|Date of birth:||August 21, 1917|
|Place of birth:||Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania|
|Date of death:||October 15, 1973(aged 56)|
|College:||Saint Francis University|
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Anthony J. Bova (August 21, 1917 – October 15, 1973) was a professional football player for the Pittsburgh Steelers during the 1940s. He graduated from Saint Francis University, located in Loretto, Pennsylvania in 1943.  He played with Steelers during World War II, when they temporarily mereged with the Philadelphia Eagles (in 1943) and Chicago Cardinals (in 1944) to form the "Steagles" and "Card-Pitt". In 1943 Bova led the NFL in average gain per completed pass in 1943, netting 419 yards in 19 completed aerials. He was also blind in one eye and partially blind in the other.
- ↑ Anthony J. Bova's obituary
- ↑ 2005 Saint Francis University Alumni Directory page 307.
- ↑ http://www.steelersuk.com/steelers/forties/47%20c%20v%20rams.htm 1947 Pittsburgh Steelers
- ↑ http://www.behindthesteelcurtain.com/2008/9/17/616457/steagles-when-the-steelers Steagles: When the Steelers and Eagles were One in the Same
- ↑ http://www.profootballhof.com/history/general/war/worldwar2/honor_roll.aspx Football and America: WW II Honor Roll
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