|Born:||June 13, 1933|
|Died:|| August 23, 2016 83) (aged|
|Height:||6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)|
|Weight:||250 lb (113 kg)|
|High school:||St. Phillip High School|
|NFL Draft:||1955 / Round: 3 / Pick: 32|
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Anthony Leonard "Tony" Pasquesi (June 13, 1933 – August 23, 2016) was an American football defensive lineman in the National Football League. After playing college football at Notre Dame, Pasquesi was drafted by the Chicago Cardinals in the 3rd round (32nd overall) of the 1955 NFL Draft. He played three seasons for the Chicago Cardinals (1955–1957).He died in 2016 at the age of 83 in Addison, Illinois where he lived.
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