Tony Sardisco

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Tony Sardisco
Born (1932-12-05)December 5, 1932
Shreveport, Louisiana
Died May 28, 2006(2006-05-28) (aged 73)
Position(s) Guard
College Tulane
NFL Draft 1956 / Round 6 / Pick 64
Jersey #(s) 70, 65, 64
Statistics
Teams
1956
1956
1960-1962
NFL San Francisco 49ers
NFL Washington Redskins
AFL Boston Patriots

Anthony Guy "Tony" Sardisco (December 5, 1932 – May 28, 2006) was an American football guard/linebacker. He played in the National Football League for the San Francisco 49ers and Washington Redskins in 1956. Sardisco then served in the U.S. Air Force for two years, although he continued to play football, making All-Air Force in 1957 and All-Service in 1957 and 1958. He returned to professional football with the Calgary Stampeders in the Canadian Football League in 1959. From 1960 to 1962, Sardisco played in the American Football League for the Boston Patriots. He was the Patriots' first captain. Sardisco played college football at Tulane University, where he earned his B.S. degree in Psychology in 1956.

In 1970, Sardisco became the head football coach at his alma mater Jesuit High School (now Loyola College Prep) in Shreveport, Louisiana. He subsequently became their athletics director and a psychology teacher in 1973, and remained as the athletics director at Jesuit High School for twelve more years. In 1985, Sardisco ventured into the business world, starting a company, Sardisco Insurance Planning, where he remained active until his death.

Sardisco was admitted to the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame in 2004.

He died at age 73 from a myocardial infarction at his home in Shreveport.

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