Leo Nomellini - age: 76

Leo Nomellini

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ABOUT

Hall of Fame defensive tackle who became the first-ever draft pick of the San Francisco 49ers in 1950. He played in every 49ers game for 14 years and was eventually selected to the NFL's 50th Anniversary All-Time TeamIn the offseason, he wrestled professionally under the ring name Leo "The Lion" Nomellini.He and Leon Hart were both selected in the first round of the 1950 NFL Draft.

BEFORE FAME

He served in the United States Marine Corps during World War II. He later attended the University of Minnesota on a football scholarship and became a two-time All-American.

PERSONAL LIFE

He is survived by his daughter Lane and his son Drew.

FUN FACTS

Football player Leo Nomellini were born on Thursday, in a leap year, birthstone is Pearl, the seaon was Spring in the Chinese year of Rat, it is 158 days until Leo Nomellini next birthday.

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