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Joe Fortunato

Joseph Francis Fortunato

Position: LB
Height: 6-1    Weight: 225 lbs.

Born: March 28, 1930 in Mingo Junction, OH
High School: Mingo Junction
College: VMI, Mississippi St.   (school history)
Drafted by the Chicago Bears in the 7th round (80th overall) of the 1952 NFL Draft.

Weighted Career AV (100-95-...): 66 (683rd overall since 1950)
5-time Pro Bowler & 3-time First-Team All-Pro (fine print)

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Fine Details  · Last updated Mar 23, 2015 11:04AM
All-Time Rank: #379. Sam Madison… #380. Larry Brooks… #381. Albert Lewis… #382. JOE FORTUNATO… #383. Bob Golic… #384. Glen Edwards… #385. Neil Smith… 

Defense & Fumbles

Games Def Interceptions Fumbles Sacks & Tackles
Year Age Tm Pos No. G GS Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Sk Tkl Ast Sfty AV
1955 25 CHI LLB 31 12 0 0 1 0 0
1956 26 CHI 31 12 2 30 1 27 0 0 0 2 0 0
1957 27 CHI RLB 31 12 0 1 3 9 0
1958* 28 CHI RLB 31 12 1 5 0 5 0 0 0 1 0 0
1959 29 CHI LLB 31 12 2 10 0 6 0 0 0 3 0 0
1960 30 CHI LLB 31 12 6
1961 31 CHI LLB 31 14 3 34 0 16 0 0 0 1 0 0 9
1962* 32 CHI LLB 31 14 3 44 0 36 0 13
1963*+ 33 CHI LLB 31 14 2 30 0 19 0 0 0 3 7 0 19
1964*+ 34 CHI LLB 31 13 0 0 2 0 0 8
1965*+ 35 CHI LLB 31 14 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 0 11
1966 36 CHI LLB 31 14 1 3 0 3 0 0 0 3 24 1 9
Career 155 16 156 1 36 0 0 1 22 43 1 75

Rushing & Receiving

Games Rushing Receiving
Year Age Tm Pos No. G GS Att Yds TD Lng Y/A Y/G A/G Tgt Rec Yds Y/R TD Lng R/G Y/G YScm RRTD Fmb
1957 27 CHI RLB 31 12 2 -9 1 1 -4.5 -0.8 0.2 -9 1 1
Career 155 2 -9 1 1 -4.5 -0.1 0.0 -9 1 1

Scoring Summary

Year Age Tm Pos No. G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM XPM FGM Sfty Pts Pts/G
1956 26 CHI 31 12 1 1 6
1957 27 CHI RLB 31 12 1 1 6
1966 36 CHI LLB 31 14 1 1 6
Career 155 1 1 1 3 18

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9 Daryl Washington, Charles Haley*, Ahmad Brooks, Brian Cushing, Von Miller, Stephen Boyd, Shawn Barber, Connor Barwin, Jim Collins, Bob Swenson
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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year Lg Value (Rank/All-Time)

All-Pro Teams