Mike Ciccolella
No. 58[1]     
Personal information
Date of birth: (1943-10-19) October 19, 1943 (age 76)
Place of birth: Follansbee, West Virginia
Career information
College: Dayton
NFL Draft: 1965 / Round: 18 / Pick: 239
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
* New York Giants (19661968)
Career highlights and awards
Interceptions     1
INT yards     7
Fumble recoveries     0
Stats at

Michael Eugene Ciccolella (born October 19, 1943) is a former American football linebacker who played with the National Football League's (NFL) New York Giants from 1966 to 1968.[1]

Born in Follansbee, West Virginia,[1] Ciccolella attended St. Anthony's High School before being recruited to the University of Dayton in 1960.[2] He played for the school's football team from 1962 to 1964, serving as a captain in his final season.[3] In the 1965 NFL Draft, the Giants selected Ciccolella in the 18th round with the 239th overall pick.[4] During the 1966 season, Ciccolella's first year with the Giants, they made him their starting middle linebacker.[5] After playing in all 14 games that year, Ciccolella participated in only 7 the following season,[1] having suffered an ankle injury in a preseason game.[6] He lost his role as a starter because of the injury; for 1968, he was behind Henry Davis on the Giants' depth chart.[7] In 14 games in 1968, Ciccolella had one interception in a game against the New Orleans Saints, which he returned for seven yards.[1][8] The Giants waived Ciccolella before the 1969 season;[7] in his three-year career he played in 35 games.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 "Mike Ciccolella". Pro Football Reference. Retrieved November 21, 2017.
  2. Albers, Bucky (September 25, 2003). "Dayton Football; Sachini Maintains Follansbee Tradition". Dayton Daily News: p. C8.
  3. History. University of Dayton. 2007. Retrieved November 21, 2017.
  4. "1965 NFL Draft". Pro Football Reference. Retrieved November 21, 2017.
  5. Wallace, William N. (September 30, 1966). "Giants to Start Ciccolella on Defense". The New York Times: p. 84.
  6. Wallace, William N. (September 11, 1967). "Giants Get More Bad Breaks: Ciccolella and Kennedy Injured". The New York Times: p. 85.
  7. 7.0 7.1 "Giants Drop Avery, Ciccolella, Rookie". The New York Times: p. 55. September 2, 1969.
  8. "Mike Ciccolella: Gamelogs". Pro Football Reference. Retrieved November 21, 2017.

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