Pete Duranko

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Pete Duranko
Born (1943-12-15)December 15, 1943
Johnstown, Pennsylvania
Died July 8, 2011(2011-07-08) (aged 67)
Windber, Pennsylvania
Position(s) Defensive End
College Notre Dame
NFL Draft 1966 / Round 4 / Pick 61
1967–1974 Denver Broncos

Peter Nicholas Duranko [1] (December 15, 1943 – July 8, 2011) was a college and professional American football player. A defensive end, he played college football at Notre Dame, and his professional career for the Denver Broncos. He had also been drafted by the Cleveland Browns.

Duranko was an All-American and a member of Notre Dame's 1966 national champion team.

At Bishop McCort High School, he played football, ran track, and was a shot putter. He was inducted into the Pennsylvania State Hall of Fame.[2]

Duranko earned a Master's degree from St. Francis University of Loretto, Pennsylvania.

After his playing days, he became a steel company executive.

Duranko died from Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, which he suffered from since 2000.

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  1. ^ "Pete Duranko profile" 14 August 2011
  2. ^ "Johnstown native Pete Duranko dies". Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. July 11, 2011.  |first1= missing |last1= in Authors list (help)

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