Tony Canadeo

Tony Canadeo

About Tony Canadeo

Anthony Robert 'Tony' Canadeo (May 5, 1919 November 29, 2003) was a professional football player, a halfback and quarterback for the NFL's Green Bay Packers from 1941 to 1944 and 1946 to 1952, having missed the 1945 season while serving in the United States Army during World War II. Born and raised in Chicago, Tony Canadeo attended Charles P. Steinmetz Academic Centre, formerly known as Steinmetz High School, a public four-year high school located in the Belmont Cragin neighborhood of Chicago, Illinois. It is a part of the Chicago Public Schools District 299. It is named for the handicapped German-American mathematician and electrical engineer Charles Proteus Steinmetz (-). Canadeo played college football at Gonzaga University in Spokane, where he was first known as the 'Gray Ghost of Gonzaga ,' due to his prematurely graying hair. He was selected by the Packers in the ninth round (77th overall) of the 1941 NFL Draft.

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