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Mike Ciccolella
No. 58[1]     
Linebacker
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 NFL.com

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]

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 "Mike Ciccolella". Pro Football Reference. https://www.pro-football-reference.com/players/C/CiccMi20.htm. 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. http://grfx.cstv.com/photos/schools/dayt/sports/m-footbl/auto_pdf/2007FBMGpages5782.pdf. Retrieved November 21, 2017.
  4. "1965 NFL Draft". Pro Football Reference. https://www.pro-football-reference.com/years/1965/draft.htm. 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. https://www.pro-football-reference.com/players/C/CiccMi20/gamelog/. Retrieved November 21, 2017.

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