizations
As player:
1941-1942
1943
1944-1947
DatabaseFootball.com

Lawrence Andrew Cabrelli (March 28, 1917 - June 5, 1974) was a professional football player and assistant coach in the National Football League. He began his pro career in 1941, after his graduation from Colgate University, where he also played college football. In the NFL, Cabrelli played for the Philadelphia Eagles. However was also a member of the "Steagles", a team that was the result of a temporary merger between the Eagles and Pittsburgh Steelers due to the league-wide manning shortages in 1943 brought on by World War II. From 1948-1950, he was an assistant coach for the Eagles under head coach, Greasy Neale. During his time as an Eagles coach, the team won two NFL Championships in 1948 and 1949. After leaving the Eagles in 1950, Cabrelli was named an assistant coach for the Washington Redskins. He finished his pro career as an assistant coach with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers of the Canadian Football League.

At the outbreak of World War II, Cabrelli joined the military. However he was classified as "4-F" for "bad knees" and he returned to playing football for the 1942 season. Cabrelli's name is listed on the WW II Honor Roll, which lists the over 1,000 NFL personnel who served in the military during war. The listing of players has been enscribed on a plaque, located at the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio.

References

  • Colgate University List of NFL Players
  • Obituary for Larry Cabrelli - St. Petersburg Times - Jun 6, 1974
  • FOOTBALL AND AMERICA: WW II Honor Roll
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