Joe DiVito

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Joe DiVito
Born (1945-09-02) September 2, 1945 (age 68)
Lynn, Massachusetts
Position(s) Quarterback / Punter
College Boston College
Statistics
Teams
1968
1970
AFL Denver Broncos
ACFL Hartford Knights

Joseph Charles DiVito (born September 2, 1945 in Lynn, Massachusetts) is a former American collegiate and Professional Football quarterback and punter for the Boston College Eagles and the Denver Broncos of the American Football League.

Boston College[edit]

DiVito played at Boston College from 1965-1967. He completed 80 of 180 passes for 1,138 yards, 14 touchdowns, and 6 interceptions. He was a team captain and, in addition to playing quarterback, also played as a punter. [1]

Denver Broncos[edit]

DiVito was 1 of 8 quarterbacks to try out for the American Football League's Denver Broncos in 1968, including Steve Tensi, Jim LeClair, John McCormick, and Marlin Briscoe. He was named the backup quarterback behind incumbent starter Steve Tensi. After Tensi broke his collarbone, DiVito got his chance to be the Broncos #1 quarterback. He completed only 1 of 6 passes for 16 yards before being replaced by wide receiver/defensive back Marlin Briscoe. He also completed 8 punts for a total of 242 yards and a net average of 30.3 yards per punt. He was cut following the 1969 training camp and signed with the Hartford Knights of the Atlantic Coast Football League in 1970 [1].

See also[edit]

  1. ^ Kevin Kelley, "DiVito air show brightens loss", The Heights, October 20, 1967, page 11.