The Anthony C. Nardo Memorial Trophy was an individual honor awarded by the University of Maryland football team to its most outstanding lineman of the past season.[1] The trophy was awarded from 1947 to 1969. From 1970 to 1995, it was replaced by the Bob Beall Trophy and Tommy Marcos Trophy.[2]

The award was named in honor of 2LT Anthony C. Nardo, a United States Army officer killed in action in Belgium during the Second World War. Nardo was born in Baltimore, Maryland and attended the University of Maryland where he played football in 1942, before being commissioned into the Army. Nardo was serving in H Company, 502nd Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division when he was killed on January 4, 1945. He was awarded the Purple Heart. His remains are interred at the Luxembourg American Cemetery and Memorial in Luxembourg.[3][4]


Year Player Position
1947 Pat McCarty G
1948 Gene Kinney T
1949 Award not bestowed
1950 Bob Ward G
1951 Bob Ward G
1952 William Maletzky G
1953 Stan Jones T
1954 Bob Pellegrini G
1955 Mike Sandusky T
1956 Al Wharton T
1957 Don Healy T
1958 Fred Cole T
1959 Tom Gunderman G
1960 Gary Collins E
1961 Bill Kirchiro T
1962 Dave Crossan T
1963 Olaf Drozdov T
1964 Dick Absher E
1965 Dick Absher E
1966 Jam Lavrusky LB
1968 Ron Pearson E
1969 Peter Mattia DT


  1. Stan Jones To Be Enshrined in College Football Hall of Fame Tonight, Atlantic Coast Conference, December 12, 2000, retrieved January 26, 2009.
  2. All-Time Honors (PDF), 2007 Maryland Terrapins Football Media Guide, University of Maryland, 2007, p. 166, retrieved January 26, 2009.
  3. Anthony C. Nardo, Special Forces Roll of Honour, retrieved January 26, 2009.
  4. Overseas American Cemeteries, National WWII Memorial, retrieved January 26, 2009.
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