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Hall of Famer Gino Marchetti dies

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

Pro Football Hall of Famer Gino Marchetti has died. He was 93-years-old.

According to the Baltimore Sun, Marchetti died on Monday from pneumonia. He died at Paoli Hospital in Paoli, Pennsylvania.

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In his football career, he played for the Dallas Texans and the Baltimore Colts. He played for the Texans in 1952, before playing for the Colts from 1953-1964, 1966.

The Texans relocated to Baltimore, Maryland to become the Baltimore Colts. The Baltimore Colts left in the middle of the night in 1984 to become the Indianapolis Colts. Baltimore received their own team again in 1996 following the Cleveland Browns relocation controversy. 

Marchetti was a two-time NFL Champion in 1958 and 1959. He also was an 11-time Pro Bowler and a nine-time first-team All-Pro.

He also was part of the NFL 75th anniversary all-time team. He was part of the NFL 1950s All-Decade team.

In addition, he was inducted into the Baltimore Ravens Ring of Honor. His No. 89 jersey is retired by the Indianapolis Colts. 

Marchetti was inducted to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1972. 

“A giant of a man with a great heart, who helped many in need, Gino Marchetti is at or near the top of the greats in Baltimore athletic and football history,” the Baltimore Ravens said in a statement. “Beloved in Baltimore, this Pro Football Hall of Famer loved our community and the fans, who were so special to him. Our thoughts and prayers are with his wife, Joan, and the Marchetti family. We appreciate the kindness and respect Gino showed the Ravens over the last 23-years.”

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