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Dante Lavelli

Dante Bert Joseph Lavelli (Gluefingers)

Position: E-DE
Height: 6-0    Weight: 191 lbs.

Born: February 23, 1923 in Hudson, OH
Died: January 20, 2009 in Cleveland, OH
High School: Hudson
College: Ohio St.   (school history)
Drafted by the Los Angeles Rams in the 12th round (103rd overall) of the 1947 NFL Draft.

Weighted Career AV (100-95-...): 0 (14418th overall since 1950)
3-time Pro Bowler (fine print)
Inducted into Hall of Fame in 1975, finalist in 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974

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Dante Lavelli 1953 Touchdown Log

6 Touchdowns

6 Receiving, 2 Go-Ahead, Long of 55 yards
Team Opponent Location Day of Week Quarter Distance Quarterback
Browns6
Cardinals2
Eagles2
Redskins1
Steelers1
Road4
Home2
Sunday5
Saturday1
1st1
2nd1
4th4
10-19 yards2
20-29 yards2
30 or more yards2
Otto Graham5
George Ratterman1

Regular Season

Rk G# Date Tm Opp Result Quarter Type Dist Quarterback Score Before Score After
1 2 1953-10-04 CLE @ CRD W 27-7 1 Receiving 55 Otto Graham* Tied 0-0 Lead 7-0*
2 2 1953-10-04 CLE @ CRD W 27-7 4 Receiving 34 Otto Graham* Lead 20-7 Lead 27-7
3 3 1953-10-10 CLE PHI W 37-13 2 Receiving 25 Otto Graham* Lead 13-6 Lead 20-6
4 4 1953-10-18 CLE @ WAS W 30-14 4 Receiving 25 Otto Graham* Trail 13-14 Lead 20-14*
5 7 1953-11-08 CLE PIT W 34-16 4 Receiving 17 Otto Graham* Lead 24-16 Lead 31-16
6 12 1953-12-13 CLE @ PHI L 27-42 4 Receiving 17 George Ratterman Trail 20-42 Trail 27-42