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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 (676th overall since 1950)
5-time Pro Bowler & 3-time First-Team All-Pro (fine print)

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All-Pro

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Fine Details  · Last updated Jul 11, 2014 1:25PM
All-Time Rank: #404. Everson Walls… #405. Mark Gastineau… #406. Michael Dean Perry… #407. JOE FORTUNATO… #408. Louis Wright… #409. Jack Kemp… #410. Tim McDonald… 

Defense & Fumbles

Def Interceptions Fumbles Tackles
Year Age Tm Pos No. G GS Sk Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD 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

Rushing Receiving
Year Age Tm Pos No. G GS Att Yds TD Lng Y/A Y/G A/G 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
NumYrs Players whose career was of similar quality and shape
3 Jerry Tubbs, LaVern Torgeson, Wayne Robinson, Shelton Robinson, Ron Porter, Bill Pellington, Jack Pardee, Brian Noble, Rocky McIntosh, Bill Koman
4 LaVern Torgeson, Harland Svare, Joe Schmidt*, Wayne Robinson, Bill Pellington, John Offerdahl, Bill Koman, Ed Husmann, Bill Forester, Herman Clark
5 Don Shinnick, Mike Dukes, Al Beauchamp, Vince Costello, Takeo Spikes, Carl Brettschneider, Paul Naumoff, Kamerion Wimbley, Derrick Rodgers, Dan Morgan
6 Don Shinnick, Karlos Dansby, Galen Fiss, Walt Michaels, Nick Barnett, Paul Naumoff, Will Witherspoon, Larry Gordon, Dave Wilcox*, Jim Carter
7 Mike Douglass, Nick Barnett, Chris Slade, Stew Barber, Sam Huff*, Jim Houston, Paul Naumoff, Jim Carter, George Koonce, William Thomas
8 Ted Hendricks*, Seth Joyner, Ken Norton, Paul Naumoff, Lee Roy Caffey, Otis Wilson, Chuck Drazenovich, Jim Lynch, Rod Martin, Bryan Cox
9 Ted Hendricks*, Seth Joyner, Jim Lynch, Tom Jackson, Dave Robinson*, Sam Mills, Clay Matthews, Keith Bulluck, Lee Roy Caffey, Rod Martin
10 Ted Hendricks*, Dave Robinson*, Seth Joyner, Ken Norton, Jim Lynch, Sam Mills, Levon Kirkland, Chad Brown, Tom Jackson, Donnie Edwards
11 Ted Hendricks*, Joey Porter, Dave Robinson*, Chad Brown, David Harris, Dave Wilcox*, Bill Bergey, Ray Nitschke*, Walt Michaels, Mo Lewis
12 James Farrior, Ted Hendricks*, Dave Wilcox*, David Harris, Ray Nitschke*, Joey Porter, Tom Jackson, Chad Brown, Dave Robinson*, Ken Norton
Career Dave Wilcox*, Dave Robinson*, Joey Porter, Andy Russell, Bill Bergey, Tom Jackson, Kevin Greene, Bill Forester, Walt Michaels, Sam Mills

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

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

All-Pro Teams