American Football Database
American Football Database
Nello Falaschi
Personal information
Date of birth: (1913-03-19)March 19, 1913
Place of birth: Dos Palos, California, U.S.
Date of death: July 29, 1986(1986-07-29) (aged 73)
Place of death: Oakland, California, U.S.
Career information
College: Santa Clara
NFL Draft: 1937 / Round: 2 / Pick: 16
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
* New York Giants ( 1938 1941)
Career highlights and awards
* 3× Pro Bowl selection (1938, 39, 41)
Games played     42
Games started     33
Offensive yards     49
College Football Hall of Fame

Nello Donald Falaschi (March 19, 1913 – July 29, 1986) was an American football player in the National Football League for the New York Giants. He was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1971.

Early life

Falaschi was born in Dos Palos, California and played high school football at Bellarmine College Preparatory in San Jose, California.[1]

College career

After high school, Falaschi attended and played college football at Santa Clara University, where he played quarterback. While there, he led them to a victory in the 1937 Sugar Bowl and was named an All-American.[1]

Professional career

Falaschi was drafted in the second round of the 1937 NFL Draft by the Washington Redskins, but played his entire professional career with the New York Giants, where he was named to three Pro Bowls.

After football

After retiring, Falaschi established a construction company in Oakland, California.[1]


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