Al Bansavage

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Al Bansavage
No. 57, 53
Position: Linebacker
Personal information
Date of birth: (1938-01-09)January 9, 1938
Place of birth: Jersey City, New Jersey
Date of death: August 19, 2003(2003-08-19) (aged 65)
Height: 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight: 220 lb (100 kg)
Career information
High school: Union City (NJ)
College: USC
NFL Draft: 1960 / Round: 6 / Pick: 71
AFL draft: 1960 / Round: Second Selections
(by the Minneapolis AFL team)
Career history
Career NFL statistics
Games played: 17
Player stats at

Albert Anthony Bansavage (January 9, 1938 – August 19, 2003) was an American football linebacker who played in the American Football League.

High school career[edit]

Bansavage prepped at Union City High School in Union City, New Jersey.

College career[edit]

Bansavage played college football at The Citadel and at Southern California. He waived his final year of eligibility to sign with the Baltimore Colts after being selected in the 1960 AFL draft.[1][2]

Professional career[edit]

Bansavage played professionally in the American Football League for the Los Angeles Chargers in 1960 and the AFL's Oakland Raiders in 1961. He was at the center of a controversy in the 1960 season when the Raiders asked to have a game they lost to the Chargers forfeited due to Bansavage being an ineligible player.[3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Colts Sign U.S.C. Guard". The New York Times. May 13, 1960. p. 38. 
  2. ^ "Bansavage Signs With Baltimore". Los Angeles Times. May 13, 1960. p. C6. 
  3. ^ "Raiders' Bid For Fofeit Win Denied". The Milwaukee Sentinel. December 8, 1960. p. 4-4. Retrieved January 30, 2010.