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Encyclopedia > Joe Fortunato
Joe Fortunato
Position(s):
Linebacker
Jersey #:
N/A
Date of birth: March 28, 1930 (1930-03-28) (age 77)
Place of birth: Mingo Junction, OH
Career information
NFL Draft: 1952 / Round: 7/ Pick 80
College: Virginia Military Institute, Mississippi State
Pro Bowls 5
Honors NFL 1950s All-Decade Team
Teams
1955-1966 Chicago Bears
Stats at DatabaseFootball.com

Joseph Francis Fortunato (born March 28, 1930) was an American football linebacker for the Chicago Bears. As a linebacker from 1955 through 1966, he made the Pro Bowl 5 times, and was named to the NFL 300 Greatest Players team. He was #31 with the Chicago Bears. Fortunato played fullback and linebacker for Mississippi State University, and made All-American in 1951. He is a member of the National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame and the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame. Fortunato makes his home in south Mississippi. A diagram showing typical football positions In American football, each team has 11 players on the field at one time. ... This article relates to sports. ... is the 87th day of the year (88th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1930 (MCMXXX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display 1930 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Mingo Junction is a village located in Jefferson County, Ohio. ... The NFL Draft (officially the NFL Annual Player Selection Meeting[1]) is an annual sports draft in which National Football League (NFL) teams take turns, through seven rounds[2], selecting amateur college American football players and other first-time eligible players. ... The 1952 NFL Draft was held on January 17, 1952. ... This is a list of athletic conferences of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). ... The Virginia Military Institute (VMI), located in Lexington, Virginia, is the oldest state military college in the United States. ... Mississippi State University is a land-grant university located in north east-central Mississippi, United States, in the town of Starkville and is situated 125 miles (200 km) northeast of Jackson and 23 miles (37 km) west of Columbus. ... In professional American football, the Pro Bowl is the all-star game of the National Football League (NFL). ... // Offense Defense Special teams See also National Football League NFL 1920s All-Decade Team NFL 1930s All-Decade Team NFL 1940s All-Decade Team NFL 1960s All-Decade Team NFL 1970s All-Decade Team NFL 1980s All-Decade Team NFL 1990s All-Decade Team ... City Chicago, Illinois Other nicknames Da Bears, The Monsters of the Midway Team colors Navy Blue and Orange Head Coach Lovie Smith Owner Virginia Halas McCaskey Chairman Michael McCaskey General manager Jerry Angelo Fight song Bear Down, Chicago Bears Mascot Staley Da Bear League/Conference affiliations Independent (1919) National Football... is the 87th day of the year (88th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1930 (MCMXXX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display 1930 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... City Chicago, Illinois Other nicknames Da Bears, The Monsters of the Midway Team colors Navy Blue and Orange Head Coach Lovie Smith Owner Virginia Halas McCaskey Chairman Michael McCaskey General manager Jerry Angelo Fight song Bear Down, Chicago Bears Mascot Staley Da Bear League/Conference affiliations Independent (1919) National Football... Year 1955 (MCMLV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1955 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1966 (MCMLXVI) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the 1966 Gregorian calendar. ... In professional American football, the Pro Bowl is the all-star game of the National Football League (NFL). ... NFL logo For other uses of the abbreviation NFL, see NFL (disambiguation). ... Mississippi State University is a land-grant university located in north east-central Mississippi, United States, in the town of Starkville and is situated 125 miles (200 km) northeast of Jackson and 23 miles (37 km) west of Columbus. ... All-American, a Broadway musical with book by Mel Brooks, music by Charles Strouse, and lyrics by Lee Adams, opened in New York on March 19, 1962, and played 80 performances. ... Year 1951 (MCMLI) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame is a nonprofit institution honoring exceptional U.S. athletes of Italian descent. ... The Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame is located in Jackson, Mississippi. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ...


External Links

  • Lifetime Statistics Pro Football Reference
  • Biography, National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame website
  • "MSU Legend Joe Fortunato", Dawgs' Bite

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