Tony Romeo (American football)

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Tony Romeo
Date of birth (1938-03-07)March 7, 1938
Place of birth St. Petersburg, Florida
Date of death May 2, 1996(1996-05-02) (aged 58)
Place of death Matthews, North Carolina
Career information
Position(s) Tight end
Uniform number 80, 86
College Florida State
NFL draft 1961 / Round: 19 / Pick: 255
(By the Washington Redskins)
Career history
As player
(1961) Dallas Texans (AFL)
(1962–1967) Boston Patriots (AFL)
Career stats
Receiving yards 1,883
Average 15.5
Touchdowns 10

Anthony Lamar Romeo (March 7, 1938 – May 2, 1996) was an American football tight end in the American Football League for the Dallas Texans and Boston Patriots. Mr. Romeo played high school football for Hillsborough High School, Tampa, Florida. He was inducted into his high school's football hall of fame in 2001. He played college football at Florida State University and was drafted in the 19th round of the 1961 NFL Draft by the Washington Redskins. Mr. Romeo was a part of the growing evangelical movement among professional football players. During the off season and after his retirement he traveled widely speaking in Southern Baptist and other evangelical churches. Romeo was also known for beginning the first chapel services in professional football. Following his pro career, he spent time in the ministry before putting his FSU business degree to work.