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American Football Database
Date of birth: (1932-04-08)April 8, 1932
Place of birth: Dellroy, Ohio
Date of death: June 22, 2019(2019-06-22) (aged 87)
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Position(s): Linebacker
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Vincent Costello (April 8, 1932 – June 22, 2019) was an American football linebacker who played twelve seasons in the National Football League for the Cleveland Browns (1956–66) and New York Giants (1967–68). He later coached with Paul Brown as linebackers coach for the Cincinnati Bengals (1969–1973); Miami Dolphins (1974) and the Kansas City Chiefs (until his retirement).


Costello graduated from Magnolia High School in 1949.[1]

Costello lived in Kansas City, Missouri, where he owned a company that makes and designs various sports collectibles, including a line exclusively designed for the Pro Football Hall of Fame. His store was called Vince Costello's Collectibles.

In 2012, the Plain Dealer named Costello the 56th best player in Browns history.[2]


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