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Al Bansavage
No. 53     
Personal information
Date of birth: (1938-01-09) January 9, 1938 (age 83)
Place of birth: Jersey City, New Jersey
Career information
College: The Citadel/USC
NFL Draft: 1960 / Round: 6 / Pick: 71
(By the Baltimore Colts)
Debuted in 1960 for the [[{{{debutteam}}}]]
Last played in 1961 for the [[{{{finalteam}}}]]
Career history
* Los Angeles Chargers (1960)
Career highlights and awards
Games played     17
Stats at

Albert Anthony Bansavage (born January 9, 1938 in Jersey City, New Jersey) is a former American football linebacker who played in the American Football League.

High school career

Bansavage prepped at Union City High School in Union City, New Jersey.

College career

Bansavage played college football at The Citadel and at Southern California. He waived his final year of eligibility to sign with the Baltimore Colts after being selected in the 1960 AFL draft.[1][2]

Professional career

Bansavage played professionally in the American Football League for the Los Angeles Chargers in 1960 and the AFL's Oakland Raiders in 1961. He was at the center of a controversy in the 1960 season when the Raiders asked to have a game they lost to the Chargers forfeited due to Bansavage being an ineligible player.[3]

See also


  1. "Colts Sign U.S.C. Guard". The New York Times: p. 38. May 13, 1960.
  2. "Bansavage Signs With Baltimore". Los Angeles Times: p. C6. May 13, 1960.
  3. "Raiders' Bid For Fofeit Win Denied". The Milwaukee Sentinel: p. 4-4. December 8, 1960. Retrieved January 30, 2010.