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Encyclopedia > Paul Governali
Paul Governali
Date of birth January 5, 1921
Place of birth Bronx, New York
Date of death 1978
Position(s) QB
College Columbia
Statistics
  • DatabaseFootball
Team(s)
1946-1947
1947-1948
Boston Yanks
New York Giants

Paul Vincent "Pitchin' Paul" Governali (1921-1978) was a professional American football player. An All-American at Columbia University, he was the 1942 recipient of the Maxwell Award for College Player of the Year. At quarterback, he passed for 1442 yards in nine games that season, threw 19 passes for touchdowns, and completed 52 percent of his passes, all new collegiate records. January 5 is the 5th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1921 (MCMXXI) was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... The Bronx is one of the five boroughs of United States. ... In American football, each team has 11 players on the field at one time. ... NFL quarterback Peyton Manning. ... This is a list of athletic conferences of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). ... The National Football League (NFL) is the largest professional American football league, consisting of thirty-two teams from American cities and regions. ... The Boston Yanks started play in the National Football League in 1944. ... City East Rutherford, New Jersey Other nicknames Big Blue Wrecking Crew, Big Blue, G-Men, the Giants, The New York Football Giants Team colors Royal Blue, Red, Gray, and White Head Coach Tom Coughlin Owner The Mara and Tisch Families General manager Ernie Accorsi League/Conference affiliations National Football League... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ... 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. ... Columbia University is a private university whose main campus lies in the Morningside Heights neighborhood of the Borough of Manhattan in New York City. ... The Maxwell Football Club presents the Maxwell Award for the College Player of the Year. ... NFL quarterback Peyton Manning. ...


After graduating in 1943, he passed up offers from both professional baseball and football teams to enlist in the US Marines, where he served for three years.


He went on to play for the National Football League's Boston Yanks and New York Giants (1946-1948). The National Football League (NFL) is the largest professional American football league, consisting of thirty-two teams from American cities and regions. ... The Boston Yanks started play in the National Football League in 1944. ... City East Rutherford, New Jersey Other nicknames Big Blue Wrecking Crew, Big Blue, G-Men, the Giants, The New York Football Giants Team colors Royal Blue, Red, Gray, and White Head Coach Tom Coughlin Owner The Mara and Tisch Families General manager Ernie Accorsi League/Conference affiliations National Football League...


After a lackluster 1948 season, Governali retired from pro football and returned to Columbia, where he worked as an assistant coach while pursuing his doctorate, which he received in 1951.


Governali was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1986. The College Football Hall of Fame, located in South Bend, Indiana, United States, is a hall of fame devoted to college football. ...


 
 

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