Chick Maggioli

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Chick Maggioli
No. 80
Position: Defensive back
Halfback
Personal information
Date of birth: May 17, 1922
Place of birth: Mishawaka, Indiana
Date of death: December 20, 2012 (aged 90)
Height: 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight: 178 lb (81 kg)
Career information
High school: Mishawaka (IN)
College: Illinois
NFL Draft: 1946 / Round: 11 / Pick: 99
Career history
Career NFL statistics
Offensive yards: 59
Interceptions: 12
Touchdowns: 1
Player stats at NFL.com

Achille Fred "Chick" Maggioli (May 17, 1922 – December 20, 2012)[1] was an American football defensive back and halfback in the National Football League for the Detroit Lions and the Baltimore Colts. He also played in the All-America Football Conference for the Buffalo Bills.

Born in Mishawaka, Indiana, Maggioli was an all-state football player at Mishawaka High School, graduating in 1941. He then attended and played college football at Indiana University in 1942, and the University of Notre Dame, 1943–44, where he was the starting halfback on Coach Frank Leahy's '43 National Championship team. He then played halfback on the 1946 University of Illinois Big 10 Conference Championship team and Illinois' 1947 Rose Bowl winning team, graduating from the school that May.

Maggioli was drafted in the eleventh round by the Washington Redskins and ultimately played for the Buffalo Bills as a two-way player in 1948, his team winning the Eastern Division of the AAFL. He played defensive back for the Detroit Lions in 1949 and with the Baltimore Colts in 1950, intercepting eight passes in the final year of his pro football career.

He is a member of both the Indiana Football and Mishawaka High School Athletic halls-of-fame.

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