Tony Pasquesi

Last updated
Tony Pasquesi
No. 75
Position: Defensive lineman
Personal information
Born:(1933-06-13)June 13, 1933
Chicago, Illinois
Died: August 23, 2016(2016-08-23) (aged 83)
Addison, Illinois
Height: 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight: 250 lb (113 kg)
Career information
High school: St. Phillip High School
College: Notre Dame
NFL Draft: 1955  / Round: 3 / Pick: 32
Career history
Career NFL statistics
Games played: 29
Games started: 0
Fumble recoveries: 1
Player stats at NFL.com
Player stats at PFR

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). [1] He died in 2016 at the age of 83 in Addison, Illinois where he lived. [2]

American football Team field sport

American football, referred to as football in the United States and Canada and also known as gridiron, is a team sport played by two teams of eleven players on a rectangular field with goalposts at each end. The offense, which is the team controlling the oval-shaped football, attempts to advance down the field by running with or passing the ball, while the defense, which is the team without control of the ball, aims to stop the offense's advance and aims to take control of the ball for themselves. The offense must advance at least ten yards in four downs, or plays, and otherwise they turn over the football to the defense; if the offense succeeds in advancing ten yards or more, they are given a new set of four downs. Points are primarily scored by advancing the ball into the opposing team's end zone for a touchdown or kicking the ball through the opponent's goalposts for a field goal. The team with the most points at the end of a game wins.

National Football League Professional American football league

The National Football League (NFL) is a professional American football league consisting of 32 teams, divided equally between the National Football Conference (NFC) and the American Football Conference (AFC). The NFL is one of the four major professional sports leagues in North America, and the highest professional level of American football in the world. The NFL's 17-week regular season runs from early September to late December, with each team playing 16 games and having one bye week. Following the conclusion of the regular season, six teams from each conference advance to the playoffs, a single-elimination tournament culminating in the Super Bowl, which is usually held in the first Sunday in February, and is played between the champions of the NFC and AFC.

College football collegiate rules version of American/Canadian football, played by student-athletes of American/Canadian colleges and universities

College football is American football played by teams of student athletes fielded by American universities, colleges, and military academies, or Canadian football played by teams of student athletes fielded by Canadian universities. It was through college football play that American football rules first gained popularity in the United States.

Related Research Articles

Ollie Matson Athletics and American Football competitor

Ollie Genoa Matson II was an American Olympic medal winning sprinter and professional American football running back who played in the National Football League (NFL) from 1952 to 1966. Drafted into the NFL by the Chicago Cardinals, Matson was traded to the Los Angeles Rams for nine players following the 1958 season.

Volney Peters American football player

Volney Monroe Peters was an American football defensive tackle in the National Football League and the American Football League.

David Pasquesi American actor and comedian

David Pasquesi is an American comedian, actor and voice over actor living in Chicago. His screen credits include Groundhog Day, Strangers with Candy, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Return to Me, The Ice Harvest, and Veep.

Stanley Hugh Campbell was an American football player. He played college football at Iowa State College from 1949 to 1951 and professional football as an offensive guard in the National Football League for the Detroit Lions in 1952 and from 1955 to 1958 and for the Philadelphia Eagles from 1959 to 1961 He concluded his football career with the American Football League's Oakland Raiders in 1962.

Gary Knafelc is a former American football player, a wide receiver / tight end in the National Football League for ten seasons, primarily with the Green Bay Packers. He played one game at the start of his career with the Chicago Cardinals and his final season was with the San Francisco 49ers.

Ross Anthony Kolodziej is a former American football defensive tackle. He was drafted by the New York Giants in the seventh round of the 2001 NFL Draft. He played college football at Wisconsin.

The 1955 St. Louis Cardinals season was the team's 74th season in St. Louis, Missouri and the 64th season in the National League. The Cardinals went 68–86 during the season and finished seventh in the National League, 30½ games behind the Brooklyn Dodgers.

Charles Edward Sumner was an American football player who was selected by the Chicago Bears in the 22nd round of the 1954 NFL Draft. A 6'1", 194 lbs. safety from the College of William & Mary, Sumner played in eight National Football League (NFL) seasons, from 1955 to 1962. He later was an assistant coach in the NFL for many years, including three stints with the Oakland/Los Angeles Raiders.

Tim Gray American football player

Timothy Gray wan an American football safety in the National Football League. He was drafted by the St. Louis Cardinals 21st overall in the 1975 NFL Draft. He played college football at Texas A&M.

Charlie Toogood American football player

Charles Wayne "Charlie" Toogood was a professional American football defensive lineman in the National Football League. After playing college football at Nebraska, Toogood was drafted by the Los Angeles Rams in the 3rd round of the 1951 NFL Draft. He played seven seasons for the Rams (1951–1956) and the Chicago Cardinals (1957).

Anthony Orange American football player

Anthony Orange, previously named A. J. Jefferson, is a Canadian football cornerback for the Edmonton Eskimos of the Canadian Football League (CFL). He played college football at Fresno State. He was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Arizona Cardinals in 2010.

Tom Finnin American football player

Tom Finnin is a former defensive tackle in the National Football League.

Hamilton J. Nichols, Jr. was a guard in the National Football League (NFL). He played his first three seasons with the Chicago Cardinals. After a season away from the NFL, he played with the Green Bay Packers during the 1951 NFL season. Nichols played college football at Rice University and was a member of the 1944 College Football All-America Team.

Anthony Gaitor is an American football cornerback who currently plays for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers of the Canadian Football League. He was drafted by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the seventh round of the 2011 NFL Draft. He played college football at Florida International.

Bobby Massie American football player

Bobby Massie is an American football offensive tackle for the Chicago Bears of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Mississippi. He was drafted by the Arizona Cardinals in the fourth round of the 2012 NFL Draft.

Kyle Long American football player, offensive lineman, guard

Kyle Howard Long is an American football guard for the Chicago Bears of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football for the University of Oregon. Long was drafted by the Bears in the first round of the 2013 NFL Draft.

Shaquille Riddick American football linebacker

Shaquille Riddick is an American football outside linebacker who is currently a member of the Edmonton Eskimos. He played college football at Gardner–Webb University, then transferred to West Virginia.

Jacob C. Colhouer was an American football guard who played four seasons in the National Football League with the Chicago Cardinals and New York Giants. He was drafted by the Chicago Cardinals in the ninth round of the 1946 NFL Draft. He played college football at Oklahoma State University and attended Warren High School in Warren, Oklahoma.

Anthony Miller (wide receiver, born 1994) American football player

Anthony Miller is an American football wide receiver for the Chicago Bears of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Memphis.

David Marler is a former Canadian football quarterback in the Canadian Football League (CFL). He played for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats and Ottawa Rough Riders. Marler played college football at Mississippi State. He was drafted by the Buffalo Bills in the 10th round of the 1979 NFL Draft, but was released.

References