Joe Danelo

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Joe Danelo
Date of birth: (1953-09-02) September 2, 1953 (age 61)
Place of birth: Spokane, Washington
Career information
Position(s): Placekicker
College: Washington State
NFL Draft: 1975 / Round: 10 / Pick: 257
(By the Miami Dolphins)
As player:
Green Bay Packers
New York Giants
Buffalo Bills
Career stats
Playing stats at

Joseph Peter Danelo (born September 2, 1953) is a former American football placekicker who played in the National Football League for the Green Bay Packers, New York Giants, and Buffalo Bills from 1975 through 1984. He played college football at Washington State University in Pullman and was selected in the tenth round of the 1975 NFL Draft by the Miami Dolphins.

Danelo kicked a team-record 55-yard field goal for the Giants on September 20, 1981 (since broken), and tied the NFL record of six field goals (with no misses) in a game on October 18, 1981 (since broken).


Born and raised in Spokane, Washington, Danelo graduated from Gonzaga Prep in 1971.[1] His youngest son was Mario Danelo (1985–2007), a USC Trojans placekicker.[2]


  1. ^ Brown, Bruce (July 9, 1981). "Danelo visits". Spokane Daily Chronicle. p. 31. 
  2. ^ Blanchette, John (September 21, 2007). "Friends, family embrace legacy Mario Danelo built". Spokesman-Review. p. C1. 

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