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 Anthony R. “Tony” Canadeo

Anthony R. “Tony” Canadeo

Birth
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA
Death 29 Nov 2003 (aged 84)
Green Bay, Brown County, Wisconsin, USA
Burial Green Bay, Brown County, Wisconsin, USA
Memorial ID 8332133 · View Source
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Hall of Fame Professional Football Player. He was a star halfback with the Green Bay Packers from 1941 to 1944, and from 1946 to 1952. He was given the nickname the "Grey Ghost" while playing college ball at Gonzaga University in Spokane, Washington. He was the third player in pro football history to rush for 1,000 yards in one season when he gained 1,052 yards for the Packers in 1949. He missed the 1945 season due to military service in first the United States Navy, then the United States Army during World War II. He was the second member of the Packers to have his number retired. His 4,197 career yard gained ranks fourth in Packers' team history. In 1974 he was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

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  • Originally Created by: Ron Moody
  • Added: 29 Jan 2004
  • Find A Grave Memorial 8332133
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Anthony R. “Tony” Canadeo (5 May 1919–29 Nov 2003), Find A Grave Memorial no. 8332133, citing Allouez Catholic Cemetery And Chapel Mausoleum, Green Bay, Brown County, Wisconsin, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .