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Gino Cappelletti

Gino Capplletti kicking for the Boston Patriots
Date of birth March 26, 1934
Place of birth Keewatin, Minnesota
Position(s) WR
Placekicker
College Minnesota
Pro Bowls AFL All-Star 1961, 1963,
1964, 1965, 1966
Awards 1964 UPI, AP, TSN AFL MVP
Retired #s 20
Records AFL All-Time Scorer
Statistics
  • Pro Football Reference
  • DatabaseFootball
Team(s)
1960-1969
1970
AFL Boston Patriots
NFL Boston Patriots

Gino Cappelletti (born March 26, 1934) is a former American college and professional football player who currently works as a radio announcer. After attending the University of Minnesota, he played for the Boston Patriots from 1960 through 1970 and was the Patriots' all-time leading scorer with 1,130 points (42 TDs, 176 FGs and 342 PATs), until December 5, 2005, when Adam Vinatieri kicked his second field goal of the game against the New York Jets. Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (687x907, 1015 KB)Gino Cappelletti kicking for the American Football Leagues Boston Patriots. ... March 26 is the 85th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (86th in leap years). ... 1934 (MCMXXXIV) was a common year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ... Keewatin is a city located in Itasca County, Minnesota. ... In American football, each team has 11 players on the field at one time. ... The wide receiver (WR) position in American and Canadian football is the pass-catching specialist. ... Placekicker is the title of the player in American and Canadian football who is responsible for the kicking duties of field goals, extra points, and, in many cases, kickoffs. ... This is a list of athletic conferences of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). ... Washington Avenue Bridge at night The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, almost always abbreviated U of M, and sometimes referred to as The U by locals, is the oldest and largest part of the University of Minnesota system. ... Tackle during 2006 Pro Bowl in Hawaii A top cheerleader from each team takes part in the 2006 Pro Bowl in Hawaii The Pro Bowl is the National Football Leagues all-star game. ... The Pro Football Hall of Fame and the NFL include American Football League All-Star Games in their statistics for Pro Bowls. From 1961 through 1969, the AFL East All-Stars played the AFL West All-Stars, with the exception of 1965, when an AFL All-Star team played the... Front of UPI Headquarters, Washington, D.C. United Press International (UPI) is a global news agency headquartered in the United States filing news in English, Spanish and Arabic. ... The Associated Press, or AP, is an American news agency, the worlds largest such organization. ... The Sporting News (TSN) is an American-based sports newspaper. ... During its ten-year existence (1960 - 1969), the American Football Leagues best player for each year was called the Most Valuable Player by some sports-news sources and the Player of the Year by others. ... A world record is the best performance in a certain discipline, usually a sports event. ... AFL logo The American Football League (AFL) was a professional league of American football that operated from 1960 to 1969. ... Locations of teams in the NFL States with AFC team (red), NFC team (blue) The National Football League (NFL) is the largest professional American football league, consisting of thirty-two teams from American cities and regions. ... AFL logo The American Football League (AFL) was a professional league of American football that operated from 1960 to 1969. ... The New England Patriots are a National Football League team based in Foxboro, Massachusetts Founded: 1960, as a charter American Football League member. ... The New England Patriots are a National Football League team based in Foxboro, Massachusetts Founded: 1960, as a charter American Football League member. ... March 26 is the 85th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (86th in leap years). ... 1934 (MCMXXXIV) was a common year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ... Washington Avenue Bridge at night The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, almost always abbreviated U of M, and sometimes referred to as The U by locals, is the oldest and largest part of the University of Minnesota system. ... The New England Patriots are a National Football League team based in Foxboro, Massachusetts Founded: 1960, as a charter American Football League member. ... December 5 is the 339th day (340th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Adam Matthew Vinatieri (born December 28, 1972 in Yankton, South Dakota) is a American football placekicker currently playing for the Indianapolis Colts. ...


Cappelletti led the American Football League in scoring five times and had two of the top five scoring seasons in pro football history – 155 points in 1964 and 147 points in 1961 (14-game seasons). Nicknamed the "Duke", he is the all-time leading scorer in the American Football League. Cappelletti is among the AFL's all-time top ten receivers, in yards and in receptions. He is the Patriots' third all-time leading receiver with 292 catches for 4,589 yards, and has attemtped more field goals (334) than any other palyer in team history. During his pro career, he also returned punts and kickoffs, played defensive back, and even had one pass completion, for a touchdown. AFL logo The American Football League (AFL) was a professional league of American football that operated from 1960 to 1969. ...


The placekicker-holder duo of Cappalletti and Babe Parilli was nicknamed "Grand Opera". Vito Babe Parilli (born 1930) of the University of Kentucky was an All-American starting quarterback for the Wildcats under Coach Paul Bear Bryant. ...


Cappelletti was the American Football League's Most Valuable Player in 1964, and a five-time AFL All-Star. One of only twenty players who were in the American Football League for its entire ten-year existence, and one of three who played in every game their teams played in the AFL. During its ten-year existence (1960 - 1969), the American Football Leagues best player for each year was called the Most Valuable Player by some sports-news sources and the Player of the Year by others. ... The Pro Football Hall of Fame and the NFL include American Football League All-Star Games in their statistics for Pro Bowls. From 1961 through 1969, the AFL East All-Stars played the AFL West All-Stars, with the exception of 1965, when an AFL All-Star team played the...


Gino Cappelletti currently works alongside Gil Santos as a color commentator for the Patriots' radio broadcasts. Gil Santos is the longtime radio play-by-play announcer for the New England Patriots of the National Football League, and morning sports reporter for WBZ radio in Boston. ...


See also

The following is a list of players that played for the 1960-1969 American Football League. ...

External links

  • Football Cards of Gino Cappelletti
Preceded by:
Lance Alworth, Clem Daniels, & Tobin Rote
American Football League MVP
1964
Succeeded by:
Jack Kemp & Paul Lowe

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Gino Cappelletti - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (296 words)
Gino Cappelletti (born March 26, 1934) is a former American college and professional football player who currently works as a radio announcer.
Cappelletti led the American Football League in scoring five times and had two of the top five scoring seasons in pro football history – 155 points in 1964 and 147 points in 1961 (14-game seasons).
Cappelletti was the American Football League's Most Valuable Player in 1964, and a five-time AFL All-Star.
Gino Cappelletti - 1964 (189 words)
All Gino did was lead the league in scoring with 155 points in 14 games.
Gino was working in his brother's Minneapolis bar when the AFL was formed in 1959.
Gino was fortunate to be invited to the
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