Tony Arena

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Tony Arena
Position:Center, linebacker
Personal information
Born:July 2, 1918
Detroit, Michigan
Died:August 18th, 1996 (age 78)
Height:6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight:200 lb (91 kg)
Career information
High school: Northwestern (Detroit, MI)
College: Michigan State University
Career history
Detroit Lions (1942)
Player stats at PFR

Anthony Gerald Arena (July 2, 1918 – August 18th, 1996) was an American football player. He played college football for Michigan State College (later known as Michigan State University). He won the Governor of Michigan award as the most valuable player on the 1941 Michigan State Spartans football team. He also played professional football in the National Football League for the Detroit Lions in 1942. [1] [2]

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References

  1. "Tony Arena". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved November 2, 2015.
  2. "Tony Arena Signed By Detroit Lions". The News-Palladium. July 6, 1942. p. 9.