Tony DiMidio

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Tony DiMidio
No. 72
Position: Offensive Tackle
Personal information
Born:(1942-08-20)August 20, 1942
Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania
Died:April 26, 2014(2014-04-26) (aged 71)
Delaware County, Pennsylvania
Height:6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight:250 lb (113 kg)
Career information
High school: Upper Darby High School
College: West Chester
NFL Draft: 1964  / Round: 5 / Pick: 68
(New York Giants)
AFL draft: 1964  / Round: 9 / Pick: 66
(Kansas City Chiefs)
Career history
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at NFL.com

Tony DiMidio (August 20, 1942 – April 26, 2014) was an American football offensive tackle who played two seasons in the American Football League for the Kansas City Chiefs. [1] [2] He died at his home in 2014. [3]

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Coaching career

DiMidio joined Drexel as an assistant coach in 1971. [4]

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References

  1. "Tony DiMidio, T at". Nfl.com. January 4, 2014. Retrieved May 14, 2014.
  2. "Tony DiMidio NFL & AFL Football Statistics". Pro-Football-Reference.com. August 20, 1942. Retrieved May 14, 2014.
  3. "Tony DiMidio's Obituary by Delaware County Daily Times". Legacy.com. Retrieved May 14, 2014.
  4. "FOOTBALL PREVIEW" (PDF). The Triangle. September 22, 1971. p. 21. Retrieved March 20, 2018.