Another lost in NFL world! Gino Marchetti, the former Baltimore Colts and Pro Football Hall of Famer, died on Monday, April 29. He was 93.
His family who was surrounded around him confirmed the death of the footballer.
As for the cause of death, according to The Baltimore Sun, which was first to report the news, Gino passed away due to the complications from pneumonia at Paoli Hospital in Paoli, Pennsylvania.
Gino Marchetti, 1926-2019 pic.twitter.com/GCJOgwwhy7— Pro Football Hall of Fame (@ProFootballHOF) April 30, 2019
Gino played 14 seasons. He was named the top defensive end of the first 50 years of NFL. He was selected for a record 11 straight Pro Bowl appearances. He received nine consecutive appointments from 1956 to 1964 on the all-NFL team.
Gino was drafted No. 2 overall by the Dallas Texans in 1952.
Hall of Fame head coach Don Shula, who coached Gino for three seasons in Baltimore, paid tribute to him with sharing a statement that reads, "He revolutionized the way you play that position in the NFL."
Gino was selected to the NFL 75th Anniversary All-Time Team in 1994. He joined defensive ends Reggie White and Deacon Jones at the time.
Gino was listed in the Hall of Fame 1972.
Rest In Peace Gino Marchetti!
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