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Tony Arena
Center, linebacker
Personal information
Date of birth: July 2, 1918
Place of birth: Detroit, Michigan
Date of death: March 12, 2005 (age 86)
Career information
College: Michigan State University
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
Detroit Lions (1942)
Career highlights and awards
  • N/A
Stats at

Anthony Gerald Arena (July 2, 1918 – March 12, 2005) was an American football player. He played college football for Michigan State College (later known as Michigan State University). He won the Governor of Michigan award as the most valuable player on the 1941 Michigan State Spartans football team. He also played professional football in the National Football League for the Detroit Lions in 1942.[1][2]


  1. "Tony Arena". Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved November 2, 2015.
  2. "Tony Arena Signed By Detroit Lions". The News-Palladium: p. 9. July 6, 1942.
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