Lou Cordileone
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Personal information
Born: (1937-08-04) August 4, 1937 (age 82)
Jersey City, New Jersey
Height:6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight:250 lb (113 kg)
Career information
High school:Union City (NJ) St. Michael's
NFL Draft:1960 / Round: 1 / Pick: 12
AFL draft:1960 / Round: 1 / Pick: First Selections
Career history
* New York Giants (1960)
Career NFL statistics
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Louis Anthony Cordileone (born August 4, 1937) is a former American football offensive lineman, primarily guard, who in nine years played six seasons[1] in the National Football League, for five different teams. He played college football at Clemson and was drafted in the first round (twelfth overall) of the 1960 NFL Draft.[citation needed].

Cordileone is best-known for being traded in 1961 from the New York Giants to the San Francisco 49ers for quarterback Y. A. Tittle.[2][3] At the time, Tittle was 34 years old and a 4-time Pro Bowler. Cordileone was quoted as reacting "Me, even up for Y. A. Tittle? You're kidding"[4], and later remarked that the Giants traded him for "a 42-year-old quarterback"[5].

His stay in San Francisco was short lived, as he went to the Rams in 1962, where he played only 2 games, before moving to Pittsburgh, playing 26 games until the end of the 1963 season. After a 3 year hiatus, he joined the expansion team New Orleans Saints for their first two seasons, 1967 and 1968, as offensive guard and defensive tackle. In his last season, he fumbled once, and returned an interception for 7 yards, after having recovered three fumbles in his first two pro seasons.

In 2013 Cordileone starred in the TV Land reality show Forever Young.[6]


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